David Matthews: Music For Solo Violin, Volume Two

David Matthews and Peter Sheppard Skærved have been collaborating on a series of works for violin for many years now, with Matthews setting Sheppard Skærved formidable technical challenges, and Sheppard Skærved surprising Matthews by finding a way to overcome the difficulties in his path. And behind all the pyrotechnics, this collaboration is generating one of the largest, and most musically rewarding, body of compositions for solo violin by any living composer.

Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin

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Catalogue No: TOCC0309
EAN/UPC: 5060113443090
Release Date: 01.05.2017
Composer: David Matthews
Artists: Peter Sheppard Skærved

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Fantasia on Paganini’s Second Violin Concerto, Op. 147, No. 1 (2007)
  2. Three Chants, Op. 138 (1997/2009):

  3. I. Lento
  4. II. Poco con moto
  5. III. Poco andante
  6. Four Australian Birds, Op. 84a (2000-4)

  7. No. 1, Munro’s Song
  8. No. 2, The Two Cuckoos
  9. No. 3, Whipbird in the Rainforest
  10. No. 4, The Butcher Bird

  11. Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 8 (1974–75)

  12. I. Quasi Cadenza
  13. II. Prestissimo
  14. III. Lento flessibile
  15. IV. Allegro non troppo
  16. The National Anthem (2007)
  17. Song Thrush Fragment (2004)
  18. Birthday Piece for Richard (2012)
  19. An Album Leaf for Sally (2009)
  20. Not Farewell (2003)
  21. Fifteen Preludes for solo violin, Op. 132 (2007-14)

  22. No. 1, C major, Lento
  23. No. 2, C minor, Molto animato
  24. No. 3, G major, Con moto
  25. No. 4, G minor, Allegro
  26. No. 5, D major, Andante
  27. No. 6, D minor, Andante
  28. No. 7, A major, Andante festive
  29. No. 8, A minor, Andante
  30. No. 9, E major, Poco con moto
  31. No. 10, E minor, Maestoso
  32. No. 11, E flat major, Andante grazioso
  33. No. 12, F sharp minor, Luminoso
  34. No. 13, F major, Leggiero e cantando
  35. No. 14, B minor, Gently flowing
  36. No. 15, B flat major, Allegro moderato