A celebration of composer-performer collaboration
Peter brings recent works by a fascinating selection of the extraordinary range of composers with whom he has worked.
Gloria Coates - 2nd Solo Sonata (2020) UK Premiere
Edward Cowie – ‘Menurida Variations’ (2020) London Premiere
Roger Redgate - Caprices
Marc Yeats – ‘searching always for home’ (2020) World Premiere
Michael Alec Rose – ‘Rode Trip’ & ‘Philia’ (Knowledge Exchange Violin (2022)
Johann Friedrich Reichardt - C minor Solo Sonata (1778) UK Premiere
Peter met the Munich-based American composer Gloria Coates in his twenties. Since then he has premiered many of her works and released recordings of all of her string chamber music, works for violin and concerto, on Naxos and Tadzik. His decade-long collaboration with Edward Cowie has resulted in new works for string quartet, quintets, a violin concerto, and a works for violin, including tonight’s piece, based on the Australian Lyrebird. He has made, four discs of Cowie’s work, on NMC and Metier, with another in production. Over the past seven years, Roger Redgate has been writing Peter an ever-growing set of caprices, which push the violin and the violinist to the limit. Peter and Roger have collaborated extensively in the last 15 years, resulting in new works for string quartet, and an oboe quintet. ‘Searching always for home’ marks the exciting beginning of Peter’s collaboration with Marc Yeats: this dramatic work exists in three versions: solo violin, solo piano, and violin and piano. Peter has worked with Nashville-based Michael Alec Rose since 2004. These solo pieces are part of a large cycle of works that Rose is writing in collaboration with Peter’s ‘Knowledge Exchange Violin’ project, and add to extensively body of work together, which has resulted in two CDs, and most recently films at the Metropolitan Museum, New York City, and the Ashmolean Museum.
Johann Friedrich Reichardt wrote two extraordinary sonatas for solo violin, both published in 1778. These show a continuity from the solo works of Bach, Telemann and his father-in-law, Johann Georg Pisendel (1688 -1755), and form a ‘missing link’ between the solo works of the late baroque and the virtuoso age of Kreutzer and Paganini. They have not been played in the UK, as far as anyone is aware, so this will be a UK first.
This event is free and open to all
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|2 Mar 2023
|6:00pm - 7:30pm
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