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The Great Violins, Vol. 2: Niccolo Amati, 1647 / Skaerved, Chadwick


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 23205   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ole Borneman BullWolfgang Amadeus MozartMyllargutenCharles Gounod,   ... 
Performer:  Peter Sheppard SkaervedRoderick Chadwick
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album is part of a unique series in that it doesn’t so much focus on the pieces performed, rather, the instruments the works are performed on. The second installment in The Great Violins series, features Peter Sheppard Skaerved performing on the 1647 Amati which was crafted while Stradivarius was a student of Amati. The instrument was taken out of public view for over a century, and was only recently brought back into service. At least ten volumes are planned in this open-ended series. Peter Sheppard Skaerved is the only violinist that has performed on the personal isntruments of Paganini, Joachim, Ole Bull, Kreisler, and Viotti. The next release will feature the complete sonatas and partitas of Bach, performed on the “Joachim” Read more Stradivari of 1698. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Siciliana by Ole Borneman Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K 301 (293a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin), Roderick Chadwick (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
3.
Myllargutens bruremarsj by Myllarguten
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
4.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin), Roderick Chadwick (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
5.
Quartet for Solo Violin by Ole Borneman Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
6.
Guitar-Serenade by Ole Borneman Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
7.
Aurora by Ole Borneman Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin), Roderick Chadwick (Piano)
8.
2 Springdandser by Ole Borneman Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
9.
Hallinger No. 2 by Ole Borneman Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
10.
Fanitullen by Ole Borneman Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
11.
Heart's melodies, Op. 5: no 2, You grasp not the waves by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin), Roderick Chadwick (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
12.
An American Fantasy by Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
13.
La serenata by Gaetano Braga
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin), Roderick Chadwick (Piano)
14.
Nissespel, Op. 11 by Anders Heyerdahl
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
15.
A Visit to the Mountain Pasture by Ole Bornemann Bull
Performer:  Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin), Roderick Chadwick (Piano)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great instrument; great music making July 9, 2016 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "Peter Sheppard Skaerved's series The Great Violins on Athene began with the May 2016 release of a well-received double-CD Telemann disc, played on a beautiful 1570 Andrea Amati violin. According to the marketing material at the time, the series is projected to have at least 10 releases, which is great news for lovers of the violin. Back then the second volume was set to be another two-disc set, of the Bach music for solo violin, but I guess the opportunity to play a beloved instrument of his compatriot Ole Bull pushed that back to v3. The violin in this case was made by Niccolò Amati (Andrea's grandson) in 1647. It was once owned by Ole Bull, who loved it so much he named it 'my Pearl'. All the pieces included in this CD, subtitled "an Ole Bull salon concert" are works Bull regularly included in his recitals to show off his Pearl and his own considerable talent. Here we have an opportunity in the 21st century to re-live those days (it's called a 'replica' concert in the liner notes), while experiencing Skaerved's own considerable musicianship and virtuosity. This is a more varied programme than the Telemann discs, and this is one of the things I like the best about it. Though not the kind of music I often listen to, there's so much simple, heartfelt melody here. Accompanying Skaerved here is pianist Roderick Chadwick, who provides strong support in the Mozart and a handful of other pieces (on an unfortunately anonymous piano - I couldn't find any information about it). I'm really pleased that we're getting these innovative CD programmes from top artists lately. Projects such as this one and ReSound Beethoven give an additional layer of historical interest to the music, and when the music-making is as fine as this, that's a big bonus. Now on to Bach!" Report Abuse
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