Various: Florish in the Key - The Solo Violin in London 1650-1700 / Skærved

Release Date: 9/10/2021
Label: Athene
Catalog Number: 23211
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli, Giuseppe Torelli, Nicola Cosimi...
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 72 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
As well as being internationally recognized as a leading interpreter of music new and old, Peter Sheppard Skærved is the only violinist to have performed on the personal violins of Viotti, Paganini, Joachim, Kreisler and Ole Bull. Here he presents the works from ‘Preludes or Voluntarys’ (2nd edition, published by John Walsh in 1705. The edition includes petite gems from the leading lights of the age such as Purcell, Biber, Pepusch, Correlli and Torrelli, and some whose names are somewhat forgotten: Matteis, Bassani and Vitali – and more who are only known by their surname, probably musicians of the royal court who had presented a work to Walsh for publication. It’s also true that Walsh included several extracts from sonatas, suites and other chamber works, not always correctly attributed. These fascinating pieces are played on a 1664 violin of unknown make which was a instrument of King Charles II’s court orchestra. The album also contains several works by the (at the time) highly regarded Thomas Baltzar, played on the superb 1629 Girolamo Amati violin also used for Sheppard Skærved’s most recent ‘Great Violins’ recording. Altogether a wonderful album, both musically and historically.
Works on This Recording
1. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
2. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in E Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Giuseppe Torelli
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
3. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Nicola Cosimi
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
4. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
5. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Antonio Maria Bononcini
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
Written: 1705 ;
6. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Nicola Matteis
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
Written: 1705 ;
7. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Francesco Gasparini
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
Written: 1705 ;
8. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in F Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Nicola Haym
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
9. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Gottfried Keller
10. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Thomas Dean
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
11. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
12. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by William Corbett
Written: 1705 ;
13. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Henry Eccles
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
14. Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 5, No. 6: III. Allegro (ed. J. Walsh as Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major) by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
15. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Nicola Cosimi
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
16. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Tommaso Antonio Vitali
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
17. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in B-Flat Major (ed. J. Walsh) by John Banister
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
18. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Johann Christoph Pepusch
19. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Carlo Ambrogio Lonati
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
20. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Johann Christoph Pepusch
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
21. Prelude in G Minor, Z. n773 by Henry Purcell
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
22. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Robert [baroque] King
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
23. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in F Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Simons
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
24. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in E-Flat Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Giovanni Battista Bassani
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
25. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in E Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Smith
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
26. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by William Gorton
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
27. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in F Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Marc' Antonio Ziani
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
28. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in E Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Gottfried Finger
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
29. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in A Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Hills
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
30. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in B-Flat Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Johann Christoph Pepusch
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
31. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in C Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Giuseppe Torelli
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
32. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in D Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Nicola Haym
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
33. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in C Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
34. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in C Major (ed. J. Walsh) by Francesco Gasparini
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
35. Select Preludes or Volentarys for the Violin: Prelude in C Minor (ed. J. Walsh) by Nicola Matteis
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
36. Allemande I in A Major by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
37. Allemande II in A Major by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
38. Courante in A Major by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
39. Sarabande in A Major by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
40. Praeludium in C Minor by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
41. Courante in C Minor by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
42. Courante in G Minor by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
43. Sarabande in G Minor by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
44. Sarabande in B-Flat Major by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
45. Allemande and Variation in G Minor by Thomas Baltzar
Performer: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Violin)
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