Peter Sheppard Skærved - Violins
Following the success of last year’s first ‘Voice of the
Violin’, Grammy-nominated soloist Peter Sheppard Skærved explores the violin in the 18th and 19th
Centuries. The virtuosi and their music
reflected the turmoil of the Romantic age. Viotti played for Marie Antoinette,
Paganini sent audiences wild on his first visit to London, Ole Bull narrowly
escaped a steamship wreck, saving just his violins.
Ben Hebbert, acclaimed for his insights into the great
violins, introduces instruments from the period.
Virtuoso works by Giovanni Battista Viotti, Niccolo
Paganini, Ole Bull, Charles de Beriot, and more.
Plus: Roger Redgate - Caprices (World Premiere)
Evis Sammoutis-Nicosia Caprices World Premiere