In 2017 violinist Philippe Graffin discovered a previously unknown three-movement work by Eugène Ysaÿe: his original Sixth Solo Violin Sonata. As his recording of the piece is released, he speaks to Chloe Cutts about completing the composition. In May 2018 The Strad’s website published breaking news about a rare and exciting find at the Brussels […]
Reclaiming a genius: chamber orchestra London Mozart Players and pianist Howard Shelley put the spotlight on Hummel in a concert of Classical masterpieces. Mozart has been called the greatest of composers, with Beethoven seen as his musical and spiritual successor. During his lifetime, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, a contemporary of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, also garnered […]
In its 70th year, the UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra, London Mozart Players, delights with the music of Classical pioneers Haydn and Mozart. Directing from the piano as his 18th century counterparts would have, Conductor Laureate Howard Shelley leads the London Mozart Players in a programme highlighting the genius of these two composers. A generation apart, […]
GRAFFIN DISCOVERS LOST WORK BY YSAYE A previously undiscovered Sonata for solo violin by Eugène Ysaÿe has been discovered by Philippe Graffin. Written some time between the composer’s fifth and sixth published sonatas, the work was discovered by Graffin in the library of the Brussels Conservatoire.
‘I cannot think of another musician who is Shelley’s equal in this dual role’ Gramophone ‘How he manages to play with such conviction and apparent ease while conducting from the keyboard with such precision and sensitivity is one of the musical marvels of the age’ Gramophone CIPRIANI POTTER CD WINS OPUS KLASSIK AWARD Shelley’s recording with […]