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Formidable Hurdles

Music by
George Rochberg -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... an eloquent performance, effectively recorded.'

George Rochberg: Caprice Variations. Peter Sheppard Skærved, violin. © 2011 Divine Art Limited

George Rochberg (1918-2005) was an American composer of contemporary classical music. And like several prominent musicians of his generation he eventually veered away from the strictures / straightjacket of atonality. Most of his works are held in the archive of Paul Sacher's Foundation in Basel, Switzerland.

Métier's choice of artist is English violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved, a dedicatee of well over two hundred solo works, including Michael Finnissy, Paul Ruders and Hans Werner Henze. He regularly appears as soloist in over thirty countries...

Copyright © 7 July 2011 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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CD INFORMATION: GEORGE ROCHBERG - CAPRICE VARIATIONS

GEORGE ROCHBERG

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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