The Strad Issue: May 2018 Description: Thoughtful travels through the music of Mozart and friends Musicians: Daniel Hope (violin), Zurich Chamber Orchestra Works: GLUCK Dance of the Furies; Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice), HAYDN Violin Concerto no.4 in G major, SALOMON ...
Double bassist Alexander Verster performs the ‘Sonnet Mélancolique’ from Alexis de Castillon’s song cycle Six poèsies d’Armand Silvestre, op.8.
Verster’s transcription for double bass in standard orchestral tuning is available to download here and the piano score (public domain)
The violinist recorded her first disc of Bach when she was a teenager. Now, two decades on, she returns to complete the set. Pauline Harding talks to her about constancy and change, and new meanings given to music through experience and memory