V I D E O G A L L E R Y & S O U N D C L I P S
Robin Aitchison and Stephen Orton, principal cellist of the Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields and cellist of the Chilingirian Quartet discuss Stephen’s Montagnana model cello:
In February 2015, the Chilingirian Quartet recorded 10 Armenian songs notated for posterity by Komitas before 1915 and arranged for string quartet by Sarkis Aslamazian. Poignant and lyrical, the songs are around 3 minutes in length. Each video performance has rare archive family photos together with historic images.
Here are three of the ten videos made by Kevin Laitak where Stephen can be seen playing his Montagnana copy. This project was created to mark the official commemoration of the Armenian Genocide on 24 April 2015.The entire multimedia project can be viewed here.
Matthew Sharp is interviewed and filmed playing Errollyn Wallen’s Cello Concerto on a copy of the ex-Pergamenschikow Montagnana cello by Robin Aitchison. For the section on Matthew and the Cello Concerto, see from 1:40 to 4:40 of this six minute video.
Mischa Nemtsov plays the Sarabande from the Bach G major cello solo suite on his maple-backed copy of the Marquis de Corberon Stradivari made by Robin in 2016:
S O U N D C L I P S
Here are some audio clips kindly provided by NMC Recordings of Matthew Sharp playing the Errollyn Wallen Cello Concerto on a 2013 copy of the ex-Pergamenschikow cello by Robin Aitchison.
Errollyn Wallen Cello Concerto performed by Matthew Sharp; excerpt from the opening cadenza:
Errollyn Wallen Cello Concerto performed by Matthew Sharp; second excerpt:
The Wallen Cello Concerto is available on PHOTOGRAPHY, Errollyn Wallen’s new album released on NMC (D221). http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/recording/photography For interviews with Matthew Sharp and Errollyn Wallen, see our article Errollyn Wallen Cello Concerto
Matthew Sharp plays in Hora Din Budesti from ZRI’s latest album – Schubert’s C Major Quintet – reimagined to sound as radical as when it was first written. Bursting with gypsy and Hungarian themes, it is here rescored to include clarinet, santouri (cimbalom) and accordion and interleaved with traditional tunes. https://soundcloud.com/mattdjsharp/hora-din-budesti
Here is 60 second clip of Chris Slatter playing a 2016 copy of the ex-Pergamenschikow cello by Robin Aitchison:
Matthew Sharp plays his Aitchison Montagnana copy in Hora Din Budesti from ZRI’s latest album – Schubert’s C Major Quintet – reimagined to sound as radical as when it was first written. Bursting with gypsy and Hungarian themes, it is here rescored to include clarinet, santouri (cymbalom) and accordion and interleaved with traditional tunes. https://soundcloud.com/mattdjsharp/hora-din-budesti
Recordings of Joe Davies playing his Guadagnini copy can be accessed at https://soundcloud.com/joseph-davies-15 The pieces recorded here are: J S Bach: Andante, from Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord and Britten: Fuga, from Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72.
You can also watch a YouTube video of Joe Davies and Fiona Robertson playing the first movement of the Kodaly duo for violin and cello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Fg79QRwh4