Tuesday, January 15, 2008

George Bridgetower's Impact On Other Musicians Is Research Topic

[Copyright: The British Museum]

Peter Sheppard Skærved is a Museum Research Fellow at Britain's Royal Academy of Music. One of his research areas is violin repertoire of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Peter was copied on a recent E-mail exchange related to educational resources on Beethoven's Black violinist, George Bridgetower, who is profiled at AfriClassical.com He has made this comment:

Dear All

Thank you for copying me in on this. My interest in Bridgetower lies in his impact on other musicians. I have done a lot of work, and performances, looking at his meetings with Wesley, Franz Clement, Beethoven, Haydn, Paganini, Viotti-and of course, how he was able to parley his Esterhazy connections into the Viennese musical circles.

My interest in this is as a performer-researcher-much of this only makes sense to me, when you do it-such as the Beethoven Op 47 with Bridgetower's agressive cadenza put back etc.

I am very pleased to talk...

All best

Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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