Live Music The Great War in Portraits: Peter Sheppard Skærved & Roderick Chadwick

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2 May 2014, 18:30

Room 20


  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift
Queen Mary I by Master John © National Portrait Gallery

Paul McCartney (‘Mike’s Brother’) by Sam Walsh, 1964
© estate of Sam Walsh

The year 1914 inspired lyricism from some composers, mock-heroic posturing and irony from others. In three years, Lilli Boulanger would be dead, and America drawn into the War.


Leoš Janáček-Sonata (1914)
Lilli Boulanger-Cortège (1914)
Erik Satie-Choses Choses vues à droite et à gauche sans lunettes (1914)
Charles Ives-2nd Sonata (1912-1914)

For more information on Peter Sheppard Skærved's series of concerts responding to the complex narrative of 1914-1918 please see his website here

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