Tristia / Croquis Recording

Tristia: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin), Aaron Shorr (piano). Croquis: Kreutzer Quartet: Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin) Morgan Goff (viola) Neil Heyde (cello)

Croquis, a fascinating sequence of miniatures for string trio, is coupled with Tristia, a powerful work for violin and piano performed by Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Shorr.

The recent Tristia for violin and piano [is] the most nakedly lyrical work in Roberts' short work-list. Inspired by Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, it has the quality of a series of sepia photographs animated for a tantalisingly brief moment before the final silence.

The Wire

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