New article on John Rastell for the Catholic Herald

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Matthew Schellhorn's latest contribution to the Catholic Herald has been published today.

He explores St Thomas More's brother-in-law and his remarkable contribution to the history of Sacred Music.

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Glowing review for Wigmore recital

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Festive Sparkle
A concert to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of composer Joseph Horovitz, reviewed by MALCOLM MILLER
There was festive sparkle in the air at the climax of the Park Lane Group's Wigmore Hall concert on 13 June 2016 to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of composer Joseph Horovitz, with the resonant glow of soprano Susanna Fairbairn's resilient lyricism soaring above a rousing audience rendition of 'Happy Birthday' with the composer on the concert platform. The celebratory mood was apt following a superb recital as part of the PLG's own sixtieth anniversary in which Susanna Fairbairn, expertly partnered by Matthew Schellhorn, offered a welcome chance to appreciate a selection of Horovitz's music for solo voice in context; the quality of their performances augurs well for a recording by the artists, which one hopes may follow in the near future.

Forthcoming Wigmore Hall recital

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Matthew Schellhorn returns to the Wigmore Hall this month partnering award-winning soprano Susanna Fairbairn.


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The recital, part of the Park Lane Group 2015/16 series, will include works by Debussy and Fauré and will also celebrate the 90th birthday of Joseph Horovitz who will be present.

Tickets are available from Wigmore Hall at https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/the-monday-platform-201606131930

Full programme details:

Claude Debussy (1862–1918) †
Ariettes oubliées

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924) †
3 Mélodies Op. 7
No. 1 Après un rêve

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) *
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major Op. 2 No. 3

Robert Schumann (1810–1856) *
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor Op. 22

Joseph Horovitz (b.1926) †
Lady Macbeth - a Scena
Zum 11. März (For 11th March)
The Garden of Love
Foie-gras

Performers:
Susanna Fairbairn (soprano) †
Matthew Schellhorn (piano) †
Dominic Degavino (piano) *

New article on John Cage for The Catholic Herald

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Matthew Schellhorn's latest piece for The Catholic Herald explores silence, the Mass and John Cage.

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In the article, he explores the notion that 'music is the silence between the notes'.

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New CD of works by Patrick Nunn

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Matthew Schellhorn features on a new CD of works by award-winning composer Patrick Nunn.

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Partnering Sarah Mason (percussion), Maria Oldak (violin) and the composer himself (electronics), Matthew Schellhorn performs Transilent Fragments and Isochronos, of which he gave the World Premiere in 2010.

Composer Patrick Nunn writes: "This CD showcases a selection of solo and duo works written between 1998 and 2015. Spanning seventeen years of creative development, the works represent a clear distillation of musical thought that aims to express musical ideas as evolutionary objects along a temporal trajectory."

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