Richard Silvers, DMA student in Violin
In the final recital of his DMA candidacy in violin performance, Mr. Silvers will present his research involving Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor as a function of his DMA Research Project. The primary focus of this research is tracking performance practice of a work relative to the collaborative circumstances surrounding its birth. This lecture recital will present findings surrounding the relationships between Elgar and his collaborators, W.H. Reed, Alice Stuart-Wortley, and Fritz Kreisler, and how these initial collaborations then affected the performance practice choices presented on three recordings, all involving Yehudi Menuhin as either soloist or conductor, who worked directly with the composer at the end of his life.