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As a harpsichordist and organist Peter has performed with, among others, The London Handel Orchestra, the Tilford Bach Orchestra, the Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, and The Hanover Band. In 1985 he became Musical Director of the newly-formed Opera Restor'd which specialises in authentic productions of eighteenth-century English operas and masques. He is also the Artistic Director of the annual Suffolk Villages Festival which promotes high-quality performances of early music in a rural area of eastern England. In addition he was the joint Director (with Paul O'Dette) of the 1995 Boston Early Music Festival (USA).
Peter Holman was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music for ten years, and has also taught at many conservatories, universities and summer schools in Britain, Europe and the USA. At present he is Senior Associate Lecturer at Colchester Institute School of Music, a regular broadcaster on Radio 3, and much in demand as a lecturer at learned conferences. He spends much of his time in writing and research and has special interest in the early history of the violin family, in European instrumental ensemble music of the Renaissance and Baroque and in English seventeenth- and eighteenth-century music.
Peter regularly contributes articles and reviews to a range of newspapers and journals and has published many editions of early music. His book Four-and-Twenty Fiddlers: The Violin at the English Court, 1540-1690 (Oxford University Press, 1993) was awarded the Derek Allen Prize by The British Academy. Others publications include Henry Purcell (OUP, 1994), two chapters in Fairest Isle, recently published by the BBC in conjuction with its British Music year, a chapter in The Purcell Companion (London, 1995), a paper on a newly-discovered Purcell autograph in Purcell Studies (OUP), a paper on the surviving sets of parts of Restoration concerted music in Oxford for Performing the Music of Purcell (OUP) and a paper on the organ accompaniment of English consort music in John Jenkins and his Time: Studies in English Consort Music (OUP).
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|Boyce: Trio Sonatas|
'Yet another treasurable document of England's musical heritage' (Gramophone)
'The works, large and small, have an air of sweet reasonableness. The fugues are warmly greeted but never aggressively attacked; the string tone in th ...» More
|Monteverdi: Sacred vocal music|
'There are few records of Monteverdi's solo vocal music as persuasive as this … superb' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
'Wonderful. Performed with the vigour, intelligence and sense of sheer enjoyment of the music that one would expect from this group of artists' (Inter ...» More
|The Noble Bass Viol|
'Thoroughly recommended' (Early Music Review)
'What the whole disc profitably explores is the sensuousness and versatilty of a unique instrumental voice. Modern composers ought to start exploiting ...» More
|WILLIAM BOYCE (1711-1779)|
|Trio Sonata No 10 in E minorwith The Parley of Instruments» More|
|Trio Sonata No 4 in G minorwith The Parley of Instruments» More|
|Trio Sonata No 6 in B flat majorwith The Parley of Instruments» More|
|ARCANGELO CORELLI (1653-1713)|
|Violin Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 6with Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)» More|
|GOTTFRIED FINGER (c1660-1730)|
|Pastorale in A majorwith Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Susanne Heinrich (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)» More|
|Sonata No 2 in D majorwith Mark Caudle (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)» More|
|Suite in D majorwith Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)» More|
|BENJAMIN HELY (dbefore 1699)|
|Sonata No 1 in G minorwith Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Susanne Heinrich (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)» More|
|CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643)|
|Ab aeterno ordinata sum, SV262with David Thomas (bass)» More|
|HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695)|
|Chaconne 'two in one upon a ground' from Dioclesianwith Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Susanne Heinrich (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)» More|
|Ab aeterno ordinata sum, SV262 (Monteverdi)|
|Chaconne 'two in one upon a ground' from Dioclesian (Purcell/Withy)|
|Pastorale in A major (Finger)|
|Sonata No 1 in G minor (Hely)|
|Sonata No 2 in D major (Finger)|
|Suite in D major (Finger)|
|Trio Sonata No 10 in E minor (Boyce)|
|Trio Sonata No 4 in G minor (Boyce)|
|Trio Sonata No 6 in B flat major (Boyce)|
|Violin Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 6 (Corelli/Anon)|