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Barritt, Paul (violin)
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Paul Barritt (violin)

Paul Barritt was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied with Jaroslav Vanecek at the Royal College of Music in London and subsequently with Orrea Pernel, Sandor Végh and Salvatore Accardo.

Paul Barritt has a varied repertoire comprising the standard classical violin concertos but also encompassing works for violin and orchestra by Martinu, Frank Martin, Lutoslawski, Takemitsu, Schnittke and Poul Ruders. With The Northern Sinfonia he appeared as soloist in Norway and Turkey, and in Japan played the Schnittke Concerto Grosso No 1 at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, in the presence of the Crown Prince of Japan. His Promenade Concert debut in 1992 was with the same Schnittke work, repeated with the the BBC Welsh Orchestra at the 1993 Swansea Festival. He is a frequent contributor to both BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM as recitalist and concerto soloist.

The scope of Paul Barritt's musical activities is wide. As well as giving violin and piano recitals and recordings, and frequent chamber music concerts, he regularly appears as soloist and director with the ECO. Notable tours to France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Caribbean as well as in London and across Great Britain have achieved outstanding success. He also directed Isaac Stern's 70th Birthday Concert at the Barbican and played Arvo Pärt's Fratres at the same hall in the presence of the composer. As director he has also worked with Kyung Wha Chung, Emanuel Ax, Franz Peter Zimmerman and Christian Tetzlaff.

Paul Barritt plays a Sanctus Serphim violin made c1737.

Albums

Dyson: Three Rhapsodies; Howells: In Gloucestershire
CDA66139Archive Service
Howells: Music for violin and piano
CDH55139Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Ireland: The complete music for violin and piano
CDA66853Archive Service
Rheinberger: Suites for organ, violin and cello
CDH55211Helios (Hyperion's budget label)Download currently discounted
Sammons: The English Kreisler
CDA67096Archive Service
Stanford: Music for violin and piano
CDH55362Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Complete works available for download

SIR GEORGE DYSON (1883-1964)
Three Rhapsodieswith Divertimenti
HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983)
Cradle song, Op 9 No 1with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Sonata No 1 in E major, Op 18with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 26with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Sonata No 3 in E minor, Op 38with Catherine Edwards (piano)
String Quartet No 3 'In Gloucestershire'with Divertimenti
Three Pieces, Op 28with Catherine Edwards (piano)
JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962)
Bagatellewith Catherine Edwards (piano)
Berceusewith Catherine Edwards (piano)
Cavatinawith Catherine Edwards (piano)
The Holy Boywith Catherine Edwards (piano)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minorwith Catherine Edwards (piano)
Violin Sonata No 2 in A minorwith Catherine Edwards (piano)
JOSEPH RHEINBERGER (1839-1901)
Six Pieces for violin and organ, Op 150with Christopher Herrick (organ)
Suite for organ, violin and cello, Op 149with Christopher Herrick (organ), Richard Lester (cello)
ALBERT SAMMONS (1886-1957)
A song without words, Op 13 No 1with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Air de Ballet, Op 17 No 2with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Aubade, Op 4with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Bagatelle, Op 3with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Berceuse, Op 6with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Bourrée, Op 12with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Canzonetta, Op 20with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Cradle Songwith Catherine Edwards (piano)
Dance Caprice, Op 15with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Humoreske, Op 13 No 2with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Intermezzo, Op 21with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Lullabywith Catherine Edwards (piano)
Minuet triste, Op 17 No 1with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Pensée capricieuse, Op 9with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Petite Chansonwith Catherine Edwards (piano)
Plantation Dance, Op 24with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Rêve d'enfant, Op 10with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Roumanian Air and Gipsy Dance, Op 23with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Sérénade de Printemps, Op 5with Catherine Edwards (piano)
The faithful bird 'y Deryn Pur'with Catherine Edwards (piano)
SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924)
Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D major, Op 11with Catherine Edwards (piano)
Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 70with Catherine Edwards (piano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A song without words, Op 13 No 1 (Sammons)
Air de Ballet, Op 17 No 2 (Sammons)
Arabesques  
Aubade, Op 4 (Sammons)
Bagatelle (Ireland)
Bagatelle, Op 3 (Sammons)
Berceuse (Ireland)
Berceuse, Op 6 (Sammons)
Bourrée, Op 12 (Sammons)
Canzonetta, Op 20 (Sammons)
Caoine 'A Lament'  
Capriccio  
Cavatina (Ireland)
Cavatina and Scherzino  
Chosen Tune  
Cradle Song (Sammons)
Cradle song, Op 9 No 1 (Howells)
Dance Caprice, Op 15 (Sammons)
Five Characteristic Pieces, Op 93 (Stanford)
Humoreske, Op 13 No 2 (Sammons)
In a gondola  
Intermezzo, Op 21 (Sammons)
L'Envoi  
Luchinushka  
Lullaby (Sammons)
Minuet triste, Op 17 No 1 (Sammons)
Pastorale  
Pensée capricieuse, Op 9 (Sammons)
Petite Chanson (Sammons)
Plantation Dance, Op 24 (Sammons)
Rêve d'enfant, Op 10 (Sammons)
Roumanian Air and Gipsy Dance, Op 23 (Sammons)
Sérénade de Printemps, Op 5 (Sammons)
Six Irish Fantasies for violin and piano, Op 54 (Stanford)
Six Pieces for violin and organ, Op 150 (Rheinberger)
Sonata No 1 in E major, Op 18 (Howells)
Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 26 (Howells)
Sonata No 3 in E minor, Op 38 (Howells)
String Quartet No 3 'In Gloucestershire' (Howells)
Suite for organ, violin and cello, Op 149 (Rheinberger)
The faithful bird 'y Deryn Pur' (Sammons)
The Holy Boy (Ireland)
Three Pieces, Op 28 (Howells)
Three Rhapsodies (Dyson)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D major, Op 11 (Stanford)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor (Ireland)
Violin Sonata No 2 in A major, Op 70 (Stanford)
Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor (Ireland)
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