Video: Peter Sheppard Skærved: Music for the Cast Courts

On the 14 September 2012, violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved brought two composers, Nigel Clarke and David Gorton, with a virtuoso horn-player, Carly Lake, to the Cast Courts. They set music old and new, from North and South, in the dramatic context of this wonderful space and its unmatched collection.

Music by Clarke, Gorton, Michael Alec Rose, Bach, Biber, Messiaen and Jolivet. Interviews with Peter Sheppard Skærved, Marjorie Trusted (Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A), Carly Lake, David Gorton and Nigel Clarke.

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Fri 28 November 2014 15:00

V&A guide Elizabeth Hamilton will discuss the refurbishment of the Renaissance Cast Court and the key pieces now on display.

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