As well as a musical life as both violinist and conductor, composer Leonard Salzedo wrote more than 180 compositions both large and small scale: a vast musically diverse legacy of works which bespeak a love of his craft and an insider’s knowledge of the orchestra. A prolific, outstanding and, as yet, under-performed composer.
The Leonard Salzedo Society promotes his work for performance and recording, and encourages people to get to know his music.
All his works are currently being copied into Sibelius and many are available through his website: https://www.impulse-music.co.uk/leonardsalzedo/
His 10 String Quartets are currently being performed and recorded by the Archaeus Quartet www.archaeusquartet.co.uk/ and you can purchase CDs through https://www.impulse-music.co.uk/leonardsalzedo/recordings/ Salzedo’s Quartets encompass the whole range of his composing life, the First being Opus 1 and the 10th written in 1997, the year he stopped composing.
Two recent CDs, a flute CD, including Salzedo’s Cantiga Morisca, and a CD of the String Quartets 1, 10 and 5 are available for purchase through MPRS http://www.mikepurtonrecording.com/cd-shop/
There are also many pieces uploaded onto YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=leonard+salzedo
At present membership and donations are our only source of income. Membership therefore is an opportunity to help fund the Society for those who can and want to. Membership rates will be reviewed regularly and may be revised as and when other funding streams are available to the Society.
If you’d rather just make a one-off donation or if you can't afford £30 pa but you want to be kept informed about Society developments please get in touch.
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