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Vitali – imitating a trumpet ( a page for Nigel Clarke 13 10 14)

October 13, 2014

Giovanni Battista Vitali(18 February 1632 — 12 October 1692) G.B.Vitali: Partite sopra diverse sonate (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Recorded 2010 Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) ‘Toccata-in imitation of a trumpet’

Beethoven’s Violinists-material from lecture/recital given at Glasgow City Halls 25 9 14 (In Preparation)

September 30, 2014

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Beethoven’s Violinists In this talk, I will explore the ways in which certain violinists had an impact of Beethoven and his music. By nature, these sift themselves into three categories: influences, collaborators, and advocates.   The first, and, perhaps, the most influential, was a musician who Beethoven never met. Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755=-1824). […]

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin

September 20, 2014

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin Workshop recording, 20 9 14 Peter Sheppard Skaerved In the midst of preparing for my two lecture recitals about Beethoven in Glasgow next week, I took time out to record what seems to me to be Beethoven’s only piece for violin alone (published as ‘presumably for two violins’). It clearly […]

Autumn falls 2014

September 13, 2014

Ole Bull-Article for Strings Magazine October 2014

August 30, 2014

Article in Strings Magazine: October 2014 (Click on Image to read)

The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved

August 26, 2014

  The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy   David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved Paper given at the Performance Studies Network Third International Conference, University of Cambridge, 17-20 July 2014 (adapted).   Introduction This paper will discuss the early stages of development of a new piece for string ensemble, that composer David Gorton […]

Baltic August

August 14, 2014


César Cui – Lettre d’amour

August 8, 2014

I can’t play this piece without thinking of Pushkin, so I thought that I would share it, ,with a section from  Eugen Onegin.  Twenty years, and I still think this is one of the most intimate pieces I know. Miraculous. César  Cui – ‘Lettre d’amour’ (No 21 From Kaleidoscope) Peter Shepppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1714 ‘Maurin’ Aaron Shorr-Piano […]

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963)

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-30 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Today, we recorded the very first piece which David Matthews wrote for String Quartet, a mirror canon, which he completed in 1963 at the age of 20. The beginnings of […]

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions Over many years working with David Matthews, one of the most fascinating parts of our collaboration has been working with him on his transcriptions. In the Mid 19th Century, it was very common practice, for quartets to invite composers to work with them on earlier musics; Richard Wagner, for instance, worked with […]