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‘Everyone Sang’Thursday, 6th November, 2014

November 3, 2014

  ‘Everyone Sang’: Music and Words Reflecting the First World War and its Themes Thursday, 6th November, 2014 7.45 – 9 p.m. St. George’s Church Aubrey Walk, Kensington, W8 7JG (closest tube stations: Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue) Nigel Clarke-Epitaph (for Edith Cavell) 2014 Erik Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)(1914) […]

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 2014)

November 1, 2014

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 29th 2014) I-  II-Ferociously  III-Longin; quiet, restrained grief  IV- V- VI- VII- VIII- IX-Haunted; stricken, consort-like throughout X-Frozen XI-Raging; violently throughout XII-Distant; consort-like XIII-Longing; quiet restrained grief Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde St Gabriels Pimlico Engineer-Jonathan Haskell With thanks to Marius […]

Leoš Janácek

November 1, 2014

Leoš Janácek-Violin Sonata (1914-15) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano (Recording outtakes-30 10 14 St Michael’s Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds I. Con moto II. Ballada III. Allegretto IV. Adagio

Erik Satie – Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916)

October 31, 2014

Erik Satie- Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916) Choral hypocrite Fugue à tâtons Fantaisie musculaire Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano ‘Channel Firing project’ (Recording Outtakes-unedited 30 10 14 St Michaels Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) I have been fascinated with these three pieces for my entire career. returning to […]

Granados/Kreisler-Danse Espagnole

October 31, 2014

Enrique Granados’ ‘Danse Espagnole’ transcribed by the great Austrian violinist Fritz Kreisler, who wrote a heart breaking account  of his time at the front. Granados died off the Kent coast, on his way back to Spain from making piano rolls in New York (pictured at top), and giving a recital at the White House for […]

Frederick Delius-Lullaby (Hill/Tubbs)

October 31, 2014

Frederick Delius-Lullaby for a Modern Baby (1923) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano Recording Outtake-30 10 14 (St Michael’s Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell   Fredrick Delius –  Group including Frederick Delius and Philip Arnold Heseltine by Ernest Procter pencil, 1929 Delius was largely self-taught, like Elgar, and came from a German commercial family which had settled in […]

Michael Hersch – Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for unaccompanied violin (2014)

October 31, 2014

Michael Hersch – Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for unaccompanied violin (2014) european premiere St Gabriels Pimlico 29 10 14 Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Amati 1628)

Nigel Clarke-‘Where a scarlet flower will blossom’ An Epitaph for Edith Cavell (2014)

October 30, 2014

Nigel Clarke-‘Where a scarlet flower will blossom’ An Epitaph for Edith Cavell (2014) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Outtake 30 10 14) St Michael’s Highgate 30 10 14

Sadie Harrison-‘Early Responses to the Thames 1990 I: Twilight….Dawn

October 29, 2014

29th October 2014 Opened the case this morning and was struck by the beauty of a violin, the music I will perform tonight (Michael Hersch) and record tomorrow (Boulanger, Satie, Delius, Ives, Janacek, Elgar) and the sound. Here it is, exploring Sadie Harrison’s ‘Early Responses to the Thames’. I just try not to get in […]

Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The Thousand Songs of Thebes’

October 27, 2014

 Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The  Thousand Songs of Thebes’  ‘That day of lamentation shall come upon you-and the Weary of Heart heeds not their wailing and weeping cannot save a man from the Netherworld’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins (22nd October 2014 -Outtake) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell a personal note I have never told the composer this, […]