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From the Old Notebooks: New York/Connecticut August 2004

November 15, 2015

People. March/April 2015

November 10, 2015

David Matthews-Composition, transcription, transgression!

November 10, 2015

David Matthews-Composition, transcription, transgression! Peter Sheppard Sk?rved (October 21st 2015) Any musician lucky enough to collaborate with composers over an extended period of time will know, that the recurring topic in discussion and ‘musicking’, is the work of other composers. This is not, on the surface, surprising. In conversation, particularly conversation which we desire to […]

Edward Cowie-Quartets 3, 4 & 5 From where I sit, a player’s point of view (9/11/15)

November 10, 2015

 Edward Cowie-Quartets 3, 4 & 5 From where I sit, a player’s point of view Peter Sheppard Skaerved (9/11/15) From the very first moment, in our very first rehearsal of Edward Cowie’s quartets, it was clear that this is unique quartet music. In performance, his players must counterpoint constant control of idea, of narrative, and […]

From the Old Notebooks II: September 1990

November 3, 2015

From the Old Notebooks II: September 1990

Wapping Nocturnes, November 2015

November 1, 2015

Whose score is it, anyway? Four days in October

October 30, 2015

And so I come to Friday evening, and gratefully reach home after a ridiculously interesting, stimulating week, filled with astonishing collaborators/friends, wonderful conversations, ideas and inspiration at every turn. In the past four days however, these have acquired a tighter focus, that of artistic ownership, and the fine line between freedom and intrusion. Where to begin? […]

From the Old Notebooks: 1 Winter 2008-9

October 25, 2015

 

Recording David Matthews-Outtakes-22 10 15

October 22, 2015

Recording David Matthews-Outtakes-22 10 15 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury Paganini Fantasia [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Paganini Fantasy is a Liszt-ean ‘paraphrase’ on the Paganini’s 2nd violin Concerto, preserving something of the feeling of an extended orchestral ‘tutti’ followed by a concertante […]

Sadie Harrison-Solos and Duos (Toccata Classics TOCC0304) Reviews

October 22, 2015

Sadie Harrison-Solos and Duos  TOCCATA 0304 (72:15) Gallery….1 ballare una passacaglia di ombre … .1 Hidden Ceremonies I.2 3 Dances for Diana Nemorensis….3 under the circle of the moon … (Mansions I-VII)4 • 1, 4Peter Sheppard Skaerved, 4Mihailo Trandafilovski (vn); 2Roderick Chadwick (pn); 3Diana Mathews (va) • TOCCATA 0304 (72:15) BUY IT HERE! LINK Fanfare […]