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 […]

Robert Schumann- Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Arr. David Matthews)

July 30, 2014

Robert Schumann- ‘Im wunderschönen Monat Mai’ (Op. 48, No. 1)(Arr. David Matthews) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-29 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, als alle Knospen sprangen, da ist in meinem Herzen die Liebe aufgegangen. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, als alle Vögel […]

Alexander Scriabin/David Matthews-Prelude Op 75

July 29, 2014

Alexander Scriabin/David Matthews-Prelude Op 75 Version for String Quartet. World Premiere Recording-Outtake Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-29 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews

Channel Firing-Summer 2014 (IN PREPARATION)

July 24, 2014

29th July-I am beginning to find clarity as to what the elements of this project will be. It will reflect on some of the issues which rise from consideration of the First World War, mapped onto and by the presence of Dover in the Conflict. Elements:Recordings of works written in 1914 (Webern, Stravinsky, Foulds) Materials: […]

Composers-works (In preparation)

July 18, 2014

Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams William Bolcom-Sonoata No 4 Richard Causton-Seven States of Rain Nigel Clarke–’Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ Nigel Clarke-’Parnassus’   Edward Cowie-Quartet 3 Jeremy Dale Roberts-’Capriccio’ Jeremy Dale Roberts-Croquis (String Trio) Jeremy Dale Roberts-Tristia (Violin & Piano) David Gorton-Dowland Transcriptions Sadie Harrison-Gallery Sadie Harrison-Scheherazade (Solo Violin) […]

Reicha Quartets-Volume Two-INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW July 2014 (and ORDER!)

July 15, 2014

Tuesday 15th July International Record Review on our Complete Reicha Quartets series, Volume 2: “With playing of such through-going belief int he significance of the piece, nothing every sounds the least contrived or routine.” To order go to: ORDER

Inspiration. With Nigel Clarke-St Pancras-Clerkenwell-Smithfield-St Mary Aldemary 8 7 14

July 8, 2014

Walking and talking with Nigel Clarke in Clerkenwell and the City today, ending up with coffee under the fan-vaulting of Wren’s only gothic church. It was a day of past and present, beginning, five minutes from St Pancras International, at the eponymous church on the hill tucked in behind. A 6th Century stone, the graves […]

Jeremy Dale Roberts-Croquis

July 7, 2014

Jeremy Dale Roberts-Croquis  (1979) String Trio Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin. Morgan Goff-Viola, Neil Heyde-Cello -this string trio, by one of the great living composers, has been a key work for me ever since I was introduced to it a decade ago. Written in 1979-80, it lay unaccountably neglected, for decades after it’s premiere. It took a […]

Jeremy Dale Roberts-Tristia

July 7, 2014

Jeremy Dale Roberts-Tristia 1.Appasionata-with elan/2.Semplice;feroce/3.Frozen/4.Presto;still/5.Acuto/Andante lugubre-barcarolla Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin/Aaron Shorr-Piano (recorded 2009) Jeremy Dale Roberts notes that this passionate cycle of pieces, which we premiered at Wiltons Music Hall in 2008, takes as its starting point two fragments from the Tristia  (1917-20) of Osip Mandelstam@ ‘We shall die in transparent Petropolis, Were Prosperina rules over us…’ ‘And […]