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Edward Cowie – 2nd Quartet (in the studio)

February 17, 2018

Edward Cowie – 2nd Quartet (in the studio) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde) Outtakes (unedited) from recording session 16th February 2018 St Michael’s Highgate  

Gregory Rose -Violin Concerto

February 6, 2018

Violin Concerto by Gregory Rose Having begun to play the violin at the age of 6, it seems quite natural that when I reached 70 I should compose a substantial piece for this, my first instrument. Sadly, I hardly play it at all nowadays.  It also seemed completely sensible to approach one of my ‘neighbours’ in […]

Thanks to Piers Lane…

February 4, 2018

The wonderful pianist Piers Lane has been talking about his inspirations. It occurs to me that I have not publicly thanked him for the encouragement that he gave me when I was 14/15. Here’s a page from my chapater in the Camberwell Press’s ‘Walking Cities’, which clarifies. Thanks Piers! http://www.camberwellpress.org/

Preludes & Vollenteries 8. St Anne & St Agnes

January 27, 2018

Preludes & Vollenteries 8. St Anne & St Agnes ‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ VIII 26th January 6 pm, St Anne & St Agnes (The Gresham Centre) Sir Christopher Wren 1680   Peter Sheppard Skærved Violins, (Girolamo Amati (1629), Antonio Stradivari (1685) Guest Artist: Olwen Foulkes -Recorders   Thomas Morley (ca.1557 -1602) – Fantasie à 2 ‘Il […]

In the studio: Klagenfurt Manuscript 25 1 18

January 26, 2018

In the studio: Klagenfurt Manuscript 25 1 18 People often ask what goes on in recording. Here’s one answer – the first take from yesterday’s recording. It’s the very first movement of the enormous, anonymous, 1685 Klagenfurt Ms. You will hear that I play this ‘Preambulus’ 4 times. Each reading is slightly different, and there’s […]

The Grinling Gibbons Project

January 24, 2018

The Grinling Gibbons Project

William Gorton – A Major Prelude

January 22, 2018

William Gorton (fl.1694-d.1712) – A Major Prelude Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Antonio Stradivari (1685) live at St Mary – at – Hill (16th January 2018) Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve)

Giuseppe Colombi(1635 — 1694) an introduction

January 20, 2018

Giuseppe Colombi(1635 — 1694) Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violins (Antonio Stradivari 1685^)(Maggini 1600s#) Preludes & Vollenteris 7 . Live at St Mary at Hill, London 16th January 2018 Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve) This charming chaconne is a perfect place to start exploring Colombi’s remarkable music for violin alone; a reminder that a […]

Alistair Hinton – ‘A Bouquet for David & Jenifer’

January 8, 2018

Alistair Hinton – ‘A Bouquet for David & Jenifer’ peter sheppard skaevred Amati 1629 Live at St Mary at Hill -Preludes & Vollenteries  16th January 2019 Recording courtesy of Colin Still, (Optic Nerve)    

Bow holds depicted

December 29, 2017