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Bursting open the salon doors

December 4, 2009

  Bursting open the Salon Doors Talk given at Wilton’s Music Hall-30th November 2008   The one unifying feature of most late 18th century chamber music is that we know next to nothing about the circumstances of its performance. Of course, there is a simple reason for this. Until the third decade of the 19th […]

Istanbul

December 4, 2009

Ankara 2007

December 4, 2009

Monterrey, Mexico

December 4, 2009

With Nigel Clarke in the Gobi Desert

December 4, 2009

Nigel Clarke-Loulan (Voices from the Sand) Unreleased session outtake. Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivaria 1699 ‘Crespi’) Recorded 2003

Opening the composer’s workshop

December 4, 2009

Workshop at the Carl Nielsen Conservatory, Odense. Seated at right, composers Lars Bagger and Rasmus Zwicki. 2005 Photos: Richard Bram Go to: http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/lars-bagger/

Judith Bingham

December 3, 2009

The Premiere of Judith Bingham’s ‘Lost Works of Paganini’ in Genova. 2007 Peter has collaborated extensively on Judith Bingham since 2006. In that year, the composer was profoundly inspired by the arrival of Paganini’s violin in London, and became a fundamental part of the work and research that Peter was doing around this figure. Judith […]

Beethoven Explored

December 3, 2009

Peter and Aaron have taken ‘Beethoven Explored’ worldwide. What began as a research project supported by the Royal Academy of Music and the London College of Music, has blossomed into an acclaimed series of recordings, a major concert series at St Johns Smith Square and presentation at venues ranging from the Goethe Institute to the […]

Gloria Coates in Billerbeck 2002

December 3, 2009

Gloria and I flew to Munster together on the concert morning, meeting the rest of the quartet who had taken an unconscionably early flight from Stansted that morning. The Lufthansa plane was too small for me, and 20 minutes before landing we ran into the worst turbulence that I have ever experienced , which pitched […]

Jörg Widmann ‘Etude 1- The breathing of Statues’ and ‘Etude 2’

December 3, 2009

Meeting Jörg Widmann 1990 Widmann-Etude Live Recording. London January 2009 Engineer-Colin Still (Optic Nerve) March 2003 In March 2003 Peter Sheppard Skaerved recorded works written for him by Widmann,in a recording session that was never released. At the time, these were all first recordings. Here are some unedited outtakes.  Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1699 ‘Crespi’) Engineer-David Lefeber […]