4th August Towards Dover 4-8-14 (Walk cross section, Merstham to Farnham) Workshop recording Wapping 04 08 2014 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (W.E.Hill & Sons 1903) Another piece emerged over night, as the 4th August dawned. It’s a tentative walking piece, a pilgrimage in the wrong direction, from Merstham to Farnham, reflecting the cross section of the walk, […]
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) […]
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
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 (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 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 […]
Practice: 5th July 2014Totally unable to tear myself away from Michelangelo’s ‘Entombment’ at the NG today. I arrived at 11 and realised when I left that I had sat there for four hours. Much of it wondering what music might reach such heights/depths. I am not going to offer any answer but three readings of […]
Working with Jeremy Dale Roberts on his Capriccio (1965) in the recording studio I find the that recording studio is one of the most creative places to explore the music that I love in depth, and not under pressure. This week’s work with Jeremy Dale Roberts, one of great voices, is a good place to explore that process. […]
On Collaboration-Strad Magazine July 2014-click to enlarge!
In the next few days, this page will launch as a gather point for my performances, research and recording of Ole Bull in Europe and the USA.