American journal: Summer 2016

July 28, 2016

 

Michael Alec Rose – Il Ritorno (a day of inspiration-22 July 2016)

July 22, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-Il Ritorno (World Premiere recording-unedited outtakes) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Moretonhampstead Church, Devon 22 7 16 Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Preamble [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Bearings[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Water [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Silence [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Stone [Audio […]

Michael Alec Rose-Unturned Stones (2012)

July 19, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-Unturned Stones (2012) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati) Diana Mathews-Viola (Testore) Unedited outtakes-18 7 2016 St John the Baptist, Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Eppur si muove[Audio clip: view full post to listen]A courtesy toward being[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Coming home to the world[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Hans Werner Henze – Works for Solo Violin

July 19, 2016

Hans Werner Henze – Works for Solo Violin Peter Sheppard Skaerved- Violin (Amati 1629) Unedited Outtakes. 18 7 16 (First Recordings) St John the Baptist. Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Sonata ‘Tirsi, Mopso, Aristeo’ (Original Version) 1977 (Link to later version http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2014/02/17173/) Tirsi [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Mopso [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Louis Vale – Paths

July 13, 2016

Poet Louise Vale reading her own ‘Paths’ (2016) Wapping 13 7 2016 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I was introduced to Louise Vale by my wife, the writer Malene Skaerved, some years ago. I was instantly struck by the delicacy and sensitivity of her ear and eye. She has written me some wonderful […]

July 2016

July 2, 2016

Recording David Matthews’ 8th Quartet

July 1, 2016

Recording David Matthews’ 8th Quartet 30th June 2016 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Mihailo Trandafilovski-Clifton Harrison-Neil Heyde Musical Supervision-David Matthews Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) St John the Baptist, Aldbury, HERTS UK UNEDITED OUTTAKES Leggiero Con Moto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Scherzo [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Adagio Sostenuto (Berthold Goldschmidt in […]

Michael Alec Rose-‘Diaphany'(2016)

June 23, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-‘Diaphany'(2016) Second performance. Moretonhampstead Church, 18th June 2016 (LOFI!!!!) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This piece was written for the celebration of Alexander the Great, which the British Museum commissioned me to organise and perform in the museum on the 17th June. This concert took place in in Room 22 of […]

Nicosia-June 2016

June 14, 2016

Biagio Marini-Capriccio per il violino a tre corde, imitazione d’una lira [da braccia] (Circa 1600) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-‘, a sharpened whetsone’ (Homage are Pindar & JJ Rousseu) recorded in the Hamman of the old Manor House, 13 6 16 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Iannis Xenakis-Mikka […]

Close-up (Girolamo Amati 1629)

June 12, 2016

Getting prepared for a week of three recitals and a recording, the greatest pleasure is the time just spent with the instrument. Checking it over, dusting, ever astonished at the artistry of the second generation of Amati artistry. Is it suprising, that the violin inspired composers to write music of such wonder? London 12 6 […]