Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich

June 20, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Amati 1629 (Recorded 18th June 2014)Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) (Unedited Outtake) This movement from Sadie Harrison’s ‘Gallery’, is like the rest of the series, based on one of my drawings. However, the day after recording it, I found myself transfixed by Graham Sutherland’s painting of damage in the […]

Sadie Harrison-Lachrymae (Tennessee) after Cotton Eye Joe

June 19, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Lachrymae (Tennessee) after Cotton Eye Joe(Dorothy and Elliott’s Piece) Shaftesbury 29th March 2014UNEDITED outtake. Recorded 18th June 2014 St John the Baptist Aldbury (in the presence of the composer) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds. This piece comes from ‘Room 2′ of Sadie Harrison’s ‘Gallery’. I premiered Book 1 at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2013. ‘Lacrhymae’ is […]

Playing a new violin by Harry Green

June 17, 2014

Anders Heyerdahl-Nissespel (dedicated to Ole Bull n/d) Earlier this year, I met with Harry at the Royal Academy, and spent some time playing his violin. It’s grateful and easy to play, and full of colour. Here’s the informal set-just recorded on the lap-top in a practice studio. There’s Bach, Richard Strauss, Paganini and Locatelli. I […]

Bull to Telmanyi. Making the links…

June 16, 2014

I am increasingly fascinated-in fact, it was what made my path to Bull so easy- by a circle of influence which seems to echo between Norway and Denmark, on the subject of the true sound of the earth, of the soil, what Bull, Grieg, Nielsen were hunting. I felt if when I played the little […]

Workshops in Kent. June 12-13th 2014 photos by Kate Beaugié

June 15, 2014

Recording Nigel Clarke with Longbow. 9 6 14

June 9, 2014

Malene Skaerved-’Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ (read by the Author) Outtake-9 6 14 (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell, Astounding Sounds) Nigel Clarke-’Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ Longbow (Outtakes-rough ‘bolt-up’) 9 6 14 (Both recorded at All Saints Tooting)

Tartini-Sonata Piccola No 18 D major

June 5, 2014

Tartini: ‘The essence of Harmony is Unity, which divides itself into multiples, only to return to unity as its basic principle.’  Sonata XVIII  D major Andante Cantabile lascia ch’io dico addio Whenever I play or hear this movement, I think of Tartini saying:’‘The essence of Harmony is Unity, which divides itself into multiples, only to return to […]

Summer 2014

June 5, 2014

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May 30, 2014

‘Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s playing sets a gold standard.’ Welcome to my Website. If you have any questions, I am delighted to answer-just use the ‘Contact’ link. It is incredible useful for me to be able to hear responses, ideas and suggestions, so I really appreciate them! 29th May 2014 Upon arriving in Bergen, I decided to […]

With Ole Bull 2014

May 29, 2014

Ole Bull-Adagio ‘Aurora’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved on Ole Bull’s 1848 Vuillaume Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Lysoen Rehearsal Recording 30th May 2014   29th May 2014 Upon arriving in Bergen, I decided to check something which had struck me on engravings and photographs. Bull was born on the 5th February in the chemist’s shop owned by his […]