Sadie Harrison-‘Early Responses to the Thames 1990 I: Twilight….Dawn

October 29, 2014

29th October 2014 Opened the case this morning and was struck by the beauty of a violin, the music I will perform tonight (Michael Hersch) and record tomorrow (Boulanger, Satie, Delius, Ives, Janacek, Elgar) and the sound. Here it is, exploring Sadie Harrison’s ‘Early Responses to the Thames’. I just try not to get in […]

Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The Thousand Songs of Thebes’

October 27, 2014

 Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The  Thousand Songs of Thebes’  ‘That day of lamentation shall come upon you-and the Weary of Heart heeds not their wailing and weeping cannot save a man from the Netherworld’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins (22nd October 2014 -Outtake) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell a personal note I have never told the composer this, […]

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011)

October 26, 2014

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011) Recording outtake. 21 October 2014 (Engineer Jonathan Haskell) Peter Sheppard Skaerved=-Violin

Edward Cowie-Third Quartet

October 23, 2014

Edward Cowie-Third Quartet ‘In Flight Music’ (2010) We gave the world premiere of this piece last year as part of our Wilton’s series. We spent a wondrous day recording it yesterday, and here are unedited materials from this most aerial of pieces. A joy to play, and a day of recording to remember. ( I […]

A lesson from nature

October 21, 2014

Sadie Harrison-‘Cymbeline’s Fort’ Outtake from Recording session-21 10 14 St John the Baptist Aldbury Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin and voice The weather-itself Supervised by the composer Engineer – Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)   An inspiring day recording with the wonderful Sadie Harrison-she took the photo with the flowers, in the session-and a serendipitous intervention from the […]

For Charlotte Jarvis

October 20, 2014

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-For Charlotte Jarvis 23 10 14 Version. Aldbury Parish Church. Engineer Jonathan Haskell Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)

Channel Firing (Dover Museum/DMAG) at SOUNDBOX (Royal Academy of Music) 14th October (Recording and visual materials)

October 15, 2014

Talk-part oneTalk part two Peter Sheppard Skaerved-speaker, violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano  


October 14, 2014

Edward Elgar-Sospiri (1914) (W H Reed Freundschaftlichst zugeeignet) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-W E Hill & Sons 1901, Tubbs 1878 Roderick Chadwick-Piano Recording Outtake – St Michael’s Highgate 30 10 14 Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Vitali – imitating a trumpet ( a page for Nigel Clarke 13 10 14)

October 13, 2014

Giovanni Battista Vitali(18 February 1632 — 12 October 1692) G.B.Vitali: Partite sopra diverse sonate (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Recorded 2010 Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) ‘Toccata-in imitation of a trumpet’

Beethoven’s Violinists-material from lecture/recital given at Glasgow City Halls 25 9 14 (In Preparation)

September 30, 2014

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Beethoven’s Violinists In this talk, I will explore the ways in which certain violinists had an impact of Beethoven and his music. By nature, these sift themselves into three categories: influences, collaborators, and advocates.   The first, and, perhaps, the most influential, was a musician who Beethoven never met. Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755=-1824). […]