Keep Going-Dover Arts development’s second music, poetry and visual art Salon

February 5, 2014

Link to Film: KEEP GOING FILM  Reporting back- 3rd March 2014 Yesterday we were delighted to present a second salon for Dover Arts Development, in the Studio Spaces on Astley Avenue. Here are pictures, words and music from the evening. (In preparation) My mother doesn’t like orchids She loves yellow tulips – my grandmother did […]

Goldsmiths College – A new residency

February 2, 2014

Goldsmiths College – A new residency The Department of Music is excited to announce the Kreutzer Quartet as the new Ensemble in Residence, and they will be performing their first concert this term on Thursday 6 February. Location: Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall Building Cost: free Time: 6 February 2014, 19:30 – 21:00 Igor Stravinsky-Three […]

On violin playing, some thoughts (February 2014)

February 1, 2014

On violin playing, some thoughts (February 2014)‘   Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’-that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.’ (Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn, (v.5) Over the next week, I feel driven to write a little about what I have learnt from composers about how music might be […]

David Matthews-2nd & 3rd Quartets

January 30, 2014

David Matthews-2nd Quartet Op 16(1974-1980) AllegroScherzoElegy David Matthews-3rd Quartet Op 18(1977-8) Allegro animato-Andante tranquillo/Prestissimo, spettrale/Andante come sopra, ma poco piu tranquillo/Prestissimo, molto intenso-Largo sostenuto   (outtakes of recording session 29 1 14) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Morgan Goff, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Neil Heyde) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin

January 28, 2014

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin I have been fascinated by Robin Holloway’s ‘Sonata’ for solo violin, written from Ernst Kovacic, for years. Recently, I started talking with this wonderful composer about his works for string quartet, and he mentioned that he was sending me an unplayed solo ‘Sonatina’. This arrived this morning, and is radiantly beautiful. […]

Grieg – Finnissy Piano Quintets (Robert Anderson Review-Music and Vision Daily) 25 1 14

January 26, 2014

 Fascinating Work Grieg and Finnissy for piano quintet - heard by ROBERT ANDERSON ‘… the whole disc is an unexpected serendipity.’   Grieg – Finnissy Piano Quintets. Roderick Chadwick, piano; Kreutzer Quartet. © 2013 Divine Art Ltd Familiar as I am with Grieg’s very expansive string quartet, I can only regret he did not persevere […]

Elgar-towards a British Violin school?

January 25, 2014

  Inspired by the Elgar Bow.  In 1878, the Worcester Amateur Orchestral Society presented this beautiful, engraved, Tubbs bow to the young Edward Elgar. By itself, it is a supreme example of 19th Century British Violin Making at its zenith. In the context of what it led to, it is a powerful object. Over the […]

Concert for Malmö 15th January 2014

January 21, 2014

  Peter Sheppard Skaerved: The violin now!-Musikhögskolan i Malmö, Ystadvägen 25, 200 41 Malmö,  12.15-13 Lunchkonsert Michael Alec Rose “Air” Sadie Harrison “Gallery” Michael Hersch “…in the snow margins…” David Gorton “Caprices” Rolf Martinsson “Landscape” Nigel Clarke “Pernambuco” 13.15–16.15 Öppet stråkseminarium Seminarium om stråktekniker med musikexempel från några av de 300 verk som komponerats för […]

Dover various

January 20, 2014

DAD Link War and Peace Re Veil Le Link  

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811)

January 19, 2014

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811) (Original version) Peter Sheppard Skaerved -Director, Parnassus Ensemble London (recorded 1994) Franz Schubert-8 Ländler (1816) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Workshop Recording. Wapping 21 12 13 Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 Franz Schubert: Konzertstück (for Violin and Orchestra) in D major, D345 – Adagio – Allegro For Violin with String Orchestra (1816) Adagio […]