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). […]

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin

September 20, 2014

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin Workshop recording, 20 9 14 Peter Sheppard Skaerved In the midst of preparing for my two lecture recitals about Beethoven in Glasgow next week, I took time out to record what seems to me to be Beethoven’s only piece for violin alone (published as ‘presumably for two violins’). It clearly […]

Autumn falls 2014

September 13, 2014

Ole Bull-Article for Strings Magazine October 2014

August 30, 2014

Article in Strings Magazine: October 2014 (Click on Image to read)

The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved

August 26, 2014

  The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy   David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved Paper given at the Performance Studies Network Third International Conference, University of Cambridge, 17-20 July 2014 (adapted).   Introduction This paper will discuss the early stages of development of a new piece for string ensemble, that composer David Gorton […]

Baltic August

August 14, 2014


César Cui – Lettre d’amour

August 8, 2014

I can’t play this piece without thinking of Pushkin, so I thought that I would share it, ,with a section from  Eugen Onegin.  Twenty years, and I still think this is one of the most intimate pieces I know. Miraculous. César  Cui – ‘Lettre d’amour’ (No 21 From Kaleidoscope) Peter Shepppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1714 ‘Maurin’ Aaron Shorr-Piano […]

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963)

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-30 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Today, we recorded the very first piece which David Matthews wrote for String Quartet, a mirror canon, which he completed in 1963 at the age of 20. The beginnings of […]