Hans Werner Henze-Solo Sonata (Original Version)

April 2, 2017

After a break from 1991 till 1996, Hans Werner Henze and I worked together on his solo works until 2001. He asked me to perform the great solo sonata, written in 1978 for Jenny Abel, and I confessed that I was surprised and a little frustrated to find that in the interregnum in our collaboration […]

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April 1, 2017

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Works from the ‘Rost Codex’

March 23, 2017

Rost Codex (Rost, Franz) (1680-1688) ‘Richardo’/Balthazar Richard (ca.1600-ca.1660)-‘Solo'[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin Johann Anton Gedler  1755 (1725–1790) (Füssen) Workshop recording 26 3 17 Heinrich Utrecht(?) (fl. 1630) – Sonata [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin Johann Anton Gedler  1755 (1725–1790) (Füssen) Anon […]

A week in Munich. March 2017

March 10, 2017

Collaboration. This week has been another reminder of what a wonderful thing that is; I am constantly enchanted by the power of what we can do together, the magic in the air when artists communicate with each other, as friends, and then the most fantastic ingredient, an audience, arrives, and DEMANDS a deeper level of […]

Anonymous wonders.

March 3, 2017

Anon-A major Suite (unnamed movements) (Klagenfurt MS) Workshop recording- Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1685 (gut strung) Scordatura aeae Wapping 19 8 17 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Anon-Corrente (Klagenfurt MS) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Anon-2 Sarabandes [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved Tenor Violin (at the desk recording […]

Archive 2016

February 28, 2017

‘Peter Sheppard Skærved er en sann virtuos, formidler og historieforteller.’ – Bergens Tidende. February 2016 I am delighted to answer-just use the ‘Contact’ link. It is incredibly useful for me to be able to hear responses, ideas and suggestions, so I really appreciate them Aspects of the Bow-Piano Gallery, Royal Academy of Music, Friday 10th February, […]

February -March 2017: Cities of Patterns & People

February 19, 2017

‘Brothers’ Amati Viola plays Le Sieur de Machy-Pièces de violle (1685)

February 17, 2017

Le Sieur de Machy-Pièces de violle (1685) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Viola ‘Brothers’ Amati (1620), Bow-Antonio Airenti 2012 (Workshop Recording – 17 2 17)

John Cage -Atlas Elipticalis (Home and Tate)

February 13, 2017

John Cage -Atlas Elipticalis (Home and Tate Modern) Wapping Version 1: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Wapping Version 2: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Mihailo Trandafilovski (Violins) 12 2 16 (Rehearsals at home in Wapping and in the Robert Rauschenberg Exhibit at Tate Modern)    

Instruments and Ideas: Aspects of the Bow

February 9, 2017

Instruments and Ideas: Aspects of the Bow Johann Sebastian Bach – Giga (E Major Partita 1006) Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (W E Hill & Sons 1901) 1.     Stephen Bristow (1952-) 2010 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 2.     Arthur Richard Bultitude (1908 – 1990) 1970 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 3.     Johannes […]