Roger Redgate – Caprices

September 30, 2017

A new project is up and running. The beginning of a set of exciting new caprices from my dear friend and collaborator Roger Redgate. Fantastic to have this on the desk today with works by Gabrieli and de Machy. Roger Redgate is one of the most exciting and challenging composers working today, makes wonderful demands […]

Preludes & Vollenteries 1 – St Stephen Walbrook 14th September 2017

September 14, 2017

LINK TO Preludes & Vollenteries 2 Peter Sheppard Skærved  – Violins (Girolamo Amati 1628, Maggini? 16??) St Stephen Walbrook (Sir Christopher Wren 1672-80) An inspiring start to this exploration of 17th Century music, architecture and instruments. There’s so much to discover, but what strikes me most of all, the morning after the event, is the shaping […]

September 2017 (london)

September 14, 2017

Ole Bull in Madison, Wisconsin. A new adventure begins!

September 3, 2017

Ole Bull in Madison We arrived in Madison, Wisconsin, early on the Saturday morning of Labor Day weekend.   I was very generously invited by Bob Klebba and David Vaughan to visit 130 Gilman Street, Madison, Wisconsin. This is the extraordinary 1850’s mansion which was Bull’s home in the State Capital, after he married Sarah […]

Poul Ruders – Bel Canto

August 21, 2017

Poul Ruders – Bel Canto  Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Stradivari 1698 (Joachim)

Preludes & Vollenteries – everyday things

August 19, 2017

Torelli-E minor Prelude (Publ. London 1705) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698 (Joachim)  

Tartini-L’arte del arco; Variations on Gavotte from Corelli’s Op.5, No.10

August 17, 2017

Giuseppe Tartini–L’arte del arco; Variations on Gavotte from Corelli’s Op.5, No.10 (L’arte dell’arco o siano cinquanta [50] variazioni per violino, e sempre collo stesso basso composte dal Sigr. Giuseppe Tartini sopra alla più bella gauotta del Corelli) Outtakes of Recording Day – 16 8 17 St Michaels Highgate, London Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Girolamo […]

Questions and suggestions.

August 12, 2017

I will post here any particular questions that come up, through E mail, Facebook, etc, if I think that they might be on interest. 12 8 17 Notation – From Composer Neil Talbot ‘I was wanting to ask you a question about all the MSS you receive (or find) for your violin alone series. How […]

Conversation with George Rochberg. Notebook Page, Germany 2002

August 6, 2017

Conversation with George Rochberg. Notebook Page, Germany 2002 On the same page, remarks from George: ‘ Peter, you have no idea how satisfying it is, after 27 years, to be proved right. With you, the piece just FLOWS.’ ‘You know, this concerto really gave Stern’s career, which was flagging, a much needed shot in the […]

Iannis Xenakis-Mikka S

August 2, 2017

Iannis Xenakis-Mikka S (with help from the Muezzin over the wall) Manor House Concert Performance 13 6 16