7th May 2013 Peter Sheppard Skaerved interviewing Mihailo Trandafilovski about playing Stradivari, about composing, and about colour. Interview followed by ‘In the Hills’ and ‘Fragments:Light’-Mihailo Trandafilovski, composer and Violin (Stradivari 1708 ‘Regent’)-Outtakes.(Engineer-Jonathan Haskell) Link to more Trandafilovski!
Anton Reicha-Quartet Op 49 No 2 in D Major Today (May 7th 2013), the Kreutzer Quartet recorded this incredible work in the St John the Baptist, Aldbury-our recording ‘home’ Here are outtakes of this extraordinary piece! The finished recording will be released on the Toccata Label. (more on this project at LINK) Anton Reicha-D Major […]
Nicola Matteis, Andrea Amati, St Michael’s Cornhill 2nd May 2013 Today, I spent three idyllic hours working in astonishing architecture, acoustic, and atmosphere of St Michaels Cornhill. This is moving towards a project, bringing together the music of Nicola Matteis in a space which seems right, and the exploration of the ca 1560-70 Amati […]
Ole Bull-Springdands at Lysøen On the 26th April 1866, Ole Bull was honoured by the Dansk Norsk Forening in Copenhagen. It was reported that after the toast and been exchanged and Bull honoured, the ‘Flaxen Haired Paganini’ stood quietly in the middle of the room and began to play. ‘Springdances, Hallings, burst from his violin […]
My great friend and collaborator Sadie Harrison has written me ‘Return to Lysøen’. Well, I have returned, and the first thing that I did was to play the work, back in this lovely room. Just a workshop recording, but playing looking out over the water, enraptured by the glorious architectural counterpoints of the room. […]
Two Weeks, Two Soundboxes, early Faure, late Faure SOUDBOX (Admission Free) 1230 April 23rd Royal Academy of Music Museum. Peter Sheppard and Roy Howat discuss and play Faure’s astonishing 1st Violin Sonata. 1230 April 30th Royal Academy of Music Museum. Peter Sheppard and Roy Howat discuss and play Faure’s astonishing 2nd Violin Sonata. In the rehearsal […]
Franz Doppler-Andante con energia (a Ole Bull) Workshop recording of realisation for solo violin by Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Wapping April 14th 2013