A note on Franco Donatoni ‘Ciglio’

April 23, 2014

Donatoni-Ciglio (1994) (a performer’s perspective)   ‘A performer familiar with Donatoni knows that elaboration, ornamentation, grace-notes, trills, mordents, appogiaturas, etcetera are the very stuff of his work. His music follows the architectural principles of decoration established by Alberti and his school, rationalising what they saw, or thought they saw, in the buildings of ancient Greece […]

April 19, 2014

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Elliott Schwartz in Nashville

April 17, 2014

Here’s an introduction to the Cadenzas/Soliloquys for the Jefferson Concerto…

Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)

April 11, 2014

Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) (Choral hypocrite-Fugue à tâtons-Fantaisie musculaire) Workshop recording. Peter Sheppard Skærved and Roderick Chadwick. London 9th April 2014 This piece has been something of an obsession of mine for many years. It is Satie’s only published work for violin and piano, although there is also another (untitled movement) […]

Priaulx Rainier-Movement (‘Incantation’) for Piano and Violin 1935

April 9, 2014

Priaulx Rainier-Movement  for Piano and Violin 1935 Outtake of World Premiere Recording, 1st July 2014. St Michael’s Highgate. Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Roderick Chadwick Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Live performance at Kettles Yard 27th April 2014 Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Roderick Chadwick     Workshop recording-Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin 9  4 14 This extraordinary piece was first shown […]

Franz Schubert-Comic Ländler

April 9, 2014

Franz Schubert- 8 Comic Ländler for solo violin (1816) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Workshop Recording) (For Catherine Seymour)

Spring 2014

April 5, 2014

                   

A lesson from Ralph Holmes

April 5, 2014

The great British violinist, Ralph Holmes, died 30 years ago this year. I studied with him from the age of 12, and my last lesson with him was a few months before we lost him. I was 17,  and just about to go to the Royal Academy as a ‘grown up’. To the Academy’s irritation […]

Wiltons Music Hall Series 2013 ‘Tempo’ Review

March 29, 2014

Kreutzer Quartet, Wilton’s Music Hall, London: Beethoven, Sadie Harrison, Edward Cowie and Michael Finnissy Tempo March 2014 The Kreutzer Quartet’s ‘Beethoven Begins’ series, based around the great German master’s  Op 18 string quartets, has included an example of new music in each of its six concerts, a tribute to the players’ eclectic tastes, versatility and […]

Henze. Celebrating Collaboration

March 23, 2014

  Hans Werner Henze-2nd Violin Concerto & ‘Il Vitalino Raddoppiato’ A very personal view-Peter Sheppard Skaerved 2014 A note on these performances: The 1991 performance of the 2nd Violin Concerto recorded here was the last time that I worked with Hans Werner Henze as a soloist. A few weeks after this performance, he recorded a […]