March 2014

March 10, 2014

                               

A week in the south

February 28, 2014

    Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Night Flight (US 370)1 2 14- 2 3 14 ( A walk in the woods. 25 02 14        

Winter Pockets-Malene Skaerved

February 27, 2014

Winter Pockets-Malene Skaerved (Music by PSS) Workshop Recording 27 2 14 (Nashville TN)  

Henze-Serenade (1986)

February 24, 2014

Henze-Serenade (1986) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (W E Hill and Sons 1903) Henze’s Serenade-a gem of a piece, which he charmingly dismissed as ‘little thing in D Major’!

Nashville Inspiration

February 24, 2014

Monday 24th February 2014 Here in Nashville to work with the wonderful students and colleagues on the Blair School of Music/London Exchange. After a long journey, everyone arrived safely. I will post each day as the work progresses. Exchange Programme The programme was founded after Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Michael Alec Rose were introduced by the […]

Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (First Performance)

February 22, 2014

Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (First Performance) First performance-Royal Academy of Music/Falmouth University/Goldsmiths College/Yamaha London First listen: Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (48 Portraits) after Gerhard Richter (1st Movement) Live 22nd February 2014 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)   Getting ready for the Jim Aitchison event at the Royal Academy of […]

Philip Glass-Strung Out

February 21, 2014

Philip Glass-’Strung Out’ for Amplified Violin (1963) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (WE Hill and Sons 1900) Workshop recording Wapping 21 02 14 The back of my beloved W E Hill and Sons violin, newly restored, with all original fittings from 1900 (pegs, bridge, tailpiece). So pleased to bring it home, that I could not resist playing […]

John McCabe-Caravan (1988)

February 20, 2014

John McCabe-Caravan (1988) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) First chance to hear some of the John Mcabe which we played this weekend. Here’s his (very cool) ‘Caravan’ (1988). At the RNCM, with Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafilovski.  John McCabe-The Woman on the Shore  Kreutzer Quartet and Aaron Shorr […]

Alan Rawsthorne-Theme and Variations

February 18, 2014

Alan Rawsthorne-Theme and Variations 1936 Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Christine Sohn-Violins a first year student at the Royal Academy of Music, the wonderful Manoug Parikian handed me a copy of this piece, Alan Rawshorne’s ‘Theme and Variations’ for two violins. ‘This is possibly the best piece ever written for two violins’, he said, handing it […]

Hans Werner Henze – Solo Sonata ‘Tirsi-Mopso-Aristeo’1978

February 16, 2014

Hans Werner Henze – Solo Sonata ‘Tirsi-Mopso-Aristeo’1978/Revised 1994 Henze’s solo sonata was directly inspired by a folk version of the Commedia dell’Arte particular to Montepulciano, where I worked with him whilst I was a student. It’sperhaps one of the most interesting dramatic challenges for solo violinist, demanding that the player present, quite literally, three complete […]