Joseph Joachim visits the V & A

June 10, 2011

In 1866, Joseph Joachim visted the ‘Kensington Museum, which today we know as the Victoria and Albert. He was particular impressed by a wax cast taken from a clay model by Michelangelo in the Casa Buonarotti, Florence. This is sometimes regarded as a study a) for a Hercules and Cacus group commissioned in 1528, b) for […]

Summer 2003 (extracts)

June 5, 2011



June 5, 2011

Richard Duke

June 5, 2011

Richard Duke at the NPG 2-6-2011 (1698 Stradivari behind_ Photo: Marius Skaerved Violin by Richard Duke (undated) Orginal neck : violin in early classcial setup

Only Connect, Concert 2 3-6-2011

June 3, 2011

      REPORTING Back  Only Connect (Concert 2) Friday June 3rd 630 pm National Portrait Gallery Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violins (Antonio Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim’ & Richard Duke ca. 1750) The concert was designed to reflect the interchange between German, Italian, and British culture in the 19th century. The choice of violins for the […]

Beethoven – Quartet Op 95

June 1, 2011

Live recording from Wilton’s Music Hall 15 March 2011: Beethoven-F minor Quartet Op 95 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  Kreutzer Quartet with Guest Artist Diana Matthews Beethoven-Quintet Op 29 (2nd Movement) Recording Courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve) [Audio […]

Ives Chamber music live!

May 28, 2011

  Charles Ives-Holding Your Own [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Kreutzer Quartet (Live Recording) September 201o Charles Ives-2n d Sonata (Autumn, In the Barn, The Revival) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to listen] PSS, Aaron Shorr-Piano (Live Recording 2009) […]

Evis Sammoutis – Metioron

May 28, 2011

[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Evis Sammoutis (b. 1979)Metioronfor clarinet, piano, violin and cello World Premiere Performance 2nd Pharos Conntemporary Music Festival 2011 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Neil Heyde-Cello, Roger Heaton-Jan Philip Schulze-Piano

Three Stravinsky/Dushkin Transcriptions – Live in Pristina 2006

May 26, 2011

PPS- Violin (W E Hill 1900), Aaron Shorr (very live, and a little mad…) Stravinsky-Tango – Chanson Russe- Danses Russes [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  ONLY CONNECT LINK     RE Musica Festival Pristina 2006

The Bow in Use

May 24, 2011

  The Bow Exploded     A temporary Exhibition A Bow made in 1982 by Stephen Bristow. Performance wear Any bow bears the marks of its usage, from the constant fraying away of the bow hair, to the less recognised indications of specialised techniques, such as the scratches on the top part of the stick […]