Counterpoint for Tartini

February 24, 2010

John Ogdon-Solo Sonata

February 24, 2010

John Ogden – Sonata (1969): Peter Sheppard Skaerved-violin December 9th 1990 Blackheath Concert Halls Engineer: John Taylor   The Music of John Ogdon To my surprise and delight, a concert recording which I made in the December of 1990 has appeared, available as part of a 2CD set of Ogden’s music. This is being sold […]

Celebrating David Matthews

February 22, 2010

This week, we will be celebrating the chamber music of the David Matthews. This coincides with the release of the first volume of the complete quartets, which the Kreutzer Quartet is recording for the Toccata Label. There will be two events: Friday 26th February 6 pm-CD Launch Event David Josefowitz Hall, Royal Academy of Music […]

British Museum Project

February 21, 2010

Playing Dmitri Smirnov’s ‘Amore Sola’ in the Enlightenment gallery-the composer keeping a very close eye! Photo: Richard Bram                      A History of the World in 100 objects:        Four Late Evenings….        Peter Sheppard Skærved        New sounds have always flooded across musical borders by means of trade and travel. The […]

Miniatures for the Deutsches-Museum 2005

February 20, 2010

Miniatures for the Deutsches-Museum  2005

Etudes develop

February 19, 2010

Two sketches for studies. One for slides, one for scales.

Beethoven-Eroica!

February 18, 2010

Beethoven-Eroica Symphony Op 55 Scherzo Eroica   PSS-Violin, Dov Scheindlin-Viola, Neil Heyde-Cello, Aaron Shorr-Piano Live performance London 2004 Recording Engineer: Jonathan Haskell www.astoundingsounds.co.uk

Volodymyr Runchak-Works for Violin

February 17, 2010

Volodymyr Runchak-non-concerto 1 + 16 PSS-Violin Conductor-Volodymyr Runchak Ukrainian Symphony Orchestra Hall of Columns, K’yiv 2000 1+16… Volodymyr Runchak-Sounds re-sounds PSS-Violin, Piano, Voice. Odessa 1999 Sounds-re-soundsmp3 http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/composers/volodmyr-rundchak/

Beethoven-Fugues (1794-5)

February 14, 2010

In 1794 Beethoven began studying counterpoint with Albrechtsberger. He wrote three works in the style of his teachers ‘sonatas’-slow movements with fugues. Here are two of them. Beethoven-Adagio  & Fuge Hess 29  E minor Hess 29 (1) (2) PSS and Carolin Ann Widmann-Violins Susie Winkworth-Cello   Beethoven-Praeludium & Fuge Hess 31 C major Kreutzer Quartet Hess […]

Beethoven Explored-Small Miracles

February 14, 2010

In the years exploring Beethoven, some of the most touching discoveries have been from peforming the many canons and fragments that flooded from the composer’s pen from his arrival in Vienna. Here are a few of them: Canon in A Major WoO35 1825   On the 3rd August 1825, Beethoven met the Dutch artist and Music-lover […]