E’Narda McCalister-Rhapsody for the Cult of the Sun

May 8, 2011

E’Narda is a fascinating young composer that I have recently had the chance to work with at Middle Tennessee State University. He has written a powerful work ‘Rhapsody for the Cult of the Sun’, to which I am providing a link here. Peter Sheppard SkaervedViolin (Recording outtake)Enarda 29th June 2011 (Engineer Jonathan Haskell) ‘Rhapsody for […]

Peter Dickinson – Quartet

May 4, 2011

On the 19th June, the Kreutzer Quartet will be premiering the revised version of Peter Dickinson’s 1958 Quartet at Wilton’s Music Hall. Here is the composer’s note on this work. String Quartet No. 1 (1958) [first performance of the revised version] After reading music at Cambridge, where he was Organ Scholar of Queens’ College, Peter […]

Rochberg Reviews

May 2, 2011

  Concerto.net 05/02/2011 George Rochberg: Violin Sonata – Caprice Variations Peter Sheppard Skærved (violin), Aaron Shorr (piano) Recorded at St. John’s Church, Loughton, Essex, England (28 & 30 August, 2000) – Violin Sonata; live at the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA (23 February, 2004) – […]

Only Connect. A hanging journal

May 2, 2011

Laying out the pictures

jourmal pages April 10-30 2011

May 1, 2011

Tomislav Zografski

April 28, 2011

Tomislav Zografski-Quartet 1968 Kreutzer Quartet (PSS, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Website for Zografski

Joan Cot Ros

April 28, 2011

Joan Cot Ros -is an exciting new voice from Catalonia Here is his beautiful single movement for String Quartet Kreutzer Quartet (PSS, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) Recording Courtesy of UCF Falmouth [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

PSS and Nigel Clarke at Middle Tennesse State University 2011. Just a begininning….

April 23, 2011

MTSU Collaboration  Nigel Clarke and Peter Sheppard Skærved (Violin) have just completed a week’s residency at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The residency, by invitation of Dr Reed Thomas from MTSU, saw Nigel conducting his large scale wind orchestra work `Gagarin’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight by the Russian […]

Pierre Rode

April 12, 2011

 Pierre Rode inspired Beethoven to write his most lyrical G Major Sonata Op 96, which Rode premiered in Vienna at Christmas 1812. The first truly international French violinist to emerge from this environment was Pierre Rode. Following the writing of the Méthode, Rode was barely to be found in Paris, but was permanently on tour. […]

Jean Jacques Rousseau and music

April 11, 2011

Children of Nature   Ancient Air-Tr. Pierre Baillot (Workshop recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] ‘Ranz des Vaches’-Arr. by Pierre Baillot from J J Rousseau ‘Dictionnaire de Musique'[Audio clip: view full post to listen] This ‘Ranz des Vaches’ proved useful to composers looking for some easily accessible ‘alla rustica’ material’. […]