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Impromptu sur un thème de Beethoven – Saint-Lubin, Léon de

April 6, 2019

Napoléon Antoine Eugène Léon de Saint-Lubin (1805 Turin – 1850 Berlin ) Impromptu sur un thème de Beethoven  Based on the second movement of the Symphony No.7, Op.92, by Ludwig van Beethoven Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin (At the Desk Recording 6 4 19 Wapping) A word of explanation. After a concert a few nights ago, an audience member […]

Beginnings – Returning to the Richard Rodney Bennett Solo Sonata

February 21, 2019

Beginnings – Returning to the Richard Rodney Bennett Solo Sonata 21 02 19 Yesterday, in the midst of a happy day of practice, conversation and coffee, at home by the river in Wapping, I found myself standing in front of my ‘working shelves’, my hand reaching out for a familiar, yet, at that moment, surprising […]

Paganini’s ‘Red Book’ – A Personal View

December 21, 2018

Paganini’s ‘Red Book’ – A Personal View Peter Sheppard Skærved (English version of my chapter published by Silvana Editoriale (Milano)  for the Genova exhibition ‘Paganini Rockstar’ which is showing around the Cannone Violin.) Niccolò Paganini has been at the heart of my relationship with my violin since I was in my early teens.  I have never […]

Column: A personal view. Virginia Woolf on Mozart Beethoven and Bach

May 28, 2018

Column: A personal view 1. Virginia Woolf on Mozart Beethoven and Bach   Peter Sheppard Skærved writes:   ‘Woolf’s love for music, and its importance in her day to day life, rings through her letters, essays and diaries. She wrote most often about Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, and we have reflected this in the concert. […]