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Recording David Matthews’ 8th Quartet

July 1, 2016

Recording David Matthews’ 8th Quartet 30th June 2016 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Mihailo Trandafilovski-Clifton Harrison-Neil Heyde Musical Supervision-David Matthews Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) St John the Baptist, Aldbury, HERTS UK UNEDITED OUTTAKES Leggiero Con Moto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Scherzo [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Adagio Sostenuto (Berthold Goldschmidt in […]

Michael Alec Rose-‘Diaphany'(2016)

June 23, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-‘Diaphany'(2016) Second performance. Moretonhampstead Church, 18th June 2016 (LOFI!!!!) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] This piece was written for the celebration of Alexander the Great, which the British Museum commissioned me to organise and perform in the museum on the 17th June. This concert took place in in Room 22 of […]

Nicosia-June 2016

June 14, 2016

Biagio Marini-Capriccio per il violino a tre corde, imitazione d’una lira [da braccia] (Circa 1600) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-‘, a sharpened whetsone’ (Homage are Pindar & JJ Rousseu) recorded in the Hamman of the old Manor House, 13 6 16 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Iannis Xenakis-Mikka […]

Answering some questions: Letter to a Journalist

June 9, 2016

Letter to a journalist. Midnight, June 3rd 2016 I have been thinking about how to respond to your questions all evening, and realised that there’s a big set of questions about notation and performance lurking behind them. The marking-up of parts is a fraught (and I use the word carefully) issue for performers, and most […]

Henze-Sonatas for Viola/Violin & Piano

June 7, 2016

Very proud of this: as of yesterday, I have recorded all four Henze concerti and the three sonatas. I confess, happily, to a lifetime of wonder at Henze’s music, and his contribution to the voice of the violin was immense. The two violin sonatas and the Viola Sonata are incredible, and do listen to 19 […]

Michael Slayton-Sursum (Outtake)

May 24, 2016

Michael Slayton-‘Sursum'(Premiered by the Kreutzer Quartet 21012) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved/Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins Clifton Harrison-Viola Neil Heyde-Cello Outtake-Recording Session. St John the Baptist, Aldbury. Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Nocturnal conversation with Abel

April 9, 2016

So, late last night, after a delightful evening of conversation, food, wine and laughter with friends, I found myself at at the practice desk thinking about Abel and Gainsborough. I thought about Abel’s grave in the strange space of St Pancras grave yard, about his gamba, allegedly under the railway tracks, and Gainsborough’s sorrow at […]

Ole Bull’s ‘Pearl’ comes out of the shadows

March 4, 2015

Bergen-May 2015. The Violin goes home!   31 5 15 Article in Bergens Tidende May 28th-Lysøen Ole Bull’s Amati, back at Lysøen. Interviewing with the team from Bergens Tidende, with the Bull’s case, embroidered ‘Nikolaus Amati 1647, which the violin fit perfectly, with his Great grandaughter Olea, and his brother’s great grandson, Schak, and the […]

Luigi Nono – La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura

February 5, 2015

Luigi Nono-La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati 1629), Electronics-Tom Mudd February 22nd 2015 (Great Hall, Goldsmiths College, london) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Works by Luigi Nono, Helmut Lachenmann, Heinrich Biber Violin-Peter Peter Sheppard Skaerved Electronics-Tom Mudd Sunday February 22nd, 230pm Admission Free http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=8328 Great Hall-Goldsmiths College Lewisham Way, New […]

24 Days of Telemann

December 14, 2014

  Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) 24 Fantasies In 1992, I recorded Telemann’s 12 Fantasies (1735) for solo violin. They have been at the centre of my repertoire ever since. I have long wanted to record these works on gut strings and with an early bow. The opportunity to develop […]