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Exploring Tartini’s ‘Art of the Bow’ (a voyage)

August 15, 2016

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) – ‘l’Arte dell’Arco, o siano Cinquanta Variazioni per violino sopra alla piu bella Gavotta del Corelli Opera V (workshop recordings, in hotel rooms and ship’s cabin, summer August 2016) Seattle, 14th August 2016: Over the past week or so, I have been beginning a long postponed exploration of Tartini’s epochal exploration of […]

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee.

July 28, 2016

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee. A rolling article. Summer 2016 Peter Sheppard Skærved It’s summer and everything has stopped, as it always does, for me. We have made our annual migration west and I have a terrace with a table, a pot of coffee, and a view over the brownstones and water […]

Michael Alec Rose – Il Ritorno (a day of inspiration-22 July 2016)

July 22, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-Il Ritorno (World Premiere recording-unedited outtakes) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Moretonhampstead Church, Devon 22 7 16 Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Preamble [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Bearings[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Water [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Silence [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Stone [Audio […]

Michael Alec Rose-Unturned Stones (2012)

July 19, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-Unturned Stones (2012) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati) Diana Mathews-Viola (Testore) Unedited outtakes-18 7 2016 St John the Baptist, Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Eppur si muove[Audio clip: view full post to listen]A courtesy toward being[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Coming home to the world[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Hans Werner Henze – Works for Solo Violin

July 19, 2016

Hans Werner Henze – Works for Solo Violin Peter Sheppard Skaerved- Violin (Amati 1629) Unedited Outtakes. 18 7 16 (First Recordings) St John the Baptist. Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Sonata ‘Tirsi, Mopso, Aristeo’ (Original Version) 1977 (Link to later version http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2014/02/17173/) Tirsi [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Mopso [Audio clip: view full post to […]

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 […]