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Edward Cowie – 2nd Quartet (in the studio)

February 17, 2018

Edward Cowie – 2nd Quartet (in the studio) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde) Outtakes (unedited) from recording session 16th February 2018 St Michael’s Highgate  

In the studio: Klagenfurt Manuscript 25 1 18

January 26, 2018

In the studio: Klagenfurt Manuscript 25 1 18 People often ask what goes on in recording. Here’s one answer – the first take from yesterday’s recording. It’s the very first movement of the enormous, anonymous, 1685 Klagenfurt Ms. You will hear that I play this ‘Preambulus’ 4 times. Each reading is slightly different, and there’s […]

William Gorton – A Major Prelude

January 22, 2018

William Gorton (fl.1694-d.1712) – A Major Prelude Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Antonio Stradivari (1685) live at St Mary – at – Hill (16th January 2018) Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve)

Giuseppe Colombi(1635 — 1694) an introduction

January 20, 2018

Giuseppe Colombi(1635 — 1694) Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violins (Antonio Stradivari 1685^)(Maggini 1600s#) Preludes & Vollenteris 7 . Live at St Mary at Hill, London 16th January 2018 Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve) This charming chaconne is a perfect place to start exploring Colombi’s remarkable music for violin alone; a reminder that a […]

Baltazar Richard (1600 – post 1660)– C minor ‘Violino Solo’

November 2, 2017

Baltazar Richard (attrib,) (1600 – post 1660)– C minor ‘Violino Solo’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Girolamo Amati 1629, St Mary Aldemary 26th October 2017 Recording courtesy of Colin Still We know almost nothing about Balthazar Richard. He seems to have been born around 1600 in Mons (although the perpetually unreliable François-Joseph Fétis suggests earlier), and perhaps died in […]

Haley Olsen – ‘any mournful sound’

October 30, 2017

Haley Olsen – ‘any mournful sound’ Outtake/St Michael’s Highgate London Summer 2017 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati 1629)

Yuting Tan – Moon on Water

October 29, 2017

Yuting Tan – Moon on Water Outtake/St Michael’s Highgate London Summer 2017 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati 1629)

Elliott Grabil – ‘Written on the Train’ 2017

October 29, 2017

Elliott Grabill – ‘Written on the Train’ 2017 Outtake/St Michael’s Highgate London Summer 2017 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati 1620

David Matthews – 3 new works for solo violin & Quartet 14 2017

October 25, 2017

David Matthews-14th Quartet (2016) Kreutzer Quartet (PSS, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Neil Heyde, Clifton Harrison) Outtakes-24 10 2017 David Matthews – Brno Fantasia (for Pavel Novak) 2017 David Matthews -Sibeliad (for Edward Clark) 2017   Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin Girolamo Amati 1629 Outtakes . St Michaels Highgate 24 10 17 Engineer- Jonathan Haskell  

Ole Bull in Madison, Wisconsin. A new adventure begins!

September 3, 2017

Ole Bull in Madison We arrived in Madison, Wisconsin, early on the Saturday morning of Labor Day weekend.   I was very generously invited by Bob Klebba and David Vaughan to visit 130 Gilman Street, Madison, Wisconsin. This is the extraordinary 1850’s mansion which was Bull’s home in the State Capital, after he married Sarah […]