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Schubert – Three Sonatas- a new project takes off

November 7, 2014

-a new exploration of Schubert, working with Julian Perkins;  three 1816 Sonatas for piano and violin. There is much that I will be saying about this, but just to say, that after months of technical work and analysis, today, sitting down, and playing these works with the a wonderful 1801 Broadwood Square piano, has revealed […]

Peter Sculthorpe-’Alone’ (Live in Tallinn 2014)

November 5, 2014

Peter Sculthorpe-’Alone’ (Live in Tallinn 2014) Peter Sheppard Skærved-Violin Live in Tallinn,14th August 2014 Tallinn, Väravatorn Eesti Kontsert presentation (Part of A Prairie Home Companion Cruise 2014) Filmed by Dan Johnson

‘Everyone Sang’Thursday, 6th November, 2014

November 3, 2014

  ‘Everyone Sang’: Music and Words Reflecting the First World War and its Themes Thursday, 6th November, 2014 7.45 – 9 p.m. St. George’s Church Aubrey Walk, Kensington, W8 7JG (closest tube stations: Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue) Nigel Clarke-Epitaph (for Edith Cavell) 2014 Erik Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)(1914) […]

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 2014)

November 1, 2014

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 29th 2014) I-  II-Ferociously  III-Longin; quiet, restrained grief  IV- V- VI- VII- VIII- IX-Haunted; stricken, consort-like throughout X-Frozen XI-Raging; violently throughout XII-Distant; consort-like XIII-Longing; quiet restrained grief Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde St Gabriels Pimlico Engineer-Jonathan Haskell With thanks to Marius […]

Leoš Janácek

November 1, 2014

Leoš Janácek-Violin Sonata (1914-15) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano (Recording outtakes-30 10 14 St Michael’s Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds I. Con moto II. Ballada III. Allegretto IV. Adagio

Erik Satie – Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916)

October 31, 2014

Erik Satie- Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916) Choral hypocrite Fugue à tâtons Fantaisie musculaire Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano ‘Channel Firing project’ (Recording Outtakes-unedited 30 10 14 St Michaels Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) I have been fascinated with these three pieces for my entire career. returning to […]

Frederick Delius-Lullaby (Hill/Tubbs)

October 31, 2014

Frederick Delius-Lullaby for a Modern Baby (1923) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano Recording Outtake-30 10 14 (St Michael’s Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell   Fredrick Delius –  Group including Frederick Delius and Philip Arnold Heseltine by Ernest Procter pencil, 1929 Delius was largely self-taught, like Elgar, and came from a German commercial family which had settled in […]

Michael Hersch – Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for unaccompanied violin (2014)

October 31, 2014

Michael Hersch – Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for unaccompanied violin (2014) european premiere St Gabriels Pimlico 29 10 14 Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Amati 1628)

Sadie Harrison-’Early Responses to the Thames 1990 I: Twilight….Dawn

October 29, 2014

29th October 2014 Opened the case this morning and was struck by the beauty of a violin, the music I will perform tonight (Michael Hersch) and record tomorrow (Boulanger, Satie, Delius, Ives, Janacek, Elgar) and the sound. Here it is, exploring Sadie Harrison’s ‘Early Responses to the Thames’. I just try not to get in […]

Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The Thousand Songs of Thebes’

October 27, 2014

 Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The  Thousand Songs of Thebes’  ‘That day of lamentation shall come upon you-and the Weary of Heart heeds not their wailing and weeping cannot save a man from the Netherworld’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins (22nd October 2014 -Outtake) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell a personal note I have never told the composer this, […]