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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, […]

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011)

October 26, 2014

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011) Recording outtake. 21 October 2014 (Engineer Jonathan Haskell) Peter Sheppard Skaerved=-Violin

Edward Cowie-Third Quartet

October 23, 2014

Edward Cowie-Third Quartet ‘In Flight Music’ (2010) We gave the world premiere of this piece last year as part of our Wilton’s series. We spent a wondrous day recording it yesterday, and here are unedited materials from this most aerial of pieces. A joy to play, and a day of recording to remember. ( I […]

For Charlotte Jarvis

October 20, 2014

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-For Charlotte Jarvis 23 10 14 Version. Aldbury Parish Church. Engineer Jonathan Haskell Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)

Elgar-Sospiri

October 14, 2014

Edward Elgar-Sospiri (1914) (W H Reed Freundschaftlichst zugeeignet) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-W E Hill & Sons 1901, Tubbs 1878 Roderick Chadwick-Piano Recording Outtake – St Michael’s Highgate 30 10 14 Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin

September 20, 2014

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin Workshop recording, 20 9 14 Peter Sheppard Skaerved In the midst of preparing for my two lecture recitals about Beethoven in Glasgow next week, I took time out to record what seems to me to be Beethoven’s only piece for violin alone (published as ‘presumably for two violins’). It clearly […]

Ole Bull-Article for Strings Magazine October 2014

August 30, 2014

Article in Strings Magazine: October 2014 (Click on Image to read)

The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved

August 26, 2014

  The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy   David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved Paper given at the Performance Studies Network Third International Conference, University of Cambridge, 17-20 July 2014 (adapted).   Introduction This paper will discuss the early stages of development of a new piece for string ensemble, that composer David Gorton […]

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963)

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-30 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Today, we recorded the very first piece which David Matthews wrote for String Quartet, a mirror canon, which he completed in 1963 at the age of 20. The beginnings of […]

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions Over many years working with David Matthews, one of the most fascinating parts of our collaboration has been working with him on his transcriptions. In the Mid 19th Century, it was very common practice, for quartets to invite composers to work with them on earlier musics; Richard Wagner, for instance, worked with […]