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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, […]

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 […]