»Composers«

Ole Bull and Shade Fiddler Slone

May 6, 2014

  Ole Bull-Fanitullen & Shade Fiddler Slone-The Brush Fork of John’s Creek -reimagined by Peter Sheppard Skaerved Rehearsal Recording on Ole Bull’s 1732 Guarnerius - Lysøen 31st May 2014 (Bergen Festspillene) The story in brief-see below for more detail Writing to the 18-year old Sara Chapman Thorp (who he would marry in 1870) Bull told of […]

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’

May 4, 2014

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’  (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff Wellbanks) LO-FI rehearsal recording, 3 5 14 Today I will give my first concert playing the music of Vilém Tauský. I feel bad about this, as Tauský, who I never met, was a long term inspiration in approaching and understanding Leoš Janá?ek’s music, which has been […]

Ives and Sassoon

May 2, 2014

PSS with Aaron Shorr-Piano Wilton’s Music Hall June 2008 Engineer: Colin Still (Optic Nerve) Charles Ives (Back of an Envelope) Feb 26th 1917 (two months before the US entered the war) ‘Why do the rich always Think for the poor- Because the poor are So busy all the time thinking About how to make a […]

Jeremy Thurlow-’Self Ablaze’

April 29, 2014

Jeremy Thurlow-’Self Ablaze’Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano World Premiere-Kettles Yard Cambridge 27 4 14 It was Deedee and Elliott Schwartz who introduced me to Jeremy Thurlow-beginning a friendship and partnership which has now resulted in two wonderful pieces, ‘Ouija’ for violin and electronics, and ‘Self-Ablaze’, which Roderick Chadwick and I premiered yesterday at Kettles Yard. […]

Franco Donatoni-’Ciglio III’

April 28, 2014

Franco Donatoni-’Ciglio III’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano Live at Kettles Yard-Cambridge April 27 2014

Jeremy Dale Roberts-’Capriccio’ (Live)

April 28, 2014

Jeremy Dale Roberts-’Capriccio’ (Live) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano Kettles Yard 27 4 14  My collaboration with Jeremy Dale Roberts is one of the joys of my creative life. This is a the latest stage, working with him on his wonderful 1965 ‘Capriccio’. Linked to this: A lesson with Ralph Holmes The great British violinist, […]

Niccolo Castiglioni-Undici Danze per la bella Verena

April 28, 2014

Niccolo Castiglioni-Undici Danze per la bella Verena (1996) Peter Sheppard Skaervd-Violin (Amati 1628), Roderick Chadwick-PianoLive at Kettles Yard 27 4 14 Castiglioni’s ’11 dances’ are his last work, completed on 30th September 1996 just nine days before his death. Based on a simple, popuar them, they distill Castiglioni’s mature style. After the last dance, the […]

A celebration of living composers Kettles Yard Cambridge 27 4 14

April 27, 2014

 

Working with Composer Kate Honey

April 25, 2014

Working session with Roderick Chadwick and composer Kate Honey (Extract) 24 4 14 It’s always a great pleasure to come across a lovely new voice, and the music of Kate Honey is definitely that. We will premiere her ‘Stay Together, Learn the Flowers, Go Light’ on Sunday 27th April at Kettles Yard LINK This is […]

Richard Causton-Seven States of Rain (Live)

April 24, 2014

Richard Causton-Seven States of Rain (2003)Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Live performance-27th April 2014 Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge Rehearsing for our 27th April Concert at Kettles Yard. LINK for details