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David Gorton/John Dowland-a collaboration

December 11, 2013

Composer David Gorton is moving towards a large-scale work for strings, rooted in the Lachrymae  of John Dowland. To begin the process, he has arranged this work, and Byrd and Randall’s take on it for strings. I have then made a ‘next step’ throwing Dowland and Gorton into the same space, collapsing material from David’s Caprices and […]

Hunting the piece. With Nigel Clarke. Brussels December 2013

December 8, 2013

  Hunting the piece. With NIgel Clarke. Brussels 8 12 13.

-Erme Plain-Stalldown Barrow-Clitter-

December 5, 2013

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-’Ugborough Moor-Erme Plain-Stalldown Barrow-Clitter-Sharp Tor’ Workshop Recording 5 12 13 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Hillfield-Cosdown-Hound Tor(s)-the great silence-River Taw-Ivy Tor   Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stone Row/Stone Circle    

Nigel Clarke-Collaboration and inspiration

December 5, 2013

5th December 2013Nigel Clarke’s Cornet Concerto – Mysteries of the Horizon has won a prestigious 2013 British Composers Award. Feeling a little proud of my longest friend/collaborator, whom I first bullied for a piece ‘Parnassus’ in my second year at RAM. Here’s an overview of the resulting works-two string ensemble works, two violin concertos, and […]

A Day of David Matthews 4 12 13

December 4, 2013

Today, I found that David Matthews’ music is surrounding me. The quartet is rehearsing the 2nd and 3 Quartets to complete Volume 3 of our complete Matthews Quartets on Toccata Classics. In addition, he has just finished his transcription of all the Beethoven Op 119 ‘Bagatelles’ for the Kreutzers-and the score just arrived, together with a […]

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna Ayama

November 25, 2013

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna AyamaWorld Premiere Keele University Theatre 20/11/13 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)  

Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 & D major Konzertstück D345

November 22, 2013

Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 Franz Schubert: Konzertstück (for Violin and Orchestra) in D major, D345 – Adagio – Allegro For Violin with String Orchestra (1816) Adagio – Allegro Giusto Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin/Director (WE Hill & Sons 1903) Parnassus Ensemble of London (1993 performance)  

Beethoven-Elegischer Gesang Op 118 LIVE

November 18, 2013

Beethoven-Elegischer Gesang Op 118 LIVE  Wilton’s Music Hall Tuesday 12th September 2013 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Sk?rved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde With Guest Artists-New London Chamber Choir Amanda Pitt (S), Rachel Hewitt (A), William Cramer (T),Graham Roberts (B) (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds) Ludwig van Beethoven – ‘Elegischer Gesang’ Op 118 (1814)   Sanft wie du […]

Edward Cowie – String Quartet No. 3 ‘In Flight Music’ (New Version 2010) World Premiere

November 2, 2013

  Edward Cowie - String Quartet No. 3 ‘In Flight Music’ (New Version 2010) World Premiere Hang-gliders, Stanwell Park, NSW, Australia – Vapour Trails – Hummingbird Hawk Moths, Maurens, France – Raptor Thermals,mainly Eagles! (Dordogne, France) Kreutzer Quartet- Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Mihailo Trandafilovski-Morgan Goff-Neil Heyde Live Performance-Wilton’s Music Hall 21st October 2013 (Engineer Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds)  Review […]

Review of Matthews Solo disc in IRR!

November 1, 2013

David. Matthews New Music for Solo Violin, Volume 1. Winter Journey, Op. 32. Three Studies, Op. 39. 15 Fugues, Op. 88. Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin). Toccata Classics TOCC0152 (full price, 1 hour 2 minutes). Website www.toccataclassics.com Producer Peter Sheppard Skaerved. Engineer Jonathan Haskell. Dates August 17th and 18th, 2010. Comparison: Three Studies/Fugue No. 10: Sheppard Skaerved (Metier) MSVCD92028 […]