»Composers«

Pietro Antonio Locatelli – Il laberinto armonico

July 6, 2011

Pietro Antonio Locatelli (3 September 1695 – 30 March 1764)-Il laberinto armonico Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Live performance, Cyprus 2009) Live performance. Baltimore Old Episcopalian Church 4th April 2012   The full title of this work ‘il laberinto armonicao, facilius ingressus, difficilius exius’, bespeaks something way beyond mere musical process. I have been intrigued by it […]

Andrea Sarto-Hevel

July 6, 2011

Andrea Sarto-Hevel Kreutzer Quartet World Premiere 2008 Venice (Arsenale) (Biennale) Recording courtesy of RAI3

George Crumb-Eleven Echoes of Autumn

July 6, 2011

George Crumb-Eleven Echoes of Autumn Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Nancy Ruffer-Flute Roger Heaton-Clarinet Aaron Shorr-Piano Shoe Factory, Nikosia Pharos Contemporary Musc Festival 2010

David Matthews-5th Quartet-Imminent Toccata release

July 6, 2011

Soon to be released! David Matthews-5th Quartet Summer 2010 (Outtakes) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)

Giovanni Battista Vitali-Partite sopra diverse sonate

July 6, 2011

Giovanni Battista Vitali(18 February 1632 — 12 October 1692) G.B.Vitali: Partite sopra diverse sonate (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Recorded 2010 Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)     Live Performance on copy of 1564 Amati by Lorraine Bitaud. 2 6 2010 

Benjamin Gait-In a Silent Way

July 5, 2011

Benjamin Gait-In a Silent Way Workshop reading-York University Music Department 21st June 2011 Kreutzer Quartet Working with young composers is absolutely fundamental to us, and the workshop is really where things happen. Here is an example of one of just such a session at York University, where the Kreutzer Quartet is in residence. This is […]

Slaatter-As performed by Knut Dahle and transcribed by Johan Halvorsen

July 5, 2011

Larsens Halling, Live in Baltimore, 4 4 2012 (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) I was given the first edition of Halvorsen’s faithful transcriptions of Slaater when I was a teenager, and they have been on and off the music desk ever since.  It took me a long time to get to grips with how groundbreaking these were. […]

Hans Abrahamsen- Capriccio Bagateller

July 4, 2011

Hans Abrahamsen- Capriccio Bagateller Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Session Outtakes 29-6-2011 Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (astounding sounds) I first played these astonishing miniatures in St Paul’s Cathedral in 2008 and have been entranced by them ever since.

Bartok – 44 Duos

July 4, 2011

Bartok-44 Duos with  violins,  by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, c.1765 and Antonio Stradivari 1698 (Joachim) (Royal Academy of Music Collections)  Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari (Joachim 1698) Mihailo Trandafilovski ( Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, c.1765i) Wiltons Music Hall 19 October 2010 Engineer -Colin Steel (Optic Nerve) 1. Necklied/Matchmaking Song/Parosito  2. Reigen/Maypole/Kalamajko  3. Menuetto 4. Sommer-Sonnwendlied/Summer Solstice Song/ Szentivaneji  5. […]

Haflidi Hallgrimsson-7 Epigrams

July 4, 2011

1. A languorous window stands white (Homage to Pasternak) Seven Epigrams 1 2. Behind me stands an empty cage (Homage to O. Mandelstam) Seven Epigrams 2 3.The Captive Spirit (Homage to Tsvetayeva) Seven Epigrams 3 4. Responsorium (Homage to N. Mandelstam) Seven Epigrams 4 5. Night Train (Homage to Shostakovich) Seven Epigrams 5 6. Mystical […]