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Pavel Novak-25 Capricci

July 7, 2011

Pavel Novak-25 Capricci on a Theme of Leos Janacek Dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skaerved Live Performance at the Janacek House, Brno.2009 Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Henze-4th Quartet

July 7, 2011

Hans Werner Henze-4th Quartet Live Performance. Venice 2009 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) Henze’s 4th Quartet is one of the most dramatically and emotionally ambitious quartets since Beethoven, yet is comparatively unknown. The Third movement, one of Henze’s beloved colloquys with other composers (Vitali, Corelli, Telemann all come to […]

Nicola LeFanu-3rd Quartet

July 7, 2011

Nicola LeFanu-3rd Quartet (Dedicated to the Kreutzer Quartet) 2nd Performance March 2011 University College Falmouth Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)

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

July 6, 2011

David Matthews’s 5th Quartet returns to the ‘without a break’ form of the 1st and 3rd. After the expansiveness of the 4th Quartet, it is a complete change-this work packs lots of material into very small spaces, and result is explosive, both in lyrcism, and rhythmic intensity. It remains one of the most challenging works […]

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. […]