»Composers«

Beethoven-F Major Fugue (1794)

July 11, 2011

Beethoven-F Major Fugue (1794) (Hess 28-30) Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Philippa Mo, Nancy Sullivan, Susie Winkworth St Johns Smith Square December 2002

Sonni Petrovski-Bric-a-Brac

July 8, 2011

Sonni Petrovski-Bric-a-Brac Live Performance Peter Sheppard Skaerved York 2005

John McCabe-Star Preludes

July 8, 2011

John McCabe-Star PreludesStudio recording-1999Live performance London 1999 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Tamami Honma-Piano John McCabe’s ‘Star Preludes’ demands finger-punishing speed and enormous colouristic imagination from both performers. Like so much of his piano music, it was written for himself to play, with Erich Gruenberg. Both these performances are recorded in the 1734 ‘Habeneck’ Stradivari.

Roger Marsh-Chaconne

July 8, 2011

Roger Marsh-Chaconne Live performance Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York University 2005

Paul Osterfield-24 Caprices

July 8, 2011

In the summer of 2011, began  a project with the Tennessee-based composer, Paul Osterfield. Hewrote a series of 24 Caprices for me, and there was a wonderful to and fro of ideas-he finished the set, astonishingly, in a month, and I gave performances of the Caprices in the US and the UK, in the following […]

Beethoven Sonatas Op 23 and 24

July 7, 2011

Beethoven-A minor Sonata Op 23 for Piano with violin (Dedicated to Graf von Fries) Aaron Shorr-Piano, Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1699 ‘Crespi’) Live recording St Johns Smith Square London 2003 Beethoven-F Major Sonata for Piano with Violin Op 24 (Dedicated to Graf von Fries) In April 1800, there was a performance of Haydn’s creation at […]

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 […]