»Composers«

Ole Bull-‘Aurora’

May 11, 2014

Ole Bull-‘Aurora’ Adagio from E Minor Violin Concerto[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Workshop Recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Amati 1629, Roderick Chadwick-Piano

Vilém Tauský-‘Coventry’

May 4, 2014

Vilém Tauský-‘Coventry’  (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff Wellbanks) LO-FI rehearsal recording, 3 5 14 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 […]

Ives and Sassoon

May 2, 2014

PSS with Aaron Shorr-Piano Wilton’s Music Hall June 2008 Engineer: Colin Still (Optic Nerve) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 […]

Jeremy Thurlow-‘Self Ablaze’

April 29, 2014

Jeremy Thurlow-‘Self Ablaze'[Audio clip: view full post to listen]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 […]

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 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Donatoni-Ciglio (1994) (a performer’s perspective)   ‘A performer familiar with Donatoni knows that elaboration, ornamentation, grace-notes, trills, mordents, appogiaturas, etcetera are the very stuff of his work. His music follows the architectural principles […]

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 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 […]

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-Piano[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Live 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 […]

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)[Audio clip: view full post to listen]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