»Composers«

Rodolphe Kreutzer – 14th Concerto

May 17, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766~1831) Violin Concerto No. 14 in E major 00:00 I. Allegro maestoso 10:51 II. Adagio 16:58 III. Rondo Violin : Peter Sheppard Skærved Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Mogrelia  

Nigel Clarke-‘Parnassus’

May 13, 2014

This is where the collaboration with Nigel Clarke began. I went up to him in the RAM canteen, and told him that he was going to write a string ensemble piece. We were both equally excited about the possibilities of divided strings, so the resulting piece was scored for 7 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos […]

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