Review of Matthews Solo disc in IRR!

November 1, 2013

David. Matthews New Music for Solo Violin, Volume 1. Winter Journey, Op. 32. Three Studies, Op. 39. 15 Fugues, Op. 88. Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin). Toccata Classics TOCC0152 (full price, 1 hour 2 minutes). Website www.toccataclassics.com Producer Peter Sheppard Skaerved. Engineer Jonathan Haskell. Dates August 17th and 18th, 2010. Comparison: Three Studies/Fugue No. 10: Sheppard Skaerved (Metier) MSVCD92028 […]

Beethoven links

October 18, 2013

  Op 12 Sonatas Rondeau Op 42 Beethoven/Bach Fugue Sonata Op 17 Kreutzer Sonatas (and Mayseder) Ries Sonata Piano Quartet Op 16 Sonatas Op 23 & 24 Sonatas Op 30 Op 96 Sonata Op 18 Quartets German Dances WoO42 Romberg Sonata Variations WoO40 2nd Symphony Eroica Symphony 7th Symphony Quartet Op 95 Op 107 Variations […]

Ole Bull-Sæterjentens Søndag (Arr.Johann Svendsen)

October 15, 2013

Ole Bull-Sæterjentens Søndag (Arr.Johann Svendsen) Live in Dover. Maison Dieu (Town Hall) 11 October 2o13 Longbow (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Aisha Orazbayeva, Tanya Sweiry, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Shulah Olive, Alice Barron, Annabelle Berthome Reynolds, Preetha Narayanan, Morgan Goff, Diana Mathews, Val Wellbanks, Evie Heyde, Rachel Meerloo)(Recorded and engineered by Colin Still-Optic Nerve Productions) TRANSIT:Pulp & Rags LINK […]

Rolf Martinsson-Landscape (film)

October 13, 2013

Sadie Harrison-Gallery (World Premiere-Wilton’s Music Hall September 11th 2013)

September 18, 2013

Sadie Harrison-Gallery (World Premiere-Wilton’s Music Hall September 11th 2013)The Flight of Swallows, Mint tea in an empty Medina, same strand…, ‘Measure for Measure’, the wonder of flying or Time for the night of practise, Return from Lysøen-25/10/12,Sadie Harrison-Gallery (Part 2) (World Premiere), Coffee with Aphra Behn: Westminster Abbey Cloisters, Nur Pünktlich, Sheppard’s Meadow, Two morning lights, […]

Michael Hersch-14 Pieces (after Primo Levi)

September 15, 2013

(Astounding Sounds) Violin – Niccolo Amati 1629

Michael Alec Rose – ‘Pre-Amble’ World Premiere

September 15, 2013

A lovely addition to the project. I have been contacted by a musician/writer in Iran,  Mehdi Aghamohammadi, who has sent me this-a poem made from our first day’s work. How lovely. On Dartmoor with Michael Alec Rose to ‘find’ his new piece, which we are sure is out on the Moor somewhere. Hayne Down, Bowerman’s […]

Recordings and Films (to order)

August 13, 2013

Recording is a central part of my work, and for the past few years, I have produced the majority of my own work, working for a range of labels including Toccata Classics, Metier (Divine Art), Naxos, and Guild. There are lots of exciting discs on the way. At the moment, the following are in prepation […]

The String Quartet Now, or From Where I Sit … A Very Personal View

July 29, 2013

The String Quartet Now, or From Where I Sit … A Very Personal View Contemporary Music Review 2013(CMR)Published online-26th July 2013 Link to article I spend my musical life moving back and forth, between being first violin of the Kreutzer Quartet and the more isolated world of a solo violinist. Sitting with my colleagues around […]

Bach-Chaconne 17th July 2013

July 17, 2013

Bach-Chaconne 17th July 2013 (Session Outtake) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698 (Joachim) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)   This is something very important to me, the very last thing which I played on the 1698 Joachim Strad, before it went off to Switzerland. This has always been something important to me, like working with different composers. I […]