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Dmitri Smirnov-2 Fugues Op 6

February 14, 2014

Dmitri Smirnov-2 Fugues Op 6 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Hill 1900) In 1994, I accidentally ‘dug up’ a work by the Russian composer Dmitri Smirnov. I had been playing his wonderful homage to Bach and Handel ‘Partita’ (1985) for some time. When Goldsmiths College asked me to play Partita […]

John McCabe ‘Maze Dances’

February 14, 2014

John McCabe ‘Maze Dances’ (1973)[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1734 (Habeneck)  

David Matthews-2nd & 3rd Quartets

January 30, 2014

David Matthews-2nd Quartet Op 16(1974-1980) Allegro[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Scherzo[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Elegy[Audio clip: view full post to listen] David Matthews-3rd Quartet Op 18(1977-8) Allegro animato-Andante tranquillo/Prestissimo, spettrale/Andante come sopra, ma poco piu tranquillo/Prestissimo, molto intenso-Largo sostenuto[Audio clip: view full post to listen]   (outtakes of recording session 29 1 […]

Elgar-towards a British Violin school? (currently updating)

January 25, 2014

  In 1878, the Worcester Amateur Orchestral Society presented this beautiful, engraved, Tubbs bow to the young Edward Elgar. By itself, it is a supreme example of 19th Century British Violin Making at its zenith. In the context of what it led to, it is a powerful object. I have been fortunate to spend a […]

Concert for Malmö 15th January 2014

January 21, 2014

  Peter Sheppard Skaerved: The violin now!-Musikhögskolan i Malmö, Ystadvägen 25, 200 41 Malmö,  12.15-13 Lunchkonsert Michael Alec Rose “Air” Sadie Harrison “Gallery” Michael Hersch “…in the snow margins…” David Gorton “Caprices” Rolf Martinsson “Landscape” Nigel Clarke “Pernambuco” 13.15–16.15 Öppet stråkseminarium Seminarium om stråktekniker med musikexempel från några av de 300 verk som komponerats för […]

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811)

January 19, 2014

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811) (Original version) Peter Sheppard Skaerved -Director, Parnassus Ensemble London (recorded 1994)[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Franz Schubert-8 Ländler (1816) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Workshop Recording. Wapping 21 12 13 Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Franz Schubert: Konzertstück […]

Mihailo Trandafilovski-‘Arc-en-ciel’ & ‘Duet 2’ (Outtakes)

January 15, 2014

Mihailo Trandafilovski-‘Duet 2′(2008) (Premiered Wilton’s Music Hall 2009) -1-[Audio clip: view full post to listen]-2-[Audio clip: view full post to listen]-3-[Audio clip: view full post to listen]-4-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] –5-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] -6-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] -7-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Mihailo […]

Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams

January 7, 2014

Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Live recording. Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Shorr. 

Reicha Quartets. Flesh and Bone

January 5, 2014

Reicha Quartets. Flesh and Bone NB-Scroll down to the bottom of the page for listening aspects In many years spent performing and studying the chamber music of Anton Reicha, it has become clear to me, and my colleagues, that his music demands a very particular approach, and, however much this might seem to relate to […]

Quiet inspirations: an evening with Pepys & Matteis

December 26, 2013

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!)[Audio clip: view full post to listen]