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Mihailo Trandafilovski-Duos 1 & 2

December 19, 2013

The last rehearsal of the year, a joyous morning playing Mihailo Trandafilovski’s 2 ‘Duos’ with Roderick Chadwick (we are recording them in a month). We first played No2 4 years ago, but had no documentation, so, in advance of the recording, here is the LO-FI sneak peak from the rehearsal-and, a picture, taken at the […]

Mihailo Trandafilovski-Arc-en-Ciel (First look/listen)

December 11, 2013

Mihailo Trandafilovski has just completed a piece which he describes as the kernel of much of his recent large-scale chamber and choral works- ‘Arc-en-Ciel’. This 4 minute piece is filled with the vertiginous rhapsody that characterises much of his work. We are premiering it together at the Enlightenment Gallery of the British Museum-at 630pm on […]

David Gorton/John Dowland-a collaboration

December 11, 2013

Composer David Gorton is moving towards a large-scale work for strings, rooted in the Lachrymae  of John Dowland. To begin the process, he has arranged this work, and Byrd and Randall’s take on it for strings. I have then made a ‘next step’ throwing Dowland and Gorton into the same space, collapsing material from David’s Caprices and […]

Hunting the piece. With Nigel Clarke. Brussels December 2013

December 8, 2013

  Hunting the piece. With NIgel Clarke. Brussels 8 12 13.

-Erme Plain-Stalldown Barrow-Clitter-

December 5, 2013

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-’Ugborough Moor-Erme Plain-Stalldown Barrow-Clitter-Sharp Tor’ Workshop Recording 5 12 13 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Hillfield-Cosdown-Hound Tor(s)-the great silence-River Taw-Ivy Tor   Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stone Row/Stone Circle    

Nigel Clarke-Collaboration and inspiration

December 5, 2013

5th December 2013Nigel Clarke’s Cornet Concerto – Mysteries of the Horizon has won a prestigious 2013 British Composers Award. Feeling a little proud of my longest friend/collaborator, whom I first bullied for a piece ‘Parnassus’ in my second year at RAM. Here’s an overview of the resulting works-two string ensemble works, two violin concertos, and […]

A Day of David Matthews 4 12 13

December 4, 2013

Today, I found that David Matthews’ music is surrounding me. The quartet is rehearsing the 2nd and 3 Quartets to complete Volume 3 of our complete Matthews Quartets on Toccata Classics. In addition, he has just finished his transcription of all the Beethoven Op 119 ‘Bagatelles’ for the Kreutzers-and the score just arrived, together with a […]

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna Ayama

November 25, 2013

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna AyamaWorld Premiere Keele University Theatre 20/11/13 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)  

Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 & D major Konzertstück D345

November 22, 2013

Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 Franz Schubert: Konzertstück (for Violin and Orchestra) in D major, D345 – Adagio – Allegro For Violin with String Orchestra (1816) Adagio – Allegro Giusto Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin/Director (WE Hill & Sons 1903) Parnassus Ensemble of London (1993 performance)  

Beethoven-Elegischer Gesang Op 118 LIVE

November 18, 2013

Beethoven-Elegischer Gesang Op 118 LIVE  Wilton’s Music Hall Tuesday 12th September 2013 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Sk?rved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde With Guest Artists-New London Chamber Choir Amanda Pitt (S), Rachel Hewitt (A), William Cramer (T),Graham Roberts (B) (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds) Ludwig van Beethoven – ‘Elegischer Gesang’ Op 118 (1814)   Sanft wie du […]