»Composers«

Laura Konjetsky-’die Rote Zugabe’

December 6, 2012

Laura Konjetsky-’die Rote Zugabe’ 5 12 12.Munich. This morning, preparations begin for a premiere in Bamberg next month. The pianist/composer Laura Konjetsky has written me a new piece ‘die Rote Zugabe’ (the Red Encore), and today was our first workshop in her studio here in Munich. The workshop ranged from the quotidien ‘Stoff’ of such […]

Morton Feldman-’Violin and String Quartet’

December 6, 2012

Morton Feldman-’Violin and String Quartet’(Workshop recording) 5th December 2012Peter Sheppard Skaerved,Max Peter Meis, Eli Nakagawa-Hawthorne, Kelvin Hawthorne,Bridget MacRae. (I have broken this single span into 4 sections for upload) (1.)(2.)(3.)(3.))  

Sadie Harrison in the Shoe Factory

December 2, 2012

Sadie Harrison in the Shoe Factory Sadie Harrison-’Sheppard’s Meadow’ (26th November 2012)Recorded in the ‘Shoe Factory’ Nikosia, Cyprus. 28th November 2012 This is the latest piece in Sadie Harrison’s ongoing series ‘Gallery’. It was written in response to a walk that I took from Epping to Wapping on the 19th November. In a note that […]

Anton Reicha- Duo Op. 84 No 5 D major

November 27, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenberg-Cello Recorded 2004  No 5 D major-Allegro Moderato This is the first of two duos in the cycle based on a repeating bass or Chaconne. At the top of the […]

Anton Reicha-Duo No 4 E Flat Major Op. 84 No 4

November 26, 2012

 Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenberg-Cello Duo No 4 E Flat Major Adagio-Tempo di Minuetto  The 4th Duo is the first to include a movement away from the home key-the ‘trio’ section of the second […]

Anton Reicha-Duo No 3. B flat Major

November 25, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenburg-Cello Duo No 3. B flat Major Lento-Allegro Poco Vivo The third duo gently introduces pizzicato,which Reicha has so far eschewed. Halfway through the first movement, with the return of […]

Anton Reicha-Duo Op 12 No 2 G Major

November 25, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenburg-Cello Duo No 2. G Major Adagio-Presto There is little doubt that part of the fault with Reicha’s absence from the concert stage lies with the composer himself. He notd […]

Anton Reicha-Duo Op 12 No 1 C Major

November 24, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenburg-Cello Duo No 1. C Major-Largo-Allegro non Troppo  The first of this extraordinary cyce of duos is in many ways the simplest. Like the first of Reicha’s Op 48/49 set […]

Judith Bingham-’Leonardo’s Mirror’

November 11, 2012

Judith Bingham-’Leonardo’s Mirror’ (Sunday November 11th 11am 2012, Wapping) Nine days ago, Judith Bingham sent me a lovely new piece, ‘Leonardo’s Mirror’. This arrived just as I was in the midst of preparing to record the Bach B minor Partita  and proved a wonderful source of inspiration for that recording. The composer wrote: I just finished […]

THE PAGANINI PROJECT at the Library of Congress

November 7, 2012

THE PAGANINI PROJECT …aims to bring together instruments, objects, and paper holdings at the Library of Congress exploring Paganini’s work and touring. This page includes documentary material from my research there, and links to other Paganini aspects in my work. Here is the film which I made at the Library of Congress in June 2012 […]