For years, I have been inspired by the work of Icelandic artist, arngunnur ýr. Here is a piece that has been particularly important to me, over the practice desk. Link I was given a another reason to look carefully at it today (6th May 2012) by the lovely piano trio, ‘ata whuena’, by the composer Rosalind [...]
Kreutzer Quartet recording David Matthews 1st Quartet. 11th April 2012. Peter Sheppard Skaerved/Mihailo Trandafilovski/Morgan Goff/Neil Heyde Musical Supervision-David Matthews Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Outtakes of David Matthews-1st Quartet 1970-80(First Recording) Link to 12th Quartet
Journal Pages-Back in London, March 2012 It is always interesting seeing what we notice, coming home. This time, returning from Tennessee it was the beauty on the Tube.
Chris Redgate, speaking about his innovatory work redesigning the oboe. Question 1: ‘Why change the instrument?’ Go to: LINK
Sadie Harrison -’…an angel reads my open book…’ (Version II) Five pieces for violin and piano First performance: Violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved and pianist Aaron Shorr, Marco Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico, 12th January 2005. NB: Lo-Fi Audio rip from film documentation-this was the first performance, and was not recorded except on camera-this is offered as a [...]
On Wednesday 19th, at the Library of Congress I was handed this wonderful document from their collections-a rather alarming recipe for Ravioli! Food was very important to Paganini, and particularly Genovese cuisine. In his letters, from the time he left Italy for the first time in 1828, it is a theme that returns again and again. [...]