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Channel Firing-Summer 2014 (IN PREPARATION)

July 24, 2014

4th August Towards Dover 4-8-14 (Walk cross section, Merstham to Farnham) Workshop recording Wapping 04 08 2014 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (W.E.Hill & Sons 1903) Another piece emerged over night, as the 4th August dawned. It’s a tentative walking piece, a pilgrimage in the wrong direction, from Merstham to Farnham, reflecting the cross section of the walk, […]

Inspiration. With Nigel Clarke-St Pancras-Clerkenwell-Smithfield-St Mary Aldemary 8 7 14

July 8, 2014

Walking and talking with Nigel Clarke in Clerkenwell and the City today, ending up with coffee under the fan-vaulting of Wren’s only gothic church. It was a day of past and present, beginning, five minutes from St Pancras International, at the eponymous church on the hill tucked in behind. A 6th Century stone, the graves […]

Practice: Michelangelo-Bach 5 7 14

July 5, 2014

Practice: 5th July 2014Totally unable to tear myself away from Michelangelo’s ‘Entombment’ at the NG today. I arrived at 11 and realised when I left that I had sat there for four hours. Much of it wondering what music might reach such heights/depths. I am not going to offer any answer but three readings of […]

Tartini-Sonata Piccola No 18 D major

June 5, 2014

Tartini: ‘The essence of Harmony is Unity, which divides itself into multiples, only to return to unity as its basic principle.’  Sonata XVIII  D major Andante Cantabile lascia ch’io dico addio Whenever I play or hear this movement, I think of Tartini saying:’‘The essence of Harmony is Unity, which divides itself into multiples, only to return to […]

Summer 2014

June 5, 2014

With Ole Bull 2014

May 29, 2014

Ole Bull-Adagio ‘Aurora’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved on Ole Bull’s 1848 Vuillaume Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Lysoen Rehearsal Recording 30th May 2014   29th May 2014 Upon arriving in Bergen, I decided to check something which had struck me on engravings and photographs. Bull was born on the 5th February in the chemist’s shop owned by his […]

Two days with Jeremy Dale Roberts

May 27, 2014

Either side of the Sound May 14-15 2014 (in preparation)

May 16, 2014

Spring 2014

April 5, 2014

                   

March 2014

March 10, 2014