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Ives and Sassoon

May 2, 2014

PSS with Aaron Shorr-Piano Wilton’s Music Hall June 2008 Engineer: Colin Still (Optic Nerve) Charles Ives (Back of an Envelope) Feb 26th 1917 (two months before the US entered the war) ‘Why do the rich always Think for the poor- Because the poor are So busy all the time thinking About how to make a […]

Jeremy Thurlow-’Self Ablaze’

April 29, 2014

Jeremy Thurlow-’Self Ablaze’Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano World Premiere-Kettles Yard Cambridge 27 4 14 It was Deedee and Elliott Schwartz who introduced me to Jeremy Thurlow-beginning a friendship and partnership which has now resulted in two wonderful pieces, ‘Ouija’ for violin and electronics, and ‘Self-Ablaze’, which Roderick Chadwick and I premiered yesterday at Kettles Yard. […]

Franco Donatoni-’Ciglio III’

April 28, 2014

Franco Donatoni-’Ciglio III’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano Live at Kettles Yard-Cambridge April 27 2014

Jeremy Dale Roberts-’Capriccio’ (Live)

April 28, 2014

Jeremy Dale Roberts-’Capriccio’ (Live) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano Kettles Yard 27 4 14  My collaboration with Jeremy Dale Roberts is one of the joys of my creative life. This is a the latest stage, working with him on his wonderful 1965 ‘Capriccio’. Linked to this: A lesson with Ralph Holmes The great British violinist, […]

Niccolo Castiglioni-Undici Danze per la bella Verena

April 28, 2014

Niccolo Castiglioni-Undici Danze per la bella Verena (1996) Peter Sheppard Skaervd-Violin (Amati 1628), Roderick Chadwick-PianoLive at Kettles Yard 27 4 14 Castiglioni’s ’11 dances’ are his last work, completed on 30th September 1996 just nine days before his death. Based on a simple, popuar them, they distill Castiglioni’s mature style. After the last dance, the […]

Working with Composer Kate Honey

April 25, 2014

Working session with Roderick Chadwick and composer Kate Honey (Extract) 24 4 14 It’s always a great pleasure to come across a lovely new voice, and the music of Kate Honey is definitely that. We will premiere her ‘Stay Together, Learn the Flowers, Go Light’ on Sunday 27th April at Kettles Yard LINK This is […]

Richard Causton-Seven States of Rain (Live)

April 24, 2014

Richard Causton-Seven States of Rain (2003)Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Live performance-27th April 2014 Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge Rehearsing for our 27th April Concert at Kettles Yard. LINK for details

Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)

April 11, 2014

Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) (Choral hypocrite-Fugue à tâtons-Fantaisie musculaire) Workshop recording. Peter Sheppard Skærved and Roderick Chadwick. London 9th April 2014 This piece has been something of an obsession of mine for many years. It is Satie’s only published work for violin and piano, although there is also another (untitled movement) […]

Priaulx Rainier-Movement (‘Incantation’) for Piano and Violin 1935

April 9, 2014

Priaulx Rainier-Movement  for Piano and Violin 1935 Outtake of World Premiere Recording, 1st July 2014. St Michael’s Highgate. Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Roderick Chadwick Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Live performance at Kettles Yard 27th April 2014 Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Roderick Chadwick     Workshop recording-Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin 9  4 14 This extraordinary piece was first shown […]

David Riebe-’Song of the Thames-daughters’

March 17, 2014

David Riebe-’Song of the Thames-daughters’ An inter-arts whispering game for solo violin Dedicated to, and based on paintings by Peter Sheppard Skaerved In 2011,  I was introduced to composer David Riebe. Here’s a sample of a piece that he wrote for me at the time, and at the bottom of this page, more of that […]