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Rodolphe Kreutzer – 14th Concerto

May 17, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766~1831) Violin Concerto No. 14 in E major 00:00 I. Allegro maestoso 10:51 II. Adagio 16:58 III. Rondo Violin : Peter Sheppard Skærved Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Mogrelia  

Nigel Clarke-’Parnassus’

May 13, 2014

This is where the collaboration with Nigel Clarke began. I went up to him in the RAM canteen, and told him that he was going to write a string ensemble piece. We were both equally excited about the possibilities of divided strings, so the resulting piece was scored for 7 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos […]

Ole Bull-’Aurora’

May 11, 2014

Ole Bull-’Aurora’ Adagio from E Minor Violin Concerto Workshop Recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Amati 1629, Roderick Chadwick-Piano

Ole Bull and Shade Fiddler Slone

May 6, 2014

  Ole Bull-Fanitullen & Shade Fiddler Slone-The Brush Fork of John’s Creek -reimagined by Peter Sheppard Skaerved Rehearsal Recording on Ole Bull’s 1732 Guarnerius - Lysøen 31st May 2014 (Bergen Festspillene) The story in brief-see below for more detail Writing to the 18-year old Sara Chapman Thorp (who he would marry in 1870) Bull told of […]

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’

May 4, 2014

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’  (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff Wellbanks) LO-FI rehearsal recording, 3 5 14 Today I will give my first concert playing the music of Vilém Tauský. I feel bad about this, as Tauský, who I never met, was a long term inspiration in approaching and understanding Leoš Janá?ek’s music, which has been […]

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 […]