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‘Everyone Sang’Thursday, 6th November, 2014

November 3, 2014

  ‘Everyone Sang’: Music and Words Reflecting the First World War and its Themes Thursday, 6th November, 2014 7.45 – 9 p.m. St. George’s Church Aubrey Walk, Kensington, W8 7JG (closest tube stations: Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park Avenue) Nigel Clarke-Epitaph (for Edith Cavell) 2014 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Erik Satie-Choses vues […]

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 2014)

November 1, 2014

Michael Hersch-Images from a Closed Ward (live London October 29th 2014) I-  II-Ferociously  III-Longin; quiet, restrained grief  IV- [Audio clip: view full post to listen] V- VI- VII-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] VIII- IX-Haunted; stricken, consort-like throughout X-Frozen [Audio clip: view full post to listen] XI-Raging; violently throughout[Audio clip: view full post to […]

Leoš Janácek

November 1, 2014

Leoš Janácek-Violin Sonata (1914-15) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano (Recording outtakes-30 10 14 St Michael’s Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds I. Con moto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] II. Ballada [Audio clip: view full post to listen] III. Allegretto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] IV. Adagio [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Erik Satie – Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916)

October 31, 2014

Erik Satie- Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) 1914 (Published 1916) Choral hypocrite [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Fugue à tâtons [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Fantaisie musculaire [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano ‘Channel Firing project’ (Recording Outtakes-unedited 30 10 14 […]

Frederick Delius-Lullaby (Hill/Tubbs)

October 31, 2014

Frederick Delius-Lullaby for a Modern Baby (1923) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano Recording Outtake-30 10 14 (St Michael’s Highgate) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Fredrick Delius –  Group including Frederick Delius and Philip Arnold Heseltine by Ernest Procter pencil, 1929 Delius was largely self-taught, like Elgar, and came from a […]

Michael Hersch – Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for unaccompanied violin (2014)

October 31, 2014

Michael Hersch – Of Sorrow Born: Seven Elegies for unaccompanied violin (2014) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] european premiere St Gabriels Pimlico 29 10 14 Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Amati 1628)

Sadie Harrison-‘Early Responses to the Thames 1990 I: Twilight….Dawn

October 29, 2014

29th October 2014 Opened the case this morning and was struck by the beauty of a violin, the music I will perform tonight (Michael Hersch) and record tomorrow (Boulanger, Satie, Delius, Ives, Janacek, Elgar) and the sound. Here it is, exploring Sadie Harrison’s ‘Early Responses to the Thames’. I just try not to get in […]

Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The Thousand Songs of Thebes’

October 27, 2014

 Sadie Harrison-Mansion IV ‘The  Thousand Songs of Thebes’  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] ‘That day of lamentation shall come upon you-and the Weary of Heart heeds not their wailing and weeping cannot save a man from the Netherworld’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins (22nd October 2014 -Outtake) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell a personal note […]

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011)

October 26, 2014

Sadie Harrison – Ballare un passacaglia di ombre (August 2011) Recording outtake. 21 October 2014 (Engineer Jonathan Haskell) Peter Sheppard Skaerved=-Violin [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Edward Cowie-Third Quartet

October 23, 2014

Edward Cowie-Third Quartet ‘In Flight Music’ (2010) We gave the world premiere of this piece last year as part of our Wilton’s series. We spent a wondrous day recording it yesterday, and here are unedited materials from this most aerial of pieces. A joy to play, and a day of recording to remember. ( I […]