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George Crumb-Eleven Echoes of Autumn

July 6, 2011

George Crumb-Eleven Echoes of Autumn Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Nancy Ruffer-Flute Roger Heaton-Clarinet Aaron Shorr-Piano Shoe Factory, Nikosia Pharos Contemporary Musc Festival 2010

David Matthews-5th Quartet

July 6, 2011

David Matthews’s 5th Quartet returns to the ‘without a break’ form of the 1st and 3rd. After the expansiveness of the 4th Quartet, it is a complete change-this work packs lots of material into very small spaces, and result is explosive, both in lyrcism, and rhythmic intensity. It remains one of the most challenging works […]

Giovanni Battista Vitali-Partite sopra diverse sonate

July 6, 2011

Giovanni Battista Vitali(18 February 1632 — 12 October 1692) G.B.Vitali: Partite sopra diverse sonate (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Recorded 2010 Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)     Live Performance on copy of 1564 Amati by Lorraine Bitaud. 2 6 2010 

Benjamin Gait-In a Silent Way

July 5, 2011

Benjamin Gait-In a Silent Way Workshop reading-York University Music Department 21st June 2011 Kreutzer Quartet Working with young composers is absolutely fundamental to us, and the workshop is really where things happen. Here is an example of one of just such a session at York University, where the Kreutzer Quartet is in residence. This is […]

Slaatter-As performed by Knut Dahle and transcribed by Johan Halvorsen

July 5, 2011

Larsens Halling, Live in Baltimore, 4 4 2012 (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) I was given the first edition of Halvorsen’s faithful transcriptions of Slaater when I was a teenager, and they have been on and off the music desk ever since.  It took me a long time to get to grips with how groundbreaking these were. […]

Hans Abrahamsen- Capriccio Bagateller

July 4, 2011

Hans Abrahamsen- Capriccio Bagateller Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Session Outtakes 29-6-2011 Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (astounding sounds) I first played these astonishing miniatures in St Paul’s Cathedral in 2008 and have been entranced by them ever since.

Bartok – 44 Duos

July 4, 2011

Bartok-44 Duos with  violins,  by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, c.1765 and Antonio Stradivari 1698 (Joachim) (Royal Academy of Music Collections)  Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari (Joachim 1698) Mihailo Trandafilovski ( Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Parma, c.1765i) Wiltons Music Hall 19 October 2010 Engineer -Colin Steel (Optic Nerve) 1. Necklied/Matchmaking Song/Parosito  2. Reigen/Maypole/Kalamajko  3. Menuetto 4. Sommer-Sonnwendlied/Summer Solstice Song/ Szentivaneji  5. […]

Haflidi Hallgrimsson-7 Epigrams

July 4, 2011

1. A languorous window stands white (Homage to Pasternak) Seven Epigrams 1 2. Behind me stands an empty cage (Homage to O. Mandelstam) Seven Epigrams 2 3.The Captive Spirit (Homage to Tsvetayeva) Seven Epigrams 3 4. Responsorium (Homage to N. Mandelstam) Seven Epigrams 4 5. Night Train (Homage to Shostakovich) Seven Epigrams 5 6. Mystical […]

David Matthews-Three Studies

July 3, 2011

David Matthews-Three Studies(outtakes 29-6-2011)) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Matthews Studies rev

Jim Aitchison-Fugue Refractions

July 2, 2011

  Laocoon BMJim Aitchison-Fugue Refractions (After the Laocoon Group) Peter Sheppard Skaerved Session outtakes 17 05 2010 Tring Parish Church Engineer Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds I – Fugue Refractions 1 II Molto piu mosso III Veloce e misterioso