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jonatan sersam

May 9, 2011

Jonatan Sersam-Etude for Solo Violin Workshop Performance-Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Stradivari 1698)  Thursday 5th May 15.30-17.00 in Liljeforssalen, Malmö Academy of Music, Ystadvägen 25, Malmö

Malmö project-update November 2011

May 8, 2011

  NOVEMBER 12-13-14-15 -Kreutzer Quartet at Conenct Festival 12th November 2011 Pre-workship session in the Caroli Kirke:We arrived in Malmo today to meet with the wonderful group of composers who have contributed to this project. Today was not the workshop  itself, but an opportunity to open the door to the exploring the wonderful set of […]

E’Narda McCalister-Rhapsody for the Cult of the Sun

May 8, 2011

E’Narda is a fascinating young composer that I have recently had the chance to work with at Middle Tennessee State University. He has written a powerful work ‘Rhapsody for the Cult of the Sun’, to which I am providing a link here. Peter Sheppard SkaervedViolin (Recording outtake)Enarda 29th June 2011 (Engineer Jonathan Haskell) ‘Rhapsody for […]

Joan Cot Ros

April 28, 2011

Joan Cot Ros -is an exciting new voice from Catalonia Here is his beautiful single movement for String Quartet Kreutzer Quartet (PSS, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde) Recording Courtesy of UCF Falmouth

Jean Jacques Rousseau and music

April 11, 2011

Children of Nature   Ancient Air-Tr. Pierre Baillot (Workshop recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698) ‘Ranz des Vaches’-Arr. by Pierre Baillot from J J Rousseau ‘Dictionnaire de Musique’ This ‘Ranz des Vaches’ proved useful to composers looking for some easily accessible ‘alla rustica’ material’. The composer Chevalier Neukomm published a quintet ‘Une Fetee de village en Suisse’ […]

Ilhan Usmambas-’qui sont seuls’ 1966

April 4, 2011

 Published recently in Turkey, Evin Ilyasoglu’s monograph of Ilhan Usmanbas This book includes and disc with the recording below.  Ihan Usmanbas (born 1921) is Turkey’s greatest living composer. I first worked with him in Turkey in 2003. This recording was made at a concert at the Ankara Festival two years ago. Ilhan Usmanbas-’…qui sont seuls’ […]

Angelica Catalani

March 8, 2011

Angelica Catalani LISTEN: Paganini writes down one of Catalani’s ‘roulades’ in concert 18th June 1823: Catalani/transcribed Paganini-’Allegro Moderato’ Click on Higlighted words to follow Links Catalani’s career and notoriety was extraordinarily long. Initially inspired by the new instrumental virtuosi of the post revolutionary generation, she, in turn, was imitated by them two decades later.  Leigh […]

Leigh Hunt

March 8, 2011

Leigh Hunt Paganini-6th Caprice, preceded by Leigh Hunt’s ‘Paganini’ live at the NPG LISTEN: Leigh Hunt was the great nephew of the great painter of historic tableau, Benjamin West: ‘the mild and quiet artist at his work; happy, for he thought himself immortal.’’ He immortalised the the instrumentalists and singers that he heard in concerts […]

National Portrait Gallery-Only Connect

March 7, 2011

THIS WEEK: National Portrait Gallery: Only Connect 9 September 2011, 18:30 Free admission My exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, ‘Only Connect’ runs until 27th November. This Friday, I am presenting a ‘Paganini in London’ response to the exhibition, which features portraits of Paganini and his circle in London-Mendelssohn, Lindley, Mori, Cartwright, Dragonetti, Leigh Hunt. […]

Beethoven/Transcribed Beethoven

December 22, 2010

Beethoven-Symphony No. 2 Version for Piano Trio by the Composer PSS-Violin, Beate Alteburg-Cello, Aaron Shorr Piano Concert Performance. London 2004 Aarton Shorr prepares….