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Paul Pellay-Thesaurus of Violinistic Fiendishness

June 16, 2011

Paul Pellay  Thesaurus of Violinistic Fiendishness Books 1-7, for solo violin (2002-04)  Peter Sheppard Skaerved - Violin (Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim’)   Recording Courtesy of Astounding Sounds (Engineer Jonathan Haskell) 2010 Book 1 (2002)    Book 2 – Black Studies (after Goya) (2003)  Book 3 – Mid-South Recollections (2003)  Book 4 – Dovetail Variants, Deviants and Digressions (2003)  […]

Scelsi-Arc en Ciel

June 14, 2011

Giacinto Scelsi- Arc-en-Ciel. Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins/Live performance Shoe Factory Nikosia, September 2010

Toru Takemitsu

June 14, 2011

I met Toru Takemitsu just once, when I was a student at the Academy. I was asked to take him to tea. So we sat by the fireplace in the old Staff room, and he talked about colour: ‘I dream, he said,that I have wings, and I am flying by a wall that extends in […]

Ansgar Beste -’Dialogues-Fragiles’

June 13, 2011

Ansgar Beste -’Dialogues-Fragiles’ Workshop recording. Malmo, 5/5/2011 PSS-Violin (Recording courtesy of the composer) Ansgar Beste writes:I heard Peter playing for the first time in a marvellous concert by the Kreutzer Quartet at the Connect Festival in Malmö / Sweden on Nov 11 th 2009. I was taken by their fresh way of playing no matter […]

Mihailo Trandafilovski- In the Hills

June 12, 2011

Mihailo Trandafilovski- In the Hills Mihailo Trandafilovski- In the Hills PSS-Violin (Stradivari 1698 Joachim) Recorded 2010-Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)

Robert Saxton – Prelude for ESCH and Fantazia

June 12, 2011

Robert Saxton – Prelude for ESCH Dedicated to Elliott Schwartz Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1698′ Joachim’) Recorded 2010  Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Fantazia-Live Recording 2001 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Gordon Mackay, Bridget Carey, Neil Heyde)    

Sadie Harrison

June 12, 2011

A small selection of the extraordinary work of Sadie Harrison, a visionary among composers, here. So this is just beginning! Bavad Khair Baram! – Peter Sheppard Skaerved -Violin (Recorded 2003)  Traceries- Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Aaron Shorr Piano (Recorded 2000) Arcosolia-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Aaron Shorr Piano (Recorded 2000)

Michael Finnissy -’Ének’

June 12, 2011

 Michael Finnissy – ‘Ének’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1734 ‘Habeneck’) Live recording – London 9th March 1999 Click on SONG 13  “Visiting Budapest to give a couple of concerts with Chris Newman. After the concert at the Youung Artists Club, we go out to eat. It’s well after midnight-this is still ‘Soviet Republics’ time…we find […]

Gideon Klein – Partita for Strings

June 11, 2011

Gideon Klein – Partita for Strings Allegro , Variations on a Moravian Folk Song, Molto Vivace I Solisti di Zagreb (Director – Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Live at Lisinski Great Hall, Zagreb – 11th May 2oo3

Jörg Widmann – Tränen der Musen

June 11, 2011

Jörg Widmann – Tränen der Musen PSS – Violin, Jörg Widmann – Clarinet, Aaron Shorr – Piano Live Performance London 1st February 2001