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Beethoven-Prelude and Fugue Hess 31

May 24, 2013

Beethoven-Prelude and Fugue Hess 31 Wilton’s Music Hall 22 05 2013 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Boccherini at Wilton’s 22nd May 2013

May 24, 2013

Luigi Boccherini-Quintettino ‘Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid’ (1780 version) G.319/Op30 1. Imitando un campanello 2. il tamburo 3. Minuett 4. Largo assai /Allegro(il Rosario) 5. Passa calle 6. Maestoso Wilton’s Music Hall Wednesday 22nd May 2013 730pm   Kreutzer Quartet – Peter Sheppard Skærved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde With Guest Artist Bridget MacRae – Cello Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)  

Mihailo Trandafilovski: interview and performance

May 8, 2013

7th May 2013 Peter Sheppard Skaerved interviewing Mihailo Trandafilovski about playing Stradivari, about composing, and about colour.  Interview followed by ‘In the Hills’ and ‘Fragments:Light’-Mihailo Trandafilovski, composer and Violin (Stradivari 1708 ‘Regent’)-Outtakes.(Engineer-Jonathan Haskell)           Link to more Trandafilovski!

Anton Reicha-Quartet Op 49 No 2

May 7, 2013

Anton Reicha-Quartet Op 49 No 2 in D Major Today (May 7th 2013), the Kreutzer Quartet recorded this incredible work in the St John the Baptist, Aldbury-our recording ‘home’ Here are outtakes of this extraordinary piece! The finished recording will be released on the Toccata Label. (more on this project at LINK) Anton Reicha-D Major […]

Nicola Matteis, Andrea Amati, St Michael’s Cornhill

May 2, 2013

Nicola Matteis, Andrea Amati, St Michael’s Cornhill 2nd May 2013   Today, I spent three idyllic hours working in astonishing architecture, acoustic, and atmosphere of St Michaels Cornhill. This is moving towards a project, bringing together the music of Nicola Matteis  in a space which seems right, and the exploration of the ca 1560-70 Amati […]

Sonni Petrovski at Wilton’s Music Hall

March 18, 2013

Sonni Petrovski-’Bric a Brac’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Antonio Stradivari 1698 Joachim) Wilton’s Music Hall – March 10th 2012 Macedonia Now Kreutzer Quartet with New London Chamber Choir  

Reicha Op 48 …and a sneak into a rehearsal of Op 49

February 7, 2013

  The Kreutzer Quartet have been associated with the music of Reicha, presenting his revelatory quartets, in modern and historical contexts, at their concert series at Wilton’s Music Hall London. Peter Sheppard Skaerved has also recorded Reicha’s cyclic chamber music extensively-the monumental 12 Duos for Violin and Cello, and his last major chamber work, the Duo Concertant (http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/2011/06/anton-reicha-duo-concertant/). This […]

Beethoven and Rochberg. A saturday morning conversation

January 5, 2013

Beethoven and Rochberg -A Saturday morning conversation. Wapping 5th January 2013 Beethoven Sonata Op 12 No 1 D Major (2nd Movement-Variation 4) + George Rochberg-Caprice Variations ( Variation 41 after Webern Op 1) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, and Aaron Shorr-Piano I probably talk a little too much about how the composers that I have been privileged to […]

The Peabody Project (a work in progress)

December 21, 2012

The Peabody Project I have just returned from my third visit to the wonderful Peabody Conservatory, America’s oldest Music Academy, in Baltimore. The core of my work at there is my collaboration with the composer Michael Hersch. Since April, I have been building a working relationship with a group of the young composers there, which […]

Laura Konjetsky-’die Rote Zugabe’

December 6, 2012

Laura Konjetsky-’die Rote Zugabe’ 5 12 12.Munich. This morning, preparations begin for a premiere in Bamberg next month. The pianist/composer Laura Konjetsky has written me a new piece ‘die Rote Zugabe’ (the Red Encore), and today was our first workshop in her studio here in Munich. The workshop ranged from the quotidien ‘Stoff’ of such […]