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David Matthews-2nd & 3rd Quartets

January 30, 2014

David Matthews-2nd Quartet Op 16(1974-1980) AllegroScherzoElegy David Matthews-3rd Quartet Op 18(1977-8) Allegro animato-Andante tranquillo/Prestissimo, spettrale/Andante come sopra, ma poco piu tranquillo/Prestissimo, molto intenso-Largo sostenuto   (outtakes of recording session 29 1 14) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Morgan Goff, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Neil Heyde) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811)

January 19, 2014

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811) (Original version) Peter Sheppard Skaerved -Director, Parnassus Ensemble London (recorded 1994) Franz Schubert-8 Ländler (1816) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Workshop Recording. Wapping 21 12 13 Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 Franz Schubert: Konzertstück (for Violin and Orchestra) in D major, D345 – Adagio – Allegro For Violin with String Orchestra (1816) Adagio […]

Mihailo Trandafilovski-’Arc-en-ciel’ & ‘Duet 2′ (Outtakes)

January 15, 2014

Mihailo Trandafilovski-’Duet 2′(2008) (Premiered Wilton’s Music Hall 2009) -1--2--3--4- -5- -6- -7- Mihailo Trandafilovski-’Arc-en-ciel’(2013) (Premiered British Museum 2013) Mihailo Trandafilovski (Maggini) & Peter Sheppard Skaerved(Amati)-Violins Roderick Chadwick-Piano Outtakes-recorded 15 1 14 St Michael’s Highgate Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)  

Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams

January 7, 2014

Judith Bingham-Shelley DreamsLive recording. Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Shorr. 

Reicha Quartets. Flesh and Bone

January 5, 2014

Reicha Quartets. Flesh and Bone NB-Scroll down to the bottom of the page for listening aspects In many years spent performing and studying the chamber music of Anton Reicha, it has become clear to me, and my colleagues, that his music demands a very particular approach, and, however much this might seem to relate to […]

Quiet inspirations: an evening with Pepys & Matteis

December 26, 2013

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!)

Schubert & the Violin

December 21, 2013

Over the next few weeks, I will be announcing details of ‘Schubert & the Violin’. This will be a long-term project of performances, recordings, research and writing looking at Schubert through his long term involvement with the violin.  In the past, I have done a lot of work (recording and performing) the early ‘concertante’ works […]

Mihailo Trandafilovski-Duos 1 & 2

December 19, 2013

The last rehearsal of the year, a joyous morning playing Mihailo Trandafilovski’s 2 ‘Duos’ with Roderick Chadwick (we are recording them in a month). We first played No2 4 years ago, but had no documentation, so, in advance of the recording, here is the LO-FI sneak peak from the rehearsal-and, a picture, taken at the […]

Mihailo Trandafilovski-Arc-en-Ciel (First look/listen)

December 11, 2013

Mihailo Trandafilovski has just completed a piece which he describes as the kernel of much of his recent large-scale chamber and choral works- ‘Arc-en-Ciel’. This 4 minute piece is filled with the vertiginous rhapsody that characterises much of his work. We are premiering it together at the Enlightenment Gallery of the British Museum-at 630pm on […]

David Gorton/John Dowland-a collaboration

December 11, 2013

Composer David Gorton is moving towards a large-scale work for strings, rooted in the Lachrymae  of John Dowland. To begin the process, he has arranged this work, and Byrd and Randall’s take on it for strings. I have then made a ‘next step’ throwing Dowland and Gorton into the same space, collapsing material from David’s Caprices and […]