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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 […]

Nigel Clarke-Collaboration and inspiration

December 5, 2013

5th December 2013Nigel Clarke’s Cornet Concerto – Mysteries of the Horizon has won a prestigious 2013 British Composers Award. Feeling a little proud of my longest friend/collaborator, whom I first bullied for a piece ‘Parnassus’ in my second year at RAM. Here’s an overview of the resulting works-two string ensemble works, two violin concertos, and […]

A Day of David Matthews 4 12 13

December 4, 2013

Today, I found that David Matthews’ music is surrounding me. The quartet is rehearsing the 2nd and 3 Quartets to complete Volume 3 of our complete Matthews Quartets on Toccata Classics. In addition, he has just finished his transcription of all the Beethoven Op 119 ‘Bagatelles’ for the Kreutzers-and the score just arrived, together with a […]

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna Ayama

November 25, 2013

Miroslav Spasov-Vesna AyamaWorld Premiere Keele University Theatre 20/11/13 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)  

Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 & D major Konzertstück D345

November 22, 2013

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 – Allegro Giusto Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin/Director (WE Hill & Sons 1903) Parnassus Ensemble of London (1993 performance)  

Beethoven-Elegischer Gesang Op 118 LIVE

November 18, 2013

Beethoven-Elegischer Gesang Op 118 LIVE  Wilton’s Music Hall Tuesday 12th September 2013 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Sk?rved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde With Guest Artists-New London Chamber Choir Amanda Pitt (S), Rachel Hewitt (A), William Cramer (T),Graham Roberts (B) (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds) Ludwig van Beethoven – ‘Elegischer Gesang’ Op 118 (1814)   Sanft wie du […]

Beethoven links

October 18, 2013

  Op 12 Sonatas Rondeau Op 42 Beethoven/Bach Fugue Sonata Op 17 Kreutzer Sonatas (and Mayseder) Ries Sonata Piano Quartet Op 16 Sonatas Op 23 & 24 Sonatas Op 30 Op 96 Sonata Op 18 Quartets German Dances WoO42 Romberg Sonata Variations WoO40 2nd Symphony Eroica Symphony 7th Symphony Quartet Op 95 Op 107 Variations […]

Ole Bull-Sæterjentens Søndag (Arr.Johann Svendsen)

October 15, 2013

Ole Bull-Sæterjentens Søndag (Arr.Johann Svendsen) Live in Dover. Maison Dieu (Town Hall) 11 October 2o13 Longbow (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Aisha Orazbayeva, Tanya Sweiry, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Shulah Olive, Alice Barron, Annabelle Berthome Reynolds, Preetha Narayanan, Morgan Goff, Diana Mathews, Val Wellbanks, Evie Heyde, Rachel Meerloo)(Recorded and engineered by Colin Still-Optic Nerve Productions) TRANSIT:Pulp & Rags LINK […]

Sadie Harrison-Gallery (World Premiere-Wilton’s Music Hall September 11th 2013)

September 18, 2013

Sadie Harrison-Gallery (World Premiere-Wilton’s Music Hall September 11th 2013)The Flight of Swallows, Mint tea in an empty Medina, same strand…, ‘Measure for Measure’, the wonder of flying or Time for the night of practise, Return from Lysøen-25/10/12,Sadie Harrison-Gallery (Part 2) (World Premiere), Coffee with Aphra Behn: Westminster Abbey Cloisters, Nur Pünktlich, Sheppard’s Meadow, Two morning lights, […]

Michael Hersch-14 Pieces (after Primo Levi)

September 15, 2013

(Astounding Sounds) Violin – Niccolo Amati 1629