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Morton Feldman-’Violin and String Quartet’

December 6, 2012

Morton Feldman-’Violin and String Quartet’(Workshop recording) 5th December 2012Peter Sheppard Skaerved,Max Peter Meis, Eli Nakagawa-Hawthorne, Kelvin Hawthorne,Bridget MacRae. (I have broken this single span into 4 sections for upload) (1.)(2.)(3.)(3.))  

Anton Reicha- Duo Op. 84 No 5 D major

November 27, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenberg-Cello Recorded 2004  No 5 D major-Allegro Moderato This is the first of two duos in the cycle based on a repeating bass or Chaconne. At the top of the […]

Anton Reicha-Duo No 4 E Flat Major Op. 84 No 4

November 26, 2012

 Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenberg-Cello Duo No 4 E Flat Major Adagio-Tempo di Minuetto  The 4th Duo is the first to include a movement away from the home key-the ‘trio’ section of the second […]

Anton Reicha-Duo No 3. B flat Major

November 25, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenburg-Cello Duo No 3. B flat Major Lento-Allegro Poco Vivo The third duo gently introduces pizzicato,which Reicha has so far eschewed. Halfway through the first movement, with the return of […]

Anton Reicha-Duo Op 12 No 2 G Major

November 25, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenburg-Cello Duo No 2. G Major Adagio-Presto There is little doubt that part of the fault with Reicha’s absence from the concert stage lies with the composer himself. He notd […]

Anton Reicha-Duo Op 12 No 1 C Major

November 24, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenburg-Cello Duo No 1. C Major-Largo-Allegro non Troppo  The first of this extraordinary cyce of duos is in many ways the simplest. Like the first of Reicha’s Op 48/49 set […]

Judith Bingham-’Leonardo’s Mirror’

November 11, 2012

Judith Bingham-’Leonardo’s Mirror’ (Sunday November 11th 11am 2012, Wapping) Nine days ago, Judith Bingham sent me a lovely new piece, ‘Leonardo’s Mirror’. This arrived just as I was in the midst of preparing to record the Bach B minor Partita  and proved a wonderful source of inspiration for that recording. The composer wrote: I just finished […]

Homepage September 2012

October 15, 2012

Just in…Outtakes from Beethoven, Sonatas Op 12, with Aaron Shorr.  Beethoven-3 Sonatas Op 12 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1734 ‘Habeneck’) & Aaron Shorr (Piano)  Raw outtakes, recorded in St John’s Smith Square, London E flat major, Op. 12, No. 3 Allegro con spiritoAdagio con molt’espressioneRondo: Allegro molto To hear more, got to Op12  New recordings soon […]

Martin Ellerby – Epitaph VII: Memento

October 7, 2012

Martin Ellerby (b. 1957)-Epitaph VII: Memento (Terezin) for Clarinet in A and String Quartet (2008) Live Performance. Waterloo Festival-June 2012 Linda Merrick-Clarinet Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde 1. The Closed Town2. Work3. The Silent Hunger4. Fear5. The Butterfly6. Tears 7. The Deportation Train 8. Forgotten 9. To Olga Recording […]

Beethoven-3 Sonatas Op 12

October 6, 2012

Beethoven-3 Sonatas Op 12 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1734 ‘Habeneck’) & Aaron Shorr (Piano)  Raw outtakes, recorded in St John’s Smith Square, London   D Major, Op. 12, No. 1 Allegro con brio Tema con variazioniRondo: Allegro A major, Op. 12, No. 2 Allegro vivace Andante, piu tosto AllegrettoAllegro piacevole E flat major, Op. 12, No. […]