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Nashville Inspiration

February 24, 2014

Monday 24th February 2014 Here in Nashville to work with the wonderful students and colleagues on the Blair School of Music/London Exchange. After a long journey, everyone arrived safely. I will post each day as the work progresses. Exchange Programme The programme was founded after Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Michael Alec Rose were introduced by the […]

Philip Glass-Strung Out

February 21, 2014

Philip Glass-‘Strung Out’ for Amplified Violin (1963)[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (WE Hill and Sons 1900) Workshop recording Wapping 21 02 14 The back of my beloved W E Hill and Sons violin, newly restored, with all original fittings from 1900 (pegs, bridge, tailpiece). So pleased to bring it home, […]

Hans Werner Henze – Solo Sonata ‘Tirsi-Mopso-Aristeo’1978

February 16, 2014

Hans Werner Henze – Solo Sonata ‘Tirsi-Mopso-Aristeo’1978/Revised 1994 [Audio clip: view full post to listen][Audio clip: view full post to listen][Audio clip: view full post to listen] Henze’s solo sonata was directly inspired by a folk version of the Commedia dell’Arte particular to Montepulciano, where I worked with him whilst I was a student. It’sperhaps […]

Dmitri Smirnov-2 Fugues Op 6

February 14, 2014

Dmitri Smirnov-2 Fugues Op 6 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Hill 1900) In 1994, I accidentally ‘dug up’ a work by the Russian composer Dmitri Smirnov. I had been playing his wonderful homage to Bach and Handel ‘Partita’ (1985) for some time. When Goldsmiths College asked me to play Partita […]

John McCabe ‘Maze Dances’

February 14, 2014

John McCabe ‘Maze Dances’ (1973)[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1734 (Habeneck)  

David Matthews-2nd & 3rd Quartets

January 30, 2014

David Matthews-2nd Quartet Op 16(1974-1980) Allegro[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Scherzo[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Elegy[Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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[Audio clip: view full post to listen]   (outtakes of recording session 29 1 […]

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)[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Franz Schubert-8 Ländler (1816) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Workshop Recording. Wapping 21 12 13 Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Franz Schubert: Konzertstück […]

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

January 15, 2014

Mihailo Trandafilovski-‘Duet 2′(2008) (Premiered Wilton’s Music Hall 2009) -1-[Audio clip: view full post to listen]-2-[Audio clip: view full post to listen]-3-[Audio clip: view full post to listen]-4-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] –5-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] -6-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] -7-[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Mihailo […]

Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams

January 7, 2014

Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Live 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 […]