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Recording Michael Finnissy Quartets. November 17th 2017

November 8, 2017

Recording Michael Finnissy Quartets. November 17th 2017 Kreutzer Quartet – Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde Engineer – Jonathan Haskell St Michaels Highgate Outtakes (unedited!) Michael Finnissy- Six Sexy Minuets Three Trios                 Michael Finnissy – Mad Men in the Sand Michael Finnissy – Continuation […]

Anonymous Live!

November 1, 2017

Live at St Mary Aldemary, October 26th 2017 Preludes & Vollenteries IV Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Antonio Stradivari (1685) (with thanks to the Royal Northern College of Music, principal, Linda Merrick) Many thanks to the Landesmuseum, Klagenfurt for their help with this ongoing project Klagenfurt  Handskrift (ca. 1685) – A Major Prelude, two movements & […]

Zach Gulaboff Davis – Chorale

October 31, 2017

Zach Gulaboff Davis – Chorale Outtake/St Michael’s Highgate London Summer 2017 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Amati 1629)

Preludes & Vollenteries 4 St Mary Aldemary

October 27, 2017

Anonymous (Schrank II) – D minor Preludio, Aria, Altrè Aria (ca. 1710) Klagenfurt  Handskrift (ca. 1685) – A Major Prelude, two movements & Finale  (KFH 3-6) ‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ IV 26th October 2017 6pm Peter Sheppard Skærved –Violin Girolamo Amati (1629), Antonio Stradivari (1685) St Mary Aldemary (Sir Christopher Wren 1681) Works to be selected […]

Preludes & Vollenteries -works played

October 22, 2017

Overview of works in my Preludes Vollenteries Series. 2017 For Violin alone unless marked otherwise: Early Works Nicola Matteis (fl. 1670 – after 1713) –  Preludes (G Major, C minor, D minor) Giuseppe Torelli (1658 – 1709) – Preludes (E minor, C minor) Biagio Marini (1594  – 1663) – Capriccio per sonare Il violin a […]

Composer at my table. Working with Paul Pellay, 11 10 17 Wapping

October 11, 2017

Composer at my table. Working on Paul Pellay’s Clarinet quintet (the edit map), with coffee and conversation. Wonderful performance from my friends, Linda Merrick, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Clifton Harrison, Neil Heyde. Listen here; http://wp.me/pH1iH-60e

Preludes & Volletenries: morning exploration at St Brides Fleet Street 5 10 17

October 5, 2017

Peter Sheppard- Violins (Stradivari 1685, Anonymous marked ‘1664’-the ‘Charles II’) Hotteterre-Air de M.de Bousset Preludes by Henry Purcell, Henry Eccles, Josepho Torelli, Niccola Matteis, NIcola Francesco Haym, Johann Christoph Pepusch, John Banister  

Just a beginning: exploring Craft Central on Eastferry Road

October 3, 2017

On Tuesday 3rd September, I made my first visit to Craft Central, at the Forge building on the East Ferry Road. This is going to become the centre for a new series of events bring together music and craft.

Preludes & Vollenteries 2 – St Margaret Lothbury 29th September 2017

October 2, 2017

  ‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ II 29h September 2017 6 pm Peter Sheppard Skærved  – Violins (Antonio Stradivari 1685, Girolamo Amati 1628, Giovanni Paolo Maggini 16??) St Margaret Lothbury (Sir Christopher Wren 1686-1690/Robert Hooke {Tower} completed 1700) The second of concert-salon of the series proved every bit as revelatory as the first for me. It is […]

Roger Redgate – Caprices

September 30, 2017

A new project is up and running. The beginning of a set of exciting new caprices from my dear friend and collaborator Roger Redgate. Fantastic to have this on the desk today with works by Gabrieli and de Machy. Roger Redgate is one of the most exciting and challenging composers working today, makes wonderful demands […]