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Exploring Tartini’s ‘Art of the Bow’ (a voyage)

August 15, 2016

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) – ‘l’Arte dell’Arco, o siano Cinquanta Variazioni per violino sopra alla piu bella Gavotta del Corelli Opera V (workshop recordings, in hotel rooms and ship’s cabin, summer August 2016) Seattle, 14th August 2016: Over the past week or so, I have been beginning a long postponed exploration of Tartini’s epochal exploration of […]

1860 Hardanger violin (Erik Jonson Helland)

August 8, 2016

Myllargytten – ‘Gangar’ (free version by PSS 8 8 16) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Myllargytten – ‘Bruremarsch'(free version by PSS 8 8 16) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   It had been Bull who had drawn mass public attention to the ‘miller’s son’ (‘Myllarguten’), whose actual name was Torgeir Augundsson […]

Laurie Bamon-All the Summer Sea Birds

August 1, 2016

Laurie Bamon-All the Summer Sea Birds [Audio clip: view full post to listen] world premiere Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University 16th July 2016 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Mihailo Trandafilovski-Clifton Harrison-Neil Heyde Commissioned by PSN

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee.

July 28, 2016

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee. A rolling article. Summer 2016 Peter Sheppard Skærved It’s summer and everything has stopped, as it always does, for me. We have made our annual migration west and I have a terrace with a table, a pot of coffee, and a view over the brownstones and water […]

American journal: Summer 2016

July 28, 2016

 

July 2016

July 2, 2016

Recording David Matthews’ 8th Quartet

July 1, 2016

Recording David Matthews’ 8th Quartet 30th June 2016 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Mihailo Trandafilovski-Clifton Harrison-Neil Heyde Musical Supervision-David Matthews Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) St John the Baptist, Aldbury, HERTS UK UNEDITED OUTTAKES Leggiero Con Moto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Scherzo [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Adagio Sostenuto (Berthold Goldschmidt in […]

Henze-Sonatas for Viola/Violin & Piano

June 7, 2016

Very proud of this: as of yesterday, I have recorded all four Henze concerti and the three sonatas. I confess, happily, to a lifetime of wonder at Henze’s music, and his contribution to the voice of the violin was immense. The two violin sonatas and the Viola Sonata are incredible, and do listen to 19 […]

David Matthews-Chant 3 (outtake)

May 24, 2016

David Matthews-Chant 3 (outtake) Peter Sheppard – Violin/whistling [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Outtake 23 4 16 (St John the Baptist Aldbury) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell

Danske Spillemaend-melodier

May 24, 2016

Danske Spillemaend-melodier (from 358 Danske-Folkedansemelodier) Turtur (Odsherrred) – Otte Mands Reel II (Roskildeegnen) – Ruder Es (Randersegnen) – Den Romerke Vals (Norfyn) – Vals (Lolland) – Tante Lett (Bornholm) – Kontrasejre II (Alsynderup) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Outtakes 23 4 16 (St John the Baptist Aldbury) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell LINK […]