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Preludes & Vollenteries 1 – St Stephen Walbrook 14th September 2017

September 14, 2017

  Peter Sheppard Skærved  – Violins (Girolamo Amati 1628, Maggini? 16??) St Stephen Walbrook (Sir Christopher Wren 1672-80) An inspiring start to this exploration of 17th Century music, architecture and instruments. There’s so much to discover, but what strikes me most of all, the morning after the event, is the shaping of space and time, […]

Poul Ruders – Bel Canto

August 21, 2017

Poul Ruders – Bel Canto  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Stradivari 1698 (Joachim)

Preludes & Vollenteries – everyday things

August 19, 2017

Torelli-E minor Prelude (Publ. London 1705) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698 (Joachim) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  

Tartini-L’arte del arco; Variations on Gavotte from Corelli’s Op.5, No.10

August 17, 2017

Giuseppe Tartini–L’arte del arco; Variations on Gavotte from Corelli’s Op.5, No.10 (L’arte dell’arco o siano cinquanta [50] variazioni per violino, e sempre collo stesso basso composte dal Sigr. Giuseppe Tartini sopra alla più bella gauotta del Corelli) Outtakes of Recording Day – 16 8 17 St Michaels Highgate, London Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Girolamo […]

Questions and suggestions.

August 12, 2017

I will post here any particular questions that come up, through E mail, Facebook, etc, if I think that they might be on interest. 12 8 17 Notation – From Composer Neil Talbot ‘I was wanting to ask you a question about all the MSS you receive (or find) for your violin alone series. How […]

Conversation with George Rochberg. Notebook Page, Germany 2002

August 6, 2017

Conversation with George Rochberg. Notebook Page, Germany 2002 On the same page, remarks from George: ‘ Peter, you have no idea how satisfying it is, after 27 years, to be proved right. With you, the piece just FLOWS.’ ‘You know, this concerto really gave Stern’s career, which was flagging, a much needed shot in the […]

August 2017

August 1, 2017

The Violin alone-a celebration, in no particular order!

July 30, 2017

The violin alone continued, in no particular order. No 4 Judith Bingham-The Lost Works of Paganini (l’usignolo)   Time to celebrate the fantastic variety of violin writing. The violin alone, in no particular order!! No 1. Rolf Martinsson ‘Landscpe’ (live in Karlskrona) No 2. Gloria Coates (* 1938): Sonata for Violin Solo (2000) (Live in […]

Evis Sammoutis – 2 Nicosia Etudes ( in the studio July 2017)

July 29, 2017

Evis Sammoutis – 2 Nicosia Etudes ( in the studio July 2017) Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Hill 1901) Unedited outtakes-27 7 17 Recorded at St John the Baptist, Aldbury Engineer – Jonathan Haskell Etude 1 – ‘Resonance’ [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Etude 2 – ‘Tou ;vrai solas ferat en moin entrer’ […]

Recording Peter Dickinson, Evis Sammoutis and More 27 7 17

July 27, 2017

Recording Peter Dickinson, Evis Sammoutis and More 27 7 17 UNEDITED OUTTAKES Peter Sheppard – Violin St John the Baptist, Aldbury Peter Dickinson – Air[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Dickinson – Metamorphosis [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Dickinson-Fantasia [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Dickinson-A bit of […]