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Ole Bull-Springdands at Lysøen

April 18, 2013

Ole Bull-Springdands at Lysøen On the 26th April 1866, Ole Bull was honoured by the Dansk Norsk Forening in Copenhagen. It was reported that after the toast and been exchanged and Bull honoured, the ‘Flaxen Haired Paganini’ stood quietly in the middle of the room and began to play. ‘Springdances, Hallings, burst from his violin […]

Back to Lysøen.

April 16, 2013

    My great friend and collaborator Sadie Harrison has written me ‘Return to Lysøen’. Well, I have returned, and the first thing that I did was to play the work, back in this lovely room. Just a workshop recording, but playing looking out over the water, enraptured by the glorious architectural counterpoints of the room. […]

Two Weeks, Two Soundboxes, early Faure, late Faure

April 14, 2013

Two Weeks, Two Soundboxes, early Faure, late Faure SOUDBOX (Admission Free) 1230 April 23rd Royal Academy of Music Museum. Peter Sheppard and Roy Howat discuss and play Faure’s astonishing 1st Violin Sonata. 1230 April 30th Royal Academy of Music Museum. Peter Sheppard and Roy Howat discuss and play Faure’s astonishing 2nd Violin Sonata. In the rehearsal […]

Franz Doppler-Andante con energia (a Ole Bull)

April 14, 2013

Franz Doppler-Andante con energia (a Ole Bull) Workshop recording of realisation for solo violin by Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Wapping April 14th 2013    

Reicha Quartets-’From where I sit’ by Peter Sheppard Skærved

April 10, 2013

THE REICHA QUARTETS FROM WHERE WE SIT by Peter Sheppard Skærved This is the essay which I wrote for the upcoming first issue in our Complete Reicha Quartets on TOCCATA Classics  Links to Reicha-Duos, Duo Concertant, Sappho Link to Toccata Classics page Mid-way through recording this first disc in the Kreutzer Quartet’s traversal of Anton […]

Recording Torelli, Eccles, Mateis, Cosimi, Purcell 20 0 13

March 21, 2013

Recording-20-3 2013 (Outtakes) Aldbury Parish Church (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell) Henry Purcell- G minor Prelude Nicola Cosimi-A Major Prelude Tomasso Vitali-D minor Prlude William Eccles-A minor Prelude Torelli-E minor Prelude Pietro Andrea Ziani-F minor Prelude Nicola Cosimi-A Major Prelude Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Antonio Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim’, Bow-Antonino Airenti (Biber Model)

Macedonia Now at Wilton’s Music Hall

March 11, 2013

Macedonia Now at Wilton’s Music Hall-10th March 2013     This is the pre-concert talk which I gave before the concert: In 2005, I visited Skopje for the first time. In the 4 years previously, I had spent a considerable amount of time in the Balkans, ever more fascinated by the creative energy and contemporary […]

Week in March

March 10, 2013

A week of inspiration, and the story of a day:  March 2nd Perth Rehearsing Faure Piano Trio, with Roy Howat and Neil Heyde. Perth Concert Hall.  2 3 2013 March 1st 2013 ..the story of a day. To begin, meeting with the team at the British Museum to bring the next stage of our collaboration […]

The Cambridge Caprices (in preparation)

March 3, 2013

The Cambridge Caprices On the 1st March 2013, I began a new project with a group of composers and musicians gathered at the Music Faculty of Cambridge University.  This is linked to my collaboration with Jeremy Thurlow on his ‘Ouija’ for solo violin.                     On the […]

On the tube-26th February 2013

February 26, 2013