Anton Reicha-Duo Op 12 No 2 G Major

November 25, 2012

Anton Reicha- 12 Duos pour violon & Violoncello, precedes d’un petit Traite… Op. 84, Bk. 1 & 2. (Paris : Gambaro, [n.d.])Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin, Beate Altenburg-Cello Duo No 2. G Major Adagio-Presto There is little doubt that part of the fault with Reicha’s absence from the concert stage lies with the composer himself. He notd […]

Storm Front 23 11 12

November 23, 2012

Archive of Welcome Page weekending 18-11-2012

November 18, 2012

And more from the studio. We are just about to release a collection of Michael Rose’s music on Toccata Classics. Here is the wonderful Carly Lake, playing his ‘All’Arme’ Michael Alec Rose-All’arme Carly Lake – Horn (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell, Producer-Peter Sheppard Skaerved Michael Finnissy-a conversation with Grieg Michael Finnissy’s work with Grieg’s unfinished Piano Quintet is […]

Slow Dawn in Wapping 15 11 2012

November 15, 2012

Ole Bull in H C Andersen’s ‘Billedbog’

October 16, 2012

In 2004 I spent some time working on Hans Christian Andersen’s albums in the Kongelige Bibliothek, Copenhagen. By any stretch of the imagination, these are incredible. I copied out musical entries from Mendelssohn, Spohr, Weyse, Schumann, Ernst, Lachner and this poem, addressed to his ‘Friend and brother poet’ by Ole Bull in 1838. Ole Bull […]

Homage to Pousseur

September 24, 2012

Ole Bull-Capriccio (a fragment in New York City)

September 24, 2012

Bull, Ole, 1810-1880-”Capriccio a Violino solo.” At the end: “Berlin d. 17[?] Februar 18[3]9 Ole B. Bull.” Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Workshop Recording. London September 24th 2o12) Ganz, Leopold, 1806-1869. Album of autographs, 1837-1864. (Pierpont Morgan Library New York City/Fulton Deposit) I found this fragment in July 2006 in the astounding album kept by the oboist […]

September 11, 2012


‘An Episode from the Life of Ole Bull’-H.C.Andersen

August 31, 2012

I must go out in the world, to bring my spark to a flame  Hans Christian Andersen’s acquaintance with Ole Bull is an intriguing one. I find it fascinating because the two had so much in common. But perhaps the aspect of both their lives which they shared the most, is that, which posthumously has […]

The secret of collaging….Elliott Schwartz at Work

August 30, 2012

The secret of collaging….Elliott Schwartz at Work Elliott once told me that one of his images for the musical imagination was ‘driving down the freeway, fiddling with the car radio, skipping from channel to channel, music to music, voice to voice’. A snapshot of this at work. I am editing together his wonderful ‘Water Music’ […]