Charles de Bériot-Caprices

July 19, 2015

Like so many musicians, I am fascinated by studies. At least twice a year I lay my more regular concert repertoire to once side, and explore the etudes of a specific violin/composer. What I have found, and this is, I have also discovered, not such a common approach, is that it is vital to ‘take […]

Gloria Coates, live in Munich, June 2015

July 15, 2015

Today was a day of inspiration from composers. Beginning with morning coffee and conversation, a conversation which has been going on for decades with Gloria Coates. Here’s a first chance to hear live extracts from our concert of her music in Munich last month. Gloria Coates-Live in Munich 21st June 2015 Gasteig Kreutzer Quartet (Peter […]

Recording on the Ole Bull Amati – 7 7 2015

July 7, 2015

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Niccolo Amati 1647 ‘Ole Bull’) Roderick Chadwick-Piano Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Session Outtakes 7 7 15 St Michael’s Highgate Ole Bull – Aurora [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Ole Bull-Et Saeterbesog [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Edvard Grieg (arr. Emile Sauret) Two Songs (Andersen) Op 5 ‘Jeg Elsker Dig’ [Audio […]

Roger Redgate-Quartet No 4

July 6, 2015

Roger Redgate-Quartet No 4 (World Premiere) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved Mihailo Trandafilovski Morgan Goff Neil Heyde Wilton’s Music Hall. June 16th Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve) The Kreutzer Quartet would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Britten–Pears Foundation for this premiere.

David Matthews-15 Preludes

July 3, 2015

David Matthews-15 Preludes Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Session outtakes-unedited 2 6 15 . St John the Baptist, Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical Supervision-David Matthews Sonata (1975-revised 2015)  Quasi Cadenza -Prestissimo  [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Lento, flessibile [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Allegro non troppo [Audio clip: view full post […]

Longbow recording Nigel Clarke-‘Parnassus(1986-7), & ‘Pulp & Rags’ (2013)

June 30, 2015

Longbow -Director/Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Aisha Orazbayeva, Midori Komachi, Alice Barron, Annabelle Berthome Reynolds, Sara Cubarsi, Shulah Oliver, Morgan Goff, Diana Mathews, Evie Heyde, Valerie Welbanks, Rachel Meerloo. Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Musical Supervision-Nigel Clarke Unedited Session outtakes/’boltup’ Nigel Clarke-‘Parnassus’ (Written for Peter Sheppard Skaerved and the Parnassus Ensemble 1986-7) [Audio clip: view full post […]

Late June-early July 2015-London

June 27, 2015

David Gorton-Lachrymae Variations 2015 (Outtakes)

June 27, 2015

David Gorton-Lachrymae Variations 2015 (Unedited Outtakes 25th June 2015) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Longbow-Directed by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Aisha Orazbayeava, Preetha Narayanan, Sara Cubarsi, Midori Komachi, Salome Rateau, Annabelle Berthome reynolds, Diana Mathews, Shulah Oliver, Malcolm Allison, Uilleac Whelan, Valerie Welbanks, Evie Heyde, Carter Callison Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Musical Supervision-David Gorton […]

A weekend in June 2015

June 21, 2015

Gramophone Magazine July 2015

June 20, 2015