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Clara Schumannn-on Grieg’s Piano

June 2, 2013

Clara Schumann-‘Leidenschaftlich Schnell’ (Op 22) Roderick Chadwick (Steinway 1892-Troldaugen), Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim) NB Lo-Fi Audio Rip from digital camera. Rehearsal, 1st June 2013 (Bergen Festspilen 2013)  In 1860, Joachim was giving concerts in Dresden. Hans Christian Andersen was profoundly moved by the concert he gave with Clara Schumann: Dresden 2nd November 1860-Til […]

Festspillene i Bergen 2013-day-by-day

May 29, 2013

Festspillene i Bergen 2013-day-by-day   Something about the previous visits: Back to Lysoen, Three days in Bergen   Wednesday 29th May- Coaching at the Grieg Academy. This was my soft start to an exciting few days. Tomorrow, the rest of the Kreutzer Quartet, plus Roderick Chadwich and the wonderful Michael Finnissy, arrive. But I began by […]

Bach-D minor Partita BWV 1004 (Sarabandes!)

May 25, 2013

Bach-D minor Partita BWV 1004 (Sarabandes!) VIolin-Peter Sheppard SkaervedVersion 1:Version2:Version3: Engineer: Jonathan Haskell(Astounding Sounds) On May 23rd 2013, I recorded the D minor partita, in the wonderful St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury. This marked the completion of recording the 6 solo works, an inspiring journey for this violinist. The  hours of recording were really […]

Listening, watching: Bergen-London April 2013

April 28, 2013

Norway April 2013

April 21, 2013

     

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 […]