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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’ 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 Peter Dickinson – Metamorphosis Peter Dickinson-Fantasia Peter Dickinson-A bit of archaeology for Elliot’s Seventieth- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)

Exploring Michael Finnissy’s ‘Six Sexy Minuets Three Trios’

July 25, 2017

Exploring Michael Finnissy’s ‘Six Sexy Minuets Three Trios Workshop/rehearsal outtakes 24 7 17 With the Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Neil Heyde, Clifton Harrison, Mihailo Trandafilovski) -a selection of sections from this wonderful piece-for quartet and household objects!

Hafliði Hallgrímsson in conversation with Paul Klee

July 23, 2017

After 13 years, the piece is still growing. The great Hafliði Hallgrímsson has grown his Klee Sketches, one of the most beautiful works I have premered. Eight new movements have joined the original 4 which I premiered in Mexico in 2005, and the ‘Klee the Virtuoso’ which I premiered at Wilton’s a few years ago. […]

Recording Michael Finnissy 13 7 17 Outtakes UNEDITED

July 14, 2017

Michael Finnissy –  ‘Liederkreis Quintet’ 2016 (Clarinet Quintet) I.Poco Allegretto II.Largo appassionato III. Folklorico: quasi parlando IV. Vigoroso V. Each performer independently: A capriccio Michael Finnissy – ‘Civilisation’ 2013 (String Quartet)   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Kreutzer Quartet with Linda Merrick Clarinet Musical supervision: Michael Finnissy Engineer-Jonathan Haskell St Michael’s Highgate, London 13 […]

Preludes & Vollenteries 1

July 10, 2017

Works for solo violin including. Heinrich Biber – Passacaglia (Mystery Sonata XVI) ‘Guardian Angel, companion of Mankind’ and others by Tomasso Vitali, Giuseppe Torelli, Nicola Matteis, Biagio Marini Played on a violin by Girolamo Amati (1628) Plus world premiere Peter Sheppard Skærved – ‘voil qe’m digaz cals mais vos plaz’ (Lombarda of Toulouse) Peter Sheppard […]

Inspired by Lusignian Cyprus. Three pieces/films Nicosia June 2017

July 6, 2017

No 1. Peter Sheppard Skaerved – ‘ben vos posc ver dir’/(Tibors d’Orange e de Baux) ca. 1160 No. 2. Peter Sheppard Skaerved- ‘voil qe’m digaz cals mais vos plaz’/(Lombarda of Toulouse ca. 1200) or: The fowls of Lusignan (St Poulain/Buyuk Hamam) No 3. Peter Sheppard Skaerved – ‘Ar em al freg temps vengut’/Text by Azailais […]