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Playing a new violin by Harry Green

June 17, 2014

Anders Heyerdahl-Nissespel (dedicated to Ole Bull n/d) Earlier this year, I met with Harry at the Royal Academy, and spent some time playing his violin. It’s grateful and easy to play, and full of colour. Here’s the informal set-just recorded on the lap-top in a practice studio. There’s Bach, Richard Strauss, Paganini and Locatelli. I […]

Bull to Telmanyi. Making the links…

June 16, 2014

I am increasingly fascinated-in fact, it was what made my path to Bull so easy- by a circle of influence which seems to echo between Norway and Denmark, on the subject of the true sound of the earth, of the soil, what Bull, Grieg, Nielsen were hunting. I felt if when I played the little […]

Workshops in Kent. June 12-13th 2014 photos by Kate Beaugié

June 15, 2014

Tartini-Sonata Piccola No 18 D major

June 5, 2014

Tartini: ‘The essence of Harmony is Unity, which divides itself into multiples, only to return to unity as its basic principle.’  Sonata XVIII  D major Andante Cantabile lascia ch’io dico addio Whenever I play or hear this movement, I think of Tartini saying:’‘The essence of Harmony is Unity, which divides itself into multiples, only to return to […]

Summer 2014

June 5, 2014

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May 30, 2014

‘Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s playing sets a gold standard.’ Welcome to my Website. If you have any questions, I am delighted to answer-just use the ‘Contact’ link. It is incredible useful for me to be able to hear responses, ideas and suggestions, so I really appreciate them! 29th May 2014 Upon arriving in Bergen, I decided to […]

Hunting for new sounds at EMBL 25 5 14

May 25, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer – 14th Concerto

May 17, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766~1831) Violin Concerto No. 14 in E major 00:00 I. Allegro maestoso 10:51 II. Adagio 16:58 III. Rondo Violin : Peter Sheppard Skærved Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Mogrelia  

Ole Bull and Shade Fiddler Slone

May 6, 2014

  Ole Bull-Fanitullen & Shade Fiddler Slone-The Brush Fork of John’s Creek -reimagined by Peter Sheppard Skaerved Rehearsal Recording on Ole Bull’s 1732 Guarnerius - Lysøen 31st May 2014 (Bergen Festspillene) The story in brief-see below for more detail Writing to the 18-year old Sara Chapman Thorp (who he would marry in 1870) Bull told of […]

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’

May 4, 2014

Vilém Tauský-’Coventry’  (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff Wellbanks) LO-FI rehearsal recording, 3 5 14 Today I will give my first concert playing the music of Vilém Tauský. I feel bad about this, as Tauský, who I never met, was a long term inspiration in approaching and understanding Leoš Janá?ek’s music, which has been […]