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Elgar-towards a British Violin school?

January 25, 2014

  Inspired by the Elgar Bow.  In 1878, the Worcester Amateur Orchestral Society presented this beautiful, engraved, Tubbs bow to the young Edward Elgar. By itself, it is a supreme example of 19th Century British Violin Making at its zenith. In the context of what it led to, it is a powerful object. Over the […]

Dover various

January 20, 2014

DAD Link War and Peace Re Veil Le Link  

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811)

January 19, 2014

Schubert begins…. Franz Schubert-Overture D8 (1811) (Original version) Peter Sheppard Skaerved -Director, Parnassus Ensemble London (recorded 1994) Franz Schubert-8 Ländler (1816) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Workshop Recording. Wapping 21 12 13 Franz Schubert-A Major Rondo D438 Franz Schubert: Konzertstück (for Violin and Orchestra) in D major, D345 – Adagio – Allegro For Violin with String Orchestra (1816) Adagio […]

Reicha Quartets-From Where I sit

January 8, 2014

(in preparation_   THE REICHA QUARTETS FROM WHERE WE SIT (Booklet text from Reicha Quartets Volume 1) Toccata Classics by Peter Sheppard-Skærved   Mid-way through recording this first disc in the Kreutzer Quartet’s traversal of Anton Reicha’s quartets, Morgan Goff, our violist, said to me:   You know, we spend all of our time playing […]

Judith Bingham-Shelley Dreams

January 7, 2014

Judith Bingham-Shelley DreamsLive recording. Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Shorr. 

Welcome page-archive-end 2013

January 7, 2014

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin  Nashville TN 13th September 2013 […]

New Year. 2014

January 1, 2014

                              Mudstone veining. Pebble from the Black Cliff 5 1 14  

Quiet inspirations: an evening with Pepys & Matteis

December 26, 2013

26th December 2013. Inspired by wonderful days of candlelit conversation with friends, and a gift of Samuel Pepy’s Diary, I found myself playing Nicolao Matteis at the table this evening. Nicolao Matteis-Selected Preludes (Peter Sheppard Skaerved) Andrea Amati 1560 (bow by Antonino Arienti 2011)(workshop recording-at the desk!)

Facing Enlightenment (Photos)

December 24, 2013

Photos of ‘Facing Enlightenment’  British Museum 13 12 13 (Photos Courtesy of the British Museum) Peter Sheppard Skaerved, with Julian Perkins, Lucy Railton, David Gorton, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Diana Mathews

December 21, 2013