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Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich

June 20, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Amati 1629 (Recorded 18th June 2014)Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) (Unedited Outtake) This movement from Sadie Harrison’s ‘Gallery’, is like the rest of the series, based on one of my drawings. However, the day after recording it, I found myself transfixed by Graham Sutherland’s painting of damage in the […]

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 […]