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Opening the workshop door, with Jeremy Thurlow and Roderick Chadwick

April 24, 2014

Jeremy Thurlow-’Self-Ablaze’ The composer, with Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Roderick Chadwick, in rehearsal, London 24-4 14. This piece will be premiered at Kettles Yard, Cambridge, on the 27th April. This is the second major work which Jeremy Thurlow has written for Peter Sheppard Skaerved. For more information on the first project,’Ouija’, follow, the link. As […]

April 19, 2014

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Elliott Schwartz in Nashville

April 17, 2014

Here’s an introduction to the Cadenzas/Soliloquys for the Jefferson Concerto…

Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes)

April 11, 2014

Satie-Choses vues à droite et à gauche (sans lunettes) (Choral hypocrite-Fugue à tâtons-Fantaisie musculaire) Workshop recording. Peter Sheppard Skærved and Roderick Chadwick. London 9th April 2014 This piece has been something of an obsession of mine for many years. It is Satie’s only published work for violin and piano, although there is also another (untitled movement) […]

Priaulx Rainier-Movement (‘Incantation’) for Piano and Violin 1935

April 9, 2014

Priaulx Rainier-Movement  for Piano and Violin 1935 Outtake of World Premiere Recording, 1st July 2014. St Michael’s Highgate. Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Roderick Chadwick Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Live performance at Kettles Yard 27th April 2014 Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Roderick Chadwick     Workshop recording-Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin 9  4 14 This extraordinary piece was first shown […]

Franz Schubert-Comic Ländler

April 9, 2014

Franz Schubert- 8 Comic Ländler for solo violin (1816) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Workshop Recording) (For Catherine Seymour)

A lesson from Ralph Holmes

April 5, 2014

The great British violinist, Ralph Holmes, died 30 years ago this year. I studied with him from the age of 12, and my last lesson with him was a few months before we lost him. I was 17,  and just about to go to the Royal Academy as a ‘grown up’. To the Academy’s irritation […]

Wiltons Music Hall Series 2013 ‘Tempo’ Review

March 29, 2014

Kreutzer Quartet, Wilton’s Music Hall, London: Beethoven, Sadie Harrison, Edward Cowie and Michael Finnissy Tempo March 2014 The Kreutzer Quartet’s ‘Beethoven Begins’ series, based around the great German master’s  Op 18 string quartets, has included an example of new music in each of its six concerts, a tribute to the players’ eclectic tastes, versatility and […]

Henze. Celebrating Collaboration

March 23, 2014

  Hans Werner Henze-2nd Violin Concerto & ‘Il Vitalino Raddoppiato’ A very personal view-Peter Sheppard Skaerved 2014 A note on these performances: The 1991 performance of the 2nd Violin Concerto recorded here was the last time that I worked with Hans Werner Henze as a soloist. A few weeks after this performance, he recorded a […]

Stravinsky revealed! Author/Artist Sally Kindberg reveals Little Tich’s Somersault

March 19, 2014

Now, this is wonderful. We have been talking about Stravinsky’s notation of Little Tich’s somersault in his ‘Big Shoe Dance’  in the brilliant ‘Three Pieces for String Quartet’ of 1914. And on her lovely notebook blog, artist/author Sally Kindberg reveals all! And a lovely document of the concert. To find about more about her work, […]