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This violinist’s thoughts: Mozart E minor Sonata K.304, B flat Sonata K 454

December 27, 2015

This violinist’s thoughts: Mozart E minor Sonata K.304 The Electress Maria-Elisabeth, dedicatee of this set of sonatas (published by Sieber of Paris) in the Autumn of 1778 was clearly a keyboard player. No fewer than three of the her portraits depict her at, or with harpsichords or pianos. Mozart presented her with the engraved set […]

L’école d’Orphée, Op.18 (Corrette, Michel) & Nicolas Augustin Chappuy violin

December 15, 2015

Corrette, Michel-Menuets 1,2,3 ‘L’école d’Orphée’ Op.18 Violin-Chappuy ca. 1760, Bow- FX Tourte ca 1770) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (Workshop-‘at the practice desk’ recording 17 12 15)   (15th December 2015) A new project begins, bringing together an astonishing and immaculate violin by Chappuy and the L’école d’Orphée (1738) by Michel Corrette. I will […]

Schubert-B flat String Trio (1817) Live at Wilton’s Music Hall

December 13, 2015

Schubert-B flat String Trio (1817) Live at Wilton’s Music Hall Kreutzer Quartet Winter Series Peter Sheppard Skaerved Violins Neil Heyde –Cello Guest Artist-Diana Matthews-Viola Wilton’s Music Hall 7th December 7.30pm Franz Schubert-B Flat Major String Trio D.581 (1817) Allegro ModeratoAndante-Menuetto: allegretto-Rondo: allegretto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Many Schuberts

December 13, 2015

…as so often happens when recording, we end up with choices which are too hard to make. Here’s the slow movement of: Schubert-D Major Sonata D384 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Leopold Widhalm, Nuremberg 1782) Bow (F X Tourte Paris ca 1770) Julian Perkins-Square Piano (Clementi, London 1801) …four full takes, no edits-different ornamentation, octave displacements….but I […]

Overnights. 1915-2015/6 for DMAG/Joined Up

December 12, 2015

Overnights. 1915-2015 for DMAG/Joined Up    

Schubert-D 355 8 Ländler for Solo Violin 1816

December 11, 2015

Schubert-D 355 8 Ländler for Solo Violin 1816 Violin-Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Girolamo Amati 1629) Live, Wilton’s Music Hall 7th January 2015 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I have never really understood why we violinists ignore a vast tranche of our solo repertoire. From the mid 18th to the mid 19th century, hundreds, if […]

Sadie Harrison-Broken Wing (premiere)

December 10, 2015

Sadie Harrison-Broken Wing, after Leonardo 2015  Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins Deptford Council Chambers, Goldsmiths 28 1 16 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Wiltons Music Hall 7th December 2015 Recordings courtesey of Colin Still (Optic Nerve Productions) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  

From the Old Notebooks: Denmark, July 2001

December 5, 2015

 

Recording Schubert 1816 Sonatas 3 12 15

December 4, 2015

Schubert-Three Sonatas for Piano & Violin 1816 Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (Leopold Widhalm 1782) Bow (F X Tourte 1770-1800) Julian Perkins-Square Piano (Clementi 1801) Raw outtakes from recording 3 12 15 St John the Baptist Aldbury Engineer-Jonathan Haskell, Astounding Sounds D Major Sonata Allegro Molto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Andante [Audio […]

Celebrating Leopold Widhalm (1722 – 1786)

November 29, 2015

Celebrating a violin by Leopold Widhalm (1722 – 1786) of Nuremberg, Bavaria. This violin, which is the property of a renowned collector, will be used by Peter Sheppard Skaerved, to record Schubert Sonatas (1816), in December 2015 The violin has an elegant, almost alarmingly precisely cut fruit-wood scroll.