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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, […]

David Riebe-’Song of the Thames-daughters’

March 17, 2014

David Riebe-’Song of the Thames-daughters’ An inter-arts whispering game for solo violin Dedicated to, and based on paintings by Peter Sheppard Skaerved In 2011,  I was introduced to composer David Riebe. Here’s a sample of a piece that he wrote for me at the time, and at the bottom of this page, more of that […]

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Nashville Inspiration

February 24, 2014

Monday 24th February 2014 Here in Nashville to work with the wonderful students and colleagues on the Blair School of Music/London Exchange. After a long journey, everyone arrived safely. I will post each day as the work progresses. Exchange Programme The programme was founded after Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Michael Alec Rose were introduced by the […]

Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (First Performance)

February 22, 2014

Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (First Performance) First performance-Royal Academy of Music/Falmouth University/Goldsmiths College/Yamaha London First listen: Jim Aitchison-Portraits for a Study (48 Portraits) after Gerhard Richter (1st Movement) Live 22nd February 2014 Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)   Getting ready for the Jim Aitchison event at the Royal Academy of […]