Goldsmiths College – A new residency

February 2, 2014

Goldsmiths College – A new residency The Department of Music is excited to announce the Kreutzer Quartet as the new Ensemble in Residence, and they will be performing their first concert this term on Thursday 6 February. Location: Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall Building Cost: free Time: 6 February 2014, 19:30 – 21:00 Igor Stravinsky-Three […]

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin

January 28, 2014

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin I have been fascinated by Robin Holloway’s ‘Sonata’ for solo violin, written from Ernst Kovacic, for years. Recently, I started talking with this wonderful composer about his works for string quartet, and he mentioned that he was sending me an unplayed solo ‘Sonatina’. This arrived this morning, and is radiantly beautiful. […]

Grieg – Finnissy Piano Quintets (Robert Anderson Review-Music and Vision Daily) 25 1 14

January 26, 2014

 Fascinating Work Grieg and Finnissy for piano quintet - heard by ROBERT ANDERSON ‘… the whole disc is an unexpected serendipity.’   Grieg – Finnissy Piano Quintets. Roderick Chadwick, piano; Kreutzer Quartet. © 2013 Divine Art Ltd Familiar as I am with Grieg’s very expansive string quartet, I can only regret he did not persevere […]

Elgar-towards a British Violin school? (currently updating)

January 25, 2014

  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. I have been fortunate to spend a […]

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