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Elliott Schwartz in ONLY CONNECT

November 24, 2011

LISTEN:Outtake-Schwartz    

Only Connect-listen

November 19, 2011

Peter Sheppard Skaerved introduces the characters and themes behind this ground-breaking exhibition. Click on the highlighted names for more links…. Samuel Cartwright & Niccolo Paganini             Angelica Catalani Leigh Hunt             Charles Burney             Maria Cosway & Jefferson     […]

Elliott Schwartz ‘Jefferson – Soliloquy and Remembrance’ (August 2011 Premiere & November 2011 Film))

September 21, 2011

Elliott Schwartz-Jefferson Cadenza-Soliloquy and Remembrance Violin-Peter Sheppard Skaerved Filmed by Colin Still (Optic Nerve) in Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s ‘Only Connnect’ exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery  November 2011   From Elliot Schwartz: The piece is a two-movement work for solo violin, called “Jefferson Cadenza: Soliloquy and Remembrance,” and it was completed this summer. It’s intended […]

Only Connect, Concert 2 3-6-2011

June 3, 2011

      REPORTING Back  Only Connect (Concert 2) Friday June 3rd 630 pm National Portrait Gallery Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violins (Antonio Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim’ & Richard Duke ca. 1750) The concert was designed to reflect the interchange between German, Italian, and British culture in the 19th century. The choice of violins for the […]

Three Stravinsky/Dushkin Transcriptions – Live in Pristina 2006

May 26, 2011

PPS- Violin (W E Hill 1900), Aaron Shorr (very live, and a little mad…) Stravinsky-Tango – Chanson Russe- Danses Russes  ONLY CONNECT LINK     RE Musica Festival Pristina 2006

Responding to ONLY CONNECT

May 22, 2011

The Opening event of ONLY CONNECT took place on Friday 13th May. Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin/Speaker Kreutzer Quartet plus trumpeters from the Royal Academy of Music        As the project unfolds-I will post material coming from vistiors, audience members and anyone who wants to comment on ONLY CONNECT through the website. The linking of […]

Jean Jacques Rousseau and music

April 11, 2011

Children of Nature   Ancient Air-Tr. Pierre Baillot (Workshop recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698) ‘Ranz des Vaches’-Arr. by Pierre Baillot from J J Rousseau ‘Dictionnaire de Musique’ This ‘Ranz des Vaches’ proved useful to composers looking for some easily accessible ‘alla rustica’ material’. The composer Chevalier Neukomm published a quintet ‘Une Fetee de village en Suisse’ […]

Hanging Only Connect

April 8, 2011

April 12th Work continues. 14th April 2011 Light on the connections Friday Morning 8-4-11 Joachim and HG Wells wait Michelle Greaves with Eliza Vestris

Angelica Catalani

March 8, 2011

Angelica Catalani LISTEN: Paganini writes down one of Catalani’s ‘roulades’ in concert 18th June 1823: Catalani/transcribed Paganini-’Allegro Moderato’ Click on Higlighted words to follow Links Catalani’s career and notoriety was extraordinarily long. Initially inspired by the new instrumental virtuosi of the post revolutionary generation, she, in turn, was imitated by them two decades later.  Leigh […]

Niccolò Paganini

March 8, 2011

Niccolò Paganini   Click on SEGRETO Click on CAPRICES Live On the 13th May 1831, the young singer and pianist, John Orlando Parry wrote in his Journal, ‘Remarks on things in general’: /“That wonder of wonders, viz “Paganni” , arrived in the Country! He does the most inconceivable things on the Violin-He is going to […]