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Joachim on Ole Bull

January 2, 2010

On Ole Bull Extracts from Joseph Joachim letters To Clara Schumann [HANOVER, December 12, 1860]-It is only partly owing to me that Ole Bull is playing. I wanted to get permission for him to give a con cert in the Theatre and mentioned it to HM; but the king would not hear of anything but […]

Joseph Joachim

January 2, 2010

David Matthews-Fugue 15

January 1, 2010

 David Matthews-Fugue 15 Live Performance PSS: London 2009 Engineer: Colin Still (Optic Nerve) Fugue 15 David Matthews’ cycle of 15 Fugues is nothing short of miraculous, and I am greatly honoured to have played a small part in its birth. Put simply, this is the most extensive cycle of tonalfugal works to be written for […]

Two Beethoven Fragments

December 29, 2009

From the Kafka Miscellany-the wonderful collection of sketches and fragments in the British Library. A Laendler and Canon (Hess 68 and 275), both from 1802. Live performance with Yves Savary , London May 2002

Beethoven Sonatas Op 30

December 29, 2009

 Beethoven  – 3 Sonatas, for Piano and Violin,  Op. 30 (Dedicated to Tsar Alexander 1st)  Beethoven dedicated his three Sonatas for Piano with Violin, Op. 30, to the Tsar Alexander 1st (1777-1825). In 1800, Alexander took the throne after the murder of his father, the Tsar Paul; it was widely assumed that he was behind […]

Beethoven Explored

December 28, 2009

Peter and Aaron have taken ‘Beethoven Explored’ worldwide. What began as a research project supported by the Royal Academy of Music and the London College of Music, has blossomed into an acclaimed series of recordings, a major concert series at St Johns Smith Square and presentation at venues ranging from the Goethe Institute to the […]

Louise Vale-Poetry for Wilton’s

December 11, 2009

  Poet Louise Vale responds to the enchanted spaces of Wilton’s Music Hall.   As   It   Was [Fuse the future with a version of the past. Take up your opera glasses, breathe into former pleasures, remember someone else’s bliss]   Welcome. Over clinking from the bar, voices rise, a chatter of anticipation, footsteps clatter, seats […]

Library of Congress

December 7, 2009

Library of Congress-Washington In November 2006, I was lucky enough to be invited to play a concert with Aaron Shorr, and members of the wonderful Cassatt Quartet, at the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress. Playing the Schubert Fantasie on that stage, where Bartok and Szigeti recorded their historic recital, and playing Fritz Kreisler’s […]

Work on ‘Il Cannone’

December 6, 2009

Transcription of investigative session on the del Gesu ‘Il Cannone’. Royal Academy of Music, Spring 2006# Paganini-A Major Prelude (Unpublished) Peter Sheppard Skaerved playing Il Cannone Gut strings, Paganini model bridge. 2006 London Peter Sheppard Skaerved working on ‘Il Cannone’ LINK to Paganini-Capriccio ‘non cor piu’-1820 (Magdeburg MS) version [Unedited transcript] As part of the […]

Paganini

December 6, 2009

First meeting with Il Cannone. June 2005. Genoa Photo: Anna Rita Certo Peter began collaboration with the City of Genoa in 2005. Since then, he has performed on Paganni’s violin ‘il Cannone’ a number of times, in the UK and Italy, one of the very few living players to have had this honour.