Elliott Schwartz-Water Music

June 7, 2012

Elliott Schwartz – ‘Water Music (Posted 20th September 2012) The Kreutzers (Peter Sheppard Skærved, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafilovski & Morgan Goff) with friends: Rachel Meerloo, Val Wellbanks, Diana Mathews, Aisha Orazbayeva, Midori Komachi, , Alice Barron, Steven Crichlow, Annabelle Berthomé Reynolds/ Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) The secret of collaging….Elliott Schwartz at Work Elliott once told me […]

The young Mendelssohn at work (changing his mind)

June 2, 2012

Mendelssohn at work… There are two manuscripts for the Mendelssohn D minor Violin Concerto, which I am playing at Wilton’s Music Hall on the 6th June. The 13 year old composer seems to have been in several minds about the siting and scale of cadenzas. Here are some notes from the practice-bench ( I don’t […]

Music for the Sculpture Courts-reporting back

May 24, 2012

Pictures and Recordings from the concert and rehearsal 14th September 2012   Live Recordings from the concert (Courtesy V & A) Biber-Mystery Sonata XVI (Guardian Angel, Companion of Mankind)-plus a little Ruskin Nigel Clarke-Loulan (Voices in the Sand) J S Bach-Largo (C Major Solo Sonata)[https://www.sheppardskaerved.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Bach.mp3] Carly Lake-Horn talks about the experience of the space David […]

Work on the Steel Bow by G.B.Vuillaume (c.1837) and ‘Il segreto’

May 18, 2012

Steel Bow by G.B.Vuillaume (c.1837)       Niccolo Paganini-Unpublished Prelude 1838 From the Collection of Andrew McGee Instruments-Vuillaume Rolled Steel Bow, Violin-Stradivari 1698 World Premiere recording. PSS 2005 Engineer/producer-Jonathan Haskell (astounding sounds) Workshop Recording- 21st May 2012 Wapping At the practice desk-Paganini Caprice No 10  and 22 with the Steel bow, held mid way […]

Gloria Coates-Stolen identity

April 25, 2012

Gloria Coates-Stolen identity  An introduction to an unique sound world of string writing-recorded in rehearsal in Munich: 1.Percussion-fingers on the tailpiece(viola) & instrument body(cello) 2. Microtonal chords under slow glissando 3. Contrary motion 4 part glissandi over narrow intervals in augmentatino     25th-26th April Carl-Orff Zentrum, Munich The first day of work on Gloria’s […]

Wilton’s Music Hall-Construction Salon

April 22, 2012

Wilton’s Music Hall-SOUNDBOX salons Summer -Autumn 2012 [In preparation]  

Paul Pellay-‘Four Guys in a Room’

April 12, 2012

Paul Pellay-‘Four Guys in a Room’ (String Quartet)  DEDICATED TO WILTONS MUSIC HALL Workshop Session-London 12th April 2012  with Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafilovski Workshop extracts from ‘Four Guys….’ Opening the workshop door, opening up the collaborative process, is very important to me. These ‘workshop recordings’ are made in the simplest […]

Workshops and concert in Baltimore-April 2012

April 4, 2012

Update The Baltimore workshop and concert was just a beginning. Since then, I have been in touch with a number of the young composers and players from Peabody. Composers Alican Camci, Zhangyi Chen, and Faye Chiao have sent me fascinating solo pieces, and I am enjoying a fascinating dialogue with graduate Jack Lin about Joseph Joachim […]

Celebrating Mendelssohn, Trandafilovski and Bram at Wiltons

March 31, 2012

Celebrating Mendelssohn, Trandafilovski and Bram at Wiltons (in preparation) 6th June 2012 Wiltons Music Hall

Elliott Schwartz-‘Graffiti’ Workshop Page

March 30, 2012

Elliott Schwartz-‘Graffiti’ Workshop Page LINK TO SCHWARTZ IN CONVERSATION The composer writes: ‘This piece is a thoroughly revised version of an earlier piece (with the same title) orignally composed in 1967. it is dedicated, with great affection, to Peter Sheppard Skaerved and his son Marius. Provisonal mix-up: (Marius and Peter Sheppard Skaerved -violins) Workshop session […]