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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: spiccato

    2018-07-04T14:37:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series

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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: straight bow

    2018-07-04T14:37:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series

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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: pizzicato

    2018-07-04T14:35:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series

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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: col legno

    2018-07-04T14:35:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series

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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: sul ponticello and sul tasto

    2018-07-04T14:29:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series

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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: double stops & chords

    2018-07-04T14:28:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series

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    Anne Akiko Meyers plays the Star-Spangled Banner

    2018-07-04T11:50:00Z

    In this video from WQXR, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – a recent Strad cover star –  performs her own arrangement of the US national anthem on the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’

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    Gildas Quartet – Janáček: String Quartet no.1, 'The Kreutzer Sonata', 4th movement

    2018-07-03T14:55:00Z

    The Gildas Quartet performs the final movement of Leoš Janáček’s 1923 String Quartet no.1, subtitled ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’. The work is named after Leo Tolstoy’s novella of the same name (which itself features Beethoven’s famous violin sonata) in which a woman is murdered by her husband who

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    Georges Méliès silent film fragment featuring violinist

    2018-06-29T15:44:00Z

    This fragment is all that survives from illusionist and silent film pioneer Georges Méliès’ Lully ou Le violon brisé (Lully or The Broken Violin). In the film, a cook’s violin playing gets the entire staff dancing until the master of the house arrives. Méliès is best known for his film A Trip to

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    Joseph Joachim plays Bach

    2018-06-28T15:28:00Z

    In 1903, at the age of 72, Joseph Joachim became the first prominent classical violinist to be recorded. From those sessions comes this Bach G minor Adagio. Although he will have been well past his prime, these recordings do bear witness to the restrained and pure style of the man who is known to