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    Christian Ferras plays Brahms Sonata no.3

    2019-05-22T14:54:00Z

    In this video, French violinist Christian Ferras, performs the second movement of Brahms’s Violin Sonata no.3. Ferras, who died by suicide in 1982 at the age of 49, featured in the ‘Great Violinists’ series in the December 2010 issue of The Strad, where Nathaniel Vallois wrote: His ascent ...

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    Pekka Kuusisto on Thomas Adès's violin concerto 'Concentric Paths'

    2019-05-22T10:40:00Z

    Pekka Kuusisto will be performing the work as part of Aurora Orchestra’s ‘Music of the Spheres Tour’, a concert inspired by the ancient Greek idea that the revolution of the planets generates celestial music. Part of its Orchestral Theatre series, the production incorporates elements of lighting, visuals, animation ...

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    James Ehnes on Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1

    2019-05-21T13:57:00Z

    In this video James Ehnes explains what the Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 means to him, but also why the composer’s other repertoire deserves more attention. Plus, he reveals his greatest passion in life.

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    Beethoven's viola played in Los Angeles

    2019-05-20T11:08:00Z

    LA Phil principal violist Teng Li plays the viola Beethoven used between the ages of about 16 and 22 when he was in the court orchestra in Bonn before his move to Vienna. The instrument, on a Stainer model, is thought to have been made in Vienna by Sebastian ...

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    Paganini's 'Il Cannone' violin played in Columbus, Ohio

    2019-05-16T11:34:00Z

    This clip from the Columbus Dispatch shows Columbus Symphony concertmaster Joanna Frankel trying out ‘Il Cannone’, Paganini’s favourite violin, during its weeklong stay at the Columbus Museum of Art. The violin, made in 1743 by Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’, was nicknamed ‘Il Cannone’ (the cannon) by Paganini because of its ...

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    PBS NewsHour segment on Italian spruce tonewood forests

    2019-05-15T15:58:00Z

    Severe storms last year tore down vast swathes of spruce forest in the Italian Alps, including in the Fiemme valley where conditions favour growth suitable for tonewood. As The Strad has reported , efforts have been ongoing to process trees suitable for tonewood before they begin to deteriorate. ...

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    Itzhak Perlman plays a traditional Klezmer Nigun

    2019-05-14T13:41:00Z

    In this video Itzhak Perlman performs a traditional Klezmer Nigun at the Finker-Frenkel Chabad Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

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    Cellist Audrey Nadeau leaves Carnegie Hall to play for trees

    2019-05-13T12:00:00Z

    After her last performance at Carnegie Hall, Audrey Nadeau - a Juilliard graduate cellist - left New York City for Canada’s Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she made this video, performing Celtic Passage for solo cello by David Eby while stood on an 8-foot stump next to ...

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    Paganini's violin arrives in Columbus, Ohio

    2019-05-11T16:21:00Z

    This clip from WCMH news in Columbus, Ohio, shows ‘Il Cannone’, Paganini’s favourite violin, arriving for a weeklong stay at the Columbus Museum of Art. The violin, made in 1743 by Guarneri ‘Del Gesù’, was nicknamed ‘Il Cannone’ (the cannon) by Paganini because of its power and projection. ...

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    Albert Bisaso Ssempeke plays the Ugandan endingidi

    2019-05-08T09:59:00Z

    Albert Bisaso Ssempeke, a royal court musician of the Kingdom of Buganda, performing a traditional Baganda wedding song on the endingidi