Videos

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    Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra plays items left on trains

    2018-11-27T13:48:00Z

    Members of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform a piece of music using items left behind on trains, including a surfboard, a bicycle pump and an umbrella.

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    Diana Tishchenko performs Mendelssohn

    2018-11-26T16:39:00Z

    Diana Tishchenko, winner of this year’s Long-Thibaud-Crespin competition, performs the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor in the contest’s final round.

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    Ray Chen's practice challenge: Paganini Sauret Cadenza

    2018-11-25T12:28:00Z

    The violinist lays bare his practice process, beginning from scratch on one of the steepest technical challenges in the repertoire – the Émile Sauret cadenza for Paganini’s First Violin Concerto.

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    Layale Chaker and the Sarafand Ensemble

    2018-11-22T16:48:00Z

    In this video from Morgenland Festival Osnabrück 2017, Layale Chaker and the Sarafand Ensemble with Michel Godard perform their version of the Lebanese folk solk Havvel ya gannam. Violinist and composer Layale Chaker trained at the National Higher Conservatory of Beirut in her native Lebanon,

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    Die Seele der Geige: documentary featuring Frank Peter Zimmermann and luthier Martin Schleske

    2018-11-21T15:47:00Z

    [n.b. no English subtitles. As broadcast on Arte.tv, the film is in German, or click the gear icon to change to French.] This documentary, a coproduction by EuroArts and BR (Bavarian Broadcasting), follows violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann in 2016 as he reunites with the ‘Lady Inchiquin’ Stradivari,

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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason meets Rostropovich's Cellos

    2018-11-20T15:38:00Z

    Ahead of Sotheby’s sale Rostropovich Vishnevskaya (November 28th),  Sheku Kanneh-Mason went to the auctioning house to try out three of the cellos belonging to his musical hero.

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    Nicolas Cherniavsky makes music in the woods

    2018-11-19T10:49:00Z

    In this video cellist Nicolas Cherniavsky explains why playing in the forest is unlike playing in any other space, and describes the ways in which the music reflects the qualities of the wood.

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    Santiago Cañón Valencia plays Bach Chaconne cello transcription

    2018-11-17T10:23:00Z

    Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón Valencia, who was recently presented with the 2018 János Starker Award here performs his own transcription of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2. This video was made at the Luis Angel Arango Hall in Bogotá on 13 August 2017.

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    The Essence of a Sound: luthier Hans Johannsson at TEDx Reykjavik

    2018-11-16T13:26:00Z

    Icelandic violin maker Hans Johannsson gives a talk exploring ‘a fascinating juxtaposition of an age-old traditional craft on the one hand and the pursuit of science and technology on the other’, filmed at a TEDx event at the Tjarnarbíó theatre in Reykjavik on 4 November. The listing for the talk

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    Nicolas Altstaedt plays Sarabande from first cello suite

    2018-11-15T15:04:00Z

    German/French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite no.1 in G at the Bimhuis Amsterdam This is an excerpt from the 29 November 2015 edition of ‘Vrije Geluiden’ (Free Sounds), a programme on Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. More on: http://www.vpro.nl/vrije-geluiden