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    Steve Reich's Triple Quartet – Psappha Ensemble

    2018-08-08T13:32:00Z

    Commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, this work is written for three quartets but can be played, as in this video, with one live group and two pre-recorded ones. The musicians are Benedict Holland and Sophie Rosa, violins, Heather Wallington, viola, and Jennifer Langridge, cello. Psappha is a

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    All four BBC Young Musician winning cellists on stage together

    2018-08-07T12:21:00Z

    In this video filmed at this year’s BBC Proms, Giovanni Sollima’s Violoncelles, vibrez! is performed by the four cellist past winners of the BBC Young Musician competition, Natalie Clein (1994), Guy Johnston (2000), Laura van der Heijden (2012) and Sheku Kanneh-Mason (2016). The performance took

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    Violin Masterclass with Nicola Benedetti

    2018-08-06T16:10:00Z

    Emily from Taunton, who has been playing the violin since the age of seven, fought Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and is now in remission. As part of Make-A-Wish UK she travelled up to London to have a violin masterclass with Nicola Benedetti at the Royal Albert Hall.

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    Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra in 360°

    2018-08-03T14:45:00Z

    This is a 360 Film, so use your mouse to move your viewing point in all directions. It features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing the finale of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Payare. It is a Google Arts Culture exhibit, with more information, photos, interviews

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    Erica Piccotti plays Brahms in Venice

    2018-08-03T12:10:00Z

    Italian cellist Erica Piccotti and pianist Monica Cattarossi perform the second movement, Adagio Affettuoso, of Brahms’s Cello Sonata no.2. The video was recorded live on 18 June 2017 at the Lo Squero concert hall on San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. Piccotti, born in Rome in 1999, began cello

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    Learning Beethoven with Maxim Vengerov

    2018-08-02T13:48:00Z

    Three students at the Royal College of Music reveal what it’s like to work with Maxim Vengerov, ‘one of the big legends of the violin’ on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

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    The most common types of violin makers, ep.2

    2018-08-01T15:53:00Z

    Oslo based violin maker Jacob von der Lippe’s second compilation of violin maker types, from accident prone to always dusty. For the first video, click here

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    Gagliano violin sold to pawn shop for $50 in Boston

    2018-07-27T13:52:00Z

    A 1759 violin by Ferdinando Gagliano, worth an estimated $250,000, was old to a Boston pawn shop for $50. It had been stolen from during a recent break-in in the city.  This video from Boston 25 News.

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    Newly discovered viola impromptu by Shostakovich performed by Paul Neubauer

    2018-07-26T14:12:00Z

    A previously unknown work by Dmitri Shostakovich, this viola impromptu was discovered in Moscow’s central archive last year and revealed on the composer’s birthday in September. In this video, violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Wu Han perform the piece at Music@Menlo,

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    Philadelphia concertmaster David Kim on orchestral auditions

    2018-07-25T12:20:00Z

    ‘Through all of those barriers, psychological and physical, you have to make beautiful art somehow, in a setting that is so unartistic and unispiring.’ In this interview for J.W. Pepper, Philhadelphia Orchestra concertmaster David Kim talks about how he learned to audition for orchestras and how to