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    Fire and ice: the best recordings of the Sibelius violin concerto


    Originally published in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death, this critical appraisal by Richard S. Ginell looks for the recordings that do justice to one of the best-loved works in the repertoire  

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    Midori plays the Bach Chaconne at Castle Köthen


    Midori plays the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, at the Castle of Köthen, where Bach wrote the Sonatas and Partitas during the time he served as Kapellmeister (1717-1723). Midori plays on the 1734 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ ‘Huberman’. Read The Strad’s 7 ways to ...

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    'Sometimes my violin gets grouchy,' says Midori


    It's very, very capricious; it's very temperamental; it gets grouchy' Midori speaks about her relationship with her 1734 Guarneri del Gesù and about her belief that the instrument is 'a living being' for Big Think . Watch: Violinist Midori on practising Watch: Violinist Midori ...

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    Violinist Midori performs Brahms Violin Concerto


    Midori performs Brahms's Violin Concerto with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta on 13 February 2013. Antje Weithaas continues The Strad’s marked-up sheet music series in association with Henle Verlag with the Brahms Concerto's first movement – giving bowings, fingerings and ideas ...

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    Violinist Midori on practising


    The build up of skills is very exciting and motivating...' Violinist Midori speaks about practising for Classical Chops Watch: Violinist Midori on coping with stage fright Read: Never practise for more than five hours per day, says violinist Itzhak Perlman Read: 12 ways ...

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    Violinist Midori on coping with stage fright


    I think it's more practical to learn to play under pressure than to take away the pressure' Violinist Midori speaks about dealing with performance nerves for Classical Chops . Read: 7 techniques to combat stage fright Read: 'I often have to battle negative thoughts ...

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    Violinist Midori cancels US Korngold performance


    The musician, who has pulled out of a number of concerts this year, was due to perform on Saturday

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    Midori cancels LSO International Violin Festival appearances


    The violinist has been advised by her doctor not to travel

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    14-year-old violinist Midori breaks E string twice


    At the age of 14, violinist Midori performs the fifth movement of Bernstein's Serenade after Plato's Symposium, conducted by the composer. When she breaks her E string, she quickly swaps her own three-quarter-sized violin for the concertmaster's full-sized violin. When the E string snaps again, she swaps the ...

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    Violinist Midori and the Minnesota Orchestra receive 2014 Grammy Awards


    The 56th annual Grammys were held in Los Angeles on 26 January