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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

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    Signum Quartet: Arrangement of Schubert's song 'Du bist die Ruh'

    2018-06-27T14:38:00Z

    From the album ‘Aus Der Ferne’, featuring Schubert quartets and lieder arrangements. The album was praised by The Strad’s reviewer, with this particular track exemplifying the quartet’s ‘readings’ greatest beauty … the intimate emotional trinity they intertwine of dignity, fragility and

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    Nexus Chamber Music Chicago: A Seated Staccato

    2018-06-22T14:21:00Z

    Two members of NEXUS, a Chicago based chamber music collective, share a somewhat laid-back version of violin showpiece Hora Staccato Brian J. Hong, violin, Alexander Hersh, cello

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    15-strong double bass ensemble plays Joe Hisaishi medley

    2018-06-21T15:40:00Z

    A double bass ensemble from the School of Music at Korea’s National University of Arts performs a medley of Studio Ghibli film themes by Joe Hisaishi, in an arrangement by Yang Joon Suk.

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    'Playing', a short film from St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh

    2018-06-20T13:22:00Z

    Violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Steven Isserlis feature in this new short film showing them tutoring pupils from Scotland’s national music school, St Mary’s in Edinburgh. The teenage pupils on the brink of leaving the school are violinist Sophie Williams and cellist Hugh MacKay.

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    Rolf Lislevand plays a Stradivarius guitar

    2018-06-13T11:20:00Z

    Norwegian early music specialist Rolf Lislevand plays the 1679 ‘Sabionari’ Stradivari, the only guitar by the maker which is currently playable. The piece is a Tarantela by Spanish Baroque composer Santiago de Murcia. Read: The ‘Sabionari’ Stradivarius guitar, 1679 [gallery]

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    Arvo Pärt, Fratres – The Rogue Ensemble

    2018-06-12T14:30:00Z

    Emily Nebel and Christopher Janwong McKiggan, members of the US-based Rogue Ensemble, perform a violin and piano version of Arvo Pärt’s Fratres. Produced by Richie Hawley/LittleFrenchie FilmhouseCinematography: Richie HawleyAudio Engineer: Andy BradleyMastering: Richie HawleyLighting: Chris

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    Ellinor D'Melon: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 2nd & 3rd movement

    2018-06-08T16:42:00Z

    The 17-year-old Cuban/Jamaican violinist Ellinor D’Melon here performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (second and third movements) in recital with pianist Vadim Gladkov at the Sony Auditorium in Madrid, Spain. D’Melon is currently studying at the Reina Sofia School of Music in Madrid with Zakhar

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    Baiba Skride leads Rossini's String Sonata no.3

    2018-06-08T15:18:00Z

    From the 2017 Solsberg Festival. Baiba Skride and Andrés Gabetta, violins, Monika Leskovar, cello, and Roberto di Ronza, double bass, perform Gioacchino Rossini’s String Sonata no.3.  It is part of a set of six three-movement works for the combination of two violins, cello and bass which was

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    Clarissa Bevilacqua plays Bach on the 1669 'Clisbee' Stradivarius

    2018-06-08T12:29:00Z

    Seventeen-year-old violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua performs the Andante from Bach’s Sonata no.2 on the 1669 ‘Clisbee’ Stradivari from the collection of the Museo del Violino, Cremona. Clarissa Bevilaqua’s biography: She started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in