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  • David Finckel
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    Former Emerson Quartet cellist David Finckel on Articulate with Jim Cotter

    2019-01-10T12:59:00Z

    Cellist David Finckel appears on the weekly US arts and culture magazine show Articulate with Jim Cotter, performing with his wife and regular collaborator, pianist Wu Han, and discussing his journey as a cellist. Playing the cello, he says, has always felt like ‘hitting a tennis ball right in the ...

  • Luca Ruggiero - Spreading varnish with the fingers
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    Luca Ruggiero: Spreading varnish with the fingers

    2019-01-09T17:06:00Z

    The Italian luthier demonstrates his personal technique for applying varnish on a finished instrument

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    Backstage with Ray Chen at the San Francisco Symphony

    2019-01-09T12:39:00Z

    From Ray Chen’s YouTube channel comes this video of the run-up to his performance of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole in San Francisco last October. ‘Ever wonder what the soloist is doing before he/she walks out onto the stage?,’ he writes. ‘Practicing? Eating? Or perhaps doing some sort of secret warm ...

  • Itzhak Perlman and acrobatics
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    Massenet's Méditation alongside acrobatics

    2019-01-08T15:36:00Z

    In this video from the Polish cross-arts company Everest Production, the acrobatic Duo Forte performs to the strains of Massenet’s Méditation from Thaïs

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    Aurélien Pascal performs Poulenc's Cello Sonata

    2019-01-07T17:44:00Z

    Pianist Anna Naretto joins cellist Aurélien Pascal in a performance of Poulenc’s 1948 Cello Sonata. Pascal plays an 1850 Charles-Adolphe Gand cello. The inscription on its ribs identifies it as originally given to cellist Henri Alexandre Guerout by the Paris Conservatoire for winning its Premier Prix.  

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    Steven Isserlis breaks string in recital

    2019-01-04T16:31:00Z

    This video recently emerged of a recital given by Steven Isserlis with pianist Connie Shih at the Milan Conservatory in December 2017. Isserlis commented on Twitter: ‘Somebody just sent me this - bizarre: a string breaking during a recital I gave with Connie Shih in Milan. I can ...

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    Bach Chaconne on 11-string guitar

    2019-01-04T12:49:00Z

    Moran Wasser performs his own arrangement for eleven-string guitar of the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 Watch some of our favourite violinists play the work in our Bach Chaconne on Film series: James Ehnes Ida Haendel Arthur Grumiaux Nathan Milstein Isaac Stern ...

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    10 types of performers

    2019-01-03T12:31:00Z

    In this video TwoSet Violin give us a round-up of performers from across the ages, from the face twitcher to the bow shaker.

  • Trios
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    Perlman, Zukerman, Harrell: Beethoven String Trio op.9 no.1

    2019-01-02T13:03:00Z

    Filmed at the Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York in 1990, this concert features Itzhak Perlman, VPinchas Zukerman and Lynn Harrell performing Beethoven’s String Trio in G major, op.9 no.1.

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    Shostakovich: Two pieces for string octet - Kamermuziek Festival Utrecht

    2019-01-01T15:51:00Z

    From Dutch broadcaster Avrotros comes this video from the 2017 Utrecht Chamber Music Festival featuring this early Shostakovich work, the Two Pieces for String Octet, op.11. Musicians: Boris Brovtsyn [violin] Nikita Boriso-Glebsky [viool] Nikki Chooi [viool] Baiba Skride [viool] Amihai Grosz [altviool] ...