All Ida Haendel articles

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    When young violinist Leia Zhu met the great Ida Haendel


    In this video, made by young violinist siblings Leia and Leo Zhu during lockdown, Leia pays homage to the great violinist Ida Haendel, who died on 1 July 2020 at the age of 96. Also shared is footage of Leia’s meeting with Haendel in February 2018 (from 3.30). The video ...

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    Ida Haendel plays Bach’s Chaconne in 2002


    In this video from 2002, Ida Haendel plays JS Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor. Her dog was called Decca. Read: ‘She was a strong woman when there were comparatively few great women soloists’ – Tasmin Little on Ida Haendel Read: Ida Haendel: Grande dame of the violin ...

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    ‘Ida Haendel was not a natural collaborator’


    Tully Potter shares his insights into the late violinist’s distinctive personality 

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    Ida Haendel: Grande dame of the violin


    Following Ida Haendel’s death at the age of 96 in July 2020, Tully Potter surveys the career of an exceptional performer and a remarkable woman. From September 2020

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    Ida Haendel plays informally in 2009


    In this video, the violinist, who died two weeks ago, plays informally at a 2009 social gathering, traversing much of the violin repertoire, including several violin concertos. Although the description states that she was 80 years old at the time, there is some uncertainty as to her year of birth, ...

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    Documentary about Ida Haendel


    In a special tribute to Ida Haendel, we are republishing archive content related to the late violinist, who died last week

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    Violinist Ida Haendel on Brahms's Violin Concerto


    In a special tribute to Ida Haendel, we are republishing some archive content related to the late violinist. Here is she is, explaining why the Brahms concerto is such a demanding and an inspirational piece of music

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    Ida Haendel making her first appearance in The Strad in 1937


    In a special tribute to Ida Haendel, we are re-publishing content related to the late violinist. Here, in our March 1937 issue, our correspondent predicts great things for a 14-year-old violinist who may have actually only been 9 at the time

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    Great Violinists of the 20th Century


    Itzhak Perlman on Jascha Heifetz, Hilary Hahn on David Oistrakh, Ida Haendel on Yehudi Menuhin and more: this 2001 film by Bruno Monsaingeon pulls together archive footage and interviews with great violinists of the 20th century.

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    ‘It’s close to expressing everything about life’


    Marking the days of the festive season, The Strad presents twelve memorable quotes from the archive. On the first day, Ida Haendel offers advice on interpreting Bach’s Chaconne

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    Violinist Ida Haendel performs Paganini Caprice no.17


    A video clip has surfaced in recent days of violinist Ida Haendel performing Paganini's Caprice no.17 and the Andante from Bach's Solo Sonata no.2. The live television studio recording was made during the 1980s. Read: Violinist Ida Haendel on Bach's Chaconne Watch: Ida Haendel gives Royal College ...

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    Ida Haendel performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto


    Ida Haendel puts her distinctive stamp on Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Franz Paul Decker in 1981. Read: Violinist Ida Haendel on Bach’s Chaconne Watch: Ida Haendel gives Royal College of Music masterclass

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    Violinist Ida Haendel on Bach's Chaconne


    The great performer and teacher offered her insights into the work in The Strad's May 2010 issue

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    Violinist Ida Haendel gives Royal College of Music masterclass


    You need to be more present; you don't want the audience to forget you are here!' Violinist Ida Haendel gives a masterclass for four students at London's Royal College of Music, covering Ravel's Tzigane, Brahms's Violin Concerto, and Enescu's Third Violin Sonata. Read Haendel's views on Brahms's ...

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    Vivaldi dream team - Isaac Stern, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel and Shlomo Mintz


    Four legendary violinists - Isaac Stern, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel and Shlomo Mintz - perform Vivaldi's Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, op.3 no.10 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a ...

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    Ida Haendel performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen


    Ida Haendel, who features in The Strad's gallery in honour of International Women's Day on 8 March 2014, performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, op.20 in 2006. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase back issues click here.

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    Ida Haendel

    Born in Chelm, a small town in provincial Poland, Ida Haendel first picked up her father's violin at the age of 3 and won her first competition, the Huberman Prize, when she was five, playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Her family recognised her potential immediately and spent several ...

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    Bach's Chaconne on film: Ida Haendel


    A recent performance by the violinist illustrates her special sound.

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    Conversations with great artists: Steven Isserlis meets Ida Haendel


    In an interview recorded in 2012 at London's Wigmore Hall, Steven Isserlis is joined by violinist Ida Haendel to speak about her life in music, the place of music in her life and her views on the essential spirit of being a performer. 'I am the violin', ...

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    Ida Haendel: I Am the Violin


    I Am the Violin is a 2004 documentary about violinist Ida Haendel, written and directed by Paul Cohen and produced by IDTV in Amsterdam. Read editor Ariane Todes' thoughts on Ida Haendel and her latest CD The great violinist offers her insights into Bach's Chaconne (from our ...