British child prodigy Alma Deutscher, now 13 but aged 12 in this video, performs her own Violin Concerto in G minor at the Carintischer Sommer Festival with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Joji Hattori.
I - Allegro maestoso 0:21II - Romanza 15:37III - Allegro scherzando 24:32
In this video from the Musée de la musique at the Philharmonie de Paris, Raphaël Pidoux plays an experimental cello made by luthier Thomas Zach in 1872.
The piece is the Humoreske op.11 no.2 by David Popper, the cellist who showcased this very instrument at the Vienna World’s Fair in 1873.
Tim Duerinck reports on a research project investigating the possibilities of flax, carbon, aramid and more in violin making, while describing the surprisingly simple methods luthiers could use to create their own