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  • Schnittke Music Video
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    Danish String Quartet: Schnittke Music Video

    2019-12-06T10:42:00Z

    In this music video, featuring the Danish String Quartet, actor Peter Kirk underlines the quirkiness and darkness in Schnittke’s String Quartet No.3. The video is shot on the island of Møn in south-eastern Denmark.

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    The Bowmakers Trailer

    2019-12-05T12:09:00Z

    ‘The story of the most important instrument you’ve never heard of.’ A new feature film by documentary filmmaker Ward Serrill tells the story of the ‘silent servant’ of the music world: the bow. The Bowmakers takes viewers on a journey from the workshops of five master bowmakers ...

  • Nicola Benedetti
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    Prepare with Nicky: Introduction - Meet Your Tutors

    2019-12-03T13:37:00Z

    With only 33 days until the Benedetti Sessions - Nicola Benedetti’s series of orchestra-based weekend workshops which aim to address the needs of young musicians and of teachers - the violinist is launching a video a day. And she’s starting by introducing some of the tutors involved. ‘The good news’, ...

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    Mariss Jansons conducts Rossini’s William Tell Overture

    2019-12-02T13:55:00Z

    Guest cellist Mischa Meyer performs the opening solo

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    Kronos Quartet performs One Earth, One People, One Love

    2019-11-28T12:57:00Z

    Watch the official music video for One Earth, One People, One Love, the final movement of Sun Rings, a 2002 collaboration between Kronos and composer Terry Riley. The first full recording of Sun Rings was released by Nonesuch Records in August.The piece is scored for string quartet, chorus and ...

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    Itzhak Perlman discusses his early days as a musician

    2019-11-26T15:46:00Z

    In this interview, originally aired in June 2019, Itzhak Perlman discusses his early days as a musician and his battle with polio.

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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason recording Elgar at Abbey Road Studios

    2019-11-20T16:05:00Z

    Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason recording the Elgar Cello Concerto with Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra, in June 2019 at Abbey Road Studios. The 20-year-old soloist will release his new album, Elgar, on Decca Classics on 10 January 2020. The recording also includes a new arrangement of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ ...

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    Jack Liebeck plays Stuart Hancock concerto cadenza

    2019-11-15T12:35:00Z

    Stuart Hancock’s album ‘Raptures’, including the Violin Concerto performed by Jack Liebeck, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Lev Parikian, is released on 15 November 2019 on Orchid Classics Read: Violinist Jack Liebeck and composer Stuart Hancock interview each other Read: The Strad Masterclass: Jack Liebeck ...

  • Tamsin Waley-Cohen
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    Tamsin Waley-Cohen plays CPE Bach

    2019-11-12T11:37:00Z

    Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and pianist James Ballieu perform the allegretto from CPE Bach’s Violin Sonata in C major (Wq. 73) in a Scala Session recorded on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

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    Rostropovich plays Bach at the Checkpoint Charlie

    2019-11-11T16:47:00Z

    This footage from November 1989, two days after the official fall of the Berlin Wall, shows Mstislav Rostropovich giving an impromptu performance of Bach’s cello suites at the Checkpoint C crossing point between East and West Berlin. Read our article ‘Witnesses to the fall’, from the March 2014 ...

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    James Ehnes on the essence of mindful practice

    2019-11-08T16:42:00Z

    In this podcast, James Ehnes talks about what the essence of mindful instrumental practice is: having a clear goal, work efficiently, listen intently, and connecting with others.

  • Christian Tetzlaff
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    Christian Tetzlaff on recording Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

    2019-11-05T17:53:00Z

    ‘It’s a big process that’s being portrayed, and it takes me with it, and touches me again and again - even after playing it over 330 times.’ So says Christian Tetzlaff on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, which he has recorded with conductor Robin Ticciati.

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    Jitka Šuranská performs music inspired by Czech folklore

    2019-11-04T17:14:00Z

    The Czech violinist and singer, who has died aged 41, was known for her interpretations of Moravian folk songs

  • Schneeberger video
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    Hansheinz Schneeberger plays Paganini aged 91

    2019-11-01T13:20:00Z

    Schneeberger plays Paganini’s Cantibile with long-time duo partner guitarist Willy Riechsteiner

  • Practice with Nicky 1
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    Practice with Nicky - How to…Routine

    2019-11-01T10:17:00Z

    In her first Practice with Nicky video, Nicola Benedetti focuses on building a routine. The violinist says: ‘Over the next couple of months, we’re going to take you through a host of practice tips. I hope there will be something there for everyone! But please let us know if you ...

  • Horror in Haddington - vision string quartet
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    Horror in Haddington with the Vision String Quartet

    2019-10-31T16:57:00Z

    On tour in Scotland the Vision String Quartet spends the night in an old house. But something seems to be wrong…

  • Opus 76 Quartet
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    The Opus 76 Quartet play Haydn’s op.76 no.4 ‘Sunrise’

    2019-10-31T13:01:00Z

    The Kansas City based Opus 76 Quartet here perform one of the works from which they took their name

  • Bottesini bass mob
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    Bottesini bass mob in Crema, Italy

    2019-10-30T14:35:00Z

    A flashmob of young double bassists film in the centre of Crema, Italy, filmed during the 2019 Bottesini Competition . Video by Lorenzo Taidelli

  • Prepare with Nicky
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    Prepare with Nicky: Part 1 - who is Elgar

    2019-10-29T12:57:00Z

    In the first of Nicola Benedetti’s ‘Prepare with Nicky’ series, the violinist is focusing on Edward Elgar. Benedetti says: ‘Elgar is certainly one of the most beloved British composers and we felt it fitting to play a piece of music by him with our Advanced Orchestra at The Benedetti ...

  • Spektral Quartet - George Crumb
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    Spektral Quartet: George Crumb’s Black Angels

    2019-10-24T14:14:00Z

    The Chicago based quartet performs Crumb’s most iconic work for strings, Black Angels (pt 1, ‘Departure’)