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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: sul ponticello and sul tasto

    2018-07-04T14:29:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series    

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    Violin techniques with James Ehnes: double stops & chords

    2018-07-04T14:28:00Z

    This set of short videos with Canadian violinist James Ehnes were published by CBC Music in 2016. They feature him discussing and demonstrating particular playing techniques. See ‘Related Video’ for the rest in the series    

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    Anne Akiko Meyers plays the Star-Spangled Banner

    2018-07-04T11:50:00Z

    In this video from WQXR, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – a recent Strad cover star –  performs her own arrangement of the US national anthem on the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’

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    Gildas Quartet – Janáček: String Quartet no.1, 'The Kreutzer Sonata', 4th movement

    2018-07-03T14:55:00Z

    The Gildas Quartet performs the final movement of Leoš Janáček’s 1923 String Quartet no.1, subtitled ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’. The work is named after Leo Tolstoy’s novella of the same name (which itself features Beethoven’s famous violin sonata) in which a woman is murdered by her husband who suspects her of ...

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    Georges Méliès silent film fragment featuring violinist

    2018-06-29T15:44:00Z

    This fragment is all that survives from illusionist and silent film pioneer Georges Méliès’ Lully ou Le violon brisé (Lully or The Broken Violin) . In the film, a cook’s violin playing gets the entire staff dancing until the master of the house arrives. Méliès is best known ...

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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 ...

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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 pain’. Read: In the studio ...

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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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    '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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    Radio controlled violin?

    2018-06-14T13:46:00Z

        Posted by Marianne Seleskovic on Sunday, 10 June 2018  

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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 Filmhouse Cinematography: Richie Hawley Audio Engineer: Andy Bradley Mastering: Richie Hawley Lighting: Chris Lee Production Assistant: Jennifer LeMaire Post Audio: Wireroad Studios ...

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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 Bron.

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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 written when ...

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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 Chicago in front of ten ...

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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason gets his Amati serviced by Florian Leonhard

    2018-06-07T12:51:00Z

    Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who was recently seen by millions playing at the internationally televised royal wedding, in this video from Classic FM takes the Amati which is on loan to him to have its soundpost adjusted by Florian Leonhard. Read: 17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason receives 400-year-old Amati on ...

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    Horses fascinated by cello playing

    2018-06-06T14:36:00Z

    In this video, Danish cellist Ida Riegels plays one of her own compositions to horses at a riding school in Switzerland. Riegels is currently cycling the length of the Rhine, 1000 kilometres (620 miles) from the Swiss Alps to the Dutch North Sea coast, with a cello on her ...

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    Elgar tribute from Bavarian State Orchestra strings

    2018-06-04T15:17:00Z

    A string septet from the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, on tour in London, plays Land of Hope and Glory in the Barbican foyer on Elgar’s birthday

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    Nigel Kennedy plays Gershwin at outdoor festival

    2018-06-01T11:41:00Z

    British violinist Nigel Kennedy performs Gershwin’s Oh, Lady Be Good with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at The Biggest Weekend, a music festival organised by the BBC. Watch Kennedy’s full house-long set here