Tango Song and Dance for violin and piano, which Previn described as ‘lighthearted virtuoso pieces’, were written for Mutter in 1997 and recorded twice by the pair for Deutsche Grammophon releases in 2002 and 2006.
In this video, the Banff Competition winning Dover Quartet performs the Adagio from Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B Minor, op.11 – a piece which has gone on to achieve huge popularity in its string orchestra arrangement as the Adagio for Strings .
From the HeifetzPEG (Program for the Exceptionally Gifted) comes this video of 12-year old South Korean student SoHyun Ko playing the first Caprice by Niccolò Paganini.
It was filmed on 26 July 2018 at a HeifetzPEG Showcase Concert at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, Virginia.
Jack Benny, born in this day in 1894, was a television and radio entertainer from the 1930s through to his death in 1974. His career began as a violin playing vaudevillian and the violin remained a large part of his act.