Videos – Page 17

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    Patricia Kopatchinskaja on playing Pierrot Lunaire

    2019-03-18T12:32:00Z

    Here Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about playing Pierrot Lunaire, a project the violinist first conceived while she was unable to practise due to an arm injury. ‘All my life I’ve felt that I was Pierrot. Whenever I played the piece on my violin as a student which I I spoke the ...

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    Ray Chen in concert: Tambourin Chinois

    2019-03-15T17:23:00Z

    From Dutch broadcaster Avrotros comes this video of Ray Chen performing Kreisler’s Tambourin Chinois  with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, lead by Candida Thompson. Filmed on 17 February 2019 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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    Himari Yoshimura, 7, plays Paganini at Grumiaux Competition

    2019-03-14T12:37:00Z

    The International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists 2019, which took place from 7 to 10 March at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, is split into four age groups, for those aged under 10, 13, 17 and 21 respectively. Himari Yoshimura, aged 7, was the youngest competitor overall and also ...

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    Quartet Gerhard: Brahms String Quartet no.2 in A minor

    2019-03-13T16:43:00Z

    The Quartet Gerhard perform the first movement of Brahms’s String Quartet in A minor no.2. The Barcelona-based group comprises Lluís Castán Cochs, (violin), Judit Bardolet Vilaró (violin), Miquel Jordà Saún (viola) and Jesús Miralles Roger (cello).

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    A new violin concerto from Danny Elfman

    2019-03-13T15:55:00Z

    Film composer Danny Elfman, best known for the Simpson’s theme tune and his scores for Tim Burton’s Batman and more recently the Sam Raimi Spider-Man series, has just released his first violin concerto, ‘Eleven Eleven’. The soloist is Sandy Cameron. Listen/buy the album here . ...

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    Yo-Yo Ma rehearses for US Premiere with pipa player Wu Man

    2019-03-11T14:13:00Z

    In this video, filmed last week, Yo-Yo Ma and pipa player Wu Man rehearse for the US Premiere of Zhao Lin’s ‘A Happy Excursion’, Concerto for Pipa and Cello with the New York Philharmonic.

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    Barber's Adagio in original version from op.11 Quartet

    2019-03-09T12:01:00Z

    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 . 

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    Andrei Ioniță – Oblique Strategies – album trailer

    2019-03-08T16:00:00Z

    Cellist Andrei Ioniță introduces his upcoming album ‘Oblique Strategies’, released on 15 March by Orchid Classics . Film by J.Blanch Productions

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    Ellinor D’Melon plays Kreisler Cadenza from the Brahms Violin Concerto

    2019-03-06T14:50:00Z

    Ellinor D’Melon plays the Kreisler Cadenza from the Brahms Violin Concerto, during a performance with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.

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    Making fine violins out of fungus-treated wood

    2019-03-05T11:04:00Z

    In this video we hear from the researcher Francis Schwarze, who, together with a Swiss violin maker has treated wood used for instrument making with Physisporinus vitreus, a white-rot fungus that attacks and destroys certain structures in spruce, in order to build violins that sound as fine as antique masterpieces. ...

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    Janine Jansen at St. Anne's Museum in Lübeck

    2019-03-04T12:51:00Z

    That violin scroll behind the column belongs to Janine Jansen, portrait artist of this year’s Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, captured here testing out the generous acoustics at St Anne’s, Lübeck with a bit of Brahms (part of the festival’s promotional material).

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter with André Previn: 'Song' from Tango, Song and Dance

    2019-03-01T11:40:00Z

    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.

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    Leia Zhu plays Carmen Fantasie

    2019-02-28T14:48:00Z

    Twelve-year-old violinist Leia Zhu performs Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasie at the Strauss Municipal Conservatory in Akko, Israel on 15 January 2019. Conductor: Barak Tal Orchestra: Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble

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    Tomás Cotik performs Bach Largo in 'massive media' work

    2019-02-27T17:13:00Z

    As part of the Portland Winter Light Festival 2019, the facade of the PSU library becomes a canvas for the projected silhouette of violinist Tomás Cotik. Cotik explains: ‘ Ombra’ Musici , (english translation: Musician’s Shadow), is an interdisciplinary work of “massive media.” “Massive media” takes a media form, ...

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    United Strings of Europe performing new work by Arturo Corrales

    2019-02-27T10:22:00Z

    The United Strings of Europe, an ensemble made up of young professional musicians from across the continent, launch their New Horizons series tonight in London’s Conway Hall . The ensemble, which has just completed a tour of Lebanon, and is today leading a workshop with refugees and asylum seekers ...

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    ‘With Nicky’ 5: Equipment

    2019-02-26T12:00:00Z

    This week on her video journey, Nicola Benedetti is talking all things equipment: strings, shoulder rests, chin rests, her bow, her beautiful pegs and the violin itself. She also gives us a glimpse inside her violin case. She says, ‘Equipment is something that I have certainly obsessed over a ...

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    Hilary Hahn plays Bach in 1997

    2019-02-25T13:38:00Z

    In this video from 1997 (first 21 minutes), the 17-year-old violinist performs Bach and gives an interview in which, amongst other things, she admits to knowing about 27 concertos off by heart. 

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    Violinist Philippe Quint on the music of Charlie Chaplin

    2019-02-22T17:05:00Z

    A trailer for Philippe Quint’s new album of arrangements of music by Charlie Chaplin. In the sleeve notes, Quint writes: Growing up in the former Soviet Union in early 1980s during its Communist era, meant that there was little access to art and artists from the West. We were ...

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    12-year-old SoHyun Ko plays Paganini: Caprice no.1

    2019-02-22T12:05:00Z

    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.

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    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, two honkers and a dinger on Sesame Street

    2019-02-21T16:00:00Z

    Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, performs 'Beethoven for cello, two honkers and a dinger' on a classic episode of Sesame Street. Read: 9 opinions on performance and career by cellist Yo-Yo Ma