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A topic about violins and violinists of all kinds and all times.
Curated by Marc Rougier
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Adrian Anantawan: Violin's human emotion

"The violin extends the range of the human soul".

About art, technology, and following one's dream.

Tchaikovsky inside. at TED.

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Interview from Julia Fischer on 'Poème'

Interview from Julia Fischer on 'Poème' | Violins | Scoop.it
By Bram Heemskerk: Julia Fischer's new CD, 'Poème'
Julia Fischer made a cd with 2 relatively well known and 2 relatively unknown pieces with conductor Yakov Kreizberg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakov_Kreizberg who died recently 51 years old.
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Augustin Hadelich talks about 'Echoes of Paris'

Augustin Hadelich talks about 'Echoes of Paris' | Violins | Scoop.it
Today is the official CD release of Augustin Hadelich's new recording, Echoes of Paris, which was released digitally about a month ago.

This was a good excuse to chat with Augustin once again and see how he's doing, now that he has a new recording and a new fiddle. (This fall he returned the Gingold Strad to the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He now is using the "Kiesewetter" Stradivari of 1723, through The Stradivari Society.)
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Stephane Grappelli with George Gerschwin

Stephane Grappelli, a jazz icon - Someone to Watch Over Me (George Greshwin)
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Joel Jacquard's comment, December 7, 2010 5:05 AM
C'était juste une remarque Annie :-) car le Maestro Grappelli a un répertoire étonnant parfois inattendu, la liste est longue.
Marc Rougier's comment, December 7, 2010 5:13 AM
Bonjour Annie, bonjour Joël :)

C'est un plaisir de vous croiser sur ce topic. La liste est longue en effet, et heureusement. Perso, je trouve ce "rythme" de Gerschwin par Grapelli plein de soleil, idéal pour un matin d'hiver :)
Annie's comment, December 7, 2010 5:39 AM
Moi pareil:-) J'ai eu la chance de le voir deux fois en concert, je m'en souviens encore:-)
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The Tale of Two Men…

The Tale of Two Men… | Violins | Scoop.it
Imagine two musicians… one who plays a $3.5 million dollar violin and can sell out an entire auditorium at $100 a seat… and one who plays for people’s spare change in a train station.
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An amazing experiment by Joshua Bell

An amazing experiment by Joshua Bell | Violins | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

A story about fame, art and perception. Courageous experiment by one of the world's greatest violinists. His instrument is a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius. If he played it for spare change, incognito, outside a bustling Metro stop in Washington, would anyone notice? Or the power of brands...

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Mickaël's comment, December 7, 2010 5:41 PM
This article is freaking long. I know this kind of experiment. That's fun. People don't really look for good music, but for a good "experience". Maybe... I'd love to here a genius playing a Stradivarius while going to work, even if I don't notice it's that fantastic (I would, though). Thanks Joshua :)
Mickaël's comment, December 7, 2010 5:47 PM
I played some basic piano pieces in an ice cream shop in Canada. The same feeling on that point: when music stops, nothing happens. After few minutes some people would notice it and came to ask me to play again.
I like the feeling. Music becomes important when you're missing it.

Just like water.
Marc Rougier's comment, December 8, 2010 10:10 AM
I like your positive conclusion on what could seem to be a negative experience :)

So you would claim music is more important than ice cream? ;)
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The Violin Maker

A portrait (video) of Sam Zygmuntowicz, violin maker.

Marc Rougier's insight:

Passion and expertise!

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Jascha Heifetz, God's Fiddler

Jascha Heifetz, God's Fiddler | Violins | Scoop.it
By Laurie Niles: When filmmaker Peter Rosen was approached to make a documentary on Jascha Heifetz several years ago, he met the project with some reservations.
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Itzhak Perlman with Niccolo Paganini

One of the greatest violinist of the second half of the XXth and the rock star of the first half of the XIXth century.
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Joel Jacquard's comment, December 6, 2010 6:15 AM
Bonjour Marc, :-)

De toutes façons, Paganini n'est pas ma tasse de thé, est-ce encore du violon ? Perlman lui-même dit dans la vidéo "c'est tellement rapide" et il est vrai que même si c'est bluffant à l'oreille, ses œuvres méritent plus pour faire un show spectaculaire qu'autre chose.

Les goûts et les couleurs ...
Marc Rougier's comment, December 6, 2010 5:52 PM
Je peux écouter plus longtemps / souvent Bach ou les grands concertos romantiques que Paganini, mais ça me fait vibrer malgré tout. Pour d'autres raison sans doute mais je ne boude pas mon plaisir. Bonne nuit!
Mickaël's comment, December 7, 2010 6:04 PM
Liszt souffre de ces critiques aussi (il a adapté beaucoup de Paganini d'ailleurs). Même si la forme est un peu "spectaculaire", il n'en reste pas moins que la musique est magnifique selon moi.
Ces oeuvres ont percé le temps par leurs qualités musicales et non leur virtuosité.

Je crois.
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Anne-Sophie Mutter in Beethoven's concerto (Cadenza)

Anne-Sophie Mutter in Beethoven's concerto (Cadenza) | Violins | Scoop.it
The Cadenza, in a violin concerto, is a section, near the end, where the soloist plays alone, usually in a virtuosic way.

Anne Sophie Mutter is a great artist and was very appreciated by famous conductor Herbert von Karajan (with her in this video).

If you like this piece (I hope so!) here is the link to the full 3rd movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0liaPT2pKo0&feature=fvst.
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Marc Rougier's comment, November 29, 2010 9:12 AM
Bonjour Joël, merci pour votre commentaire! ASM doit beaucoup à Karajan, mais c'est aussi une artiste intéressante (engagée!). Quant à Victoria, merci, je l'avais postée plus bas dans ce topic dans la Chaconne de Bach - qui m'est plus "accessible" que Shostakovitch :)
Joel Jacquard's comment, November 29, 2010 6:32 PM
La Chaconne de Bach plus accessible ... pour un(e) violoniste ou pour les oreilles ? Shostakovich est certes difficile à suivre mais quand on a compris son écriture (tout comme Prokofiev, Stravinsky ...etc) l'instrument n'est que la main d'une pensée et non une exécution d'une lecture binaire ...

C'est une affaire de culture et/ou d'éducation, il y a des gens qui n'aiment pas le chocolat ou les fraises ... mais quand on aime J.S Bach, on fini par aimer toutes les musiques du monde.



Marc Rougier's comment, November 29, 2010 6:56 PM
Je voulais dire "pour mes oreilles" en effet. Tout à fait conscient de l'aspect subjectif et culturel de la chose.

La Chaconne de Bach fut le premier post sur ce topic car c'est un monument et je partage votre point sur Jean Seb.

Ensuite mon topic violon est aussi ouvert que possible (gypsie, arabe, jazz, ...), mais j'ai encore du mal à suivre Chostakovitch. N'hésitez pas à me suggérer un petit morceau d'intro aux russes de cette époque, je le posterais et écouterais avec intérêt!

Par contre je n'arrive pas à imaginer qu'il y aient des gens qui n'aiment pas le chocolat! :)

Bonne soirée!
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Antonio Vivaldi - Summer III - by Nigel Kennedy

Antonio Vivaldi - Summer III - by Nigel Kennedy | Violins | Scoop.it
I've seen Nigel Kennedy twice in concert (jazz in both cases). Great musician and very cool man (and serious Guinness drinker too). His recording of Vivaldi's 4 Seasons is in the top 10 classical music best sellers ever.
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