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Welcome to Marc's violin world

Welcome to Marc's violin world | Violins |

I met violin when I was young. I fall in love. It was not reciprocal - I never was able to play a decent scale. But my love survived.

Violin is ultra simple in concept: no moving pieces, no predefined notes. Yet, it offers infinite possibilities. My violin world is violin across boundaries: across music styles, geographies and times. Enjoy and feel free to suggest.

Elis S. de Pablo's comment, May 4, 2011 6:42 AM
Merci pour votre message. Violons et Violes sont cousins. Votre topic est très belle et intéressante. A suivre: et suis en train de mettre en place un site. A bientôt.
Tim's comment, January 2, 2012 9:53 AM
Tiens, je ne savais pas que tu étais passionné de Violon :)!

Making of the first 3D printed violin

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 By 3Dvarius - N°1 named Pauline. Art and Technology.

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East Meets West fusion by sitarist Ashwin Batish

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East meets West and traditional instrument meets modern music. Indian sitar. Music starts at 1:25.

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Alexei Arkhipovsky. Balalaika reinvented.

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Only 3 strings!?! And a bit of talent... Awesome.

I like how local, traditional instruments can give birth to universal, modern musics. Listen also to this other piece (less poetic, more energetic).

Via Christophe Ginisty

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Can't Stop Running - Adam Ben Ezra

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Superb double bass solo!

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Leonid Kogan - Sarasate Zigeunerweisen

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I love the accuracy of Leonid Kogan's bow strokes. I like his eyes, his concentration; makes me think of an actor. Super dense but also not showing emotion. Great piece too.

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Playing "Billionaire" for the Billionaires: A Violinist's Ironic Wink

Playing "Billionaire" for the Billionaires: A Violinist's Ironic Wink | Violins |
"Now it's kind of a joke -- you always need a private violinist on a jet."

Via Thomas Faltin
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Toccata and Fugue in D minor

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Bach. Transcription for violin, by Sergei Krylov.

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Leonardo Da Vinci's Viola Organista is ALIVE!

Leonardo Da Vinci's Viola Organista is ALIVE! | Violins |
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My mind is blown.

The genius of Da Vinci; everybody knows he is a genius, one of the few universally recognized geniuses; yet, are we ready to discover more from him?

The skill, patience and dertermination of this visionary musician who brought Da Vinci's plan to life 500 hundred years later!

And it works! It does sound both weird and nice. Ok the chosen pieces are not all that great, but Marin Marais sounds perfect. This wacky piece of art needs to be seen and heard.

Scooped in Violins because Viola belongs to the family (granted, this viola organista is a fairly remote cousin).

Via @Marylene Delbourg-Delphis.!

Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto

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This video is 38 minutes long: too much for a post. But Tchaikovsky's concerto deserves it :) Violinist is Sayaka Shoji. I might prefer versions which are a bit more "violent", but this one is full of emotion. And well fimed too.

Via Gregory Herbé

(edited) Here is a take by super master Heifetz And Heifetz being Heifetz, it's 7 minutes shorter. On fire! :)

Marylene Delbourg-Delphis's comment, September 21, 2013 5:59 PM
Thanks! I still prefer Heifetz and Perlman.
Marc Rougier's comment, September 21, 2013 7:28 PM
Totally agree. I added a link to one of Heifetz performance of same. Thanks Marylene.!

Some energy from Jasser Haj Youssef Quartet

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Paros Jazz Festival (Greece, 2012). Via Jasser Haj Youssef. Great musician.

Marc Rougier's comment, April 3, 2013 10:19 AM
@jibees: there migh be a little step, as opposed to, say, But once you are in, you cannot get out (I have his CD if you want to travel a bit ;-))
jibees's comment, April 3, 2013 10:21 AM
I want something just inside the both !
jibees's comment, April 3, 2013 10:23 AM
Like : ;)!

Violin Light Paintings

Violin Light Paintings | Violins |
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Violinist Jascha Heifetz playing in darkened studio as light attached to his bow traces the bow movement. Beautiful. Thanks Myriam!

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Vadim Repin plays seven world-class violins

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Test drive of 7 pieces of art history on the sumptuous if somewhat hardcore Tzigane by Maurice Ravel.

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Awesome 3D-printed violin by 3Dvarius. Jazz!

Awesome 3D-printed violin by 3Dvarius. Jazz! | Violins |
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Great music and nice technical achievement.

Loic Bertin's curator insight, August 21, 2015 4:17 AM

Et en plus cela fonctionne plutôt bien!

Awesome Hurdy Gurdy

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After Balalaika re-invented, another amazing pieces based on mixing modern music with traditional instrument (and yes, the Urdy Gurdy is a brother of the violin). The modern style starts at around 2 min. By Guilhem Desq.

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Double Bass Looping

Seriously, you need to listen to this. Neat video too :)

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Violinist play through his brain surgery

Violinist play through his brain surgery | Violins |

Doctors would normally fix a tremor like Roger Frisch’s by keeping him awake during surgery, inserting electrodes deep into his brain until the trembling appeared to stop.

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Brain surgery. How to test, real time, that the surgeon is touching the right part of the brain. Impressive.

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Chaconne - Viktoria Mullova

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From Partita #2 BWV 1004 by JS Bach.

One of my favorite pieces.

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Hysteria- 5 String Violin Cover

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Muse. By David Wong

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LandfillHarmony, the Recycled Orchestra

LandfillHarmony, the Recycled Orchestra | Violins |
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A film about people transforming trash into music; about love, courage and creativity.

Via Musigbistrot Bern

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Fourteen-Year-Old Girl’s Blistering Heavy Metal Performance of Vivaldi

Fourteen-Year-Old Girl’s Blistering Heavy Metal Performance of Vivaldi | Violins |
She is 14 years old, and apparently French. Not much else is known about this precocious young guitarist who goes by the name 'Tina S' on her YouTube channel.
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Think she can make my son like Vivaldi!

Thierry's comment August 9, 2013 2:51 PM
Awesome girl!!!

Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Beethoven

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Short and beautiful video. Original (not the full concerto). 

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Caprice from Julia & Nicolo

"Julia Fischer, Paganini : 24 caprices (Music clip)"

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Difficult not to fall in love.

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