Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kreisler

Kreisler plays Kreisler-Liebesleid (recording)

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Kreisler plays Kreisler - Schön Rosmarin (recording)

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Kreisler plays Kreisler - Liebesfreud (recording)

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Itzhak Perlman, with Janet Guggenheim, Syncopation

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Fritz Kreisler - Tambourin Chinois (recording)

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Fritz Kreisler plays Thaïs-Meditation (recording)

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Michael Rabin plays Kreisler Caprice viennois and Tambourin Chinois

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Henryk Szeryng - Kreisler 'Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice'

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Giora Schmidt, Kreisler Recitative & Scherzo for Solo Violin

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Timothy O'Neill, Recitative & Scherzo

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Baiba Skride performs Tambourin Chinois

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Violinist Stefan Jackiw: Kreisler's Schon Rosmarin

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Abram Shtern, Liebesleid

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Shlomo Mintz, Recitative and Scherzo

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Bach Sonata No. 2 Fugue

Hilary Hahn

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Philippe Hirshhorn (live recording)

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James Ehnes (recording)

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Leonidas Kavakos

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Eric Silberger

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Henryk Szeryng (recording)

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Nikita Borisoglebsky

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Simon Wiener

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Cristian Fatu

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Monday, October 19, 2009

The Violin

Cremona violin studio in Boston (Marco Coppiardi)

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Pinchas Zukerman - The Art of Antonio Stradivari

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Eugene Fodor playing Niccolo Paganini's Guarnerius violin

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Campanella Paganini by L. KOGAN Played on Paganini's own Violin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql_g6ZSMhn8&feature=related


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Romanian Master Violin Maker Gliga - Handmade Violins

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Cremona, Italy violin makers

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Peter Prier | Luthier

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The Violin: Common Woods - Part 4 of 7

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Ivry Gitlis talks about his "Sancy" Stradivarius of 1713.

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step by step violin making

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The Architect of Sound

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Mintz_Paganini's Cannone-1


Mintz_Paganini's Cannone-2

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The Baroque Violin and the Modern Violin: Similar, but very Different

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Violinist Chen Xi and Stradivari Violin "Ruby"

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Violin Restoration


How to streighten a violin or viola bridge

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Are you a strad person or a guarneri person?
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The Challenge of the Solo: The Baroque Violin - Christopher Hogwood & Pavlo Beznosiuk ----------------------------

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bach Sonata No. 2 Grave

Hilary Hahn, The Bach Project (Michael Lawrence) (Grave)

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Philippe Hirshhorn (recording)

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Arthur Grumiaux (recording)

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Henryk Szeryng (recording)

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Georges Enesco (recording)

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Daniel Khalikov

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Shlomo Mintz (recording)

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Nikita Borisoglebsky

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Nicholas Kitchen

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Tessa Lark

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Tatyana (guitar)

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J.S. Bach

A wide variety of music, including some by Bach, was sent into the far reaches of outer space on the two Voyager Spacecraft in the 1970s. When eminent biologist and auther Lewis Thomas was asked what music he would want to sent from Earth into outer space, he answered, "I would send the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach." After a pause, he added, "But that would be boasting."

"Without Bach, God would be a complete second rate figure. Bach's music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe can not be regarded a complete failure" -- Emil Cioran
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Great Composers - Bach (BBC, 1997), Part 1/7


Part 4/7
"Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann- they played this music everyday.... Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Weber, and Liszt- all of them learned how to compose by playing Bach on the piano."

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Joshua Bell on Bach (Chaconne)

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Alexander Markov With Tips For Playing Bach (Adagio)

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Julia Fischer on Bach (violin concerto)

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Janine Jansen on Bach (Chaconne)

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Hilary Hahn, The Bach Project (Michael Lawrence) (Grave)

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Pinchas Zukerman on Bach

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Glenn Gould on Bach


Glenn Gould plays J.S.Bach Piano Concerto No.7 in G minor BWV1058


Extracts from "The art of Piano" documentary show Glenn Gould playing J.S.Bach's Partita #2 (my word)

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Pablo Casals masterclass on Bach (Cello Suite)
"It seems, it seems, that in Bach's time, the staccato didn't exist. They are the purist... But don't be afraid."

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El silencio antes de Bach. (Die stille vor Bach)

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Bach to the Universe (Chaconne, etc.)

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Accompagnata (Bach solo violin + Dance)

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Nigel Kennedy Interview about Bach

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BBC - Bach and the Lutheran Legacy

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J.S. Bach: Glory to God Alone

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J.S. Bach: Life and Works (2 parts)

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Url: http://www.sheilascorner.com/bach.html
"Bach as a Violinist - One point which has been debated over the years is the level of Bach's own violin playing and in particular whether he or anybody else at that time was good enough to play these pieces. I suggest three arguments in support of his performance ambition: First of all, there are fingerings in the manuscripts, which indicates that practical performance was at some point attempted. Secondly, I find it incredible that anybody could look at Bach's education and job history and assume that he was anything less than an excellent violinist. His first instrument was the violin - he began with his father at the age of six, before studying any keyboard instruments. He worked his way through school playing the violin, his first employment after school was as a violinist, and just prior to his position in Cöthen he was employed as Konzertmeister in Weimar, a court with a rich violin tradition. His keyboard writing certainly is testimony to the general physical co-ordination of his fingers, and we know from today's young virtuosi the residual ease of technique which comes from early study. He probably did not have the brilliance of more celebrated virtuosi; in particular the solo sonata by Pisendel demands more ease in high positions than Bach requires, the ability to stretch a tenth, and also some tricks of staccato bowing. The most salient difficulty in Bach's pieces is the complexity of his unusual double stopping, which take full advantage of closed positions. But this had been part of German violin tradition since Biber, and that is the third point: that many of the physical difficulties that later (Italian-trained) violinists have found in these pieces were not necessarily so problematic for Bach, who seems to have been quite at home with the most complicated left hand movements. In my opinion these pieces were definitely intended for practical performance."
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Hilary Hahn "Voice and Violin"

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Gidon Kremer "Back to Bach"
"These (Bach's works) are important works to which you keep returning because the are the wellspring of all music. And so I felt an increasing desire to return to Bach. I can't account for it logically. I am not trying to say anything important here. At some point I felt the need to play this music again."

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The Stations of Bach, Part 1 - J. S. Bach

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What other kinds of "class projects" has Midori devised?

"Bach Week is another class project," she said. For Midori's 30th anniversary of her debut in 2013, she had her own Bach project: recording and performing the Bach solo Sonatas and Partitas. (The recording will likely come out something in the next 18 months, her publicist said.)

"For (my) Bach Project, for instance, I sometimes utilized the Bach Week we had as a class," Midori said. "I'd been preparing, specifically with this Bach Project in mind, for the last four or five years. One year I played only the Sonatas, and I played them, No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. Some years I played just four of them. One year I played five in one sitting, no break."

"I learned so much from being able to play Bach as a piece," she said. Students, who are often fearful of playing Bach, can also learn from playing it in more of a performance setting, "not as an audition, where you play one or two movements at most, and only parts of it."

During Bach week, they have to play the complete Sonata or Partita, with repeats. "They can't just play the Chaconne, for instance, they have to play the entire D minor, if that's going to be their Bach," she said. They have to play that whole piece a minimum of three times that week -- more if they'd like. "Older ones, sometimes they like to do two, or three. But if they are doing two works, one Partita and one Sonata, for the three performances, they have to always play this couple. It's building stamina, too. That's how I build my stamina."

-- Violinist.com Interview with Midori, Part 2: Teaching
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Lisa Batiashvili, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo




Lisa Batiashvili on the challenges of the Sibelius Violin Concerto

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Ilya Kaler

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Leonidas Kavakos
Verbier Festival Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

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David Oistrakh
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky

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Shlomo Mintz

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Gil Shaham



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Sarah Chang

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Ginette Neveu (recording)



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Hilary Hahn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXYXUd_N2YI&feature=related
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Vadim Repin

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Christian Ferras, Conductor: Zubin Mehta

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Benjamin Beilman's moving and competition winning performance during the final round of the "Montreal International Musical Competition".

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Tossy Spivakovsky (recording)

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Ruggiero Ricci (recording)
Oivin Fjelstad conducts the London Symphony Orchestra

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Saint Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Leila Josefowicz
(recording)


Proms 2003

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Itzhak Perlman (recording)

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Isaac Stern

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Janine Jansen

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Jascha Heifetz (movie footage)

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Shlomo Mintz

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Andrey Rozendent (student)

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Stephanie Jeong

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Lalo Symphonie Espagnole

Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto

Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

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David Oistrakh

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Itzhak Perlman
Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta


violin by Perlman, conducted by Ormandy

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Antal Szalai
Belgian National Orchestra, Gilbert Varga
Brussels, May 2005

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Maxim Vengerov

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Nathan Milstein
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Walter Hendl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbI2O00BnUQ&feature=channel
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Henryk Szeryng
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

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Janine Jansen


Janine Jansen Notes Of A Recording (Tchaikovsky) Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uQ_9yl5IiI&feature=fvw

with NHK Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart

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Michael Rabin
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra, Donald Voorhees

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Ruggiero Ricci

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Leonid Kogan (recording)

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Vadim Repin, Orchestre national de Lyon, Emmanuel Krivine

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Ivry Gitlis

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Leila Bronia Josefowicz (recording), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC-H6ScFfEs
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Pinchas Zukerman (recording), 1969 debut with London Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Antal Dorati (1906-1988)

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Leonidas Kavakos

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Baiba Skride

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Vasa Prihoda (recording)
Sinfonie-Orchester des Nordwestdeutschen
Rundfungs con. Richard Austin, 1949

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Alfredo Campoli (recording)

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Ilya Kaler (3rd movement)

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Fumiaki Miura
Hannover International Violin Competition 2009, First Prize

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Brahms Violin Concerto

Oscar Shumsky with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyeJJq7JDws&feature=related
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Itzhak Perlman, Berlin Philharmoniker

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Henryk Szeryng

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David Oistrakh (3rd movt)

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Isaac Stern (1985)

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Rachel Barton Pine, Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maestro Gil Shohat in Tel Aviv, October 18, 2007 (3rd movt)

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Hilary Hahn (recording), Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields under Neville Mariner

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Vadim Repin (3rd movt)

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Danielle Belen Nesmith
The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

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Julia Fischer, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas (Cadenza)

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Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Brahms: Violin Concerto
(Gil Shaham}

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Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Julian Rachlin
Japan Tour 2008

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Ricardo Odnoposoff (recording)

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Gidon Kremer, L. Bernstein & Wiener Phil. O. (2nd movt)

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Lisa Batiashvili

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Sarasates Zigeunerweisen

Isaac Stern playing Zigueunerweisen

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Itzhak Perlman plays Sarasate / Zigeunerweisen (recording)


There's a video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEmbFSiJzEQ&feature=related
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Sarasate Plays Sarasate Zigeunerweisen (Is this real? Recording, of course)

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Michael Rabin plays Zigeunerweisen op. 20 (recording)

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Joshua Bell - Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen (recording)

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Zino Francescatti, 1959

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Rachel Barton Pine

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IDA HAENDEL PABLO de SARASATE GYPSY AIRS Zigeunerweisen Israel 2006

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Gerhard Taschner, 1944 (recording)

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Kogan (recording)

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Vadim Repin

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Geza Hosszu Legocky and The Sinti-Roma Chamber Orchestra

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Beethoven Violin Concerto

Itzhak Perlman, violin
Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim


Itzhak Perlman discusses and plays...

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Joshua Bell, violin
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Suntory Hall, Tokyo, June 7, 2005

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David Oistrakh
London Symphony, Sir Adrian Boult

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Anne-Sophie Mutter
Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa

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Henryk Szeryng

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Arthur Grumiaux


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Shlomo Mintz plays Beethoven Violin Concerto (Argentina 2008)

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Frank Peter Zimmermann & Holst Stein/NHKSO 1995(1/2)

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Josef Suk (recording)

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Augustin Hadelich - Beethoven Concerto first movement cadenza and ending

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Mendelsson Violin Concerto

Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Itzhak Perlman (child), 3rd movement


Itzhak Perlman, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, David Zinman
(2nd movement)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fyTy54d498
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Sarah Chang
New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur

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Janine Jansen
BBC Symphonic Orchestra, 2005

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Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Isaac Stern, 1972

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Ivry Gitlis (recording)

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Zino Francescatti (recording)

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Christian Ferras
Orchestre de Radio-Canada, Alexander Brott

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Jascha Heifetz (recording)
Boston Symphonic Orchestra


also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw7EGTjrYSs&feature=related

From a movie, 3rd movement starts at 01:30

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Shlomo Mintz
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

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Maxim Vengerov

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Michael Rabin (recording)
Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

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Hilary Hahn with Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Fritz Kreisler (recording)

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Midori Goto (recording), Live at the Philharmonie,Berlin,Gemany Jan 11-13 2003, Conductor:Mariss Jansons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWxSJJ2vtcA
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Anne Akiko Meyers, Hiroshima Symphony, conductor: Akiyama

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Victor Pikaisen (recording)

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Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music - Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
(Frank Michael Erben)

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Nathan Milstein, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Walter Hendl
(embedded disabled)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRsqfy1PcsE&feature=related
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Leila Josefowicz (recording)

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Kevin Zhu (7 years old)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO_aRIXXXpE&feature=channel&list=UL -------------------------------
Julia Fischer with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe

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Paganini Caprice

Paganini's Daemon : A Most Enduring Legend (part 1)

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Jascha Heifetz:

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Alexander Markov:

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Shlomo Mintz:

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Hilary Hahn:

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Itzhak Perlman (recording)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRV6S6Os3zI
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Leonid Kogan (recording):

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Tianwa Yeung:


Also, Paganini Caprice 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 performed by Yang Tian Wa (杨天娲):
http://www.youtube.com/user/ninikant#g/u
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Salvatore Accardo (recording):

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Andrey Rozendent:

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Frank Peter Zimmermann:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIaQPenPDe8&feature=related
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Ruggierro Ricci (recording):


Caprice no. 24 starts at 4:35

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Mayuko Kamio

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Vanessa Mae
(Don't take this too seriously)

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Hu Shenghua

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Sándor Lakatos

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Ilya Kaler (recording)

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Julia Fischer
Interview


Play

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The Paganini Project with Peter Sheppard Skærved

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David Garrett (Niccolo Paganini) Caprice 24 [The Devil's Violinist]

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Augustin Hadelich - PAGANINI 24