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Hey everyone! Just wanted to take a minute and recommend a movie I happened to find on Netflix today in the morning, before coming to work.

It is called "Together," and of course, if involves our beloved instrument, the violin. Here is a link to the IMDB description of the movie, and again you can watch it instantly on Netflix:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332639/

Let me know if you guys like it!

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March 4, 2012 - 10:44 pm
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I look forward to watching it when I get a chance. Thanks for the suggestion.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thank You, SirRyu! I'll watch it =)

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I watched the movie, too. I believed it was made into a TV series as well that has a more detailed story about the boy and the three men -- his dad, teacher Jiang, and professor Yu. The boy, Liu Xiao Chun (real name: Tang, yun) actually really did win no. 5 in an international violin contest in 2001 and in the same year he was selected to cast the movie. He is now a famous violinist.

The girl, Lin Yu (real name: Zhang Jing) I believe is working on her master degree in England, and has just won a silver medal recently in an international violin contest for Chinese.

Professor Yu is played by the director (he wrote the story) of the movie and LiLi in real life is the director's wife -- Chen, Hong (a famous movie star in China).

All the background violin music was played by a famous Chinese violinist, LEE, Chuan Yun.

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Thank pky,

Now I don't have to watch the movie. LOL

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March 8, 2012 - 9:16 am
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I watched it with my wife and mother in law who is here for a couple weeks. We all enjoyed it very much. In the very beginning they have some violinist playing the Czardas faster than I have ever heard it played ever. I don't even think that it is possible. Wonder if they sped up the recording digitally.

Also, The boy is not really the one playing but he does know how to play. He is probably pretty good as well.

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Is this an OH NO the mother in law moment?dazed Or is this a My mother inlaw  is here? cheerleader

 

Be very carefull how you answer this question.

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March 8, 2012 - 6:17 pm
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She is very cool 🙂

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Thanks for the tip. I've added it to my Instant Queue.

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I really liked the father/son relationship portrayed in the movie, it was very touching. Also, I think the guy that played the father did a great job of acting; overall, I really enjoyed it. I am glad you enjoyed it FM! P.S. I am going to have to watch it again, I did not catch that the boy was not the one playing the violin, I will keep an eye for that 😛

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Moris.

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Thanks again for the tip SirRyu. Also, I am always happy for movie tips. Especially when they are easy to get a hold of like this one on NetFlix.
Their relationship was very touching and the Chinese culture is so different from ours too. Great stuff!

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Kevin M. said
Thank pky,

Now I don't have to watch the movie. LOL

I'm sorry!

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FM,

here's the guy who played all the music in the movie playing czardas and he finished the whole piece in exactly 4 minutes.

Mishel Piastro played the whole piece in 3 minutes and 30 seconds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....5HsjtBg-rs

 

I have heard much slower version, like five minutes.

 

This was him when he was 11:

and guess who this is, playing red violin?

 

and sorry, I can't help to post this one -- czardas playing by a 9-year old with Chinese instrument -- Erhu, enjoy!

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March 9, 2012 - 7:37 am
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Thanks Pky

 

3 minutes or not Mishel Piastro's tempo is no where near Chuanyun Li's tempo. Chuanyun took tons of time on the first part but when the Allegro Vivo comes I've never heard anyone play it that fast. Mishel's tempo is quite acceptable but Chuanyun's is insanely fast. That guy would easily break the world record on flight of the bumblebee 🙂

That being said, the piece is written to be played slower at first and only that fast at the very end Allegro Vivo - Piu Presto --> Molto Piu Vivo. I love what Chuanyun Li does with Czardas. It's gypsy music in my mind and should be played from ones own heart.

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Yeh, that guy is amazingly fast but I think when you play that song to fast it ruins it. frown

I am pretty sure that I still hold the record for the slowest Czardas with the most mistakes .exactly

And I can post a video to prove that if there are some disbelivers out ther.cheers

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Did you ever hear about the Violist that claimed that he could play 16th notes and no-one believed him?

He was forced to prove it.

So he played one. LOL

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What do you think about that HC? 

 Cant catch a break!surprised

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Can't find Lee playing the flight of bumble bee, but here's a fast Korean violinist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....46FGqaYCas

and this guy, David Garrett has the world record:

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David Garretts record was broken. The truth is that it is not all that fast. I was going to try to set a record myself and his speed was fairly easy to break but the new English guys record was just too hard. I was able to keep up but got cramps after practicing it fast dozens of times. I don't even know if I could get Guinness World Records to come here and document it. LOL

Chuanyun Li could play The Flight of the Bumble Bee much faster, I am sure.

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I have a six pack of Guinness in the fridge,

 I might try drinking them faster than anyone else cheers

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