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@Gordon Shumway Of all those names, I know Pavarotti and Caruso. Hope you didn't think I was being disparaging, not my intent. 

As I listen to mainstream modern contemporary music, I often ask 2 questions, the first is "why", the second, "how did we get to a point that we lowered our expectations of greatness?"I'm not sure if it occurred at the same time we started giving out participation trophies for showing up, but the level of talent required to be successful has diminished and the rate at which it is doing so is condemnation of the future evolution of music in general. You are absolutely spot on in saying that the emotional content just isn't there. It's not. It takes much more than being able to hit the note.  

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@Gordon Shumway you are the first person I have heard mention Heinrich Boell in over 30 years. hmm. I had a soft heart for young Heinrich and the situation he had with his mother and her... friends.

Rather liked another book he wrote, "wo warst do adam?" That was tough also.

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I guess Truemmerliteratur was never destined to be eternal, lol, and I wasn't brought up as a Catholic either. I haven't read any Boell since the early 80s. I think I read Wo Warst Du, Adam? and Katarina Blum.

Anyway, since my other post about Maurice Hasson got no response, I thought I'd bring this thread back on track with this Youtube video. Maybe I'll replace it with something better later.

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Andrew Fryer said .
Anyway, since my other post about Maurice Hasson got no response, I thought I'd bring this thread back on track with this Youtube video. Maybe I'll replace it with something better later.

His hands are to fast for the film. Very talented, I'll have to check him out again.

How is it some violinist can be so aggressive in their attack of the strings? I am trying to understand the pressure of the attack, it looks very forceful at times, like they are fighting with the instrument.

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Oistrakh was a good one for that!

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Andrew Fryer said
Oistrakh was a good one for that!

WOW!!!!  That guy was tough!  I like the way his bridge was so well rounded.

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I am a big Botti fan and this features Caroline Campbell. Also, Caroline with Hauser.

 

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Great stuff everyone. Thanks for sharing your favorite youtube videos. Lots of stuff that I have never seen before. 🙂

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I'm rather a fan of Lucia Micarelli

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@Gordon Shumway 

Woody Paul of Riders In The Sky and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show talk about the music of Appalachia, aka old timey fiddler music. Woody Paul, born Paul Woodrow Chrisman, holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Vanderbuilt University. He and Ketch Secor have both played The Grand Ole Opry, and that's a pretty big deal around here. Hope you like it.

One other thing, pay attention to the bowholds and fiddle positions. There's more than one way to skin a cat.

 

 

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I mentioned this guy once or twice and didn't get a response, so let's put him here: -

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We were talking of chinrests and clothing and collars on a different thread, and I was reminded of that thread watching this video again: -

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Good stuff. 🙂

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Maybe not great, but an interesting piece of thrashing perhaps.

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@Gordon Shumway that was pretty neat.

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This is interesting. Oistrakh plays a bum note at 1:09. I like the way that he responds to it by raising an eyebrow!

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Andrew Fryer said
This is interesting. Oistrakh plays a bum note at 1:09. I like the way that he responds to it by raising an eyebrow!

I couldn't catch it but he didn't let it slow him down or derail him. He is a great performer. Remarkable.

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Great stuff. LOL

I've performed "Listen to the Mockingbird" but never accomplished such a fantastic mockingbird imitation. That's crazy!!!

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I've performed "Listen to the Mockingbird" but never accomplished such a fantastic mockingbird imitation. That's crazy!!!

It's just a matter of three things.  ?

Bow weight, Bow speed, Sounding point ??

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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I hope I make it to that level someday. 

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