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Concert in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral, part 10

Violin Concerto in e minor by Felix Mendelssohn - Miclen LaiPang, violin - Preston Hawes, conductor

https://youtu.be/va6wsYVQJts

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I consider the Dover Quartet to be the millennial generation's best string quartet, at least so far.

Here's the Dover Quartet playing the rarely-performed original version of Barber's Adagio for Strings.

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Yes, I saw that video once before. I had seen a part of the score and realised that, since it was in Bb minor, the whole melody could be played on the A string and assumed that was the point, but was surprised in this video to see it played instead on the D string in 4th position.(from memory)

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Gordon Shumway said
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Yes, I saw that video once before. I had seen a part of the score and realised that, since it was in Bb minor, the whole melody could be played on the A string and assumed that was the point, but was surprised in this video to see it played instead on the D string in 4th position.(from memory)

  

I would definitely play it on the D string too. An open A would simply sound wrong in this piece, and 4th finger would be awkward.

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Great stuff 🙂 Thanks for posting.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I just realized I posted the wrong video in Post 102 above....guess I copied the wrong YouTube URL. Here is the Violin Concerto in e minor by Felix Mendelssohn - Miclen LaiPang, violin - Preston Hawes, conductor

Note: Miclen LaiPang was only 13 years old in this video.

https://youtu.be/-3LmQbjVkwk

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For showmanship and variety, my pick is Roby Lakatos:

Classical, jazz, Roma, lots more.

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Today's Twoset offering

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There was thread on vcom, that got pulled, about sex selling music.

I wish I'd found this in time to post it there: -

bunny-headbang

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LOL - Billy looks in vain for a "Shakes head in disbelief" smiley.  Must say though, I like the look of the electric cello.  And yes, it's the instrument I'm talking about.  drummer

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Gordon Shumway said
https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....gLG93uGTN0

  

 Hey @Gordon Shumway - was just browsing back through this thread for things I've missed - out of interest (since it seems no longer available due to

"Video unavailable

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Estate of Jascha Heifetz."

What WAS it ?  Just curious, thanks !

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BillyG said

Gordon Shumway said

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....gLG93uGTN0

  

 Hey @Gordon Shumway - was just browsing back through this thread for things I've missed - out of interest (since it seems no longer available due to

"Video unavailable

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Estate of Jascha Heifetz."

What WAS it ?  Just curious, thanks !

  

Hi, Bill. It seems to have been Heifetz playing the Chaconne from Bach's Partita No.2 on French TV in 1970.

Here's a different link. You'd better download it while you can!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....JlwW-QyfZw

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Oh, cool - TYVM @Gordon Shumway - yeah for sure - as you well know - I'm not a "violinist" - just a fiddler taking "inspiration from classic violin players" - thank you very much, downloading (and watching and listening) as I write !   Yeah... awesome... so telling !  🙂

 

** EDIT ** Success - I have it !  TY again !  Inspirational.

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The other day I put on my CDs of Bach's Brandenburg concertos and was surprised to hear this piece come after them (shows you how often I play some of my music!). I only knew it for its oboe part, back in the day (I guess I played the first and second movements), and didn't realise it was a double concerto. (to be honest, I didn't give a damn about the violin back then, lol!). Actually, listening to it more carefully, Kremer really takes the back seat on this one, doesn't he!

I've ordered the sheet music. I can revisit the oboe part on the flute, and I can look at the violin part for the first time, if only the slow movement.

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There's a file on IMSLP which may interest you in relation to this concerto:

IMSLP Bach BWV1060

The oboe line is also in the range of tenor recorder, but my recorders are as dusty as my guitars now.

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Thanks, Peter. That slow movement is a nice advert for 3rd position.

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Yes; it tops-out at the D, and looks comfortable. Nothing too terrifying for the wind, either. Enjoy!

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