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I was looking at reviews of Scott Cao violins on YouTube and a favorite of the pro demonstrating the violins said that a Ysaye model violin was her favorite.

Well, who is Ysaye?  I checked out Wikepedia and didn't find any clues about violins made by Ysaye.  I checked out YouTube once I found out he was a composer and was stunned to find these performances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....nF23IvZCEo

Every time you think you find the best these instruments can do, you bump into something else.

I still haven't figured out what a Ysaye violin is.  It has to be good.

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The Ysaye violin was made by Guarneri Del Gesu in 1740 it was played by Belgian violinist Eugene Ysaye who lived from 1858 to 1931 it was carried in front of his casket at his funeral on a pillow in the inside written in red ink is a inscription to my faithful companion through out my career Eugene Ysaye now owned by the Nippon music foundation

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Thanks for that Mark.

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Yup, Ysaÿe is my absolute favorite composer. I do consider him contemporary to even modern as he died in the early 19th century. In my opinion the last great composer and my inspiration. I craft my own music after him in that I want to be able to arrange my double-stops in a similar fashion.

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I mean if you think about the evolution of man and violin from Mozart to Ysaÿe : the difference is astounding. Mozarts music is punfully childs play when compared to Ysaÿe. Ysaÿe's music is borderline articulating comprehend-able words in language. His music has the most expression in transcribed music literature. 

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@PopFiddle Thank you for posting.  

Good stuff.   Mark thanks for posting the extra info too.

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edited to add:  It is very intense.

I really enjoyed the Sonata 4

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Eugene Ysaye was the leading violinist of his day.  He created six sonatas and dedicated each to violinists he enjoyed, and varied the style of the sonatas to match the temperment of that violinist.  As a result, listening to this CD is not unlike living in New England weather.  One sonata imitates Bach, while the other is atonal, and everything in between.  Fanny Clamagirand is up to the task and her skill is amazing.  

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.

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