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There's Wicked Fiddlers, Violists & Cellists Here!
I can't tell nowadays!
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Krzysztof Penderecki 

He set the violin down for a life of composing... so, not one himself, he was like a vampire that turned everyone (who could play his music) into a Wicked Fiddler (Violist & Cellist)!  ...hey, it's October! (okay, maybe not Rock or Pop)

 

 

"Cadenza per Viola Sola" - Play-along Sheet Music (lol)!  Katya Lazareva is the virtuosic, 'Wicked Violist' here!!!

Yeah, starts out innocently enough...  (moved this here from the Intervals Thread).

 

I was wondering if Penderecki set out to deliberately torture Violinists, Violists & Cellists with his compositions... 

 

Krzysztof Penderecki: “Trojan Horse of the Avant-Garde”

Unique compositions focused on 'timbre', NOT 'pitch' - "how music sounds, and how the sounds translate into what we feel". 

...all started with the gift of a Violin & a growing fascination of extended string playing techniques - SO COOL! 

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Omg, talk about a 'wicked fiddler'...

Mari Kimura! 

 

"Gemini Subharmonics" - Mari Kimura. 

 

Mari also developed MUGIC®!  

an easy-to-use WIFI sensor, suited to learn and teach electronic music, interactive graphics and to create sounds, control effects, change lighting parameters, generate visuals and much more. MUGIC® enables you to expand your control over your system and translate your movements into meaningful data. 

 

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Cool stuff at her YT site.

...just in time for Halloween - maybe next year(?) 

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@ELCBK Oh, I just saw that "Wicked" up above, I love that musical. We received center seats behind the orchestra pit on Broadway years ago. Sadly, Joel Grey, one of my favs, was sick did not perform that night. I was so looking forward to seeing him perform. His replacement was excellent, though.

First and last time I ever saw a show on Broadway. I am so happy it was this one. I wish I had seen Cats, my other favorite.

When we got back to our wonderful room, we found we were also given the soundtrack CD, it was on the bed! Love it. I just got it off the shelf so I can put it into my CD player. Although Kristen had long left the show by a few years by the time we saw it, the CD is the original cast with Joel Grey and Kristen, and Idina Menzel. Idina Menzel was in the show we saw. Fantastic talent. I am thinking she may have filled in because I thought she had moved on, but maybe it was shortly after we saw it. I have seen a couple time in TV in the last few years.

I would love someone to do a piece from this, I am not there yet to be able to, trust me. 

Thanks for the memories!

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@Mouse -

Very Cool! 

"Wicked" is supposed to play here, at the Detroit Opera House, this coming January! 

...wish I was doing better than last year & well enough to sit through it.  

 

For anyone not familiar, here's a trailer: 

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I am listening to it now. Love it. This soundtrack did not take off like others. It is very dependent on the show, where other soundtracks have a lot of stand alone pieces. I know the show, so I can put it together. I wish this show would be released on CD. It would be great with the original cast, or the cast as it was when I saw it. 

I should google to see if maybe they did do that.

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Dang, I just checked, the movie will be released in Nov 2024, but not a cast I am thrilled with. That DVD version won't be released u til Feb 2025. I wish they would have a recording or one if the 1999-2008 shows at the Gershwin Theater on Broadway and make a DVD of it. You know the director of the 2024 movie will do something to make it his own, bummer. Will have to wait and see.

But, the music is great, for anyone wanting to try it on the violin, viola and cello. Give it a shot.

Sorry, @ELCBK, you got me going with this, all done, 😁

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Totally unrelated... but lots of 'Wicked' Violinists, Violists & Cellists playing this:

 

"Waltz of The Wicked" (Kirt N. Mosier). 

 

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Julia Kim is a Wicked Violist!!! 

...really wanted to put this in the Halloween Again! Thread, but Julia is just absolutely too amazing! 

You can clearly see everything she is doing - all the fingering & bowing techniques!

PLUS, she generously provided a link to her excellent arrangement - so you can print & learn it! 

 

"Paint It Black" (from Wednesday's playing Cello) - Julia Kim playing Viola (see video link for her score)!

 

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Oh my, plenty to keep me in the dark! 

...have to start somewhere.  😵

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"Unholy" (by Sam Smith & Kim Petras) is one of those tunes that ought to be a meme, because it's a real ear-worm! 

Wait... is it one? 

Anyway, I had to add another WICKEDLY GOOD Cellist & Violinist!

One of my favorite covers of "Unholy" is by the Brooklyn Duo - Patrick Laird (cello) & Marnie Laird (piano)!  SO COOL! 

 

I also really like what Andre Soueid (Lebanon) brings to his violin cover of "Unholy"

 

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EasyCelloLesson Sheet Music Video:  How to play Unholy by Sam Smith ft Kim Petras

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I started watching the new 'Goosebumps' Series (Disney+) last night. 

Guess what plays in the 1st episode?

..."Unholy"!

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Black Angels - Thirteen Images From The Dark Land

Found this unusual piece composed by George Crumb.  It was commissioned by the University of Michigan (yes, my home State of Michigan DOES grow strange things 😉). 

The whole piece is a 'threnody' - elegy, mourning/memorial, this one is a symbolic reference to the Vietnam war. 

The cool thing... it was composed FOR ELECTRIC string quartet, but I can't find anyone who performs it on electric instruments!

Anyway, intriguing performance by a wickedly good string quartet - the Cuarteto Quiroga! 

 

 

Some VERY COOL effects, but take a gander at the score! 

Btw, I had to turn the volume down on this - especially at the beginning.

 

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