Violin TODO List + MORE Nov 29th

 

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Elvis tops UK album charts AGAIN – Listen to exclusive track from If I Can Dream here + MORE

ELVIS scores his 12th UK No.1 album with If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Listen his version of Bridge Over Troubled Water fright here PLUS we go behind the scenes and watch Priscilla Presley and Michael Bublé talk about the new album..... More »
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From the classical archive May 1856: Clara Schumann - a musical genius of the highest order + MORE

From the classical archive, 20 May 1856: The Manchester Guardian reviews Clara Schumann’s ‘Soiree Musicale’ at the Town HallWe have already had occasion to advert to Madame Schumann’s piano forte playing. The concert of last night affords us another opportunity of noticing her claims to publ.... More »

Milton Delugg, Accordionist, Composer and ‘Tonight Show’ Bandleader, Dies at 96 + MORE

Mr. Delugg accompanied Al Jolson, worked with the game show producer Chuck Barris and was a longtime musical director for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade..... More »
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Memorable Distinction + MORE

Halida Dinova brings her Liszt to New Zealand, by Howard Smith.... More »
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Forbes Classical CD of the Week + MORE

…in a way the additional highlight-disc, compiled from both versions, is a real kicker! A tasteful Best-Of that combines the strengths of both versions with the added bonus of brevity… -> Classical CD of the Week: Orfeo And Counter-Orfeo L.Madetoja, Orchestral Works, Christoph Willib.... More »

How Cool Is This?

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How Cool Is This?

Now this is something you genuinely don’t see every day; Kayoko Dan, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) Music Director, is donating her hair (no, that’s not a typo) to Locks of Love and will let CSO patrons select her post-cut hair style.
According to the CSO Facebook page, Dan donates her hair every two years and this time around will be her third time…

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Sultans of String add symphony for Dec. 1 showSultans of String to play with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra at Koerner Hall concert showcasing new album Symphony!

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The holiday season will be celebrated with a Polish accent when the Lira Ensemble presents, “Polish Carols, Song & Dance,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at Dominican University Performing Arts Center…

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Bad result: Concertgebouw fails to beat Australian XI

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Bad result: Concertgebouw fails to beat Australian XIDespite moral support from Maris Jansons, a football XI of the Concertgebouworkest could only manage a goalless draw against the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Various reasons for the debacle were given in the dressing room: 1 It was hot. 2 They played too fast. 3 It was the violas’ fault. 4 We were under-rehearsed…

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John Malveaux: Forty-one Members of Southeast Symphony Orchestra Perform at American Music AwardsMaestro Anthony Parnther, Southeast Symphony Orchestra at InstantEncore.comJohn Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Rihanna received the first ICON award during the November 24, 2013 American Music Awards and she performed ‘Diamonds In The Sky’ supported by a large orchestra which included 41 members of the Southeast Symphony Orchestra – the oldest African American founded orchestra in the world…

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Violin TODO List

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By Kate Little:
To play as well as my teacher;
To practice 40,000 hours before I die;
To prepare an audition for Julliard;
To learn the Barber violin concerto;
To perform with the Salt Lake Symphony;
To play with a working contra dance band;
To study Bach Sonatas and Partitas and some Paganini and anything else that is good and lovely on the violin;
To create beautiful sound;
To master all scales and arpeggios in 1/16 notes at 1/4 = 132;
To explore repertoire outside of Suzuki books;
To work through Suzuki Books 5 and 6;
To clean the bathroom;
To participate in local Old Time and Bluegrass jam sessions;
To spend lots of time with my new old boyfriends, Sevcik and Wohlfahrt and Dounis and Flesch, especially Flesch;
To finish Suzuki Book 4;
To play with a pleasing vibrato;
To join a quartet;
To learn all scales and arpeggios in three octaves;
To join in the Utah Old Time Fiddlers’ gigs;
To play with Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra;
To finish Suzuki Book 3;
To learn all the tunes in the UOTF play book;
To learn the Bach Gavotte in G;
To play simple duets;
To take out the garbage;
To perform the Dvorak Humoresque with contrasting playful and flowing sections;
To learn a functional vibrato;
To play the Bach Gavotte in D fluidly and expressively at 1/8 = 120;
To play Wohlfahrt #6 at 1/8 = 152 with all the notes;
To play Wohlfahrt #3 with consistent, full tone at 1/8 = 152, one measure per bow from the frog to the tip, absent squeaky string crossings;
To maintain a flexible and soft bow hold and engaged wrist and arm throughout the entire bow stroke;
To relax the left shoulder so that the elbow can swing and position the hand for string crossings;
To increase the independence and agility of the left hand fingers;
To bow open strings with clear, ringing tone;
To be asked to play because my violin’s music is good to hear…

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Selinger/Imbrailo/Le Texier/Essen Philharmonic/Soltesz(Arthouse Musik, DVD)”A theatre of fear and cruelty that ends in a murderous climax,” is how Nikolaus Lehnhoff describes Pelléas et Mélisande. The director’s staging for Essen’s Aalto-Musiktheater isn’t quite the brutal affair this observation might suggest, though it’s a sparse, psychologically penetrating piece of music theatre that generates considerable tension…

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LPO/Dworzynski – review

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LPO/Dworzynski – reviewRoyal Festival Hall, LondonGórecki’s hit Symphony No 3 lacked spark, but violinist Barnabás Kelemen shone in Penderecki’s Violin Concerto No 1I’ve never known quite what to make of Henryk Górecki’s 1977 Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. When the piece became a million-selling CD, it split the musical establishment into those who thought its success proved the irrelevance of musical modernism, and those who thought its success was proof of the artistic poverty of the work – and of its drive-time audience…

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"German culture leads to seeking depth in music; if it sounds lovely, then it's presumed to be superficial. For the Italians, it's exactly the opposite: if it doesn't sound nice, it's not art." On the eve of his first stab at Il trovatore, Barenboim contrasts Verdi's guiding principles of rhythmic rigour and melodic freedom with Wagner's harmonic uncertainty…

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How conductors sounded (1): Furtwängler talks about Beethoven (en Francais)This is the first of a short series. If you’re very good, we’ll post more goodies tomorrow   and in German

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Opera North’s Britten celebrations, with Mike Wheeler

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Handel Acis and Galatea Wigmore Hall Early Opera Company

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Handel Acis and Galatea Wigmore Hall Early Opera CompanyHandel Acis and Galatea at the Wigmore Hall with the Early Opera Company. HERE is a link to Claire Seymour’s review in Opera Today. “Christian Curnyn launched into the overture with verve, the dynamic, animated playing of the instrumentalists setting the high standard of playing that was sustained throughout the evening and establishing a gripping dramatic momentum…

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A New Wagner Forum: or is there an echo in here?Edit: Bringing this back from the grave – due to “popular demand”. Be Careful of what you should wish forOur experience of Wagner forums is that they do not tend to be the “busiest” forums on the net – to put it mildly.  Even those put together by the large Wagner societies have post counts similar to new productions of Das Liebesverbot…

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