WATCH NOW: 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition
Twilight Waltz, by Johnny Gimble
September 6, 2007 at 6:30 AM
Check out track #4
My favorite part was the little mandolin strum right in the pause. Great little fiddle tune. Oh, and the Black and White Rag on this cd is just great, too.
Thanks, mom and dad, for finding this for me. I knew you'd remember it!
That recording I fussed about is now happily in the original blog entry, if anyone still wants to hear my own rendition. It's pretty close.
Learn the fiddle solo to this
, and we can work it up.
Does Twilight Waltz remind you a little of Bartok concerto #2 on thorazine? The mandolin strum you mentioned would be the harp.
Very nice... Well balanced and pleasing without being too dry.
Light-bodied with aroma of berries and a finish of prunes, listen now through 2008?
Plummy veneer with a velvety nose!
Jim, I haven't heard Bartok #2 yet. I'll have to check and see.
I just now discovered this CD with old time fiddling.
I might have to buy it if only to find out what the rest of #6 sounds like.
I kind of like the earlier entry solo violin better-- soulful violin, I should say, perhaps. Good sound-- deep fiddle. :-)
Jim, saw the Old Hat reference, and must blurt. They've got some great stuff out. I never tire of Old Hat CD-1002: "Violin, Sing the Blues for Me", a collection of recordings by African-American fiddlers, 1926-1949, in everything from duos with guitar to large jug bands, with jugs for real. Great fun.
You know, appreciating the beauty of this stuff requires that you go much deeper than the superficial. The sample of #6 is one of the most captivating things I've heard in a while. The wierd rhythm or tempo thing at the start, and wondering whatever made that guy think he could sing, and if he likes it. Did he love this, or was it some kind of practical best option for him. Just makes for me, say some student's Brahms sonata, seem so superficial. Even a pro version maybe, if there's no real story to it.
In other words, what was his entire concept? You know pretty much what someone's concept of Brahms is, after you've experienced a few violins lessons. This is deep stuff, and not always as pretty as a cheerleader.
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