YouTubeLife in general: YouTube as a place to post performance videos?
From Peter Schafer
Unfortunately, there are very few classical music pieces on it. And the violin playing that is up is generally in the "humor" category, i.e. awful screeching as comedy.
Anyway, I encourage folks here to upload video performances on youtube. I put up my daughter's recent Mozart No. 5, 1st movement:
And here is a very nice Bach:
It's free and easy and maybe a critical mass of good violin playing can emerge, demonstrating for younger players (the youtube audience is generally pretty young) while doing something toward engaging new audiences.
From Michael ParryGreat site. I am now watching a young girl play Paganini caprice #4:
Posted on April 15, 2006 at 10:38 AM
A real talent, watch her play the 1st Caprice:
Is this girl the Chinese Michael Rabin?!
Or watch a little boy play La Ronde des Lutins of Bazzini. What a maniac!
From Jonathan KochWhat was that that Milstein played? It's not the 24th caprice that I know!
Posted on April 15, 2006 at 03:02 PM
From Mattias EklundThat girl is Yang Tianwa, the youngest (so far) to record the "24". She was 13...
Posted on April 15, 2006 at 03:07 PM
From Kenny ChoyMilstein was playing his own composition, called Paganiniana.
Posted on April 15, 2006 at 05:52 PM
From Jonathan FrohnenYou will be hearing more from her in the near future, I'm currently working on a project which involves her as our soloist! Great talent indeed
Posted on April 15, 2006 at 08:07 PM
From Mattias EklundThat will be interesting Jon, as all of you projects :)
Posted on April 16, 2006 at 08:17 AM
From Jim W. MillerYes. It's high time somebody made a CD of some young violin virtuoso.
Posted on April 16, 2006 at 08:58 AM
From Pieter ViljoenO my god...
Posted on April 16, 2006 at 06:50 PM
It's not the arpeggiando that floors me, it's the descending thirds she does as if it's twinkle twinkle little star...
From Stephen MayhewWhat! You don't play Twinkle Twinkle in descending thirds?
Posted on April 16, 2006 at 07:08 PM
From Pieter ViljoenFingered octaves, but whose keeping track.
Posted on April 16, 2006 at 07:39 PM
From Amy F.i do it in fingered tenths
Posted on April 16, 2006 at 10:48 PM
From Andrew Richinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwEbOoVIwak&search=heifetz
Posted on April 18, 2006 at 10:11 PM
the double stop passage after the trills.... oh my god...
From Vivian GuoJon,
Posted on April 18, 2006 at 10:35 PM
That's great. Would you please keep us in the loop when the little girl is coming? A million thanks.
From Toni FurmanVanessa Mae's music video is on YouTube.
Posted on April 21, 2006 at 03:15 PM
From det tedIf you like Milstein:
Posted on April 25, 2006 at 12:41 AM
Got to hear this:
From Willie Mhere is a clip of young perlman playing wieniawski concerto no. 2
Posted on May 4, 2006 at 10:59 AM
From Larry BrandtThanks for that link, Willie, it's great!
Posted on May 5, 2006 at 05:50 PM
I found this link, which IMHO is considerably less great...
Tell me what you think, I am really shocked to say the least! The sound doesn't match the video too well, just so you all know.
Found this as well, completely unrelated to violin but REALLY funny! This guy has a whole bunch of videos!
From Peter SchaferHillary Hahn makes me smile. You go girl.
Posted on May 5, 2006 at 11:15 PM
From Enosh Koflerhahaha that ninja video is really funny.
Posted on May 5, 2006 at 11:39 PM
From Peter SchaferAnother violin video
Posted on May 6, 2006 at 01:49 AM
From Jim W. MillerLarry, that's great. You should have said what it is though so people will watch. I don't know what happened before or after that, but I want my Russian friends to know that is not rock and roll. I don't know where that comes from. Get hold of Bruce Springsteen CDs somehow. And please quit clapping on beats 1 & 3.
Posted on May 6, 2006 at 05:55 AM
From Peter SchaferFor more on Hillary Hahn's "back-up band"
Posted on May 6, 2006 at 10:16 AM
From Peter SchaferOistrakh, Shostakovich
Posted on May 7, 2006 at 01:17 AM
From Wenhao SunHere is Heifetz playing Paganini 24th Caprice
Posted on May 7, 2006 at 05:16 AM
The sound's really off though... but it's still pretty enjoyable ... it's Heifetz!
If you guys have classical violinist clips, especially those hard to find old ones, try to upload them onto youtube!
From Willie Mgitlis playing bartok:
Posted on May 8, 2006 at 04:36 AM
complete last mvmt of brahms with milstein:
From Patrick HuI think the oistrakh complete cadenza of Shosty #1 AND the whole milstein 3rd mvmt of the brahms are really THE BEST! WOOT!
Posted on May 8, 2006 at 09:35 AM
And the gitlis is great also!
ps: that girl is so amazing....the taiwanese one. her 5th caprice sounds just like mintz...!
From Scott Hawthorn"complete last mvmt of brahms with milstein:
Posted on May 8, 2006 at 02:21 PM
Wow. Love watching NM. Great interpretation. Intonation for the first 2/3, not so good. I was surprised by that.
From Larry BrandtA girl playing Paganini Caprice no 5?? Where?
Posted on May 8, 2006 at 08:50 PM
From Peter Schaferhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=NZmc0fKfgWs
Posted on May 8, 2006 at 08:55 PM
From Milstein DeusEst"Wow. Love watching NM. Great interpretation. Intonation for the first 2/3, not so good. I was surprised by that. "
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 12:16 AM
From Scott HawthornWere you able to listen to it? Heck, I worship NM, and his Bruch 1 is the best there is, but....did you watch the vid?
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 12:33 AM
From Kevin ZhangThis is a guitarist, but she does a pretty good job at the Paganini 24th caprice. She even does a nice effect for the LH pizz part
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 04:53 AM
From Patrick HuSCOTT! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 06:22 AM
the first 2/3 of milstein's brahms was NOT out of tune!
Milstein's brahms is godlike!
From Patrick HuLarry, i suggest you watching the little girl's paganini caprice #5.
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 06:23 AM
It truly is amazing!
From Larry BrandtOk found it. WOW!
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 06:49 AM
Gennady, Ilya, what do you guys think of playing like this!?
I think she must have bought a violin and bow specially designed to play Paganini, hehe...
From Emily GrossmanI too was admiring her violin and bow. She's so clean!
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 08:21 AM
From Jim HoyleThere's some v interesting bowings and fingerings in the Milstein - where did he learn those from? I'll go and mark my part quick.
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 12:03 PM
There's a Heifetz Brahms video here but it's pretty dumb by comparison.
From Peter Schafer"SCOTT! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 12:05 PM
the first 2/3 of milstein's brahms was NOT out of tune!
Milstein's brahms is godlike!"
Check out these two spots: 5:19-5:24 in; also maybe 0:57-0:59 in.
From Scott HawthornRight on, Peter. It's wonderful. But yes, many spots too numerous to mention. Not passages, just individual notes. I can't help what I hear! Please don't kill me.
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 01:50 PM
From Peter SchaferKogan -- end of cadenza into final movement, Shostakovich 1
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 07:55 PM
From Jim HoyleDoesn't Gitlis look a bit like that German cannibal?
Posted on May 9, 2006 at 09:41 PM
From Neil CameronAnd here's someone we know playing Bach. :)
Posted on May 11, 2006 at 01:38 AM
From Willie Mperlman playing sicilliene and riguadon
Posted on May 11, 2006 at 03:17 AM
kogan playing hungarian dance and shosty prelude
From John Lanceleyholy mother of God, i knew heifetz was the best but how can you play tenths like that???!!!
Posted on May 13, 2006 at 12:42 PM
From Peter SchaferVengerov Tchaikovsky excerpt
Posted on May 14, 2006 at 04:22 PM
From Peter SchaferJerry Goodman -- wondered what happened with him after Mahavishnu Orchestra...
Posted on May 14, 2006 at 04:26 PM
From Peter SchaferVengerov Shostakovich excerpt
Posted on May 14, 2006 at 04:29 PM
From Scott Hawthorn"Vengerov Tchaikovsky excerpt
Posted on May 14, 2006 at 04:33 PM
Wow! So slow, but so carefully wrought. Beautiful.
From Peter SchaferYann Tiersen? Never heard of him. I think I kinda like it.
Posted on May 14, 2006 at 04:41 PM
From Peter SchaferMilstein Paganini
Posted on May 15, 2006 at 11:36 AM
From Jim HoylePerlman looks like he's scared w1tless on TV - I wish I could play as well under the circumstances.
Posted on May 15, 2006 at 06:59 PM
From Larry BrandtJim, I don't understand what you mean. He looks pretty calm to me!
Posted on May 16, 2006 at 06:25 AM
For all you Anna-Sophie Mutter fans (and I know you're out there!) here's a video of her playing the 3rd movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.
I really like this, I think she plays it very beautifully, especially the lyrical passages. Very focused vibrato. The cadenza is amazing too, and she goes SOOO fast!!!
And here is Zuckerman, Perlman, Du Pre, Barenboim and Zubin Mehta playing the trout quintet, and one of the above minus Mehta playing the Ghost Trio:
From Andrew Richingerr... where? I think you forgot to post the link...
Posted on May 15, 2006 at 08:41 PM
From Willie Mmarx brothers
Posted on May 16, 2006 at 12:32 AM
From Graham Clarksomething a bit unusual:-
Posted on May 16, 2006 at 06:48 AM
me playing ellington:-
From Larry BrandtOh wow! How did they get the piano to fall apart in that second Marx Brothers video!!?? One thing is for sure, it wasn't a computerized effect!
Posted on May 16, 2006 at 02:38 PM
What wonderfully honest and refreshing videos! What is that piece he is playing when the piano falls apart? I heard it just a few weeks ago and I have forgotten. It must be a Russian composer, that's all I know.
And how on earth does he play the piano at the end like a harp?? Is that real? It certainly looks real! Would it be similar to playing a harp?
Oh my gosh that first video Graham posted is just AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!
Is that really real? I just can't fathom it out. It is the most unreal thing I have ever seen (violin-wise!) and I'd really have to see it to believe it!. Just WOW! Let's see Heifetz doing that, hehe.
From Jesse IronsThank you so much for those, Larry! Watching du Pre gave me shivers. Words fail... Especially the Trout Quintet.
Posted on May 16, 2006 at 04:22 PM
And Zukerman with some honest-to-goodness accompanying! A rare video, indeed.
From Andrew Richingthe thing he's playing when the piano falls apart is the Rachmaninoff prelude in C sharp minor.
Posted on May 17, 2006 at 12:34 AM
From Andrew RichingAs long as we're posting piano music... here's a really amazing hungarian rhapsody no. 2, but it's got a section that's sorta dissonant because the artist wrote his own cadenza I guess...
Posted on May 17, 2006 at 12:56 AM
Here's also a Chopin etude that I really like:
From parmeeta bhogalMost interesting links; have been watching them with son (the violin student) and I think some have been inspiring.
Posted on May 17, 2006 at 10:52 AM
Seeing that people have been putting things besides violin, I recently put this on for daughter's clarinet group
Plan to put the strings groups soon.
From D Kurganovhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=f29Ow08X650&search=sauret
Posted on May 17, 2006 at 01:59 PM
From Enosh KoflerWhat's so funny about it?
Posted on May 17, 2006 at 07:51 PM
From Peter SchaferMystery of the the Stradivarius - Part 2
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 03:13 AM
I've always been a skeptic when it came to Strats, being a Tele man. But, increasingly, I've grown skeptical in regard to Strads as well.
Parts 1 and 3 are also up.
From Kevin HuangWay cool, Peter.
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 04:52 AM
What kind of guitar music are you into?
I'm a jazz guitar player, but I mostly play a Gretch Tennessee Rose because of the Bigsby. For me, the Bigsby gives a violinistic quality to the flat guitar sound.
2 of the Strads I played were extensively restored using modern retouching techniques. They looked like new violins and played like them. One of them in particular I disliked, and I was stunned to see a picture of myself with friends holding that violin. The varnish restorations were clearly visible on photographic medium!
My favorite Strad of the 4 was the 1708 Strad in the Tarisio auction that has a scroll by Omobono. It had what seemed to be original varnish and had sat in a collection for many years. I recall the varnish being somewhat thick on that instrument. It sounded NOTHING like the two Strads that had been completely revarnished.
I've got an old worn violin that came with a Gagliano certificate and there's no way anybody would mistake that violin for a modern instrument if he were wearing a blindfold. That 1708 Strad blew my "Gagliano" away, and no blindfold could've convinced me that it was a fake violin.
Old violins resonate differently than modern violins do. That's because the varnish seems to transmit the vibrations differently than modern day spirit or oil does. I can feel old violins like my "Gagliano" vibrating through my entire body, but I don't usually get that feeling with modern violins. And nothing vibrates like an unaltered Strad.
I can't speak for what a Strad would sound like to an audience in my hands, but I can attest that playing a Strad allowed me to do finesse things that I couldn't do with other violins. Strads show their superiority not in power passages like the Sibelius that young player played (why was he playing FFF when it should've been a P-MP dynamic as written in the score?), but in quiet passages that require fleetness and subtlety.
If you REALLY want to hear the difference between a Strad and a modern violin, listen to Steven Staryk's "Did You Really Practice" CD in which he records both modern violins and Strads. Trust me, you'll hear the obvious difference in his bow changes and ease of play.
I'd probably wear earplugs for that 1708 Strad, as it was so much more powerful than my "Gagliano" and I wear earplugs for that all the time now.
From Sydney MeneesHere's someone else we know ;-)
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 09:46 AM
Here's a ton of famous violinists. Together at last!
From Peter SchaferKevin -- I enjoy listening to all sorts of guitar playing but I play mostly old blues rock (Peter Green, Jimi, Rory Gallagher) and am also very into Jim Campilongo -- a very unique country jazz punk guitarist. I mostly play a wonderful Esquire (well-worn nitro finish).
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 11:00 AM
I know those tests have their limitations, and it could be very different for the player compared to the experience of an audience, but I think this adds to the legitimacy of a top modern instrument as a serious choice, such as with Christian Tetzlaff.
From Kevin HuangI've seen the guitarist Tommy Emmanuel do the very same neck pulling thing on his beloved Maton (not "Martin") guitar in live concert.
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 04:18 PM
Most of the young violinists I heard, Tetzlaff and the guy in the video being but two of them, would probably be happier with a modern instrument than an antique one.
For the most part, modern instruments require more effort to play. Since violinists today exert so much physical force to get as much tone as they can get without spoiling their musical interpretations, there really is no need for a Stradivarius or other old antique violin which was never meant to be played in these huge concert halls we have nowadays.
That's not to say that old instruments don't project or can't take a pounding. They can, but they require a different sort of approach. In fact, guys like Heifetz and my teacher Pardee insisted that forcing too much on these old instruments was counterproductive. Since I have one of those old instruments, I agree with them based on what I've faced in solo concerts myself.
Most interesting are the post-1975 instruments of the great Philadelphia luthier Sergio Peresson. More and more, the violin stars of today are turning to his instruments. My friend has a very fine Peresson (Guarneri model) that I always felt was basically an old Cremonese style violin made in the modern day with a little less attention to detail. Peresson's varnish was completely unlike the oil/spirit concoctions used today, in my opinion. My friend told me that Peresson was proud of some of his "secrets" but would never tell anybody what they were. Certainly the varnish had a lot to do with it, in my unvarnished (heh) opinion.
From Kevin ZhangHeifetz playing Hora Staccato on the Bell Telephone Hour.
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 06:03 PM
From Willie Mmove over heifetz
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 08:32 PM
From Marty Daltonwow, that was funny!
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 09:38 PM
From Maura GeretyWillie,
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 10:00 PM
Nice one! LOL
From Maura GeretyThose Vengerov clips are sublime. I adore his Shostakovich.
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 10:09 PM
From Jim HoyleThat's excellent, Willie. I love the ritual disembowelling with the bow at the end ;-) Move over Harpo Marx, more like.
Posted on May 18, 2006 at 10:59 PM
From Larry BrandtPerlman, Yo Yo Ma and Barenboim playing the Beethoven Triple second movement:
Posted on May 21, 2006 at 03:55 PM
From Jim HoyleTrout Quintet with IP, PZ, J du P, DB and Zubin Mehta:
Posted on May 21, 2006 at 04:05 PM
From Peter SchaferTalk about stage presence!
Posted on May 21, 2006 at 08:37 PM
From Willie Mghost trio
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 04:45 AM
du pre, barenboim, zuckerman
From Elizabeth ChavezWow...Heifetz playing Paganini 24th Caprice...A-FREAKIN'-MAZING!!!! It brings me tears of joy and happiness. I can't stop watching it!! =' ]
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 05:55 AM
From Patrick HuA Clip of the Bach Double violin concerto 1st mvmt. from the motion picture "Music of the Heart".
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 12:00 PM
Notable violinists in the clip: Itzhak Perlman, Issac Stern, Sandra Park, Joshua Bell, Mark O'Conner
Meryl Streep does an excellent job in "acting" as best as she could. I heard that she could actually play the second part pretty decently by the end of the movie shoot...
From Patrick HuMilstein playing Paganini Caprice No.11:
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 12:07 PM
From Patrick HuMilstein playing Preludio from Bach Partita No.3...
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 12:09 PM
From Patrick HuMilstein playing Paganini Caprice No.5!!!
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 12:13 PM
Oh god!!! i'm in ectasy!
From Jim HoyleHis no 11 is some of the most beautiful playing I've ever heard.
Posted on May 22, 2006 at 08:15 PM
I heard that Galamian would give this one to any of his students that annoyed him - as a punishment.
From Jim W. MillerHere's an interesting glimpse of a powerful figure from the 20th cent on the old Steve Allen show. Parental warning - no violin here. Sergei Petrov II
Posted on May 23, 2006 at 10:11 PM
From Peter Schafernot violin, but a great performance nonetheless
Posted on May 28, 2006 at 12:41 PM
From Peter SchaferOK, not classical, but it has a cello and Polly Jean plays violin... from one of my favorite artists out there.
Posted on May 29, 2006 at 06:11 PM
From Willie MMilstein playing Novacek Perpetuum mobile
Posted on May 30, 2006 at 04:45 PM
and the bach chaconne
oistrakh playing sibelius concerto
and carolyn's amazing auditin
From Peter Schaferhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=D-u2U9R5l30
Posted on May 30, 2006 at 05:34 PM
Jean-Luc Ponty with a small string section and John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra -- Visions of the Emerald Beyond
From Larry BrandtWillie thanks for that...especially for Carolyn's audition! :P
Posted on May 31, 2006 at 10:23 PM
I think I've heard better quality recordings from the early 1900's LOL. I can only wish her good luck for her audition, wherever she's auditioning for!!
From Larry BrandtHere is one Mozart Concerto no. 3 cadenza that you are unlikely to win a competition playing!!!
Posted on June 5, 2006 at 03:40 PM
It's verrrrryyyy cool and strange...watch it and see!!!
From Peter SchaferLarry, he's an interesting guy. There was an article about him in the April 'Strings'
Posted on June 5, 2006 at 05:14 PM
He's the only guy I know whose website's Reviews section is actually two sections: "Good Reviews" and "Bad Reviews."
Thanks for the link.
From Sam Abdul-RahimWhat would Sam Franco think?
Posted on June 5, 2006 at 06:08 PM
From Keith HernandezHere's the link to this funny pianist playing Super Mario tunes, I found it rather entertaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1d3vDfGWHY&search=super%20mario%20piano
Posted on June 5, 2006 at 07:28 PM
From Kelsey Z.Larry, never underestimate the challenges of whistling and playing at the same time. ;)
Posted on June 5, 2006 at 09:27 PM
I have never tried it but I can imagine it would be difficult.
From Melanie BuchHey, it's Gilles Apap!!!! I have his recordings of that Mozart Concerto and other stuff+I have seen it several times in concert last year! He's just fabulous!!! He also played that Mozart concerto with the Strasbourg Philarmonic but he got bad critics,because people just don't accept he plays Mozart that way.I heard he was never accepted in Paris Conservatory because of his "strange style".Anyway all the concerts I heard were a lot of fun I tell you!
Posted on June 6, 2006 at 05:54 AM
From Marianne DevosWOW!! that gilles apap guy is amazing, he's the nigel kennedy of mozart
Posted on June 6, 2006 at 02:27 PM
From Willie Mbach chaconne heifetz
Posted on June 11, 2006 at 09:34 PM
From Jonathan Frohnencheck this out
Posted on June 12, 2006 at 01:11 AM
From Andrew RichingThe Red Violin excerpts...
Posted on June 12, 2006 at 05:19 PM
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