Fernando the Bull (El toro Fernando)
Repertoire: Does anyone know where to get a copy of the sheet music for "El toro Fernando" for solo violin and narrator, by Alain Ridout ?
From Alistair Low
Posted December 19, 2006 at 12:20 AM
Does anyone know where to get a copy of the sheet music for "El toro Fernando" for solo violin and narrator, by Alain Ridout ?
The Ridout has “Copyright 1974 by Chappell & Co. Ltd. 50 New Bond Street, London, W.1 on the front page and “Printed by Symphony Reproductions Ltd., 1 Langley Lane, London, S.W. 8 on the back page. The violinists here who have played it agree that it is difficult and does not always lie well for the violin. The narration is great fun!
A U.S.dealer lists the Chappell publication as POP but does have a listing from DMD Classic #
From Kenny Choy
Posted on December 29, 2006 at 05:44 PM
Ridout - Ferdinand the Bull, is on a print-on-demand basis (Music Valut Archive) which here in the UK, is done by Faber Music. It is still available through most of the music retailers.
I just acquired the Kremer Philips CD of Ferdinand the Bull. It's really great fun.
Thank you. It does seem to be available from Faber Music - once I got the title right.
Now all that remains is to learn to play it.
I saw Maxim Vengerov perform this piece in Montreal last winter as an encore (after playing Mozart No. 4). I must say that he had truly captivated the audience especially since he's a true crowd-pleaser! I felt that it was just as important to be a good narrator with a lot of character as it was to perform well. Indeed, Vengerov was both!