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Win a copy of Catherine Manoukian's 2010 album 'Violin Sonatas'

June 1, 2011 08:10





You can win a copy of Catherine Manoukian's album recorded last year with pianist Xiayin Wang. Entitled 'Violin Sonatas', the CD features the following works by Strauss and Franck



You can win a copy of the album that I recorded last year with pianist Xiayin Wang. Entitled 'Violin Sonatas', the CD features the following works by Strauss and Franck:

Richard Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E Flat Major, Op. 18
1. I - Allegro ma no troppo
2. II - Improvisation - Andante cantabile
3. III - Finale: Andante - Allegro

César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major
4. I - Allegretto ben moderato
5. II - Allegro
6. III - Recitativo - Fantasia (Ben moderato - Molto lento)
7. IV - Allegretto poco mosso

To win a copy, just comment on my wall http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/CatherineManoukianViolin and tell me which track is your favorite.

You can hear excerpts from all of the tracks here: http://www.amazon.com/Richardauss-C%C3%A9sar-Franck-Sonatas/dp/B0040T7BD6 

We'll select a winner at random from all the qualifying entries soon. Good luck!



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June 1, 2011 08:08

to be held Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2011 in Bowling Green, Ohio

Bowling Green, OH - May 23, 2011: The DePue Brothers, once named “Musical Family of America” in 1989 by presidential decree, have come together to create the DePue Brothers' International Fiddle Competition. Their purpose is “to help perpetuate the fiddling culture and history in America, to develop audience appreciation, understanding and participation, to nurture and develop the existing fiddler community, and to acknowledge the present-day fiddlers who are helping to preserve these traditional expressions. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners and the total prize money will amount to over $13,000.”

“Furthermore, the DePue Brothers' International Fiddle Competition® seeks to expand upon the traditional styles and promote a new and progressive direction with regard to the instrument, and to develop new criteria with which to judge sound or performance. We are very excited to introduce, for the first time in fiddle competition history, an “OPEN Open” Division, which will disregard any formal ruling system in favor of a more flexible scoring system that will take into account each performer's individual strengths.” - excerpts from the DBIFC Contestant Packet found at www.thefiddlerllc.com . This new "OPEN Open" division is eligible only to our Top 10 Finalists from the more formal "Open" division and will offer an additional $1000 award for first place.

The DBIFC features an eclectic range of judges, including both current performers, former and current award-winning fiddlers, and Ph.D holders in Music Theory/Composition and Violin Performance. This combination of judges ensures that all details of the competitors' performances will be considered, from their playing technique to their skills as entertainers and ability to captivate their audience.

Each night of the formal competition will be interspersed with a re-uniting performance(s) by The DePue Family Musicians – Father Wallace DePue, Sr. (age 78) included now for the first time in a decade. The DePue brothers will also be celebrating their father's birthday on the Saturday night of the competition (Oct. 1) as they meet this time to crown a promising young artist with the largest cash payout for traditional fiddling competitions in the country.

Other performances are scheduled from the Bowling Green High School Orchestra and Choir, Alex DePue (currently working with legendary rock guitarist Steve Vai with a Grammy nomination and Gold Record status sales for his role in Vai's latest live performance DVD, “Where the WILD Things Are”) featuring music from hes new CD, STAGES, The Bistodeau Family Band and other family acts who are currently gaining national acclaim.  Also featured will be our Judges, Megan Lynch (fiddler for Pam Tillis), Kenny Sidle (recently inducted into the National Endowment for the Arts Hall of Fame), Wallace DePue, Jr. (DMA Violin Performance/champion fiddler), Dale Morris, Jr. (champion fiddler from Texas) and Christian Howse (world re-known Jazz Violinist from New York City).

The DBIFC has been Nationally Accredited by the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Association in Weiser, ID to ensure all rules are executed and scored according to the official guidelines for the formal “Open” Division. The DePues have also secured sponsorship for the competition through Bowling Green's Holiday Inn Express, The Copy Shop and DiBenedetto's Italian Bistro. Outside donors include Glasser Bows (Bronx, NY) and Connolly and Co., manufacturers of Thomastic-Dominant violin strings.

The DePue Brothers are a musical powerhouse, drawing upon the brothers' diverse musical abilities. Each brother is a classical virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and varied talents to their sound. As a family they have been making music together for over 25 years. They were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, and two of the brothers (Jason and Zach) were featured in the film documentary Music From the Inside Out in 2005. The brothers' first album, Classical Grass, sold out of its first printing. The DePue Brothers Band released their most recent recording in 2010, Weapons of Grass Destruction www.depuebrothersband.com . Comprised of Zachary (Concertmaster/Indianapolis Symphony and member of trio Time For Three), Wallace Jr, (Philly Pops and Star Wars Live! Orchestra), Jason (1st Vln./Philadelphia Orchestra) and Alex, the DePues have performed all over the globe. Their newest collaboration is the fiddle competition, and it is the DePue Brothers' desire to use the DBIFC to contribute to their home community of Bowling Green, OH in the form of a donation from each competition's proceeds to the Bowling Green Public School District's Music Education program(s). All four DePue brothers graduated from Bowling Green High School.

To buy tickets, visit: www.thefiddlerllc.com. For more information or to sign up for the competition, visit: http://ats.thefiddlerllc.com/the_depue_brothers_international_fiddle_competition.

The DePue Brothers' International Fiddle Competition® takes place at Bowling Green Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green High School/Jr. High School Campus, 215 West Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402

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