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Corwin Slack

Real Violin Playing

December 28, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Sounds I have never heard before. Listen and weep.


From Drew Lecher
Posted on December 28, 2008 at 3:07 PM


I'm weeping, I'm weeping………and smiling:-) 

This is gorgeous playing. Are there any videos of Vasa Prihoda?



From Yixi Zhang
Posted on December 28, 2008 at 5:52 PM

Drew, there are a few more:

There are also a number of his recordings available at ArkivMusic:

From Corwin Slack
Posted on December 28, 2008 at 6:31 PM

He apparently had a role in a movie where he played several pieces. He had a very quiet technique

Link fixed.

From Ausar Amon
Posted on December 28, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Why haven't I heard this violinist before. This is one of the most beautiful thing I've ever heard.

From Drew Lecher
Posted on December 29, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Thanks Yixi—I listened to a number of the You Tube recordings and they are as wonderful as I expected.

Corwin—when I click on the link, my browser say's not found:-(

Thanks for trying and I will search it out.


From Drew Lecher
Posted on December 29, 2008 at 12:25 AM


Got it:-)

From Benjamin K
Posted on December 29, 2008 at 8:56 AM

He is still known in the Czech Republic, though. If you want to find more background information on him you will need to search using the proper spelling of his name which is "Vaša P?íhoda" (pronounced va-sha pr-shee-hodda). That will get you hits in Czech which you can then translate using Google Translate.

For example, has a bio on him at ...

which pasted into Google Translate will get you ...

PS: the "r" with the inverted caret came out as a question mark, yet another quirk of this pesky editor on

Laurie, can you not give us a choice so we can edit plain text without that editor if we choose to?

From Bill Rose
Posted on December 29, 2008 at 3:16 PM

Married to and divorced from Alma Rose (no relation) of "Playing for Time" fame.  Apparently didn't do much to save her from the Holocaust.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on December 29, 2008 at 11:04 PM

I have a dissenting opinion.  I just don't like this style.  To me it is overly sweet and gooey.

From Paul G.
Posted on December 30, 2008 at 12:11 AM

I agree with Pauline. I don't like it either.

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