December 2006

Little plastic violin for 6 euro

December 15, 2006 05:10

Last summer I bought this little violin, next a little electric guitar, for 6 euro at an Indonesian market, called Pasar Malam Besar in Den Haag (The Hague), Holland. Indonesia is a former colony of the Netherlands and a lot of people of mixed race (Indonesian-European) migrate to Holland after the independence where they have this market every year for the 50th time in big tents for 3 weeks. The Mozartcoin is a reference for the size of this violin of 16 cm (without cellopin). The bridge is not right up and the (quite loose) strings goes trhough holes in the bridge for the better construction.

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violinSQ of Carla Leurs, Cecilia Bernardini, Sanne Hunveld, Marlene Hemmer

December 8, 2006 05:15

From Carla Leurs, a blogger from, who is playing more than writing the last time, I got an invitation of the Nataional Musicinstruments Foundation. There I heard in Haarlem ,where Carla lives, in a new concerthall for me, a pianoquartet with Maarten van Veen, also a blogger, a harpquartet and most of the time a violinquartet. Carla Leurs played at the end solo an encore, but I did not know the piece. Perhaps Ysaye?, but not 1 of his 6 Sonates op.27 and no Sonates or Partita's of Bach and no caprice of Paganini. Here the interesting rare programm and the 4 beauties who played standing in a row for their desks. Where are the boys?

Carla Leurs
Marlene Hemmer (I played once 2th violinconcerto of Prokovief with her)
Sanne Hunveld
Cecilia Bernardini

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violinconcerto's 2,4,7 of Albrecht Breuninger from Beriot

December 5, 2006 04:56

Second price winner of the Queen Elisabeth-competition in Brussel some years ago, violinist Albrecht Breuninger, likes to record rarities.
Now he has recorded from Charles Auguste de Beriot violinconcerto's 2,4,7. Earlier only 1,8,9 of the Beriot were available on cd.(Beriot wrote 10 violinconcerto's)
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Earlier Albrecht Breuninger recorded the posthumus violinconcerto of Eugene Yasaye, no.8, because Ysaye destroyed during his life his first 7 violinconcerto's. The piece is posthumus revised and orchestrated by his grandson Jacques Ysaye and available on and

Ysaye, Eugene (1858-1931)
Werke f. Violine & Orchester
Poeme elegiaque op. 12;Chant d'hivers op. 15;Berceuse op. 20;
Les Neiges d'Anton op. 23;Violinkonzert;
Divertimento op. 24
Albrecht Laurent Breuninger, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie,
Welisar Gentscheff
EUR 17,99

Albrecht Breuninger
ALbrecht Breuninger has also recorded the 4 violinconcerto's of Karol Lipinski, a sort of Wieniawski, also called the Polish Paganini. All very interesting rarities.

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