June 2006

I heard in concerthalls last month :Violinconcerto’s Taktakishvili2, Paganini1, violinconcerto Van Bree , world premiere performance

June 30, 2006 03:59

From 2 amateurorchestra’s I heard violinconcerto’s of Taktakshvili2 and Paganini1. Takatakshvili2 was from a studentorchestra. I discovered it too late, but I am too old for this orchestra. Paganini1 was from another orchestra, during which I had rehearsals of the Sibelius-violinconcerto.

Otar Taktakishvili - Georgian composer
Born 27 July 1924 in Tbilisi. Died: February 1989. Studied at Tbilisi Music College from 1938-1942 and then at Georgian State Conservatory in Tbilisi from 1942-1947 (under Barkhudarian).
Concerto No. 2 for violin and chamberorchestra (1987)

Niccolò Paganini
Genua 1782 – Nice 1840

And a world premiere performance of
Johannes Bernardus van Bree
Amsterdam 1801 – Amsterdam 1857
From a professional orchestra. I forced my back when I change a wheel of my car next to the highway. Because I had an early appointment with a friend I did not miss the WORLD Premiere playing of the violinconcerto of the Dutch composer van Bree in Amsterdam. It was in the style of Mendelssohn and the organisation will sent me a cd of this violinconcerto in one piece.
But there were only 40 persons in the public, less than the number of musicians.

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The way they play: Michael Rabin

June 20, 2006 04:04

There is something magical about great violinist dying young, like Josif Hassid, Ginette Neveu, who crashed with an airplane and violinist Michael Rabin, who died at 36. The condition of his car was perfect,as you can see in a foto, just like his playing or like the condition of his instrument. He took the rubbish through his f-holes of his violin with rice, as you can see in a foto in the book (3) : "The way they play" from author Samuel and Sada Applebaum.
Someone consider Michael Rabin as the best violinist ever (till now)in the discussion on this website.

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2 victories, 1/8 final Netherlands

June 19, 2006 04:12

In our machine-factory canteen we looked on a screen Netherlands (Holland)-Ivory Coast. Our second match we won with 2-1. Next match against Argentine is not important any more.

mad-man and blogger

Orange-hair, he don't need a mask like Linda

The canteen with Orange-fans

A colleague from Morocco with an Orange cap. (left)

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The way they play

June 14, 2006 04:07

In the book "The way they play" from Samuel and Sada Applebaum here a foto of Ysaye from the violinist Eugene Fodor, who got this unknown foto of the son of Ysaye.

Recently the (8th) violinconcerto of Ysaye has been recorded. The first 7 has been destroyed by the composer. The only survivor was the Concerto No. 8, which was revised and orchestrated by his grandson Jacques.

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I did it (becoming champion) in Condorcity, will the Netherlands do it in Germany

June 9, 2006 07:47

On my work we got Orange caps, the color of the national soccer team. I had an orange t-shirt, which I won as champion in Condorcity, because I was the best air-gun shooter, during a party in Condor city. On the front the text is: "I did it" and on the back "in condorcity www.condorcity.nl"
A colleague on my work made this foto with a digital camera

I did it (becoming champion) in Condorcity, will the national soccer team of the Netherlands do it in Germany and will become World Champion?

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Mozartkugel or violinbiscuit with the coffee during the break in the Concerthall?

June 6, 2006 03:47

Would you like to get a Mozartkugel (-verzeignis) or violinbiscuit with the coffee during the break in the Concerthall or do you don't care and care more about the music? In the Netherlands there is a new director of the Concertgebouw (39 year) and I sent a mail with this eatingsuggestions to him. I also sent him some drinkingsuggestions like VieuxTemps-beer, Janacek-beer, Saint-Saens-wine and Bach-wine.

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