August 2008

English/African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) violinconcerto

August 31, 2008 01:16

The English/African composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) with a father from Sierra-Leone and a mother from the UK, born in the UK wrote a violinconcerto opus 80 in G minor in 1912.
Coleridge-Taylor composed a violin concerto for the American violinist Maud Powell, the American performance of which was subject to rewriting because the parts were lost - the legend says the RMS Titanic but they went on another ship. It has been recorded by Philippe Graffin and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Anthony Marwood and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins (on Hyperion Records) and Lorraine McAslan and the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Braithwaite (on Lyrita). The concerto was also performed at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre in the fall of 1998 by John McLaughlin Williams and William Thomas as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the composition of Hiawatha's Wedding-Feast. (source Wikipedia)
Here some fragments for people who are interested:

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Electric jazzrock violinist Jean Luc Ponty

August 24, 2008 06:55

I uploaded 2 numbers from the Album Cosmic Messenger of jazz(rock) (electric) violinist
JEAN-LUC PONTY . This album I got when I was 15. Last year I got his autograph. It is a bit more rocky than my classical uploads.
Jean Luc Ponty The Art of Happiness(album Cosmic Messenger)

violinsolo form 2.44 till 4.02 minutes

Jean Luc Ponty Egocentric Molecules(album Cosmic Messenger)

violinsolo form 3.14 till 4.24 minutes

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Dohnányi Violin Concerto No.1, Op. 27 - III.mvmt + fragments of his 1th op.27 and 2th op.43 vc's, soloist Vilmos Szabadi

August 14, 2008 04:12

I had plans to rip a cd of Vilmos Szabadi with his 2 violinconcerto's of Ernst von Dohnanyi. But I found this YouTube-video of the soloist by himself:

Here fragments of the four movements of the Dohnányi Violin Concerto No.1, Op. 27 in D minor (written in 1914-1915):

And here of his 2th violinconcerto Op.43 in C minor (written in 1949-1950) WITHOUT 1TH AND 2TH VIOLINISTS in the orchestra:

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Lalo (violin)Concerto Russe op.29, Norwegian Fantasy + violinconcerto Opus20

August 7, 2008 04:08

OK we all know Symphony Espagnole op.21 of Eduard Lalo (and his celloconcerto), but he wrote 3 other good pieces for violin and orchestra: Lalo (violin)Concerto Russe op.29, Norwegian Fantasy + violinconcerto Opus20.
Personally I think Concerto Russe is even better than Symphony Espagnole. De Sarasate wrote (Jopseph Gold had that letter) that he liked violinconcerto opus 20 of Eduourd Lalo more than his violinconcerto opus 21 Symphony Espagnole.
Just like with the 6 Paganini-concerto's I made 2 video's of Lalo with the best fragments. Sometimes lyrical and sentimental romantic, than strongly orchestrated bursting-out with forto passion. Judge it and compare it with Symphony Espagnole opus 21 (easier to find on YouTube, because it is more wel known):
Lalo (violin)Concert Russe op.29

Lalo Norwegian Fantasy + violinconcerto Opus20

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Paganini violinconcerto's 1,2,3,4,5,6

August 3, 2008 05:01

We live in a soundbite-time, because everybody had a busy life. Soloists never listen to rare non-commerciaal violinconcerto's. Youtube is a medium to get people in contact with rarities. But also Youtube is part of that sound-bites era, because you only got 10 minutes. The fact is that there are a lot of recordings of the 1th violinconcerto on Youtube and perhaps Paganini 2th violinconcerto Campanella is also a little bit well known.
To help you to get to learn more of Paganini violinconcerto's I made 2 video's of his violinconcerto's. Every violinconcerto has 3 movements, so 3 violinconcerto's makes 9 minutes if I let you hear the first minute of every movement, just like when you want to buy a cd with
Do you really think the first 2 violinconcerto's are much better than his last 4? Personally I like the slow part of the 4th very much and also the 2th movement of his 5th vc.
Paganini violinconcerto 1, 2, 3

Paganini violinconcerto 4,5,6

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Paganini, Nicolo violinconcerto No 4 in D minor, mvt 2 Adagio flebile (con sentimento) + Borodin 1th symf. 3th mvt Andante

August 1, 2008 14:19

I think this is perhaps the best slow part of a violinconcerto ever written.

Also the 3th movement of the 1th symphony of Alexander Borodin ios a good piece:

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