April 2012

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2012 (75 anniversary) Violin starts April 30

April 27, 2012 15:26

The Queen Elisabeth Competition (the yearly Olympic games for violin, piano, singing and composition) starts on April 30 in Brussels, Belgium. It will not be held in the conservatory for 1st round and semi's, but somewhere else, in Flagey Studio4 in Brussels. This year is the 75th anniversary of the competition. After a DVD-selection of 162 applicants, 88 candidates have been selected to participate in the first public round. As some candidates have withdrawn (10), there are 78 participants : 28 nationalities - 39 women - 39 men - *double nationality

Here the order of performance, which just went up online: The order of play of 1st round in the first week.

In the second week you can follow the competition live, and you can see it back with Video On Demand (VOD). The website of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition has changed and has sometimes connection problems.
Here the the Wikipedia page for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition
For the first round, the participants have to play three Paganini Caprices; Bach sonate; and one movement from the relatively unknown violin concerto by Robert Schumann.

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Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) Poeme for violin+orchestra

April 18, 2012 12:55

The Poeme of Ernest Chausson is more well known and I have played it twice as 2th violin, but another French composer Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) wrote a Poeme for violin+ orchestra:

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Henriette Bosmans (1895-1952) Concertpiece for violin+orchestra

April 12, 2012 00:08

Here the Concertpiece for violin+orchestra of the unknown Dutch woman composer Henriette Bosmans (1895-1952):

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Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) violin concerto

April 10, 2012 08:05

Here also the violin concerto of Bloch:


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Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) Baal Shem for violin + orchestra

April 7, 2012 09:46

Composer Ernest Bloch(1880-1959) wrote Baal Shem for violin + orchestra. movement 1 : Vidui (Contrition)
movement 2 : Nigun (Improvisation) movement 3 : Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)

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Joseph BOULOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799), the black Mozart vc opus5 no1 + opus7 no2

April 5, 2012 05:30

Here 2 other vc's of Joseph BOULOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799) vc opus5 no.1 + opus7 no.2
wiki/Chevalier_de_Saint-George
saint-georges-international-festival
vc opus5 no.1



opus7 no.2

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Joseph BOULOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799), the black Mozart vc opus2 no.2

April 4, 2012 04:43

Because of the time in which he lived they call composer Joseph BOULOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799) "the black Mozart", but perhaps you could call Mozart "the white Boulogne", because his violin concertos and not much less than those of Mozart, but Mozart is so much played as great composer and is on the Austrian 1 euro coin and Joseph Boulogne is forgotten.



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