Midori videos on YouTube

December 16, 2006 at 06:47 PM · Here is a video of Midori playing the first movement of the Tchaikovsky concerto (2 parts):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e13bC2Gk2A&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ym8KpznV08&mode=related&search=

And Vivaldi, Winter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0guSWFbi2o

I think the second part of her Tchaikovsky video is really quite amazing. Such a clean and focused sound, she has really great technique!!

Does anybody else have her CD Encore? Some truly astounding stuff there too, like her Sarasate Introduction and Tarantelle and her Scriabin Etude in Thirds (that's just crazy lol).

Enjoy. I would appreciate feedback here.

Replies (11)

December 16, 2006 at 10:47 PM · I really like her mendelssohn

December 17, 2006 at 09:22 AM · Yeah she's a magnificent player, and I really get the sense that she's planned and organized everything. Some players are more spontaneous, however Midori has really thought everything through and has a style all of her own. If you're a gifted violinist and have the opportunity to study with her, I highly recommend it.

December 17, 2006 at 02:27 PM · she wore me out.

December 17, 2006 at 02:40 PM · I loved it. Thanks for the link.

December 17, 2006 at 07:26 PM · Thanks Larry. I especially liked the backstage footage -- you can feel the pre-show jitters.

December 17, 2006 at 08:40 PM · Is she using a different violin in the Winter video than she is in the Tchaikovsky?

December 18, 2006 at 03:38 AM · Sorry for the cryptic note... I found her focus and energy amazing. And when she was resting, you could just see the intensity simmering in her eyes...

December 19, 2006 at 05:21 AM · Indeed, thanks a lot for the links, Larry.

I've heard so much about Midori, and this is the first I "see" her playing. Great as so I heard!

December 19, 2006 at 10:03 AM · http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iazNa330BEQ

Just found this, the Milstein transcription of Chopin Nocturne. Beautiful, she knows when to hold back.

December 19, 2006 at 12:20 PM · Thank you, Larry.

I really enjoyed her playing. Very impressive. Everything was in the right place and time.

December 21, 2006 at 06:38 PM · Midori has always been one of my favourite violinists. I don't mention her nearly as much as i should but i respect her playing very much.

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