If this isn't too morbid, have you ever thought what music, if you had any control over it, would be the last music you'd want to play or hear, or have played at your funeral service? It needn't necessarily be violin or classical.
Years ago the thought occurred to me as I read Arthur Rubinstein's "My Young Years". His choice was the Adagio from 2 cello String Quintet by Schubert. More recently I read Arnold Steinhardt's "Violin Dreams". It might have been sub-titled "My Obsession with the Bach Chaconne". He indeed played it at a friend's funeral (and many other times). But his own choice for himself was the slow movement from Mozart's Divertimento for K.287, for 2 horns and strings. I read somewhere that a man provided in his will that the Julliard Quartet be hired to play an Elliot Carter quartet at his funeral service - and they did. But they were never sure whether the deceased gentleman had really loved that music, or whether it was revenge upon his friends and family!
So...what do YOU think? (More than one choice is OK!)
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