I've decided to dedicate this discussion to Gil Shaham, who I feel deserves some space of his own on this board. I first learned of him when I listened to the 4 Vivaldi Seasons CD that he performed along with Orpheus. He is the only violinist I have known who can sweep me off my feet with his style of play time and time again. I sense that he has much respect and demand on the violin. He never ceases to amaze me with the brilliantly colorful portrayal of all the music he plays.
Maybe it's just me, but I think there's a special synergy between Gil and the "Countess Polignac" Stradivarius he posesses. Based on only the cover of that CD, it looks as though he uses Dominats with the typical Gold Label E (or is it a Larsen E), but I'm not sure. Does anyone know for sure? I'm interested in what you have to say, opinions and facts alike.
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