Inane short violinist poems

February 12, 2018, 12:48 PM · Depend on Leclair
To clear the air

Arthur Grumiaux
Will just make me fumio.

When you play Suzuki,
You’re rewarded with a cookie.

Jacques Thibaud
Could really move the bow

You won’t find Hubay on ebay.

Don’t mess with Locatelli,
Or your fingers will turn to jelly.

Drdla was quite a fiddl’a.

The legacy of Auer
Gets better by the hour.

I’ve got the hot’s for Mazas.

I can’t play Dont,
Not even when I want.

De Beriot sounds better in stereo.

The music of Vieuxtemps
Should be declared against the law.

Treat your thirst to a coda,
Try a Vasa Prihoda soda.

If we pronounce “Ysaye” on any given day,
You’ll say “Eee-sigh,” and I’ll say “EEe-zay.”

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Edited: February 12, 2018, 4:24 PM · Start Carl Flesch in the creche.
Who here is a nutter 'bout Anne-Sophie-Mutter?
Yehudi Menuhin couldn't've been a Bedouin.
Critic Misha Elman should have been a bellman.
Enescu missed his cue.
Rachel Podger is no codger.
Will anyone throw confetti at Nicola Benedetti?
Ivry Gitlis is still not witless.
Busking, Joshua Bell didn't do so well.
But Christian Tetzlaff had the best laugh.
If you watch Leia Zhu, she'll really take you through.
February 12, 2018, 6:05 PM · From Laurie Niles doesn't quite make piles.
February 12, 2018, 7:32 PM · Changing it up a little... I was listening to a recording of Heifetz playing Mendelssohn, and I thought I'd try to play along. The following poem ensued:

I tried to play along with Heifetz,
Even though my technique wasn't the best.
The notes went by so fast
That I fell on my a**,
Instead of music, I just made a mess.

I went to my teacher to help me work out the kinks, but she refused, saying, "If it ain't Bruch, don't fix it".

February 12, 2018, 7:34 PM · short violinist's poem or a short poem? The above is far from Haiku!
February 12, 2018, 7:46 PM · I can do a Haiku too:

It is called artistic license.
As violin is the highest musical artform,
Limerick is above all poems.

February 13, 2018, 2:59 AM · with its Bruch Treaty?
Edited: February 13, 2018, 9:39 AM · Although a violinist I am neither particularly short nor inane,
even though I once tried a bow made of bamboo cane.

Here's a Latin haiku that I wrote some years ago. The violinist reference is in the last line.

tibia planxit,
virgo tympanum pulsat,
fidicen bibit.

February 13, 2018, 12:11 PM · I don't consider this inane, in fact when Lydian mode first went into my ear, it was a major event for me. so here's an English haiku I wrote about that event.

I have found you now
hiding there in the raised fourth
Come Lydian; dance

February 13, 2018, 4:14 PM · Gabriel, if Limerick is above all poems, how is it that I have only found one tune definitely by a classical composer and one hymn tune attributed to a minor classical composer, to which a limerick can be sung?
Mind you, I must admit that the only tunes I have heard or read about to which a SONNET can be sung are either by Italian Renaissance composers or (putting "tunes" in inverted commas) by Benjamin Britten.
February 13, 2018, 4:22 PM · There is quite a good violinist poem in the literature, but it's not that short:
February 13, 2018, 7:37 PM · John, as an erstwhile Benny Hill fan, I need to warn you that rhymes ending with "piles" can be interpreted differently.
February 13, 2018, 7:39 PM · Neither Larry's art nor Curly's art, it must be Mozart.
Edited: February 14, 2018, 4:54 PM · Larry was a violinist, you know,
he also boxed but never got to fight Gounod.
February 15, 2018, 5:23 AM · Paul, I didn't know that Ashley Mote was into any sort of art, but I do know he didn't get away with just a Fine.
March 13, 2018, 9:56 AM · A violin expert's my role.
I know everything pole to pole.
But I can't figure out
Who was the lout
Who snuck in and rolled up the scroll.

The music of de Sarasate
Can be used to impress any hottie.
You don't have to ask,
Just play Caprice Basque,
Light some candles, and serve a Hot Toddy.

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