Need help remembering!
A while back in one of the discussion threads someone posted a youtube of a woman who had incredibly wide vibrato. Comically wide, with her fingers basically sliding around. But I can NOT think of her name, and I've searched the archives. Help me please!
Anna Karkowska - https://www.thestrad.com/news/anna-karkowska-who-ruffled-the-violin-world-with-hyper-romantic-style-dies-at-36/7576.article
Lydia beat me to it.
Yeah, I just read that too. That really is tremendously sad. I'm heartbroken to read that. Even though her style was not to my taste, she obviously had skill and promise. And flair! Thank you both.
I couldn't find fault with her playing until I listened to the intro and slower parts of this.
Sorry guys, I still laughed. Genuinely and deeply. Never heard her before and I'm happy I did now.
How does vibrato like that even come to exist?
Still narrower than opera vibrato.
For some reason, this discussion reminds me of a quote, this one by the late psychiatrist Dr. Milton Erickson, probably the greatest clinical hypnotist who ever lived and one who often focused on appreciating many human characteristics often considered as "weaknesses."
I certainly won't laugh at this. It simply makes me feel queasy.
I saw her play live in recital with her sister some years ago and yes, her vibrato was wide - I thought of it as a "gypsy-style" playing. But her technique and virtuosity overall were staggering. Definitely a unique sound, and quite the performer. She and her sister were very personable and funny - sad that she has passed away.