This concerto made me into who I am

July 30, 2019, 11:31 PM · Hi everyone,
I just wanted to share something and see what others think about it.
This is a video of David Garrett before he turned into one of those "modern" violinists. I don't know why, but for almost a year I would listen to this almost everyday. It was throughout this past year that I realized my serious love for classical music. I even toyed with the idea of becoming a serious musician for a while, but of course that ended up in disappointment and amusement.
With David here only a few years older than me at that time, that really inspired me and made me realize that I could have been him if I seriously practiced when I was younger. I had always relied on the "I'll get better when I get older" excuse.

This past year has taught me the opposite as I spent countless hours practicing and finding out exactly how many flaws I had in my playing. But I wouldn't have improved so much in the past year if not for intensifying my love for music -- starting with this video.

I guess David wasn't as impressive as some modern child prodigies, but this video really changed my life.


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July 31, 2019, 7:02 AM · I enjoyed that. Thank you for posting.
July 31, 2019, 7:21 AM · thanks for the link and your testimony Jamie, all best wishes to you!
July 31, 2019, 7:24 AM · Likewise - he really was a prodigious talent. I'm glad someone fixed his neck or he might have been a short one too....
Edited: July 31, 2019, 7:32 AM · Thank you Jamie - lovely recording. I remember hyper-listening (or is it multi-listening?) to this concerto in the 1960s - Zino Francescatti & Dimitri Mitropoulos. It had the Tchaikovsky concerto in the other side. A beautiful pairing!
July 31, 2019, 6:04 PM · I had a similar thing with Brahms' scherzo from his piano quintet. I studied in sixth form and my wanting to play incressed dramatically. Shame not a lot of progress was made though (due to incompetent teacher)

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