Praeludium and Allegro
Favorite Youtubes and recordings? For daughter who is learning.
this video may be inspiring for your daughter:
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Ida Haendel's on youtube is great
Matthew, I made it clickable now.
Thanks, yes, she loves the Josefowicz. Will show her Haendel’s.
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I like Midori's version.
copy-paste is not so handy on a smartphone I suppose...
Another vote for Ida Haendel.
Thanks, Jean. I edited my link :-)
I found David Galoustov's rendering most inspiring, and my most favorite:
Josefowicz's interpretation seems to me to be at odds with the composition and the accompaniment in this case, as it's Kreisler (who made recordings himself), not say Beethoven in a foul mood. Or did I hear it incorrectly?
There is a nice one by Kerson Leong on YouTube.
J Ray give her a break. It is the interpretation of a teenager with loads of talent and ambition. Which may be very inspiring for the topic at hand (Matthew's daughter). On the other hand I agree that Matthew's daughter will also benefit from hearing very "correct" interpretations. Could you contribute a suggestion?
Ruggiero Ricci has recorded a number of Kreisler's works, including the Praeludium and Allegro played with all the fire you expect from that artist.
J Ray, I agree. Josefowicz is a really ham-handed player. I second the Midori.
Just a technical suggestion:
Scott, I think the Midori version has an opening that is phrased and shaped in an intuitive way. I admit I tend to like that way. The Wilkomirska seems to mirror how it was taught to me, emphasizing the accent on each note (which I think is reflected in the sheet music, but don't quote me on that), and a more "noble" (but arguably "blander" or perhaps, more "impersonal") interpretation. To my ears, there is still a shape to Wilkomirska's, and to some extent I think you can have a middle ground, but there seems to be an intrinsic pull between accenting each note and shaping the phrase (but I guess to not take that up as a challenge would only indicate my laziness as a musician).
The striking thing about Leila's performance is her incredible focus and energy. But I guess that, regardless of age, one lacking focus and energy does not get invited to play one's violin in front of the Boston Pops.
I think my daughter responds to Leila’s similar age. And energy
Mathew, I am glad your daughter found her models for learning.
My favorite recording of Kreisler's, Praeludium and Allegro, as well as other music that Kreisler composed or played is by Oscar
Matthew, if your daughter relates to violinists closer to her own age, you might find the renditions of Nathan Meltzer (11 at the time) and the young David Garrett (age 14) to be of interest:
Shumsky isn't blitzing it.
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