Saint-Seans on erhu

January 4, 2020, 8:43 AM · amazing performance!!

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January 4, 2020, 9:31 AM · Thank you Lyndon!!! Amazing is the word! I always loved the sound of the erhu. All this on two strings!
Edited: January 4, 2020, 12:29 PM · This is unbelievable! I have never heard this before and I will show it to my pupils who are currently learning this piece on the violin. The phrasing is just wonderful. Thanks for posting.
January 4, 2020, 3:54 PM · Lyndon thanks for sharing that. I agree it's amazing. I wonder if folks who play the erhu have the same kinds of discussions that we have about antique vs. modern instruments.
Edited: January 4, 2020, 4:40 PM · They condemn ebay ESOs, erhu shaped objects!!
January 5, 2020, 7:27 AM · A few years ago we had a very fine Chinese violinist join us in my chamber orchestra for a term. He was doing a PhD at Bristol Uni. During a rehearsal coffee break he produced an erhu and entranced us with Chinese folk music for that very extended break. Our un-drunk coffee was cold when he finished!

Thank you very much for that link, not forgetting the follow-on Czardas played by an erhu duo with a full orchestra.

Edited: January 9, 2020, 12:26 AM · Lyndon thanks for the link! It is amazing that SS can be played on the erhu this way. The performance of the Butterfly Concerto (originally composed for the violin) by the same artist with the Taiwan ensemble is even more amazing.

I did not know Erhu is such a capable instrument. I am ashamed of my prior prejudice.

January 9, 2020, 3:51 AM · I noticed erhus on Amazon. I wondered about the ethics of the python skin. Do they farm pythons for meat?
January 9, 2020, 7:04 AM · They're welcome to as many pythons as they can take from Florida.

January 9, 2020, 7:42 AM · Aw, but they make such cute little pets!
January 10, 2020, 7:04 AM · So do alligators, with emphasis on "little". It's when they get big enough to eat your other pets that things can get, uh, challenging. ;-)

Anyhow, finally made it home and got to watch the video, and agree: that was amazing. Thanks to Lyndon for posting the link!

February 2, 2020, 3:01 PM · Incredible!!! - Musically, technically, and in stage presence.
Edited: February 3, 2020, 5:21 AM · Gives "Programming in Python" a completely new meaning!

PS: Gordon, is that your new squeeze?

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