What Piece Is This ??
To be honest I feel somewhat ashamed asking this but it has bugging me for a while of what piece this is. Im surprsed I dont know it as I usually no problem indentify classical pieces. Does anyone know ?
The link says “video unavailable”
hmm must of copied wrong. I re uploaded it so I hope that works as it does for me. If not not the video is esther abrami real stadavarius vrs exact copy.
Cesar Franck's violin sonata, third movement. Amazing that you can't hear and can hardly even see some of the joins. I couldn't detect any clear difference and didn't feel inclined to guess
That was a very interesting video. As soon as I heard the second violin, I knew it sounded like a modern instrument, but then again before looking at the comments I predicted that most people would prefer the modern violin.
I can't really tell the difference from the YouTube. The piece is the third movement of the Franck Sonata. I've performed that (just that movement, the 2nd and 4th movements are too hard) with a pianist friend of mine.
The link does work for me, but Ben would you please do us a great favour and correct the spelling of your title?
Paul, that's interesting. I find the 3rd movement to be the most difficult to make sound respectable!
Steve, indeed with eyes closed I could not hear some splices in the middle of the video, namely the ones where she was playing both violins within 1 long phrase. But when there was a rest between phrases, it was extremely clear for me that 2 different violins were being played (or 2 bows for that matter), so I don't think your last sentence is necessarily true about domination.
I've been messing around with the frequency spectra of the two instruments averaged across 5 seconds of each sample - hardly a rigorous comparison I know since they're not even comparing exactly the same snippets of music and there's the piano mixed in too. I'd have to say the spectra are remarkably similar, both showing a broad peak of activity between 100Hz and 1kHz mostly representing the fundamental frequencies, tailing off steadily to about 10kHz. So it doesn't look as if the Strad's overtones are any more intense; however human hearing is more subtle than any recording instrument (for example you wouldn't even be able to tell from the spectra that two instruments are playing!) so I certainly wouldn't discount the possibility that younger ears may be detecting something that mine miss.
I agree with Jack, rather than Paul. The third is, I think, the most difficult interpretation-wise. The clue, is, I reckon, "fantasia" - Think organ fantasias. Particularly in the earlier part of the movement, before he goes down memory lane.
John, nice idea re organ fantasia. I picture the first few bars as being like the adagio from the Bach g minor or a minor sonatas.
Do keep in mind that YouTube audio is compressed, possibly significantly so, which will cut out frequencies.
Exactly as Lydia has said.
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