Sometimes I think we should do a little less practice and a little more listening to the impossible made to look easy. Gitlis at his best:
Buri: Gitlis was certainly one of the greats. His Bartok Concerto is still my favorite performance of that piece. He brings to it a sense of fiery gypsy abandon and passion in a clear piercing voice that cuts through like a knife. I'm sure Bartok would have appreciated it had he lived to hear it.
That poor pianist. With only 800 pounds of instrument available to him, he had no chance. (I agree with Sandy.)
What a great performance. I love the ease and pleasure with which he performs the piece. Thanks for posting this.
Awesome indeed, and the video is also instructive for beginners, as it clearly shows you sometimes really have to dare to put weight on your bow (if accompanied by bow speed). This is something that beginners really have to "dare", first in their private practice room, once they get it, it improves their tone instantly.
@Paul - in fairness to the pianist, this is really a piece for the violin. The main job of the pianist is to stay relevant but out of the way. Awesome performance by Gitlis, who is one of the all-time greats. It also helps that this piece fits squarely within his tradition; he pours out his soul.
2015 Concert for Ivry Gitlis in southern France:
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