The Strad

The Strad
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CHI:098575471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Strad

The Strad
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015022305554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bach Cello Suites

The Bach Cello Suites
Author: Steven Isserlis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN 10: 0571366260
ISBN 13: 9780571366262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bach Cello Suites Book Review:

A unique Companion to J S Bach's iconic Cello Suites from internationally-renowned cellist Steven Isserlis. 'Isserlis is the master of the material, yet always able to make it accessible . . . It is an absolute treat to be led to this sublime music by such an ethusiastic expert.' MICHAEL PALIN 'The book I've always wanted: an accessible, eloquent guide to the world's greatest - and maybe most elusive - pieces of music. And written by the man I'd want to tell me about it. This is such a delight.' DERREN BROWN Bach's six Cello Suites are among the most cherished of all the works in the classical music literature. Shrouded in mystery - they were largely unknown for some two hundred years after their composition - they have acquired a magical aura which continues to attract and fascinate audiences the world over. To cellists they represent a musical bible, to listeners, scarcely less. Through what are on the surface simple dance suites, Bach takes us on a spiritual journey like no other, leading us from joy to tragedy, concluding in jubilation, even triumph. Award-winning international cellist Steven Isserlis, whose recent recording of the Suites met with the highest critical acclaim, goes deep into that emotional journey, bringing to bear all his many years' experience of performing the Suites. His book is intended as a rewarding companion for all music lovers, ranging from the casual listener to the performing musician. By offering his own very personal observations of the music, Isserlis's aim is to take the reader further into the world of the Suites in order to enhance the experience of hearing some of the greatest works ever composed. Praise for Steven Isserlis' BACH: THE CELLO SUITES 'The most wonderful cello-playing, surely among the most consistently beautiful to have been heard in this demanding music.' GRAMOPHONE 'Isserlis has done the impossible. He has given the listener something new, and indeed something outstandingly good . . . This recording can sit proudly on the shelf alongside the great recordings of Casals and Rostropovich. In fact, I may find myself picking it up as the favourite.' BBC RADIO 3

Violin Technique in Practice

Violin Technique in Practice
Author: Mary Cohen
Publsiher: Faber Music Ltd
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN 10: 0571592023
ISBN 13: 9780571592029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin Technique in Practice Book Review:

The full eBook version of Violin Technique in Practice in fixed-layout format, with downloadable audio. Violin Technique in Practice is an innovative approach to violin technique by Mary Cohen, developed from her unique 'weightless balance' methodology. Concise exercises are structured into sets that cover all aspects of technique alongside the author's expert advice guiding you through like a personal trainer. This book will develop a relaxed, secure technique and increase confidence in every part of the instrument - without the need to spend hours practising. It has been written with the needs of advanced students, teachers and professional players in mind, although the early sets are also ideal for use with students at late-intermediate level.

The Double Bass Book

The Double Bass Book
Author: Jonas Lohse
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9783982260211
ISBN 13: 3982260213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom

Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom
Author: Karel Butz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0190602880
ISBN 13: 9780190602888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom Book Review:

Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom describes a fully pragmatic pedagogical approach toward developing complete musicianship in beginning through advanced level string players by incorporating the ideas of Mimi Zweig, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki. Author Karel Butz's philosophical assumptions are explained regarding the structure and purpose of string teaching contributing to a high level of musical artistry among students. Introductory through advanced string concepts relating to instrument set-up, posture, left and right hand development, music theory, aural skills, assessment procedures, imagery in playing, the development individual practice and ensemble skills, and effective rehearsal strategies are explained in a sequential approach that benefit the classroom teacher and student. In addition, several score examples, sample lesson plans, grading rubrics as well as videos of Butz demonstrating his pedagogical ideas and techniques with musicians are included.

The Sound of Life s Unspeakable Beauty

The Sound of Life s Unspeakable Beauty
Author: Martin Schleske
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1467458643
ISBN 13: 9781467458641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound of Life s Unspeakable Beauty Book Review:

“In the final analysis, music is prayer cast into sound.” One of the greatest luthiers of our time reveals the secrets of his profession—and how each phase of handcrafting a violin can point us toward our calling, our true selves, and the overwhelming power and gentleness of God’s love. Schleske explains that our world is flooded with metaphors, parables, and messages from God. But are we truly listening? Do we really see? Drawing upon Scripture, his life experiences, and his insights as a master violinmaker, Schleske challenges readers to understand the world, ourselves, and the Creator in fresh ways. The message of this unique book is mirrored in sensitive photographs by Donata Wenders, whose work has appeared in prominent newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Esquire, as well as museums and galleries throughout the world.

Lev s Violin

Lev s Violin
Author: Helena Attlee
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0241402565
ISBN 13: 9780241402566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lev s Violin Book Review:

*A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK* 'Utterly enthralling - a beautifully-written voyage of discovery that takes us deep into the heart of music-making' Deborah Moggach From the moment she hears Lev's violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry and the stories contained within its delicate wooden body, she sets out for Cremona, birthplace of the Italian violin. This is the beginning of a beguiling journey whose end she could never have anticipated. Making its way from dusty workshops, through Alpine forests, cool Venetian churches, glittering Florentine courts, and far-flung Russian flea markets, Lev's Violin takes us from the heart of Italian culture to its very furthest reaches. Its story of luthiers and scientists, princes and orphans, musicians, composers, travellers and raconteurs swells to a poignant meditation on the power of objects, stories and music to shape individual lives and to craft entire cultures.

The fr agile Orchestra

The  fr agile Orchestra
Author: Gerald Mertens
Publsiher: Schott Music
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN 10: 379572516X
ISBN 13: 9783795725167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The fr agile Orchestra Book Review:

The Corona pandemic has affected orchestra organizations around the globe since January 2020. Most of the ensembles were forced to stop operations during hard lockdown periods of public life. Freelance ensembles and privately funded orchestras faced even higher pressure than state funded ones. The pandemic has shown, how fragile orchestras may be. On the other hand the pandemic has brought forth a boost of creative alternatives from single musicians, from greater ensembles and from orchestra managements to upkeep operations under new physically distanced conditions and on the internet. Highest flexibility was shown in artistic planning, in creating new programs, in digital and recording work, in outreach and education activities, in new concert formats or support of pandemic-related charity campaigns. The pandemic has shown, how agile orchestras might be. The very questions are: What are the lessons learned from the pandemic challenges? What are new structural approaches for musicians and managements to rethink orchestral organizations for the post-pandemic future? How can the engagement of musicians and staff for the own organization be enhanced? How can the ties towards the members of already familiar audience groups be strengthened? Every co-author of this book is a specialist in his or her field. Together we're looking out to all aspects from which we think that orchestral organizations should take a breeze of fresh air and rethink their operations in the "new normal" after the pandemic. There is no step back, there only are steps forward.

The Lives of Isaac Stern

The Lives of Isaac Stern
Author: David Schoenbaum
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0393634620
ISBN 13: 9780393634624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lives of Isaac Stern Book Review:

A centennial celebration of the career and legacy of the first made-in-America violin virtuoso and one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. No single American could personify what Henry Luce called the American Century. But over his eighty-one years, Isaac Stern came closer than most. Russian-Jewish parents brought him to San Francisco at ten months; practice and talent got him to Carnegie Hall, critical acclaim, and the attention of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok at twenty-five. As America came of age, so too did Stern. He would go on to make music on five continents, records in formats from 78 rpm to digital, and friends as different as Frank Sinatra and Sir Isaiah Berlin. An unofficial cultural ambassador for Cold War America, he toured the world from Tokyo to Tehran and Tbilisi. He also shaped public policy from New York and Washington to Jerusalem and Shanghai. His passion for developing young talents—including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Midori—led him to loan instruments to needy players, broker gigs for Soviet émigrés, and reply in person to inquiring fifth-graders. As the first historian to mine his papers at the Library of Congress, David Schoenbaum traces Stern’s sixty-year career from his formative years in San Francisco to concurrent careers as an activist, public citizen, chairman, and cultural leader in the Jewish community. Wide-ranging yet intimate, The Lives of Isaac Stern is a portrait of an artist and statesman who began as an American dreamer and left a lasting inheritance to his art, profession, and the world.

The Missing Strad

The Missing Strad
Author: Gerald Gaul
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-10-20
ISBN 10: 1039108210
ISBN 13: 9781039108219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Strad Book Review:

Pay attention to that violin you used in high school. Look closely at the next violin you see at a garage sale. It might be worth millions of dollars. The greatest violin ever made is not in a museum. It might be in your violin case because it was involved in a perfect forgery more than a century ago. No one noticed when the criminal got rid of the evidence by passing it on to an unsuspecting customer. A witness is now ready to tell you the truth from beyond the grave, but only if you read the story of his famous father, the diseased and demonically possessed Niccolò Paganini. Enter a world of murders, madness, creepy love affairs, strange historical objects, awkward musical performances, extremely valuable animal intestines, large quantities of gold . . . and a homeless decaying corpse.

The Strad Directory

The Strad Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X006161713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From the Leader s Chair

From the Leader s Chair
Author: Kenneth Sillito
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781528904858
ISBN 13: 1528904850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kenneth Sillito is internationally recognised as one of Britain's most distinguished musicians. Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he studied with David Martin at the Royal Academy of Music, and in Rome with Remy Principe. His first major appointment was as associate leader of the newly created English Chamber Orchestra in 1960. He was subsequently appointed leader and remained with the orchestra until 1973, during which time he established a worldwide reputation as both director and soloist. In 1967, he founded the Gabrieli String Quartet, which swiftly established itself as one of this country's leading chamber ensembles. With the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which he joined in l980, Kenneth led and directed innumerable distinguished recordings and performances until his retirement in 2012. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy in 1971 and awarded the highly prestigious Cobbett Medal in 2017 by The Worshipful Company of Musicians for his services to chamber music.

Violin Varnish

Violin Varnish
Author: Helen Michetschläger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780993307508
ISBN 13: 0993307507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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I Am Cellist

I Am Cellist
Author: Dave Loew
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781922527257
ISBN 13: 1922527254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Strum Bowing Method

The Strum Bowing Method
Author: Tracy Scott Silverman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 9781732326606
ISBN 13: 1732326606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strum Bowing Method Book Review:

Instructional method book teaching contemporary string instrument rhythmic bow techniques such as Chopping, Ghosting and beyond.

The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz

The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz
Author: Dario Sarlo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317021649
ISBN 13: 9781317021643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz Book Review:

The violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) is considered among the most influential performers in history and still maintains a strong following among violinists around the world. Dario Sarlo contributes significantly to the growing field of analytical research into recordings and the history of performance style. Focussing on Heifetz and his under-acknowledged but extensive performing relationship with the Bach solo violin works (BWV 1001-1006), Sarlo examines one of the most successful performing musicians of the twentieth century along with some of the most frequently performed works of the violin literature. The book proposes a comprehensive method for analysing and interpreting the legacies of prominent historical performers in the wider context of their particular performance traditions. The study outlines this research framework and addresses how it can be transferred to related studies of other performers. By building up a comprehensive understanding of multiple individual performance styles, it will become possible to gain deeper insight into how performance style develops over time. The investigation is based upon eighteen months of archival research in the Library of Congress’s extensive Jascha Heifetz Collection. It draws on numerous methods to examine what and how Heifetz played, why he played that way, and how that way of playing compares to other performers. The book offers much insight into the ’music industry’ between 1915 and 1975, including touring, programming, audiences, popular and professional reception and recording. The study concludes with a discussion of Heifetz’s unique performer profile in the context of violin performance history.

Exercises and Scales for Violin Positions

Exercises and Scales for Violin Positions
Author: Ines Ana Tomic
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2021-03-21
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798711917809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercises and Scales for Violin Positions Book Review:

This handbook combines all the most important technical aspects of learning violin positions, from second to seventh, as well as connecting them through position shifting - all in one place: preparatory exercises, fingering exercises, scales (one and two-octave), exercises for all six types of shifts, finger charts.

The Violin A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument

The Violin  A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument
Author: David Schoenbaum
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2012-12-10
ISBN 10: 0393089606
ISBN 13: 9780393089608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin A Social History of the World s Most Versatile Instrument Book Review:

The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it. A 16-ounce package of polished wood, strings, and air, the violin is perhaps the most affordable, portable, and adaptable instrument ever created. As congenial to reels, ragas, Delta blues, and indie rock as it is to solo Bach and late Beethoven, it has been played standing or sitting, alone or in groups, in bars, churches, concert halls, lumber camps, even concentration camps, by pros and amateurs, adults and children, men and women, at virtually any latitude on any continent. Despite dogged attempts by musicologists worldwide to find its source, the violin’s origins remain maddeningly elusive. The instrument surfaced from nowhere in particular, in a world that Columbus had only recently left behind and Shakespeare had yet to put on paper. By the end of the violin’s first century, people were just discovering its possibilities. But it was already the instrument of choice for some of the greatest music ever composed by the end of its second. By the dawn of its fifth, it was established on five continents as an icon of globalization, modernization, and social mobility, an A-list trophy, and a potential capital gain. In The Violin, David Schoenbaum has combined the stories of its makers, dealers, and players into a global history of the past five centuries. From the earliest days, when violin makers acquired their craft from box makers, to Stradivari and the Golden Age of Cremona; Vuillaume and the Hills, who turned it into a global collectible; and incomparable performers from Paganini and Joachim to Heifetz and Oistrakh, Schoenbaum lays out the business, politics, and art of the world’s most versatile instrument.

Fiddle Fancier s Guide

Fiddle Fancier s Guide
Author: James M. Fleming
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1892
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433082267356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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