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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you didn't find this one, back when we were looking at Jean Rondeau, here's four minutes of heaven. This instrument has (or has been recorded to showcase) an excellent lower end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcODeWdFVuY

Here Mr Rondeau has occasional trouble coordinating right and left hands; I'm going to suggest a slightly cranky ancient instrument is the culprit---but who knows...

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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...followed by Joe Bonamassa playing the blues, recorded live, on PBS-TV...

Oh, yes...

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SDR



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas in July:

Here's Bach at a high moment, a Cantata comprising pieces from the B Minor Mass, heard and seen in a performance by the superb Netherlands Bach Society
... with as large an orchestra as I've seen under director Van Veldhoven: Tympani, three trumpets, fine and faultless singers (a mere dozen voices). Some pretty
refined dynamics, perfect tempi. Studio-perfect performances from these folks, before live audiences (is that a redundancy ?). I'll leave it to others to analyze the
sound recording; I'm not listening on big speakers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkx1vgl7RbU

The director's commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkx1vgl7RbU

Have a fine Saturday night and/or Sunday morning !

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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not modern enough for you ?

Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EwuuvsSMS0

Madness ! (Sorry about the commercial interruptions ...)

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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bach is my Wright. But there are others, of course, related and worthy; there's Handel, and Vivaldi and Corelli and Scarlatti and . . . just as there is Griffin, and Makintosh and the Greenes (and Green and Howe and Jones and . . .)

So, this series, playing on PBS this year, is called "Now Hear This." Let's start with Handel---and see Baroque architecture, painting, couture, cuisine---and other accompaniments to excellent music-making:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/now-hear-this-handel-italian-style-full-episode/10091/

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Sato playing a complex Bach Partita---one new to me, after all these years---like a madman; solidly, lucidly, and with no apparent self-indulgence at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6lmRD4FgKQ

Like the reading of music itself, the manipulation of the violin and its siblings remains a miracle and a mystery to me---suitable, I suppose, to the subject, this almost unearthly early music ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 1684 Kleynman! Peter, is that a 1684 bow, as well?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR- What a superb performance of the Partita!

Roderick- That is definitely a baroque style bow, pre-Tourte (the inventor of the modern bow, 1780): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Tourte
More early violins survived than their bows. It’s possible that it is a contemporary copy of an early bow.

Even though the Dutch Kleynman violin is from 1684, it was a copy of an Italian violin by Amati, who influenced Stradivari.

This video by Henrietta Wayne helps us understand the evolution of the violin bow from the 1500s. Notice that she uses no chin rest (neither does Sato for his Bach) and places her chin on the right side as opposed to the “modern” method on the left side with a carved chin rest.

https://youtu.be/uU48vc25vF0
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