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From our friend the violinist Lara St. John:
A few days before appearing with the Rai Orchestra, with Steven Mercurio conducting John Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto, I started to realize I was in one of those puzzles where One of These Things Does Not Fit. It was the first homecoming of my 1779 Guadagnini in over 150 years, playing a concerto by an Italian-American dedicated to his Calabrese father on that father’s bow, with an Italian-American conductor doing an…Continue
Posted by Greg Cahill on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am
Lovely material in the workshop. I am just starting to cut into it, and this spruce, which is used for the tops of instruments, has a golden brown patina all the way through it. Normally, wood is aged by the tone wood seller for a number of years, and some sellers bake the wood in the sun, giving then of…Continue
Dateline: Hall of Art and Culture, Kaposvár, Hungary, Sunday August 17, noon, 2014
August 17 was once again a provocative day at the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár, a festival without any recognized limits of where the musicians are allowed take the music they play.
Each night and each morning, the venues were packed with kids, music students…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 21, 2014 at 12:30pm
Dateline: The Music Guild Summer Fest 14, University Synagogue, Brentwood, California, August 24, 2014, 2 p.m.
With a large, enthusiastic crowd at University Synagogue in Brentwood ready to hear what Music Guild impresario Eugene Golden had up his sleeve for the fifth and final concert of the Summer Fest 14 season, the Saguaro Trio gave everything they had, which was a lot, in Beethoven's Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 1 and brought rare notes of intimacy to Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 30, 2014 at 9:52am
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