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Calidore Quartet Launches New CD at Colburn School

Dateline: Thayer Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles, Saturday evening, January 17, 2015

To celebrate the launch of their first CD, the Calidore Quartet (violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, cellist Estelle Choi) returned to the Colburn School in Los Angeles where it all started in 2010.  Named after the state in which they were  formed and its shining…


Added by Laurence Vittes on January 19, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Frederick The Great Takes Center Stage at the Great Montréal Bach Festival 2014

Dateline: Bourgie Hall, Montréal, Thursday night, November 27, 2014

In 1747 Frederick the Great, the greatest ruler of his age, sent Johann Sebastian Bach, the greatest composer of his age, a dour, nine-bar theme of his own devising to improvise…


Added by Laurence Vittes on January 1, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Daybreak CD


New CD Daybreak Available Now at:

Original Instrumental Compositions: Symphonic/Orchestral Movie Soundtrack Style of Music.

The ideology behind this album was to create a feel, mood, and ambiance if you will connecting human…


Added by Anthony R. Coyne on January 1, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Andrew Wan Plays and Records Saint-Saëns's Three Violin Concertos With the OSM in Montréal

Dateline: Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Wednesday night and Thursday morning, November 26 and 27, 2014

Over the course of four live concerts at the end of November, in the shining new Maison Symphonique at the Place des Arts, Andrew Wan, the Orchestre Symphonie de Montréal (OSM) of which he is…


Added by Laurence Vittes on December 29, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

Download This Jazzy Holiday Version of 'Greensleeves'

“Greensleeves” is a traditional English song, its lyrics giving voice to a disappointed lover. Rumor has pinned its composition to a lovelorn Henry VIII, discouraged by his initial rejection by Anne Boleyn, but “Greensleeves” is more likely an Elizabethan tune. It is believed to have been first published in 1580 under the title “A New Northern Dittye of the Lady Greene Sleeves,” and is referenced in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, first published around 1602, but probably…


Added by Greg Cahill on December 19, 2014 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Lara St. John's Letter from Turin—the Odd One Out

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…


Added by Greg Cahill on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Montréal Bach Festival 2014: Champagne, Mozart, Brahms and Bach

Datelines: Montréal, various sites and venues, Monday and Tuesday, November 24 and 25, 2014

The eighth installment of the Montréal Bach Festival continued on Monday November 24 at noon. The place was the Goethe Institute around the corner from Symphony Hall. The atmosphere in the small, tightly-packed room was tense; a local reporter had written that in Bach's day violins didn't use vibrato. Two members of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, which had swept the Festival off…


Added by Laurence Vittes on December 1, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments

Never play Music in any violin Family instrument without scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands .


   My hundreds of years in Violin making I am strict in the making of Violin. Neber play any violin family innstrument without the scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands. That will protect and preserve good hands and good mind set of good Musician playing any Violin family Musical instrument - Antonio Stradivari in Jesuschrist in Cruzgomezhowellreynaldodela 

Added by owellchelsea on November 28, 2014 at 2:56am — No Comments

Revolutionary Acoustic violin - The Ultra-Light!

I am thankful this Thanksgiving for being able to try out one of Joseph Curtin's amazing "Ultra-Light" violins. The sound is truly unique! It has a HUGE sound, though it is outrageously heavy on the treble end, all the sound spectra are boosted, and the instantaneous response is amazing!

When playing totally solo I was afraid the treble is a bit overwhelming, but playing with a jazz band - fully amplified I can play totally acoustically and still stand up to drums bass, electric…


Added by J Kit Eakle on November 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Launches Montréal Bach Festival 2014 With Style and Class

Dateline: Maison symphonique de Montréal, 3 p.m. Montréal, Sunday, November 23, 2014

A week after the eighth edition of the Montréal Bach Festival kicked off with a concert by Montreal’s leading amateur choirs,professionals in the form of the original-instrument Freiburger Barockorchester–strings only this visit–took the Montréal Symphony Hall stage for an invigorating program of Bach and Vivaldi that set the stage for more than 20 concerts through December 7 by a provocative…


Added by Laurence Vittes on November 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Great Apps for Musicians

Thanks to the advancements of technology, musicians can now produce and record their own music easily. Although apps can never be compared to real sound equipment, these programs help musicians get access to instruments that aren’t readily available to anyone. For those who can only record using some programs on a mobile device, the key is finding an app that will streamline the process without lowering the quality of music.…


Added by Sookie Lioncourt on November 21, 2014 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Orchestral Sound and Authentic Style Key to New Czech Philharmonic Recording of Dvorak's Nine Symphonies–conductor Jiří Bĕlohlávek

It has been our aspiration to keep Bohemian musicianship and the spirit of our national instrumental schools alive–Jiří Bĕlohlávek

Now that Jiří Bĕlohlávek, Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra…


Added by Laurence Vittes on November 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

27-year old Josef Špaček led Czech Philharmonic Orchestra strings on recent USA tour

From a classical music tourist's point of view, Czech Republic is a small country with great architecture which hosts big classical music festivals in its three largest cities: Prague, Brno and Ostrava. Czech Republic also produces great string players.

In fact, Czech Republic boasts a legion of great Czech…


Added by Laurence Vittes on November 20, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

InterHarmony International Music Festival Concert Series

Opening Concert of The InterHarmony International Music Festival Series at Weill Recital Hall, November 6, 2014


The Soul of Elégiaque at Weill Recital Hall on November 6, 2014 was a riveting experience from start to finish. Hands down, the best Tchaikovsky Piano Trio I have ever heard. It was a privilege and musical life highlight to hear this performed live by Qian Zhou (violin), Misha Quint (cello) and Inesa Sinkevych (piano).


Glinka’s "Trio…


Added by Cello Lovin on November 12, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

Janine Jansen Triumphs in World Premiere of Michel van der Aa's New Violin Concerto at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

Dateline: Concertgebouw at 9:15 p.m., Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Thursday, November 6, 2014

You have to be young and courageous to perform at the iconic Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where the fabled Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) plays. Unless you're a legend or an iconoclast, the soloists and conductors descend from backstage down an elegant staircase of 25 steeply raked stairs.…


Added by Laurence Vittes on November 10, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Spruce tone wood harvested ca. 1800

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…


Added by Nate Tabor on October 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

The Soul of Elegiaque: Resurrection in Music

InterHarmony® International Music Festival presents the first in a series of three concerts on November 6, 2014 at 8PM at the Weill Recital Hall. Cellist Misha Quint, founder of IIMF, and other distinguished artists perform works spanning two centuries and three continents on the theme of musical immortality with works by Dominick Argento, Mikhail Glinka, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Eugène Ysaÿe. The InterHarmony…


Added by llewcellist on October 9, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments



         Only cruzhowellreynaldogomezdela can create and sell securedly real STRADIVARI musical instuments - ANTONIO STRADIVARI in JESUSCHRIST second coming

Added by owellchelsea on October 1, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Like a Hollywood Technicolor Musical of the 1940s: Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár, Day Six

Dateline: Kassai Valley Riding Academy at noon, Palace of Art and Culture at 7 p.m., Kaposvár, Hungary, Monday, August 18, 2014

Day Six of the Fifth International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár began at a riding academy deep in the verdant Hungarian countryside. On an arena set up for training horses and entertaining tourists, a skilled horseman dressed in historical warrior garb shot arrows at targets from his galloping steed,…


Added by Laurence Vittes on September 9, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

Nina Kotova Interprets The Bach Cello suites With A New Record on Warner Classics


August 21st, 2014: Russian American cellist Nina Kotova is set to release her new album J.S. Bach: The Cello Suites this September 2nd through Warner Classics. With a discography that includes Dvořák,…


Added by Artspromo on September 9, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

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