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  1. in 2 weeks time there is a book launch in Cremona of the first comprehensive monography about Nikolai Kittel.

    Written by the experts on Kittel: Gr√ľnke, Gabriel and Chins. 30 Kittel bows in it. And some photos of documents contributed by kenway.

    There will be a lot of your questions and answers in it.



  2. Phantom's Stravinsky!!!

    If it's so easy to play fast stuff, then let's hear some Bazzini from David and you guys.
  3. Dvorak Romance

    You'll do great on this piece, cremona. You're a wonderful player and you know how to play with others. Are you going to memorize the work, or play it from sheet music on stage?
  4. Solo Violin Works

    You can always make your own arrangements of stuff. I have one of my own arrangements of an unknown little melodic piece called "Life Let Us Cherish" by a guy called "Henry Farmer", and I will eventually build many more of these.
  5. New York Get-Together

    Let's make it August. I will be there and will try to get my students and luthier show up. Longhair, I just saw you this weekend and talked to you about this. Unfortunately, we didn't pin down a DATE. Could you give us some suggestions as to good days to do this? I would be willing to put up people at MY place too.
  6. How come??

    But that's my point exactly, Gray Violiner - there ARE lots of programs out there that teach violin and provide opportunities that aren't in school. Any violin teacher, no matter how young or unfamous, is doing his part to provide opportunities for students of ANY age to enjoy music and shine. Besides, a bad orchestra teacher (and I've dealt with a few of those) can be even more discouraging than no teacher as all. Kids rejected by those teachers eventually find their way to me and thus back to the violin.
  7. intonation counts

    For your information Mrs. Mazas, I do scales and practice religiously. In fact, I practice in MODES. I wouldn't be able to hit all the notes in those UNPRACTICED other pieces if I didn't. Those pieces I hardly ever touch. Some of it, like the Ravel, I don't even have the music to. The Bazzini I've messed around with for years, but I haven't SAT DOWN with it until February. In June, I'll play a recital featuring the Bazzini - this time with PIANO. I'll repost the results for your scrutiny. Don't worry, I won't do any edits or tricks. You can judge my scales THEN.
  8. How come??

    But not everybody is that fortunate to have a "Music in the Heart" school system. I've got people who are out of the schools that I'm teaching for free since they lack funds. One doesn't need to be in the school system to be able to teach ANYONE the violin.
  9. playing in front of people

    Not everybody is going to like what you play. The question is do you keep playing, or do you hide? I'll play - and encourage others to do so.
  10. Dorothy DeLay has passed

    Dorothy DeLay's legacy lives in on her students - most of whom could probably be considered worthy of "successor" potential. If anybody could be called her "successor", I'd imagine it would be the great Itzhak Perlman. He's now a Juilliard faculty member, and he even played "Mrs. DeLay" at a humorous presentation at one of her birthday bashes. Fortunately, Mrs. DeLay was very well-appreciated by her lifetime. Students paid her the highest tribute imagineable - they chose to learn violin from her! It's good to see people recognizing her for all the effort and work she put in toward furthering interest in the art of the violin. Dorothy DeLay's legacy was that she was capable of changing a person's life for the better. This lives on in her students, of whom there are very many great players to listen to and study with.
  11. Three Violins versus One?

    Whatever instrument I'm playing on, I just try to make the best of it.
  12. How come??

    Cutting string programs in schools forces students into the hands of private teachers like ME.
  13. HKV re: pinhead bow

    Exactly, Mark_W. My Eugene Morizot bow? Same thing - only a wooden splice was used instead of pins. I call this bow "spliceheaded". Such a repair should be attempted only by a skilled bowperson.
  14. Pamela Frank injury

    When I met her, I was surprised to see that she was slightly taller than me but had SMALLER HANDS. I asked her if she was doing anything for exercises and her reply was "fingered octaves". Does anybody know if her injury was the result of a violint or violent injury?