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  1. Thank goodness I asked; so it means exactly opposite what I thought. Thank you!
  2. Sometimes I see a chord (and sometimes a double stop) with [ written to the left side of it. Does this require I play the chord in a special way? Does it imply divisi? (I'm not referring to the appeggio squiggle. ) Thanks!
  3. To be honest, I've been going nuts finding fingerings. There're so many jumps up and down. My real problem is the bowings though. I don't know if I should unslur everything or what. http://www.puorchestra.org/files/auditions08/violin.pdf This is the audition exerpt. Can someone give me advice on how the bowings should be at the beginning? Thanks!
  4. Second violin, mvt 4, the second bar of rehearsal 106 (the measure after the 5/4). It looks like Eb, D, C, Bb, C, Bb, C, D, Eb, D, C, D, C, Bb, C, D but I'm not sure. The Bbs are written like Ds and vice versa. Can anyone consult a score for me? I tried a recording but the notes were too fast to catch. Thanks so much!
  5. I glanced into my violin yesterday and saw that there was a small hole-- not perfectly round and not going through the width of the sound post-- in middle of the soundpost by the right f-hole. o_O My question: 1. Could this be the source of a new buzzing I've recently noticed while place on the A/E strings? If not, what could this buzzing be caused by besides cracks? I've already made sure the shinrest was not touching the tailpiece. 2. What the heck causes a hole in the instrument? 3. Should I get this fixed? Or is it nothing to worry about? Thanks!
  6. Thanks so much!!! You've been a huge help! One more issue about the gliss though. It is from the B on the a string to the high Ab on the e string.... How the heck do I gliss this??!
  7. Anyone have fingerings to section IX. the cabin of baba yaga? specifically M. 92-100 Another thing, in measure 100, is the glissando supposed to be fingered or just slided up the fingerboard on the A string? Thanks!
  8. I need the music for the Carmen Fantasy for tommorrow, but I seem to have misplaced it!!! I've ordered another copy, but it won't arrive until the end of the week. Can anyone help? My email is hilary@mail.org. Thanks
  9. Do you know where I can find her schedule?
  10. Her recordings are just great... I want to hear her live! Does she still perform in public? If so, where can I find a schedule.
  11. quote: Originally posted by: john j Hi Hilary, great question, here is a short opinion from an old violinist who has tried to perform the Beethoven. Even though it may be from a technical standpoint the easiest of the concertos,the Beethoven is without question the greatest violin concerto ever written in every other way! Most of todays Concert violinists will agree along with all of the older generation of Concert violinists! If anyone has the chance, read what Perlman has to say about this Concerto and performing it in public. john j Perlman answers, "Its simplicity. There is nothing in the piece that lets the performer hide." He explains that there is not a lot of bravura, a lot of bombast and excitement and fireworks behind which to hide. "It's a very exposed piece. You're just 'out there.'" Is that what you were referring to? So you would consider Beethoven technically easier than Mendelssohn? Both require this 'cleanness' and both are very, very open. I love GInetter neveu's Brahms and Sibelius! GORGEOUS! Did anyone ever hear them? Oistrakh for Tchaik, though Huberman is quite good... a bit unique. I like it thouhg. Anything Hahn records is generally awesome... Her Paganini sounds effortless!
  12. Between these five concerti, which do you consider the most difficult? technically? musically? Also, what order do you suggest they be learned? Why do you like them? Hardest to preform? Most stamina required? Longest? Most beautiful second movement? Share any info.
  13. Is Quarter note=126 too fast/slow for Mvt I? Her conductor likes it at the speed, but my daughter is skeptical. She doesn't mind it, but she wants to play it at a "normal" pace. She says her playing gets sloppy because she's rushing to keep up witht eh metronome in class. I'm not a fan of Vivaldi, and am not too familiar with the piece, so I don't know if 126 is normal. What's the normal speed range for this piece? Is 126 good?
  14. Why must the right thumb always be bent? DOes it affect the playing/sound? Your hands health? Just curious since everything says it's critical, but nothing gives a reason.
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