zinomaniac

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  1. I heard him play this excerpt with the Boston Symphony under Ozawa at Symphony Hall in Boston in 1978. I and the audience were stunned. I love his tone, right up there with Kreisler, Oistrakh and Perlman, in my opinion.
  2. My favorite David Nadien video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRp2JyOLz8E
  3. "Helllllllo Everyone!", and you knew you were in for an hour of good music, interesting anecdotes, and humor.
  4. EBay's selectviolin used to have a pictorial step by step description for shipping a violin without a case which I have used successfully several times, but the pictures seem to be gone: http://www.selectviolins.com/tabs/shipping_a_violin.html
  5. According to Wikipedia, there are no fewer than eight Schönbachs: "Schönbach may refer to the following places: Schönbach, Austria, in Lower Austria, Austria Schönbach, Saxony, in the district Löbau-Zittau, Saxony, Germany Schönbach, Sebnitz, a former municipality in Saxony, now part of the town Sebnitz, Germany Schönbach, Rhineland-Palatinate, in the district Vulkaneifel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Schönbach, the German name for Meziboří, in Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic Schönbach, the German name for Luby (Cheb District), Czech Republic Schönbach bei Asch, the German name for Krásná (Cheb District), Czech Republic Schönbach, the German name for Zdislava, Liberec District, Czech Republic" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch%C3%B6nbach
  6. ? Previously set up as a left handed fiddle, with G string wear
  7. Contrabasso: Look carefully at the elongated f-holes and open C-bouts of the Bisiach-Del Gesu example you have linked to. If you compare these two features to your violin I think you will see that yours is not based on Del Gesu. I am also an amateur and could be wrong!
  8. MEISEL (misspelled) spelled backwards?
  9. The concert can be viewed on line at http://video.pbs.org/video/2284735575/ The motility of his right shoulder also seemed impaired. When he played on the G string he rotated the violin clockwise instead of raising the right elbow. He seemed weak overall - barely able to manage with the arm crutches. My expectations were low, and I did enjoy his playing. Easier to listen to than Stern at the end of his career.
  10. ebay site Used to post here as Priya. Died a year and a half ago.
  11. Joachim premiered the concerto, and I have always heard that he championed it. Do you have sources that suggest that Brahms wrote it for Sarasate?
  12. Joachim is turning over in his grave!
  13. Interesting comment in light of the fact that Francescatti was French.