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  1. i am going to Aspen this summer... third time actually. I will be there half session, meaning i'll be at Aspen for 4 and half weeks instead of full 9 weeks. I"m siked to study with Mr. Kang!
  2. HKV> Me? Yes i have learned the piece and performed it at the Kennedy Center. I loved every single second of playing the piece!
  3. yes HKV you have played tzigane for me over the phone but I didn't classify listening on the phone along w/ my recording experiences. I watched Oistrahk play Tzigane on video. I am usually a huge fan of D. Oistrahk but his Tzigane did not cut it for me. It sounded a bit too russian to me, if you know what i mean.
  4. I have a recording of Gidon Kremer playing this piece on the violin (hehe obviously) and i ABSOLUTELY love the piece/playing. I wanted to learn it so i looked up the sheet music at shar but they only had the cello version of the piece. Anybody know how i can get the violin version of the piece?
  5. He just moved his home to Indiana University this academic year.
  6. i LOOOOOOOOOOVE Tzigane. I still think it's the best piece written for violin just like rite of spring is the best piece written for the orchestra. I agree with HKV that Tzigane actually is not the hardest piece written for the violin. There are harder stuff like... ernst's polyphonic studies or waxman's carmen fantasy.. the list goes on. Tzigane is just a really well written show piece that makes the audience think that the piece is very hard. Anyways... i actually did not agree with any of the recording i have listened to so far (bell, sophie-mutter, rapin, perlman). The cadenza section in the beginning is TOTALLY different from one person to another. One of the main reasons that i didn't agree 100% with any of the violinists i listened to is the fact that none seemed to be following ravel's intentions as to how long each note/rest is supposed to be. Had Ravel written it to be played as freely as we normally do these days, then he would not have bothered to calculate all those 16th and 32nd notes and rests. I would really like to get a hold of rabin's or francescatti's recording. The last page... do lots of rhythms.. w/ different bowings... and use the metronome.
  7. Try doing them downbow staccato even if it means doing them slower. Somehow doing downbow staccato helps the upbow staccato. Also, group the notes by the strings they are on so your bow hand knows what string to go next on for which note.
  8. quote: Originally posted by iupviolin: If the Florida orchestra is like this than there are 2 female concertmistresses in America I believe the term concertmistress is not a politically correct term as it has connontation of referring to women as lesser being than men. " a : a woman other than his wife with whom a married man has a continuing sexual relationship b archaic " as defined by Merriam Webster dictionary. besides meaning women has power and authority. Because the word has double and rather contradicting meanings, the term "concertmistress" is considered politically wrong and should not be used.
  9. quote: Originally posted by iupviolin: Can you name ONE female concertmaster (concertmistress) of any major american symphony orchestra besides Cecylia Arzewski (Atlanta)? Sure Nurit Bar-Josef of National Symphony Orchestra just earned her concertmaster seat half year ago after her position as assistant concertmaster seat with Boston Philharmonic. Sharyl Staples of New York Philharmonic is assistant or associate concertmaster of NY Phil. There is a DePasquale (i forget her first name) in Cleveland Orchestra who also holds second or third chair in first violin section.
  10. The Juilliard School "boasts" the acceptance rate of 9% or so. Of course that is the acceptance rate of the whole school, not just the music department. The drama division is known to be the hardest to get in but trust me, music division is not a safety for anybody even if you are a pre college student at Juilliard. Um... regarding ms delay, i believe she has stopped teaching completely. Juilliard and Aspen still keep her on the faculty list for some reason.
  11. I am a senior in high school. I think that explains it all. a violinist as u can tell from my name.
  12. I was furious when I found out that Bartok's Rhapsody #1 was composed in 20s or 30s. I"m not that worried about the 20th century piece as of now cuz... the tape doesn't require it.
  13. Actually no need to stay away from her, if u mean her as being ur teacher. The reason being is that she doesn't teach anymore. She didn't even come to Aspen this summer because she was really sick. The same situation applies to juilliard starting this school year.
  14. his beethoven violin concerto is just GORGEOUS! someone told me that no one else can play the minor section of the last movement like ferras plays.. and i completely agree!
  15. morning time is awesome if you are awake.. otherwise don't try. um... right after sunset is good time too. Whatever it is, the good times for me means no distractions, no hunger and drinking water available at all times.
  16. I also was going to ask how oboists would deal with this problem... i guess this is a strings discussion board.
  17. I went to both of the National Symphony's concert last weekend. The conductor spoke at the beginning of both concerts and regretted the attacks of the week. They played the national anthem and the whole audience sang together. As for the programs go, nothing was necessarily somber because it was an all beethoven program. I do believe the eroica symphony was very suited for the concert because it reminded me of the bravery of those who died during the rescue effort.
  18. I had an amazing orchestra experience this summer. At Aspen, I was in the orchestra that worked with Michael Stern, David Zinman, James Depriest, Hans Vonk, Skrowacewski, and James Conlon. They were all amazing conductors with great ideas but "THE orchestra" experiences came at the concert w/ James Conlon then David Zinman. We were so scared when we played Messiaen's Turangalila symphony because it has an infamous rep for being hard... ensemble wise and note wise. James Conlon led us carefully and patiently. He spent the rehearsal time soo wisely. I felt comfy with the music after the first rehearsal because he picked out the important spots and rehearsed it with us. The concert came around and i felt so proud of myself for pulling of a masterpiece such as Turangalila. All of Messiaen's ideas he incorporated in the symphony became clear and i really felt the power of music. ANother great experience was playing Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. I was never into STravinsky until then. Rite of spring had the wildest rhythm yet.. somehow so down to earth that it appealed to me. Rhythms were hard to understand at first but by the time of the concert, i really felt like i knew the piece. Whenever i listen to a recording of Rite of Spring, it reminds me of the grand concert at aspen.
  19. I agree with Lymond about how I am disappointed in many of my friends at school. So called "popular" people seem even more superficial and shallow than ever before. I find myself opening up more if I am talking to a musician. What makes us different than non musicians? I think the number of practice we put in to improve ourselves must take us to another level of thinking and self-discipline. I had a friend who first started piano for self-diisciplinary reasons and now he totally understands why his parents made him practice the piano every day instead of sending him to soccer practices. Also the fact that we strive to make better music must bind us more than anything.
  20. There really isn't a set of things you need to check off in order to get to a camp unless you plan on performing the pieces. I do agree w/ prok 3 about scales because I went to encore, completely shocked to see all these people doing double stop scales perfectly in tune. I'm past that shock but it was a rather fresh one. i have a friend going to boston univ's tanglewood institute. He received 12 quartets that he is responsible for learning the notes. I guess that's a set repertoire prep. For me.. i just need to work on my solo so i can get into a good orchestra at aspen. I might have to work on my sight reading.
  21. I would say Saint Saens and Glazunov are widely performed these days, even though Goldmark is making it's come back it seems like. I didn't know that Conus Concerto existed until my roommate at encore started working on it.
  22. Do you go to Curtis? Which instrument does J. Depasquale play? Would you care to enlighten us?
  23. all of us (being juniors at high school facing several AP exams soon) don't really have time. The bride needs to know if we can play it ASAP because she needs to notify the publisher of the program. Thanx for the suggestion though. We might get around to it after the exams.
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