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stephen redrobe

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  1. Can you not read between the lines?.
  2. Yeah, dream on. Bragging Sons Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50." The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100." The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon. And it takes eight people to collect all the money!"
  3. http://www.paulharrild.co.uk/makingacopy.htm
  4. One Tree Hill has given you an excellent reply. Further to that I would only add that what got me through my concert career was remembering where the semitones [half steps] are.
  5. A very nice Maestronetter sent me a copy of this last Xmas. Michael did not wear a wig
  6. If anybody could, I suspect he could teach me the famous allegro!
  7. That's a beauty! Re: the dreaded allegro - it was always a toneless "da da dum dum da de da dum de" that I was supposed to instantly recognize and play that finally killed my enthusiasm for those, admittedly lucrative, soirees that I used to play at in those days. Thank God for the sanctuary of academia.
  8. Not true my dear, they always want their "allegro" and will accept no substitute
  9. Yes Carlo! I too have been asked to play this famous piece called Allegro, numerous times!
  10. Whilst nothing from the mainstream violin literature ever held any fear for me, especially when I was younger and bolder, I always used to dread being asked by some wealthy but musically illiterate patron of the arts to play certain items. Having to explain that Beethoven's fifth, Mozart's 40th or Schubert's "The trout" were not solo violin pieces was always embarassing and got rather tedious after a while.
  11. Might I suggest a book edited by my friend Eric Wen, former editor of The Strad magazine, entitled "The Accompanied Etude". It consists of a selection of the most famous of the etudes and caprices with accompaniments by Heifetz, Elman, Kreisler etc. It also contains Massart's "The Art of studying Kreutzer's etudes". It is published by Carl Fischer.
  12. I'm afraid I have the Augener edition, edited by Artok. Augeners are no longer in business tragically. I do not know if the Artok revision is available through another publisher.
  13. I just sent it. If anyone else wants it: www.stephenredrobe.com/rab1.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab2.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab3.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab4.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab5.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab6.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab7.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab8.jpg www.stephenredrobe.com/rab9.jpg
  14. I have it. Would you like me to scan it for you?.
  15. I have Oliv label [covered gut] on it. I've not tried it with plain gut though.
  16. Yes they can. The lower tuning is for so-called authentic baroque performance.
  17. I went to bed early. It would be considered the same semibreve [whole note to the Americans]. Anything Kreisler chose to do is OK in my book
  18. "But then, what would you say about my #38 example? That would be a MORE testing question!" On the contrary my friend. I am at a loss as to why you have a problem with this. The scale begins with a straightforward octave 1/4 and continues in a perfectly predictable manner.
  19. Well said young man!. One might assume that I would, of all people, be Heifetz obsessed. I do, of course, recognize Heifetz as the greatest player we have seen - that goes without saying. However I happen to play much more like Perlman.
  20. In the G I have a particular fondness for Oistrakh/Bauer.
  21. Your edition does indeed describe a bowing atrocity. This is the only bowing for Kreutzer 41 with which I am familiar:
  22. Certainly, although it has been posted here before. In 1963 I played the first movement of the Bach concerto for two violins with my teacher at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. I was paid £50.
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