tononi6

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  1. I have had violin lessons from Steve Redrobe for over three years and know him very well indeed, in contrast to some of his detractors on this board, who write, with huge personal bravery, behind a veil of anonymity. It is difficult to answer all the points raised without breaching Steve's right to privacy, particularly the ones relating to general behaviour, as opposed to violin playing. Since hearing of Erick's dreadful health problems, Steve's playing and 'general health' have declined. I cannot go further into this. It will get better in time. I can tell you that the real Steve is a sensitive and kind person; the internet 'persona' aspect is at variance with the real person, but I cannot and will not go into the reasons for that. Finally, for those on here below the age of 20, I suggest a period of calm reflection; for those over, I suggest you either stop firing your mean-spirited points or discard the privacy that this forum offers.
  2. I hope you have photos of your grandparents' wedding reception with Campoli in one of them....
  3. Ron, Many thanks for the interesting reply. What a pity about the Handel Sonatas. I had no idea that Mrs Campoli moved to Thame and I shall certainly try to obtain a copy of the biography. I believe Albert Sammons was a Bridge player too; entirely self-taught, he could play the Elgar like no one else in my humble opinion. Campoli, Sammons and Max Jaffa made ends meet with light music in the 1930s I believe - Palm Court Orchestra etc and possibly because of that one or two of the critics tended to regard them with distain, totally unfairly. Steve
  4. I believe Campoli played on the 'Dragonetti' Strad of 1696?? I have several of his recordings which fully demonstrate his bel canto style. He resided at Winchmore Hill in London from where he kindly sent me an autographed photo back in the early 1970s.
  5. 'Golden period'- those were 'tongue in cheek' remarks, not meant seriously. 'Brevity is the soul of wit' Hamlet - Shakespeare. )
  6. The running clock has a strange effect and is probably designed to do so. You know, time is passing quickly.... bid before it's too late.
  7. Well, there's a wide variety of things to suit all pockets. A beautiful inlaid violin case, made by W E Hill & Sons has caught my eye. The Strad which is for sale has nothing to do with the Stern Collection. Anyway, you wouldn't want it. It's an early model, not of the 'golden period'....
  8. See www.tarisio.com if you are seeking something from his estate.
  9. It's good to know that his grandson is playing his cello. Many thanks for your replies.
  10. Martin Luther - my favourite German. My ONLY favourite German. Can't even claim to like Ann Sophie much. Not too keen on the British Royal Family either!
  11. When All the Saints go Marching In!!
  12. I have just been looking at a photo of Piatigorsky's cello on display in Baltimore. Last night I watched a video of him playing on the same cello. Now I am filled with sadness. The cello looks like an orphan.
  13. Why not sell it through a major auction house? Is there something to hide? Is this a 'hot' fiddle??
  14. Yes, I think I have that CD too; it's called 'The Glory of Cremona' and I think 'The Strad' own the copyright. I recall the original LP which had a great photo of each violin arranged in a circle around the perimeter of the cover sleeve.....
  15. I received a reply today from Bernard Keeffe which was very useful and with any luck should result in my being able to acquire a copy of the programme I want to see again for the first time in 30 years.