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  1. Not necessarily midi, but the real thing.... Google "Violin Accompaniment" for more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnzoVheCZIjcqgbI1DvY_og https://www.piano-accompaniments.com/acatalog/violin-repertoire.html
  2. I just came across some downloads from Maestronet from around 1996 when I was just starting on my violin. These were "graded" sheet music and included midi accompaniment files. They really helped me get started playing. Just curious when these disappeared from Maestronet and why? Thanks Bob Brothers Lone Oak, Texas
  3. In the 70's I heard the Berliner Philharmonic once with Karajan and several times with guest conductors. All of the performances were of the "highest" level. Well worth standing in line at the Philharmonie at 4am to get a number that allowed me to buy a ticket later in the week before the performance. Great fun Wish I had been in Berlin when Furtwaengler was there....
  4. I'm thinking that the Y Chen tailpiece is a product by Yanbing Chen. He is the president of Cleveland Violins, so maybe you could try calling them. https://www.clevelandviolins.com/ Regards Bob
  5. Bill Merkel, thank you for that link to the Kneisel Collection on IMSLP. These three volumes are a valuable addition to my library... even if I can't play most of them
  6. Here are several works available on IMSLP that I enjoy playing at my current level. Komarowski concerto 2 http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/6/6f/IMSLP187603-PMLP325136-Concerto_2_violin_and_klavier.pdf Kuechler Op 11, 12, 15 https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Concertino,_Op.11_(Küchler,_Ferdinand) https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Concertino,_Op.12_(Küchler,_Ferdinand) https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Concertino,_Op.15_(Küchler,_Ferdinand) A. Samie Op 31, 32, 33 https://imslp.org/wiki/Études_mignonnes,_Op.31_(Samie,_Auguste) https://imslp.org/wiki/Études_progressives,_Op.32_(Samie,_Auguste) https://imslp.org/wiki/Études_mélodiques,_Op.33_(Samie,_Auguste) Portnoff Op13, 14 https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Concertino,_Op.13_(Portnoff,_Leo) https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Concertino,_Op.14_(Portnoff,_Leo)
  7. I started listening to Adventures in Good Music starting in the 1970's... really enjoyed his style, even when I didn't care for the choice of music. But, I even learned something new from those shows! Have listened to all of the archive.org programs, but was disappointed that they didn't have the introduction theme music. We need someone like Karl again... he was the original "pod caster"
  8. During my last eye exam I requested a single vision prescription for the distance to my music stand (~30" in my case). I sent this prescription to Zenni.com and bought a dedicated pair of glasses that I use only for playing. The modified prescription cost me nothing extra since the focal length is calculated based on the normal (bifocal in my case) prescription.
  9. Why, whenever I try to do a search from the home page search box do I get. 500 - Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. I'm using the latest Chrome browser under an up to date Windows 10.
  10. Maybe I'm too old and romantic
  11. Bill, thank you for the link. While in Berlin in the 70's I used to listen to a lot of the Soviet Union broadcasts (from DDR radio) and was awed by the virtuosity displayes. There were many fantastic recordings sold by the Soviet record company Kultur at that time, with doesn't appear to be in existence any longer (there is a Kultur radio that' s on the web, but that's not it). Thanks again. My goosebumps are just beginning to subside
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