mathieu valde

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  1. mathieu valde

    Expensive wreckage of Hopf on ebay

    150 for spares - that is ok
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    Expensive wreckage of Hopf on ebay

    He did not accepted my offer , I also send warning about violin's spurious provenance. Now at least seller knows he is overstepping boundaries.
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    Expensive wreckage of Hopf on ebay

    I did it. Spendid Idea!
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    Expensive wreckage of Hopf on ebay

    Does anybody knows seller? I'll be happy to ask some questions!
  5. Nice price! https://www.ebay.de/itm/Geige-Violin-Violon-Violino-Alt-Alte-Old-ca-1670-Hopf-with-Expertise/163107707131?hash=item25f9fa18fb:g:WCoAAOSwusdaWTAl
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    Rupprecht violin Vienna 1860

    I visited that shop some years ago. It was all funny - prices, attributions, conversation, etc.NB: As I understand guy is kind a conductor and I quess also organising conducting events, where everyone can pay money and conduct symph.orchestra somewhere in Bulgaria, or Romania.
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    Help identifying origin of this violin

    I'm totally agree with Martin. I have at the moment circa 3-4 those instruments in shop, with price of depart - up to 900 Eur and that is high price, because good players. Usually they are described in France as lower grade Mirecourt, violon d'etude, you can find them at every catalogue, as mentioned there - Laberte, JTL, + others
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    Baroque violin

    But neck angle does, because it affects other parameters + holding and playing technique as well.
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    Baroque violin

    If you consider new baroque violin http://www.mahr-geigenbau.de/?lang=en He makes also baroque violins. Even cheapest ones are MUCH better than avarage chinese so called baroque models (what they actually are not). I prefer old instrument - many of them are preserved with original necks, just need to make repairs, corrections and setup.But if you want really early baroque/Renaissance violin with fat neck, than you should buy new one or look for used instruments.
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    Gut strings? What are those?

    They do not sound and last so good as others. If you look cheaper option - Aquila is cheaper, but I personally do not like sound.
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    Gut strings? What are those?

    What kind of strings you got? there are varnished and not varnished possibility. You can oil not varnished strings with virgin olive oil, as well as some other staff, but it is not necessary, just to prolong their life. There are several brands available, quite different sound and quality. I like La Folia, but you can try Dlugolecky, Toro, Kurschner and Aquila. Worst scenario is to use Pirastro chorda. If you are seriously attached to that, sooner or later you'll find personal maker making gut string for you personally, what is probably best scenario, but it is not cheap.
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    Baroque performance practice or not?

    sorry, you do not want to read. You are not open to knowledge, because you think you know everything . That is very sad and end of discussion.
  13. mathieu valde

    Baroque performance practice or not?

    I got idea we are talking about how Bach and his generation made interpretation, not about how Szheryng and Celibidache performed Bach. Read Mathesson, read CPE Bach, Leopold Mozart and than you will be more informed.
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    Baroque performance practice or not?

    I do not want to give a lecture, but just some points I need to mark: Better read that Quantz treatise, because there is also special chapter about violin playing, besides all other staff dedicated to all musicians. And it is very hard to imagine that flute player's were better musicans than violin players, because they very much shared same repertoire, why violin player should play "little variation in dinamics and tempo" , but other instruments normally???? Also your other arguments are full of just uninformed staff. Sorry, there are so much information about that, why not start to read sources? Soon you will find your information updated, very soon... Bach did not used loose bow and flatness of baroque bridge is myth, actually it is just a little flatter. Many things in Boyden's book are wrong, it was a good book 60 years ago, but now we know much more. Bach was very much "french" in taste (btw check that palousian's post and see french clef), he should be played in a french manner - or let's say precise in post Couperin mixed or united style, which is mixture of French and Italian style, even adagio is not pure post Corelli italian (plain written, performed highly ornamented - check Corelli op5, 1710 version with Corelli own ornamented sections), but already ornamentally written with much of french ornaments. Pure italian pieces you should try perform in more Italian way, French - as french.But again - Bach itself usually added too much french ornamentation staff, check his arrangement of Marcello ob.concerto vs original. And what is important - French style rhythmically is very much played different as written, exactly same we see when they speak, it is not sound same as written. Handel also has many pieces in French manner - do you mean not to perform them as Handel intended to do? Messiah ouverture? not over dotted again as it was played before II world war ? Please read sources, they are now available all over on net. Quantz exempel.pdf
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    Baroque performance practice or not?

    Sorry, there are no such indications of playing lineary with no dinamics etc at baroque time, except maybe bad unprofessional players being unable to play. All sources give no such ideas, so you are probably wrong at that. Check Quantz treatise of flute playing, there is example how you should interpret a piece according harmony, with written out dinamics for each note. You will be surprised to see that.