mathieu valde

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  1. mathieu valde

    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.
  2. 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.
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    Baroque performance practice or not?

    Not agree- we still feel pain, anger, love, etc in same way as they did. Musician in baroque times as well as today should move listeners soul speaking in those moods and provoke them to feel same. (Sorry, I can not say better in english, but I I tried my best.)
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    Baroque performance practice or not?

    yes, if it is not already having composers remark of something. Whole idea of rhetoric is treating you as actor . All written text can (and have to) be interpreted with your personal feeling, but of course you should respect margins - character of tonality, interval colors as ascending or descending, etc
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    Baroque performance practice or not?

    If you want to understand that, you should study Rhetorics, normally it is mandatory studying subject at every early music department in Music academies. Echo priciple is not a main and only one. There is good book about Rhetorics in music "Rhetorical wheapons" by Judy Tarling, she also wrote book "Baroque String Playing for Ingenious Learners " , which is good for beginners trying to understand what historically informed practice deals whith.
  8. mathieu valde

    Beautiful mystery violin

    I can not judge sound, I can not say is it unique or not, but I did not find it really beautiful. Are you trying to sell or buy those 2 violins you posted here?
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    Beautiful mystery violin

    After seeing last pictures of back, I would not recommend that violin to any customer as not having possible commercial value. Pardon, if I'm wrong.
  10. mathieu valde

    old violin ID

    I meant top block , which looks a poorly made replacement. But looks it was did long time ago
  11. mathieu valde

    old violin ID

    When I got violin, it was already opened. Crude work.
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    old violin ID

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    old violin ID

    I see T shaped rib conexion instead of being at middle. Can it be still 'BOB?
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    old violin ID

    Dear all, As a learner I completely stopped now "before new gate". Is it Mittenwald instrument or probably french one? Head is replacement, looks Saxon, but instrument itself looks as Mittenwald for me, size 35.3-4, but bottom rib is not (anymore?) one piece. It has a half of label of Guersan , but of course it is not important for ID. Looks quite old, table repaired several times. Does anyone has an idea?
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    Stradivari's secret was a concept?

    Alchemy (or better say- that way of thinking) was a strong part of every scientist's knowledge and principles of it was very wide spread among every educated kratfsman, I can believe also Stradivari also knew those and perhaps applied some natural basic chemical processes to wood, as everyone did. But only if you find something really unusual, extra terrestrial in his wood treatment than you can have a evidence he did something what others did not . As far as I remember there is no such findings, only very good knowledge about choosing right material and extremaly fine work. But who knows...