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Astonishing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Stephen Fine posted a topic in The FingerboardSo, I started watching this and thought, "Ok, my idol has finally lost me. This is just silly." But then, within minutes, she had me convinced that this is obviously what Tchaikovsky meant. I would describe the character as goofy. It's remarkable that no one else I can think of draws such a stark contrast between such clearly different musical ideas. She's discovered something new outside the typical tradition of performance. When the third movement begins it makes much more sense structurally to me now as a return. Anyways... prepare yourselves.
The way we should continue to approach making.
Advocatus Diaboli posted a topic in The PegboxI was browsing the interwebs on my self-inflicted break, and tripped into this. It reminded me of the glorious traditions we have in approaching instrument making, particularly Cremonese 'copies'. If those of us who keep this simple philosophy in mind when analyzing and making instruments, and those of us who scoff at this approach started taking it more seriously, seems to me the violin making community would advance at a tremendous rate, and probably even surpass the magical, elusive Cremonese instruments. Of course, we can continue to be stubborn and continue to scientifically analyze these instruments, and make new ones in a controlled, consistent manner.