Following up from yesterday’s post about the top five historical violinists, today we have the top five modern violinists. These are the violinists that if they come to do a … Continue readingTop Five Modern Violinists
There are many brilliant violinists around today, and tomorrow I will share with you my five favourite modern day violinists. But all of these violinists are built on the shoulders … Continue readingTop Five Historical Violinists
In the spring of 1825, Ignaz Schuppanzigh, an Austrian violinist, was engaged to perform the premiere of Beethoven’s latest quartet, written some 15 years after his last quartet which premiered … Continue readingHoly Song of Thanksgiving – Beethoven’s String Quartet number 15
You might think that a violin case is relatively simple – it’s got a violin, and a bow, and not much else. However, in the case of a violinist are … Continue readingWhat’s in my case?
A number of years ago, I was planning the trip of a lifetime. I was going to fly to England, find a backpackers or something near Paddington, and go to … Continue readingThe Last Night of the Proms
German composer Ferdinand Küchler wrote this piece in 1934 and it became a staple in the beginner violin repertoire. Küchler was a renowned violin pedagogue, and his writings on teaching … Continue readingConcertino in G, Op. 11 – Küchler
I love being musical. I love playing on my violin. I love playing on the guitar. I also love singing. Having been a part of churches my whole life, there … Continue readingSinging from the same songsheet
Composed by German Composer Oskar Rieding (1840-1918) and first published in 1909, this concertino which stays completely in first position has become a staple of the beginner violin repertoire.
So your child is starting to learn the violin, and you need to get a violin. You look at the music shop prices, and balk – surely it doesn’t cost … Continue readingWhy shouldn’t I buy my violin from gumtree?
A concerto which remains entirely in first position, this concerto contains catchy melodies yet still provides some technical challenges to stretch the player. First published in 1911, some 7 years … Continue readingConcerto in D Maj, Op. 36 – Rieding