Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 
  Classical Music Home > Music News

What makes a great violinist?

March 10, 2012

“The greatest test for a violinist? The Paganini caprices? Bach’s Chaconne? The Beethoven or Brahms violin concertos? No. The greatest test is to hold the attention of a listener for 60 minutes or so of violin short pieces/vignettes/salon music. Few pass the test; few have the range of sound, variety of bowing, palette of colours, variation of dynamics, to hold our attention for more than 20 minutes or so in vignettes by Kreisler, De Falla, Sarasate, Achron, et al. So I was more than happy this weekend to sit back and listen to Fritz Kreisler, Tianwa Yang, and Michael Rabin—all playing short vignettes…” Continue reading

Source: Harry Collier, Musicke & Food, 25 February 2012


AVAILABLE MARCH 2012

SARASATE Violin and Piano Music Vol 3
Tianwa Yang • Markus Hadulla
8.570893

Fritz Kreisler Complete Recordings Vol 4
Fritz Kreisler
8.111384










 
    2014
     Archive
 
    2007
    Archives
 
    Archives
 
    2014
     Archive
 
    2014
     Archive



Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
10:19:32 AM, 31 July 2014
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2014 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-212-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.