Violin & Accordion Performances

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Violin & Accordion Performances

Postby mxsquid » 29 Jan 2009, 04:56

Nathan Milstein - Novacek's 'Perpetuum Mobile'

He was considered one of the finest violinists of the 20th Century



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Milstein
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Re: Violin & Accordion Performances

Postby Danny » 15 Feb 2009, 19:13

That's pretty amazing violin playing. Here's a completely unrelated performance, though there are violins. Do you remember the Cd I played at dinner a few weeks back? Beirut?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUhjuJyxqas

(how do you embed a youtube clip on these forums?)
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Re: Violin & Accordion Performances

Postby mxsquid » 18 Feb 2009, 00:45

1. Copy the youtube URL.
2. Click the box labeled "youtube" on the far right of the post reply. A mouseover shows the format.
3. Paste or Ctrl-V the full youtube URL between [youtube].......[/youtube] that appears.


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Re: Violin & Accordion Performances

Postby mxsquid » 18 Feb 2009, 01:09

Rimsky Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee

Zubin Mehta (Indian conductor) and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra




A Russian accordionist named Alexander Dmitriev plays his version. This is a piece I used to play when I was a kid.




This guy is brilliant!

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Re: Violin & Accordion Performances

Postby mxsquid » 18 Feb 2009, 01:42

Itzhak Perlman plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E-Minor Finale


13 years old and a polio victim, fast forward to present




Ever hear of Klezmer? Skiffle, Zydeco?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klezmer

In the Fiddler's Shack


Budapest Klezmer: Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen means "I think you're hot",
literarly translated "to me you are beautiful".

This is an example of a Fröhlich or Freylich (joyful music)


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Re: Violin & Accordion Performances

Postby Danny » 28 Feb 2009, 12:09

So If I found an accordion laying around would you be able to play something like that now? That was pretty amazing. Like Rachmananoff on a squeeze-box!
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Re: Violin & Accordion Performances

Postby mxsquid » 01 Mar 2009, 18:59

Nah, I don't think I'd be good at it any longer. I'd need practice, strength and dexterity. As far as being Rachmaninoff on a squeeze box, that would be a very tall order. Truth be told, there aren't any current famous accordionists. Lawrence Welk and his band's accordionist Myron Floren were the last "famous" names I remember from the mid 1960's.



Actually now that you made me think about it, I looked up my old accordion teacher, Anthony Galla-Rini. I used to take lessons from him in Hollywood. He also taught Myron Floren. He died recently at age 102.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Galla-Rini
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