Monday, April 22, 2019

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Bach Cello Suite, US-Mexico Border [2019]

Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 6th Solo Cello Suite live at the US-Mexico border - in protest to the Trump administration's recent immigration...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mischa Elman – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [1948 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1948 archival performance of luminary violinist Mischa Elman performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Antal Dorati and the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Baiba Skride – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2001]

The then 20-year-old Latvian violinist Baiba Skride’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2001 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. The jury for...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Luciano Pavarotti – Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ [1980]

Incredible 1980 archival performance of legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing 'Nessun Dorma' from Puccini's 'Turandot' - with conductor Zubin Mehta and the New York...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Pat Ernst … The Skiing Violinist [BRRRRR]

Violinist Pat Ernst, from the band The Whiskeydicks, warming up on his way to work at Whistler's Dubh Linn Gate Irish pub ...   https://youtu.be/IFslN5fbOSI    

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Kurth – ‘Everything Lasts Forever’ [PREMIERE RECORDING]

American composer Michael Kurth’s world premiere recording of ‘Everything Lasts Forever’ for Orchestra - with conductor Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. "I've been...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mischa Elman – Bruch Violin Concerto [1956 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1956 archival performance of luminary violinist Mischa Elman performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor - with conductor Sir Adrian...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Moto-Viola … [VROOM]

Turkish violist Efdal Altun takes us on a high-speed two-stroke crisp-downshifting spin....  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Bronislaw Huberman – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major [1934 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1934 archival audio recording of violinist Bronislaw Huberman performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major - with conductor Issai Dobrowen and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergey Khachatryan – Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize [2005]

Incredible 2005 archival footage of the then 20-year-old Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan's 1st prize winning performance in the Semi-Final Round of the 2005...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Milwaukee Breaking News – ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Robbery [2014]

2014 Milwaukee breaking news report of the theft of the $6 Million Lipinski Stradivarius violin - following a brazen attack and robbery of Milwaukee...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Gérard Poulet – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 [1952 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1952 archival audio recording of violinist Gérard Poulet performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major. Recorded live with conductor Rudolf Paumgartner...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – $1000 Violin vs $10,000,000 Violin [ULTIMATE TEST]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin and VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng undertake the ultimate challenge, to find out …. "What’s better, a $1000 violinist...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Tyshawn Sorey – ‘Everything Changes, Nothing Changes’ For String Quartet [PREMIERE]

The New York-based JACK Quartet performing the American premiere performance of American composer Tyshawn Sorey’s new work: Everything Changes, Nothing Changes for String Quartet. "Last summer,...

MANIC MONDAY | J.S. Bach … As A Pancake [WHAT]

Washington State illustrator Nathan Shields steps us through the art of baking your own Johann Sebastian Bach pancakes …   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAdoVyT8Xg0    

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Dvorak ‘Sonatina’, 11-Years-Old [2019]

2018 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st prize winner, 11-year-old violinist VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Dvorak’s 'Sonatina' in G Major - with pianist Laurence...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Alena Baeva & Vadym Kholodenko – Respighi Violin Sonata [2018]

Russian-born violinist Alena Baeva and pianist Vadym Kholodenko performing Respighi's Violin Sonata in B Minor. Recorded live on the 22nd of August 2018 - at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Mischa Elman – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1956 ARCHIVAL]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1956 archival audio recording of legendary violinist Mischa Elman performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live with conductor Georg Solti and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Henning Kraggerud – ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ [CHILLY]

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud performing Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - with the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Recorded in Winter 2019 outdoors at the Fjellheisen...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonid Kogan – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [1959 ARCHIVAL]

Never-before-uploaded 1959 archival audio of luminary Russian violinist Leonid Kogan performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Constantin Silvestri and the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne-Sophie Mutter – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1989]

Incredible 1989 archival footage of superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Seiji Ozawa and the Boston...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ [2019]

11-year-old wunderkind, VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Saint Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Benjamin Northey and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Johan Dalene – Menuhin Competition [2016]

The then 15-year-old Swedish VC Young Artist Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Junior Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Johan...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Isabelle Faust – Schumann Violin Concerto [2019]

German violin virtuoso Isabelle Faust performing Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor – with conductor Francois-Xavier Roth and the Gurzenich-Orchester Koln. Recorded live on the 10th of February, 2019...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Lord of the Rings’ … Arranged for 13 Cellos [WHAT]

Internet sensation Cellofrag performing ‘Song of Durin’ from composer Clamavi De Profundis' 'Lord of the Rings' movie soundtrack ... self-arranged and performed for 13...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Er-Gene Kahng – Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2 [RECENT DISCOVERY]

American violinist Er-Gene Kahng performing the world premiere recording of the recently discovered 2nd Violin Concerto of 20th Century African-American composer, Florence Price. “Florence Price was...

MANIC MONDAY | TwoSetViolin – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto BACKWARDS … [WHAT]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major ... BACKWARDS!   https://youtu.be/O2KZ7BWlut4

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize [2008]

Incredible archival footage of the then 19-year-old VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin...

VC LIVE | Pinchas Zukerman Celebration – Live from the Manhattan School of Music [LIVESTREAM]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from violinist Pinchas Zukerman combined 70th Birthday and 25th Anniversary of the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program celebration - in...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – Cellist Amanda Forsyth, Live from the Pinchas Zukerman Celebration [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by cellist Amanda Forsyth for a Facebook Livestream with her fans...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Joseph Silverstein – Elgar Violin Concerto, Live [1972]

Incredible 1972 archival footage of the late violinist Joseph Silverstein performing the Elgar Violin Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Sir Colin Davis...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Joseph Swensen – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1987 ARCHIVES]

Never-before-uploaded 1987 audio recording of American violinist Joseph Swensen performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major- with conductor André Previn and the Royal Philharmonic...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Cellist Julia Kent – ‘Floating City’ for Solo Cello & Electronics [PREMIERE]

Vancouver-born New York-based cellist Julia Kent performing the world premiere performance of her own original new work: 'Floating City' for Solo Cello and Looping...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Aaron Rosand – Glazunov Violin Concerto [1967]

Incredible 1967 archival footage of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Reynold Giovaninetti and the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Jiyoon Lee – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of South Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout & Frank Dupree – Bowen Viola Sonata No. 1 [2019]

23-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout and pianist Frank Dupree performing York Bowen's Viola Sonata No. 1 in C Minor Op. 81. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Igor Oistrakh – Brahms Violin Concerto [1981 ARCHIVES]

Incredible 1981 never-before-uploaded archival footage of violinist Igor Oistrakh performing Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Odon Alonso and the RTVE Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Zukerman Trio – Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor [2019]

The New York-based Zukerman Trio, comprising violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng performing Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D...

MANIC MONDAY | The ‘Absolute Mind-Blowing’ Pyro-Trombone [WTF]

Introducing the ‘Pyro-Trombone!’ ... “The public dislikes trombone concerts … we must therefore innovate and be absolutely mind blowing,” inventor, Valentin Guerin has said.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcm0igXG1oI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PYRO-TROMBONE...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Yuri Bashmet – Berlioz ‘Harold in Italy’ [1985 ARCHIVES]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1985 archival footage of Russian viola virtuoso Yuri Bashmet performing Berlioz’s Harold in Italy – with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p__u-kFDoEo YURI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leonidas Kavakos – Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 [2018]

Superstar violinist Leonidas Kavakos performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Danbi Um & Amy Yang – Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 [2019]

South Korean violinist Danbi Um and pianist Amy Yang performing Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major - live from the Astral Artists...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kyung-Wha Chung – William Walton’s 80th Birthday Celebration [1982]

Incredible 1982 archival performance of South Korean superstar violinist Kyung-Wha Chung performing William Walton’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Andre Previn and the Philharmonia...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Emma Gibout – Grumiaux Violin Competition 1st Prize [2018]

20-year-old Emma Gibout’s 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Category Final of the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists. The 70 candidates for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Gangnam Style – Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ [ROFL]

South Korean internet sensation, singer and rapper Psy presents Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring ... Gangnam style ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJaqwCP4Hy0  

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Christopher L. Stone – ‘Siddhartha Cello Concerto’ [2018]

Cellist Andrew Shulman performing American composer Christopher L. Stone's newly-premiered tone poem 'Siddhartha Cello Concerto' - with the composer conducting the Pro Arte Orchestra...

MANIC MONDAY | Maissi Juttu – Concerto for Vacuum Cleaner, Clothes Line & Feather Duster … [WHAT]

Multi-talented Finnish musician and internet personality Maissi Juttu performing the vacuum cleaner, clothes line, feather duster and more …   https://www.facebook.com/classicalmusicdaily/videos/342932829763739/?v=342932829763739

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mihaela Martin & Deanna Aikman – James Aikman Violin Sonata No. 1 [1986]

Never-before-uploaded 1986 archival footage of violinist Mihaela Martin and pianist Deanna Aikman performing contemporary composer James Aikman's Violin Sonata No. 1. Recorded live on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Anne-Sophie Mutter & Sir André Previn – ‘Tango, Song & Dance’ [2002]

2002 archival footage of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Tango, Song and Dance - written and performed with her by her then husband, celebrated pianist...

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