Sunday, July 21, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Harpo Marx – *Wreck*maninoff ‘Prelude in C# Minor’ [CLASSICAL LOL]

Harpo Marx performing not Rachmaninoff, but Wreck-maninoff's destructive 'Prelude in C# Minor'. Excerpt from the Marx Brothers' 1937 movie 'A Day at the Races'. HARPO MARX...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Gidon Kremer & Martha Argerich – Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 [1994]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1994 archival performance of Latvian violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer with Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10. Recorded live on...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Introducing … The 16,000 Matchsticks Violin [KOOKY]

Introducing ... the matchsticks violin. Made in 1937 by Polish bricklayer Jan Gwizdz, the fully playable, yet brittle, instrument is constructed from 16,000 matchsticks.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tBXHhS6q8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THE MATCHSTICKS VIOLIN |...

MANIC MONDAY | The Melodica Men … Mussorgsky’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ [SPOOKY]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono & Tristan Lane Clarke from The Melodica Men present a very special, spooky Mussorgsky's 'Night on Bald Mountain' … arranged for...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Robert David Coleman ‘>Cut-up<' [VIDEO]

17 year old Japanese violinist, Ayana Tsuji performing British composer Robert David Coleman's newly-premiered work '>Cut-up< for Solo Violin’. Commissions by the Joseph Joachim International...

MANIC MONDAY | YouTube Composing Sensation Andrew Huang – ‘The Glorious Midi Unicorn’ [WOW]

YouTube midi composing sensation Andrew Huang's latest composition ... 'The Glorious Midi Unicorn'. "The challenge in this process was to come up with melodies and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Brannon Cho – Boccherini Cello Sonata in C Major [2018]

VC Young Artist, cellist Brannon Cho and pianist Victor Asuncion performing Boccherini's Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major. Recorded live on the 31st of July,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | The Great Violinists of NBC TV’s “Bell Telephone Hour”, 1959-1964 [LEGENDS]

Never-before-uploaded in its entirety, a 90 minute compilation of many of the greatest violinists of the 20th century’s appearances on NBC’s “The Bell Telephone...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christel Lee – 2015 Sibelius Violin Comp 1st Prize Winner [VIDEO]

25 year old Christel Lee, from the United States’ 1st prize winning performance of Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final of the 2015...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO| ‘The Paris Experiment’ – Rigourous Scientific Study, Old Vs Modern Violins

In the largest study of its kind, conducted in September 2012 on a darkened stage in Paris by acoustic research expert Dr. Claudia Fritz...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Benjamin Marquise Gilmore – 2015 Hannover Comp 4th Prize [VIDEO]

27 year old violinist from the Netherlands/United States Benjamin Marquise Gilmore‘s 4th prize winning performance of Beethoven Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2015 Joseph...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Melodica Men … Dvorak’s ‘New World Symphony’ [WHOA]

YouTube sensations Joe Buono and Tristan Clarke from The Melodica Men present Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' ... arranged for two mouth-blown melodicas ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQyqKN9G0Fk JOE BUONO & TRISTAN CLARKE |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Seiji Okamoto – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Seiji Okamoto‘s joint 2nd prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbH_o_EDO-A&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SEIJI OKAMOTO...

MANIC MONDAY | ‘Fur Elise’ for 5 Guitars …. at Once [VIDEO]

Canadian guitarist Steven Onotera aka ‘The Samurai Guitarist’ performing Beethoven’s iconic ‘Fur Elise’ … on five guitars … all at the same time. BEETHOVEN |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Svetlin Roussev – Chausson ‘Poeme’ [2017]

Bulgarian violinist Svetlin Roussev performing Chausson’s Poeme - with conductor Emanuel Salvador and the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra. Recorded live on the 18th of November, 2018 -...

VC LIVE | 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition, Korea [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct for Tongyeong, South Korea.     2018 ISANGYUN INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 2ND ROUND LIVE FROM...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Frédéric Kummer & François Schubert – “Duo for Violin & Cello” [WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING]

Presenting the world premiere recording of 'Duo Concertante No. 1 for Violin and Cello' by German composers Frédéric Kummer (1797-1879) & François Schubert (1808-1878). Whilst little details...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Natsuho Murata – il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

10-year-old Natsuho Murata‘s 1st prize-winning performance – in the Final of the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition, in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – Nielsen Violin Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Luke Hsu performing Carl Nielsen's Violin Concerto - with conductor Garrett Keast and Odense Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on April 23rd, 2016...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Heinrich Schiff – Schumann Cello Concerto, 2002 [VIDEO]

The late-Austrian cellist Heinrich Schiff performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Christian Zacharias and Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Recorded live...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Nigel Armstrong – 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition [VIDEO]

The then 21 year old violinist, Nigel Armstrong performing John Corigliano’s ‘Stomp for Solo Violin' - in the laureate concert of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji – Montreal Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

18 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ Ayana Tsuji, from Japan performing Sibelius Violin Concerto - in the Final Round of the 2016 Montreal International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Masumi Per Rostad – Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata [2018]

Eastman School of Music Viola Professor Masumi Per Rostad and pianist Alan Chow performing Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola and Piano. Recorded live at Kilbourn Hall, in Rochester, New...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – Wieniawski ‘Polonaise in D’, 10 Years Old [VIDEO]

10 years old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Wieniawski's 'Polonaise Brillante in D Major' Op. 4 - with pianist Maxim Lando. Recorded live on November...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – Comedy Videos Compilation, Volume 2 [LOL]

VC Artist Ray Chen's Volume 2 compilation of musical comedy clips - as originally seen on Facebook and Instagram ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCQYrFzW84&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC ARTIST RAY CHEN |...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Live [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing Shostakovich's Cello Sonata in D Minor. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Rising Star’ SooBeen Lee – Ysaye Solo Sonata No.2 [VIDEO]

15 year old VC 'Rising Star' and Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, SooBeen Lee performing the 4th movement from Ysaye's Solo Sonata No....

VC BUZZ | WT?!?! Sibelius Horse Violin Concerto #LOLz [VIDEO]

In what appears to be the latest in a stream of young violin virtuosi turning their hands to comic relief, we present Czech Philharmonic...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Filip Pogady – Wieniawski ‘Variations’, 2003, 15 Years Old [VIDEO]

2003 archival footage of the then 15 year old Filip Pogady - performing Wieniawski’s ‘Variations on an Original Theme’. VC recently caught up with violinist...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Recently Re-Discovered Johan Halvorsen (b.1864) Violin Concerto [NEW-AGAIN]

Lost for over a century after its original low-key premiere in 1909, the 22 minute Violin Concerto of Johan Halvorsen (b. 1864) was re-premiered in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Veriko Tchumburidze – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Veriko Tchumburidze‘s 1st prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSXJ2gIxI10&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VERIKO TCHUMBURIDZE |...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin – London’s Proms Festival [2013]

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's 'Romeo & Juliet Overture' – live from the 2013 BBC Proms Festival, in London. Deutsche Grammophon has this...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The Fully-Playable Paper & Cardboard Organ [WOW]

Introducing the fully-playable organ ... constructed entirely from paper, cardboard and a transparent sheet of plastic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cD1NPvRNLQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 PAPER & CARDBOARD ORGAN | BY PAPER ENGINEER ALIAKSEI...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Glenn Dicterow – Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pas de Deux’ from ‘Swan Lake’ [1998]

Amazing 1998 archival New York Philharmonic footage of former Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow performing Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet score. The Violin Channel recently caught up...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Qigang Chen – ‘Reflections of a Vanished Time’ US Premiere [2017]

French cello virtuoso Gautier Capuçon performing the US-premiere performance of Chinese composer Qigang Chen’s ‘Reflections of a Vanished Time' for solo cello and orchestra. Recorded...

MANIC MONDAY | Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ – for Blow-Organ Melodicas [WTF]

The appropriately-named Melodica Men present Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' for blow-organ melodicas ....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIq543Q10UM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MELODICA MEN | STRAVINSKY | RITE OF SPRING 

PAGANINI POV | Sean Lee – Paganini Caprice No. 17 in E Flat Major [GOPRO CAM]

In this unique and exclusive VC series, American violin virtuoso Sean Lee spins us through the twists and chicanes of the Paganini Solo Violin Caprices. Today’s...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mayumi Kanagawa – Princess Astrid Competition 1st Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Japanese-American violinist Mayumi Kanagawa's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2016 Princess Astrid International Music Competition, in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist Aldo Parisot – Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 [1960]

Incredible 1960 archival performance of Brazilian-American cellist Aldo Parisot performing Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Willis Page and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Joshua Bell – Beethoven Violin Concerto [2010]

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell leading the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded live on the 28th of July, 2010...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Rafał Blechacz – Live From Hong Kong Yellow Lounge [2019]

Violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim and acclaimed Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz performing live from the newly-opened Yellow Lounge in Hong Kong. Recorded and streamed on the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – Elgar Violin Concerto, 2015 [VIDEO]

VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky performing Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor - with conductor Jan Latham-Koenig and the New Opera Orchestra. Recorded live at Moscow's...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

London's Royal Opera House's humorous new take on Shostakovich's satirical operatic masterpiece: 'The Nose' .... The adventurous new production ran from the 20th October — 9th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Milstein – Beethoven Violin Concerto, Boult, London Philharmonic [1972]

Never-before-uploaded incredible 1972 archival performance of Russian-born virtuoso Nathan Milstein performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major - with conductor Sir Adrian Boult and the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Julia Fischer – Martinu Violin Concerto No. 2, 2015 [VIDEO]

German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer performing Bohuslav Martinu's Violin Concerto No. 2 - with conductor David Zinman and the Czech Philharmonic. Recorded live in March 2015...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | TwoSet Violin – ’21 Excuses For Not Practicing’ [YAAAS]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin present …. '21 excuses for not practicing' ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqC4qJJdjQc  

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt – Webern ‘Four Pieces’ [2014]

Never-before-uploaded archival performance of violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt performing Webern’s ‘Four Pieces for Violin and Piano’. Recorded live on the 30th of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s

NEW TO YOUTUBE | From the Top – ‘Stranger Things’ Theme & Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ [SPOOKY]

From the Top violinists, Henry Ayanna, Eleanor Markey and Hannah Ryu perform a Halloween-themed mashup - of the theme from the hit TV series...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Yossif Ivanov – Montreal Competition 1st Prize [2003]

2003 archival footage of the then 16-year-old Belgian violinist Yossif Ivanov's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Montreal International Violin Competition.  Today...

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