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MANIC MONDAY | TwoSet Violin – ‘Wieniawski & Chopin Double Violin Concerto’ [HUH]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin give a musical tribute to Poland ... with a fun mash-up of Bach's Double Violin Concerto meets Wieniawski and Chopin ... Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Sarabande’ from Bach’s Solo Partita No. 2 [2018]

Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen performing the 'Sarabande' from Bach's Solo Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Filmed on January 12th, 2018 - at Costa Mesa, in California. https://youtu.be/QIA_S71minE VC...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Lara St. John – Bach ‘Solo Violin Partita No. 1’, 2017 [MUSIC VIDEO]

Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing the 'Bourrée' and 'Double' from Bach's Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Video footage shot in Oaxaca,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach ‘Prelude’ … for Boomwhackers [WTF]

Bach’s piano ‘Prelude No.1 in C Major' performed by French juggling company, Les Objets Volants ... on tuned musical percussive Boomwhackers plastic tubes ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5seI0eJZCg BACH | PRELUDE NO. 1...

Violinist Miriam Fried ‘J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press newly-released CD copy of violinist Miriam Fried’s new...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ (Arr. String Orchestra) [NEW ARRANGEMENT]

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud and composer Bernt Simen Lund's newly-premiered original arrangement of Bach's monumental 'Goldberg Variations' - for string chamber orchestra. Recorded live on...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Lara St. John – ‘Highwire’ Bach Violin Concerto, 2000 [VIDEO]

2000 archival footage of Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor with a 'Highwire' gymnast. VC recently conducted a Facebook Live...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Miriam Fried Solo Bach CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Miriam Fried’s new album ‘J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Nimbus...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Margarita Balanas – ’20 Cellos in 1 Minute’ [WOW]

London-based cellist Margarita Balanas presents '20 Cellos in 1 Minute' ... a skillful demonstration of the differences in sound and look of 20 fine instruments...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Virtuoso Violinist Midori – Bach ‘Chaconne’, 2017 [VIDEO]

Japanese virtuoso violinist Midori performing the 'Chaconne' from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded and produced by Accentus Music - at the Köthen Castle in...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Dmitry Sitkovetsky – Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ Trio, 1985 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1985 archival performance of violinist Dimtry Sitkovetsky's innovative string trio arrangement of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' - with acclaimed violist Gérard Caussé and cellist Mischa...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was born on this day in 1932 – 85 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 50, he is widely regarded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Rachel Barton Pine – Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor, 2017 [VIDEO]

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine performing Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor - with conductor Andrew Sewell and the Hong Kong City Chamber...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ruggiero Ricci – 1982 Wigmore Hall Solo Recital [NEW VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1982 solo recital by legendary American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci. Recorded live at London's Wigmore Hall – and featuring solo violin repertoire by...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “The Swan Prelude” – Bach’s Cello ‘Prelude’ Meets Saint-Saens’ ‘Swan’ [VIDEO]

Eclectic Italian music ensemble Decostruttori Postmodernisti present 'The Swan Prelude' - Bach's 'Prelude' from the 1st Solo Cello Suite combined with Saint-Saens' 'The Swan' .... arranged for...

MANIC MONDAY | Bach ‘Chaconne’ (Arr. 4 Double Basses & Octobass) [VIDEO]

Introducing Bach's 'Chaconne' in D Minor .... arranged for four double basses and octobass. Recorded live at the 2015 Mardi Graves Festival, in Montpellier, France...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cello Pedagogue Amit Peled – Bach ‘Cello Suite No. 6, Prelude’ [LEARN]

Acclaimed Israeli-American cello pedagogue Amit Peled works us through the 'Prelude' from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The New ‘Six-Bach’ Abs Workout for Pianists [WTF]

Forget crossfit, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel steps us through his new workout regime for achieving those perfect 'Six-Bach' abs ...    

Violinist Nigel Kennedy Announces “He’s Quitting Classical Music – Except Bach”

English violinist Nigel Kennedy has this week announced he is considering giving up performing all classical music, except Bach, to focus on other genres...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Victor Pikayzen – Bach Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, 1971 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1971 archival audio recording of legendary Russian virtuoso Victor Pikayzen performing Bach’s Solo Sonata No. 1 in G Minor. Maestro Pikayzen this week celebrated...

Laurence Lesser ‘Bach Cello Suites’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Laurence Lesser ‘J.S. Bach Cello Suites’ CD. A...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Laurence Lesser ‘Bach Cello Suites’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Laurence Lesser ‘J.S. Bach Cello Suites’ CDs. A...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Katica Illenyi – Bach “Vocal” Concerto in A Minor [WTF]

Hungarian violinist, Katica Illenyi’s performing her own special arrangement of Bach's A Minor Concerto ... for chamber orchestra and doo-wop.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBWxQmUPWA8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 KATICA ILLENYI | BACH | VIOLIN CONCERTO...

Kyung Wha Chung ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of Kyung Wha Chung’s newly-released...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Kyung Wha Chung ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Kyung Wha Chung ‘Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mandolinist Avi Avital – Arr. Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor [VIDEO]

Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital performing his own arrangement of the second movement from Bach's Violin Concerto in A Minor. Recorded live with the Australian Brandenburg...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | George Enescu & Yehudi Menuhin – Bach Double Violin Concerto, 1937 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1937 audio of legendary violinists George Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin performing Bach's 'Double Violin Concerto in D Minor'. Recorded live with the New York Philharmonic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-6VUOZOJiI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GEORGE...

Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of Martha Argerich and Itzhak...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Bach ‘Goldberg Variations’ Arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky, 1985 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1985 archival performance of violin virtuoso Dmitry Sitkovetsky performing his own string trio arrangement of Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' - with violist Gerard Caussé and...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed New Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copies of Martha...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ida Haendel – Paganini Caprice No. 17, 1980s [VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-released 1980s video footage of violin virtuoso, Ida Haendel performing Paganini’s Solo Caprice No. 17 - plus Bach's 'Andante' from the 2nd Solo Sonata. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt5pbRyZ9uk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 IDA HAENDEL...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue, Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was...