Selected and Arranged in Progressive order by K.H. Aiqouni.
New book/DVD edition is available by Rachel Barton Pine. This world-class violinist
discusses dynamics, augments Wohlfahrt's own bowing suggestions with
her own, and provides solid advice for approach to the Etudes. With all
of this, the book includes a DVD with performances of all Etudes by
Matthew Lipman and MP3 tracks for study. Not just a new edition, Pine's
approach to Wohlfahrt is holistic guidance to ensure the best possible
use of this standard pedagogical foundation.
The original book only editions will be available while supplies last.
Not since Paganini had there been such a magician on the violin.
The first modern violin virtuoso, about whom Itzhak Perlman says in the film, "When I spoke with him, I thought, 'I can't believe it. I'm talking with God'." A musical wunderkind, he went on to set the standard in violin playing for nearly a century. This film portrays an artist for whom only perfection would do. He became so well known in popular culture that his name became shorthand for excellence for everyone from Jack Benny, to The Muppets, to Woody Allen.
This unique program includes home movies, photos and interviews with the great violinists of his generation and many of his former students, telling how Heifetz was a legendary, but mysterious figure whose story embodies the dual nature of artistic genius: the paradox of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts - gifts he must honor, but which extract a life long price.
Running time: 87 minutes; Color with bw scenes; 16:9 Widescreen & 4:3 Full Screen
Maestro Jascha Heifetz, becomes Professor Heifetz in these rare filmed master classes from the early 1960s. Taken from his legendary sessions at USC, Los Angeles, this brilliant musician can be seen demonstrating, cajoling, inspiring and occasionally-terrifying his pupils as he imparts his unquestioned genius and lifetime of musical experience. 2-disc set, 221 minutes, black & white, 4:3 full screen picture.
1. Wieniawski: Polonaise Brilante No. 2
Valle: Ao pe da fogueira
Varoujon Kodjian; Brooks Smith, piano
2. Brahms: Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 (First Movement)
Erick Friedman; Brooks Smith, piano
Bach: Double Concerto in D Minor (Third Movement)
Erick Friedman and Jascha Heifetz; Brooks Smith, piano
Polonaise Brillante No. 2, Op. 21 for Violin and Piano
Henryk Wieniawski, celebrated virtuoso violinist and composer, completed his Polonaise No. 2 at the zenith of his career in 1869. This Critical Urtext Edition is based on the composer's manuscript and the first printed edition (Schott 1875). Edited by Endre Granat.
These traditional carols are arranged in fresh popular styles, with rhythm section or piano accompaniment. You'll find quiet introspective treatments, energetic pop, swing tunes and Cuban grooves. All of these pieces can be accompanied by piano, rhythm section, or recorded rhythm tracks. The printed book includes the complete score. A CD-ROM is included with the book and has printable PDF files with all instrumental parts and optional parts for Violin 3 (for Viola) and Arco Bass, rhythm/piano parts for "live" accompaniment, stereo accompaniment tracks, and stereo demonstration tracks. Moderate difficulty.
Volume 1: Seven original duets, this collection features vivid personality and character for elementary cellists. All in first position with simple rhythms, string-friendly keys, and a variety of bowing styles, this book is the perfect companion to any elementary method. Songs include: Starry Night, Almost Together, Jamaican Spice, Autumn, Carousel, March, and Mimi the Cat.
Volume 2: Eight easy, original duets use first and second position, introducing chromatic fingerings and extensions. Exploring flat keys with rhythmic variety and independent part writing, this collection is useful for teachers looking for a supplement to second-year study. Songs include: Make Believe Waltz, Out for a Walk, C'mon Along, Une Petite Chasse, Hopscotch, Upside Down, A Little Rain in Spain, and Spooky.
outstanding arrangement captures all of the passion of the original work
for piano. Memorable melodies weave their way throughout the ensemble,
and colorful techniques, such as strummed pizzicato, bring out the
Spanish flavor of this work. Beware of the accidentals! This piece is
not a sight read at a loud gig kind of arrangement, but it's perfect for
a quiet recital hall due to the need for finesse and dynamic nuance.
Divertimento KV 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusic" for String Quartet or Quintet
Mozart's "A Little Night Music" is one of the most popular works of classical music. This Urtext edition is based on the manuscript source. Includes parts for string quartet with double bass (doubles the cello).
Orginal Latin Songs for Beginning String Orchestra
String ensembles will enjoy "Mimi's Minor Mambo", a dance tune inspired by the traditional Afro-Cuban music played by the Caribbean island nations' charanga ensembles. Charanga, sometimes called the grandfather of salsa, combines several European musical ideas such as harmony, instrumentation, and form with the complex rhythmic structures of Afro-Cuban music. "Sambasaurus" is inspired by Brazilian samba. Expand your skill sets by playing these two originals with your string quintet or student string orchestra.
Set includes one score and a complete set of string orchestra parts.
Note: We feel that the two pieces in this collection require a more advanced player. Some of the skills required are: syncopation, off beats, accidentals, and playing up to 5th position for violin.