Instructional Video or DVD. This series will take you from opening your case for the first time to playing a simple tune. You will learn important information on how to care for and maintain your instrument, how to properly hold your instrument and bow, your first steps to developing the rich, full tone you want. You will be exposed to some of the interesting history of the instrument and learn the basic finger patterns used when playing major scales. It's the perfect tape for the new beginner or as a refresher.
Title: Ultimate Beginner Series:Video or DVD, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., Item numbers: 903372, 903373, 903374, VH0468, VH0469, VH0472
Six more traditional tunes to play and enjoy! All taught note-by-note, complete with bowing instructions. Push your fiddle playing to the next level! Tunes include: Liberty, Eighth of January, Turkey in the Straw, Sail Away Ladies, Salt Creek, and Bill Cheatham. No Tab.
Recorded live in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the Concert for Planet Earth features performances by PlŠcido Domingo, Wynton Marsalis, Sarah Chang, Denyce Graves and the Orchestra of the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro conducted by John DeMain. Included are selections from Puccini, Paganini, Saint-SaŽns, Bernstein, and Latin composers Carlos Gardel, Jose Serrano, Pablo Sorozabal and many more. Starring: Jeremy Irons, Placido Domingo, Wynton Marsalis, Conductor: John DeMain.
Title: Concert for Planet Earth Rio de Janeiro 1992, Published by Kultur, Item number: DVD4154
Joseph Szigeti's reputation was particularly exalted among his fellow violinists. Eschewing virtuosity for the sake of virtuosity, Szigeti was always completely at the service of the music. Szigeti visited CBC's Montreal studios on three separate occasions and those performances are gathered on this DVD release. Though Szigeti was already in his 60s when these performances were filmed, the qualities in his playing so cherished by his admirers are readily apparent. 72 min., Black & White, Mono.Giuseppe Tartini: Violin Concerto in D Minor JenŲ Hubay: Czardas No. 3 for violin and orchestra Orchestre de Radio-Canada/ Wilfrid Pelletier. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major (Allegro ma non troppo) Orchestre de Radio-Canada/Paul Scherman. Prokofiev:
Sonata for violin and piano No. 2 in D Major Arthur Balsam, piano.
Title: Joseph Szigeti, Published by Video Artists International, Item number: DVD4269
Marcin Dylla: GFA International Competition Winner 2007
Polish Guitar sensation Marcin Dylla, winner of the 2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, performs three virtuoso guitar solo competitions. Included on this DVD is Rossiniani, No. 1 by Mauro Giuliani, Variations on a Theme by Sciabin by Aleksander Tansman, and Tres Piezas espanolas by Juaquin Rodrigo. In an interview segment on this DVD, Marcin Dylla discusses his training, his outlook on music and his philosophy on entering and winning musical competitions. 58 minutes, filmed in 2009.
The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi performed by Julia Fischer, violin, and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Two dazzling picture edits over one sumptuous soundtrack bring new life to Vivaldi's perennial work. Choose between the 'director's cut' with stunning images of the changing seasons, filmed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, or the 'performance edit' with shots of Julia Fischer and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in the garden's futuristic glass dome by Norman Foster. DVD: Color: 103 min.
In this rare and informative program, Oistrakh plays scintillating and emotional performances of such works as the 'Intermezzo' movement from Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole (with piano), excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerti, a movement from Prokofiev's F minor Sonata (with Sviatoslav Richter), a Schumann transcription with piano and more. This historical program documents the great talent of David Oistrakh and is essential viewing for every lover of classical music.
Title: David Oistrakh: Remembering A Musician, Published by Kultur, Item number: D1130
Learn bluegrass by ear from Jim Wood with Murphy Henry. Well-known traditional tunes to expand your jamming repertoire! These six intermediate-level jam tunes are all taught note-by-note and bow stroke-by-bow stroke! Jim Wood guides you step-by-step to learn these pro arrangements. Tunes include: Arkansas Traveler, Soldier's Joy, Golden Slippers, Westphalia Waltz, Old Joe Clark, and Sally Goodwin. No Tab.
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
In a kitchen in Italy in 1862, little Reliana helps her grandmother Rosalie make pasta sauce. As steam swirls magically through the kitchen, Rosalie argues with her oldest friend Martina and tells the story of an opera composer they once both knew. Soon, Reliana finds herself transported through time back to a theatre in Rome nearly 50 years earlier. She is invisible to everyone but the composer, Signor Rossini. She watches in alarm as one of the singers puts a curse on the production and everything begins to go wrong. Set in 1816, the year The Barber of Seville had its disastrous premiere, Rossini's Ghost is the story of three women who learn that friendship, like opera - or a great pasta sauce - requires nurturing, patience, and time.
Title: Rossini's Ghost, Published by Hal Leonard, Item numbers: 00320124, 00320450