Episode 60: Why are you holding the violin like THAT? The surprising true story of early violin playing
Upcoming Events: April 19 - Haydn Seven Last Words of Christ in Chicago, April 23 - master class for the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy program, April 29 - master class and heavy metal concert at North Central College in Naperville, IL, April 30 - recital "Liszt and Beyond" at North Central College in Naperville, IL
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Random Musical Thoughts: "I would vote for Bach, all of Bach, streamed out into space, over and over again. We would be bragging, of course, but it is surely excusable to put the best possible face on at the beginning of such an acquaintance." (Lewis Thomas) "Mozart tells us what it's like to be human, Beethoven tells us what it's like to be Beethoven, and Bach tells us what it's like to be the universe." (Douglas Adams)
A conversation with multi-instrumentalist and early music specialist David Douglass about his groundbreaking research and performances on the early arm-held violin. Includes "Prelude" by David Mell and "Variations on La Folia" by Michael Farinell from David Douglass's album "Apollo's Banquet," and the King's Noyse performance of "Half Hanniken" from "Royal Delight."
total playing time: 1:06:06
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