Violin Adventures with Rachel Barton Pine
Episode 40: So you want to start a festival do you?

Episode 40: So you want to start a festival do you?

 

- Inquiries from my Inbox: a violinist from Wisconsin asks, "When you said to practice the same amount every day, does that mean I shouldn't ever do any extra practicing?"

 

- Random Musical Thought: Being "in" the music or being "above" the music.

 

- Denis Brott, artistic director of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, talks about how he started his festival, his programming ideas, what it takes to run the festival each year, combining Bach and hip-hop (!), and how he founded the Canadian Instrument Bank.

 

For more information about the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, please visit www.festivalmontreal.org.  To read articles by Denis Brott, including "So you want to start a Festival do you?," please visit www.festivalmontreal.org/denisbrott/main.php?page=6.

total playing time: 38:30

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Episode 39: Music for Life! A revolutionary idea for classical concert presentation.
Episode 39: Music for Life! A revolutionary idea for classical concert presentation.
 
- Upcoming Events: June 20 - benefit gala for Chicago's Suzuki-Orff School
 
- Inquiries from my Inbox: A violinist from Wisconsin asks, "Is it better to sit or stand when practicing?"
 
- Random Musical Thought: Are arrangements of rock songs performed on acoustic string instruments chamber music?
 
- A conversation with Ars Viva's Alan Heatherington and Gayle Heatherington and the Music Institute of Chicago's Ted Rubenstein.  Music for Life! is a unique new program which makes classical music concerts a family activity, accessible to parents and beneficial to children.  For more information, please visit www.arsviva.org/musicforlife/index.html.
total playing time: 19:38

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Episode 38: Tips for making audio and video recordings for auditions

Episode 38: Tips for making audio and video recordings for auditions
 
- Upcoming Events: June 10 in San Francisco - works by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, George Walker, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Brahms as guest leader of the New Century Chamber Orchestra; June 14 at the Amelia Island Festival in Florida - German and French Baroque Sonatas with Trio Settecento and the Rheinberger Concerto for violin, cello, and organ

- Inquiries from my Inbox: 11-year-old Nancy asks, "Do ever have any trouble with tendonitis?"

- Random Musical Thought: How widespread is the practice of "solfege-ing around?

- Rob Waller of Windy Apple Studios, producer/engineer of Violin Adventures, shares his advice about what to do and what not to do during an audition recording session.


total playing time: 23:37

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Episode 37: Containing your clutter - tips for storing your sheet music

Episode 37: Containing your clutter - tips for storing your sheet music
 
- Upcoming Events: works by Chevalier de Saint-Georges, George Walker, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Brahms as

guest leader of the New Century Chamber Orchestra: June 5 in Berkeley, June 6 in Palo Alto, June 8 in San Rafael,

and June 10 in San Francisco

- Inquiries from my Inbox: 11-year-old Nancy asks, "What do you use for a shoulder rest?"

- Random Musical Thought: What if there canned music was played before and after classical concerts like at rock and

folk music concerts?

- Tips for storing your sheet music: ideas for categorizing your music, putting your music into a spreadsheet, and

where to buy good shelves and storage boxes for your music.


total playing time: 24:10

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Episode 36: Plucking and bowing at the same time - one violinist sounds like two!

Episode 36: Plucking and bowing at the same time - one violinist sounds like two!
 
- Inquiries from my Inbox: 12-year-old Becky asks, "How do you learn to pluck and play at the same time?"
 
- Random Musical Thought: The unanswerable question, "How many concerts do you play each year?"
 
- One of the coolest violin techniques ever invented - left-hand pizzicato and bowing simultaneously. Includes musical excerpts from Paganini's Caprice No. 24, Paganini's Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento Variations, Ernst's Last Rose of Summer Variations, Paganini's The Witches, Mark O'Connor's Caprice No. 4, and my own Birthday Variations and God Defend New Zealand Variations.


total playing time: 26:40

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