This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

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This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by CarbonElitist » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:34 am

I never could appreciate the prestige of stradivarius violins until I watched this video. Absolutely incredible!!









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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by Kevin L Benbow » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:37 am

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Post by richtm » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:14 am

:bravo: I like it!!!
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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by CarbonElitist » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:17 pm

richtm wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:14 am
:bravo: I like it!!!
You wouldn't happen to know the piece he played would you?
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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by Wuuthrad » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:41 am

:roll:
CarbonElitist wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:17 pm
You wouldn't happen to know the piece he played would you?
Johann Sebastian Bach- Partita No.2 for Solo Violin in D Minor, BWV 1004 V:Chaconne



Here's the whole Partita, another wonderful interpretation:


{V:Chaconne at 13:50}

It's not too bad on guitar either, I guess... :cool:

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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by Cloth Ears » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am

He didn't really say anything interesting in the video though, although I understand his passion for an excellent instrument.

Strads have a very even tone through the registers, but Paganini often preferred to play his Amatis and others and used a steel bow because as a soloist he wanted to stand apart with an uneven tone, rather like we have on guitars (he also played guitar!). Horses for courses.

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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by CarbonElitist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:58 pm

Cloth Ears wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am
He didn't really say anything interesting in the video though, although I understand his passion for an excellent instrument.

Strads have a very even tone through the registers, but Paganini often preferred to play his Amatis and others and used a steel bow because as a soloist he wanted to stand apart with an uneven tone, rather like we have on guitars (he also played guitar!). Horses for courses.
Have you watched the whole video? I believe the voice of the instrument demonstrates what his words fail to convey.
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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by Steve Ganz » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:09 pm

I hesitate to ruin the joke for anyone who believed in this....
You can find the real sound by searching YT for
"Antonio Stradivari, A Gala Celebration 1737-1987"
This segment is at the beginning.
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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by guitarrista » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:07 pm

It seemed almost certain that the audio was altered. Thanks for finding the original very beautiful sound!
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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by CarbonElitist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:15 pm

guitarrista wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:07 pm
It seemed almost certain that the audio was altered.
Whatever gave you that impression? :mrgreen:
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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by guitarrista » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:43 pm

CarbonElitist wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:15 pm
guitarrista wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:07 pm
It seemed almost certain that the audio was altered.
Whatever gave you that impression? :mrgreen:
I played the piece and mimicked all the violinist's movements on my Strad, but no matter what I did, I could not replicate the screeching.

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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by brians » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:35 am

YT "Antonio Stradivari, A Gala Celebration 1737-1987" well worth the listen. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: This violinist demonstrates why strads are revered so much.

Post by pogmoor » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:11 pm

I like the comment someone made on the YouTube page:
Sounds like a Stradi-virus.

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