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bito On January - 7 - 2011

Rope in Some Sounds

Another Friday another section in the orchestra.  My grandfather played some violin, so did my mother.  I made unpleasant sounds on it and it always has  amazed me how people were able to make such polite and agreeable sounds from such a contraption.

I have seen this man play classical with Itzhak Perlman.  Jazz and rock with Zappa and his own project.
You may hear some Zappa in his sound–or is it you hear Jean-Luc in Zappa?  One of his many compositions.

Jean-Luc PontyMystical Adventures

A good friend played the upright/double bass and wouldn’t travel without it.  I sat in a backseat, uncomfortably, many a time, while it was reclined and stretched-out in luxury.

Stanley Clark does an amazing solo.  New meaning to the upright!

One you probably saw at a small gathering in D.C. a couple of years ago.

Itzhak Perlman Yo-Yo Ma Inauguration Performance

How about a little Blue Grass?


Written by bito

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  1. AdLib says:

    A “music video” by Charlie Chaplin for Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 (from “The Great Dictator”):

  2. bito says:

    Sen. Robert Byrd-Playing & Singing 😉

  3. Khirad says:

    Navid Mostafapour -- Khoroushan


    Navid Mostafapour

    And the Arabs?

    They’ve made the violin something all their own, based on the sounds of the old Arab instrument the rebab.

  4. Kalima says:

    The film and music still make me weep. John Williams-Schindler’s List

    Yehudi Menuhin plays Bach

  5. bito says:

    Yo-Yo Ma &Bobby McFerrin

  6. Khirad says:

    Tartini -- Devil’s Trill -- Allegro

    Interesting background on this song.


  7. Mightywoof says:

    I love strings from all over the world

    Ravi Shankar -- Sitar and Violin duet (the video is messed up but the music’s OK)

    …….. and now I can’t play any more -- hubbys’s on the way home and I have to go start supper.

  8. Mightywoof says:

    Some Cape Breton fiddle music from Natalie MacMaster

  9. Mightywoof says:

    Waaay back in ’91 when my Mum & Dad were visiting, I bought Dad a tape of violin concertos and he sat on the sofa listening to this with tears running down his face. I think it is one of the most beautiful violin pieces I have ever heard and, when my Dad died, this was played at his funeral

    Itzhak Perlman -- Bruch Violin Concerto #1, second movement

  10. Mightywoof says:

    Wow Bito -- thanks for introducing me to Stanley Clark. What a musician!!

  11. Khirad says:

    Julia Kent -- Venizelos

  12. bito says:

    Schubert Quintet in C, D 956 -- 2. Adagio -- Zagreb International Chamber Music Festival 2008

    Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal -- Chamber Music

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