I have to play this next. I’m not sure how I feel about it… thoughts?
A few comments:
1. I’m really diggin Galamian’s sweater
2. It’s actually so funny how much of my teacher I see in Galamian. I think my teacher is one of the few Galamian students to really keep his teaching technique.
3. See the cigarette Galamian was holding? He used lit cigarettes to make sure that his students held their violins/bow arms up high enough. I’m not joking, my teacher told me this.
4. It’s so nice to see that famous violinists once had bowhold problems too… Even though he was twelve………….
So I wanted to put up some other music that I absolutely LOVE, but isn’t really classical. My loophole? FIND AN INSTRUMENTAL RENDITION OF IT.
There’s a violin in there, but only for a solo. Somewhere around 2:25 in, delivered to you by Creepy-White-Guy. Well let me tell you something, Creepy-White-Guy can fiddle. You just have to close your eyes to enjoy it.
I consider this as Beethoven Violin Concerto 2.0. Brahms shares many fundamental ideas from Beethoven with his VC, but it’s still freaking awesome. Especially the violin entrance; there’s so much f30ja9sdjflgj. So listen to the first 3 minutes (the violin comes in at exactly minute 3), and let Itzhak carry you through the rest of the song.
When to Listen to: When you want some Brahms in your life. Anyone remember that cereal commercial they did when that one guy dressed up at Brahms and all the kids were like, “JOHANNES BRAHMS?!?!” Good times.
One of the funnest concertos in existence.
Not a violin piece, but violins are involved. And I played it recently with my string ensemble. And it is a relatively funny piece. And also pretty cool. And also pretty fun. And also pretty. And also pretty Shostakovich.
You guys should just listen to it.
Hi, this is a Mark Wood electric violin.