Korngold’s Violin Concerto

In the process of moving my blog to Patheos, a number of embedded videos were lost. And so there is apparently now no post on this blog which features one of my favorite pieces of music, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s violin concerto. And so here it is, performed by Hilary Hahn, who will be coming to [Read More...]

Go Ahead and Play Again

I returned to the public piano in front of Indianapolis’ Central Library today, this time with my son, who plays the violin. We played “Berceuse” by Ottorino Respighi, one of our favorite pieces for violin and piano, and also did some improvisation together. I also played and sang “You Raise Me Up” and my son [Read More...]

Star Wars Medley

Check out this musically delightful and wonderfully entertaining arrangement of familiar themes from the music of Star Wars for violin and voice, performed by Lindsey Stirling and Peter Hollens! And on a related note, here is a book that might be a perfect gift for the stormtrooper in your life:   [Read more...]

Astruias (Albéniz)

Asturias (Leyenda), by Isaac Albéniz, performed by Eva León on the violin.   [Read more...]

Orawa (Wojciech Kilar)

On Friday evening, I had the privilege of attending a concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra string musicians, led by Zach de Pue. It was wonderful. My favorite pieces of the evening were an excerpt from the score for the film Solaris, and the piece in the video above, Orawa by Wojciech Kilar. [Read more...]

Jules Massenet – Meditation from Thais

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Jānis Kalniņš – In the Quiet Hour (Klusā Stundā)

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Kreisler – Preludium and Allegro

A wonderful violin piece, the Preludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler, performed by Itzhak Perlman. Kreisler originally claimed the piece was written by the 18th century composer Giulio Gaetano Gerolamo Pugnani (read more about that here).   [Read more...]

Meditation from Thais

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“Mna Na hEireann” performed by Sharon Corr

Now that Christmas is over, I can share some music I saved until now, since I had more Christmas music than I could fit in before it would have to wait another year! Dănuţ Mănăstireanu shared a version of this classic piece, sometimes known by the English translation of its title, “Woman of Ireland,” performed [Read More...]

Spectacular Violin Christmas Carols

Here’s “What Child Is This” performed by Lindsey Stirling: And here’s “Sussex Carol” performed by the Annie Moses Band: That last video comes with a hat tip to John Gardner, whose post about sappy Christmas songs appeared around the same time as Aaron Belz’s on the necessity of sad Christmas songs. [Read more...]


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