Extractions: The Violinist reference article from the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (provided by Fixed Reference : snapshots of Wikipedia from wikipedia.org) A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin . The terms fiddler or fiddle player are also used. In classical music the "fiddle" terms are usually somewhat informal or jokey: they are more standard expressions in folk music. In between there are nuances of meaning and usage which are difficult to formalize. Composer-violinists were common in the Baroque era: In the early 19th century, Niccoló Paganini did much to expand the instrument's technique. Other notable 19th century violinists include Pierre Rode Joseph Joachim (who was friends with Johannes Brahms Leopold Auer (who taught many famous violinists of following generations)
Extractions: Free CD click for details You must login above to enter. Membership is free! Main Menu Home Contact Festivals FAQs ... Press release contact Who's Online We have 86 guests online and 3 members online Visitors: Tuesday, 13 September 2005 San Fransico Jazz Festival 2004 Oct 14- Nov 7 Written by Administrator SFJAZZ continues to challenge tradition this fall as it puts together a San Francisco Jazz Festival artist roster that combines the best of the best from all corners of the world and the whole universe of jazz. Known for assembling "a range of music and artists rarely seen in a jazz series" (San Jose Mercury News), this season will be one of our longest ever, running over four weekends from October 14 to November 7. The lineup is tantamount to an international summit of the finest jazz players from around the world. Here are a few highlights: Artists from all corners of the world: Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso; Portugal's brightest new fado star Mariza; Spain's flamenco, hip-hop, punk group Ojos de Brujo; supernova Latin pianists Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Michel Camilo; the new queen of African music Rokia Traore from Mali; Norway's Jaga Jazzist~winner of BBC's Jazz Album of the Year; and explosive pianist Yosuke Yamashita from Japan.
The Standard Lane has performed many times with wellknown violinist tasmin little, who hasalso visited Zimbabwe previously and whose recording of the theme music from http://www1.thestandard.co.zw/sections/readers/archive_plus_reader.asp?st_id=502
WKSU Classical: Quicklinks violinist tasmin little believes that Delius may have had a romantic relationshipwith one of the workers. She thinks that Delius s remorse over subsequent http://www.wksu.org/classical/quicklinks.php
History Of The Proms At St. Jude's The celebrated violinist, tasmin little, requires no introduction. With theequally distinguished Martin Roscoe at the piano, she delighted the audience http://www.stjudes.org.uk/Proms History.htm
Extractions: St Jude-on-the-Hill Epilogue The idea for a music festival was first conceived in January 1993 with the offer of a concert by the American singer, Anne Gillard OReilly and her accompanist, David Clyle Morse, to raise money for the St Judes Organ Appeal and The North London Hospice. The suggestion was put to the North West Support Group of North London Hospice and at the same time the London Medical Orchestra had offered to perform a concert in aid of the Hospice. The chance remark of "Wouldnt it be wonderful to have a week of music in aid of the Hospice and Organ Appeal" was seized upon by the Chairman of Northwest Support Group, Dr. Chris Donovan. The idea was also well received by Andrew McCrea, Organist and Director of Music at St Judes and Richard Clegg, the Assistant Organist; from those humble and innocent origins the Proms at St Judes 1993 emerged. Arranged over 7 nights the programme was a rich and varied one and included a magnificent exhibition of wedding dresses in the Lady Chapel, to encourage the audience to promenade around the church during the interval. Artistes were very generous with the donation of their time and expenses were kept to an absolute minimum. Tea, coffee and light refreshments, including ice cream were served in the back of the church. The evening entertainments were: Chapel choir of Highgate School, directed by Michael Bowden
Guardian Unlimited | Arts Features | Bow Selecter Virtuoso violinist tasmin little reveals a liking for eastern European composers, tasmin little recently performed Ligeti s notoriously tough violin http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/homeentertainment/story/0,12830,1049678,00.html
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KeepMedia | Rough Guides Music: Frederick Delius Though Delius was himself a talented violinist and the work was written for the EMI CDM 764725 2; with Elgar Violin Concerto. With tasmin little s http://www.keepmedia.com/ShowItemDetails.do?itemID=284560&extID=10030&oliID=226
Rattle And Ho-Hum the work was captured with exquisite grace by the soloist, the charming youngBritish violinist tasmin little, who also wrote the quicksilver cadenza. http://citypaper.net/articles/2003-11-20/music4.shtml
Extractions: forums ... Email Newsletter November 20-26, 2003 music by Peter Burwasser The episodic nature of the Bartík reading tends to put the blame for interpretive shortcomings at the feet of the conductor. There were, at times, remarkable sounds to be heard, including wonderfully atmospheric glinty copper and cool blue tones in the adagio. But Sir Simon's now-minimalist, now-theatrical stick technique left a vacuum of vision. In the Beethoven "Pastoral" Symphony that concluded the program, a patrician grandeur did emerge to leave a truly memorable sound in the mind's ear. Even in this warhorse, there were problems with weakly articulated rhythms and nasal string timbres, but there was no denying the joyous swagger of the massive concluding hymn. Berlin Philharmonic , Nov. 16,Kimmel Center
Piano Trios Hannah has enjoyed working with the late Lord Menuhin, pianist Martin Roscoeand violinist tasmin little, with whom she has recorded for ASV. http://www.crwth.org.uk/piano_trios.htm
Extractions: Hannah Roberts Cello Ludwig van Beethoven Trio in E-flat, op. 1 no. 1 Allegro Adagio Cantabile Scherzo: allegro assai Finale: Prest o This lively and witty trio, the first of three published and premiered together, was probably first performed in 1793. Beethoven had recently moved to Vienna (then the centre of European musical life) from Bonn, and had made contacts with the aristocratic musical patrons that were a composers only means of performances and solvency. The three trios were performed at the private salon of their dedicatee, Count von Lichnovsky, and made an immediate impact. Beethoven was always keen to surprise and startle the audience, but his particular skill was in creating a long-term coherence and purpose to the surprises. The D-flat in bar 3, for instance, was startling so early in the piece, the speed and energy of the scherzo a shock to those used to the genteel minuet, and the witty, Haydnesque modulations in the finale were unusual and exciting. The fire and energy of the trios must have announced the presence of a new voice with great force and, despite Beethovens social abruptness, he very quickly won a large circle of admirers. Haydn, his mentor for a time, was present at the premiere, and although he had some problems with the C minor trio (3rd of the set), the quality of Beethovens genius was obvious to him. These trios marked their composers arrival on the musical scene. He was already prominent as a pianist (the victor in improvisation contents against local and international champions) and his skill and virtuosity are obvious in the parts he wrote for himself to play.
BBC Online - The Works tasmin little is now regarded as one of the world s leading violinists. In Spring 1997 tasmin recorded a CD of Delius violin sonatas with Piers Lane http://www.bbc.co.uk/works/s3/delius/tlbiog.shtml
Extractions: Send it to a friend! "Already a star in this country and increasingly appreciated abroad, the young violinist Tasmin Little is the musician I nominate for world-wide stardom, an instant charmer of any audience." Edward Greenfield, The Gramophone, December 1994 Tasmin Little is now regarded as one of the world's leading violinists. Born in London, she studied with Pauline Scott at the Yehudi Menuhin School, gained her Performance Diploma at the Guildhall School of Music, where she won the Gold Medal, and concluded her studies privately with Lorand Fenyves in Canada. She has given concerto and recital performances throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Hong Kong, Oman, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Tasmin has performed with many of the world's great orchestras, including the Leipzig Gewundhaus, Berlin Symphony, London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, Bournemouth, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Danish and Stavanger Symphony with conductors including Masur, Ashkenazy, Slatkin, Otaka, Groves, Mackerras, Litton, Handley, Tortelier, Downes, Lord Menuhin and Andrew Davis.
Apr28 tasmin little, violin. Piers Lane, - piano. Phototasmin little, Photo PiersLane. Sonata in E for violin and keyboard, JS Bach http://www.bognorregismusic.inuk.com/Season23/Apr28.htm
Extractions: 28th April 2001 Celebrity Concert Tasmin Little - violin Piers Lane - piano Sonata in E for violin and keyboard J S Bach Narcisse from Three Myths Szymanowski Sonata for solo violin Bartok Fratres Arvo Pärt Sonata César Franck "The finest (violinist) we have in Britain"........... Michael Kennedy - Sunday Telegraph Tasmin Little is now regarded as one of the world's leading violinists. She has performed with many of the world's greatest orchestras and has made 19 recordings. She first played in the BBC Proms in 1990 and has since appeared in ten consecutive seasons, including two "last nights". During the 1999/2000 season she has made debuts with orchestras in Japan, Phoenix, Prague, Haifa and Bilbao. Her first performances of Tchaikowsky's Concerto in New York were well-received. Tasmin first played at the Club in 1981, when she was still a student at the Yehudi Menuhin School, and has returned regularly since then. In 1996, Tasmin was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford in recognition of her involvement with Delius. In November 1998, she became a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She plays a 1757 Guadagnini violin. Piers Lane was born in Brisbane, but has lived in London for the last twenty years. He has appeared with major orchestras in major venues both here and abroad. His BBC Promenade concert appearances were acclaimed as was his extensive discography, mainly on the Hyperion label. He is a regular performer on Radio 3, and has recently presented a weekly series called "The Piano".
Extractions: Adagio when he came to write his own fine slow movement ten years later. Scottish Fantasy (which she went on to record magnificently). Her playing is as magical and alluring as it was then, full of personality, warmth and humanity, and these two recordings date from fairly early on in her career. Her tone is sweet, with considerable vibrato, the start of the Adagio of the Bruch compellingly still and tonally rich. Her phrasing connects musically, drawing the ear as the music unfolds with unerring attention to shape and pace. Its good to see Jonathan Smalls fine oboe playing in the
Extractions: Stuart MacRaeâs Violin Concerto is in one sense an anti-Concerto inasmuch as it subverts the traditional Romantic prototype of the genre. A perceived imbalance in the traditional model, where the first movement assumes great structural significance, leaving the remaining movements frequently to act as extraneous appendices, led him to the creation of a distinct form in which the final movement carries the emotional and structural weight of the piece. As a further consequence, the typically lyrical writing for solo violin that one normally encounters is also reserved until the final movement, only after it has been properly earned. The second movement - a homage to the Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, who died earlier this year while the piece was being written - conveys a much more sustained narrative. It is a melancholic elegy, full of dark autumnal sonorities in the low wind and brass, in which the violin reaches upwards in long, eloquent phrases that start to lose their internal momentum by constantly sliding between and around the intended notes. The orchestra, meanwhile, accompanies with variants of alternating chord patterns from the first movement, rising menacingly to a powerful climax that âbreaksâ the violin part into a short cadenza before receding into the distance.
Extractions: More than 250 years after his death, Antonio Stradivari's violins and cellos are the best in the world. On song and in the right hands they are magnificent, projecting their glorious tone to the back of the largest concert hall, and responding immediately to their player's every change of style, pitch, volume - even mood. In a recent season at London's Royal Festival Hall, four of the five soloists played Strads (the inevitable abbreviation). They are the ultimate rebuke to the arrogance of the modern age: science does not have all the answers; renaissance technology still cannot be bettered. The Messiah is probably the most famous Stradivarius, celebrated for its almost impeccable condition. Its varnish is as flawless as when Stradivari applied the last drops in 1716. Such perfection, however, comes at a price: the Messiah has hardly been used; there are no famous performances in its history. If someone tuned it up now it would not sound terribly good - for reasons that are still not fully understood, violins have to be "played in" over several months or even years to develop their full tone. Nevertheless, its story is fascinating. The first notable point in the Messiah's biography is that it was unsold at its maker's death. Although by the end of his life Stradivari had accumulated a substantial stock of unsold instruments, almost all of them were later - and, arguably, lesser - examples of his work.
Extractions: Tasmin Little (violin); John Mark Ainsley tenor*; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox Gerald Finzi wrote his Violin Concerto in his mid twemties for a young violinist with whom he was in love. It's an immensely agreeable composotion, the dynamism of its outer movements framing a central Molto sereno of soothing beauty. Tasmin Little is perfectly suited tot this repertoire and could not give a more committed performance. Another debut on this disc is the setting of In Years Defaced. Of the six songs. only one ('When I Set Out for Lyonnesse') was actually orchestrated by Finzi, the remainder having been expertly set to new orchestrations by five contemporary composers including such luminaries as Colin Matthews, Judith Weir and Anthony Payne (of Elgar Three fame). Further excellent performances set the seal on a firm recommendation.
LIONEL SAINSBURY tasmin little performs Lionel Sainsbury s Cuban Dance No.2 in Japan with Akira In August 2002 Lionel Sainsbury s Violin Concerto was given its public http://www.lionelsainsbury.com/
Extractions: "A warm and passionate voice from the grand, powerful and serious to the simple and carefree, from jazz to flamenco, from Gershwin to the French Impressionists, and from lento languido to allegro con fuoco " - Keith Bramich, reviewing the CD of Sainsbury's piano music, Record Box, www.mvdaily.com , August 2002 Lionel Sainsbury was born in Wiltshire, England. He started to play the piano at an early age, and soon began to compose his own music. He studied with Patric Standford at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he won the major prizes for composition, and where he was also awarded the UK's prestigious Mendelssohn Scholarship at the age of 21. His music has since been enthusiastically acclaimed by audiences in the UK, Europe and the Far East. It has been performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and St John's Smith Square, festivals including Aldeburgh, Harrogate and Lichfield, and the Dartington International Summer School. His Cuban Dance No.2
HKPO The Planets(change of soloist) Cathay Pacific Discovery Series. tasmin little.ARTISTS. Edo de Waart Conductor tasmin little Violin http://www.hkpo.com/eng/ticketing/programme.php?id=16