Muuuy muuuuuy agradecido a Ara Malikian por permitir entrar cámaras a sus eventos. Gran músico y mejor ser humano, me sorprendió mucho su manera de explicar parte de la historia de su vida, de donde proviene, quien era su Padre, su Abuelo, acontecimientos importantes de su vida que ahora se reflejan en él y la gran suerte de tener su violín. También hace hincapié en el gran problema del siglo XXI a nivel mundial, "La inmigración" de los países hermanos, que en estos momentos azota con gran fuerza a la UE y que te deja inmerso, pensativo, solidario ante él.
Decir que su calmada voz y fluidez en su expresión, hace que no dejes de escucharlo y sientes la necesidad de seguirle oyendo, se te hace corto el intervalo entre temas e historias. Grande donde los haya, como ser humano y músico.
Un fuerte abrazo y mil gracias!!! Segunda entrega de la serie Ara Malikian en el Tarraco Arena Plaça (TAP). Tarragona.
"Mountain Music", painted in 1973, Mountain Music was purchased by the son of a friend and customer when he was 17 years old. It was the beginning of a fine collection. Oil on Canvas, 18"X24", Private collection. #oilpainting, #violin, #mountainmusic
round two, day eight of #100daysofpractice
I really love the melody this theme has, especially when it gets to that part on the G string with that cool 4 rhythm, but sometimes notes have too many ledger lines. if you get my meaning... ♪ Sibelius Symphony No. 2
7:30am: currently re-working the hyperdrama that is Eugene Ysaye's 4th solo violin sonata! 😍 To be entirely honest, it's kind of difficult to gauge how much drama is too much in the opening of this movement. Every time I play it, I think "okay, maybe that was a bit overboard. It's just the beginning after all." And then I look back at the recording and almost always end up thinking--hmm, it's actually a bit tame. (Which of course really just shows how helpful it is to record.) 💪🎥🧐 Also, apparently the early bird gets not only the worm but also the practice room with a gorgeous ceiling? 🐦🐛🏰 #nosleep
"Kiesewetter" Stradivarius 1723
Special dedication to Augustin Hadelich @augustinhadelich.
German violinist Augustin Hadelich currently performs on this fine Italian violin, built by Antonio Stradivari, on generous loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through The Stradivari Society @stradivarisociety.
Check out my previous 2 posts to hear Augustin play Paganini and Bruch on this violin!
Although the "Kiesewetter" is listed in the Hill, Doring, and Goodkind books under the year 1731, the style of work and choice of maple for the back point more toward the year 1723.
The violin derives its name from the German violinist Christoph Gottfried Kiesewetter, who was born in 1777 and died in London in 1827. The violin was purchased from Kiesewetter by Sir Francis Goldschmidt and later passed to his daughter.
Howard Gottlieb acquired the violin in 1972 and retained it until 1986 when it was sold by J. & A. Beare, Peter Biddulph, and Bein & Fushi to American industrialist and patron of the arts Clement Arrison of Buffalo, New York.
Photos of the 1723 "Kiesewetter" Stradivarius courtesy of Bein & Fushi Inc @beinandfushi, Matthew Tolzmann @mctolz.
Augustin Hadelich will be playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra @singaporesymphonyorchestra on 24th August 2018, 7.30pm at the Esplanade Concert Hall. This is your chance to catch Augustin and the 1723 "Kiesewetter" Stradivarius live in action! Don't miss it!