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12 HOURS AGO - PBS

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Jascha Heifetz: Jascha Heifetz Tests Itzhak Perlman’s Skills

Please view the original post to see the video. Itzhak Perlman reminisces about his first encounter as a teenager with the world-famous violinist Jascha Heifetz. Perlman was a violin student at Juilliard and Heifetz visited to hear the 14-year-old play. After performing Symphonie Espagnole by Lalo, Perlman and his teacher Ivan Galamian thought Heifetz had heard enough. Instead, Heifetz asked ...

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MAR 30, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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An empowered but persecuted Arab woman, as a violin

Scheherazade, the story-telling Arabian queen from "One Thousand and One Nights," has captured the Western artistic imagination for centuries. In her latest incarnation, she is depicted by a violin as an empowered yet persecuted modern woman. John Adams, one of the leading US composers, has created a new Scheherazade who is chased by religious fanatics in the turmoil of the ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Popsugar

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You've Never Heard Sia's Songs Sound Quite Like This

Electric violinist Bryson Andres has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to his incredible violin covers, but his renditions of Sia's songs are especially magical. Sia's latest album, 1000 Forms of Fear, has so many hits on it, but the two that have garnered the most attention are "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart." The former has scores of different iterations and performances ...

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MAR 23, 2015 - Huffington Post

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First Nighter: "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville," Richard Maxwell's "The Evening"

Baskerville--excuse me, I mean to say Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, as it's correctly called--is a crackerjack adaptation of, you've already guessed, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, at Princeton's McCarter Theatre only for the rest of this week. Perhaps Lugwig uses a truncated title because his calling it Ken Ludwig's Hound of the Baskervilles would have been ...

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MAR 23, 2015 - PBS

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Jascha Heifetz: Passion in Heifetz’ Playing

Please view the original post to see the video. Jascha Heifetz, a child prodigy violin player, was taught by his father to present himself passively to better focus attention on the music. This does not mean the music played by one of the world's greatest violinists didn't resonate with passion, as experts and fellow musicians attest to in this excerpt ...

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