Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

And now for something completely different...

...a piece generally considered to be the greatest technical challenge ever written for the violin. There is a marvellous story of the mighty Maxim Vengerov at some record industry lunch being asked if he'd play something, and simply hauling out the old Strad, giving it a cursory tune up, and launching this on his unsuspecting audience. Watch and weep:

The curious can download the sheet music free here. The crazy bit at 5:05 is the Poco piu vivo on p.31.


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