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PIERRE RODE AND THE CAPRICE

Pierre Rode

JACQUES PIERRE JOSEPH RODE  (16  February, 1774 – 25 November, 1830)

LEONID KOGAN - THE VIOLIN PRINCE

Leonid Kogan

LEONID  BORISOVICH  KOGAN  (November 14, 1924 -  December 17, 1982)

JARNOVIĆ - GIORNOVICHI FUN FACTS

Ivan Mane Jarnović

Jarnović is our composer of the month!

NICCOLO PAGANINI - IN LEAGUE WITH THE DEVIL

Niccolo Paganini

NICCOLO  PAGANINI  (27 October  1782  -   27 May  1840)

IVAN MANE JARNOVIĆ - GIOVANNI MANE GIORNOVICHI

IVAN MANE JARNOVIĆ  - GIOVANNI MANE GIORNOVICHI (PALERMO OCTOBER 26, 1747 - NOVEMBER 23, 1803)

Ferdinand Küchler: Beginners can play concertos too!

Ferdinand Küchler

FERDINAND KÜCHLER (14  July 1867 -  24 October  1937)

Louis Spohr - The Inventor

Louis Spohr

LOUIS  SPOHR  (5 April 1784 – 22 October 1859)

'‘Your work is the violinist’s Bible…’

Carl Flesch

CARL FLESCH  ( 9 OCTOBER 1873 -  14 NOVEMBER 1944)

I remember the day my violin teacher told me: Max, tell your parents to buy the Scales System by Carl Flesch. I will also never forget the moment I held it for the first time in my hands and opened the book, it looked so difficult! Little did I know, that this book will become my lifetime companion.

Can you follow J.S.Bach?

J.S.Bach

'I worked hard. Anybody who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results'

J.S.Bach

David Oistrakh - The People's Artist

David Oistrakh

DAVID OISTRAKH ( 30 September,1908 – 24 October,1974)

One of my favourite LPs is a live recording from 1968 of the Franck sonata played by David Oistrakh accompanied by the celebrated pianist Sviatoslav Richter. I have listened to the performance many times and it never fails to inspire me.