Thursday, June 07, 2012

Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi and Randolph Hokansen Play Ravel

[Can you believe that this pianist will be 97 in a couple of days?]
[I'm feeling particularly inspired to practice at the moment . . . ]

You can get to know the violinist here, and read about the pianist here and here.


Anonymous said...

Utterly charming. Would you comment please on the violinist's body movements, for so many string players do this in solo work, and yet do not in chamber music ensembles and orchestra work. A non-string player is curious. Great piece, lovely sound and wonderful humor.

Elaine Fine said...

When playing as part of an orchestra or chamber music group, violinists do their best to "merge" with the others physically as well as musically. There is a certain freedom connected with playing in a duo with a pianist, and when the music is as physical as the Ravel, a certain amount of movement is part of what makes the music sound its best on the violin. When the spirit moves, so do we.

Haddock said...

Some of them are good at their work and then they play on and on and on :-)