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  1. Folkworks summer school at Durham, 2018

    We’ve just got back from Folkworks 2018, the thirtieth anniversary, held at Grey College, Durham. John wanted to go there so he could improve on his concertina as the tutor there this year was the renowned Alistair Anderson. I was playing fiddle, and the tutors were Sarah Matthews and Adam Sutherland.

    We had a good week - the weather was very hot, but mostly bearable. We stayed in a self-catering place by the river in Durham, but we ate lunch and the evening meal at Grey College
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  2. RR: 180. Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole in D minor, op. 21

    1. Heifetz, Steinberg (cond.), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (1951)




    2. Kogan, Kondrashin (cond.), Philharmonia Orchestra (1959)




    3. Szeryng, Hendl (cond.), Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1959)

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  3. RR: 179. Mahler: Symphony #6 in A minor "Tragic"

    1. Barbirolli (cond.), New Philharmonia Orchestra (1967)




    2. Bernstein (cond.), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1988)




    3. Boulez (cond.), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1994)

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    Updated Nov-13-2018 at 19:22 by Trout

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    Sorry. I will write something here someday but for now this was a mere accident.
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  5. Bruch, Wieniawski, Michael Rabin, Sir Adrian Boult ‎– Scottish Fantasy / Concerto #1

    This week’s edition of Vinyl’s Revenge proposes a vintage recording of violin concertante works, one by Bruch and the other by Wieniawski – featuring American violinist Michael Rabin accompanied by Sir Adrian Boult and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

    Michael Rabin was of Romanian-Jewish descent. His mother Jeanne was a Juilliard-trained pianist, and his father George was a violinist in the New York Philharmonic. He began to study the violin at the age of seven. His parents encouraged
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