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RE: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music

From: James Lowe
Subject: RE: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:45:52 +0000


)-----Original Message-----
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)Behalf Of David Kastrup
)Sent: 17 March 2011 14:57
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)Subject: Re: [OT] Vivi, the Virtual Violinist, plays LilyPond music
)Marc Mouries <address@hidden> writes:
)There is hardly something more aggravating than a romanticizing
)performer distracting from good Bach, for example.

Humming Pianists?

but anyway...


and actually David's link to that chap playing the BandoneĆ³n was rather 
ridiculous (for me) to 'watch' even if the music was very well played - I had 
to stop watching and just listen to the music his twitching was so distracting.

However...there is (was) something rather compelling watching the (very young) 
Royal Academy Soloists play Shostakovich's Op110a recently.

Sat in the front row I had a great view of the players 
struggling/fighting/enjoying/anticipating/worrying along with the interplay 
between the principle violin player and the rest of the strings, there was much 
twitching and jostling and body movement (they were standing while playing) the 
music while not incidental, was just a (very large) part of the whole. I know 
the piece very well, I've heard it played 'more accomplishedly (?)'  both on 
recorded music and live, but this was probably one of the most enjoyable 
performance I have seen of it that I doubt a set of Speakers or 'robotic' 
performers on stage would give quite the same experience.


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