Play-along violin practice video of the traditional Christmas carol, Joy To The World.
Peter Prier is a violin maker who has established a prestigious violin making school in downtown Salt Lake City, UT. Watch him telling the story of how he got to be a violin maker.
In an interview with Pinchas Zukerman in 1992, the great 20th century violinist, Nathan Milstein confessed that this Liszt’s “Mephisto Waltz” arrangement was the absolutely most difficult piece he had ever played.
Here is a video of Milstein’s arrangement of this piece, Alexander Skwortsow playing it (circa 1985):
Practice Video: Bach Musette from Book 2
Practice Video: Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus by F. Handel
This a great example of great phrasing, and that TONE! I like it at this speed. Those who want to “show off” at 1.5X the printed speed can’t come up with the marvelous depth of this interpretation, which needs this tempo and much more. Zukerman gives it all here in this truly beautiful rendition of such a popular concerto.