Today is International Violin Day

  • metta

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    Jun 17, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    "International Violin Day is celebrated on the birthday of famous composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky, born on this day in 1882. The violin, or fiddle, has been used in a wide variety of music styles ranging from classic, jazz, folk and even rock. It's a day to appreciate the instrument and the music it makes."
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    Jun 17, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    Interesting choice of composer (if that has anything to do with it), since Stravinsky's most famous piece of music for violin/fiddle is Histoire du soldat, unless you count transcriptions (which would be either the Suite Italienne or the Mavra Chanson Russe).

    I.e. not very famous pieces outside of classical buffs.
  • cyclone

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    Jun 18, 2011 2:45 AM GMT
    This guy is so under-appreciated: Percy Faith. Happy Violin Day everyone!

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    Jun 18, 2011 2:54 AM GMT
    Love Love Igor Stravinsky!,but psh, Who cares about the violins! It's all about the Cellos! icon_razz.gif
  • LJay

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    Jun 18, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    Well twiddle my fiddle!

    Scratch us out a tune there, Billy!!

    [Billy does Bach]