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Violins...........

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 7 Sep 2013 22:24

Just listening to Nigel Kennedy playing....I think the violin is one of the most 'speaking' instruments, though clarinet, saxophone, guitar, piano can all touch the heart....

What instrument do you like listening to, what 'moves' you to tears or joy?

Wend

Wend Report 7 Sep 2013 22:30

I'm in tears watching and listening to everything so far Rose . . .

Just wonderful :-D

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 7 Sep 2013 22:30

A blast of the bagpipes...........and i am sobbing wreck!!

:-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 7 Sep 2013 22:33

:-) Danny Boy does for me everytime Wend, whoever sings or plays it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0YfUzXQQUk

Prickly Holly, I like bagpipes, and uilleann pipes :-D

Frederick

Frederick Report 7 Sep 2013 22:33


Hi RR, just watched him on the Proms, that man is pure genius, even appeared
in a football shirt holding a mug of tea. F.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 7 Sep 2013 22:35

Hi Frederick, he's never been conventional has he lol.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Sep 2013 22:36

Love the sax, and the clarinet not keen on the violin, love the piano and also the drum. But like most instruments really.
That woman don't know her name, is a very good conductor.

Wend

Wend Report 7 Sep 2013 22:39

Hope Mr. Putin and Co. are watching - doubt it :-|

kandj

kandj Report 7 Sep 2013 22:40

Loving the Last Night of the Proms..... it is on my wish-list to be there when I win the lottery!

Nigel Kennedy , absolutely brilliant.
Joyce Didonato... Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Danny Boy........ amazing!

Just love it and don't want it to end.

SheilaWestWilts

SheilaWestWilts Report 7 Sep 2013 22:44

My violin playing would have moved you to tears :-S

I think it depends on the piece of music, but do love violin and cello.

kandj

kandj Report 7 Sep 2013 22:50

AnnG..... think she is Marin Alsop, first woman conductor of the Last Night of the Proms. I agree that she is good, really entertaining.

Kay????

Kay???? Report 7 Sep 2013 23:14


For the second year my friends grandaughter is in the orchestra,,,, sleevelss red dress,blonde hair sitting on the end playing a violin,,,,,,,,shes highly talented and teaches clarinet ,violin and piano and lives in London....

a very good as usual......

Tecwyn

Tecwyn Report 7 Sep 2013 23:23

A saxophone every time for me - but who could not be moved by Nigel Kennedy on violin - pure genius.

Tec :-)

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 8 Sep 2013 07:01

I love classical guitar music it really speaks to me and touches something deep down inside.

Not a huge fan of last Night at the Proms. Usually listen to the first part then turn off for the audience participation "patriotism" stuff.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 8 Sep 2013 07:40

I loved watching NK - as always he was entertaining and yet his talent shines through even when he is joking about. How wonderful to be able to give such pleasure to so many people with a musical instrument.

I love guitar music and clarinet as well.


Lizx

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 8 Sep 2013 09:54

Strings are so moving but then so can the piano. My daughter plays the piano, ukele, banjo and guitar - all self taught. She is 18 soon and has requested a mandolin. I can barely play recorder or glockenspeil so she doesn't get it from me, but she has had to listen to Vivaldi from a very young age x

Renes

Renes Report 8 Sep 2013 17:18

RR

Violins for me everytime .......



(with roses, candles, champagne and a balcony)

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 8 Sep 2013 18:50

Clarinet for me. Sorry Rose and all - Danny Boy and Take me home again Katheen send me either out of a room or the mute button.

There are beautiful words to Londonderry Air with not a hint of 'Danny' and never seem to hear them now. Think it started off 'Oh Derry Vale'.

Now the soprano sang 'you'll never walk alone' beautifully.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Sep 2013 19:02

Chris my mum learned to play the clarinet :-)

A bit of Acker Bilk...playing my song lol :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL_bK3B6owE

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 8 Sep 2013 22:25

Listening to it now Rose!