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Obsess & Love Life
Obsess & Love Life

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Music has always been my ultimate stress relief.
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A 240 fps test on the sound
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Today my thoughts are with my CT family and with Clark.

My time at the institute was the most formative time in my life. This was not only in a musical sense either. It was a pivoting point in my life, something which affected everything following it. I learned two very critical lessons there; How to learn, and how to truly dedicate yourself to something. I also learned that the word family didn't necessarily mean your biological family. I have used what I have learned at the institute in virtually everything that I've been successful in since. That experience was so critical to who am I now and how I approach things. I feel great privilege in what I was able to experience and share. It was truly a one of a kind experience, a true singularity of music and study.
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On Geza Hosszu Legocky's website, I'm not sure if Google translate had a hand in this but...

"Anyone would attempts to understand Geza will never succeed, especially when the empire of the average dominates our times and everyday news. The insidious reminiscences of some dogmatic mistakes carried through recent changes in society, not long ago converged in an artificial reality which is restricting more and more artistic freedom and brings very often results which have an enormous lack of authenticity. Intellectual speculation has a main role in this increasing phenomena of indifferent inertia in the musical programming which could even lead soon to the Ice age of Classical Music. The audience needs to feel some real substance, so as to free your mind and prepare to meet an Avatar of the violin which is born in the darkest hour before dawn."

Excellent Musician, strange and interesting translation
http://www.gezalius.com/#/story
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My study scores from top to bottom (orchestral only)...

Dvořák: Carnival
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9
Holst: The Planets Op
Schubert: Symphony No. 7 D 759 "Unfinished" (sometimes marked as 8th)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 
Rachmaninoff: Vespers
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, 2, 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, 5, 6
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8, 9
Grieg: Peer Gynt
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6, 7
Holst: The Planets
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 5, 6
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 (thanks John!)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (the FULL score, my most prized as it's a biatch to get)

Years to collect, seconds to decide "yes I want to put a storm trooper on top"
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Today is the birthday of one great Jascha Heifetz. My go-to video for Heifetz, my favorite, that I normally post on his birthday is something I always go back to when I want inspiration (http://youtu.be/6q-Zqz7mNjQ?list=FLtmIC8DY_UejXnQ55FuAFnA). But instead of posting that today, I will post another great video containing some really cool footage of him warming up for a concert (3:00). The video is cut short but is still great!

Coincidentally, today is also the birthday of Kreisler. I just got in the Kreisler Collection vol. 3 because there is an amazing La Folia in there based on the Corelli work. My favorite recording of this is played by my queen of violin Ida Haendel. I have this only on record and could not find it on youtube. Perhaps I will upload it sometime.
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