avec Clemens Merkel
To help prepare us for his concert this Thursday, Clemens Merkel has curated a playlist entitled “Three of my violin heroes”.
Playlist : “Three of my violin heroes”
I don’t know much about Indian music, but listening to it puts me in a specific state, which I like. Ramnath’s violin technique is so different from what we know, and we do: the playing of scordatura, the extremely refined phrasing and articulation… this is playing which fascinates me. Click here to listen.
Jean Carignan, is of course a Montreal fiddle hero. Someone not coming from the classical world, without much formal training. He is such a force of nature with his playing and I love to hear and see how he is completely absorbed by what he is doing. There is a rhythmic rigour which really goes right to the bones. Click here to listen.
David Oisktrakh is my hero in the classical sector. Artistically, aesthetically, vioinistically he is who I like the most. It’s just beautiful, beautiful playing. Without compromise. Just beautiful. Click here to listen.
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