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|AARON ROSAND Celebrating a Life in Music|
Genres: Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Aaron Rosand: Celebrating a Life in Music is the first documentary to explore the life of an extraordinary American musician and teacher; a living exemplar of the great violin virtuosos of the past. The documentary include... more »
Aaron Rosand Rocks My World
teva_man | United States | 12/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have always thought very highly of Aaron Rosand and his legacy. I first started listening to his recordings when I was about 14 and consider them some of the best ever done of both the standard and nonstandard repertoire. This particular account of his life was fascinating - and it expounds upon the aspect of Rosand not being a household name violinist. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. The film shows him not only performing but teaching - and not surprisingly, he is a fine teacher. There is very little other footage out there of Rosand actually *speaking* about his marvelous career, and after many years of listening to his fine recordings, it is great to hear The Man Himself talk about his life. I wish I could have studied with him; I'd be a better violinist today for sure. Like Milstein, Rosand is still playing well, into his 80s. The pieces performed include the Bach Chaconne, 2nd mvt. of Brahms d minor sonata, 3rd movement of Franck Sonata, and Brahms Contemplation. Highly recommended for any violinist - especially those who have yet to discover this magnificent artist, also known as 'the last great romantic' (of the violin world.)
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 08/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aaron Rosand is one of the supreme exponents of the vibrato in the violin. It's sound, radiant tune and bright coloratura are truly admirable, fitting accurately for his almost rarely performed repertoire.
Rosand decided to adventure himself by pages of unknown scores (How many violinists of the actual generation dare of bet for performing Rimski Korsakov' s Violin Concerto or Sibelius' Six Humoresques, for instance?)
He faced this challenge without losing the perspective of the classic repertoire. Loyal to his personal convictions, he likes to emphasize the cantabile lines hovered by Romantic ambiance.
His role as artist shares as master pedagogue, and his notable contribution for the diffusion of so many neglected and overlooked works for violin has been notably recognized all over the world.
Besides, his warmth temperament, good spirit and gentle charm support a first-order charisma that makes him to be gently reminded in all the stages where he has made his appearance.
Don't miss this album.