'Drawing on archival performance footage and interviews, The Art of Violin evokes the vast panorama of the world of the violin in the 20th century and its most outstanding performers. ….it is hard to express the explosions of joy occasioned by the discovery of long sought-out but undreamed-of archives, such as some silent - and later resynchronised - film footage, or the few brief moments of Chausson's Poème played by Ginette Neveu, the silent yet moving (in every sense of the word) images of Kreisler and Ysaÿe, the awe of a young Menuhin, the superb single camera shot of David Oistrakh performing the cadenza from Shostakovich's First Concerto.'
This video is culled from the well-known 1970s BBC-TV broadcast of Lord Yehudi Menuhin's lessons. He is often considered to be one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER SERIES FOR VIOLIN is a complete introduction to playing the violin, covering basic topics from instrument care to playing techniques. Among the other subjects covered here are: the history of the instrument, the proper way to hold the instrument, simple finger patterns, bowing and plucking methods, and various techniques that allow the player to develop their own distinctive tone. Ideal for both beginners as well as for novices looking to return to the instrument, THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER SERIES offers a comprehensive introduction to the violin.