Misc.

A musical quest that ended in Japan!

I do not remember the first time I saw the advertisement on television, but I do remember the violin music played in the background. However, Seagrams seems to be close-mouthed about the song, its composer, performer and the marketing of its product being advertised under the brilliant tagline of Speaks for Itself. While the purpose […]

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Instrumental, unknown. Original Vocal performance by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson – To All the Girl I’ve Loved Before

This instrumental piece, titled, To all the girl I’ve loved before, ranks as one of my favourite violin compositions. When I first heard to it, I neither knew where/who the song had come from, nor whether it was based on an earlier vocal performance. It was only recently that I stumbled upon the answer to […]

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Because death never strikes twice—a short story

The first time that I heard the mellifluous notes of the violin waft through the air, I felt a cold chill run down my spine. Nobody was supposed to be around. The real estate man told me the place was uninhabited at least up to a radius of a couple of miles. And violin notes […]

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Classical music you never knew you had listened to

I play the violin. I’m no maestro, but I can handle the bow well (but I still cannot play the vibrato!) And this beautiful instrument–which came to me somewhat as a serendipity–has, for some reason, convinced me to spread the word about those great musical masterpieces I listen to everyday. And then I realised people […]

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