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Wednesday 5th August 2009
The sound of Joachim

Here is one of those invaluable touchstones that always help to calm everybody down and restore perspective: one for the Dead Violinists Society, namely Joszef Joachim (1831-1907), Brahms's closest friend, playing his mate's Hungarian Dance No.1 more than 100 years ago in another world...


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Carlos Majlis
August 6th, 2009
4:08 PM
He was an old man at the time, and he sounds slightly tremling, but I like the sound, and in particular I like his tempo; not too fast. And he sings, as it should be.

August 6th, 2009
1:08 PM
dear Jessica, Thank you for sharing this wonderful performance. I will Tweet it, posted on Facebook and Digg. There is nothing like using cutting edge technology to share gems from our past.a

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About Jessica Duchen

Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.

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