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A Daily Look at Music History For Violin Students
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|Christopher Warren-Green was born July 30, 1955. He has had a successful, career as soloist, chamber musician and music director.
Trained as a violinist, he was invited to join the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at 19 and named Concert Master of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra at 21. He has also been Concermaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra and at the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
|1890 - Anthony Louis Scarmolin, Italian-American composer, was born.
1926 - Martin Bookspan, American classical music commentator was born.
1954 - Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first advertised concert.
1970 - George Szell, Hungarian-American conductor and pianist died.
1975 - The Charlie Daniels Band, one of the US's popular exponents of Southern style boogie rock, earns it first gold record for Fire on the Mountain.
1983 - First performance of Michael Torke's Ceremony of Innocence for chamber quintet.
|Warren-Green has performed as solo violinist with such orchestras as the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony and Dresden Philharmonic. He toured the Orient with the Singapore Symphony. He directed the Philharmonia at Buckingham Palace, St James' Palace and at the Royal Festival Hall. He conducted the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington DC.
He has also established several special relationships with orchestras. In 1998 Warren-Green was appointed Chief Conductor of the Joenkoeping Sinfonietta. In 2001 he took up his appointment at Chief Conductor of the Sundsvall Chamber Orchestra. In the United States, he has conducted the Seattle Symphony at least five times!
Warren-Green received the Wavendon Allmusic Award in 1990 for conducting. He recorded as a conductor and soloist for EMI, RCA, Nimbus, Virgin Classics, Chandos, Phonogram and BMG. A Fellow and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music he plays a circa 1725 Guarneri del Gesu violin.
|The Charlie Daniels Band song The Devil Went Down to Georgia tells of a fiddling contest between Johnny and the Devil. If the Devil wins he takes Johnny's soul. But he doesn't. Can You Guess what Johnny won for beating the Devil?
Go to the Bottom of the Page for the Answer.
|The devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat. And he laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny's feet.|
|Charlie Daniels Band
The CD and the Song Book
|Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Pt. 5:8
|Fiddlers Never Fret! A GREAT shirt for your violin, fiddle, or even viola buddies. No Frets Here!|