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What We're Listening To: Brahms Cello Sonata in E Minor

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was a German composer and virtuosic pianist from the mid- late romantic era. He is considered one of the most influential composers in history alongside Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Being such a great pianist Brahms usually premiered his own works along side with other leading performers such as pianist Clara Schumann (1819-1896) and violinist Joseph Joachim (1831-1907).

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What We're Listening To: Dvorak String Quartet No. 12 "The American Quartet"

Antonin DvorakNicknamed the“American Quartet”, Antonin Dvorak wrote this in the summer of 1893 in Spillville, Iowa. He was on vacation with his family from his position as director at the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City. Spillville being a Czech immigrant community at that time, Dvorak found it to be home away from home.

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February 26, 2016

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Violin of the Month - A Matched Pair of Orofino Master Models

We are delighted to introduce the latest creations from our workshops in Huntington - a matched pair of Master Model Raffaele Orofino violins!

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February 23, 2016

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Irish Fiddle Ornamentation

Shake off those winter blues - March is here and it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Fiddle Music!

Fiddlers have been working on their trills and ornamentation and are ready to show off their skills at the various festivals and parades around the world...

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February 12, 2016

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End of An Era: The Long Island Philharmonic 1980 – 2016

This past Monday, it was announced that after 36 years as the Islands longest continuously running performing arts institution, the Long Island Philharmonic would be closing its doors with immediate effect. 

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January 22, 2016

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The LIVS Takes a Trip to Two West Islip Middle Schools

Earlier this month, The Long Island Violin Shop's very own Samantha Kadish spent the day with Ms. Fawess' sixth-grade orchestra classes at Beach Street Middle School and Udall Road Middle School in West Islip.

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December 22, 2015

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for the String Player in your Life

Christmas is nearly upon us! As the clock continues to count down, 11th-hour shoppers everywhere are preparing to face the stores and crowds in their efforts to find the perfect gifts for the ones they love. 

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