Steve AprilThe Violin Song
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Saturday, August 06, 2016 1:42:55 PM
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Saturday, August 06, 2016 1:54:09 PM
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MUSIC IS TRUTH
What the Folk!
Po(t)pouri
Americana Desperado
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steve april vocal, guitar (Melody, Lyrics)

mark stein violin, keys, french horn

viewed a show about midori, the violin player, based the story around that...

UNPRETENTIOUS PRODIGY PUZZLED BY ALL THE FUSS
By TIM PAGE
Published: July 29, 1986

Two days after her triumphant appearance at Tanglewood, the 14-year-old Japanese violinist Midori returned to her home in New York. Everything had changed. Now there were interviews to give, phone calls to return, photographers and news cameramen flocking outside the door, waiting for a glimpse of the young prodigy.

On Saturday night, Midori played Leonard Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and String Orchestra at Tanglewood, under the composer's direction, in a performance that John Rockwell of The New York Times called ''technically near-perfect.'' In the fifth movement, Midori broke a string. Unfazed, she borrowed the concertmaster's violin and continued playing. Another string broke, she borrowed the acting associate concertmaster's violin and kept on. ''When it was over, audience, orchestra and conductor-composer joined in giving her a cheering, stomping, whistling ovation,'' Mr. Rockwell observed...
The Violin Song

she plays violin, violin,
plays it so fair, plays it so well,
voices of angels, no my friend,
a 12 year old playin' violin...
Song Comments

What the Folk!
Great vocals, really like this song Steve has brought home to I M P , some true folk music with a good story, well woven tune and catchy chorus. nice backing parts of other instrumentation. lovely listen


Po(t)pouri
charmin' vocal, toucha french horns, and violin, in folk style, based on a true story...


MUSIC IS TRUTH
Heartfelt vocals with tasteful treatments .based upon actual event by young violinist when a string broke and she used another violin to finish performance with a standing ovation


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