Thank you for posting that video.
I have a friend whose daughter is a concert violist. A friend of theirs bought a “private dinner in a home” at a local charity auction and gave 2 of the tickets to my friend. My friends arrived at the address given without knowing the names of the hosts.
The lady of the house was busy in the kitchen, and cocktails and hors d’oevres were being served in the library. Suddenly, everyone hushed; and Frank Almond appeared at the top of the stairs and entered the room playing the Lipinski. This was just after it was discovered in a Milwaukee bank vault and loaned to the MSO for Almond’s use. He had not played it in public yet.
He entertained the 8 or 10 guests for an hour before dinner. My friends do not remember what was served for dinner.
Wow, they will always remember that moment. Live music has a special aura about it when played in a small private setting. I sincerely hope that the violin will somehow be found and saved.
The “entrance while playing” is a great dramatic effect. I saw Dexter Gordon do it once at Blues Alley in Georgetown. He started playing solo, just out of view at the top of the stairs and then continued playing the sax as he came down into the club.
I went to the Rose Parade in 1988, and the first thing leading the parade in those days was a large marching band. As I stood there at the edge of the street it sounded distant at first, then slowly got louder and louder until the band was right there marching by, surrounding me with a glorious sound.