"Emily's Reel" Violin Duet recording session in NYC. Music from the O'Connor Method Book IV. "A New American School of String Playing"
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Mark O'Connor - Violin I
Jeremy Kittel - Violin II
Emily's Reel (for Yo-Yo Ma's daughter as a gift when she was a young violin student) was composed by Mark O'Connor, and arranged by Edgar Meyer for the Sony Classical Grammy-winning album "An Appalachian Journey." The two-violin version was adapted and arranged by Mark O'Connor for the O'Connor Method Book IV and its companion CD "MOC 4"
This video is the actual footage from the professional CD recording session. Violin students can see the performers as they record the very rendition that Mark O'Connor authored for his Method and is included in Book IV. O'Connor and Kittel played through a matched pair of Neumann M49 microphones circa 1953, the very two microphones that O'Connor used for his multi Grammy nominated "Heroes" album in 1992, pairing him with his own violin heroes.
Recorded January, 29th, 2014 at Sean Swinney Studios, New York City
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