Musical Tradition is Heard at the Gasparilla Inn

Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style

Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style. Obviously, Elvis is the star in the featured picture. Now, who is playing the Steinway concert grand in the beautiful setting below? That’s your blogger, David. So what does one have to do with the other? It’s the music that I’m playing. Basically, I love the style and taste of Elvis.

Here’s a story: One of my most popular piano arrangements, Aura Lea: Theme and Variations for piano, was composed in Toronto, Ontario.   No matter where I play it – on the concert stage, for a private party or during the dinner hour – it always receives grand applause and some rather sizable tips.  The arrangement is heart rendering;  bringing back pleasant memories.  One variation combines the theme with “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf”; bringing two great American songs together.  And, by the way, this composition has many showy virtuoso passages. Yes, choosing this number, Elvis proved once more that he was king.

How Musical Tradition Embraces Architectural Style

Gasparilla Inn Historic District is located in Florida

Gasparilla Inn Historic District

LocationBoca GrandeFloridaUSA
Coordinates26°45′8″N 82°15′39″WCoordinates26°45′8″N 82°15′39″W
NRHP reference #08000205[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 18, 2008[1]

Gasparilla Inn Historic District is a historic district at 500 Palm Avenue in Boca GrandeFloridaUnited States. On March 18, 2008, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Now for musical tradition, Aura Lea is one of the most beloved American songs and is arguably as popular as Amazing Grace.  Our generation heard it with the words that Elvis sang as Love Me Tender.  The melody has graced America over the last two centuries.  The music was written by W.W. Fosdick and words by George R. Poulton during the Civil War in 1861.  The sheet music cover is the original Confederate version, dated 1864. The 1st internal link me playing in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

Aura Lea: Theme and Variations for piano – DSO Works

It was at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House a few years back.  However,their piano was “so, so.” Below is the link just recorded with me at the Inn. The difference in pianos is quite noticeable.  It was videoed live and less than week ago, and just posted. Keep checking DSOworks.com for more and more upcoming events. Elvis understood the public pulse.

Live at the Gasparilla Inn!

Posted by DSO Works on Saturday, February 3, 2018

Trust Among Nations

Trust Among Nations as Per the Oquaga Spirit

Trust Among Nations as Per the Oquaga Spirit. As usual, defining terms comes first. What is trust?

a assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b one in which confidence is placed

Next, who or what is the Oquaga Spirit? She is an essence that dwells around Oquaga Lake. I believe it is an American Indian spirit. I (David) was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga lake House. My employment covered a span of about 25 years.  In the mornings I’d stroll and the spirit would be afloat.  “So much she needed an ear, she ignored my tranquillity.” Some years we did not go to the lake. That was primarily when our children were in school. Over the decades the spirit changed her mode of communication:

  1. In the 1980’s she preferred iambic pentameter. This was communicated in quatrains.
  2. During the 1990’s she spoke in rhyming, triple meter. She also communicated poetry in quatrains. Why quatrains? They bring about a beneficial effect. Quatrains of poetry invoke Jupiterian influences. Jupiter is the thinking-person’s planet. It is the guardian of the abstract mind. This planet rules higher learning. It bestows upon us a yen for exploring ideas. This is both intellectually and spiritually. Explanations of Jupiterian influences through a specific number square are on DSOworks.com
  3.  Below is an excerpt from a poem in iambic, written during the 1980’s.
Trust was spoken of by a spirit on this lake
View from our porch on Oquaga Lake

The spirit loved peaceful co-existence. Also, many poems were about beauty in nature. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe. This tribe was ruled by the women. The Lenape have a matrilineal clan system and historically were matrilocal.

Jennie Bobb and her daughter, Nellie Longhat (both Delaware), Oklahoma, 1915[7]

Trust Among Nations

Mutual exchange among nations promotes peace.
When states have closed doors, mistrust develops.
People then image what horrors locked entries must hide.
Not realizing that inhabitants worldwide live similarly.

Though official doctrines of lands may differ,
Everyone eats, sleeps, drinks and works.
Nations tap their feet to the same rhythms.
They view sunrise and sunset with equal awe.

All over, people want to be liked and loved
As recorded in the songs and novels of writers.
Everywhere, people seek to understand mysteries of life.
In so doing they turn to religion or philosophy…

 

 

 

Future Telling by a poetic spirit on Oquaga Lake

Future Telling as per the Oquaga Spirit

Future Telling as per the Oquaga Spirit. Common methods used for fortune telling in Europe and the Americas include astromancyhorary astrologypendulum reading, spirit board reading, tasseography (reading tea leaves in a cup), cartomancy (fortune telling with cards), tarot readingcrystallomancy (reading of a crystal sphere), and chiromancy (palmistry, reading of the palms). The last three have traditional associations in the popular mind with the Roma and Sinti people (often called “gypsies”).

However, current theories of leading physicists see reality as a connection or continuum of space-time. Thus, as the present is visible, so are the past and the future. I was fortunate enough to spend 15 summer seasons on Oquaga Lake. My official title was “the house pianist” at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. One of my duties was playing the piano on “Scott’s Showboat of Song.” It daily circled Oquaga Lake at 4:30 pm. Once in a while we did a nighttime cruise. Everyone was happy and joyful. Most sensed a spiritual presence on the lake.  For me, it spoke in poetry as a hiked around the lake in the early morning hours. Below is one of the spirit’s poems. It is entitled “Future Fog.” An illustrated book of her poetry is called: The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.” It is available as a product on DSOworks.com

Future Telling and the Oquaga Spirit
Spiritual presence radiates forth from this mountain top, spring fed lake. Its beauty is almost incredible.

Future Telling in the Poem “Future Fog” in the Oquaga Spirit Speaks

We see the future in a fog                   But though we cannot see through,
And know not what it brings.            We still may smell and hear.
It’s milky, dense and thick                   By keeping all senses sharp
And hides most everything.                We see ahead the year.
We do not know tomorrow,                For sound penetrates the fog.
If it bring joy or sorrow                        And smell drifts through the haze.
Or if it just be plain                                 By keeping all senses sharp,
Like slow and steady rain.                    We see ahead the days.
We know not how things shape up
Until the fog has lifted.
But then the future is the present,
As the sands of time have shifted.
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The future is hidden by “fog.” So are two birds in this masterful picture.
Seasonal Migration and Oquaga Lake

Seasonal Migration as per the Oquaga Spirit

Seasonal Migration as per the Oquaga Spirit. Many spring fed lakes  have spiritual presence. Oquaga Lake has quite a strong and active spirit. I was fortunate. The  spiritual “Lady of the Lake” befriended me. My family and I spent some 15 summer seasons on the lake. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. Here is an incredible parallel: Just as the movie The Last Samurai featured an historian/photgrapher, we had one on Oquaga Lake. His name was John Margolies. Here is some of his background.

From sea to shining sea, John Margolies knew, there was much that cried to be photographed. There was the Long Island poultry store in the shape of a vast white duck. The gaping alligator’s mouth through which visitors entered a Kissimmee, Fla. zoo.  The 65-foot-long muskie in Bena, Minn., that housed the Big Fish Supper Club. The Donut Hole, a doughnut shop in the form of — what else? — in La Puente, Calif.

seasonal migration and Oquaga Lake
Oquaga Lake, John Margolies photographer.
John Margolies in 1987. Credit Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times

Our enitre family spent many summers with John  on Oquaga Lake. We all loved every minute. Never a dull moment on magnificent spring fed lake.  I (David)  wrote poetry galore thanks to the spirit.

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Seasonal Migration as per the Oquaga Spirit

Enjoy a moment of nostalgia with the spirit’s poem entitled “We’ll Talk a Little More.” I sensed that she was a female Indian spirit. She was from the Lennie Lenape. The entire collection is available on DSOworks.com.  Daily, I recite and keep the poetry memorized; and the spirit alive.  Poetry presentations are in my job description.

The summer fun is done
Like burnt wood in a flame:
Only glowing embers
And memories to place in a frame.

But oh, how those embers
Are full of reverie,
I see in them the summer
And I’m sure the summer sees me.

And many a fire will burn
In crackling fireplace,
Until the folks return
Once more to their special place.

The ground is flooded with leaves.
Daily the temperature dips.
Our boxes and bags are packed.
We’re readied for southern trip.

I bid you spirit, adieux
At least for ninety-four.
Next year when I return,
We’ll talk a little more.

 

Lost code reference is in the Bible

Lost Code Reference to a Number Square in Ecclesiastes

Lost Code Reference is found in the Bible. . Ecclesiastes (/ɪˌklziˈæstz/Greek: Ἐκκλησιαστής, EkklēsiastēsHebrewקֹהֶלֶת‎, qōheleṯ) is one of 24 books of the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible. It is classified as one of the Ketuvim (or “Writings”). Originally written c. 450-180 BCE. It is among the canonical Wisdom Books in the Old Testament.  Most denominations of Christianity also accept it.

New International Version
Ecclesiastes 1:15 What is crooked cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.

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 A Holy Spirit enlightened me about a lost number code. I call this spirit, the Oquaga Spirit. I sensed it was a female from the Lennie Lenape tribe. At one time this tribe lived around the Oquaga Lake. They were a matriarchal tribe. Women made key decisions. The story of my enlightenment by this spirit is the subject of many of my blogs. I intuitively feel it promises nothing less than a new Golden Age. Please read the blogs. They are easy to access. Just click on all posts on DSOworks.com. Here I quote one of the books that she inspired. It is from The Staff of God Vol.II.

Lost Code Reference Revealed

First, note the above number square. Any straight row of 3 numbers totals 15. To arrive at 15, you have to take a broader view. One must go past the lines and crooked places. Then, 15 can be found in 8 different ways. Three are horizontal. Three are vertical. Two are diagonal. Many know this by the third grade in elementary school. However, the spirit pointed out the lost code reference of Ecclesiastes. She made the lines disappear. What happened? Here is one example of her wisdom. Take the unlined numbers straight and three at the time. 492 + 618 = 1,110. Or, 834 + 276 = 1,110. If a 3 digit number crosses the center, it is its own number backwards. Thus, 258 + 852 = 1,110. Here are a couple of quotes from the book:
“The old straight track is a net or grid of numbers.
Often distances between holy sites are measured
By characteristic numbers of the 3 x 3 number square.
Examples include the Geomancer’s  and the English mile.”
(The Geomancer’s mile is 14,400 feet, The English mile is 5,280 feet).
The spirit recited poetry to me on Oquaga Lake: The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. The cover is the featured pictured. I was the house piano player for Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. It is in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Below is a youtube sample. Please share and keep checking this site.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM2hUWYPDgo
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With the Lennie Lenape American Indians, women ruled the social order.

 

 

 

Mathematical poetry through Fibonacci numbers

Missing Tip on Great Pyramid is Found

Missing Tip on Great Pyramid is Found. It’s all about an aerial view. Below are examples of aerial lines that are part of the Nasca lines. These are in South America. Here are two prominent examples.

  • A giant spider carving is carved in the desert. It is about 148 feet long. The carving is a Peru pattern. Location, with other such figures, is between the Andes Mountains and Pacific Ocean. The special area is about 200 square miles. My source is Mysterious Places.  It is edited by Jennifer Westwood.Jennifer Westwood (5 January 1940 – 12 May 2008) was a British author, broadcaster and folklorist. She was a Doctor of Philosophy .  She had special interests in English Language, Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse. Her first book, Mediaeval Tales, was published in 1968. She was active committee member of The Folklore Society.   Dr. Westwood undertook a variety of duties including editing its publications and helping other authors. As a broadcaster, she worked on programs produced for BBC Radio 4 and the corporation’s Radio Norfolk. Commonly known as “Jen”, after her second marriage she also authored books in the name of Jennifer Chandler.
  • A humming bird has spread out wings. It is made from a single spread out line. It is also a Nasca figure. It is one of 18 different carved giant figures on the plain.

Picture of the book edited by Jennifer Westwood called Mysterious Places

Missing Tip of 5 Cubits and Actual Measurements  Are Found by an Aerial View of a Number Square

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A figure viewed from above looks flat. It the 3 x 3 number square, raise the center. Imagine it is pliable and be raised. The base still remains square.  The five is elevated like the tip. Before you are dismissive of this thought consider the following: The perimeter around the Great Pyramid is 1110 cubits. My Source are the writings of the Reverend John Michell. His book is The View Over Atlantis.  Look at the hidden number code. 492 + 618 = 1110. 438 + 672 = 1110. If three numbers cross, 951 + 159 =1110. This hidden code was shown to me on Oquaga Lake. I believe it was an American Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. They dwelled around the lake. Also, they were one of the few matriarchal tribes in the country. The women could even depose of a chief. The son in law had to live with his family in their dwelling. For years I was the piano player at Scotts Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, New York. The spirit visited me on walks. I often also led hikes through this mountainous region.

Missing tip was explained by an American Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape
My book of poetry written on Oquaga Lake.

Conclusion: The missing tip source of the Great Pyramid  were explained on Oquaga Lake.  The lake is a former sacred American Indian location. I think that wonderful times are on the way. The wisdom of the American Indians will lead the way. Also, consider Isaiah: In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt” (Isa. 19:1920).

 

lost ancient computer code

Lost Ancient Computer Code is Discovered

Lost Ancient Computer Code is Discovered. It has been hiding for millennium. It truly is like the Biblical grain of mustard seed. So what is the grain of mustard seed? Where is it hidden? Grain of Mustard Seed is the smallest of number squares. It is popular called the 3 x 3 square: Here is the traditional arrangement. Immediately below is a Biblical reference to this “Grain”.

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20 ….because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” [21]a

binary code represents textcomputer processor instructions, or other data using any two-symbol system. Often the binary number systems  use 0 and 1. The binary code assigns a pattern of binary digits (bits) to each character, instruction, etc. A binary string of eight bits can represent any of 256 possible values.

In computing and telecommunications, binary codes are used for various methods of encoding data.  This includes character strings, into bit strings. Those methods may use fixed-width or variable-width strings. In a fixed-width binary code, each letter, digit, or other character is represented by a bit string of the same length. That bit string, interpreted as a binary number.  Itis usually displayed in code tables in octaldecimal or hexadecimal notation. There are many character sets and many character encodings for them.

Gottfried Leibniz    The modern binary number system, the basis for binary code, was invented by Gottfried Leibniz in 1679 and appears in his article Explication de l’Arithmétique Binaire. The full title is translated into English as the “Explanation of the Binary Arithmetic”.

Finding the Lost Ancient Computer Code

Many blogs on DSOworks.com are about aspects of the code. For example, the square perimeter around the Great Pyramid is 1,110 megalithic yards. In binary numbers 10¹ + 10² + 10³ = 1,110. Notice, all factors are binary. Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University discovered the ubiquitous use of the megalithic yard.

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Professor Thom of Oxford University

The codes including a lost ancient computer code that is hidden in the number square were shown to me by an Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. I did not read about them anywhere. The Lennie Lenape lived around Oquaga Lake. I worked many summers on by the lake for the Scott family. I was hired by them to be the house piano player. The Scott family owns Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. 

Look at the number square pictured above by triple numbers as follows:  Each set of 3 numbers with its opposite 3 always total 1,110. Examples: 492 + 618 = 1110 Another: 834 + 276 = 1110.  Any 3 numbers that uses number 5 as its central number is its own 1,110 number when added backwards to itself. Examples include 951 + 159 = 1110. Or, 357 + 753 = 1110. The square of three is code of peace

The Grain of Mustard Seed can move mountains. Acquiring peace is akin to moving a mountain. On the mountains around Oquaga Lake I learned about the code that accomplishes this feat.

Lost Ancient Computer Code was Found on Oquaga Lake
The Scott family standing by their resort sign. I believe an American Indian spirit dwells around the lake.  She offers wisdom to those who seek the truth.

 

Sleep therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit

Sleep Therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit

Sleep Therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit. I have been so fortunate. My family and I spent at least 15 beautiful summers on Oquaga Lake. The entire family got to go with me. I was employed as the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. As a result I have added another profession: That of a working poet. Scott’s is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York state. There, I met the presence of a spirit. I call it the Oquaga Spirit. “In the mornings I’d stroll and the spirit would be afloat.” The spirit spoke in poetic verse. The verse was mostly in simple quatrains  in triple meter. A square four or angular two has dominated business, music, dance and poetry. Get ready for a soothing new wave of triple meter. As the spirit states: Return ye to the waltzes of Vienna.  Incidentally, I am currently playing the piano at the Sarasota Crab and Fin on St Armand’s Circle.  See events on DSOworks.com.  Come and listen to me outdoors and enjoy beautiful melodies of  Strauss waltzes.

The Oquaga Spirit Speaks – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM2hUWYPDgo
Mar 28, 2016 – Uploaded by Dso Works

David Ohrenstein reads excerpts from the book “The Oquaga Spirit Speaks,” the voice of nature and the …

 Sleep Therapy Comes with Feeling Good

So What did the Oquaga Spirit Say About Sleep Therapy?

Sleep Therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit
“Lights on porch and dock, and hotel waterside glitter around the shore. Markers do they provide.”

The spirit’s poem is from the “The Morning lake in July”. I sensed the spirit to be a female American Indian from the Lennie Lenope tribe. They, at one time. lived around the lake. Also, be sure to listen to the free youtube video above of me reciting some of this spirit’s wonderful poems.

The morning lake in July
Has no wrinkles or crinkles.
Its flat facade gently flows
Marked only by a few sprinkles.

Just like a youthful lad
Whose skin is smooth and healthy
Without a care and trouble free
As if he were quite wealthy.

But later in the day,
When the winds begin to blow,
And boats are out by the dozens,
It’s then that age will show.

The next morning with the rising Sun,
The lake is once more new.
Just like us, after a good night’s sleep
We dispel the feeling of blue.

 

Angelic media to paraphrase a great banjo player

Angelic Media to paraphrase a Great Comedian

Angelic Media to paraphrase a Great Comedian. For years I was the piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. I had the privilege  to accompany many comedians. Al Smith was one of my favorites. It was one of my busiest times: Seven days a week I performed the following afternoon and evening schedule:

Angelic media
Now in the American Museum Banjo Hall of Fame: Banjo player-comedian Al Smith. He could play two banjos at once.
  • 3:30 I played on a showboat sing-a-long that went around Oquaga Lake. Fun,fun,fun!
  • 4:30 I sometimes played the afternoon feature show.
  • 6-7 Elegant music for the dinner hour.
  • 7:30 -9:00 played with The Lake-Shore Four dance band
  • 9-10:30 Played for feature shows. Al Smith was frequently called upon. Audiences loved him.
  • 10:30 until closing: For dancing until everyone dropped.

So What is the Angelic Media All About?

When I worked with Al Smith, I was in awe of his timing of his excellent comic rhythm. During his show, Ray Scott, the owner, would be on the drums. Gary Holdridge, son in law, would play the organ. Al had  funny stories and many one liners. He also would play banjo classics during his act. Included, of course, was Oh Susanna.  One of his  most memorable lines, in my opinion, is: “My wife is an angel….She’s always in the air harping about something.”  Why was this so funny? Because of the double meaning of “harpy”. Its intended meaning had to do with the Greek concept of harpies. In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpiesGreekἅρπυια,[1][2] harpyiapronounced [hárpyi̯a]Latinharpȳia) was a half-human and half-bird personification of storm winds, in Homeric poems.[3]

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Now, How does This Tie into the Angelic Media?

The news, in general, seems to continually harp on a few subjects. They have an obsession with statistics. Here is what the Oquaga Spirit has to say on this fixation. The poem which I quote is from the Oquaga Spirit Speaks.    It  is entitled: News.  The entire book is available as a product on DSOworks.com

Mercury-Hermes ran past
Wearing wing-tipped shoes.
I asked him why he hurried?
He said he carried news.

And so it is with man
Who must be in the know;
News must travel quickly’
Or in the trash it goes.

He dashes to the station
Where it will be broadcast
At the speed of light
To regions remote and vast.

But I just take my time
Walking down the path.
Hermes carries statistics.
I enjoy nature’s math.

 

Audience forgiveness at the Governor's Club in Tallahassee, Fl

Forgiving Audience for Rubinoff and His Violin

Forgiving Audience for Rubinoff and His Violin at the  Tallahassee Governor’s Club. It was the early 1980’s. Rubinoff and I were invited to play at the Governor’s Club. The Governors Club was founded on certain principles. Chief among them were providing a comfortable and elegant environment for social gatherings, serving excellent food and offering outstanding service. Our private social club cultivates the finest membership….

Rubinoff was an honest man. He freely spoke his mind. If he liked something, you’d know. If he didn’t, he could be quite expressive. Fortunately, once he started to play his violin, my matter what he said was forgiven. People knew they were in a hands of a great master. So what happened?

Our forgiving audience included the kind and nice Florida legislators.
The Governors Inn was right across from the capitol building where Rubinoff and I gave a most memorable concert. Dave and his wife, Darlene, and I were guests at the hotel. The forgiving audience was at the capitol buildng.

First I must say that Dave liked delicatessen food: Corn beef, pastrami, potato salad…He lived in Detroit at the Leland House. I worked with him for many years as his arranger and accompanist. To me, he was like the grandfather I never got to know. When we went on a lunch break, we’d go to the closest deli. He also delighted in “cooking the greatest hamburger in the world.” He called it “Hamburger a la Rubinoff.” I got to eat plenty  of the best hamburgers in the world. But that was David. He was excited about everything he did. He fell in love with every melody he worked on. He had passion for music and life. I felt honored to work with such a man, The bonus was he treated me like I was his grandson.

Forgiving Audience Springs Into Action

We walked in the capitol building for both the concert and dinner. Talk about eloquence. Each place was set with 4 or 5 glasses for wine. We had silverware galore and beautiful dishes. We entered slightly late.  Everyone was already seated. Suddenly a scream issues forth: “This place is too damn fancy for me!”, yells Rubinoff.”  The sentiment was projected with his heavy Russian accent. In all honesty, that is how to create a hostel audience. Luckily, they didn’t throw us out. After dinner he played his violin with me at the piano.  By our second number, all were in his pocket. They loved him. The concert ended with bravos and a standing ovation. I thought our reception by the Florida legislators was magnanimous, appreciative  and forgiving.

If you like this blog, feel  free to share. I think it’s one of the greatest show  biz stories ever. If you never heard Rubinoff and I give a concert, please enjoy our 45 minute 1984 New York Catskill Mountain performance at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House on this youtube link. It is free. He was in his mid-eighties. The man is an inspiration to all of us.

Lost Concert “Rubinoff and His Violin” on Oquaga Lake, 1984 – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jujqLu-jrN8
Jun 22, 2015 – Uploaded by Lesley & Ohrenstein

In one of the final years of his life, renowned violinist Dave Rubinoff plays the Stradivarius violin for an …