MASTERCLASS WITH MIRIAM FRIED - SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Violin Concerto No. 1: I. Nocturne (violin and piano reduction)


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Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 77

Lecturer: Fried, Miriam

Year of Production: Jan. 2012
Playing Time: 00:57:46
Catalogue Number: RSS10149_1

There are some initial general comments about this movement -it is a big line that grows up to the climax and then goes down, yet it does not have a clearly defined sonata form.

After that, Prof. Fried deals with issues such as phrasing, vibrato, dynamics, and articulations. She also makes a brief reflection about the writing by Shostakovich and other contemporary composers.

Professor Fried points out that bow speed and distribution are tools to express emotion. It is important to know the orchestral instruments that take part in certain passages because this has an effect on the required sound balance. She also suggests the student to consider that the musical character is provided by both the "discourse" speed and the agogics.

Part 1

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