MASTERCLASS WITH MIRIAM FRIED - SAINT-SAENS, C.: Havanaise, Op. 83 (violin and piano reduction)


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Lecturer/Violin: Fried, Miriam

Year of Production: Jan. 2012
Playing Time: 00:43:58
Catalogue Number: RSS10163_1

In this masterclass, there are technical corrections on bow technique and articulation and phrasing.

Regarding the bow technique, the bow has to move as if it was dancing and the student must play with more contact between fingers and bow. It is necessary to modify the quantity of bow depending on the different character of the passages.

As per the articulation and phrasing, the sensuality of this piece lies on the triplets, and the secret is to lengthen the second note of each triplet. The articulation must be clearer, thinking in consonants. In the phrasing, join the notes in groups. In case a finger is not being used, it should be off the string.

Corrections on glissando. There are also some comments about general issues, such as attitude and study methods: as musicians, we have the responsibility to correct what we do not like and does not make us happy, we have to experiment with all the possibilities. If something goes well during the study at home, we have to be able to repeat it in front of the audience; to that end, we must carry out a very reflective study, being aware of each movement.

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