MASTERCLASS WITH CHRISTOPH POPPEN - WAXMAN, F.: Carmen Fantasie (after G. Bizet) (version for violin and piano)


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Waxman, Franz - Composer
Carmen Fantasie (after G. Bizet) (version for violin and piano)

Year of Production: March 2018
Playing Time: 00:39:11
Catalogue Number: RSS15306_1

The masterclass starts with a reference to Bizet's opera Carmen and an explanation about the character that the performance of this work should have - not feisty, but more like singing in an elegant way.

Professor Poppen gives several indications on bow quantity, dynamics and phrasing in different moments of the piece. The ornamentation must be softer and, in certain passages, it is necessary to do a freer rubato, at the same time as tenuto, and keeping the tension, the speed and the bow distribution in order to get a better quality of sound. He insists on the student being more charming and showing more beauty instead of power or strength.

Professor Poppen also suggests him to play with more contact in the bow and sometimes to pay attention to the sound and the tuning, with a clear phrasing and spiccato.

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