MASTERCLASS WITH WILLIAM BENNETT - BEETHOVEN, L. van: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b (flute part)

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Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b


Year of Production: March 2010
Playing Time: 00:16:31
Catalogue Number: RSS4986_2
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The student should take care of the tuning for the first note so that it doesn't go flat. Then, Bennett comments that the difficulty of playing this passage is maintaining the sound until the end of the phrase by using a correct breathing. Other difficulty added to the previous one consists on playing forte at the beginning and getting the suitable sound balance with the orchestra - about this, while joking, he gives an advice by his professor Geoffrey Gilbert.

William Bennett stresses that the student must look for a well-tuned phrasing with a good quality of sound. Afterwards, the professor makes other indications on articulation, phrasing, alternative fingerings to get a better tuning, pulse or accents, among others. At the end of the masterclass, he comments also a brief anecdote about Jean Pierre Rampal referred to a certain part of this orchestral excerpt.

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