MASTERCLASS WITH DAVID GERINGAS - SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107: II. Moderato (cello and piano reduction)


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Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107

Lecturer/Cello: Geringas, David

Year of Production: Feb. 2011
Playing Time: 00:50:48
Catalogue Number: RSS8056_1

First, Professor Geringas corrects the tempo of the student's performance of this movement. It is an emotional piece, so it is advisable not to use too much bow and to maintain the contact but with less weight. After that, they comment the orchestral instruments for this cello concerto and the characteristics and expressive differences between the theme and the recitative parts.

After an indication about harmonics, Professor Geringas insists on the character of the piece and the kind of feelings and emotions that the student should show when playing it.

Finally, Professor Geringas gives to the student a general advice about the relevance of knowing the reasons why the composer wrote each work. According to him, it is important to know the history, life and context of the composers, so that the students can get in touch with their inspiration, character and feelings.

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