MASTERCLASS WITH PAMELA FRANK - SIBELIUS, J.: Violin Concerto, Op. 47: II. Adagio di molto (violin and piano reduction)


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Sibelius, Jean - Composer
Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47

Lecturer/Violin: Frank, Pamela

Year of Production: May 2011
Playing Time: 00:47:58
Catalogue Number: RSS9080_1

Professor Pamela Frank asks the student to describe the idea of the piece and the intention of the composer. All the movement is filled with different expressions, which must be underlined. All of this has a strong connection with the melodic aspects and the length of the phrases. In relation to dynamics, all those expressions need more contrast. Professor Frank talks about the rapport with the piano (orchestra part) and insists on rhythm and resolutions (phrase ending).

They also works on bowings. It is necessary to 'sing' more with the bow and play with more passion, to rekindle the bow and even to exaggerate sometimes.

At the end of the movement, the character is 'morendo', so every aspect of the expression extinguish little by little, including the vibrato.

Part 1

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