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Violin Mastery : Interviews with Heifetz, Auer, Kreisler and Others - Frederick Herman Martens

Violin Mastery

Interviews with Heifetz, Auer, Kreisler and Others

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Published: 28th April 2006
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Twenty-four famous violinists reveal the secrets to their success, discuss the aesthetic and technical aspects of playing, and define their personal conceptions of violin mastery. Advice from the masters includes tips on efficient practice, improving bow technique, and refining intonation. A rare find in the musical literature, this volume is essential reading for every serious violinist.

Forewordp. ix
The Tools of Violin Masteryp. 1
A Method without Secretsp. 8
Hubay and Auer: Technique: Hints to the Studentp. 15
Life and Color in Interpretation. Technical Phasesp. 22
Technique and Musicianshipp. 32
The Problem of Techniquep. 39
The Danger of Practicing Too Much. Technical Mastery and Temperamentp. 47
The Violin as a Means of Expression and Expressive Playingp. 55
Personality in Artp. 60
The Perfect String Ensemblep. 67
The Technique of the Modern Quartetp. 77
The Technique of Bowingp. 85
The Philosophy of Violin Teachingp. 89
Joachim and Leonard as Teachersp. 98
The Singing Tone and the Vibratop. 108
Technical Difficulties: Some Hints for the Concert Playerp. 111
Harmonicsp. 120
What the Teacher Can and Cannot Dop. 127
How to Studyp. 132
The Joachim Bowing and Others: The Left Handp. 138
The Most Important Factor in the Development of an Artistp. 145
The Application of Bow Exercises to the Study of Kreutzerp. 150
The Ideal Programp. 158
The Editor as a Factor in "Violin Mastery"p. 169
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ISBN: 9780486450414
ISBN-10: 0486450414
Series: Dover Books on Music
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 28th April 2006
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.22