MASTERCLASS WITH JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN - BACH, J. S.: Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001: II. Fuga

Show:    
Subtitles:
Quality:

 

You must be logged in to view this video

- (Disc 1)

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001

Lecturer/Violin: Silverstein, Joseph

Year of Production: May 2004
Playing Time: 00:26:37
Catalogue Number: RSS7426_2
UPC:

Firstly, Professor Silverstein makes some introductory comments about bow direction: it is not necessary to play chords always down-bow. For example, his students practice this by playing the Etude Op. 35 No. 1 by Jakob Dont.

Prof. Silverstein also mentions that it is interesting to play with a baroque violin and then he makes some suggestions regarding bow issues, such as bow strokes and direction.

Afterwards, they work on fingering, metrics, shifts or changes of position, chords, strings and character.

Finally, the professor makes some considerations on the way of performing baroque works: he speaks about the historicist musical performances and the baroque instruments. Nowadays, the dynamical rank is bigger. It is necessary also taking into account the invention of the chin rest and its importance for the vibrato. As an example, Joseph Silverstein plays a fragment from the Courante of the Partita No. 2, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach. To conclude, the professor recommends the student playing with a baroque bow to feel the difference.

Part 1


Select language:

No subtitles selected