MASTERCLASS WITH HANSJORG SCHELLENBERGER - SCHOENBERG, A.: Wind Quintet, Op. 26: II. Anmutig und heiter (Part 1)


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Year of Production: Jan. 2007
Playing Time: 00:34:45
Catalogue Number: RSS9763_1

Professor Hansjorg Schellenberger gives general considerations about the way to play this piece: the beginning is piano; yet, at the same time, the theme has stand out, playing with more freedom during the crescendo. The performance must be lighter in general, with 'swing'.

Professor Schellenberger explains the dynamics of the whole piece, as well as the phrasing and the meaning of each section, and how to feel them. The score accuracy is necessary to read and understand the composer's indications.

The professor compares the work with the architecture and painting of the 'Belle Epoque': the asymmetric elements, the curves, Mahler's music, etc. everything that shaped the 'Art Nouveau'.

Regarding the tempo, in this case it has to be understood as a dance. It is also important to maintain the balance among parts, and the way to achieve it is by listening to the rest of the instruments and distinguishing the most remarkable parts at any time.

There is also a study of pulses in a very complex and rhythmical passage. In spite of the complexity of the rhythm, the professor insists on the importance of keeping the original tempo.

Part 1

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