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Encounter of Santander
Baal Shem (Master of the Name) for violin and piano
Christoph Poppen, guest professor
Elina Sitnikava, student
Vadim Gladkov, accompanying pianist
The character of this piece is like a prayer. In general, the student needs to play with more bow contact and speed. In a certain passage containing a great leap, Professor Poppen revises the string change and the finger position to achieve better sound and more strength. Technically, the student has to use more pressure in the middle of the bow towards the fingerboard. In order to get better sound, the bow has to be parallel to the bridge.
The professor adds some explanations about articulation in legato.