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Lorin Maazel: Prokofiev - Violin concerto no. 1 op 19 - I. Andantino

PROKOFIEV, Sergey

Concerto for violin and orchestra no. 1 in D major op. 19 (violin and piano reduction)

I. Andantino

 

Lorin Maazel, guest professor

Abel Alejandro Rodríguez García, student

Alina Artemyeva, accompanying pianist

 

Introduction: sound and violin types. Then prof. Maazel talks about the sound quality at the beginning of the piece; the vibrato has to be more expressive and coming from the arm. Afterwards there are indications about tempo and corrections in bow weight distribution: more quantity, more air. About tuning: it is necessary to listen to the orchestra part as a reference.

Also prof. Maazel gives some indications about pizzicato: finger vibration to achieve a great quality sound. Referring to the mute: in high registers, place the mute on the opposite side of the bridge to get a good sound; on d string, change the place to the other side.