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Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major TrV 151 op. 18
I. Allegro ma non troppo
Lorin Maazel, guest professor
Mohamed Hiber, student
Alina Artemyeva, accompanying pianist
The masterclass begins with a comment by Maazel about the pitch duration in a certain passage: do not play too quick for not losing the break sensation. Lorin Maazel gives also indications on finger placing: flat position on the string, more necessary in fast passages to get a better quality of sound. In a specific passage, more metric accuracy to obtain a kinder character.
Also indications about phrasing, tuning and absolute hearing. For a better vibrato, the professor recommends more use of the arm.