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Piano quintet in F minor
I. Molto moderato quasi lento - Allegro
Menahem Pressler, guest professor
Grupo Albéniz de Prosegur
Luis María Suárez Felipe, violin I
Iván Görnemann, violin II
Héctor Cámara Ruiz, viola
Paula Brizuela Carballo, cello
Javier Rameix, piano
Introduction by Professor Pressler, who has played several works by César Franck but never this one. He then makes some corrections on phrasing and dynamics –such as the beginning of violin I part, the piano part, etc. The students have to be aware of the melodic lines and of issues concerning the balance of the sound among the five instruments.
Professor Pressler explains a rhythmic motif in a certain passage of the piano part. He asks the ensemble to identify all the voices and explains some issues regarding the agogics (accelerandi, ritardandi), the pulse and the anacrusis.
With respect to the phrasing, he remarks the notes that should be emphasized in the phrase due to their melodic relevance.