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Menahem Pressler: Franck - Piano quintet - II. Lento, con molto sentimiento

FRANCK, César

Piano quintet in F minor

II. Lento, con molto sentimiento

 

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

 

Professor Pressler begins this masterclass with a correction on tempo: it must be largo, much slower (he sings a fragment to show the tempo to the students). Then Professor Pressler corrects the pianist on fingerings and articulation in a specific phrase.

Once the performance of the whole movement is over, Professor Pressler focuses on the cello and on how to improve the sound of an interval leap in a final melody. He also gives indications about the way to play pizzicato in a certain passage.