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Encounter of Santander
Sonata for violin and piano in A major (version for cello and piano)
Torleif Thedéen, guest professor
Zuzanna Sosnowska, student
Miguel Ángel Ortega Chavaldas, accompanying pianist
Professor Thedéen comments the passion and the energy of the student's performance but, at the same time, the need to find a mood that remains for long time, to avoid mood changes. He also recommends the student to play every note with intention, but distinguishing which sounds are more intense than others, finding a balance within the phrase.
Professor Thedéen mentions other aspects of the piece, such us the rhythmical beginning, the tension of the bow (but not on the body), the connection between notes, the 'flautato' effect (played not 'sul tasto'), the clarity in every moment, the upbeats (more impressive), the bow changes adapted to the character.
The student needs to experience other forms of expression to reorganize her head. In many quiet passages, she should show this serenity. In conclusion, the student has to channel her energy to the sound and the musical structure.