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William Bennett: Beethoven - Fidelio op 72 (flute part) - Leonore Overture no. 3

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van

Fidelio oder Die eheliche Liebe op. 72 (flute part)

Leonore Overture no. 3

 

William Bennett, guest professor

Irena Kavcic, student

 

The student should take care of the tuning for the first note so that it doesn’t go flat. Then, Bennet comments that the difficulty of playing this passage is maintaining the sound until the end of the phrase by using a correct breathing. Other difficulty added to the previous one consists on playing forte at the beginning and getting the suitable sound balance with the orchestra – about this, while joking, he gives an advice by his professor Geoffrey Gilbert.
William Bennet stresses that the student must look for a well-tuned phrasing with a good quality of sound.
Afterwards, the professor makes other indications on articulation, phrasing, alternative fingerings to get a better tuning, pulse or accents, among others. At the end of the masterclass, he comments also a brief anecdote about Jean Pierre Rampal referred to a certain part of this orchestral excerpt.