Violin Mastery

Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,807 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.3
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 1,908
Added to site: 2005.04.05
mnybks.net#: 10141
Genre: Music

Comprising Interviews with Ysaye, Kreisler, Elman, Auer, Thibaud, Heifetz, Hartmann, Maud Powell and Others.

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d to that end. I am always somewhat hesitant about publishing--there are many things I might publish, but I have seen so much brought out that was banal, poor, unworthy, that I have always been inclined to mistrust the value of my own creations rather than fall into the same error. We have the scale of Debussy and his successors to draw upon, their new chords and successions of fourths and fifths--for new technical formulas are always evolved out of and follow after new harmonic discoveries--though there is as yet no violin method which gives a fingering for the whole-tone scale. Perhaps we will have to wait until Kreisler or I will have written one which makes plain the new flowering of technical beauty and esthetic development which it brings the violin.

"As to teaching violin, I have never taught violin in the generally accepted sense of the phrase. But at Godinne, where I usually spent my summers when in Europe, I gave a kind of traditional course in the works of Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski and other master

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