An exercise from Spohr’s “Violinschule” of 1832

Louis Spohr

This exercise details the use of bow speed and pressure, as well as portamenti and other details. It is really helpful to draw attention to the endless possibilities of the bow-hand when it comes to creating colour and expression. I shared this exercise with the string players of the 2019 project orchestra and we worked on it in a workshop before the start of the project week. The text is in German.

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Suggested listening for the Brahms Project in 2019

Marie Roeger-Soldat

These are some 19th century piano rol recordings and some early 20th century recordings that contain traces a different aesthetic in 19th century musical performance. Shared with the musicians in my Project Orchestra before the start of the first project week in 2019

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