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Joseph Szigeti - Szigeti on the Violin

Joseph Szigeti - Szigeti on the Violin

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Hereisavirtualmasterclassforviolinists,andforallthosewholovethemusicofthatinstrument,byoneofthelegendaryvirtuosiofourtime.Inaperformingcareerthatspannedmorethansixdecades,Hungarian-bornviolinistJosephSzigetiestablishedextraordinarynewlevelsofachieve-mentforthemodernviolinvirtuoso.Hisflawlesstechniqueiswelldocu-mentedinthemanyrecordingshemade(asWilliamPrimrosesaid,"Thatman'sgotmorefingersandmorestringsthantherestofus!").Szigetiwasalsoascholar
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music,achampionofmanyimportant20th-centuryworksfortheviolin,anastuteobserverandcriticofthecontemporarymusicworld,andaboveall,anextraordinarymusicalinterpreterwithapas-sionateconcernfortheaccurate,authenticpresentationofgreatmusic.Thesetraitsarealsobasicto
SzigetiontheViolin,
hisgenial,insightfultourofthemodernworldofmusicandmusicianship.Writtenprimarilyforthepracticingviolinist(andthebookiscertainlyrequiredreadingforanyamateurorprofessional),itswealthofnon-technicalmaterialwillmake
SzigetiontheViolin
fascinatingtoanymusiclover,regardlessofexpertise.Szigeti'stopics,thoughextraordinarilydiverse,aredesignedtoexhibitthehard-wonlessonsofanelderstatesman.Hediscussesthedrawbacksofmanypresent-dayteachingmethods,andtheimpactofinternationalcom-
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andtherecordindustryonthecareersofyounginstrumentalists.Heevaluatesthepresentstateofmusicalscholarship,andlamentsthemanytextualerrorsthatplagueperformancesofsuchimportantworksastheBeethovenConcertoand"Spring"Sonata,andtheBrahmsConcerto.HespeaksofthehistoricalchangesinmusicalinterpretationreflectedinthestylesofJoachim,Sarasate,Auer,Ysaye.Aboveall,hefillshistextwithin-numerablesuggestionsforthepracticingviolinist:guidelinesforbowing,vibrato,tonecoloration,tempo,etc..Over350musicalexamples,spanningtheentirehistoryofclassicalmusic,augmentthetext.Thosewhoread
SzigetiontheViolin
willgainamoresubtleandknowledgeableopinionaboutthevastviolinrepertoireandtheskillsneededtoperformit.ForthisnewDoveredition,famousmusicologistandmusicianSpikeHughes,along-timefriendofSzigeti,hasaddedaPrefacewhichactsasacharminganecdotalbiographyofthegreatviolinist.Unabridged(1979)republicationoftheoriginal(1969)edition.NewPrefacebySpikeHughes.Introduction.Index.385musicalexamples.PortraitofSzigeti.xxii
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