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Violin Mastery Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers   By: (1874-1932)

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[Illustration: EUGÈNE YSAYE, with hand written note]

VIOLIN MASTERY

TALKS WITH MASTER VIOLINISTS AND TEACHERS

COMPRISING INTERVIEWS WITH YSAYE, KREISLER, ELMAN, AUER, THIBAUD, HEIFETZ, HARTMANN, MAUD POWELL AND OTHERS

BY

FREDERICK H. MARTENS

WITH SIXTEEN PORTRAITS

NEW YORK FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1919, by FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages

FOREWORD

The appreciation accorded Miss Harriette Brower's admirable books on PIANO MASTERY has prompted the present volume of intimate Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers , in which a number of famous artists and instructors discuss esthetic and technical phases of the art of violin playing in detail, their concept of what Violin Mastery means, and how it may be acquired. Only limitation of space has prevented the inclusion of numerous other deserving artists and teachers, yet practically all of the greatest masters of the violin now in this country are represented. That the lessons of their artistry and experience will be of direct benefit and value to every violin student and every lover of violin music may be accepted as a foregone conclusion.

FREDERICK H. MARTENS. 171 Orient Way, Rutherford N.J.

CONTENTS PAGE FOREWORD v

EUGÈNE YSAYE The Tools of Violin Mastery 1

LEOPOLD AUER A Method without Secrets 14

EDDY BROWN Hubay and Auer: Technic: Hints to the Student 25

MISCHA ELMAN Life and Color in Interpretation. Technical Phases 38

SAMUEL GARDNER Technic and Musicianship 54

ARTHUR HARTMANN The Problem of Technic 66

JASCHA HEIFETZ The Danger of Practicing Too Much. Technical Mastery and Temperament 78

DAVID HOCHSTEIN The Violin as a Means of Expression and Expressive Playing 91

FRITZ KREISLER Personality in Art 99

FRANZ KNEISEL The Perfect String Ensemble 110

ADOLFO BETTI The Technic of the Modern Quartet 127

HANS LETZ The Technic of Bowing 140

DAVID MANNES The Philosophy of Violin Teaching 146

TIVADAR NACHÉZ Joachim and Léonard as Teachers 160

MAXIMILIAN PILZER The Singing Tone and the Vibrato 177

MAUD POWELL Technical Difficulties: Some Hints for the Concert Player 183

LEON SAMETINI Harmonics 198

ALEXANDER SASLAVSKY What the Teacher Can and Cannot Do 210

TOSCHA SEIDEL How to Study 219

EDMUND SEVERN The Joachim Bowing and Others: The Left Hand 227

ALBERT SPALDING The Most Important Factor in the Development... Continue reading book >>




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