MASTERCLASS WITH JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN - BEETHOVEN, L. van: Violin Sonata No. 4: II. Andante scherzoso


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Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23

Lecturer/Violin: Silverstein, Joseph

Year of Production: May 2004
Playing Time: 00:11:58
Catalogue Number: RSS4851_2

In this masterclass, Professor Silverstein makes some initial corrections on bow-strokes, bow distribution, phrasing and relevance of specific notes regarding harmony, etc. He also recommends the student not to rush in a certain passage, having more conversation with the piano. The student must also show the 'happiest and humorous Beethoven' in this Sonata.
Afterwards, Silverstein suggests not to do too much ritenuto at the end of the movement, considering the cheerful character of this piece.

To conclude, Silverstein makes a general comment on sforzando piano in early Beethoven, and how it should be performed using an expressive accent. He also comments the difference between this sforzando piano and the fortepiano at the beginning of the movement.

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