Cello Masterclass: Beethoven, Bach, Schumann

Josephine Vains

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Discover the cello masterclass given by Josephine Vains. Study the greatest pieces composed by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann and more!

Cello Masterclass: Beethoven, Bach, Schumann

Josephine Vain is an Australian cellist who performs in Europe, Asia, North America, the Carribean, and Australia. She participates to many concerts, but also teaches as a cello professor at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

This cello masterclass is for advanced cellists who want to expand their repertoire and get tips about how to play new classical pieces. You will have the opportunity to play pieces composed by Haydn, Bach, Beethoven, Elgar, Saint-Saëns, Schumann and Shostakovich.

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The main concepts taught

Interpretation

Movement

Intonation

Articulation

The program proposed by Josephine Vains

In this cello masterclass, you will learn to play “The third cello Sonata in A major OP.69” of Ludwig van Beethoven, “Three Fantasy Pieces Op.73” by Robert Schumann. “The third solo suite in C major” by J.S Bach, and other famous classical cello pieces.

ChapterLesson

Camille Saint-Saëns

“The Swan”

“Third cello Sonata in A major Op.69” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performance of the piece
Introduction
The Opening
The Development Section
The Recapitulation Section

“Three Fantasy Pieces (Drei Fantasiestücke) Op. 73” by Robert Schumann



Performance of the piece
Introduction
Explanation of the piece

“The third solo suite in C major” by J.S Bach







Prelude

Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrée
Gigue
Performance

“Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85” by Edward Elgar



Demonstration
Introduction
Explanation

“Cello sonata in D minor, Op. 40” by Dmitri Shostakovich

Dimitri Shostakovich

“Cello concerto in C major” by Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn

ChapterLesson

Camille Saint-Saëns

“The Swan”

“Third cello Sonata in A major Op.69” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performance of the piece
Introduction
The Opening
The Development Section
The Recapitulation Section

“Three Fantasy Pieces (Drei Fantasiestücke) Op. 73” by Robert Schumann



Performance of the piece
Introduction
Explanation of the piece

“The third solo suite in C major” by J.S Bach







Prelude

Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Bourrée
Gigue
Performance

“Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85” by Edward Elgar



Demonstration
Introduction
Explanation

“Cello sonata in D minor, Op. 40” by Dmitri Shostakovich

Dimitri Shostakovich

“Cello concerto in C major” by Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn

A word from our teachers

"For people who play a string instrument, it’s important to know how to play the piano. Because it’s gives you useful skills for harmony, the understanding of different notes, and for playing in an ensemble."