Violin Masterclass: Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn

Michael Saim

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In this violin masterclass, Michael Saim makes you study in detail, several classical pieces composed by Bach, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

Violin Masterclass: Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn

This violin masterclass has been made for advanced violinists who want to learn more classical pieces and their related techniques.

In these violin sessions, you will learn how to play famous and beautiful classical pieces such as “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 77”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, or “Symphony No.1 in C minor”

Perfect the techniques of rubato, string crossing, open string, crescendo…

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The main concepts taught

cadence

phrasing

ornament

tempo

accompaniment

high point

The program proposed by Michael Saim

This course is divided into three main parts, each part corresponding to a composer. You will first start with several pieces by Johannes Brahms. Then you will study a piece composed by Bach. To finish, you will discover the violin concerto piece by Mendelssohn.

ChapterLessonNotions

Johannes Brahms

“Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 77″

In this first chapter and session, you will study the cadence and phrasing of the first movement. Discover how to time and how to phrase.

Study the ornament and tempo: the strings of the orchestra playing, accompagnement of melody…

Analyze the high point and top note. Discover the rubato.

Pay attention to the breath and the color of the piece.

Study the legato and the bow changing to gain harmony.

Master the chord and string crossing and the technique of subito piano.

Second theme: expressive

Anaylse the melody line which seems energetic and dramatist.

“Symphony No.1 in C minor”

Notice the interaction and dialogue with solo horn.

See how it is intensified with the bow.

“Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98”

Pay attention to the intonation of the shifting as well as the stability of all articulations.

Analyze the accent of the half note and the fast movement of the bow.

Johann Sebastian Bach

“St Matthew Passion, BWV 244”

Study this religious and beautiful classical piece composed by Bach. Notice the emotion, the harmony and the style.

Mendelssohn

 

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Violin Concerto

Pay attention to the accent and crescendo.

Analyze the closing segment which is played in pianissimo: it gives a fairy and smooth aspect to the end of the piece.

ChapterLessonNotions

Johannes Brahms

“Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 77″

In this first chapter and session, you will study the cadence and phrasing of the first movement. Discover how to time and how to phrase.

Study the ornament and tempo: the strings of the orchestra playing, accompagnement of melody…

Analyze the high point and top note. Discover the rubato.

Pay attention to the breath and the color of the piece.

Study the legato and the bow changing to gain harmony.

Master the chord and string crossing and the technique of subito piano.

Second theme: expressive

Anaylse the melody line which seems energetic and dramatist.

“Symphony No.1 in C minor”

Notice the interaction and dialogue with solo horn.

See how it is intensified with the bow.

“Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98”

Pay attention to the intonation of the shifting as well as the stability of all articulations.

Analyze the accent of the half note and the fast movement of the bow.

Johann Sebastian Bach

“St Matthew Passion, BWV 244”

Study this religious and beautiful classical piece composed by Bach. Notice the emotion, the harmony and the style.

Mendelssohn

 

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Violin Concerto

Pay attention to the accent and crescendo.

Analyze the closing segment which is played in pianissimo: it gives a fairy and smooth aspect to the end of the piece.

A word from our teachers

"For the pieces of romantic concerto period, it’s important to get all the music group score, not only the violin score, but also the piano score etc. The soloist is not only the violin accompany to the orchestra, but it’s also the interact."