The Etude Volume 24

The Etude Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...etfects, strikingly modern in some instances, should be well brought out. The violin part should be played with breadth and freedom, with strong emotional expression and a warm, rich tone. The many admirers of Paul "'achs will welcome his most recent composition, "Rosy Fingers." This contemporary French composer has a decided talent forthe creation of brilliant drawing-room pieces of the best type. his best vein. It will depend for its successful interpretation upon lightness and rapidity of fingerwork, delicacy of touch, and a refinement and elegance of style. This study of pieces of this type, aside from the pleasure they give, tends to the development of technical certainty and facility. In Benson's "Language of the Flowers" we_ find an example of drawing-room music by an American composer. This piece alfords excellent practice in melody playing and expression. The first theme is given out entirely in descending broken chords, the fifth finger taking the first melody note in each case; all the fingers must be held down until the entire chord is played. The middle theme is given out in octaves accompanied by a triplet figure; the melody must be smoothly rendered and the accompanying figures subordinated. Bachmann's "Parisiana" is a livcl_v waltz movement. It should be played in a rather rapid tempo in order to obtain the necessary guyety and brilliance of efiect. The dotted half-notes of the principal theme should be well accented and held for their full value in order to bring out the melody: -the accompanying trill passages should be given a rippling effect. his most characteristic and original works. This dainty "Caprice d'.-Igilite" is in Chopin's "Polonaise..".
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  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,134g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988698
  • 9781236988690