Violin Master Guide Essay

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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 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 CHAPTER PAGE Foreward v I. Eugène Ysaye The Tools of Violin Mastery 1 II. Leopold Auer A Method without Secrets 14 III. Eddy Brown Hubay and Auer: Technic: Hints to the Student 25 IV. Mischa Elman Life and Color in Interpretation. Technical Phases 38 V. Samuel Gardner Technic and Musicianship 54 VI. Arthur Hartmann The Problem of Technic 66 VII. Jascha Heifetz The Danger of Practicing Too Much. Technical Mastery and Temperament 78 VIII. David Hochstein The Violin as a Means of Expression 91 IX. Fritz Kreisler Personality in Art 99 X. Franz Kneisel The Perfect String Ensemble 110 XI. Adolfo Betti The Technic of the Modern Quartet 127 XII.

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