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Shostakovich Adagio recording

Discussion in 'Orchestral Technique [DB]' started by eerbrev, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. eerbrev

    eerbrev

    Dec 6, 2009
    Ottawa, ON, CAN
  2. chicagodoubler

    chicagodoubler Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Chicago, that toddling town
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Genz Benz
    Take a look at measure 38. Not bad, but work on pitch, and using a sexier vibrato. There's not a whole lot of dynamic in your performance, and the section starting at 39 could be much more singing. Have you heard a recording of this for cello solo with orchestra?

    Isn't there a version of this released for the ISB competition a couple years back? I believe the part was written down a step, for solo tuning. Anybody still got a copy of that?
     
  3. eerbrev

    eerbrev

    Dec 6, 2009
    Ottawa, ON, CAN
    Thanks! I agree with your comments. My teacher has a copy of the edition for solo tuning, but didn't have a piano part around. I had the edition for cello and had the piano part, so I decided to go for that one. Honestly, I kind of like this key (sans solo tuning) better, even though the other key works with harmonics more.

    thanks a lot for listening.

    eerbrev
     
  4. Dcon101

    Dcon101

    Aug 3, 2012
    Hi, do you know the publisher of the solo tuning edition and where I may be able to obtain a copy? Thanks!
     
  5. eerbrev

    eerbrev

    Dec 6, 2009
    Ottawa, ON, CAN
    unfortunately, I don't. it seems like the Edition Chicagodoubler was talking about has the bass part down a step instead of the piano part up a step, so you could always transcribe it yourself!

    cheers,

    eerbrev
     
  6. chicagodoubler

    chicagodoubler Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Chicago, that toddling town
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Genz Benz
    Ancient post, but every shift should be accompanied with a respective movement of the bow. If you watch the left hand and bow, they don't always match. If one moves to a higher pitch up the string, the bow should move higher as well.

    Have you done the Karr "vomit" exercise?
     

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