"what you want to communicate is the essence of this music, which is, as I said, very, very dramatic, very active, but very much exploring a breadth of human emotions." Miriam Fried
"Miriam Fried says that this movement, Ludvig van Beethoven's Sonata No. 7 for violin and piano, is very serious, but also mysterious and dramatic. The master is interested in highlighting the contrast between these different characters. To this, Fried adds the importance of feeling a certain discomfort. “If the character is dramatic and somewhat mysterious and maybe stormy,"" says the master, ""I would say that comfort is not part of that, you can't describe a storm with comfort.""
Together with the student, Miriam Fried works closely to achieve an interpretation that understands how the dialogue between the violin and the piano should be (differentiating, at times, with both hands as separate parts). For this, she carefully observes the indications of dynamics, accents, phrasing, and etc. On the bows, Miriam Fried indicates that ""Ludvig van Beethoven did not write bowings for violin, he wrote phrase marks.""
“Ok, so what is the character here? It's more fun. You don't look like you're having fun at all. That doesn't sound like fun. Just think you're playing for an audience, right? There's a group of people there, you don't know them, but you want them to love this piece and you're telling them that it's really fun. You must make them believe it." Miriam Fried works with the student to achieve a change of character, so that he can give an account of what the music is saying: “what you want to communicate is the essence of this music, which is, as I said, very, very dramatic, very active, but very much exploring a breadth of human emotions."
-This movement has a serious character
- Beethoven uses dynamics for structural instructions
-Sometims, the violin must embellishment the piano part
-Importance of thinking what is the optimal amount of bow to use
-Ludvig van Beethoven did not write bowings for violin, he wrote phrase marks
-Syncopation is always very dramatic