"The vibrato, the expression, is very important." Mihaela Martin
From the beginning of the class, the master indicates that Janacek's musical language is “very
unique”. For example, the first movement is very “fragmentary”, and urges the student not to
simplify the text.
Therefore, the class develops with great intensity, as they work both the first and second
movements in great detail. Both the master and the student work on vibrato (“it's very important
that the bow moves and that you fill the bow with vibrato, that the color is a color that takes a
little more Surface”), bow strokes (“try not to simplify the bow strokes"), the need to be relaxed
("if you stay relaxed, [the vibrato] it's wider and also here this fingering, it's not really, it's not
really fluid. You need fluidity "), intonation ("if you can hear yourself, because the intonation
has gone up a lot, but listen, don't leave it, correct it. You really have to correct it while you're
playing because it can happen, but you can't go on”), the structure and separation of sentences,
and also more general matters about color and character of the work.
- Janáček has a very particular musical language
- The vibrato and the expression are very important
- If the musician hears himself out of tune, he should correct it
- One should create that atmosphere of uncertainty, of restlessness, but not by sheer force.
- The importance of using different bow speeds