"for the listeners in the beginning, it's important just to understand that's the theme. So I would play it a little bit simpler (…) let's try to be more fluent (…) concentrate a little bit more on the phrasing." Till Fellner
So we have decided to go piece by piece, variation, by variation. It seems to be the most efficient way for this setting”, affirms the master at the beginning, so the development of this class works on these first moments of the symphonic poem, also in detail and meticulously on each aspect of this piece by Schumann.
Thus, he works together with the student on the importance of understanding the theme and highlights why it should be played in a simple way, without so much rubato. Much of the class is about working on the fluency of musical discourse, concentrating on phrasing and ensuring that the theme is “cantabile”. Highlighting the inner voices (“not just the soprano”), that the speech is “more connected, more cantabile ” with a clear pedal and looking constantly for a beautiful sound.
- The theme must be played with simplicity, without much rubato; it must be cantabile
- A beautiful sound must be searched
-The climax of the theme must be heroic
- It´s an orchestral piece
- Contrast between different characters: heroic, misterioso, agitato, resignative
- Work on a clear pedal.