The Art Of Violin Playing

Carl Flesch

Annotated by A. Mutter
Edited by Eric Rosenblith
The Masters Collection
Instrumentation: Violin
Item Number: O5365
Number of Pages: 192
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

A monumental undertaking, this translation of Carl Flesch's essential The Art of Violin Playing, by Eric Rosenblith, was eagerly awaited by teachers and students of the violin throughout the English speaking world. Mr. Rosenblith, a student of Carl Flesch and for 25 years, chairman of the String Department at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, has provided a version of Flesch's original 'treatise' that preserves all the essential basic concepts, but presents them in more contemporary and idiomatic English. Hand diagrams and a table for the consistent use of bowing and fingering symbols have been added. The range of material covered by this massive book is enormous: Body Posture, The Left Arm (positions & fingerings), Vibrato, Bowing (including all varieties of strokes), Tone Production, Musical Memory and much, much more. The range of musical examples is huge and covers excerpts from the works of all the master composers for the violin from Bach and Tartini to Suk and Reger. There is also a foreword by superstar-violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter, that is a very heartfelt appreciation of the extraordinary position that Flesch and The Art of Violin Playing, Vol. 1 occupies in the education of string players.

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Annotator Mutter, A.
Editor Rosenblith, Eric


Editor's Preface
Preface ny Carl Flesch
Foreword by Anne-Sophie Mutter
General Outline of Topics
I. General Technique
B. Body Posture
C. The Left Arm
D. The Right Arm
E. Tone Production
II. Applied Technique:
A. Practicing in General
B. Practicing of General Technique
C. Practicing of Applied Technique
D. Practicing as a Tool for Learning
E. Musical Memory
Appendix A -
Appendix B -
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
Index of Musical Examples