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Violin Playing As I Teach It by Leopold Auer
Himself a pupil of the great Joseph Joachim, Leopold Auer — belonged to that select company of violin virtuosos who not only established the level of artistic excellence for the nineteenth century, but also trained many of the violinists who surpassed that level in the twentieth.
Himself a pupil of the great Joseph Joachim, Auer will always be regarded as one of the most important violin pedagogues in history. This exemplary collection of principles and guidelines was set down by the master after a lifetime of playing and teaching. Auer taught by example, and he directs violin fiolin to inculcate the intricacies of execution by means of the violin itself, not simply by verbal instruction. He then devotes the rest of his advice to the violin pupil: Many of the book’s chapters are illuminated by plwying details and anecdotes about famous musicians whom Auer knew: Receiving poor direction at an early age is disastrous for a violinist.
As Auer says, “There is no instrument violjn absolute mastery at a later period presupposes such meticulous care and exactitude in the initial stages of study as does the violin. Apages. Published February 1st by Dover Publications first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 06, Dima rated it really liked it. Mar 26, Robert rated it liked it Recommends it for: It does not remotely live up to the blurb at this site as far as imparting much technical violin wisdom. It has a lot plxying to do with some of Auer’s opinions, memories, and taste.
Plying have the impression that this book was written by the exiled post Auer from economic necessity and to exploit his name for profit. It is a slight volume interesting on its own terms.
For the benefit of those who are not familiar with its author.
Leopold Auer was a prominent violinist of the ninet A curious work. Leopold Auer was a prominent violinist of the nineteenth century who got a the job of running the music school at St.
Petersburg along with distinguished colleagues such as Nicolas Rubenstein brother of the famous pianist Anton Rubenstein.
Violin Playing as I Teach it
This task was very demanding and left him with little time for performance which is Auer’s explanation for his neglect of the the Tchaikowksy concerto originally dedicated to him, but that is not discussed in this book. While in this post he was the recipient one of the greatest bounties ever bestowed upon a violin pedagogue, a monopoly on the talent pool of the Russian Jewish Pale of Settlement of western Russia.
The residents of the pale could not freely move outside the pale. One exception was to be a student at the school in St.
From this captivity emerged a stream of fabulous artists such as Elman, Seidel, Milstein and Heifetz. The exploits of these giants made his reputation as a teacher around the world, surpassing that of any teacg “school” of the time.
To his credit, he did no harm to these prodigies, as for example a lesser pedagogue such as Joachim would have. But ajer the other hand his operation was sufficiently hands-off that it cannot be said that he made them either. Heifetz in particular arrived all but ready-made. In other accounts Heifetz gives Auer credit for polishing him up socially and in proper public presentation, violinistically there was not much left to add. All the same he did expedite the passage of these artists, with their individuality intact, to the world stage and recordings and for that we can be grateful.
In violjn book, there are many reflections about the discovery and development of his more famous students. For example, Elman was having some problems with the Tchaikowsky concerto, aker the author tells him to get it or he will have to do something else, and viola, Elman pulls it off. One can do this with with great talent Auer notes.
And his bemused observation that Seidel and Heifetz seem to have no nerves at all, in constrast to the author who apparently has a more abundant that is, normal supply of stage fright. I found among his recollections some strange tastes. For example, he regards the Bach violin concerti a minor and E major as inferior works with the exception of the d minor double concerto. On the other hand he extolls the virtues of Bazzini’s Ronde de Lutins, a small, charming and extremely technical display piece but no landmark of composition.
It is very enjoyable as a collection of opinions and recollections but is not any kind of comprehensive treatise on his methods as suggested by the title. Auer also wrote a more substantial autobiography, My Long Life In Musicbut it is not so easy to obtain at the moment.
Jul 30, Garrett Zecker rated it liked it. Pretty good book that covers a great deal of technique and philosophy of an instrument, and even recommends many other texts and teachers and has some autobiographical elements of the author as well.
One thing that I really liked about this is that it serves somewhat of an instructional role, but then also serves a role as a narrative in exploring the techniques, how you should be thinking, what to consider in posture and breathing, and more.
I think the book is a little impractical in terms of Pretty good book that covers a great deal of technique and philosophy of an instrument, and even recommends many other texts and teachers and has some autobiographical elements of the author as well.
I think the book is a little impractical in terms of its age, but at the same rate I think that it has survived so long because of how different it is teaach most technique and teaching books. It is a llaying slim book, and all I ahve to say is that it is coming up on my time to sit down and practice and reread some of the exercises rather than writing about the book itself!
Violin Playing as I Teach It
Mar 10, Gregory rated it really liked it. This book is a great little resource of violin pedagogy because Auer forgoes any purely technical instruction in favor of broader, almost poetic descriptions and observations taken directly from his experience. Playnig wisely observes that much of the mechanical and technical facets of playing the violin need to be patiently worked out by the student in their own fashion. May 30, DeeAnn rated it liked it Shelves: I thought that his vkolin was okay.
It was non fiction by a really good violin teacher, but he was no good at actually playing. The book was on how and what to practice. Nov 07, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: Ih, amusing, and good voolin into the history of violin playing and teaching including evolution of the repertoire.
Too bad I have fallen teacj the practice wagon! Feb 05, Pedram Forootan rated it really liked it. Lots of things to learn from Heifetz and Elman’s Teah Dec 30, Emily rated it it was amazing.
Wonderful insight into playing and teaching the violin from the Master who studied with Dont and Joachim and produced students like Heifetz, Elman, Seidel, and Zimbalist. Clio rated it really liked it Jan aueg, Terence Seah rated it really liked it Jan 26, Lawrence rated it liked it Jan 28, Carla Schanstra rated it liked it Nov 09, Joanne Bernadette rated it really liked it Mar 30, Connie Barillas rated it liked it Feb 25, Douglaszhao rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Mia rated it really liked it May 13, Leonardo rated it really liked it Aug 28, Robert rated it really liked it Mar 28, Vanessa Guo rated it really liked it Dec 03, Hillary rated it liked it Aug 08, Yu Zhou Zhang rated it really liked it Sep 26, Katie Marsan rated it really liked it Aug 06, Linda rated it really liked it Jan 01, Chris rated it really liked it May 26, Legowsky rated it liked it Dec 11, Marta rated it really liked it Sep 13, Alex rated it it was amazing May 28, Mara Valente rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Rob Short rated it really liked it Jan 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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