What makes a CONVINCING interpretation

What makes a compelling interpretation? How can we interpret music more convincingly? Dr. Robin Wilson, currently a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and The Yehudi Menuhin School, has emerged as one of the foremost violin pedagogues of our time. His students' sensational successes, securing top prizes at international competitions, have astounded the world, showcasing not only technical prowess but also nuanced, thoughtful, and mature interpretations. “A compelling interpretation comes from a thorough understanding of the score, the un-notated performance conventions of the period, and a sincere human reaction to what is unfolding.” 

In this presentation, Dr. Robin Wilson take you through a practical process of musical interpretation. He will explore score reading and how the information in a score informs how we play. Giving musical examples, we delve into understanding how harmony, texture, rhythm, meter and orchestration all guide the way we interpret a phrase and capture a character. We’ll look at the expressive techniques, stemming from performance traditions of bygone eras, that we must be aware of that aren’t printed in the score. We’ll consider how all of this information causes us to react and then explore ways of using aspects of our technique such as sound, colour, articulation and vibrato to convey a musical message.

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    • Gary
    • Gary.1
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    This sounds really useful Martin, but I can't join the live stream . Hopefully I can catch up with later.

  • Compositions featured in this stream (in order of appearance):

    Beethoven, Romance in F major

    Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5, 1st mvt Adagio

    Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto, 1st mvt bar 122-131

    Mozart Sonata K302, 1st and 2nd mvt

    Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, 1st mvt, second subject

    Sibelius, Concerto 1st mvt

    Beethoven Sonata No. 8, 2nd mvt

    Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, 1st mvt

    Brahms, Violin Concerto 2nd mvt

    Ravel Tzigane, opening

    Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4, 1st mvt

    Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, 1st mvt

    Brahms, Violin Sonata in G major, 1st mvt

    Bach, D minor Partita, Allemande

    Mozart, Violin Sonata K304, 1st mvt

    Bach, Sonata in G minor, Adagio

    Prokofiev Concerto No. 1, 1st and 2nd mvts

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