Playing the violin well has to be one of the most difficult, time-consuming, and demanding activities in the entire world.
As an amateur (but life-long and serious violin music lover), it has always puzzled me how - with such incredible emphasis on technical and intellectual matters - one is supposed to "play with feeling," and to project that to an audience.
There's the flawless technician at one end of the spectrum, and technically sloppy but emotional player at the other.
George Szell once said, "In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain."
How do we combine them?
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