Watch the Indianapolis Competition Livestream

Printer-friendly version
Sal Peralta

Thank you Rachel Barton Pine

April 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Just a quick note to express my thanks to Rachel Barton Pine for recording and distributing her renditions of the Wolfahrt Etudes. As a Suzuki dad who has been learning the violin for the last year along with my daughter, I have really benefited from this course of study and especially the recordings in a very short period of time. I wish that I had found them much sooner.

Ms Pine's accompaniment is a wonderful supplement to the sheet music. It has been a great inspiration and has helped me to gain a greater sense of the complexities of tone and color that can be brought forward in these etudes and in my playing more generally.

I consider myself an absolute beginner but every aspect of my playing has improved since I have started working regularly on them. I am actually wanting to turn on a metronome for the first time since starting the violin.

(A quick note to readers: These are on a dvd rather than a cd. To untether from from my PC, I opened it up on my computer, copied to my desktop and then imported into itunes so that I can use it from my iPhone or iPad on my music stand.)

I also just like listening to them when I go out for a jog or while driving in the car. :)

From Laurie Niles
Posted on April 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM
If you have not seen it, here also is the interview where Rachel talks about Franz Wohlfahrt. :)
From Sal Peralta
Posted on April 30, 2013 at 4:18 AM
Fantastic interview Laurie, thanks for sharing it. :)

Regarding Wolfahrt, he seems to have been well regarded as a composer. Google books unearthed a well reviewed set of compositions in the Strad ("Bunte Reihe for two violins and a piano - these are 5 pieces easy and melodius and well worthy of attention by amateurs") and "Romanze" by Franz Wolfahrt is a selection in an ad for Julius Eichberg's "Modern Violin Music". There also appears to have been a chemist of the same name living around the same time in Germany.

Based on the history I found about his father, Heinrich, I can't help but wonder how many of these etudes were things that he learned as a boy.

This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Corilon Violins
Corilon Violins

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Virtual Sejong Music Competition
Virtual Sejong Music Competition

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases Shopping Guide Shopping Guide

Coltman Competition

Metzler Violin Shop

Bein & Company

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin

Annapolis Bows & Violins

Los Angeles Violin Shop

String Masters

Bobelock Cases

Things 4 Strings LLC



Sleepy Puppy Press

Jargar Strings

J.R. Judd Violins, LLC

Southwest Strings

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine