Videos of Kreisler Playing
Anyone know of any videos of Kreisler playing live? I can't seem to find any.
It has always seemed obvious to me that we can catch "glimpses" of our teacher's playing in our own playing. And it is certainly the observation of many that the students of well-known violinists and teachers share some of their mentors' technique, sound, and interpretation. No?
The teacher of the principal cellist in one of my orchestras was a pupil of Casals. When our cellist temporarily vacated her leader's chair to perform the Lalo cello concerto with us recently I was hearing a clear reminder of the Casals vibrato and tone in her performance.
Sander - Not a chance. Milstein, Seidel and Heifetz sounded totally different, and none of them sounded like their teacher.
I agree about Friedman (he had a carrer before he came to Heifetz, it would be interesting to hear some tapes of that :) )
I completed degrees in a social science discipline in which 8-12 years of study is typical. Among my friends and acquaintances, I've noticed some students begin to assume the verbal and non-verbal mannerisms of their mentor (of the same gender) about the time they're getting ready to go on the job market. An interviewer once said as much about me, which I wasn't sure to take as a compliment. Even so, I've never found anyone's writing to echo the writing tics or mannerisms of their mentors even though they share intellectual interests and approaches.
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