Advice for Tzigane
Here is a trick I just discovered in Tzigane:
There is probably a 95% chance that you struggle to play 2:48 quickly and in time, but Vengerov quickly switches to 2 fingers for the C# and D.
...But he's still not bringing out the melodic notes.
Scott can you point to a recording of someone who is bringing those melodic notes out? Not a rhetorical question, I am just interested.
To me that section always sounded like filler where the solo violin is accompanying the orchestra
@Jean All I can say is my son spent many hours on this to try to bring out the melodic notes. He was moderately successful.
If no one else is going to ask I’ll ask. Anyone know what strings Vengerov is using on his violin? Looks like he switched from the evah pirazzi golds.
It’s hard to be sure, but it looks to me like he has a PI set.
I thought the same thing at first, but the GDA strings look almost black compared to the obviously purple e string.
The d,g,a strings are darker but still purple to my eye, I think Thomastik string sets do this except dominants.
Ray has same G and A strings here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt-QwrR-Pjw
Ray Chen mentioned in a Livestream that he is testing out new strings similar to the PI's for Thomastik.
congrats to your son, Susan!
This is one of those spots I find I need to work on most in the piece aside from the introduction. Mr. Heifetz had a excellent bowing here to bring out the melodic line which I got from Erick Friedman. Friedman opted to do this section completely pizz like Vengerov (no bowed notes). Thanks for the video James. Vengerov has great fingers. Glad to see him back playing after that injury.