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URSPRÜNGE DER DEUTSCHEN VIOLINSCHULE
The project HINTERGRÜNDE presents the beginnings of German violin music. This video story begins
with the music for solo violin from Manuscript 114 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Slg Bohn). Next episodes
present the most important features, techniques and styles of this particular moment
in the violin history such as: variations, diminutions, scordatura, polyphony and stylus phantasticus
with music by William Brade, Johann Schop, Thomas Baltzar, Philipp Friedrich Böddecker and Heinrich Lizkau.
This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Ministry for Culture in North-Rhine Westphalia.
My research on the historical way(s) of holding the violin.
The following videos are the result of my research and experiments in the basic topic of the technique
of playing the historical violin, in short: how are we supposed to hold the violin? There is a lot of information
in primary sources regarding this issue, but they do not give a clear answer to this question.
In this project I focus on a very specific way of playing 'chin-off' and playing this way
I decided to record three stylistically different early Italian pieces. I would like to include my conclusions
and thoughts in an article that will be available soon.
Supported by a grand awarded by the GVL.
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