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Posted: March 10, 2012
Last Comment: March 12, 2012
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Beth Blackerby
Posted: March 12, 2012

Great share, particularly in that we can examine his left hand. Good observation Eileen.

 His first finger does stay in contact with the neck, yet his vibrato is so loose and lovely. My observation is that he has one of those rare "finger vibratos". Look at the base knuckles of the hand. They are moving like crazy. There of course is a little wrist movement, and the initial impetus for the vibrato motion stems from there, but he gets this unusual flexible swing with his fingers. I know one other person with this vibrato. Stephen Redfield. His interview is in the Library. There's something about those base knuckles that they can move so freely. As for his first finger, it's in contact, but look at the give. He's doing with his first finger what I describe doing with the thumb. The wiggle room with the flesh of the finger is large. It stays in contact, yet moves at the same time. 

Very unique vibrato and left hand technique for sure.


Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: March 10, 2012
My mother heard the Duo Frieda Bauer/David Oistrach live. Great music and music making.


Posted: March 10, 2012
Loved the long close-ups of his left hand and with the slow tempo it was nice to be able to study his technique.

Thanks for sharing.


Eileen
Posted: March 10, 2012
Beautiful !

Looks like his left hand is right up against the neck when he's in first position....yet he's able to keep his flexibility there.   I was watching his vibrato and it's really amazing how flexible his fingers and hand is.  Wonderful piece too

I think it's really sad that our culture seems to be moving away from music like this.  People used to listen and enjoy it but now it seems it's all about playing fast and loud...the louder and the faster the better......  <:-(

Thanks for sharing that Brian !   :-)