Lessons from Dominique de Williencourt 28/04/2016 – Transcript lesson 2

“Just play the first part, and go on, I will stop you.” “Okay, thank you Sebastian. Maybe you're a little tense, your bow is always very forceful. Be careful when you take your bow, don't play too much here (fingers high on the frog), go too high. The first notes you play like this (good…Read more Lessons from Dominique de Williencourt 28/04/2016 – Transcript lesson 2

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Lessons from Dominique de Williencourt 27/04/2016 – Transcript lesson 1

“Bravo, super, very nice, bravo...” “Good, you know, this music, Jean-Louis Florentz, was an ethnomusicologue, he went to different places to hear what is possible in nature, like Olivier Messiaen. He wanted to hear the animals, especially the birds, the nature, and he went in Africa and in France to write what they sing.” “So…Read more Lessons from Dominique de Williencourt 27/04/2016 – Transcript lesson 1

Summary of my lessons with Dominique de Williencourt

The two lessons I received from de Williencourt yielded some unexpected results. I was under the impression that L'Ange du Tamaris would have been influenced a lot by African folk music, with special emphasis on the music for the several settings of the string instruments in this African culture. On the contrary, the piece did…Read more Summary of my lessons with Dominique de Williencourt