Read Joseph Joachim’s rules for playing the violin

Near the end of his life, the old master sent these to the last of his prodigies, Franz von Vecsey:

I love the final admonition: Loud playing and quick playing alone cannot do it; at most it only dazzles the ignorant in the audience. All depends upon beautiful playing and distinct playing.

H/t to Cho-Liang Lin for spotting the poster at Juilliard.

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  • Wath we’d give for a recording of Joachim playing the Brahms concerto !

    Wasn’t Franz von Vecsey dedicatee of Sibelius concerto ?

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