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Practice Notes, Ep. 28 - Johannes Brahms and his polyrhythmic charge

The juxtaposition of seemingly endless reserve and yet expressly outward outcries for me define the end of the exposition of the Brahms Violin Concerto… I’m still exploring these three 4-bar phrases (the first two bars as played by the orchestra tutti before the solo violin enters). Embodying the syncopations in each bar while acknowledging the overarching, across-the-bar hemiolas can be helped by listening to the harmonic progression and recognizing the turning point between a feeling of three big beats across two bars and a feeling of three within one bar. ~ #violin #violinist #brahmsviolinconcerto

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