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Bt_movie_not_in_use Violin solo is a musical depiction of Strauss' wife, Pauline (00h:00m:36s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use First entrance is dramatic, announcing herself, but then she becomes upset because she's not being heard (00h:00m:55s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Establish Pauline's sound: feminine (00h:01m:40s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Mix of lyric and coloratura soprano. Vibrato faster but not narrower (00h:02m:13s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use The first joint of the finger and wrist are responsible for the speed and amplitude of the vibrato (00h:02m:50s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Other aspects of her femininity: portato on the triplet to imitate giggling (00h:03m:33s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Second entrance: angry, louder, faster. Becomes either biting or trying to remain calm (00h:04m:00s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Carets on notes are important for character, but don't let sound die after the notes with carets (00h:05m:02s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Dialogue between soloist and orchestra, intensity keeps growing (00h:06m:11s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Think about the words Pauline might use: "Woe is me, I am a lady!" (00h:07m:52s)
Bt_movie_not_in_use Develop your own story about what the character is doing during the solo (00h:10m:12s)

Violin excerpt: Strauss' Ein Heldenleben with Alexander Kerr

Alexander Kerr, Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony and Principal Guest Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony, demonstrates and discusses the concertmaster solo from Strauss' Ein Heldenleben.

Artists Bt_info_artist Alexander Kerr

Composers Richard Strauss

Works HELDENLEBEN, OP. 40; EIN

Instruments Violin

Recorded Date 21-10-2013