Small nws excemption3 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95

Master Classes | Eugene Drucker, Violin
Bt movie not in use Beethoven SQ #11 First movement - Allegro con brio. Focus on the second violin part 00h:00m:00s
Bt movie not in use Playing a string quartet in an audition 00h:02m:57s
Bt movie not in use Check tempo - be prepared for quicker tempo 00h:03m:45s
Bt movie not in use Make diminuendo into development section 00h:03m:55s
Bt movie not in use More left hand articulation 00h:04m:30s
Bt movie not in use Small accentuation under the bow 00h:04m:45s
Bt movie not in use Extreme compression of material requires continuous intensity 00h:05m:03s
Bt movie not in use When violins are in octaves, keep vibrato narrower 00h:05m:33s
Bt movie not in use Triplets can be broader - practice melody in eighth notes to get the lyrical nature 00h:05m:50s
Bt movie not in use Second movement - Allegretto ma non troppo 00h:07m:48s
Bt movie not in use In the fugato section it's possible to taper off from the D minor harmony 00h:14m:00s
Bt movie not in use Comments from Philip Setzer 00h:14m:44s
Bt movie not in use 2nd violin - start the movement at the tip, rather than downbow 00h:16m:55s
Bt movie not in use Sequence of harmony changes at bar 75 can be played without vibrato and very quietly 00h:17m:37s
Bt movie not in use Brahms SQ #3, 2nd mvt. - Andante 00h:18m:30s

Eugene Drucker coaches NWS fellows Hugh Palmer and Lisa Kim (violin), Madeline Sharp (viola), and Andrew Larson (cello) on Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"

Ludwig van Beethoven


Violin, Cello, and Viola

Recorded Date: 01-04-2015

Eugene Drucker

Violinist Eugene Drucker, a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, is also an active soloist. He has appeared with the orchestras of Montreal, Brussels, Antwerp, Liege, Hartford, Richmond, Omaha, Jerusalem and the Rhineland-Palatinate, as well as with the American Symphony Orchestra and Aspen Chamber Symphony. A graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Oscar Shumsky, Mr. Drucker was concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, with which he appeared as soloist several times. He made his New York debut as a Concert Artists Guild winner in the fall of 1976, after having won prizes at the Montreal Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Mr. Drucker has recorded the complete unaccompanied works of Bach, reissued by Parnassus Records, and the complete sonatas and duos of Bartók for Biddulph Recordings. His novel, The Savior, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2007 and has appeared in a German translation called Wintersonate, published by Osburg Verlag in Berlin. Mr. Drucker's compositional debut, a setting of four sonnets by Shakespeare, was premiered by baritone Andrew Nolen and the Escher String Quartet at Stony Brook in 2008; the songs have appeared as part of a 2-CD release called "Stony Brook Soundings," issued by Bridge Recordings in the spring of 2010. Eugene Drucker lives in New York with his wife, cellist Roberta Cooper, and their son Julian.
Violins: Antonius Stradivarius (Cremona, 1686), Samuel Zygmuntowicz (NY, NY 2002)