|Brahms sound - full, singing but never harsh||00h:00m:45s|
|Vibrate the eighth notes so they don't stick out||00h:00m:57s|
|Make sure to vibrate the very first note at letter B||00h:01m:14s|
|Sustain with the bow, even when the original slurs are broken||00h:02m:01s|
|OK to slightly stylize the sixteenths a little at letter C||00h:02m:12s|
|Ms. 62-64: sustain sound through the bottom of the phrase||00h:02m:37s|
|Even string crossings||00h:03m:00s|
|Don't rush the sextuplets||00h:03m:13s|
|Nathan plays the entire excerpt||00h:03m:52s|
Nathan Olson, Co-concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony, demonstrates and discusses Brahms' Symphony No. 4, 4th movement.
SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN E MINOR, OP. 98
Recorded Date: 08-12-2014
A native of Berkeley, California, violinist Nathan Olson began his appointment as Co-Concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2011. In 2013, he was appointed Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Texas College of Music. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music's prestigious Concertmaster Academy, where he studied with William Preucil and Paul Kantor. Currently Concertmaster of the Breckenridge Music Festival, he has participated in the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Bravo Vail Music Festival and the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.
A winner of the Joseph and Elsie Scharff prize in violin at CIM, he has performed as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony, the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Lexington Bach Festival Orchestra.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, Nathan is a silver medal winner at the Fischoff Competition and has served on faculty at the Innsbrook Music Festival. Currently a member of the Baumer String Quartet, he serves on faculty at the Crowden Chamber Music Workshop and the Monterey Chamber Music Workshop. In recent seasons, he has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Omaha, and Tucson, and as Principal Second Violin with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. While completing his B.M. at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Nathan earned minors in both Mathematics and Music Theory.