Last night I went to a violin concert by a young NZ player called Julia McCarthy who is about to fly to London to commence a Masters degree in violin performance at the Guildhall School of Music.
The piece that I was amazed at was Bach - the Chaconne from Partita in Dminor. How ever did she get it sounding as though all those different tunes were intermingling at once?? I play a lot of Bach on the piano and obviously understand how you bring out the various melodies etc .. but then you have 10 fingers to do it with.
This was the first violin concert I have been to, she played ( among other things) a Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber and also a Sonata in A by Franck which I really liked too.
Can someone tell me how she was making all the different melodies sound at once as I am totally intrigued.