Violin Video: Susanna Yoko Henkel on Mozart’s Violin Concerto in A major K. 219
In 2013 we are presenting a new video interview with a violin expert and performer every month.
Susanna Yoko Henkel’s approaches Mozart’s violin music through the operas. It’s no wonder that the sought-after soloist describes the key to interpreting the violin concerto K. 219 as looking at it from a vocal perspective. So she often sings when she practises to find the right way to shape long phrases and the right tempo.
These and other tips, enriched with Susanna Yoko Henkel’s playing of selected passages, provide all Mozart lovers with a fascinating seven-minute insight into the work.
Watch the video – then you won’t have any difficulty answering our prize question. Three winners will be randomly selected from all the correct entries. Each winner will receive a copy of the Urtext edition of Mozart's Violin Concerto A major K. 219 (HN 679). The closing date for entries is 15th of December 2013. Employees, those affiliated with the publishers, editors and authors of G. Henle Publishers as well as their immediate families are not eligible to enter. Entry is limited to one per person. The prizes will be sent free of charge to the winners. No cash alternative is available in lieu of the stated prize. The competition is only open to people aged 18 or over. The judges' decision is final and legally binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.
How does Susanna Yoko Henkel describe the tempo marking ”Allegro aperto” at the opening of the first movement in Mozart’s Violin Concerto in A major?
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