Master class

Master Class with Christian Tetzlaff (IV/IV)

Bach's Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin

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Christian Tetzlaff — Teacher, violinist

Ko Sugiyama — Violinist (Student)

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In a series of four master classes, the internationally-acclaimed German violinist Christian Tetzlaff works with alumni of the New World Symphony (NWS) on some of the most beautiful works for violin of the last three centuries.

Extracts from the time he spent with these accomplished young violinists display Tetzlaff’s renowned musical integrity, intelligence and technical assurance.

Christian Tetzlaff works with NWS alumnus Ko Sugiyama on the Fugue from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin in C Major. While contrapuntally complex, the movement is based on the chorale “Komme, heiliger Geist, Here Gott”, and Tetzlaff emphasizes the importance of finding the joy and simplicity in Bach’s Italianate music.

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