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I'm writing a piece for solo violin, and I was wondering if violinists would prefer fingerings written in by the composer. Or would they prefer to add their own as they read through it? I know fingerings can be a personal thing for each performer. Thoughts?
Useful indeed. The one with Oistrakh is absolutely hypnotic. One of my favorite violinists, espcially love his Sibelius Concerto rendition with the Cleveland under Szell. I don't know if he used Ravel's fingerings or not on Tzigane, but his own fingers were flying at warp speed. Thanks for the link, Ondib, I greatly enjoyed it.
Ondib Olmnilnlolm said:
This website is useful in exploring the issue with regard to Ravel:
D major, Cat.No.76
Composer: Ravel (Maurice Ravel), 1875 - 1937, period: Modern
Nope. Unless there's some extended technique involved, index finger is labeled 1st, pinky is 4th. That's it.
The V is bowing. An upstroke, specifically.
michael diemer said:
You mean violonists don't use their thumbs?
Oh yeah, up-bows and down-bows, I forgot about those. I do know about positions also; in fact I bought a violin from a pawn shop just to see if what I wrote was playable - mostly for double stops etc. I must have forgot about the symbol for that.