Masterclass: Schubert Fantasy for violin and piano – part one

5. Alena Baeva (c) Jean-Baptiste Millot

Violinist Alena Baeva stresses the importance of slow and attentive practice when embarking on the opening sections of this monumental work, in the first of a two-part article

This piece marks a distinct milestone in the life of any violinist. I remember being struck by it when I was still a student, with Boris Brovtsyn playing. I felt like I was being taken on a journey. This work is unique through its shape and the form of how it’s composed…

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