Elgar - Chanson de Matin

Grade 4 ABRSM 2019 - 2020 Syllabus

Notice, above all, the way in which the rubato helps to romanticise the flow of the music.  Notice also how the string tone is gentle, and how the starts to notes are often carefully tempered to produce a lovely swell of tone through the duration of the note.

Although you cannot do this on the piano, there is a lot which can be done with the right hand tone and shaping of the phrase to give the impression of a flowing and lyrically crafted musical line, free from unwanted accentuation of tone. 

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