If you joined the Violympics this past summer, this Mazas is already an old friend! If not, you’ll love exploring what seems at first to be a run-of-the-mill etude.
It’s all about hand frame on the left (one of my favorite topics) and a mix of crisp articulation with smooth changes and crossings on the right.
And it’s in C Major: the “people’s key”!
This was the first of our six challenge pieces this summer. Violympians had to learn and record each challenge in just one week. I did the same, so I’ll be posting my performance of all six challenge pieces.
And if you missed the Violympics, but want to get a taste of what a one-week challenge feels like, try your hand at a fun piece I wrote for the occasion: the Violympic Theme! You can get started here.