Etudes 101 - The Kreutzer Sessions: No 10

Gwendolyn Masin, Emi Ohi Resnick

Gwendolyn Masin Laughing 2

During the spring/summer season 2021 of Etudes 101, Gwendolyn embarks on first of three 12-week cycles through Rodolphe Kreutzer's Etudes. Visiting each etude in chronological order, Gwendolyn invites one of The Exhale faculty's violinists (or violists) to join for a lively exploration of one etude a week. Reference to the order of the etudes (these differ amongst the myriad editions in circulation) is made by way of the first edition. Publisher info: Paris: Cherubini, Mehul, Kreutzer, Rode, Isouard, Boieldieu, n.d.(1805). This can be found, for example, on IMSLP.

9th June: No 10
This week her guest is Emi Ohi Resnick, discussing and demonstrating Kreutzer No. 10.
Emi Ohi Resnick writes:
‘The Kreutzer Etudes are masterful at honing in to strengthen different facets of violin playing. Kreutzer no.10 demands minute preparations from fingers/hands/arms/wrists to be able to smoothly and gracefully manoeuvre through string crossings and position changes. It’s also excellent as intonation training for developing a healthy basis shape for the left hand.’


Wed 9. June 2021, 11:30–12:00 Recorded Class

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