Strength Violin Playing – Strength Magazine – May, 1924

STRENGTH is the basis of all great art, and particularly does violin virtuosity call for it. Who has not been impressed by the physical equipment of the outstanding instrumentalists as well as their vitality of spirit ? Without it they could never have attained their technical mastery, nor could they give adequate expression to their musical genius. Broadly-intoned melody and bravura playing both obviously demand strength; paradoxically, so do the most delicate effects-the ethereal harmonics, or whistling-like tones, of the violinists. But the latter call for strength of a more subtle, controlled quality.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas