Mischa Maisky teaches The Swan

Master cellist Mischa Maisky goes into detail as he gives a course on interpreting the masterpiece of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals: The Swan. Using demonstrations musical and technical, and with the help of his daughter, the pianist Lily Maisky, we gain new insight into this most familiar and critical part of the repertoire.
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This course is aimed at cellists of all levels, from the young cellist just starting to explore the piece to the professional who would like to see it in a new light.
Video Lesson + PDF Workbook
In addition to the in-depth video lesson, this course also comes with a detailed PDF workbook which can be printed out to take your learning offline.
Level-Up Your Interpretation
In this lesson, you will learn technical solutions to the many difficulties in this piece as well as being challenged musically to think of this piece in a new light.
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What's Inside the Course?

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Course Sample: Video 1 of 2 — The Swan.

What You Will Learn

Presenting his thoughts about The Swan for the first time online, Mischa Maisky offers rare insight into:
How to navigate the difficult shifts
How to interpret the specific dynamic markings
The importance of legato bowing
Searching for the special character of this piece
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Mischa Maisky

Mischa Maisky has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky.

Rostropovich has lauded Mischa Maisky as "...one of the most outstanding talents of the younger generation of cellists. His playing combines poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique."
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