Wohlfahrt Etude 11 in Eb Major
Today I wanted to share my recording of this great etude from Franz Wohlfahrt Opus 45. I think it’s my last recording for this month. I did eight recordings this month which I think is more than sufficient! As I told you in the beginning of this month when I was writing about my violin goals, I’ve been practicing all scales with up to four flats or sharps. And this etude was great to get used to playing three flats. Here is a link to the Eb Major scale in one octave. Of course, I’ve also been using the book by Fabrizzio Ferrari to further practice this scale with the corresponding minor scales and arpeggios.
To my surprise playing in the key of Eb Major was not extremely hard. Of course the A flat was a challenge at first, but it was easier than learning to play the Bb Major scale, which I did last month. I think that is because by now I’m already used to playing flats. And I’m really trying to always pay attention to not play the regular notes flat, because that’s the risk of course. But I guess it’s not happening too often. Well, I hope you agree after watching my recording…
So, I hope you enjoyed my recording. I’m sure the actual speed should be much faster, since the entire etude consists of triplets of sixteenth notes and the tempo indication is Moderato. So I think it should be about played twice as fast or faster but this is the fastest I could play it without having scratchy sounds or lots of mistakes.