Hilary Hahn — Reflective masterclass: Phrasing Technique

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Topic: Phrasing Technique.
‘Reflective’, Partita No. 5 by Antón García Abril, begins with two clearly differentiated lines — a good opportunity to demonstrate how to play two strings simultaneously while phrasing them individually.

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