Maud Powell on Joseph Joachim

Excerpt from clipping dated August 18, 1907, unknown newspaper, Maud Powell Society Archive

“Joachim had little of the art of the pedagogue, but he played the great compositions for me and I played them for him in turn.  We worked together with singular sympathy and while I could never play Beethoven like the great master violinist, I felt that my sojourn in Berlin with Joachim was of incalculable value to me.  When it comes to downright good teaching – what we call pedagogy – Schradieck probably heads the list; but Joachim was the world’s must luminous violinist.”

The article mentions that Maud Powell studied the Mendelssohn concerto, Beethoven concerto and Kreutzer sonata with Joachim, among many other works.

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