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part III.
The rendering.
The rendering of a piece implies its artistic reproduc­tion, every necessary artistic resource being therein blended. The violinist is capable of a perfect rendering only if, — in addition to a firm, easy technique of the left hand, adroitness in bowing and susceptibility to the modifications of tone, and a technique equal to all demands made upon it, — he has under his control a higher spiritual musical development, fine taste, and a warm individual feeling. Only through the combination of all these qualities can one reinvest the dead signs of the composer with spirit and life, and cause his work to pass before the hearer's soul as an ideal, living picture.
Intellectual culture.
Under this head must be included a knowledge of the theory of music, which renders possible the clear understanding of the sequence of ideas which the composer has expressed through time, degrees of movement, dynamic signs, melodic periods, and the harmonies upon which they are constructed, the rhythmic combinations; and through all these peculiarities the character of a piece as well as the individuality of the composer. And where special directions for the rendering are not employed, to perceive from the text of the work itself the correct rendering.
Taste.
To render a piece of music with taste, signifies the reproduction of the same so that the hearer perceives through the player a complete understanding of it, and
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