Analysis and synthesis of the violin playing style of Heifetz and Oistrakh

Chi Ching Shih, Pei Ching Li, Yi Ju Lin, Yu Lin Wang, Wen-Yu Su, Li Su, Yi Hsuan Yang

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Abstract

The same music composition can be performed in different ways, and the differences in performance aspects can strongly change the expression and character of the music. Experienced musicians tend to have their own performance style, which reflects their personality, attitudes and beliefs. In this paper, we present a data-driven analysis of the performance style of two master violinists, Jascha Heifetz and David Fyodorovich Oistrakh to find out their differences. Specifically, from 26 gramophone recordings of each of these two violinists, we compute features characterizing performance aspects including articulation, energy, and vibrato, and then compare their style in terms of the accents and legato groups of the music. Based on our findings, we propose algorithms to synthesize violin audio solo recordings of these two masters from scores, for music compositions that we either have or have not observed in the analysis stage. To our best knowledge, this study represents the first attempt that computationally analyzes and synthesizes the playing style of master violinists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages466-473
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2017 Sep 52017 Sep 9

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Other20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period17-09-0517-09-09

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music
Audio recordings
Phonographs
synthesis
Chemical analysis
recording
personality
Violin
Violinist
Music Composition
Performance Style
Music
energy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing

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Shih, C. C., Li, P. C., Lin, Y. J., Wang, Y. L., Su, W-Y., Su, L., & Yang, Y. H. (2017). Analysis and synthesis of the violin playing style of Heifetz and Oistrakh. 466-473. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Shih, Chi Ching ; Li, Pei Ching ; Lin, Yi Ju ; Wang, Yu Lin ; Su, Wen-Yu ; Su, Li ; Yang, Yi Hsuan. / Analysis and synthesis of the violin playing style of Heifetz and Oistrakh. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.8 p.
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Analysis and synthesis of the violin playing style of Heifetz and Oistrakh. / Shih, Chi Ching; Li, Pei Ching; Lin, Yi Ju; Wang, Yu Lin; Su, Wen-Yu; Su, Li; Yang, Yi Hsuan.

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