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  • 1

    The use of a vibrato sign at this late date is unusual.

  • 2

    This is one of only 5 vibrato signs on the first page. The sparing introduction of these signs accords closely with their employment to illustrate appropriate places to use vibrato in Bériot's Méthode de violon of 1858.

  • 3

    It is typical of Bériot's practice, as explained in the Méthode, to employ vibrato on the repetition of a phrase.

  • 4

    Vibrato on this accented note is typical not only of Bériot, but also of Spohr and other musicians who associated it with the intensification of accents.

  • 5

    Here the vibrato will probably have been intensified with the crescendo.