Archives for category: 10/2


Lots of playing this time:

Memory attempts at 25/7,8,9 and N1,2,3, with the spots in Op. 10 I’m practicing every day.


Little bits of 10/1, 2, 4, 7, 11, and 12. Also, N1 memorized (with some screaming).


All of Op. 10, from memory, in one big chunk, for the first time here. As you’ll hear, it’s still completely a work in progress (especially that my concentration really gave out in the middle), but I wanted you to hear the pieces coming together as a coherent whole.

The podcast will be on hiatus in August but will return in September. Best wishes for an enjoyable, productive rest of the summer, and thanks for being my practice buddy!


A mild epiphany about my learning patterns; summer begins; horrible crash-through renditions of 10/1 and 10/2.

 

PIAS 82

A glimpse into my hoped-for warm-up of the future, when I’ll be able to play all of Op. 10 and then play anything else in the world. Including 10/8, about half of 10/1, and with-screaming versions of 10/2, 10/10 and 10/7.

In Boston this Saturday? Why not come to my concert?



A report on how practicing Chopin helped me play Brahms last week; some quotes from Chopin (and one from Chuck Close); thinking through my next performance (with a request for your ideas); snippets of all 24 etudes (I’m ignoring the other three for now); an impromptu play-through, with some yelling, of 10/5; how I’m practicing 10/11 (and a couple of minutes of actual practicing).

Thanks so much to listeners who have written reviews on iTunes. Unless I get 100 reviews by December 20–and it doesn’t yet look like I will–there will be only five more episodes of this podcast. Thanks for being my practice buddy!

PIAS 75


Still mostly practicing right hand alone: small groups in 25/8 and bits of 10/1 and 10/2.

PIAS 72


Way  too much detail about practicing with just the right hand, especially 25/8, 10/7, 10/10, and spots in 10/1 and 10/2.

PIAS 71


A visit to the old stomping grounds leads to some thoughts on competition and motivation; some insights from playing an 1860s Broadwood piano; a danger of detail-oriented practice; the plan for next week. With bits of all of Op. 10.

PIAS 68


Articulation and timing in  10/8; plugging away at 10/2 and 10/1; simplifying 25/10 and a theory geek moment; working on 25/8; a milestone in 10/7, organizing a practice session.

PIAS 67

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