Here’s what 10/8,9,3,4,5 and 12 sound like when I’m tired.
Some of Op. 10 heads towards concert-ready, or at least concert; some spots to fix in 10/4, 10/5, 10/8, 10/9, and 10/10, with a little bit of theory geekery in the latter.
The first full episode of 2013! Realizations about 10/10 and (my playing of) 10/8. A New Year’s resolution, an explanation of those improvs, and the ten minutes of my practice that aren’t actually “practicing”.
Demisemipenultimate? Only three more podcasts after this one (maybe). Thoughts on practicing between practice; on playing concerto reductions; a mini rant about Hindemith; a taxonomy of the Chopin etudes; and play-throughs of 10/3, 10/5, 10/8, and 25/2.
A mathy way of practicing 10/11; an interpretive conundrum in 10/3; a realization about my playing of 10/12; tricky parts of 10/8; thinking about 25/2, 10/5, and 10/4; beginning to learn the game of 25/8.
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!
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.
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.