Archives for posts with tag: Chopin



Thoughts on the Cortot edition of the Chopin etudes and on walking the line between caring lots and not at all about the composer’s intent, with snippets of 25/7 and 11.


Report on a couple of performances of Op. 10 and the first half of Op. 25, with bits of most of them.


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!

91: Traction

Mostly talk, but some snippets; on making changes and not beating yourself up for mistakes (I’m working on it). Also some specifics about 25/9 and 10/10.


Hanging out on a ledge, partway up the mountain; simplified versions of the three “new” etudes.

 

 



A performing first, a new piano, and a newly quiet office (because of noise for now).

Plus snippets of all of Op. 10 and some Op. 25.


A bittersweet, rainy day; the first nouvelle etude, simplified; practicing (and wondering about a note in) 25/10; a new way to think about listening, courtesy of Madeline Bruser.

 

 


A report on a performance of six of the etudes from Op. 10, with a little bit of coughing.


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