Archives for posts with tag: Frédéric Chopin



Sounding worse to sound better; balancing freedom and control; dealing with sneaky negative thoughts; a ninja practice technique that has me drowning in office supplies. Also 25/7 from memory, bits of 25/11, 25/10, and 10/1. Listen to the end for a special hundredth episode bonus.post it notes photo


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.


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


Returning to the score after living without it for a few weeks; finding focus in the new school year; the hardest measure in 10/11; a practice method to get 10/12 up to tempo; work-in-progress version of N1.


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

 


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.

Sticky Notes

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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?


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