A report on a performance of Opus 10, including a rock star moment, and a plan for Op. 25.
On crafting a summer schedule and delving into Chopin etudes 25/1,2,5, and 6, plus a really nice melody by Muczynski.
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.
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.
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.