Archives for posts with tag: Opus 25

A brief encounter with an out-of-tune Erard piano (and another piano). Warning: questionable sound quality! horrible intonation!

PIAS 83

Some breakthroughs and strategies in 10/8 and 10/10, and a plan for 25/10. By the way, on listening to the recording, I didn’t hate everything I did in 10/8 as predicted, but I definitely need to make the dynamics much clearer.

Here’s the Solomon recording I was talking about.

PIAS 81

 

Making art in this world; maintenance practice vs. get better practice; score disagreements; improving my thumb support.

Oh, and here’s how to write an itunes review, as well as how to download iTunes. If you can’t get into iTunes, I’d also appreciate your leaving me a comment here at http://playitagainswig.com. Thanks!

PIAS 79

A report on yesterday’s lecture recital, including first performances of 10/3 and 25/2; thoughts on Chopin’s pedal marks; feeling disenchanted with the Mikuli score; some resolutions for after the holidays. Oh, and have you written your review yet? If I don’t hear from 100 of you by December 20, the podcast ends.

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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.

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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

Podcast is back from hiatus!

Strategies for practicing with–gulp–a broken finger.

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