Archives: 2008 November

Beethoven, Czerny Liszt teaching technique and today’s take on technique

November 29th, 2008, No Comments

I found this great dissertation of 1992 of the comparisons of how Beethoven, Czerny and Liszt taught. I took the liberty to copy this paragraph of Czerny’s teaching that so much reflects what I am confronted with daily in my life as a piano teacher. Daily, I am speaking, teaching, breathing, telling, joking, the very […]

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Music Review – Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman – Pianists Let Intuition Take Over at Carnegie Hall – NYTimes.com

November 23rd, 2008, No Comments

Music Review – Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman – Pianists Let Intuition Take Over at Carnegie Hall – NYTimes.com: “Playing piano-duo repertory when musicians can neither see each other’s hands nor easily give visual cues requires an ability, like that of synchronized swimmers, to execute unison passages and chords almost by intuition. Emanuel Ax and […]

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November 22nd, 2008, No Comments

Classic piano jazz – ragtime jazz from Eubie Blake: “The higher class fellows who played things from the big shows looked down on this music. Nobody thought of writing it down. It was supposed to be the lower type of music, but now it is considered all right. I don’t quite get that part of […]

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Daily scale practice, how to get results

November 22nd, 2008, No Comments

DSCO concerto winners perform – Arts & Living: “I could not have been more amazed at Capone’s masterful and impressive execution of playing high and low scales and at his overall performance throughout this difficult folk-influenced piece. Because Capone is a sophomore, the Davidson community will have a few more years to continue hearing his […]

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CAPMT Honors Auditions November 15

November 19th, 2008, 1 Comment

Pianist, Alex Few, 14 years old received 1st place in the CAPMT Honors Auditions District IV Riverside, CA, November 15, 2008, Category B (grouped by age). She performed the Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag, the BWV 889 a minor Prelude and Fugue by JS Bach WTC II and the 1st movement of the Moonlight Sonata […]

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the piano lesson | Qomplesso

November 19th, 2008, 2 Comments

the piano lesson Qomplesso: ““A pianist must play two versions of the same song simultaneously. Have each version fight and complement the other. While your hands are doing two different things, you must be excellently aware of both, Qimmah. Pulling your mind in several directions and then… Then–if that is not enough to handle– one […]

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The ultimate nightmare

November 13th, 2008, 1 Comment

Cello-piano duo is close, but no cigar – Arts: “A critic should really be seated in the audience, and I was given the questionable privelege of sitting on stage with the performers. Rather than being able to focus all my attention on their playing, however, I was occupied turning the pages for Melnikov. I might […]

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San Bernardino concert to feature Mozart piano concerto | Inland News | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California

November 13th, 2008, No Comments

San Bernardino concert to feature Mozart piano concerto Inland News PE.com Southern California News News for Inland Southern California: “Fialkowska said simply, Mozart is perfection. ‘He uses all the right musical words. Every note is full of value. If you take away a note, it’s wrong; if you add a note, it’s wrong.’For this reason, […]

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In The Music Studio: To Work on Exercises or Not to Work on Exercises…That is the Question…Indeed.

November 13th, 2008, 3 Comments

In The Music Studio: To Work on Exercises or Not to Work on Exercises…That is the Question…Indeed.: “Also in the worth mentioning list is Alexander Peskanov’s ‘Russian Technical Regimen for the Piano’. Here Peskanov covers all scales, arpeggios and chords in every key with Russian harmonic patterns. Single note and double note, broken and blocked. […]

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WKBT La Crosse, WI-NewsChannel 8-Young Pianist to compete in Piano Concerto Competition in St. Paul

November 13th, 2008, No Comments

WKBT La Crosse, WI-NewsChannel 8-Young Pianist to compete in Piano Concerto Competition in St. Paul: “He says it’s something about the music that’s always attracted him to the piano.‘It makes such a nice sound. And you can really feel the music, You can feel the sadness and happiness, excitement,’ said Bobby”. What an excellent way […]

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