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November 13th, 2008

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, she said, Mozart is very difficult to play.
‘The problem with Mozart is that he uses exactly the right notes, and if you play one wrong note, the audience knows. It’s in the ear. You simply can’t mess with perfection. This piece pours forth like fine wine.’
To Fialkowska, Mozart’s compositions are deceptively simple. ‘He makes it sound absolutely spontaneous. Even the surprises, of which there are many, are comfortable and right. It’s all absolutely logical.'”

I could not agree more. Often students perform a Mozart piece and the pulse, the articulation the beauty of shaping each individual even tiny phrase as part of a longer line is not thought through enough in practice. This makes Mozart very difficult to play, not to over play or not play too fast, missing the essence of the beauty of simplicity.
Anyone who can play Mozart beautifully is a definite Master of the piano.
And the Mozart piano concerto #27 is also one of my favorites, goes right under your skin — so touching.
Do not just play NOTES, or only scales, play FEELING, melodic expressions, crescendo when the melodic line rises, diminuendo when it lowers, as if you were singing the tunes.
All the best, as always]Eva

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