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Topic: khachaturian toccata  (Read 3122 times)

Offline Septimus314

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khachaturian toccata
on: August 05, 2003, 09:02:32 PM
This was talked about a little bit on another board, but when is usually a good time to begin learning this peice?
My instructor gave me this to learn and i've been playing three months.  He told me that even though I'm doing well that it might take me about a year to learn this one.  Basically I'm leaving off to college so he wanted to make sure I had something to work on.  It seems difficult to me but I was wondering when people normally try to play this one?  Is it after a few years, or does it matter?

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Re: khachaturian toccata
Reply #1 on: August 06, 2003, 01:56:59 AM
Although I have just had a interest for classical music for the 1-2 last years, I've played for 10 ten years now.
I played the toccata two years ago, and I dont remember how long time I took me to learn it, but I will guess on 1-2 months.
It takes short time to learn, but quite longer to perfect.

My advice is that you have to be skilled enough to play it convincing, agitating, and dont seem to let the technical difficulties bother you, this is a showoff piece! :)

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Re: khachaturian toccata
Reply #2 on: August 06, 2003, 12:32:13 PM
My own personal experience of this piece is this: I learnt it just over a year ago (so after almost ten years of playing) but it was at that stage refreshingly easy, and I had it memorised at performance level within a week. I have also recorded this piece on a very nice Bosendorfer - I would be happy to send the mp3 to anyone that wants it (I'm quite proud of this one lol),
Ed
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