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Topic: Liszt's Mazzepa  (Read 1572 times)

Offline guru_of_time

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Liszt's Mazzepa
on: September 19, 2005, 03:34:09 AM
Hi. I'm starting to work on this piece (long term project lol)...how would you guys recommend fingering the scales in the beginning (the cadenza)?
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Re: Liszt's Mazzepa
Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 03:59:02 AM
You're going to want to keep parallel fingering between both hands. I suggest you have your teacher figure out the fingering for you, but if you insist on doing it yourself, identify the scales/arpeggios used and try to adhere to "standard" fingering.

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Re: Liszt's Mazzepa
Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 12:54:44 PM
I like the feel of thumbs in the L.H. on top notes, it is easier rushing towards them than any other finger, gives you greater speed and freedom of acceleration.
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Re: Liszt's Mazzepa
Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005, 01:44:25 AM
I suggest you have your teacher figure out the fingering for you
I actually don't have a teacher at the moment because I moved

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Re: Liszt's Mazzepa
Reply #4 on: September 21, 2005, 01:55:28 AM
Don't learn the piece until you have a good teacher.

Seriously, if you don't have an idea of the fingering, you're already dead in the water. Mazeppa is a very hard piece after all.
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Re: Liszt's Mazzepa
Reply #5 on: September 21, 2005, 02:23:06 AM
Well, the cadenza run is just a standard parallel run.

Most of the fingering throughout the piece is either marked by Liszt, or self expanatory. It is, by no means, a pleasant or easy piece, but it's not impossible.

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Re: Liszt's Mazzepa
Reply #6 on: September 21, 2005, 01:25:15 PM
Don't learn the piece until you have a good teacher.
I know it's difficult, but I want to get a good start on it before I take my first few lessons...
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