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Topic: Prokofiev 3rd concerto double notes  (Read 7770 times)

Offline tightboy

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Prokofiev 3rd concerto double notes
on: August 17, 2003, 10:03:52 AM
Anyone out there have any experience playing the double notes (2nds)as actual double notes instead of glissandi? (3rd mov.)  I can't seem to find a fingering that allows me to play it at the required speed. Thanks.

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Re: Prokofiev 3rd concerto double notes
Reply #1 on: August 17, 2003, 10:30:50 AM
There are two methods I know of which allow the double notes to be played without "cheating".
Pollini does this: alternate between right and left hand very quickly using the second and third fingers of each hand (i.e. play first chord lh, second rh, third lh etc. - this is very hard though!). Alternatively, position the fingers above the space between the two notes so you will hit the two notes when you play it, and play it as a scale. The problem with this is it does not allow much power and could never be heard over a whole orchestra,
Ed

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Re: Prokofiev 3rd concerto double notes
Reply #2 on: August 20, 2003, 01:31:03 AM
Thanks for the info!
The seemingly most obvious method (the alternating hands)  never even occured to me (!)  Like you said it is very difficult -  but easier than what I've been trying.   I practiced the two keys per finger for about a month and wasn't too successful.  
 

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