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Offline cloches_de_geneve

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Michelangeli suggested Pischna
on: February 26, 2006, 09:26:29 AM
According to Cord Garben's recent Book "ABM -- poised with a Genius", Michelangeli did not think very highly of technical drills in general. However, when pushed a bit by his interlocutor, he did mention the Pischna studies to improve technique.
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Offline palika dunno

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Re: Michelangeli suggested Pischna
Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006, 09:39:08 AM
interesting!

Offline thalbergmad

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Re: Michelangeli suggested Pischna
Reply #2 on: February 26, 2006, 10:24:57 AM
Good job he never posted on this forum then.

He would have been told he was wasting his time and he had been doing everything wrong for 50 years.
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Re: Michelangeli suggested Pischna
Reply #3 on: February 26, 2006, 11:54:50 AM
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Good job he never posted on this forum then.

He would have been told he was wasting his time and he had been doing everything wrong for 50 years.

That's right!  ;D

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Re: Michelangeli suggested Pischna
Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006, 02:50:48 AM
lets me just say that if i [for example] actually believed pischna excercises were the greatest key to the instrument, i wouldn't be suggesting it, now would i!!
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Re: Michelangeli suggested Pischna
Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 04:29:29 AM
lets me just say that if i [for example] actually believed pischna excercises were the greatest key to the instrument, i wouldn't be suggesting it, now would i!!

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Re: Michelangeli suggested Pischna
Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 05:10:20 PM
Josef Pischna was born in 1826 and died in 1896. He studied in Prague, and taught in Moscow and Prague. His 60 Technical Exercises are his most important work, probably the work Michelangeli is referring to. His studies are forrunners to Dohnany's later studies.
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