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Grigori Sokolov Live at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Film maker Bruno Monsaingeon suggests that with Michelangeli, Gould, and Richter no longer alive, Grigory Sokolov may be the “greatest living pianist.” Listen to the piano recital Sokolov gave at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Major  (Read 2988 times)
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« on: July 04, 2006, 08:59:20 PM »

I'm currently learning this, but have a couple of problems...

My left hand sounds at the correct speed during most of the piece, but during the trills, it seems to drag on for far too long, making the trill stupidly long. Is the trill meant to be quite long, or should I speed up the left hand?

Also, the grace notes at the end: When I try to play them quickly, I seem to lose control of my fingers, and the notes keep coming out in the wrong order... Is there any way to combat this?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 10:32:47 AM »

Regarding the grace notes - have you tried just playing them really slowly, say as crotchets first, then quavers, and gradually build up the speed? Don't move on until all the notes are in the correct order at whatever speed. Also try playing them in different rhythms to make sure all the notes are secure.

It's a beautiful piece, hope this helps  Smiley.
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