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Busoni – 25 original pieces and 15 Bach transcriptions

The Italian pianist Busoni’s important achievements as a composer were long over-shadowed by the fact that he was generally thought the greatest piano virtuoso after Liszt. The solo piano versions of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (for organ) and the Chaconne from the second Violin Partita are among his most well-known transcriptions. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Major  (Read 2840 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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