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Topic: scriabin hand span  (Read 3843 times)

Offline Ryan

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scriabin hand span
on: March 07, 2004, 02:32:21 PM
Is it true scriabin could only span an octave and if so then how did he play his own music, they have bigger spans trhan rachmaninoff'S. Also which is technically easier, sonata 2 or 3?

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Re: scriabin hand span
Reply #1 on: March 07, 2004, 08:49:46 PM
He could not play some of his own etudes. I am not sure which is harder. Are you asking about the whole sonata?

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Re: scriabin hand span
Reply #2 on: March 07, 2004, 09:05:14 PM
Hi, yes i wondered which sonata is hardest technically. My teacher suggested doing number 3 but i prefer number 2 musically but wondered if there is much in them in terms of difficulty?

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Re: scriabin hand span
Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004, 03:45:30 PM
I have small hands too, but Scriabin's my man!!!  I find that I take a lot of my LH notes w/ my RH, and vice versa.  I also break up the chords, or roll them, which adds a very nice sound to the piece...I don't find that his Sonatas differ too much in technical difficulty- if you want to check out a Scriabin that's way off the charts (at least for me) Fantasy B minor Op 28- it's so much fun!
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