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Garrick Ohlsson and Chopin´s Complete Works on Hyperion

Garrick Ohlsson was the first American to win first prize in the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in 1970. In recognition of the bicentenary of Chopin’s birthday Mr. Ohlsson just performed at the Chopin Birthday Concerts in Warzaw (watch video of Chopin's Piano Concerto no 1). The English label Hyperion has now re-released his 16-disc set of the complete works of Chopin. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2  (Read 3094 times)
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« on: May 21, 2007, 10:36:54 AM »

Hi

I'm studying Rachmaninoff's prelude Op 3 no 2, but I have a problem in the broken chords section. In some bars, my sheet has a C1 and a B2 in the left hand, while having to play E4 on the right. The two notes on the left hand are connected by what looks like a huge square bracket. Now, I think no one with normal hands can play those three notes at the same time, so I guess that bracket means something on how to play this. What does it mean? How do I play this?

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Alex
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piano sheet music of Prelude
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 11:49:24 AM »

Break it up like it's two notes, and use pedal.
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Bach - Partita No.2
Scriabin - Etude 8/12
Debussy - L'isle Joyeuse
Liszt - Un Sospiro

Goal:
Prokofiev - Toccata

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 10:30:38 AM »

Break it up like it's two notes, and use pedal.

Ok, I can do that, but how fast should I jump from C to B? Like an arpeggio with 2 notes? like an appogiatura?

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 12:49:51 PM »

That's how it goes Grin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifKKlhYF53w&mode=related&search=
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 12:52:37 PM »

Ok, I can do that, but how fast should I jump from C to B? Like an arpeggio with 2 notes? like an appogiatura?

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Alex

Like a fast arpeggio and the b should come together with the right hand melody note.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 04:31:52 PM »


I so much love that sketch :-D But I really couldn't understand how he played it, he does it too fast for my ear. Also I think he skips some parts. Thanks for having explained below :-)

Actually, it was this video that made me want to study this piece. I had listened to it so many years ago, and in orchestral version if I'm not mistaken, that I didn't even remember it existed.

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