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Topic: Schumann Carnaval  (Read 1750 times)

Offline Chiarina

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Schumann Carnaval
on: June 08, 2004, 03:48:56 PM
I am playing Carnaval by Schumann now quite for a while. The whole piece for me is questions,questions and questions. This must be one of most misterious piece in whole piano literature.Apart from enormous technical dificculty comes problem-how to make it as a unity for a listener, and how to get right proportions on it.How to find balance between excentric,ironic side of it and this extreamly inner,fragile,full of personal care expression.Sometimes it feels-I know exactly how to play it,and then again comes times,when I am compleately lost.
Do you have some ideas? And also-how to learn Paganini?

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Re: Schumann Carnaval
Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 10:28:45 PM
Thanks a lot for very usefull information! Great help!
Ch.

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Re: Schumann Carnaval
Reply #3 on: June 10, 2004, 01:25:55 AM
You are welcome. :)
The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)
 

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