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Chopin Etude 10-2 concern (Read 2927 times)

Offline wilmerguido

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Chopin Etude 10-2 concern
« on: March 25, 2011, 05:02:03 PM »
Am I deaf/blind to actually think that SOME great pianists omit SOME of the middle notes in this etude to play it up to speed?

In Lisitsa's recording:

I can't see her index finger (finger 2) playing any notes in some, if not most parts. I can only hear/see the thumb + the chromatic line

Now, this one's quite obvious.


I also can't quite hear the inner notes in this one


Now, I'm learning this etude as of the moment, and the inner notes are killing me :(

piano sheet music of Etude


Offline birba

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Re: Chopin Etude 10-2 concern
«Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 05:33:48 PM »
You try to hit a hundred.  And if a few fall by the wayside, pazienza...

Offline tb230

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Re: Chopin Etude 10-2 concern
«Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 05:55:21 PM »
I don't know, but I think there a difference between missing a few notes accidentally 'in battle' or making a conscious choice to omit certain parts.

Have you seen the tutorials given by Paul Barton on the 10-2, BTW: p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSbDwhLyGso ? (this is part 1)

Offline wilmerguido

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Re: Chopin Etude 10-2 concern
«Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 06:08:30 PM »
I don't know, but I think there a difference between missing a few notes accidentally 'in battle' or making a conscious choice to omit certain parts.

Have you seen the tutorials given by Paul Barton on the 10-2, BTW: p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSbDwhLyGso ? (this is part 1)

I think in those videos i have posted, it was a conscious choice :) Awesome tutorial though :) I actually did what he was saying in part 2

Offline richard black

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Re: Chopin Etude 10-2 concern
«Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 11:01:06 PM »
Yes, some pianists quite unashamedly miss the middle notes. Not all, though!
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