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Variations on Nostalgia Boris Berman Plays Brahms and Silvestrov
In recent months, the 85-year-old Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov has received the world's attention more than ever due to the ongoing war. Silvestrov's piano music covers more than half a century, and it would be hard to find a better proponent for it than the composer's longtime friend Boris Berman, whose coming album offers a panorama of the composer's evolution. Berman has also just released a new Brahms album and feels an affinity between the two composers. Read more >>

Topic: Chopin Andante spianato  (Read 2244 times)

Offline fbt

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Chopin Andante spianato
on: April 01, 2011, 12:55:20 AM
All comments are welcome(positive or negative) Thank You in advance
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Re: Chopin Andante spianato
Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 12:41:54 PM
The secret to this andante is the left hand.  You did some very nice things with the right, and the chordal episode was wonderfully played.  But the left hand was awful.  It has to be EXACTLY equal in tone and color throughout.  It's the background that plays off the right hand.  There were times when some notes didn't even play, sudden changes in volume, etc.  You have to practise it ad nauseam by itself until you have it under ABSOLUTE control.

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