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5 Minutes on Franz Liszt’s Funérailles

Pianist Daniel Barenboim, now celebrating 75 years, has published a series of short videos titled “5 minutes on…” in which he discusses well-known piano pieces. In this episode he talks about Franz Liszt’s Funérailles from the piano cycle Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses. Read more >>

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supapiano225
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« on: May 10, 2011, 11:44:24 AM »

I can play hands sepratley but i cant seem to connect
them together,
how do you play the first melody of the RH with the LH while the RH plays the Trill at the start
of the piece.
Plus how do you read the trills in the invention using only the fingering numbers?

i know this makes me sound like a real begginer
but i really want to play this piece.

Hope you can help Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 01:45:28 AM »

There are two approaches you might find helpful. The first is just to work on that section hands separate and then when you put the hands together let you brain focus on the hand that's NOT trilling. Sometimes that works fine. But if it doesn't the second approach is to write out the trill in full, in this case, the easiest thing would be to write it as b-c (two 32nd s) b - (16th). Because this trill is approached from above, I'd start it on the principal note, b. Once you've written it out, practice it very slowly to learn the coordination of the two hands. Once you've got that down, you can try going back to the first approach and relaxing a bit. As you get more comfortable you can add repetitions to the trill. And I do recommend thinking about the hand that's not trilling, somehow ornaments are  easier if you aren't thinking to hard about them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 04:45:54 AM »

Agree completely with brogers70, the only thing I was going to mention is that I think there is a choice as to what notes to play here.

I have a couple of editions of this invention that are different again, one has the ornament in the first bar played as c-b-c (three 32nds played as triplets) b (16th) - suggested fingering 3232 -and the other edition has a lower mordant played b-a (two 32nds) b (16th) - suggested fingering 213.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 05:48:00 AM »

i have the pianostreet  untext edition
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 11:39:40 AM »

i just finished playing that! Cheesy
u can help yourself by drawing lines (connecting) the note from the left and and the right hand that are played together. That helped my a lot. U made a good choice in choosing this piece, it is very nice and fun to play. Good Luck!
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