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Topic: Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO  (Read 4067 times)

Offline dschoenenberger

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Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO
on: March 06, 2003, 07:38:13 AM
Hi

I am about to begin practising Ravel's SCARBO which some of you consider as the hardest piano piece at all.

What would you say, how long will it take me when playing some 2 to 3 hours a day? And do you have any hints how to get on fast?

Thanks for any comments, Dominik.

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Re: Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO
Reply #1 on: March 06, 2003, 05:41:06 PM
Hi Domininc,

I started this piece in the summer, and have it pretty much mastered.  There are many tricky (and unorthodox) techniques one has to learn to 'get it'.  If you practice RELIGIOUSLY for 2-3 hours a day on the piece you may get it in 2 months.  It also depends on how you practice too.  If you are Martha Argerich and you are 8 years old, you could get it in a week.  HEHE  ;)

Pat

P.S. I suggest learning Ondine and Le Gibet with it as it is much more impressive to perform the ENTIRE Gaspard de la nuit.  

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Re: Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO
Reply #2 on: October 19, 2003, 06:25:05 PM
It is a great piece - I learnt it last year. It did take a while though...
Ed

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Re: Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO
Reply #3 on: October 19, 2003, 09:03:13 PM
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Hi

I am about to begin practising Ravel's SCARBO which some of you consider as the hardest piano piece at all.

What would you say, how long will it take me when playing some 2 to 3 hours a day? And do you have any hints how to get on fast?

 It's actually not as bad as Ondine once you get it.  I have a trick fingering for the opening repeated notes.

Thanks for any comments, Dominik.

"We have to reach a certain level before we realize how small we are."--Georges Cziffra

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Re: Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO
Reply #4 on: October 20, 2003, 12:16:24 AM
And what is this trick fingering?
Ed

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Re: Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO
Reply #5 on: October 20, 2003, 12:44:33 AM
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And what is this trick fingering?
Ed



 HEY, you called me a "fool", remember?  IM me sometime, I'll give it you.
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Re: Ravel: Gaspard De La Nuit - SCARBO
Reply #6 on: October 20, 2003, 12:55:33 AM
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 HEY, you called me a "fool", remember?    


That doesn't sound like the kind of thing I would say,
Ed  ;)

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