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Natural Fingering – A Topographical Approach

The art of fingering is a huge subject, not least if studied historically. While many professional players stress the importance of good fingering we often find fingering suggestions offered by renowned editions to be clumsy, odd or simply out of place. New York pianist and teacher Jon Verbalis book Natural Fingering is a rich resource on the subject of piano fingering. Read more >>

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Author Topic: "Chopin Nocturne in Eb Op. 9 No. 2 with too many authentic ornaments"  (Read 783 times)
michael_sayers
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« on: June 12, 2015, 08:27:56 AM »

Hi Everyone,

I just found this interesting recording.  All of this variation from the standard published version is in Chopin's own hand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1biX1pLbPk


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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 10:08:46 AM »

Yeah, I also read a few things by Chopin's students. All of them would say that if a particular student was trouble with a section, or a piece, Chopin would deliberately modify it/add in stuff to make it his pieces even harder.

"If you are having trouble with ornaments, then youre getting a shitload of ornaments for this lesson buddy!"
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 11:45:09 AM »

Thanks for posting this - I've been playing this 'alternative' version for years (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uqN4apKcjo), although mine has fewer notes!

I really liked how Joseph Smith played this - with great simplicity, and a very understated elegance and beauty.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 02:05:32 PM »

Yeah, I also read a few things by Chopin's students. All of them would say that if a particular student was trouble with a section, or a piece, Chopin would deliberately modify it/add in stuff to make it his pieces even harder.

"If you are having trouble with ornaments, then youre getting a shitload of ornaments for this lesson buddy!"

 Grin


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