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Schiff Horses Around in Master Class

In a piano masterclass on Schubert’s Moments Musical at The International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, Andras Schiff noted, for one of his students, that, in Schubert’s time, horse-drawn conveyances were the norm instead of just a tourist attraction. Read more >>

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« on: May 02, 2016, 07:02:08 AM »

Hi friends,
Which are the parameters by which we can judge a pianist's  rendition ?
Are there actual, objective values to employ and if,which are?
The only objective things I see are speed and overall precision
Am I wrong, miss something obvious to all except to me?
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 02:49:44 PM »

In my opinion, Maybe each individual has their own parameters. But one ultimate goal : To make music.

For me, the musicality is all that matters, precision and speed is a bonus since you're going to be practicing a piece over and over.

If it's your own music you're having problems evaluating, try Camera recording your own playing.
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K.281 3rd Mov - Noct. No 20. in C#m - Some bach inventions. - Waltz 64 No. 2.
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