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Topic: Mozart k397 Fantasy in D minor scale runs, help!  (Read 2556 times)

Offline rovis77

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Mozart k397 Fantasy in D minor scale runs, help!
on: July 29, 2016, 04:03:39 AM
Hi, how do you measure the scale runs, there are irregular grouping of 10 notes per beat, etc. That sounds difficult. any tips?. Or it just means that the should be played as fast as possible?

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Re: Mozart k397 Fantasy in D minor scale runs, help!
Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 08:26:50 AM
You could have a listen to Gilels' version of the fantasy on youtube. His runs are amazing.

From what I remember when I play it...

Very slight delay in the first note or 2 for both runs.
Then fast as possible, but keeping a rhythm. I like slight wrist emphasis on the Cs as the first note of the smooth descending sequence.

Then make sure the last 3-4 notes are clearly defined, which I try not to slow down in the first run on the way down.
First run the notes back up start soft on the C, but slow down at the end giving emphasis to the F#-A-C-Eflat without making it louder.

I do slow down in the second run  (The G-F-E-D before the A) on the way down as well as the C#-D-D#-E before the F on the way up, making sure the F is very controlled and clear. Getting that run soft, clear and controlled at speed at the end I find quite hard.

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Re: Mozart k397 Fantasy in D minor scale runs, help!
Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 09:56:25 AM

break the grouping down if you struggle w their rhythm
for most even just say "university university"
so a 4 /4 measure w 2 "dectets" [not sure how you call it but easier to say 4x  quintuplets]- or 4 quintuplets on beat [2 quintuplets] 2 and [2 quintuplets] 4 could count and eights on1 and  4...

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