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Topic: How does Daniel Barenboim play the Dante Sonata?  (Read 2141 times)

Offline beethovenfan01

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How does Daniel Barenboim play the Dante Sonata?
on: August 02, 2017, 09:14:43 PM
He's just an example; but I've read that he has relatively small hands. So how do he and concert pianists like him play pieces that require a larger hand span (for instance: the Dante Sonata).

I'm asking because I just picked up this piece. It's ridiculously awesome and fun to play, but there are some measures with huge, dreadful staccato chords that ask for a span of a major tenth (especially measure 90-93, 136 and 326)--not something I think I can do cleanly, even with practice. Is there a way to work around this? Rolling the chord is not really an option, considering the context of the music. How do professionals work around it?

And, by the way, if anyone has any general practice tips for this piece, I'd love hear them!  ;D
Practicing:
Bach Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue
Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 1
Shostakovich Preludes Op. 34
Scriabin Etude Op. 2 No. 1
Liszt Fantasie and Fugue on BACH

Offline beethovenfan01

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Re: How does Daniel Barenboim play the Dante Sonata?
Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 04:28:40 AM
Well, never mind that. Upon closer study I realized all my places of issue could be solved by splitting up the chords among the hands.
Practicing:
Bach Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue
Beethoven Sonata Op. 10 No. 1
Shostakovich Preludes Op. 34
Scriabin Etude Op. 2 No. 1
Liszt Fantasie and Fugue on BACH
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