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The Complete Piano Music by Franz Schubert

Unlike Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt or Chopin, Schubert was not a keyboard virtuoso. He played the piano only in the intimate gatherings known as Schubertiads. Nevertheless, he is certainly one of the greatest composers for piano, exploring the expressive potential of the keyboard in a succession of masterpieces for solo piano, piano duet, chamber music and song accompaniment. Therefore, it’s an event worth celebrating when Piano Street now publish his dances as well as his complete piano sonatas, which in addition to the previously available selection of Impromptus, Moments Musicaux and many other pieces give you the complete picture of Schubert as a composer for the piano. Read more >>

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faa2010
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« on: August 27, 2017, 09:21:52 PM »

Greetings,

I am trying to learn this piece so I can start playing Ravel and understand his style.

https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=64145.0

What tips could you give me?

PS, My hands can strench to an 8th key, with effort to a 9th key.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 12:20:07 AM »

Greetings,

I am trying to learn this piece so I can start playing Ravel and understand his style.

https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=64145.0

What tips could you give me?

PS, My hands can strench to an 8th key, with effort to a 9th key.
As stated for the record on this website, I am a classical pianist/"social activist" philosopher.  In the past, I have posted responses per my thesis regarding original performance practice.  This is the manner in which the composer/pianists of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century actually played their music, and also taught such.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VPgg3armCI

Accordingly, I list for your perusal the following links, which you can purchase directly or maybe borrow from a local music (University) library:

https://www.amazon.com/Composer-Pianist-Conductor-MAURICE-RAVEL/dp/B00008BNTE

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/arts/music/24debu.html


The first source will open your ears, especially in regards your hand size, and the second will suggest a non-academic look as what really happened.

For further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me by PM.

The piece your have already learned is a conservatory method (block chord) approach. And, when you listen to the Caswell recordings, you will realize that this (Maurice Ravel) composer/pianist was barely 5 feet tall, and he damn well did not have hands much larger than yours (OR MINE!).





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