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Violin vs. Piano – Interview with Augustin Hadelich
Zlata Chochieva, famous for her recording of the complete Chopin Etudes, commented that violinist Augustin Hadelich’s performance of a Nocturne on the violin was ‘the most beautiful Chopin’ she ever heard. In this interview, Hadelich, who happens to be an excellent pianist as well, talks about his love for the violin and the piano. Read more >>

Topic: op10 no1, again........  (Read 1546 times)

Offline gyzzzmo

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op10 no1, again........
on: January 19, 2005, 09:18:36 PM
Hi everybody,

i admit this etude isnt entierly a new topic, but i do have to ask.

I heard that you need a certain wrist-rotation to play the piece fluently and fast. Can anyone explain this to me?

Thanks, Gyzzzmo.


Offline steinwayguy

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Re: op10 no1, again........
Reply #1 on: January 20, 2005, 04:49:40 AM
I completely disagree.


One of the (very many) things I needed to do to play this piece well was an arm portato. Play each note, but do not use your fingers at all. The purpose of this is to find the right arm motion needed to play the particular chord. Also, it is very important (IMO) that you never practice this slowly, unless you are working out a particular coordination. You must think of the notes as arpeggiated chords and play them as such. Just roll c-g-c-e in one octave, get it even, move onto two consecutive octaves and so on. This piece is all about how you think, and how you use your arms. Fingers are almost useless as far as I'm concerned. Also, one tip I got in a master class which was probably one of the most helpful lessons I've ever received was to, with your your right arm, do a glissando up the keyboard and hit the keys four times coming down. The purpose of this is so that you don't get caught up when ascending. This is how you should think when you play this piece, glissando to the top, reach to each pinky note coming down (glissando-reach-reach-reach-reach). It makes an enormous difference, I was told my numerous people "when you started to do that thing carlos had you do, it started sounding amazing, like Richter..." Needless to say, that was all I needed to hear.

Offline e60m5

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Re: op10 no1, again........
Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005, 12:40:16 AM

There are different ways to play this étude.

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