Bach and other challenges

Hi,


My name is Andrea and here are my projects: I started learning the Goldberg Variations a month ago, went through all of them superficially and now want to focus on individual variations.

I also want to polish a few of the Chopin Mazurkas, Waltzes and Nocturnes to get them performance ready, as well as Mozart Rondo a minor KV 511 and some Scarlatti Sonatas (K 27, K 208, K 443). In spring I am planning to attend a masterclass playing the Schubert f-minor Fantasie with a friend. There is still a lot to practice on that one,

but it is such a gorgeous piece!
I never ever performed as a soloist on the piano, even the thought of it makes me nervous, so my biggest challenge is to overcome this problem.

Thanks for providing this opportunity. 

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  • Wow, great pieces here, and I cannot wait to hear them! Best of luck, Andrea! 

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  • Looking forward to hear you play, and great that you are planning on submitting the Schubert Fantasia for masterclass! I love that piece, and hope to play it one day. 

    Also, just started playing the Goldberg variations. Will be nice to follow your progress :) 

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  • What a lot of really great music you have on the go!

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  • What a wonderful list! How fantastic you are doing the Schubert duet! That is on my list of top pieces I want to learn someday. So gorgeous.

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    • Susan Thank you, Susan! The piece is far above my technical capabilities I think but I love it so much - it`s worth every effort. 

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      Andrea Buckland I sightread the Schubert with a friend on vacation a few years ago and I just found the video!

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    OK, I JUST started the Goldberg today!  I don't think I'll be able to attend the concert, so I'll have a longer timeline to learn it.  

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  • Hi Andrea, 

     

    This sounds like such a splendid list of pieces. It's very exciting to know  you're going to play the Schubert f-minor Fantasy with your friend later this spring. I hope we'll have the pleasure of hearing it on tonebase, too. Have you played together before? What masterclass will you play it in?  

    It's a treat to support you through your first solo performance of any one of these wonderful pieces. We're all rooting for you!

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    • Hilda thank you very much, Hilda! We鈥榲e been playing duets together regularly before corona, and now we have started again a few weeks ago which is a great pleasure. The Masterclass will be held by Ashley Fripp who is a pianist from London. I very much appreciate your support, Hilda.

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