Week 3: Discovering Schubert Month

Dear Pianists,

 

As we're coming up to the last week of Discovering Schubert Month, I'm keen to hear of your insights and takeaways from your month's work.

 

Here's the Week 3 thread, where you may post your text and video updates! I've only got one question for you this week:

 

    What does it take to build Schubert into your life?

 

I've previously asked you about the piece you are working on, a passage you are satisfied with, and one you're less satisfied with. I've also learned a lot about your musical imagination and pianism by asking you how you might describe the character of your piece, the pianistic tools you use to convey the aforementioned character, and particular elements of the piece you notice by playing it. I'm always so moved by the process of learning a piece of music, playing it, performing it, and continuing to live with it. Playing piano has always been a bastion in my life and I hope that through your regular ritual and practice it can be a source of comfort and empowerment for you too.

 

I hope you'll consider proposing your Schubert piece for Piano Community's upcoming Community Concert, and to share your work with other supportive members of our community! I really believe I am awarded deep insights when I take the time to deeply consider the elements of my colleagues' successes.

 

If you're new to the Schubert gathering this week, welcome-it's never too late to join! You may find the guidelines for participation in the Rules and FAQ thread. 

See you below, 馃幑

Hilda

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  • I've been playing the 142 3rd Impromptu, a piece I first heard years ago. I'll go back to the week 1 questions. The left hand is very difficult here, there are a lot of jumps, and it controls the rhythm and also contributes to the melody.

    Recording and then listening to oneself playing is quite cruel and yet it pushes me forward, so it's a good thing.

     

    Schubert Op. 142 Impromptu 3 - YouTube

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      Richard George Littlewood It is a very beautiful impromptu, Richard! Thank you for sharing. I'd like to find time to learn it.

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      • Gail Starr
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      Richard George Littlewood I just uploaded the first 5 minutes.  I hope to learn the rest next week!

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  • I first heard Schubert鈥檚 Op 90 Impromptu No 4 as a child before I even knew what classical music was. The rippling notes of the 1st few bars always came on the radio before a particular programme and the melody enthralled me. It was only a few years ago that I found out these notes belonged to Schubert! It has taken me a long time to find Schubert and I鈥檓 glad I have this opportunity to refresh this Impromptu, which still needs much work!

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    • Ching Lee Goh Sounds great! 

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      Ching Lee Goh A lovely performance that makes me feel your love for this piece!

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    • Ching Lee Goh Ah, this is such a fun impromptu to play. Your interpretation is very sensitive and I thank you for sharing it with us!! Beautiful!! Maybe you'll play some Schubert at the Community Concert? :) xx

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    • Brother Will Green I鈥檓 in the wrong time zone for the community concerts! In any case, I don鈥檛 feel quite ready yet - It took me several takes before this Schubert recording with the least number of mistakes鈥 I鈥檓 happy to submit pieces for virtual, masterclasses for now鈥鈥檝e also to say bye-bye to Schubert for the time being while I return to my exam programme. 

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    • Ching Lee Goh thanks for sharing, it sounds great. Again, I like your hand position. Good luck with your program.

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      • Gail Starr
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      Ching Lee Goh What a lovely, light touch you have. Schubert would be so happy with your lovely performance!  Good luck on your exams! (You'll do great!)

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
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      Ching Lee Goh It sounds great, sensitive, with character and energy! Thank you for sharing it!

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    • Ching Lee Goh Great work Ching! wow! Bravo! 馃憤

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      Ching Lee Goh Very pretty, Ching Lee! Thank you!

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    • Gail Starr
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    Even though Monika & I live across an ocean from each other (and we have never met in person), we like to play 4 hand music.  So, this time we tried a Schubert "Marche Militaire".

    The file was too large to show here, so please click on the YouTube link below.

     

    https://youtu.be/FeMxpplfYnM

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      Gail Starr O what fun it is to play our transatlantic Schubert! Thanks for the fine assembly!

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    • Gail Starr Monika Tusnady Very nice coordination!

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      Monika Tusnady Merci, ma ch猫re!  j'ai fais de mon mieux, mais j'avais un tas de probl猫mes techniques!

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      Vidhya Bashyam Thank you, Vidhya!  Let me know if you ever want to try to do a collaboration.  It isn't that hard to do (although my Mac is on its last legs, so this time it didn't work so well).

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    • Gail Starr Bravo! 

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    • Gail Starr Incredible!

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    • Gail Starr Absolutely!

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      Andrea Buckland Thank you, Andrea!

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    •  Gail Starr Monika Tusnady Brava! I can see how much fun you are having. Gail, I can learn from watching how you play with such freedom. I sometimes feel so much restraint.

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        Charlie Gesualdo Thank you so much, Charlie! I love hearing YOU!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
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      Gail Starr Brilliant duo! You are wonderful!

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      Juan Carlos Olite You are so kind!  Monika is so much fun to play with.  I just wished we lived closer to each other...then we could play together all the time.

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