Week 3: Discovering Schubert Month
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,
I didnt check all the uploads yet, perhaps there are others who learned this piece, but I did see lots of people learning the op.90 impromptus. Not sure if I saw anyone taking nr 2 - in case there aren’t any uploads and if we want to do a. full set collaboratively, I uploaded nr 2 - which I knew from before (but otherwise we can discard). For my previous post - not sure if I should apologise more for the wrong notes or the bad spelling….
Thank you so much for this Discovering Schubert month challenge. I appreciate your providing such a wonderful platform for inspiration especially listening to other musician artists play on this thread. I must confess I've only recently begun to practice in earnest beginning the last two days. Be that as it is, I'd still like to answer your question ''What does it take to build Schubert into your life?" if I may. For me it would be to take the time to sit down to study his work and appreciate what he is saying. To keep working through the process of making his music heard within--clarity of musical lines, nuances, and pathos. This is my hope. Thank you so much.
Hi. I’ve been occupied working in ICU for Covid team and practice has suffered. I think I‘ve memorized 142 # 2 but my playing leaves a lot to be improved on. Will try playing this without music and in dark. I don’t know if I missed the final community event but hope not. Gerry W. Just listened pretty bad Playing and bad recording with my I phone resting against books. Oh well. Will work on it some more