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USA Teachers Who Use Peter Feuchtwanger's Methods #1159568
03/08/09 02:21 PM
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I was fortunate enough to attend and participate in several of Peter Feuchtwanger's master classes in Germany last summer. I know several fine German performing pedagogues in addition to an Englishman who employ Mr. Feuchtwanger's methods in their teaching, but nobody in the USA.

I would be interested in exchanging ideas, experiences, etc with teachers in the USA who are using his methods. In many ways they are quite revolutionary, and at least for me, they have been transformative in the most positive way.

Looking forward to interacting with you.


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Re: USA Teachers Who Use Peter Feuchtwanger's Methods [Re: Seeker] #1159781
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I am completely unfamiliar with his methods. Is there a site or text where they are described?


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Re: Where Is Peter Feuchtwanger's Work Discussed [Re: Karisofia] #1159910
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Thanks for your interest. Here are some links to get you started. If you haven't read Cathcart's book and you love the piano, you owe it to yourself to get a copy. His description of one of Peter Feuchtwanger's master classes is congruent in many ways with my own. And it is true, as Peter told me, that the (he cultivates an) atmosphere in the classes which is nurturing and non-competitive. I've never been around so many nice, helpful, excellent players in one place, but I digress. Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss things in greater depth than makes sense here.

http://www.musicalpointers.co.uk/articles/generaltopics/Feuchtwanger.htm
==> An overview, in English, of Feuchtwanger's book
(in German only at this time) and accompanying
DVD (in English)
http://www.peter-feuchtwanger.de/03337c9b8806d2904/03337c9b880d8280f/03337c9b9f0ab7d43/index.html
==> English translation of an article by Achim Clemens,
a German virtuoso pianist, on Feuchtwanger's
exercises.
http://www.peter-feuchtwanger.de/03337c9b8806d2904/03337c9b880d8280f/03337c9b9f0aab740/index.html
==> T.E. Cathcart describes his own experience in a
Feuchtwanger master class in his book [/i]
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank[i]


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Re: Where Is Peter Feuchtwanger's Work Discussed [Re: Seeker] #1160046
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I haven't the time to read closely at the moment. (My students will arrive, and we are in the midst of contest and exam season.) This looks extremely interesting, however, and I know I will return to the sites. Thank you! After I read them, I may have questions for you.


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