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Re: Learning to Love Schumann
pianoloverus #1911890 06/11/12 11:45 AM
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BTW, his Fantaisie in C is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written for piano solo. And it's not difficult to play either ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekQ_Ja02gTY


Hahahahaha!

Re: Learning to Love Schumann
bennevis #1911956 06/11/12 02:25 PM
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And it's not difficult to play either - easier than Kreisleriana, Carnaval, Fantasiestücke etc.

When I read this I first thought it was April Fools Day, but that got eliminated, then I thought perhaps I hadn't had enough coffee, but I've had 3 cups so far, so I'll just settle for the fact that I'm merely hallucinating.


No hallucination, and it's June (according to my body clock - haven't got time to check with my atomic clock) grin.

I've played all of the C major Fantaisie and Kreisleriana and Carnaval, and a few movements of the Op.12. The Fantaisie is the most straightforward technically for my hands, apart from the treacherous coda to the March.
None of that means "it's not difficult to play" which seems either silly or pretentious.

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I don't do pretension or silliness, as you should know - I just say what I think, based on personal experience.

Try playing the Fantaisie for yourself and you'll see that it's actually a lot easier technically than most other Schumann works. Don't let the notes on the pages put you off grin.

With hindsight, maybe I should have inserted the word 'that' in between 'not' and 'difficult'.....


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Originally Posted by bennevis
I don't do pretension or silliness, as you should know - I just say what I think, based on personal experience.

Try playing the Fantaisie for yourself and you'll see that it's actually a lot easier technically than most other Schumann works. Don't let the notes on the pages put you off grin.

With hindsight, maybe I should have inserted the word 'that' in between 'not' and 'difficult'.....


The technical difficulties are not that severe other than the end of the March, but the musical questions will haunt you forever.

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Originally Posted by jeffreyjones
Originally Posted by bennevis
I don't do pretension or silliness, as you should know - I just say what I think, based on personal experience.

Try playing the Fantaisie for yourself and you'll see that it's actually a lot easier technically than most other Schumann works. Don't let the notes on the pages put you off grin.

With hindsight, maybe I should have inserted the word 'that' in between 'not' and 'difficult'.....


The technical difficulties are not that severe other than the end of the March, but the musical questions will haunt you forever.


Very true - it's difficult to convey the right wistfulness without sentimentality. And should one make a cresc all the way to the final chords in the finale (like Pollini and others), or do a diminuendo instead?



"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
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