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#2704526 - 01/13/18 08:45 AM How to handle too many glissandos  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=125&v=Nnx8Yb1a10s

I've never seen a pianist use a handkerchief for protection while playing glissandos but I've also not seen a piece with so many glisses as this contemporary work. Anyone know of any other YT performances using handkerchiefs?

GLOVESANDOS anyone??

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#2704533 - 01/13/18 09:06 AM Re: How to handle too many glissandos [Re: pianoloverus]  
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Victor Borge once used a handkerchief as a tape measure, to find a note on his piano that his duo partner played.

There are many uses for handkerchiefs. wink


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#2704536 - 01/13/18 09:20 AM Re: How to handle too many glissandos [Re: pianoloverus]  
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=125&v=Nnx8Yb1a10s

I've never seen a pianist use a handkerchief for protection while playing glissandos but I've also not seen a piece with so many glisses as this contemporary work. Anyone know of any other YT performances using handkerchiefs?

Wow! -- if I'd known this was OK, or even just had the idea, which I didn't, I might not have been chronically avoiding any piece with one, which I have.
Because they hurt. grin

Even just one.

#2704622 - 01/13/18 02:13 PM Re: How to handle too many glissandos [Re: pianoloverus]  
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I can guarantee that I will never sound that good on glissandos whether or not I am holding foreign objects in my hands.

What an incredible pianist. Did you guys hear those repeated notes? Not a single one was like its neighbors. Such detailed, lovely, thoughtful and sparkling playing. I found a bio
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And these extremely expressive takes on the Rautavaara etudes, which is probably very hard to do!


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#2704706 - 01/13/18 10:33 PM Re: How to handle too many glissandos [Re: pianoloverus]  
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I have heard of using a handkerchief like this, but I have not seen it.

Here is another work with even more glissandos:



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#2704721 - 01/14/18 01:44 AM Re: How to handle too many glissandos [Re: BDB]  
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Originally Posted by BDB
I have heard of using a handkerchief like this, but I have not seen it.

Here is another work with even more glissandos:

Wow! Virgil, I never knew thee!

This one requires fingerless gloves to avoid injury while playing cluster glissandi:



(Who in the world would volunteer to be page-turner for this?)


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#2704821 - 01/14/18 12:37 PM Re: How to handle too many glissandos [Re: pianoloverus]  
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There is a cloud of talc in this one, I believe.



(The pianist almost falls off the bench several times and could use a crash helmet. laugh )


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#2704919 - 01/14/18 05:31 PM Re: How to handle too many glissandos [Re: WhoDwaldi]  
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Originally Posted by WhoDwaldi
There is a cloud of talc in this one, I believe.



(The pianist almost falls off the bench several times and could use a crash helmet. laugh )

confused crazy


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