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Chopin Prelude op 28 no 6 #2837036
04/08/19 11:49 PM
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Re: Chopin Prelude op 28 no 6 [Re: muableppa123] #2837337
04/09/19 03:19 PM
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In several spots the right hand chords sound laboured and too heavily accented; they need to be gentler. Think of them as pulsating chords with (perhaps) a slight emphasis on the first chord of the measure while the others subside into the background.

Where the left hand has the melody - where it almost always does - you need to work on balance, bringing out that melody and shaping the phrases more while letting the right hand chords fall into the background. Speaking of balance: your right hand comes out with too much of a sudden emphasis on the first chords of measures 6 and 7. Measures 5 through 8 are much more difficult than they look on the page. First: the left hand is one long, unbroken phrase throughout these measures; decide on how you want to voice and carry that phrase. The added complication is that in measure 7 the right hand has a counter-melody in the top notes; you need to think about how to balance that melody with the left hand melody.

Frequently your phrases start out with an accented note that is rather jarring. Often the first note of a phrase has to connect with the previous note, so you need to listen to the volume of the previous note and match the volume of the new phrase to that of the phrase that has just ended. This will give a much more unified sense to your interpretation.

Give more meaning to the rising arpeggios in measures 1, 3, 5, etc; they sound somewhat indifferently played, and yet they are significant as they are opening statements to each phrase. In measure 1, I don't even hear the first B in the left hand, yet it should be heard as establishing the tonality of B minor. Give the "cellist" his/her due in these rising arpeggios.

Much might be said, too, about "easing off" at the ends of phrases, rather than immediately pushing through to the beginning of the next. There isn't a single measure in this prelude that should sound in the least bit rushed. But, perhaps, I have said too much already!

There's a wrong note in the last chord in the right hand in measure 8; you are playing an A-natural instead of an A-sharp.

I hope this helps to give you some items to continue working on.

Thank you for sharing.

Regards,

Last edited by BruceD; 04/09/19 03:23 PM.

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Re: Chopin Prelude op 28 no 6 [Re: BruceD] #2837435
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Thank you Bruce! Those were very helpful comments! Piano is a perpetual work in progress hahahah, which is what I like about it


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