Hi everybody, I've been reading this forum since Sept and I like it so much that I've joined (as you can see
), much to the credit of you guys. Though, I have never been part of a forum, so... erm... hope I post okay.
I just finished Schumann's Scenes from Childhood and Chopin's 'Minute' waltz. I am learning Chopin's G min ballade.
My responses to ppl:
1. To Brendan - I heard you can only learn two pieces at a time. Guess what. I learn one piece at a time. Beat that!
2. To magnezium - I'm in Singapore too. And guess what, everybody. YUNDI LI is coming to Singapore!!!!!
He's playing 4 Chopin Scherzos and Liszt's sonata! He's so famous at such a young age.
3. To ppl with small hands - I have an octave span. Go people with octave spans! Jon Nakamatsu and Josef Hoffman both have an octave span. (but of course there are different grades of 'octave spans', and I bet their hands span larger than an octave)
Ok that's it. I'm going to ask for some help, but that's below, and apart from the above general greeting.
Happy New Year!
And finally, can I ask for some help? Any help will be truly appreciated.
I'm trying to acquire a string of Chopin repertoire in the following format. (Ideally, it shouldn't be too difficult, and should play well in sequence in a recital. Well, there are a lot of ideals. Whether they work out is a different matter.
I think that to play well in a recital, you need a variety of keys and tonal centers, forms, and moods)
Ballade: G min (learning)
Etudes: Op. 10 no. 12 Revolutionary, Op. 25 no. 1 in Ab the Aeolian harp one (learned)
Waltz: Minute waltz (learned)
Nocturne: ? (F sharp min)
Mazurka set: ? (op 59)
Sonata: ? (very difficult!)