Hey everyone -- it's been a while!
I'm playing this amazing quintet with my chamber group at NEC and it's been a lot of fun so far. We're just about through the first movement, and I've gotten by so far by kind of faking certain passages -- cutting out one hand to "turn the page" or simply just flat out playing something badly. It seems like the string players are scrutinized much more than I am, which I guess is understandable because there are four of them, and the coach is a violist. Anyway, I want to just master these passages now so I can stop stressing out about them. Unfortunately my edition doesn't have bar numbers (it's a problem during rehearsals..), so I'll do my best to describe the passages.
1) Section C in my edition, not sure if that's a standard marking or just in my edition. It's near the beginning -- fourth page -- and the strings are all holding high E's. Piano has descending E major broken inversions in both hands, 8th note triplets. Right before viola solo with piano accompaniment. I have a lot of trouble playing the left hand here. It's hard to reach across my body with my left hand... something about this passage just gives me so much trouble.
2) A couple pages later, during section D in my edition, the unison ascending major and minor third inversion things (horrible description), after the F sharp minor 8th note arpeggios and subsequent left hand half note octaves for 3 bars up to a D major chord. This passage kills me.
Describing the specific sections was harder than I thought. But if anyone familiar with the piece can figure out which sections I am referring to, any suggestions as to how to practice these parts would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for the help!