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I'm learning this nocturne, and I have two sets of fingering showing for measure 37...

The first set is clearly intended for people who choose to hold the minim A# with their thumb for the full 2 beats (as scored).

The second notated fingering includes the thumb, suggesting some people choose not to hold the minim A# at all after the trill.

My reference for this work is by Sviatoslav Richter, and his run in measure 37 is like LIGHTNING, and seems to me to be too fast to be completed without him using the thumb. I also just watched Ms Poon playing this piece, and she clearly doesn't hold the A#.

Currently I've been trying to play it with the A# held, but just can't seem to get it fast enough.

How does everyone on this forum play it, how do people think it should be played? My feeling is that I may be wasting my time here as the A# is barely audible anyway beneath the crescendo-ing scale....

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There is no need to hold the A# as the damper pedal will ring it through. I start the run with thumb on the B#.



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That sounds to me like a very reasonable argument, so I'll probably follow suit. I don't want to make things unnecessarily difficult for myself, and that section definitely benefits from being played with gusto..

Thanks!


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