Week 2: Let us play Transcriptions and Arrangements
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Schumann's Traumerei (update Jan 11)
Here's a video of me putting all the parts together. I still feel a little shaky at times, especially in the B section (measures 9-16). I'd like to get this completely under my fingers and memorized if possible, so I can feel the freedom to stretch it musically. Getting there.
Right now, I am playing the second phrase of the B section (measures 13-16) with the melody down an octave. It is easier to play that way, but I think it may be more effective up higher like it is in the original piano score (and in Tarrega's transcription). If I have time, I might eventually rework that phrase and bring it up higher. We'll see.
Just for fun I recorded my read through (a few trials) of this very romantic and tiny bit melancholic walzlike piece called Grand Hotel Valse. It’s part 2 of the same suite by Eugenio Catina, based on the film score by Nicola Piovani.
Jack Stewart asked for the rest of the suite, so…
part 1 and 4 demand some more practice, and I have to spend most of my practice time to more serious stuff. But this valse is just such a joy to read, no complicated fingerings here…. So, there’s room to get carried away by the flow of the music. Thank you maestro Piovani…