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A Majestic Trill from Schumann

Take a look at that bass trill in measure 6 of the Sempre marcatissimo movement of Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, op.13: This trill seems rather benign on the page. Schumann draws no special attention to it among the several other trills … Continue reading

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Goldberg Variation 5, Measure 17 and Dead Kittens

I absolutely love the Goldberg Variations. I even took the time (a lot of time!) to arrange a version of them myself. But something has always bothered me about measure 17 in the fifth variation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Below … Continue reading

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Tzimon Barto and Aberrant Tempi in the Rach 3

I have always loved comparing recordings. When I was younger I used to buy new (and old) recordings of the same pieces to compare with the ones already in my collection. Three works I particularly loved to search out in … Continue reading

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