If you play classical piano, I’m sure you’ve had your go at Beethoven’s famous bagatelle, Fur Elise. So this version performed in Baghdad is sure to charm you.
Category: Classical piano
One of the hardest pieces for piano: Scriabin – Sonata No. 5
I have this book of his sonatas, but I haven’t even approached any of them yet due to the level of technical difficulty. I’m sticking to the preludes for now. So when I came across this article about the hardest pieces written for piano, I was not surprised to find Scriabin on the list. Not…
NYT mentions Scriabin
It was so cool to read about Scriabin in this NYT article. Beatty suggested we go together to Dr. Shirley’s studio that evening, because he wanted to hear him play Scriabin. A few hours later, I was sitting with Beatty as Dr. Shirley played the Scriabin Prelude No. 15 in D flat (from Op. 11),…
OMG! Scriabin Op 16 No 1
I am working on this piece, memorizing from back to front. It is soooooo beautiful. And fortunately at my level of playing. Listen. If you want the sheet music, go here.
Yay! Playing the piano is good for you.
Check out this article ‘5 remarkable health benefits of playing the piano‘ from Pianist Magazine. Yet another excuse to find more time to play! Have you ever thought about the positive effects of playing the piano on your body? We all know that playing the piano will improve coordination and fine motor skills, but have…
Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2
Amazing interpretation by Arthur Jussen. I love the slow tempo. This young artist (still young) is so talented! I’m studying this piece now and using this vid as inspiration. 🙂