Rosella

10 Sep

Mozart

  • aim for consistent tempo, quicker and comfortable

13 Aug

Scarlatti

  • 17 LH rests
  • slow down slightly at the end of sections
  • non-legato crotchets can be shorter

Firement

  • planned aggression, not necessarily loud, but with many troughs and peaks
  • different emotions warrant different
  • approach ff from distance, bar 8
  • 15 phrase staccatos
  • check RH rhythm
  • 19, emotionally desperate
  • 28 RH Ab
  • do a lot of phrasing on 58-81, unstable section
  • 67 island of happiness 🙂
  • 94, sad emotion, slight phrasing, subdued LH
  • 118, phrase
  • 121, start get softer
  • moderate speed practice

Bartok

  • phrase everything

6 Aug

Nocturne

  • phrase endings soft
  • phrase middles soft
  • can phrase based on phrase or height

Mozart

  • theme: more phrasing
  • var III: octaves as legato as possible, focus on sideways movement
  • var IV: avoid extra rubato watch for texture
  • var VI: semiquavers can be softer. phrase where you can

30 Jul

Nocturne

  • not too much rubato in simple sections
    • know when to do a lot of rubato
  • make phrasing a bit more planned out
    • first note louder than you think
  • bar 13, calmer LH figuration
  • phrase a bit more bar 23
  • bar 37, extra bounce, first LH note. extra intensity

Bartok

  • 13, dip lower
  • 17, start softer, leave space for bar 25
  • bar 31, voice just top note if possible
  • 43 dip for cresc

2 Apr

Nocturne

  • dolce, melody needs to come out a bit more
  • make sure cresc. is linear
  • hairpins have a rubato consequence
  • tranquillo
    • less phrasing and rubato
  • call and response, cresc. then soft

26 Mar

  • 17, make sure there is a rest
  • tempo, acknowledge individual quavers

19 Mar

Chopin

  • in all sections, maintain permanence of main melody
  • can put a lot more ‘waiting rubato’

12 Mar

Mozart

  • 6 var
    • make sure articulation is right
    • technical sections, practice slow, rhythm practice

Scarlatti

  • pay attention to note lengths
  • acknowldge repeating motifs
    • changing dynamics
  • 33, can alternate phrasing as well
  • 42, RH longer
  • needs more slow practice

5 Mar

Mozart

  • theme must be voiced clearly
    • then you can do more phrasing

Var 1

  • watch slurs
  • can make melody super soft because LH is played at different times
  • can pedal a bit in f bits

Var 2

  • plan out trill, 6 notes

Var 3

  • RH comes out
  • pedal sparsely

Var 4

  • don’t rush semiquavers
  • keep light notes as much as possible
  • disruptive here

Var 5

  • time can be taken for ‘aria’ expressive effect

26 Feb

Scarlatti

  • basic articulation
    • crotchets and minims non-legato
  • expression
    • phrasing, especially scales
    • echo effect bar 6
  • can also change length of note

Chopin

  • think about less, how can we use less, but more smart

12 Feb

Scarlatti

  • quavers detached, semiquavers attached

Mozart

5 Feb

Nocturne

  • have RH a bit louder
    • keep smooth
    • phrasing can be a bit more obvious if RH is louder

4 Dec

Var 4

  • watch pedalling, pedal every RH
  • voice top note strongly

Var 3

  • LH soft all the time
  • less pedal
  • more phrasing

Var 2

  • LH soft

Nocturne

  • lead into phrasing, no sudden phrasing
  • plan out crescendo
  • delicatiss – very delicate
  • spread out fast rhythms

13 Nov

Mozart

  • theme
    • less pedal
    • more RH slightly
  • var 1
    • lift at the end of slurs
    • melodramatic difference between dynamics
  • var 2
    • keep LH even
    • split crush notes LH
    • don’t forget G#

Nocturne

  • RH drives forte, 2nd place bottom LH
  • phrase strong
  • add rubato

Mozart

  • var 3
    • can use pedal in appropriate places
    • lots of phrasing
    • LH super soft
  • var 2
    • LH super soft, RH balance brightly 🙂
    • put accent on LH chromatic note

Chopin

  • phrasing
  • rubato
  • balance
  • dolce: melody voiced, but not too voiced