Thanks for the replies
Pete - I havent started on the piece, I was still wondering If I should play it... Just a couple notes
-I only want to play the Romanze/Larghetto
part - not the whole thing
-I`ve played his Andante Spianato, and yes I know its allways harder than it looks (when it comes to Chopin) but I know I have capability to do it musically enough
-I need to convince my teacher that I want to do it
-I`m about Gr. 7 standard
Mabey that would shed some light onto the situation
P.S (I have posted an Andante Spianato Recording in the Audtition Room, that wasnt quite up to performance quality, if you want to have a listen..it was under my name)[/b]
If you want to play it, then by all means do so! I'm listening to your recording of andante spianato as I type. From the limited information I have, I think you might be able to play the op11 Romanza. "Might be able to" is the key phrase. There are technical hurdles to jump in the concerto are not presented in the A.S. You need to do an inventory of your skills. Ask your teacher to do that with you.
Try this. Learn the hard parts first. I assume you can play the main theme. Given what I've already heard of your playing, that's a safe bet. The question pertains to places like bars 23-26, 37, 39-45, 72-75, 101-103 and 105-113.
Incessant variation is found throughout in Chopin's innovative figuration. For example, it's easy to miss the fact that bars 39-42 are an embellished version of bars 31-34. The density of figuration obscures things that would otherwise be obvious. Things like this absolutely saturate the piece! (Like a honey-soaked fruitcake!)
The devil is most certainly in the details.
Anyway, talk your teacher, assess your skills, work on the hard parts first, learn and record the accompaniment as a practice tool, record and listen to your practice (of the piano part) as it progresses, listen to professional recordings, read as much as you can on the subject of Chopin's music, his concertos, 19th century concertos in general and remember to do one thing at a time.