I decided to struggle through this long and underrated composition from an underrated composer. But I have a question. Take a look at pages 8 and 9:
http://imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/4 ... _op.59.pdf
Is it possible to play an octave whilst trilling? Measures 9 and onwards boggle my mind.
Will I have to omit one note from the octaves to keep the trill?
Also, how can I quiet down the 16th notes on pages 4 through 5 and bring out the melody? I recall David instructing, when concerning left and right hand volume difference, to quiet down the dominate hand...reverse psycology. But what about quieting the dominate fingers? It seems to me that when I do so, the weaker fingers aslo quiet down.
There is a video on YouTube of this composition. Due to the video angle, it is hard to see how the pianist goes about playing this march.
Thanks a bunches,
p.s. Disregard the video, is the opening music composed by Brahms? And if so, is it his reqiuem? I cannot put a name to it having heard it many times before: