Has anyone here every played Vallee d'Obermann from Years of Pilgrimage by Liszt? I am feeling pretty pathetic because I have been working extremely hard on this piece and I think my teacher is on the vurge of giving up on me with it If I can't get the really tough spots down by the next time I see her I will probably have no choice but to give up and move on to something else, which is unfortunate becuase I really love the piece. It really hit me hard because my hands are small (really small, can barely reach a ninth) which is part of the problems with me playing a lot of octaves in succession while keeping my hand in a steady frame. She gave me some exercises to do to help strenghten my hand frame as well as my pinky and thumb. I guess I got upset becuase I don't like having physical limitations. It is hard enough having visual and hearing impairments, didn't think my small hands would be a pain in the butt too. I am not a virtuoso all. In fact, I got rejected from the piano program at my graduate school (I am in the composition program which was probably a better fit for me anyway). But this was a piece she picked out for me that I just fell in love with and I swore that I would learn to play it well and comfortably or die trying. But she didn't seem so optmistic at my last lesson and I felt heartbroken when I left her studio. So I have been intensifying my practicing (if that is possible) and hopefully something good will come out of it. Do me a favor and say a prayer that my hard work will pay off. I hate giving up, but God I need a serious miracle, she is a tough one to plase!