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What can a beginner learn from a Master Class ?

Discussion in 'Technique' started by Kristinaolga, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Kristinaolga

    Kristinaolga New Member

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    I do hope, I have put this quesiton into the right thread ?

    My question is this:

    If a beginner (like myself) has a chance to attend a piano Master Class could this be really useful ?

    And, what should a beginner be looking for or listening to, in order to make that experience really worthwhile ?

    Thanks from Kristinaolga.
     
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    If you've ever wondered what intermediate or advanced pianists must strugle and graple with (technically, musically, etc.) then I should think you would find it interesting. If nothing else as an audience member you get exposure to piano literature performed live.
     
  3. Kristinaolga

    Kristinaolga New Member

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    Thanks, musical-md.
    Perhaps the reason for my question was, that during “Lisztomania” I listened to a Master Class and a pianist played
    Liszt "Sonetto 104 del Petrarca from Années de pèlerinage Deuxiéme année“,
    and the Master Pianist explained about the despair of a male which is expressed in this particular Sonetto,
    but she continued to play it always differently.
    That made me wonder, if female and male pianists interpret things completely differently?
     
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    Now that is a truely fascinating question! It might be followed by: Do men prefer women pianists that "play like men," and women prefer male pianists that "play like women"? Certainly they don't interpret things "completely" differently, but how about "partly" differently? Stereotypes exist for a reason. Let me put out a few: carry bundles under arms versus held to the chest; risk-taking, dangerous and aggresive, versus gentle/nurturing and protective; Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus; and one not a stereotype: driven by testosterone versus managed by estrogen (in simple terms). Then there is the difference in average musculature and bones of the hands, arms and shoulder girdle.
    Good question!
     
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    Thanks for this very interesting answer, musical-md.
     
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    Hello, Julian Harrison,
    I agree with you, it is very valuable indeed to get the insights of a pianist who has spend years of practice to perfect their art/craft
    and how they explain different piano techniques and interpret different composers.

    Thanks for your thoughts from Kristinaolga.
     

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