People, especially students, are often surprised that I still take piano lessons. There seems to be a consensus that adults, especially piano teachers, know everything already. Well, no. There is always more to learn.
Each pianist and teacher has different ideas and techniques to share. Anyone who has seen my music library knows that I couldn’t possibly have played, let alone mastered, each piece of music I own. One year, I had claimed so much music on my income taxes, that an IRS agent was dispatched to my studio to disclaim my claims in an audit. I won!
I am reviving an older piece that I played sometime in the past. I know that because of all the color coding!
Here, Murray Perahia plays Mendelssohn’s Trois Fantaisies ou Caprices, Op. 16. Nr. 1: Andante con moto.
This piece can be downloaded from http://imslp.org/wiki/3_Fantaisies,_Op.16_%28Mendelssohn,_Felix%29
My son and I are working on Capriol by Peter Warlock, to be played June 7, 2015 at Steinway Hall.
I don’t know who is performing in this video but I hope to have a video of our performance to post later:
I’m also sightreading a variety of ragtime pieces and will choose one to work on in the next few days. In the running are Zez Confrey and William Bolcom. We’ll see!