[f_minor] Kontrapunkt Thread Of Easy Stuph
fred.houpt at rbc.com
Wed Sep 1 09:05:39 EDT 2010
I think that you misunderstood where I was coming from Pat. It is quiet, the dog days of summer, not much to talk about. I enjoy trying out new piano music, some of which are transcriptions of famous symphonies and some which are just new to my explorations, because they are fun, challenging and provide insights into the textures of the music. There is no intention here of flexing muscles or bragging, but merely discussing what pieces seem to be very difficult to get the fingers around. If it appears that we are bragging about mountains we've climbed, you've missed the point. Even if some of us had the preternatural talents of GG, this list has never been about showing off. Relax.....
From: f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org [mailto:f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org] On Behalf Of James Atkins Pritchard
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:33 PM
To: pzumst at bluewin.ch; Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Kontrapunkt Thread Of Easy Stuph
The Schumann Kinderszenen are wonderful pieces and some are quite easy to play.
On 31 August 2010 19:15, pzumst at bluewin.ch <pzumst at bluewin.ch> wrote:
My fellow Gouldians
There is currently a short list of very difficult piano pieces doing the rounds on f_minor as a fun off-topic.
I consider this as elitist and bragging.
Like the blokes down at the pub talking about their engines and tractors and tuning. Or like playing Quartet. I got a Chopin Sonata, you only have Satie, hand over your card. GG would dissaprove of such "competitions" I reckon. At least in theory he would.
I suspect that there might be people around who are inspired by GG and who would like to take piano lessons so I decided to create a Kontrapunkt Thread for a short list of easy piano pieces.
I'll start with Louie Louie and the Klavierbüchlein für Anna Magdalena. Now you may go ahead. Give the beginners a go and inspire courious people to try the piano or learn an instrument in general.
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