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Autumn 2021: Play the Octaves with Two Hands: Chopin's and Liszt's Redistributions in Their Own Works

The practice of playing one or more notes with a different hand than prescribed by the composer, commonly known as "redistribution," is used widely by pianists today, though the practice has its critics. Some pianists contend that redistribution violates the composer's intent and should be avoided. Other performers, especially&n...
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Is fingering an important part of technique?

I was recently sharing thoughts with a respected colleague after a long day at a piano conference. Yes, if you must know, we were in the cocktail lounge. "I've given up on checking students' fingering," he said. "I've decided that if it sounds beautiful, it doesn't matter what fingering they use." He paused and looked furtively around the room...
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