Category Archives: Schubert Impromptus

Playing the Schubert Impromptu in Eb, Op. 90 on a very bright, resonant piano with a history to it (Video)

By contrast on my Steinway Grand: I almost dared myself to play this gorgeous composition on my Haddorff console with its imperfect regulation and “temperament.” (tuning) It’s one of those rare instruments that has the ring of the Romantic era, … Continue reading

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Piano Instruction: Practicing the Schubert Impromptu in Gb, Op. 90 in Steps (4 videos)

It’s obvious that I’m a novice at video editing now that I’m on my own, but I managed to put together 4 videos demonstrating a step-wise approach to practicing the Schubert Gb Major Impromptu. I parceled out voices beginning with … Continue reading

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Making Pianistic Compromises: Schubert Impromptu in Eb, Op. 90

I was struck by a post at Piano World.com about making compromises when playing difficult passages. The writer referred to a technically challenging Chopin work: “But I simply cannot manage to get every note in on the two long runs, … Continue reading

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Piano Instruction: A Slow Practice Approach to the Schubert Impromptu Op. 90, no.2 in Eb Flat Major (Video)

In Tempo reading: Slow practice build-up approach: This Romantic era Impromptu will always benefit from the type of slow practicing that permits careful shaping of phrases, attention to dynamics and other nuances. In the video, I magnify the contours of … Continue reading

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