Category Archives: Seymour Bernstein composer

Killer advice from Seymour Bernstein for the Killer mid-section, Chopin Nocturne in F, Op. 15 no. 1 (Videos)

Two areas are explored in the first video based on the content of Seymour Bernstein’s communications. 1) Wrist motions in the Right Hand (measures 25 and on) The following exercise, recommended by Seymour was very helpful: “First, at measure 25 … Continue reading

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The Piano Repertoire: Does making fingering/hand adjustments constitute a “swindle?”

Seymour Bernstein, author of With Your Own Two Hands, remarked that “Chopin wrote out an outline for an intended method of teaching piano. And when he died he left it to Charles Alkan who never finished it. Wouldn’t you think … Continue reading

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Birds spring to life in these collections for piano!

Here’s a case of music composed by a pianist who has an abundance of talent in so many directions that it’s dizzying! If I thought LEONARD Bernstein was the renaissance man, with gifts as a conductor, pianist, composer, and mentor, … Continue reading

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