Mac, me and Mozart: a continuing 4-hand journey


I haven’t mastered the split screen on iMovie 11, but I decided to aim my camcorder at Mac and Steinway to get the same effect. Basically I recorded Primo first and on playback added Secondo to Mozart’s final 4-hand movement, Sonata 1, K.318-Allegro Molto.

Needless to say, it’s valuable to learn both parts when contemplating a collaboration with a student or teaching colleague. In my case, I have two reliable partners who plan to play the composition with me, so we’re all in our practicing phase.

Unfortunately, while I had to turn my back on Mac due to a sparsity of space, a Live partner will sit beside me affording a true give and take that heightens the musical experience.

In any framing, however, Wolfgang’s music soars!


About arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: OR or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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