On hearing Brahms's works, Schumann proclaimed that he was the long-awaited successor to Beethoven. Brahms eventually completed his first symphony at the age of forty-three in 1876, but before that he wrote several large scale, symphonic works. Among them were his three piano sonatas, with the 3rd in F minor, Op.5 being the most ambitious sonata. Written at the youthful age of twenty, this is a symphony in all but name, with its massive structure unusually consisting five movements.
The Sonata reveals the introverted side of the artist, a journey from dust to dust. The Rhapsody contrastingly reveals the other side, the extroverted that displays the grandeurs of such a journey ...
Awakening with the most unforgetful emotions in life from music inspired by the poem through centuries of times….
As in reading skills and aural development, two-handed coordination at the piano can be taught in a systematic way. Early exposure to essential pianistic choreography cultivates a more natural and instinctive technique that facilitates a musical performance.
Does the choice of fingering matter? Apart from the 'prescribed' scales and arpeggios fingerings, how does one decide on fingerings when learning a piece? In this session there will be discussions on some of the issues one should consider when deciding on fingerings, and how choices of fingerings can help both technical issues as well as musical expression.