Category: Piano

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Satie – nocturne no.1

It is performance time. Here I play Erik Satie’s Nocturne no. 1
The Nocturnes stand apart from Satie’s piano music of the 1910s in their complete seriousness, lacking the zany titles, musical parody, and extramusical texts he typically featured in his scores of the time.

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czerny op. 599 – exercise no. 1

Czerny is an excellent source for learning and revising different technique. It is different to Hanon in that it has more musical value and no other composer has come close in integrating skills with exercises. In his first Exercise of Op. 599 we start out with basic independence, broken chords and phrasing as well as counting the basic note values.