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Analysis of Schubert’s last Piano Sonata

I’ve recently started learning Schubert’s humungous last piano sonata, D960 in Bb major. Written in 1828 just months before his premature death at the tender age of 31, the sonata is a poignant farewell to life with a mixture of … Continue reading

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Guide to Memorizing Music (book review)

When I came across a little “Guide to Memorizing Music” – written by Alfred John Goodrich in 1906 – I assumed it would contain more-or-less the same advice as similarly short book from the same era “How to Memorise Music” … Continue reading

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Analysis of Chopin’s Ballade in G minor

This year, I’ve finally decided to learn Chopin’s mighty first ballade in G minor. I played his (slightly easier) third ballade in A-flat major a few years ago, and have wanted to take on this iconic beast for quite some … Continue reading

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