When I was growing up, we had to go to the library to hear various recordings of our pieces. With technology, it is much easier to access various performances of pieces - but only some pieces. I have decided to record my exploration through student repertoire that hasn't received as much screen time (or any at all)...First up: Conservatory Canada's Pre-Grade 1 repertoire.
(May 11 addendum) Two of my students today found Lang Lang's movements and expressions highly distracting. One even said that "he looks like he's choking on a piece of gum" when we watched this video: Ah yes, a whole different set of imagery. This led to a conversation about how our outfits and gestures should reflect the character of the piece we are performing - amidst a great deal of giggling.
Check out some of Lang Lang's recordings by clicking on the icon:
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Thanks to my colleague Katrina for this link www.findpianoworks.com. This extensive database of piano music was developed by friends and colleagues of Katrina's. It was recently presented the MTNA conference in Denver and it was received very well.
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