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Sir András Schiff Piano Masterclass at the RCM: Martin James Bartlett

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András Schiff masterclass with Martin James Bartlett on Schubert’s Impromptus op 90 on Sunday 10 April 2016 at the Royal College of Music, London

Compare Franz Schubert performances of Impromptu (4) D 899 (1827)

2. Allegro (E-flat major)

3. Andante (G-flat major)

Seymour Bernstein: Chopin & Pedagogy (Interview)

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From his nest on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, legendary pedagogue Seymour Bernstein is joined by tonebase Head of Piano Ben Laude for an interview at his faithful Steinway. (2020).

Bernstein shares his thoughts on the role of teachers in a student’s personal journey with music and offers simple but powerful insights into natural, effortless use of the arm in piano playing.

Leon Fleisher Masterclass, Ravinia 2013

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Leon Fleicher, he was one of the most prominent pedagogues of recent years. He studied from the age of 9 with Artur Schnabel and began a brilliant career. At the age of 36 he lost the use of his right hand and naturally devoted himself to teaching, which he did for nearly 60 years at the Peabody Institute and the Curtis Institute. Among his students were Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman, Louis Lortie, André Watts,
Piotr Anderszewski, Bertrand Chamayou, Severin von Eckardstein

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Basic Principles in Piano Playing as Taught by Josef & Rosina Lhévinne. Explained by John Browning

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Outtakes from the documentary “Memories of John Browning: The Lhevinne Legacy Continues” (2006). The American pianist John Browning (1933-2003) explains and demonstrates some principles in piano playing as they were taught by Josef & Rosina Lhévinne.

At the end he plays Chopin‘s Nocturne In D flat major, Opus 27 no. 2.

Compare Chopin Nocturnes Opus 27 (1836) 2. Lento sostenuto (D-flat major)

Lang Lang Masterclass at the Royal College of Music: Rachmaninov’s Prelude in G op 32 no 5

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On Wednesday 16 November 2013 the Royal College of Music welcomed brilliant pianist Lang Lang to give an afternoon masterclass in our Britten Theatre.

In this masterclass RCM Junior Department student Anthony Tat plays Rachmaninov‘s Prelude in G op 32 no 5

Compare Rachmaninov Prelude Preludes Opus 32 (1910) 5. Prelude in G major – Moderato

Bernstein on Debussy

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Bernstein delineates the architecture of misdirection as expressed in Debussy‘s Afternoon of a Faun .

“The Last ditch effort to diatonically contain the ever increassing chromatic density of the last decade of the 19th Century”. Excerpt from lecture 4 “The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity”

from the 1973 Harvard Lectures

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Lev Naumov teaches Scriabin’s op.42 n°5 Etude in C# minor

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Lev Naumov – called the grandfather of the Russian piano school – was a pupil and then assistant of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus. Professor at the Moscow Conservatory, he taught a whole generation of Russian pianists for more than 40 years, including Sergei Babayan (Daniil Trifonov‘s teacher), Andrei Gavrilov, Alexei Lubimov, Vladimir Bunin.

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