Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Playing the Third Movement of this concerto,

both Masleev and Trifonov displays

mastery of the ivory keys.

There is, however, a marked difference

in the results.

Can you spot the difference?




Alexander UIllman

A. Ullman.mp4

I was about to fall asleep watcjing him play

until he played the transcribed Paganini etude.

It should not be forgotten

that most of the melody

and theme of the score

is played by the right hand,

the left one being relegated

to accompaniment duties.

To achieve best results,

the melody, or theme,

should be played a trifle louder

than the accompanying notes.

While most of the difficult fingerings

are accomplished with the right hand

the delight to the music

is produced by the right hand fingers.

Try to distinguish

the lure of the melody

from the basic accompaniment.




Jenny Chen

Jenny Chen.mp4

Dina Ivanova

Competing in the Finals

of the Franz Liszt Competition

is Dina Ivanova

Dina Ivanova.mp4