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by heatherreichgott
Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Texture in a Beethoven sonata
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

Re: Texture in a Beethoven sonata

Texture often refers to the overall "thickness" or "thinness" of piano writing. A few groups of octaves and fifths, especially if slow, would be a thin texture. A fast four-part dissonant fugue would be a thick texture. You could more loosely describe texture as the atmospheric e...
by heatherreichgott
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Hymn arrangements/preludes for piano?
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Hymn arrangements/preludes for piano?

Hello everyone, I'm looking for some recommendations for arrangements of hymn tunes as stand-alone pieces for the piano, in the spirit of the organ tradition of "preluding" on a hymn--using the hymn tune but branching off into different harmonizations, counter-melodies, or even creating a ...
by heatherreichgott
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Why I love IMSLP
Replies: 13
Views: 9334

Re: Why I love IMSLP

You print the scores then read them, right? I mean.. one can't sight-read from laptop can they? Sorry for the belated reply. I started out printing everything and putting it in binders, but after a couple years I got tired of carrying all that paper. I do in fact read from a laptop. I use landscape...
by heatherreichgott
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Best complete Beethoven sonata cycle
Replies: 20
Views: 6653

Re: Best complete Beethoven sonata cycle

I just have to recommend my former teacher Peter Takacs' complete set of the Beethoven sonatas which came out very recently. Takacs (professor of piano at Oberlin Conservatory) has focused on Beethoven for most of his career and this is the result.
by heatherreichgott
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Chopin's Ballade no.2 in F Major
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

Re: Chopin's Ballade no.2 in F Major

Try [5 3] 2 1 2 [5 3] 2 1 2 etc. At the shift from 2 to [5 3], do not turn the wrist at all, just squeeze the tips of fingers 2 and 5 together like chopsticks, while moving the whole hand and forearm to the left. [5 3] is much more stable and less tense on a third than [5 4]. Don't twist the wrist o...
by heatherreichgott
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Feature Requests / Bug Reports
Topic: Some suggestions for improvements on IMSLP
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: Some suggestions for improvements on IMSLP

The tooltip idea for dates is a good one. HTML 4 supports a "title" attribute of links, so no JavaScript needed. There is still the problem of changing thousands of links though. And I'm a newbie with wiki syntax--is there a way to easily add a title attribute to a link in wiki, or could i...
by heatherreichgott
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Why I love IMSLP
Replies: 13
Views: 9334

Re: Why I love IMSLP

Sure!
by heatherreichgott
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ever considered paid subscriptions for copyrighted scores?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Ever considered paid subscriptions for copyrighted score

That would be an issue. I wonder how Spotify handles it. (or maybe they're not telling.)
by heatherreichgott
Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ever considered paid subscriptions for copyrighted scores?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Ever considered paid subscriptions for copyrighted score

The real problem with ScoreExchange is the same as the problem with most sheet music sites on the web: insufficient inventory. ScoreExchange has no Hindemith, no Martinu, no Bernstein. The only Gershwin is a couple of arrangements for middle-school band. The only BEETHOVEN is a couple of easy arrang...
by heatherreichgott
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Recordings - a core IMSLP mission?
Replies: 15
Views: 2146

Re: Recordings - a core IMSLP mission?

I agree. Listing recordings AFTER scores would be very helpful.
by heatherreichgott
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ever considered paid subscriptions for copyrighted scores?
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Ever considered paid subscriptions for copyrighted scores?

Hello, I have grown so accustomed to IMSLP for pre-1923 music that it seems very inconvenient now to find (and afford) 20th and 21st c. music. (Even when you buy 20th-21st c. music, music publishers haven't really gone digital yet, so all you get is a book which then has to be scanned if you like to...
by heatherreichgott
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Why I love IMSLP
Replies: 13
Views: 9334

Why I love IMSLP

I can't believe no one has posted here yet! I am a professional pianist, piano teacher and dance accompanist. I am not independently wealthy and have to choose my score purchases carefully. (I own the Urtext Beethoven sonatas, the Well-Tempered Klavier, complete Schubert sonatas, Rhapsody in Blue an...
by heatherreichgott
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Clara Schumann Scherzo no. 1 for piano
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Clara Schumann Scherzo no. 1 for piano

We've got Scherzo no. 2 on imslp.org but not no. 1. Opus 10 I believe. Is it available?
thankyou!
by heatherreichgott
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Music Related
Topic: Four-hands pieces for beginner/intermediate piano students
Replies: 6
Views: 4229

Re: Four-hands pieces for beginner/intermediate piano studen

Thanks Sbeckmesser and Panda.
By the way, I'm not necessarily looking for music by "major composers".... but it does need to be good quality music.
I will check out your suggestions.
Heather

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