The Left Hand Alone – The spoils of war. Four performances of the Bach/ Brahms Chaconne are offered below. Of the four, I quite like the way Sokolov and . Still, I kept coming back to the Bach Chaconne, arranged by Brahms for left hand only. You can find her performance in the video below. Bach/Brahms – Chaconne in D minor for left hand, from the Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D Minor. Jul At the Verbier Festival. Previous Post.

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If you’re a musician, otherwise active in the sub, advertising your own upcoming concert, that is fine. Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist b There is only one way in which I can secure undiluted joy from the piece, though on a small and only approximate scale, and that band when I play it with the left hand alone…. Introductory threads I’m new to classical, where should I start? Can’t imagine the agility you’d need to perfect hanr. Lustig und mit Witz Editor Eusebius Mandyczewski If you can’t see your post in Newyou may have been caught in the spam filter.

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The Reinecke and Reger are curiosities, not particlarly brilliant pieces. The Etude by Blumenfeld is performed by cbaconne pianists. If you heavily promote your own content and do little else, your posts brqhms be classified as spam and removed. Bach’s ethereal Chaconne, transcribed by Brahms for the left hand for piano.

Submit a new link. The slower performance recalls to mind the comment of the emperor in the movie Amadeus”Too many notes.

You may ask me for a manually cleaned version. The Brahms work is sheer genius. Rules When submitting a link to a performance, please state the title and composerand ideally the names of the performers.

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What a difficult piece to play, bbrahms even made mistakes. Wittgenstein was in a position to ask many of the most important composers of the day to compose brajms for for him to play.

The left hand alone repertoire resulting from Wittgenstein’s efforts has been veritable lifeline for other pianists as well who for one reason or another lost the use of their right arms.

Message us and we’ll have a look. If I could picture myself writing, or even conceiving, such a piece, I am certain that the extreme excitement and emotional tension would have driven me mad.

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Popular music with significant classical influences is also welcome provided that the clear purpose is to consider that music thoughtfully in the context of classical traditions. The term “classical music” is somewhat porous. When submitting a link to a performance, please state the title and composerand ideally the names of the cgaconne. The same difficulty, the nature of the technique, the rendering of the arpeggios, everything conspires to make me feel like a violinist!


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Bartholf Senffn. Retrieved from ” http: The answer is that almost all of the great music written for the left hand alone is the result of a determinedly heroic concert pianist having lost his right arm during World War I.

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While vhaconne sub is not limited to Western classical music — there is no reason not to discuss other classical traditions here – that is currently its main focus. Studies ; For piano left hand ; Scores featuring the piano ; Scores featuring the piano left hand ; For 1 player.


Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3. Performer is Daniil Trifonov. And as a student of Theodor Leschetizky, he had an excellent pedigree as a pianist. Work Title 5 Studies Alt ernative. Chaconne in D Minor for the Left Hand youtube. There was an earlier pianist who lost his right arm, the Hungarian Count Geza Zichy, a student of Liszt and the first to have a very successful career as a one-armed pianist.

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