IKIF (Thursday, week two)

July 30, 2009

Paleczny’s Master Class. One student plays the middle section of the Chopin F# minor Polonaise (the mazurka) like it was a waltz. “It’s not a waltz!” corrects Paleczny. Another student closes her eyes and ‘dreams’ the tempo of a mazurka. “Not so much rubato, if you can call that a rubato.” Paleczny tells the student she condemns herself to short phrases, all that tempo change destroys the long line.

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