A selection of video excerpts from our recent new additions to the Online Academy featuring Mozart’s variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, maman”, Schumann’s Einsame Blumen, an Impromptu by Schubert and the slow movement from Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata!
We tend to think of rubato as being largely associated with the romantic period, but elements of what we would call rubato can be traced back to as early as the 9th century! It was an established part of music performance in both the baroque and classical periods. This week’s blog post explores the origins of tempo rubato and how composers such as CPE Bach and Mozart incorporated it within their works.
In this month’s Practice Clinic, Graham Fitch answers questions on how to practise specific passages, legato octaves, retaining musicality when playing fast, problems with the 5th finger, polyrhythms and more in works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Mozart.