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THIS VIDEO is from a masterclass at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Pianist in Residence James Boyk works with undergraduate Dan Rogstad. Performances of Bach, Chopin & Debussy begin the video. Discussion and work start at the 20-min. mark.
Bach Prélude & Fugue in F#, WTC I: 00:30.
Chopin Nocturne in B, Opus 9, No. 3: 5:18.
Debussy "Reflections in the Water": 12:25
Work on Chopin Nocturne: 20:00 --- Pedal "thunk": 22:48 - 27:00, plus references at 29:20 and 38:45. // "Saturated with listening?" 39:40 // "Cello with an infinitely long bow": 43:20 - 44:36
Work on Debussy "Reflections in the Water": 46:00 --- Simultaneity of chord notes 46:25 // "No protagonist" 54:15 - 59:30 // Jacob wrestling with angel? 58:20
Bach Prélude & Fugue played again to end class: 59:30 - 1:03:50
End video: 1:04:38
INTERNATIONALLY-praised recording artist JAMES BOYK teaches advanced piano students in Pasadena and West Los Angeles, and coaches interpretation for all instruments. He was PIANIST IN RESIDENCE at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for 30 years. His book "To Hear Ourselves As Others Hear Us" shows musicians how to hear themselves more objectively, work more efficiently, and play more expressively. URLs for more information:
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