Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Repetition Again Proved Impossible!

Another session on the Clementi C major Sonatina, Andante movement:  This time the student is hearing the very subtle correspondences between black and white keys in such a way as to be thrown for a loop.

Bravo, say I.  This is exactly what should be happening!  Hearing will always be fresh provided that one's sense of hearing has been opened to take into account every aspect of the sound, not just the superficial aspects of "how it goes."  It doesn't ever go the same way twice.

The more deeply he gets into his own experience of this piece the greater my respect for the composition on all levels.