THURSDAY, August 27, 2020 – 2:15 AM
(I’ve been in the middle of the complete symphonies of Mozart and Dvorak, so I’m coming up for air to talk about something important for piano.)
The Watchman’s Song
This is one of the first serious pieces my grandmother taught me when I was very young. She had a book of Grieg Lyric Pieces, and she played it for me. The problem of such popular “student pieces” is that they are popular because they are not too difficult play, but playing them very well is very difficult. So we have to find really good pianists to show what can be done with them.
Here are some recordings…
I think these are all good, so pick which one you prefer. This is, by the way, one of the pieces I teach a lot.