Breithaupt Piano – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Notes on the Breithaupt school of thought in Piano. Rudolf Maria Breithaupt (* August in Braunschweig; † 2. April in Ballenstedt) war ein deutscher Komponist und Musikpädagoge (Klavier). English (Vol.2), John Bernhoff (fl–). Composer Time PeriodComp. Period, Early 20th century. Piece Style, Early 20th century. Instrumentation, piano .

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Monday, April 12, Breithaupt: While it is possible that Breithaupt just wasn’t completely adept at expressing his ideas, I think that the main critique brsithaupt his school is that it was too relaxed. Moving to along Breithaupt himself, however.

As far as weight, Amy Fay reported him emphasizing, “Your elbow must be lead and your wrist a feather ” Poetry is rhythm. The improvement they found was playing with breithaput relaxed arm and wrist, with arm movement from the elbow, although great pianists like Rubenstein were already doing this.

I would here oppose the wrong idea that my object is to upset all that has existed heretofore, and to explain music breitgaupt psycho-physiology.

According to the hand position, on pageI was totally trained by old methods in my childhood. To feel as though the hand were so relaxed that it falls onto the keyboard. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Rudolf Maria Breithaupt

One of the most breithaup points in this chapter is on page after depressing the key “leave the finger hand on the key and let the descent be followed by instant relaxation. The English School Chapter Example of hand position taught by the old ‘finger school’ according to Breithaupt.


Push down even harder with the triceps, and the effort required goes up again. Godowsky said “I let my arms hang down with their own weight, and made no effort to hold them up.

Here’s some research I did about the idea of weight through history. It emphasized on arm participation, pjano and relaxation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Lift your hand away from the keyboard to play softer, move it closer in the crescendo.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Didn’t read the whole 1st post, but very glad to see that the very first reply talks about this.

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What has worked for me is to try to stay near that minimum effort of support point. New Topics – Multiple Forums.

AdminGlobal ModMod. Arm Weight and some short History [ Re: To the point, did Matthay understand the involvement of the arm muscles when playing with ‘weight? While I certainly think that the whole arm should be involved in playing the piano, I found that it was actually more difficult, and uncomfortable, to execute a scale or a tremolo using only the “rolling” arm motion he described.

In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. Agreed about the exaggeration for the audience.

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Or by becoming a Subscribing member! If you stand with your arms relaxed and hanging at your sides, very little effort is required. Ronald Taejin Weiqing ahuckleb boties louis. The English School Chapter What features stand out? To what extent active muscular tension shall participate, depends upon the technical requirements and difficulties of the composition.

Originally Posted by Amy Fay. Happy New Year ! He was still influential through his American student Amy Fay, so to compensate for his omission I will give a quote that shows what an impressive teacher he was. It has always seemed to me that most discussions of these subjects, and especially most arguments on these subjects, are all messed up by the breithupt.

Natural Piano-Technic, Vol. 2 : Rudolf Maria Breithaupt :

The weight of the hand will keep the key down without more energy than is necessary being used. I liked what you wrote about immediately after the tension comes the relaxation! In the end, what you run out of are days. My mind imagines the sculpted jawline of any one of those actors on the CW, except with finer lines, and perhaps a more prominent nose. But I am pretty sure lots of famous pianists like Liszt before this school already played piano with arm participation and weight touch.

Before we get into Breithaupt, however, we find out a little about the other pianists and pedagogues of his day.