Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 8:08am
David Rakowski’s 77th piano étude, on echoes, played during a take during recording sessions at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in June, 2014. The sound from Judy Sherman’s microphones has been layered into the video.
This one is particularly difficult, though it might not be apparent. The rapid contrasts in dynamics, which are effective but pianistically counter-intuitive, are the tricky bit.