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johnmar78 wrote:MindenBlues wrote:Olaf, go to this site and it will expain to you the 3 differnt kind of rubato using mozart sonata as an"example", tell me what you think after youve tried it out.
Thanks John, for the link.
Have you read the article yourself? It describes only 2 kinds of rubato, the same kinds which are already discussed here in another thread (Chopin interpretation thread, quotations from the "Eigeldinger" book). So to be honest, nothing really new to me. The professor forewent to mention that the original meaning of rubato is to "rob" time in the manner rob time - give back. So that the average timing remains. That is essential in my opinion. There is the famous book of H. Neuhaus (teacher of Gilels, Richter and other russian giants) "The art of piano playing", he explains it in more detail here. I can really recommend it to you if you have not read it already.
I disagree with the suggestion to use it on Bach inventions, because I don't like rubato here (just personal opinion.
And I disagree also, that the "RH only" rubato means always that the RH should lay back behind the LH. In my opinion "RH only" rubato is that the RH is free in both directions, can even come before the LH, not only laying back.
Otherwise nice article on rubato in my opinion.
I have found some one using rubato playing with a slight rh late entry as compared to left hand describe to then article that you are disagreed with. I happened to listened to Yundi li's chopin noctrne op9 no 1 and 2 on his chopin cd. On the second movement of op9 no1 he some times delayed the rh which on score should be plyed TOGETHER...the delay was very little...you could say it as "not accurate"???? However, he won 2000 warsaw chopin competition at a young age.... You have to listen to his cd when you got a chance,,,,a
Does anybody know of a professional recording of e.g. a Chopin waltz with the Mozart/Chopin style of rubato LH straight rhythm, RH loose like a singer? I never heard someone doing it consequently. In the recordings of old master Cortot I have, he used lots of rubato - but not really that "RH only" rubato. I think it is a pretty demanding thing to do it, otherwise one would here it more often, or not?