I missed this post:
Dang, it must be hard with all those differing note values. I'd almost rather have a continuous polyrhythm like the Fantaisie-Impromptu
, but I'm sure it can be mastered.
Yeah, I just need to do it over and over again until it feels right. I do love the accelerando effect it creates, and though it's marked with some tempo variation, I'd like to keep it as steady as possible for that reason.
Do you practice HS? I always isolate big runs immediately when I start a piece and learn them first. Quite a few of them in Op. 44, too.
Yes, I always practice hands-separate (writing it out cause it took me a while to even figure out what you were talking about
). Well, obviously I do both, but working out difficulties is much easier by practicing hands-separate every now and then, especially for the fiddly bits.
Watch this video of Valentina Lisitsa playing this Etude. Might be a good hand shot at the point you are having trouble. BTW, she has a lot of great vids in HQ and even HD on her channel. Coolhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRrduXWh0Ag
I think she's overrated.
I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it again - it's much harder for an unattractive female pianist to make a name for herself than it is for an unattractive male to do the same (though I'll admit it plays a part for both).
But I will watch the video anyway, because she's better than me.