A Legacy of Touches from Rosina Lhévinne: An Interview with Daniel Pollack

Sixty years after Daniel Pollack came to the attention of the musical world as a prize winner in the inaugural Tchaikovsky International Competition, he performed concerts in Moscow at the competition's 60th anniversary celebration. He is scheduled to present week-long masterclasses in Moscow and St. Petersburg and participate as a presenter at the...
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Thank you for this insightful and valuable interview! I appreciated the specific examples of use of the articulation in literature... Read More
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The Teaching Legacy of Rosina Lhévinne: An Interview with Daniel Pollack

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"Audiences across five continents—North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa—recognize the pianism of Daniel Pollack for its signature colors in sound, coupled with over-the-edge thrilling virtuosity, giving his performances an electrifying element that catches the imagination of concert audiences. Critics speak about 'his astonishing pi...
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How do you teach polyrhythms?

In my college years I encountered a recurring four-against-five pattern in a 20th-century piece, and my initial attempts to do it were not successful. My teacher recommended that I approximate the pattern ("fake it") while I learned the rest of the music. He also suggested that I first try tapping the polyrhythm away from the piano, which I did aft...
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