While the melody is the focus in Chopin’s pieces, Vladimir Feltsman often remarked that he isn’t hearing the bass notes when students played for him. Listening for a nice, deep and deliberate bass tone adds a new dimension to this and other Romantic piano repertoire and makes for a fuller sonority. Pictured is Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 62, No. 2.
Given her experience in both playing and transcribing Bach, these [Stepping Stones to Bach] arrangements are excellent, retaining a clear sense of the original while offering early to intermediate pianists the opportunity to play interesting and imaginative stand-alone pieces.”