Burgmüller’s 25 Easy and Progressive Études (Op. 100)

02 Mar 2021 @ 19:00 UTC

Burgmüller’s 25 Easy and Progressive Études, Op. 100 have deservedly been a mainstay of elementary etude repertoire for many generations. Like all great etudes, they merge the study of technique with attention to quality of sound and a musical purpose. The musical content of these pieces is on a level with the technical challenges they pose as opposed to the dry and boring studies that are so often the diet of pianists!

Our Online Academy video series on the Op. 100 etudes is one of our most popular to date. As a complement to this content, Graham will be presenting an online workshop exploring selected pieces from the set from several angles:

  • Technical requirements and how to develop the necessary skills for specific etudes
  • Interpretation and playing the etudes musically, expressively and with character
  • Learning and practising them with detailed demonstrations of practice methods
  • Using the etudes as simpler vehicles for developing technical and practice concepts that can be applied to advanced repertoire
  • How the etudes can be used as quick study and transposition exercises for more advanced players

Who it’s for?

In addition to being ideal for pianists who wish to deepen their knowledge of these etudes, the workshop will be of general interest to any pianists seeking to develop their piano technique and the art of practising. It will be of particular interest to teachers and will even demonstrate how the etudes can be used by advanced players to develop various skills.

How it works

A link to the score will be sent to participants in advance so that you can have the score at hand during the workshop. Also included in the workshop is the complete set of Online Academy video walk-throughs for the etudes.

The session will be recorded and all participants will receive a link to download the video, worksheets and the accompanying presentation. Therefore, if you are unable to attend the session on the day, you will still be able to watch the video at your convenience and work through the exercises and examples.

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