If only for that
by, October 27th, 2006 at 08:18 AM (577 Views)
I was listening to Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major this morning. I love third movement in particular - the Allegro con fuoco.
As music reviewer David Wright writes:
If you've never heard the piece, you cannot appreciate the impact of the emboldened text. I find it very difficult to believe that fingers can actually move as quickly as they need to and I'm amazed that there are people who can do it without their fingers stumbling all over the keys and becoming tied up in knots.The finale Allegro con fuoco is a brilliant tour de force. Many pianists who refuse to play this concerto stating that they do not like it, are hiding the truth that they cannot play it. And this is one reason why the work stayed on the shelf for a long time.
I can't play the piano, but, had I heard this music when I was a child, I would have done everything I could to learn to do so just so I could play that little bit of Tchaikovsky Heaven.
And, to those of you who actually can play the piano, I both commend you and envy you.