Thursday, June 09, 2011

Answers for aspiring concert pianists

Q: Franz Liszt wrote some of the most difficult and complicated music in the world, music that many great pianists have been unable to master. How can I play his music?

A: On the CD.

Q: How do you spell Tschaikovsky?

A: Exactly the same way you pronounce it, with a great deal of difficulty.

Q: Is it actually possible to play Chopin's Minute Waltz in a minute?

A: For you, he meant one note every minute.

Q: Triple time, or common time?

A: Only in the European football leagues. Here we have quarter time.


broken biro said...

Q: What lies steaming under the piano?
A: Beethoven's Final movement


TimT said...

Ah, you remind me of that one about two people going through an Austrian cemetery and hearing Eine Kleine Nachmusik being played backwards.

It was, of course, Mozart decomposing.

TimT said...

Nachmusik? Nachtmusik? I don't know. Somedays I seem to have forgotten more than I ever knew.

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