Chopin classes last week at Juilliard with www.aaronwunsch.com cleared my blurry musical vision. This was a most effective class by a brilliant professor + pianist who presented Chopin’s abundance of ideas with a refreshing clarity. As a result I have been most productive myself at the piano now each day when I play and study.
For a long time, listening to the Etudes has vexed me - maybe because I don’t have enough skill to render them at tempo. Until now, I could never see the actual shape of the many “technical objects” that are contained there, and worse, had no appreciation for Chopin’s masterful fusing of these dry elements into a seamless and provoking whole. But I get it now, and it is as if an entirely new wing of a house was just discovered.