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Who Is This "Elise," and Why's It For Her?

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Gwen was my last remaining piano student, and now she's flown off to the leftern-most Portland.

It's been nice teaching a few friends, and it's been nice to exhume some old pieces geared towards beginners.

Beethoven's "Für Elise," for example. I find most people play it too stiffly. I throw in a bunch (too much?) rubato. It's how I hear the song.

And it goes a little like this. And a one, and a two…

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On July 2nd, 2010 07:02 am (UTC), victorine commented:
Oh! I'm going to bookmark this so I can close my eyes and pretend I'm drinking a glass of wine in your kitchen.
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On July 3rd, 2010 03:23 am (UTC), qfu commented:
What's 'rubato'? Sounds like the kind of word I'd love to use out of context.
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