Pianistic Concerns

In every solar system in the galaxy is a range around the sun within which the ideal distance and trajectory for a life sustaining environment is provided. Astronomers and astrobiologists term that range the Habitat- or Life Zone, colloquially the "Goldilocks Zone", the "just right" distance from the sun. Not surprisingly our planet is in the Goldilocks Zone around our star - 2% further out and global glaciation would envelop the planet.

When you warm up before a performance, don't just warm up your fingers: warm up your ears, your musical mind, your artistic soul! When you rehearse alone before a concert, you can and perhaps should play at a slower tempo, but under no circumstances should you...

Fingerings often subdivide in different places in parallel passages ~ e.g. scales with both hands over 4 octaves, the howling wind over the graves in the last movement of Chopin’s Bb-minor sonata, the playful wind over the steppe in the last movement of Tchaikovsky’s concerto...