so my kid was starting on this bach siciliano piece, the one on page 10 in peters edition and page 5 in galamian edition, i think. the one that is soothing to listen to if played well, so i anxiously await.
in the fourth bar, 6th beat, in peters edition, it is a chord of F and C and she played it like that. the teacher stared and started lecturing on the importance of not to be careless with sightreading and asked her to play again more carefully. (when you suck at sightreading, you are always a suspect:)
she did it one more time, carefully, and the teacher was visibly fuming, which made me giggle at this interesting dynamic observed often enough in each lesson. One More Time, the teacher insisted, about to look up the sky and sigh: why, why, why. she did, really carefully this time, sensing the gravity of the situation without knowing how to be more helpful.
COME OVER HERE, X#%^@&&@^^! they compared notes and realized that they were using different editions; in the galamian edition the chord is written as F and D.
different era not only interprets and but literally plays notes differently?
v.comers use peters or galamian and why? perhaps this incident can help her appreciate the evolution of bach's music..
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