Dr. Tobin discusses whole tone and black and white key combinations in the last Book II Prelude, Feux d’artifice, that promote a new means of progression and musical language. Fireworks is a culmination of the Preludes, recalls What the West Wind Saw, and paves the way for Debussy’s Etudes. The discussion endds with a live performance of Feux d’artifice in Wetzikon, Switzerland.
Dr. Tobin discusses ideas Daniel Pollack imparted for the iconic Rachmaninoff Prelude in g# minor, Opus 32#12.
Finger and hand technique based on the score and emotion are explored. The discussion ends with a performance on the piece from Davos, Switzerland.