Today I’m talking about the beautiful first fantasy in Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 73. Originally titled “Night Pieces,” the Op. 73 is frequently performed by cellists, clarinetists, and violists. Follow along with me as I take you through the first fantasy, marked “Tender and with expression,” pointing out where to push and pull with tempo, create expressive colors, and contrast repeated phrases to keep your audience interested and engaged.
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