Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau Op.39 n. 9

Rachmaninoff wrote two sets of studies Op.33 and Op.39. He named them Etudes Tableaux, Picture Studies.  As with Chopin’s tradition of studies, Rachmaninoff also treated them as concert pieces with added technical difficulty. This study (Op.39 n. 9) is the last of the studies. Rachmaninoff wanted the performer to create their own image for each of […]

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This November has been all about moustaches. Although with no facial hair, this month has been an exciting one for me, too. I was scheduled to perform in Struga, Macedonia which is my dad’s hometown, in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Albanian Independence, but this concert had to be cancelled due to problems with […]

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