Did Schubert have large hands?
Schubert did not have large hands. Thus his accompaniment patterns can be downright maddening to learn.
Do you need big hands to play Liszt?
As a guide, if your hands are big enough to play consecutive octaves (with 1 and 5 – the fourth finger isn’t essential), they are big enough to tackle Liszt and indeed the music of most other composers.
Can you play Liszt with small hands?
So how does the pianist with smaller hands manage works by Liszt or Rachmaninoff? “It’s important that pianists with small hands learn to avoid tension, to minimise stretch when it’s not needed, and work around awkward movements – perhaps revoicing a chord on occasions.
Does Yuja Wang have large hands?
Actually, Wang’s hand-size, while not enormous, is quite large – about the same as that of Martha Argerich, Mitsuko Uchida and Hélène Grimaud. What’s more, she has the flexibility for the wide stretches in Rachmaninov and the hailstorms of double octaves in Liszt.
How big are Vladimir Ashkenazy’s hands?
I remember having a shock when I first heard that Ashkenazy, one of the greatest pianists of all time, could only span an octave. Ashkenazy has incredibly small hands with a maximum reach of a 9th, despite having recorded all of Rachmaninoff’s piano works.
Which pianist had the biggest hands?
Sergei Rachmaninov, the famous Russian composer, pianist, and composer, was born in 1873 into a family that descended from the Moldavian prince Stephen the Great. At age four he began piano lessons and already displayed remarkable talent.
Which composer had the biggest hands?
composer Sergei Rachmaninoff
It has been said that composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) had extraordinarily large hands. If you ever attempt to play one of his extremely difficult piano pieces, you might agree.
Can I play Rachmaninoff with small hands?
The are plenty of rachmaninoff pieces that doesn’t require big hands. I have small hands, about same size as you but i’ve played lots of rachmaninoff. If you can span an octave chord with 4 or 5 fingers you can play the major repertoiere of rachmaninoff, just rest when the hand hurts…. risk no injury.
Are small hands good for anything?
Smaller fingers are better suited at tickling. When ears itch. I actually feel they are awesome on touch screen keyboard, but holding the large ass screen is an issue. For making way into concerts, I generally follow a get the hand in and then make way approach, which is much less disturbing with small hands.
Did Brahms have big hands?
Brahms’ hands were reportedly larger than average. To answer your question bluntly, it does help to have large hands, but none of his pieces require it perse. Chords usually won’t be the problem…it’s generally awkward leaps, usually in the left hand (Brahms loved the bass register).
Does Martha Argerich have big hands?
Her trademark mass of lustrous black hair may be grey, but Martha Argerich still looks almost girlish when she steps onto the concert platform. Diminutive, with surprisingly small hands, it comes as a shock when she unleashes her full horse-power and those famous fingers dance over the keyboard.