“As to choice in the study of your pieces, ask the advice of more experienced persons than yourself; by so doing, you will save much time.”
And then, for inspiration, listen to this. Listen – whether or not you have “permission” to study the third movement of the Moonlight.
Quote source: Tips from Schumann. Schumann, in addition to being a prolific composer, was a music journalist and critic. This is a lovely blog packed with his quotes and much more. To date there are 45 posts.
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