Fingers, Fragility and Freedom: Christian Wolff’s Pianist: Pieces

Philip Thomas

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This article examines two movements of Christian Wolff’s Pianist: Pieces (2001) to illustrate how in this work the physiology of the pianist’s hands limit and shape the music both in terms of what is played (which sounds are heard) and how they are played. Specifically it looks at how my hands and my interpretative preferences determine what is played and heard when I am the pianist in these pieces.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationDivergence Press
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016

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