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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:17 PM

Piano Concerto #1: III Johannes Brahms Leon Fleisher (piano) Cleveland Orchestra

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Reply Piano Concerto #1: III Johannes Brahms Leon Fleisher (piano) Cleveland Orchestra (Original post)
elleng Jul 2018 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2018 #1
elleng Jul 2018 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2018 #3
elleng Jul 2018 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2018 #5
elleng Jul 2018 #6

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:19 PM

1. Wow, my timing was perfect today! Thanks, elleng!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:21 PM

2. Good, Peg.

'Just' movement III.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:22 PM

3. Ah, well, it's better than nothing, though I sure do prefer the entire concerto!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:30 PM

4. And yesterday, on my way home, I happily heard



MAX BRUCH - "Scottish Fantasy", Orchestra and Violin, Op. 46

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:30 PM

5. Oh, the pianist with the focal dystonia.

Focal dystonia

Focal dystonia is a neurological condition, a type of dystonia, that affects a muscle or group of muscles in a specific part of the body, causing involuntary muscular contractions and abnormal postures. For example, in focal hand dystonia, the fingers either curl into the palm or extend outward without control. In musicians, the condition is called musician's focal dystonia, or simply, musician's dystonia. In sports, it is commonly referred to as the yips.
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Notable cases
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Leon Fleisher, an international concert pianist, dealt with this condition in his right hand beginning in the 1960s and switched to only left hand playing. In the 2000s, he regained use of his right hand and recommenced performing and recording with two hands.
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:32 PM

6. Yes, he endured many years of struggle.

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