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#1847414 - 02/18/12 04:47 PM Re: The 'price' for greatness [Re: BDB]
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#1847436 - 02/18/12 05:21 PM Re: The 'price' for greatness [Re: Bech]
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Almost all the people I've heard of who are doing really well in international competitions and stuff are practicing about 6 hours a day or more. Some people who win big competitions get away with less, but they're rare.

I believe it's impossible to maintain the amount of repertoire concert pianists do with less than 6 hours a day, although I may be wrong...


Thank you, trigalg693. Your statement, 'maintain the amount of repertoire' sure sounds right.
The amount of music a great concert pianist has to know well is pretty amazing. Not possible in just a few years and without thousands of hours at the piano. Not just the music as written but all the small details/nuances.

Too, I'm sure they are often adding pieces to their repertoire.
The great pianists or even lesser ones may only have one or two recital programs and a fairly small number of concertos to play during a typical season. So I don't think many spend much time "maintaining" a huge amount of repertoire.

This is not to say they don't have to spend a huge amount of time preparing the works for each season and learning new repertoire. After many years they have a large number pieces they have played in the past and can resurrect as needed. I think there's probably a huge difference between their active repertoire vs. a list of pieces they have learned during their lifetime. And I don't think any of them are devoting their daily practice to maintain pieces not in their active repertoire.


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