Apart from yet another enjoyable and constructive piano lesson, successfully negotiating an LRSM
Quick Study (did my teacher deliberately set me a task above my station?).
Furthermore, the music books that one of our Drama teachers left for me - legacy of a book-seller known to her - included what looks to be no less than a complete collection of Schumann's piano works (Peters)
, bound in three large volumes, although each readily sits on the piano without closing up (possibly bound by the book-seller himself).
I didn't realise it included everything
until I had time to take a closer look after this morning's lesson.
I feel duty bound now to give some of his works serious consideration - so far I've just played the Arabesque
, a couple of his Noveletten
, the Fugen
, a few from Kinderszenen
and dabbled with parts of Carnaval
and dipped into the concerto. We shall see ....