johnd wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Just watched Ana Vidovic play it.
I am now 77 years old. Brought back feelings I had when I was 20 so be careful what you learn
At 77 I do not have the time left to learn it.
It has to be one of the most difficult to play.
I find Nicholas Petrou's rendition absolutely enjoyable and somewhat addicting... Also, sound engineering is top-notch, so it makes you listen to it again and again, so captivating... As I remember this particular rendition got me hooked and made me start learning this piece. It is a bit beyond my skills, so after trying to learn it for a couple months I stopped it and instead started working more on technique and exercises. Hopefully, in 2-3 years I'll be able to play Allegro Solemne more or less ok (if I keep doing deliberate and focused practice every day).
jonhd, I think if are motivated enough you can always find time and it is never late. Give it another try