Thursday, March 11, 2010

Music, Piano - Chopin "Raindrop" Prelude

Playing piano is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Unfortunately, except for a brief period when I was very young, I've never been taught how to play. I was really excited when I found an absolutely fantastic piano teacher here in Seattle (coincidentally, she received her training at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester!). I was only able to take 4 or 5 lessons with her because I injured my hands which caused my carpal tunnel to really take a turn for the worst. Nowadays I can't play for more than at most 15 minutes without being in excruciating pain.

Anyway, I recorded myself [nervously] playing one of my favorite piano pieces ever, Chopin's "Raindrop" prelude (Op. 28 No. 15). Go easy on me!


Download: mark_begenisich_raindrop_prelude_3_11_201.mp3 []