In order for concert pianist Nurry Lee to master a new composition to ‘concert performance level’ there are some essential elements to consider. In this conversation, we explore those elements and learn more about them.
For the purpose of this exercise, Nurry selected Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonata in D Major K119.
Nurry provides us with an insight into the initial stages that enable her to familiarise herself with the entire piece. She informs about how she focuses on ‘Landmarks’, which are key elements of the composition and these are crucial when it comes to her memorising the entire piece. The composition contains major chord structures and a lot of these are used as her landmarks.