Ludvig Schytte was a Danish composer, pianist, and teacher.
Born in Aarhus, Denmark, approximately 21 years after the death of Beethoven. Schytte studied with Niels Gade and Edmund Neupert. In 1884, he traveled to Germany to study with Franz Liszt. Schytte lived and taught in Vienna between 1886 and 1907 and spent the last two years of his life teaching in Berlin.
Originally trained as a pharmacist, Schytte composed a Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op. 28, and a Sonata in B-flat, among numerous other piano works. He also wrote two operas: Hero (25 September 1898 in Copenhagen) and Der Mameluk (22 December 1903 in Vienna). His shorter works are still used today as educational studies for piano students.
Etude – Op. 108 – No. 12 – Some of the musical aspects:
– Fingering – Since my weak point is stable fingering, I tried to slow down, and ensure exact fingering over multiple practice sessions.
– Dynamics – Remembering dynamics.
– Voicing – Bringing out the Left Hand Bass Melody is challenging, without having the chords in right hand overpower the melody.
– Left Hand – Try to gain independence in dynamic, playing louder than right hand.
– Right Hand – Really tried to keep a light ‘feathery’ touch on these chords, so as to keep the volume lower than left hand.