A timely thread.
Am working away on Brandt's 6th orchestral etude: an arpeggiated waltz that whirls (vertically mostly) and floats/flies (horizontally mostly) begging soft kisses of Bb's atop the staff here and there.
Soft is good.
My rudimentary skills dictate a measure at 58. NOT 76 as Vassily would have it.
If I practice at an mf+ or forte and bang out notes a few things happen:
Whirling and floating (even at a slow tempo) bug-out & the evil squatters slogging and thumping take up residence.
The waltz becomes some sort of a Gonzo v Cookie Monster chest thumping icky thing.
I bit off more than I chew, certainly.