I am playing some works by Olivier Messiaen. Some of them are “extremely slow, extatic”, or “infinitely slow”.
- “Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus” (Quatuor pour la fin du temps), cello and piano.
- “Regard du père” (20 regards sur l’Enfant Jésus), piano solo
I find it very difficult to keep a very slow tempo and find myself improving the speed while playing even when I concentrate on that topic. Do you have the same problem, and how do you cope with it?
Thank you for answers!