We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I took piano as a child/teen. I never was great, but I got pretty good at some stuff. Easy, probably, by any stretch of the imagination. I would always look at a new piece before I'd play it. If it had more than 3 sharps or 3 flats, I was out of there. LOL.
Probably because my musical brain had not achieved the next level of skill.
This piece is dizzyingly difficult...and she plays it all by heart, which is even more impressive. WOW!
I am in the Rachmaninoff camp. As for playing 3 and 4 sharp/flat songs: D flat is easiest because the fingers don't have to stretch. Having small hands can be a challenge, but I can at least play through the prelude in c sharp minor without hurting myself!