selected from above the piano

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Gabrielle Chanel received Misia Sert and Picasso at her beige roughcast villa with black shutters where Stravinsky selected the cuadro flamenco Andalusian dances from above the piano...

What do you think is meant here by select from above the piano? In your opinion, are they seeking to say that Stravinsky played the music of these dances on the piano?

  • ewie

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    It certainly sounds like Stravinsky was actually there and took down the sheet music for those dances from a shelf or cupboard on the wall above the piano, so that (probably) he could play them:)
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