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Re: Chopin Etudes Discussion
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Yep, that's for sure. I have never learned a nocturne. Maybe I'll check one out.

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I'll take 9/1 (it is not taken yet, right?)


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Originally posted by Mary-Rose:
Phlebas - thanks for offering to help! Trouble is, the new web-page can't be uploaded and checked that it's working until all the performances have been received. But it's a pleasure to do it and much less effort than the hard work all you people have put in making these performances so beautiful.

I have received three more Etudes now, so we are waiting for the following people as at 3pm Thursday my time (GMT):

hopinmad
Ragnhild
Numerian
Bernard
Brian13
Celt
greywullf

Phlebas - if you could check on these people backchannel it would be a great help. Just a little nudge of an email. Thanks!
Mary-Rose, I got an email about this.

I've been away from PW for a while and I'm afraid the etude fell by the way side. I'm very sorry about this and hope you will accept my apologies.

I will pick up the etude again, but I won't have it ready anytime soon--more like the end of the year, so perhaps someone else already knows it and would like to take it over?

Again, my apologies.


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Sounds like we are definite on nocturnes. I already have had 37/1 in good shape for a long time. Does anyone want that? I could throw it in if not.

I hope we do waltzes at some point. I'd also like to see a performance of miscellaneous pieces.

Elene

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Miscellaneous pieces is an inspired idea to explore at some point. There's lots of variety of all kinds! I've already learned the Fantaisie in f minor, but it might inspire me to take on the outrageous challenge that the Allegro de Concert would present. (It might turn out to be an Adagio de Concert in my hands. shocked )

Steven

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Hey everybody, it's now October 17 in Eastern Daylight Time!

Dang, I hope Mary-Rose is getting some sleep.

Mary-Rose, I think I feel safe in extending a huge round of thanks to you on behalf of all of us.

Steven

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Mary-Rose, I think I feel safe in extending a huge round of thanks to you on behalf of all of us.

Ditto!


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I'm kinda nocturnal myself. Gimme 48/1!


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Steven, if you've learned the Fantaisie in F minor, it seems like the sky's the limit!

Elene

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Steven, if you've learned the Fantaisie in F minor, it seems like the sky's the limit!

Elene
That's very gracious of you to say, Elene, but the Fantaisie is relatively undemanding technically. I learned the Polonaise Op. 53 as a teenager, and I believe these two pieces are the most accessible of Chopin's big, mature works in terms of overall difficulty.

The Allegro, being a mature take on earlier ideas, still bears all the style brillant virtuosic passage work of his youthful showpieces (as a concerto movement should!). And in solo piano format, the erstwhile tuttis have all the unpianistic awkwardness that one would expect from an orchestral reduction.

It's got to be the most challenging—technically and musically—of Chopin's later, larger works. I seriously think that the sonatas and the fourth ballade would be more approachable for an amateur!

I may have mentioned already that I've picked my next etudes, but not my next "big" piece. The Allegro is not really on the table, and I'm having trouble deciding amongst the ones I consider available to me technically.

Steven

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Just wanted to wish you all good luck with this, a bit late I know... It's a shame I didn't notice this thread until yesterday (didn't know you have this much fun in the ABF laugh ), I could perhaps have helped you fill in some gaps.

Just a thought for you future recitals: If it is your intention to work through as much as possible of Chopin's pianoworks and you wish to avoid pro recitals like "ballads and scherzos", you could spread the beasts out over a few recitals. For examples Nocturnes And Ballads, then Waltzes And Scherzos. This way there would be something for everyone in each recital. And seeing how fast the nocturnes have been booked already before the recital is announced, I suspect there won't be enough nocturnes for everybody who wishes to participate anyway. And there's even fewer Waltzes...

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If we are calling nocturnes I would love 72/1 if it has not already been claimed.

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OK if we are calling 9/1


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Who would be the one to start the official thread for the Nocturnes? Then we could make selections more official.

And again dibs for 62/2 if sotto doesn't end up with it smile

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Who would be the one to start the official thread for the Nocturnes? Then we could make selections more official.

And again dibs for 62/2 if sotto doesn't end up with it smile
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/32/7321.html

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Great to see everything up there smile .


Myself, I haven't had time to listen to every recording yet (but I definitely will don't worry!), but would like to say thanks to everyone who's put up a recording . . . it's not easy to share your own playing on the internet!

Can't wait till the next recital!


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http://www.chopinforever.org/etudathon
Since you made the announcement, I listened yo yours first.
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Very beautiful, musical, and solid performance.

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Well, there is now a 'Etudes Discussion' thread pasted to the top of ABF, so I think this thread will now come to a natural end. I have been thinking about next year. Frycek has already started a thread about the Mazurkathon planned for March 1st, Chopin's birthday; and it seems the general preference for next October is for Nocturnes, which has its own thread where I see they are already being snapped up.

I thought RogerW's suggestion for a mixed recital is a good idea to remember for the future - perhaps for the very special year of 2010, which marks the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth? But that is quite a way ahead.

In the meanwhile, thankyou so much to all the wonderful pianists who took part in this year's Etudathon, and we look forward to the next ecital on March 1st 2009.

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