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Recital #17 --- General Discussion Room
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Welcome to the General Discussion Room for the AB Forum Recital 17!!!

Please utilize this room for any discussion of the pieces in Recital 17 that is taking place in the Main Recital Thread.

Discussions and replies can be posted at-will. Feel free to comment on any or all individual pieces. Some members offer comments on each submission individually; others offer general congratulations. Either approach is fine. Feel free to offer more specific, technical feedback if the participant had indicated that technical feedback was welcome.

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First, thanks to the whole list of people Monica has mentioned who made this recital possible. What a bunch of great folks.

Second, congratulations to all the participants! Troopers all, and the folks who make the ABF a great place.

Third, I may not be able to comment on everyone's piece this time around, but I'll try to listen to every one of them at some point.

So here's some first thoughts:

1. LisztAddict - Nocturne Op 9 No 1 (Chopin)
That was beautiful. How nice to hear from someone who has been in every recital.

2. AnthonyB - Nefeli (Ludovico Einaudi)
Anthony, that was stunning! What a great job with dynamics, and the piece moved so well! Wow! Terrific!

5. BenPiano - Adagio in B minor KV 540 (Mozart)
Wonderful! I can see why you were so attracted to this piece, and you played it well.

6. dannylux / Mel - Intermezzo Op.29 No.4 (Eugen d'Albert)
Mel, that was delightful, and delightfully played. Such charm, and danceability in places smile

7. ten left thumbs - Slow Blues in G (Tim Richards)
You have such a good feel for these kinds of tunes - Sometimes I swear you can actually bend the notes smile And the trills are so - well, blue smile Thanks for this piece.

This is a wonderful start to this recital. I'm off to hear more -

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Some more:

8. Peyton - Thoughts of Anne (Peyton)
Another piece that moves so well. I was carried away with it. I particularly like the fast high runs that tinkle thru against that left hand starting about 2 minutes in.

9. Manndrew - Danny Boy (Frederick Weatherly)
I loved it. I've only recently begun to be able to hear some of the things that are going on harmonically (thanks to Swingin' Barb and jazzwee's thread) and I thought his was great.

10. joangolfing - Prelude No. 4 in F Major (Robert D. Vandall)
I was introduced to Vandall's music in here in the ABF. Your rendition of this prelude was lovely - very nice interpretation.

11. John Frank - Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar)
I was really looking forward to this, and I wasn't disappointed. Hauntingly beautiful describes it well. I liked your opening with the string voice. Nicely done.

It's a good thing I'm a night person, because I think I'll be up awhile listening smile

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Continuing on this journey:

12. TrueBeginner - Until Dawn (Original)
What a good idea to start with a chord progression and then add a melody. And it worked really well. A very nice composition, and well-played.

13. Riddler (Ed) - On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislau Kaper and Ned Washington)
The band was a laugh! Very creative! I didn't know my computer speakers would do stereo, but the opening percussion sounded like it was in diferent halves of the speaker. Your piano playing was great, too - what a great feel you have for this kind of music. Go pro, young man!

14. Strings & Wood/CarlMc - Prelude in E minor OP. 28 No. 4 (Chopin)
You did a really nice job on this. I like the rubato, it was really a nice interpretation. I hear what you mean about that last chord - sort of a bittersweet moment or something.

15. ladypayne - Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel)
It's always fun to hear this piece. I think every variation I've ever needed in the left hand is in this piece - a workout for sure!

Back for more.

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We can never thank the organizers of these events enough. They allow us to express ourselves musically amongst others of same passion, and do it out of passion. May their commitment continue, for our sake. Thanks Monica, Mahlzeit, LaValse.
Here goes the first flurry of comments:

01. LisztAddict - Nocturne Op 9 No 1

My god, what an opening !!! Absolutely sumptuous; what musicality, what touch, what a grand interpretation !!! A vertiginous performance by any standard. Thank You so much.

02. AnthonyB - Nefeli

Exquisite interpretation; beautiful nuances and phrasing. Thanks for sharing.

03. Ken. - Minuet fait par Monsieur Bohm

Great Job, Ken; well kept tempo on this difficult style of music. Thanks.

04. z32/Ben - Dream

Dreamy ;-) Light and limpid, almost crystalline; well done indeed. Thank You.

05. BenPiano - Adagio in B minor KV 540

I find all music from the baroque and classical periods so hard to play (No rubato); You, on the other hand seem to have no problem whatsoever maintaining the required tempo and nuances throughout. Very impressive. (Love those bass notes) Thank You for sharing.

06. dannylux / Mel - Intermezzo Op.29 No.4

Always a pleasure to hear Your music; this bouncy little intermission is no exception; quite lively with a touch of mischief; very well played indeed. Thanks.

07. ten left thumbs - Slow Blues in G

Congratulations for this enjoyable blues improv. You got the mood just right. Keep it up. Thanks.

08. Peyton - Thoughts of Anne

Don't You just love the Pramberger :-) A very moody reflective piece indeed. Beautifully done; thank You for sharing.

09. Manndrew - Danny Boy

You are right, this is a great arrangement of the song and You play it beautifully; thank You.

10. joangolfing - Prelude No. 4 in F Major

Way too short; just when I got taken by the beautiful mood You create, bang ! it's over. Very well done and thank You.

11. John Frank - Ashokan Farewell

That is quite a lovely song and You do it justice entirely; Thank You for sharing.

12. TrueBeginner - Until Dawn

TrueBeginner no more; exquisite interpretation that shows sensibility and great touch. Loved it; thanks.

13. Riddler (Ed) - On Green Dolphin Street

Now I was sure this recital was for solo performances and here, we get the whole band ! Great job Riddler. Quite entertaining. Thanks.

14. Strings & Wood/CarlMc - Prelude in E minor OP. 28 No. 4

Congratulations CarlMC, this is deceptively difficult and You breezed through it; well done indeed.

15. ladypayne - Canon in D

Another difficult piece in my book; You did admirably well; liked it much; thanks.

16. Schubertian - Variations Hob. III/77

Masterful sight reading; thanks for sharing.

17. Mr Super Hunky - Waterfalls

Once again a quite evocative piece by the already famous Mr SH. Just the right amount of this and that to make it enjoyable. Bravo and thank You.

18. tdvance (Todd Vance) - Sonatina, Op. 13, No. 1, 1st mvt.

I think of Kabalevsky as a composer with a sense of humor; it comes through in your interpretation; lovely; thanks.

19. timmyab - Impromptu op 142 no 2

Nice touch and musicality; liked it much; thanks.

20. mattodono - Musette in D Major BWV Anh. 126

Bouncy and joyous piece; great work thanks.

21. mcasl - Erster Verlust, from the 'Album for the young' by Schumann, Op. 68, 16

Herr Schumann would be happy; his music resonates nicely in your hands; well done; thanks.

22. Jazzwee - Stella by Starlight

Quite jazzwee piece played like a true jazzman; very good and enjoyable; thanks.

23. LaValse - Etude Op 2

Don't remember the before but the after is great; very musical, good phrasing; very enjoyable; thanks for sharing.

24. TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) - When I Fall In Love

Nice touch on this one Dennis; melodious and moody, just the way I like them; thanks You for the dream.

25. ddh - Daniel - La fuente y la campana (The Fountain and the Bell)

I feel like a bum amongst such talent; will do a second set of comments tomorrow.
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Congratulations, everybody, on a wonderful recital! heart

Even though I cheated and listened early, I was only able to get comments written for the first 14 folks. More to come later:

01 – LisztAddict: Another stunning performance from you, LisztAddict, and a beautiful way to start the recital. I especially liked the quiet, lilting part about 2/3 of the way through, and I think my jaw is *still* dropping over those terrific long runs you just rattled off.

02 – AnthonyB:Well, it will come as no surprise to anybody here that yours was one of my favorites of the recital. Nefeli is on my all-time top 10 Einaudi pieces, and you did a great job on it. Hats off to you for figuring out the LaScala variation, too!

03 – Ken:Wish I knew more about Bach to comment intelligently, but I thought you did a very nice job on a piece with a whole lot of notes in it!

04 – z32: This is as pretty as Yiruma’s “River Flows in You” but sounds a heck of a lot harder to play. Your playing, as usual, is beautiful.

05 – BenPiano: Wow... that *is* a long and complex piece! If you can play this that well at only 8 months of piano, I can’t wait to hear you play it again at 2 years. thumb

06 – Dannylux: This is a lovely little gem indeed, brightly played. I always learn a lot listening to your submissions, both in terms of being exposed to new composers and the thoughtful structural analysis you include in your comments.

07 – tenleftthumbs: Whenever I hear music like this, I wish I could be sitting in some dark smoky bar with exchanging smoldering glances with some handsome man. Impressive combination of sight-reading, improvising, and composing! thumb

08 – Peyton: What a sad, beautiful piece, Peyton. I love the melody, and you complement it well with the left hand. Those deep bass runs gave me shivers.

09 – Manndrew: My hat’s off to you for tackling a Jarrett arrangement! wow Even the “relatively accessible” Jarrett pieces are still pretty darned scary. You played this beautifully.

10 – Joangolfing: Wow.... what a lovely, plaintive melody. A long time ago I bought a Vandall sheet music collection; listening to you makes me determined to dig it out and see if this piece is on it. I definitely want to learn it!

11 – John Frank : “Hauntingly beautiful” is right. Your “violin” intro was a perfect way to start the piece.

12 – TrueBeginner: One of these days I will collect all your pieces into a playlist. I enjoy them all greatly, and this one is no exception. It reminded me in a (good) way of the theme to “Love Story.”

13 – Riddler: I love a good jazz piece, and that was sheer listening pleasure.

14 – String & Woods: I’ve loved this piece ever since I watched the Benjamin Zander talk on TED about classical music, which used it as a centerpiece. Well done!



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I've listened to the first 11 songs so far and you all sound so wonderful and are very talented! Unfortunately it's time for bed. I'll listen to some more tomorrow smile


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This next batch is great!

17. Mr Super Hunky - Waterfalls (Mr Super Hunky)
I can relate to thinking maybe someday I'll be able to play what's in my head. But you did a wonderful job on this (these?) melody. There was for sure a waterfall in there. And you play with such assurance. You'd be good on stage.

21. mcasl - Erster Verlust, from the 'Album for the young' by Schumann, Op. 68, 16 (Schumann)
What a delicate and wonderful little pieces. Very nice.

22. Jazzwee - Stella by Starlight (Victor Young)
Whoo, jazzwee! Thumbs up, thumbs up! What a sophisticated sound you're playing. I loved this.

23. LaValse - Etude Op 2 (Scriabin)
I think it's a great idea to submit a piece you've done before. I've thought about doing so with my first recital piece. That said, this was really nicely done. Very thoughtful feel to it.

24. TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) - When I Fall In Love (Edward Heyman / Victor Young (1952))
Boy, did you ever nail the feeling for this piece smile It's one of my favorites anyway, and you've got the wistfulness down pat. Lovely, wonderful, well done.

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I think this'll be my last batch for the evening, but I've loved everything I've heard so far -

30. Monster M&H /Les - Misty ()
I love your stuff - I seem to remember Satin Doll maybe? At any rate, along with ed and Bill and Dennis and Buck (where's Buck?) we have some great stylists around here. I love that laid-back beat - great swing. And what a treat to play it on your rebuilt piano - it sounds great. I'm glad your back.

34. b528nf7 (Bill) - Someone To Watch Over Me (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin)
You're one of my favorite stylists around here, and this was great. The piano part was really well-done, but mostly I just like the whole output you do.

36. mahlzeit - Recital 17 (Me)
I liked it. Nice harmonies/dissonances, and nice twiddly bits. It needs a better title, tho laugh Hm. Maybe - Evening in a European City - that's a possibility.

44. bluekeys - I Will (Lennon/McCartney)
I like this every bit as much as I've liked your Bach inventions. You have a very nice feel for it, and it is really nicely played. I'm not sure how you had to stamina for 80 tries, tho laugh I liked it very much.

69. WJ3 - Irish medley, Wild Irish Rose, When Irish Eyes are Smiling and Londonderry Air
A great St. Pat's set! There's not a dry eye in the bar laugh And not just because the singing is awful laugh Nice choice of songs, and nicely done.

More tomorrow -

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Since I'm on break right now, I'm going to try and comment on all the recital pieces. Thanks for performing, everyone!

01. LisztAddict - Nocturne Op 9 No 1
Beautiful phrasing and rubato. You really captured the essence of this nocturne.
02. AnthonyB - Nefeli
Congratulations on finishing this piece! You play very well for two years at the piano. I like the way you bring out the melody.
03. Ken. - Minuet fait par Monsieur Bohm
A very clean and confident performance - good to here some Bach on here. Try to add some more variation in dynamics and articulation to make it more interesting.
04. z32/Ben - Dream
This sounds like perfect movie music to me - maybe I've even heard this in a film already.
05. BenPiano - Adagio in B minor KV 540
This is wonderful for only 8 months! I was offered this piece and decided not to learn it, and I've been playing for over 10 years. It's challenging to pull off well but you've made a great start. Continue to work on your touch and phrasing. Also, don't be afraid to vary the tempo slightly where appropriate and allow the music to breathe.
06. dannylux / Mel - Intermezzo Op.29 No.4
I’ve never heard of this piece (or this composer) before. It’s very different from Liszt, isn’t it? You did a good job with the articulation in particular.
07. ten left thumbs - Slow Blues in G (to do)
Thanks for sharing your improvisations! Keep it up.
08. Peyton - Thoughts of Anne
I really like the melody and variations that you have going. You’re really creative at the piano. I’m curious about who Anne is now. Also, I thought that it wasn’t possible to play one’s own music badly. wink
09. Manndrew - Danny Boy
You know, my dad whistles this all the time but I had no idea what it was. Thanks for actually giving a name to a familiar tune!
10. joangolfing - Prelude No. 4 in F Major
Your playing is really sensitive and musical. It can be challenging with such a repetitive piece.
11. John Frank - Ashokan Farewell
I remember this from the Civil War documentary! It is a very touching melody indeed - I want to learn this on the violin now. Thanks for reminding me of it. I really liked how you varied the tempo.
12. TrueBeginner - Until Dawn
Another original composition! I think this would make pretty good film music. Keep it up!
13. Riddler (Ed) - On Green Dolphin Street
This is really catchy. I had fun listening to it. smile
14. Strings & Wood/CarlMc - Prelude in E minor OP. 28 No. 4
I played this 10 years ago but still remember it vividly. The rubato you have in your left hand is exactly how I remember playing it. But at my age then, I wonder whether I was emotionally ready to handle a piece like this? I certainly didn’t have the thoughts you put into it: “The ending for me, is one of heartbeat. It slows, a brief pause, a couple of weary beats more and then ends. It is difficult to remove your hand from that last E octave.” Great metaphor!
15. ladypayne - Canon in D
Canon in D – on the piano! I always hear this as string quartet form in my head so it’s a big turnaround for me when it’s on piano. You did a lovely job.

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Here are some more before I go to bed:
16. Schubertian - Variations Hob. III/77
This is really good if you’re sight reading. Do you do chamber or accompanying? I haven’t heard these variations before, although I’ve heard the melody in the hymn. It’s probably not played very much nowadays because of the associations people have about it.
17. Mr Super Hunky - Waterfalls
I can really visualize waterfalls when I hear this piece. Great playing!
18. tdvance (Todd Vance) - Sonatina, Op. 13, No. 1, 1st mvt.
Kabalevsky – not a composer I’d usually expect to see on this list. It makes for a great contrast to all the other stuff I’ve been hearing though. Keep on working at it!
19. timmyab - Impromptu op 142 no 2
You brought out the melody really well the arpeggiated sections. Some of the chords could use a tiny bit more voicing though. I really enjoyed listening to it. I wish I knew what first attracted me to the piano, but it definitely wasn’t something as sophisticated as a Schubert Impromptu. smile

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01. LisztAddict - Nocturne Op 9 No 1

Truly a great selection to celebrate Chopin's 200 birthday, it is certainly one of my favorites. Beautifully played LiszAddict, I always stop and listen whenever I can find something you have posted and you have set a very high bar with this performance.








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02. AnthonyB - Nefeli

Anthony very nice command of expression with this piece. I enjoyed listening and while I could not see, I could visualize your hands flying over the keyboard. I'll have to check out your video.

03. Ken. - Minuet fait par Monsieur Bohm

Good job with this Minuet.

04. z32/Ben - Dream

Not familiar with this one, but you made it was very pleasant to listen with excellent phrasing.

05. BenPiano - Adagio in B minor KV 540

Ben thanks for submitting this piece. It is not one I am familar with, but indeed complex. It's great when we can find one that holds our attention and desire to solve the riddle. You are doing very well with this one.








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My first set of listens:

01. LisztAddict - Nocturne Op 9 No 1
Wonderfully played! Also a very nice-sounding piano and recording. Thank you.

19. timmyab - Impromptu op 142 no 2
That was a masterful rendition of one of my all-time favorites. I believe it'll stay on my "To-Do in the future" list for a while, but it's encouraging that an adult beginner can deliver such a breathtaking rendition! The only thing to comment on would be the transition from the trio back to the A part, which could be a bit more uptempo and forward-moving considering your overall speed.

24. TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) - When I Fall In Love Lovely and haunting. Makes we want to venture beyond classical music in my journey. But well, so much to do, so little time...

26. Serge88 - What A Wonderful World
What a melody! And such a refined performance, too. Thank you.

27. AnotherSchmoe - Eyes On Me
Lovely, those Japanese games and shows are yet another source of wonderful music I have yet to touch on...

28. Teodor Tenchev - The Little Shepherd's Song
Nice work! You entered your first recital half a year before I did, good job wink
Stay with it and it'll seem like no time at all until you'll be playing what you always wanted to play.

29. HomeInMyShoes (Aaron) - op. 15, nos. 1, 4 & 8

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Nice work! I really liked your fermata. Although, I find your 16th in the melody a tad too short, giving the piece a more hectic feel than necessary. Also a bit too much rubato for my taste.

No.4)
Sweet, especially the last note for some reason really did it for me!

No.8)
Very impressive. I like how the melody stands out despite the clearly audible background, giving this a very balanced feel.

47. Inlanding/Glen - Prelude in C Major BWV 846
Nice one, I enjoyed listening! Definitely cleaner than anything I can do without pedal! You do seem to have a very slight case of speeding up and slowing down with the dynamics. Something I'm very guilty of as well with this piece, and I think it really benefits from a rock-steady rhythm.
The last chord could also be a bit prouder, this is not a piece that fades into the background. At least to my ears!

50. Euan Morrison - Opening (from Glassworks)
I am not sure whether to thank you for a fantastic performance, or be angry at you for giving me yet another composer and piece to aspire to on my already way too long list...

51. IPIBAHN Sandy - Consolation Op. 19 No. 4
nicely played! This piece really flowed for me. I'm currently learning 19/6, and if 19/4 is anything close in difficulty, that's no small feat!

53. jotur - Bethena
I can't say much about non-classical piano, but this very much put me in the mood of great times to be had in basement jazz clubs after the 2nd Martini Dry, which is a great thing by all accounts!

56. grotrianer - Ständchen
Very nice rendition! A clear separation between the singing voice and the accompaniment, while keeping the sweet harmonies ever present. Hats off!

68. Sam Smith - Bach Invention #1
A piece I'm currently learning as well. Great job, that's some serious ornamentation and a nice tempo already. Some ornaments seem to need some polishing, as they stand out rhythm and dynamics-wise from the non-ornamental notes, but other than that, very enjoyable!

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01. LisztAddict - Nocturne Op 9 No 1
Wonderful job as usual, LA! Amazing in the middle section- I still have a hard time getting to pp and ppp where required, and you accomplished it very nicely. And those fast runs- wow!
02. AnthonyB - Nefeli
This is gorgeous- have you really only been playing for 2 years?? I am not so familiar with the music of Einaudi, but this is really a great introduction. It sounds as though neither hand gets a rest throughout the entire piece!
03. Ken. - Minuet fait par Monsieur Bohm
Very nice! Definitely has the sound and feel of Bach.

More later...

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01. LisztAddict - Nocturne Op 9 No 1
Expressively played. A wonderful start to the recital.

03. Ken. - Minuet fait par Monsieur Bohm
I love the tone of your piano. It sounded like the left hand was having a conversation with the right hand. Very nicely done.

04. z32/Ben - Dream
You get such an exotic sound from your piano. This piece fits your confident, bold style well.

07. ten left thumbs - Slow Blues in G
This sounds like a fun arrangement to play. Nice going – it was enjoyable.

08. Peyton - Thoughts of Anne
A lovely melody beautifully performed. I liked the cool zoom effect on your video.

09. Manndrew - Danny Boy
Very cool interpretation and performance of this classic.

11. John Frank - Ashokan Farewell
John Frank – your violin intro was brilliant! Wonderful phrasing and just the right amount of power. Well Done!


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12. TrueBeginner - Until Dawn
A melodic and very easy to listen to composition. Your skill as a pianist has kept pace with your writing skills. I like the octaves in the melody line.

13. Riddler (Ed) - On Green Dolphin Street
This is a real treat to listen to with headphones. The separation and sound quality are excellent. As usual your performance is first rate – you really shine on these upbeat numbers.


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Starting from the back. A little over halfway through. Well done everyone. All of it has been enjoyable and great diversity.

69 - wj3
That was quite fun.

68 - Sam Smith
Very nice. I know the work it takes to iron out an invention. There's a reason I haven't attempted one of these for the recitals.

67 - EJR (Elwyn)
Maybe not quite the consistent tempo I strive for, but a very interesting and entertaining interpretation. Thank-you for sharing this.

66 - Augustina
Another piece that's been on my plate for quite some time. Welcome to the recitals, I hope to hear more in the future.

65 - Copper
Nce.

64 - BB Player
I might have to look at the few Tiersen songs that keep showing up. I always enjoy them. Thanks for sharing this.

63 - ShiroKuro
Yummy lunch. Oh, and nice playing.

62 - Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White
The sight reading sounded pretty good to me.

61 - Mar_red
Faker. smile Very enjoyable. Kasztany sounds so familiar to me, but I can't place where I've heard it before and I love Suicide is Painless. Will have to put this on the pile of things to do.

60 - Always Wanted to Play Piano
The third movement is probably the trickiest. At least for me it is. I only heard a couple of minor pauses in movement 2 and movement 3 was nicely tackled.

59 - Bunneh
18 months and tackling Chopin waltzes. Very impressive and there's nothing wrong with slower, especially when it's played very musically. I could never record something without lunch.

58 - TTigg / Steve C
Completely unfamiliar with this piece as I hadn't got sucked into the Lost series yet. Nicely played.

57 - Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik
Agreed on the difficulties, but it was quite nice Mateusz.

56 - grotrainer
Very nice. I found the melody easy to pick out. You've made a lot of great progress on this piece.

55 - epf
Still sounds good despite slips, hesitations and flat out mistakes. Music isn't always perfect, but it's always enjoyable.

54 - MaryBee
Haha, facile. There's lots of stuff to struggle with in this one (I've worked on this one in the past a bit). Quite nice MaryBee.

It's a fun piece and since Mozart is supposed to make babies smarter, I'm sure I'll be pulling it out again at some point.

53 - jotur
Breakfast is appropriate any time of the day. As long as there's bacon. smile

I'm unfamiliar with a lot of Joplin repetoire. Thanks for sharing this one.

52 - Monica K.
A little different from most of the Einaudi I've heard in the past. Nicely played as usual Monica. Your recordings are always a nice listen.

51 - IPIBAHN Sandy
Just need to bring up the tempo in the introduction and ending passages. The pace of the rest works well for the piece in my opinion. A little more dynamic range would be good, but there's a lot of wonderful work in there Sandy and I love this piece as well. Great work. You should check out the Mendelssohn appreciation thread. smile

50 - Euan Morrison
Nice. I think I might need to look for some Glass at some point.

49 - Tenolios
I'm always absolutely stunned by what people do in such a short period of time. Wonderful.

48 - Musictuary
That's quite the lunch and quite a nice rendition of Op. 55, no. 1.

47 - Inlanding/Glen
Very nicely done. Good dynamic range. In my opinion, this piece really shows its beauty at a quicker tempo, but it's beautiful at many tempos and has a great range across tempos.

46 - pianahman (Richard Griffin)
I was really excited to see this in the list of entries. It's on my short list of pieces to work on. Nicely played, there's a lot of tricky finger work in there (as with most Schumann).

45 - Quagles
Beautiful. Seven months? Some wonderful playing.

44 - bluekeys
Didn't suck that much. smile That's some serious dedication in the recording department and I think it's better than you think.

43 - Coldsalmon
Doesn't seem like a lot of experience for tackling this one. Nicely done. Would like to hear a more even crescendo in the middle section, but lots of nice stuff going on dynamically.

42 - eggsdeee
That was a nice listen. Thanks for sharing a composer that I'm pretty unfamiliar with.

41 - DragonPianoPlayer
Tempo could be a little steadier, but quite nicely handled and the ending was very nicely done.

40 - Eighty8
Thanks for the extra information on this piece. Nicely done.

39 - Mark...
The broken chord near the end gives me fits trying to fit it under my hands. I've never been able to play this short and sweet piece in a manner I like. Thanks for your effort.

38 - Norah
Sounded wonderful.

37 - Alleykatt - Cathy
I knew nothing about this composer. Thanks for the introduction. Some really pretty playing in this.

36 - mahlzeit
I was having a hard time matching the piece to the title. wink Your compositions always amaze me.

35 - PaulMac
One year and he's already pushing out the Menuet in G. Very nice. I thought the pause on the first repeat was a bit long, but overall it was very nice.

34- b528nf7 (Bill)
Your videos are always worth watching, better than just the recordings. Your playing is getting better and better Bill.

33 - Ode2Joy1
Oooh, Mazurkas. For me, the rhythm could be a little stronger accented and have a little less pedal, but it's a personal thing and my Mazurka playing is way too muddy. It was very enjoyable to listen to. You handled the ornaments well.

32 - NancyM333
Good grief. I'd be lucky to call this only 20% above my level, more like 80% for me. My hat is off to you for attempting this and kudos to a pretty good effort.

31 - CMohr
Bach gives me nightmares. Well done CMohr.

30 - Monster M&H / Les
The piano is sounding very nice. Can't wait to hear more from it as you continue work on it. Nicely played as well.

29 - HomeInMyShoes
What were you thinking recording no. 8? cursing mad

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15. ladypayne - Canon in D
The video lead and FBI warning on the video were hilarious. Nice job on the Canon as well.

19. timmyab - Impromptu op 142 no 2
Wow! I love the power of your performance. You played this with skill and confidence. Nice!!

20. mattodono - Musette in D Major BWV Anh. 126
This is an excellent effort. You have really made up for lost time.

21. mcasl - Erster Verlust, from the 'Album for the young' by Schumann, Op. 68, 16
Very creative video treatment. You have a delicate touch which is just right for this piece.

22. Jazzwee - Stella by Starlight
Quite Jazzee!! I like your improv very much.


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Re: Recital #17 --- General Discussion Room
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23. LaValse - Etude Op 2
Outstanding effort! I really enjoyed your video and the emotional interpretation of this piece.

24. TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) - When I Fall In Love
I am a big fan of classic songs with strong melodies and this one fits the bill. Your performance creates a nostalgic mood. Excellent.


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