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Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
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Performer's name:LaValse
From:Wales, UK
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Experience:~8?
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Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8H0VDCNbQA
Home page link:http://welshandgrumpy.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Theme from Schindler's List
Composer:John Williams
Duration:02:10
Source of music:Sheet music but not sure where fomr or who arranged it for piano.
Instrument used:Yamaha U1
Recording method:Edirol R09
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:It's quite hard to bring it top line through in the RH because it's playing chords a lot of the time as well.


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Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496166 08/14/10 10:31 PM
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Performer's name:Schubertian
From:Dallas, TX
Experience:7 as child; 3 as adult
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Title of piece:Fantasie in c minor, K475
Composer:Mozart
Duration:11:04
Source of music:Wiener Urtext
Instrument used:Estonia grand
Recording method:Zoom H2 / GarageBand /
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I only did one take on this thing because it is nowhere ready for prime time - actually most of it is - but there are always those 4 or 5, or 6 or 7 bars that are just gonna take a whole lot more time

The software I used to convert it to MP3 (GarageBand) would have allowed me to add some bongos in the background - boy was I tempted - but then I figured - Mozart and bongos?- you've all probably heard that a million times already.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
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Performer's name:mahlzeit
From:Breda, The Netherlands
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Experience:4 years, 5 years? Can't remember now...
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.originalsolopiano.com
Title of piece:Recital 19
Composer:Me
Duration:02:33
Instrument used:Yamaha CP33 digital stage piano + Ivory softsynth
Recording method:CP33 -> MIDI -> Ivory -> WinLame
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I didn't really intend on participating in the recital this time, but a few days ago this came out when I was noodling on the piano, so I decided to record and submit it.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496168 08/14/10 10:33 PM
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Performer's name:John Frank
From:Central PA
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Experience:Approx. 5 yrs.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Minuet and Trio, K.1
Composer:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duration:02:46
Source of music:Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Vol.1 (from Alfred Publishing)
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinova CVP-301
Recording method:Digital to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Mozart - the "original" child prodigy - composed this delightful little piece when he was about 5 years old (winter of 1761) - and here I am some 60 years older trying my best to play a less than mediocre version of it!

In the original Kochel Catalog (1850's I believe) of his works this was listed as no. 1, but subsequent musicological research has discovered 4 works that predate this one. However, to keep the numbering sequence in order for all of his works these 5 are now designated as 1a-1e, with the Minuet and Trio being no. 1e (actual 5th composition). In addition, the title is simply Minuet in G in the catalog(s) and when and why the term "Trio" was added is info not readily ascertainable, but my sheet music source (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Vol.1 from Alfred names it "Minuet and Trio".

A "Trio" (in this context) is a middle and contrasting section for a piece in ternary form (A-B-A) where the opening section is repeated after the Trio (B) section. "Trio" is a term that was used somewhat frequently to designate such movements for various Classical works (Sonatas, Srring Quartets, etc.).

In particular for this specific piece the first section - the Minuet or A section - is actally in two slightly contrasting parts each 8 measures in length and each of which is repeated. Then the second section - the Trio or B section - consists in itself of two slightly contrasting 8 measure parts, each of which is repeated, all at a slightly slower tempo. Then the Minuet is repeated, but each 8 measure part is played only once. I have taken the liberty of adding a repeat of the last 4 measures of the 2nd part (of which I would like to believe that Wolfy would approve). So, the overall order of play is: A1, A1, A2, A2, B1, B1, B2, B2, A1, A2, 1/2A2.

All in all not a bad early effort at the art of musical composition for the budding little genius, who would go on to create some of the greatest music the world has ever known in his 35 or 36 short years (it simply boggles the mind to try to imagine what he would have accomplished if he had lived to the ripe old age that is the norm these days!)

Enjoy!

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Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496170 08/14/10 10:33 PM
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Performer's name:Mar_red
From:Poland
Experience:3 years and 3 months of piano playing (plus a few years of accordion and guitar playing more than 20 years ago)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:I Will Wait For You
Composer:Michel Legrand
Duration:03:43
Source of music:lead music
Instrument used:DP Roland FP-7
Recording method:DP to audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:"I Will Wait For You" is a song from the French musical film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964). It was composed by Michel Legrand and lyrics written by Jacques Demy. (Wikipedia).

Another beautiful old tune.
It is not a perfect rendition and should be “polished” but the sound card (or a line in socket) has broken down in my computer so there is no chance for recording its better version before the submission deadline. And taking part in our recitals is so addictive ...
I hope you will forgive all the failings smile.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
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Performer's name:LisztAddict
From:SE of USA
Experience:lost count
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjuwAX9UcNw
Title of piece:Impromptu Op 90 No 3
Composer:Franz Schubert
Duration:05:40
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Pramberger JP-208
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:tofu and squid for lunch


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
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Performer's name:AnthonyB
From:Center City, MN
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Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqqJYo_Ib38
Title of piece:Nuvole Bianche
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:05:47
Source of music:Una Mattina sheet music book
Instrument used:Roland FP7 as midi input for Pianoteq 3.6.3
Recording method:Midi file exported as .wav with Pianoteq 3.6.3 software.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:One of my dad's favorite Einaudi pieces so I was glad to finally take the time to learn it.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496173 08/14/10 10:35 PM
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Performer's name:MIghtyS
From:Japan (currently in California)
Experience:10 years as kid, 30 years of blank, 1 year as adult.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Fantasie Impromptu C-sharp minor Op.66
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:05:11
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Kawai SK-3
Recording method:Roland R-09HR (no editing)
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I played this piece last year at my kid's recital only 3 months after resuming practice. My fingers were not keeping up with the piece back then. I haven't practiced this particular piece since then, but I've spent a lot of time on the piano and my fingers move much better now. After one hour of practice today I decide to give it a try. I recorded the piece twice, because the first one had a lot of mistakes.
The second one also contained some errors, but I decided to post it anyway.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496175 08/14/10 10:37 PM
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Performer's name:wouter79
Experience:3 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Ases Tot
Duration:03:46
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Grotrian 189
Recording method:Canon video camera
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I tried to play this piece almost when I was young even though I could hardly play anything. After 3 months of serious work on it this is one of my firsts pieces that I can more or less play as it is intended (well that's what I think, maybe you think differently :-) )


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496176 08/14/10 10:38 PM
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Performer's name:Serge88
From:Montreal
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Experience:5 years a long time ago and then 4 years again.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWcul_dWQaA
Title of piece:Le Monde Est Stone
Composer:Berger/Plamondon
Duration:04:31
Source of music:Sheet music but with a little bit of myself in it because the arrangement was too simple.
Instrument used:Roland FP-7
Recording method:FP-7 -> MacPro->Garageband->Bosendorfer piano sample
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a french song from the rock opera Starmania, It means 'The World is stone' . I included a link to Cindy Lauper's cover of the song. It's not the best cover of the song, I like her voice but they used an annoying cheap $99 synth for accompaniement.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
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Performer's name:GracieCat
Experience:I've been playing for 8 months.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Amazing Grace
Composer:John Newton, J Carrell & D Clayton
Duration:01:23
Source of music:Last piece in Alfred's Adult All-In-One book #1.
Instrument used:cheap 1956 Cable Nelson spinet
Recording method:Tascam DR-07
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Probably should have been played more legato, but it's the best I can do at the point.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496179 08/14/10 10:39 PM
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Performer's name:Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White
From:90 miles West of New Orleans
Experience:Lifetime by ear, five years self-teaching
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Marchita el Alma
Composer:Manuel Ponce
Duration:02:31
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha P-80
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496180 08/14/10 10:39 PM
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Performer's name:hawgdriver
From:denver
Experience:.8
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Title of piece:Promenade
Composer:Mussorgsky
Duration:01:43
Instrument used:upright, old school wurlitzer
Recording method:H2
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:need to improve pedal use! McD baked apple pie.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496181 08/14/10 10:39 PM
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Performer's name:cscl
From:Chicago
Experience:Just short of 4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bagatelle in D, Op. 33, No. 6
Composer:Beethoven, Ludwig van
Duration:03:36
Source of music:Schirmer Performance Editions, Beethoven Für Elise and Other Bagatelles
Instrument used:Estonia L190
Recording method:Zoom H2 on the music desk. I had levels on 100, but oops, had the mic gain on H instead of usual M and I saw a few clipped places.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I missed the last two ABF recitals because I never had time to sit down and record anything, even at the last minute. I had time this time around to practice recording for a few days. I still am working on the parts with the octaves and some of the other sections, like the coda, but this is about as good as I'm playing the piece these days.


Re: Recital #19 --- August 15, 2010
AB Forum Recital #1496182 08/14/10 10:40 PM
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Performer's name:grotrianer
From:Germany
Experience:Nearly 2 years as an adult restarter.
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Title of piece:Les collines d'Anacapri
Composer:Claude Debussy
Duration:03:10
Source of music:www.imslp.org
Instrument used:Sauter Delta
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:"The hills of Anacapri" is the fifth of Debussy's Préludes (Book 1, published in 1910). Anacapri is a community on the Italian island Capri, which Debussy frequently visited. The piece is made up of a bunch of mediterranean melodies, tied together by a pentatonic motive.

For me, this is by far the technically most difficult piece I ever recorded. I've been toying with it for more than a year, and been studying it more intensely for the past couple of months. Of course, there are still some trouble spots, which I hopefully can eliminate when revisiting the piece in a few years.


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Performer's name:Moscheles001
Experience:Restarted as adult a few years ago.
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Title of piece:Invention No. 2 in C minor
Composer:J.S. Bach
Duration:02:46
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Clavinova CLP-115
Recording method:Garage Band
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This sounds much better when I'm not trying to record it. Honest.


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Performer's name:CASINITALY
From:From Canada, living in Italy since 1994
Experience:Seven months and 2 weeks
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Burgmuller Op100 N1, Candore
Composer:Burgmuller
Duration:02:04
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Digital Piano , Yamaha NP30
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Warning: watch the volume, this is LOUD, not sure why.
I had a pizza for lunch, in Milan, a stone's throw from
La Scala. Really I started working on this piece on 28 July, recorded it today. Tried recording it for (literally) about 4 hours over the past few days and wasn't happy with it. Today I took my courage in hand and said....This is a recital - you get ONE SHOT. DO IT. So I did, and this is what you hear. Sometimes I play better than this , sometimes not. In any event I'm making progress and this is a benchmark for future efforts!


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AB Forum Recital #1496186 08/14/10 10:41 PM
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Performer's name:MegumiNoda
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Experience:about 10 years as a kid; restarted lessons as an adult not quite 2 years ago.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mraWm_Cc7MU
Title of piece:Piano Sonata in a minor (K310) 1st movement
Composer:Mozart
Duration:04:06
Source of music:Sheet music displayed on iPad (I use forScore -- best $4.99 I spent on an app).
Instrument used:Yamaha CLP-820
Recording method:Samson CU01 + Audacity; Kodak Zi8 (video); merged using iMovie
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:For work reasons, I'm away from home for the year. It's only been two weeks, but I already miss my acoustic piano terribly.

This piece has an anime connection. It had a prominent role in "Piano no Mori" (The Piano in the Forest). I can't say that I recommend the movie though.


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AB Forum Recital #1496187 08/14/10 10:44 PM
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Performer's name:BenPiano
From:Sector 5 of the Gamma Quadrant
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Experience:1 year
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etlqdjSPXxU
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/afpaSTU1096
Title of piece:Victor's Piano Solo from Corpse Bride
Composer:Danny Elfman
Duration:01:51
Source of music:Sheet
Instrument used:Kawai K5 Upright
Recording method:Flip Ultra HD
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:A brilliant piece from Danny Elfman. (Oingo Boingo, The Simpsons' Theme, almost every Tim Burton film score) Victor's Piano Solo is from Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" stop-motion film.

The piano solo occurs early in the film, when Victor finds himself alone in a sprawling, nearly empty, and somewhat spooky mansion. Spotting a piano, he noodles around a bit, then begins his solo. Victoria, of whom Victor is arranged to be married, is getting ready in a distant room in the mansion, and is intrigued by the playing. Victoria follows the music, scares the crap out of Victor, and the two meet for the first time. (here is the scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOCZ5K1vxCQ )

The piece, in a way, foreshadows the plot of the entire film.

It begins hollow and spooky, like the mansion where Victor is playing. The piece continues smoothly and graciously, similar to Victor and Victoria, who despite being forced into an arranged marriage, genuinely like each other after finally meeting. The piece celebrates the two falling in love at 0:42.

Next (0:49 - 1:07), the piece turns sour and sad as Victor is tricked by Emily (the corpse bride) and taken to the underworld.

(1:07 - 1:12) Hearing the news of Victoria's new marriage to Barkis, Victor succumbs to his condition and agrees to poison himself to join Emily in the underworld.

Just as Victor is about to poison himself (1:12 - 1:19), Emily sees Victoria watching and realizes she is cheating Victor and Victoria out of a happy life together, and stops Victor before he can poison himself.

(1:19 - 1:32) Choas again erupts as Barkis intrudes and attacks Victor. As the piece reaches it's climax, Barkis has Victor cornered and just as Barkis is about to thrust his sword into Victor, Emily rushes between them to take the blow, saving Victor's life.

(1:32 - end) Peace again resumes as Emily turns into butterflies and Victor and Victoria have each other once again.


There are a couple of really tricky spots in this piece (which I still have not mastered as one can clearly hear), but all-in-all it's a fairly attainable piece for those with a little experience, and very fun to play.

Enjoy!


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Performer's name:jotur/Cathy Turner
From:Sana Fe, NM
Experience:2 years of lessons in my early teens, 30+ years off, playing for dancing since 1995
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Title of piece:Sail Along, Silv'ry Moon
Composer:Harry Tobias, lyrics; Percy Wenrich, music
Duration:02:58
Source of music:Forty Four Easy All-Time Hit Parades, Chas. H. Hansen Music Corp. Tune originally copyrighted 1937
Instrument used:Casio Privia 100X, or 110X or something - I forget laugh
Recording method:keyboard to PC thru audacity
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Well, work and other commitments caught up even with a layabout such as me this time, so I looked through some old songbooks for something new for my nursing/retirement home gigs, and here this was. Fairly straightforward, a swingy little tune, and something I could do in a week. Or almost do, as the case may be laugh

Were we supposed to list our lunch contents this time? Something from Trader Joe's - the only way to cook smile


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