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Re: Recital #24 -- November 15, 2011
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Performer's name:Clemente
From:USA
Experience:A bunch of years. Stopped for another bunch. Just came back to it this past April.
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Home page link:http://www.clementelopez.com
Title of piece:Cartas de Amor: Valses íntimos: #1(Love Letters: Intimate Waltzes: #1)
Composer:Enrique Granados
Duration:01:26
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Boston piano
Recording method:ZOOM HD Q3
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Before I forget... If you visit my site to watch the video, simply enter "pianoworld" as the user name and "abfrecital" as your password. Both of these words without the quotation marks.
Cartas de Amor: Valses íntimos is a set of 4 waltzes that Enrique Granados wrote and dedicated to his wife Amparo: A mi queridísima Amparo (To my Beloved Amparo). The waltzes are little jewels, which are very short and not difficult at all. Some pianists repeat each waltz to make it longer. I did not do that. smile Here I played Vals No. 1 (Waltz No. 1) subtitled: Cadencioso, which means "rhythmic, melodious... I am sure that you can see the word "cadence" in that subtitle. Well, I hope that you like it. smile

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Re: Recital #24 -- November 15, 2011
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Performer's name:SwissMs
From:Switzerland
Experience:3 give or take
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Title of piece:Spanish Medley
Duration:02:41
Source of music:Alfred's Premier Series
Instrument used:Yamaha Avant Grand N2
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I am a re-beginner. I started playing again at the beginning of the year after a 1 1/2 year hiatus. For our first year and 1/2 in Switzerland I had no piano. As winter comes to Switzerland, this piece reminds me of the warmth of Southern Spain!

Re: Recital #24 -- November 15, 2011
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Performer's name:Serge88
From:Montreal
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Experience:august 2006(5 years) + another 5 years many years ago.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx25XsyO4LE
Title of piece:You're Beautiful
Composer:James Blunt, Skarbek and Ghost
Duration:03:24
Source of music:My own version from sheet music and a few youtube video
Instrument used:Roland FP7
Recording method:Roland FP7 audio out to iMac audio in and mix with GarageBand
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I wanted to learn this song in 2006 but it was over my head. It's already five years, november 15th, 2006 was my first recital.

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Performer's name:Wayne32yrs
From:Sheffield UK
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Experience:2years 6 months
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX5NiSOamv4
Home page link:http://youtube.com/wayne26yrs
Title of piece:Lady Gaga - Telephone
Composer:Lady Gaga
Duration:02:44
Source of music:Improvised score
Instrument used:Casio CTK 591
Recording method:GuitarTab MP3 Recorder
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

Re: Recital #24 -- November 15, 2011
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Performer's name:dannylux / Mel
From:Connecticut
Experience:5.5 years since starting again. Lots as a kid.
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Title of piece:"Greetings To Liszt" Etude
Composer:Otto Nicolai
Duration:03:22
Source of music:Sheet music sent to me by a friend.
Instrument used:Yamaha P140
Recording method:Piano line-out to computer sound card line-in. Audacity. No edits.
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Otto Nicolai (1810-1849) is remembered for writing the opera "The Merry Wives of Windsor", for having founded the Vienna Philharmonic, and for having the same dates as Chopin.

His piano music is completely forgotten, so it gives me great joy to be able to play for you his beautiful Etude in D flat, which he dedicated to Franz Liszt and called "Greetings To Liszt".

I hope you like this extremely rare Piece.

Re: Recital #24 -- November 15, 2011
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Performer's name:Monica K.
From:Lexington, Kentucky
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Experience:Since July of 2004
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/oU6B7BVsO_4
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/pianomonica
Title of piece:Behind the Waterfall/Desert Rain Medley
Composer:David Lanz
Duration:04:25
Source of music:The David Lanz Collection
Instrument used:Mason & Hamlin A
Recording method:Zoom H4, normalized in audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a medley of two David Lanz pieces. In the first, "Behind the Waterfall," one imagines a stream trickling over the rocks, becoming stronger and stronger, until it cascades in frothy rapids over a waterfall. Finally, the creek diminishes, and we are transported to the desert, where raindrops patter, a few at a time, building in intensity until a summer rainstorm commences. The storm is brief, though, and the rain disappears again into a few spattered drops. After a brief pause, we return to a coda with the waterfall.

This was one of the first pieces I attempted on piano, one that I learned on my little upright. But I had never recorded it, so I revisited it not long ago. It's actually a good exercise for hand independence, because the bass ostinato pattern (5-3-1-5-3-1-5-3, then repeat) is pretty tough to integrate with the right hand until you have it so thoroughly over-learned you can play it on autopilot.

Lunch was exciting: A brand new flavor of Lean Cuisine diet TV dinners, chicken pesto with ravioli.

Re: Recital #24 -- November 15, 2011
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Performer's name:CebuKid
Experience:Lessons, age 9 to 12
Adult, 2008 - present
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM3t0f1MHcw
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/cebukid70
Title of piece:The Chrysanthemum - an Intermezzo
Composer:Scott Joplin
Duration:04:42
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha T118 Upright
Recording method:Zoom H1 to Audacity (Audio); JVC Everio (video)
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:I'm glad I can play a relatively little known Joplin piece for you all. This is actually an Intermezzo and "hardly" a rag - there isn't much syncopation in this one, but still has Joplin's signature march tempo. I planned to play this slow but ended up with a moderate tempo. Usually, my tempo selections seem to work themselves out, so this is what I ended up with. It's a classical sounding piece and flows nicely. Unfortunately, I flubbed it a little in certain spots and for some reason had a lot of red-dot anxiety with this one (smashing my piano a few times..lol), and very limited recording opportunities. However, overall, I was pleased with the musicality of it. :-)

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Performer's name:Norah
From:Canada
Experience:6 years
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Title of piece:The Cutty Sark
Duration:00:32
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Mason and Risch
Recording method:Audacity and Q3 zoom
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is the first time I have played a jig on the piano. It is an easy piece but I had a huge amount of trouble trying to get it to sound light. Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated.

Re: Recital #24 -- November 15, 2011
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Performer's name:Andy Platt
From:Arlington, VA
Experience:A lifetime, 18 months of lessons.
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Title of piece:Clementi Sonatina No 4 in F
Composer:Muzio Clementi
Duration:06:29
Source of music:Alfred Sonatina Book
Instrument used:Kawai K3
Recording method:Zoom H1 as wave; Audacity to piece together the movements into one mp3.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a delightful sonatina. There are some blemishes in my performance (of course) but I've tried to pick the takes that bring across the music well. The second movement I have previously submitted (don't shoot me!) but I re-recorded it as some things have changed and it works best with the two outer movements.

The third movement is tricky. Too slow and it's turgid; too quick and I miss too much. The recording I made is a compromise. There are some dubious moments but it hangs together nicely.

The first movement I had to piece together from two takes - sorry, but the phone rang right in the middle and I started back from a good break. Those turned out to be the best takes I had.

I'm not sure what I've had for lunch because that's the next thing for today wink

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Performer's name:raptor
From:Perth, Western Australia
Experience:2.5 years via Simply Music piano method.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuuzrXZNaCc
Home page link:http://moepiano.com
Title of piece:Burgmüller Ballade
Composer:Burgmüller
Duration:02:46
Source of music:Memorised music score
Instrument used:Yamaha T121
Recording method:Zoom Q3HD
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:It's my first recital submission!
It has some mistakes in it, but I figure I'll treat it like a real recital and leave it as is instead of trying to make it perfect.

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Performer's name:TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner)
From:dry dry west Texas
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Experience:Long enough to know better
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Elegie
Composer:Jules Massenet
Duration:02:34
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Kawai GE-30
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The piece was composed in 1872 originally for voice and piano as one of the works in Massenet's collection Mélodies. Elegie is a beautiful, delicate funeral song that is fairly simple to play, but difficult to play with enough emotion. I have not done it justice here.

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Performer's name:Inlanding
From:Denver
Experience:Off and on for years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtube.com/Inlandings
Title of piece:Chopin Prelude b-min, and an Original
Composer:Chopin, et. al
Duration:04:37
Source of music:Sheet music and play by ear
Instrument used:1917 O
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:When I was a child, I recall my Dad expertly playing Chopin nearly every time he sat at the piano. This prelude is one of the pieces he used to play and I get to play it on his piano.

One of the other things I enjoy about playing and learning the piano is experimenting with improvisations. Since I hadn't been playing much at all since March, I recorded several things I played last night, and this one was one of them. It feels very good to sit at the bench and play again, if even for brief times.

I named it Ulnar as it is a bit of a meditation on the fact I was pain-free for the first time in 16 weeks and could maintain freedom of movement.

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Performer's name:Teodor
From:Bulgaria
Experience:A bit less than 2 full year.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bach D minor Little Prelude BWV 926
Composer:Bach
Duration:01:32
Source of music:Sheet music
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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Performer's name:Laura Joffe
From:Scotland
Experience:Don't know how many year - maybe 12?
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/user/LauraJoffe?feature=mhee
Home page link:http://www.justfingers.co.uk/
Title of piece:Fugue #17 in Ab BWV 862
Composer:JS Bach
Duration:02:37
Source of music:sheet
Instrument used:Acoustic upright, Knight
Recording method:Zoom H2
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:In a 4-part fugue melody exists in 4 'voices' which interweave through shifts in tonality. At it's trickiest, I am playing 4 melodies at once, two in each hand. I chose this fugue because I was having terrible trouble remembering the flats for Ab maj.

After focussing on jazz, the main thing I notice coming back to classical is I can manage quite bizarre fingering solutions - and awkward as it looks, it sounds OK.

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Performer's name:BillM (formerly b528nf7)
From:Gaithersburg, Maryland
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMlAinPrYs4
Title of piece:I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Composer:John/Taupin
Duration:04:24
Source of music:Combination of fakebook, improvised score and play by ear.
Instrument used:Roland KR17M Digital Grand
Recording method:Flip Ultra HD converted to audio using WinFF and normalized using Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I was trying to play this as a somewhat slower blues groove but it got a little away from me. I might have to start using a metronome. I didn't redo it because even though it ended up a little faster than planned I liked the energy in the recording.

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Performer's name:cgyan (Iain)
From:UK
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:About 2 years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhEEYWuSsaw
Home page link:http://www.youtube.com/user/cgyan1
Title of piece:The Snow Prelude No.15
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Duration:05:02
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP141
Recording method:Digital piano to Mac.
Recorded and reverb added in Garageband.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece and Snow Prelude No.2 are from the Nightbook album (not sure where the other thirteen preludes have escaped to....!). I’ve always found it harder to play quieter and slower pieces like this because each and every note is heard more clearly than in a regular tempo piece and any inaccuracies in tempo or dynamics are accentuated. It’s good to tackle this kind of stuff, though, and I like the challenge!
Probably the hardest thing for me was the opening ascending 6-note phrase that the right hand plays and that is repeated variously throughout the piece. Getting all five digits (especially the weaker ring and pinky fingers) to behave and sound fluid was quite challenging and can still be improved maybe. I also had to keep the tempo down and not be afraid of the rests and pauses throughout it.

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Performer's name:hawgdriver (Leon)
From:Littleton, CO USA
Experience:2yrs now, yay! Hopefully many more to come...
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://youtu.be/QHWp1A3etjw
Title of piece:Ländler (4) D366
Composer:Schubert
Duration:06:32
Instrument used:zee Roland RD-700NX !!
Recording method:zoom H2, audacity to normalize
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:For a simple set of landler, I though these pieces contained surprising emotional content. I hope I was able to convey a portion of that, and that you enjoy this performance in spite of the rough playing! -Leon

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Performer's name:JeanieA
From:Reno, Nevada
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Experience:About 6 years with one teacher, 2 year hiatus, 2.5 months with new teacher.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Hallelujah
Composer:Leonard Cohen
Duration:02:08
Source of music:Sheet music, played from (iffy) memory.
Instrument used:Chickering Quarter Grand, circa 1925
Recording method:USB mic into audacity, running on my Mac.
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Love the piece. Decided to learn it when I heard it in the "Shrek" movie. k.d. lang then sang it at the opening of the most recent winter Olympics and it became popular all over again.

Best "take" out of about 972 tries. I had a VERY good take going about try #2, then Dear Hubby decides to start sawing up aluminum scrap and tossing it into the pickup bed just outside the living room. Sounded like I was trying to play some weird version of "The Anvil Chorus." Thanks, there, DH!

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Performer's name:FarmGirl
From:Originally from Japan Now USA
Experience:7 years as a kid / 3 plus years as an adult
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1bxmp2wTdE
Title of piece:Pathetique 2nd Movement
Composer:Beethoven
Duration:05:50
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Baldwin R
Recording method:Zoom Q3HD
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:I made numerous mistakes, especially the one in the end. Hope no one notices (LOL). I probably was half asleep since I started at midnight. I don't have any more energy today to fix it. Lunch? I ate leftover in the fridge.

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Performer's name:Copper
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Title of piece:When You Wish Upon a Star
Composer:Leigh Harline
Duration:02:41
Source of music:Disney Fake Book
Instrument used:Yamaha P-250
Recording method:Connect to PC
Technical feedback wanted:Yes

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