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#1828858 - 01/21/12 06:10 AM Beethoven Op.57 2nd movement. Andante con moto.  
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My first post on the PianoWorld forum!
Hope you enjoy my performance - looking forward to
Some feedback as I find this rather a challenging piece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BxI7WmWR-w

#1828945 - 01/21/12 11:51 AM Re: Beethoven Op.57 2nd movement. Andante con moto. [Re: jamesss]  
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Well, you've certainly jumped in with both feet! Welcome to the forum!

You note in your YouTube comments that you found the process of recording rather nerve-wracking. The more you do it, the easier it gets, as you let your attention move away from the distraction of imagined criticism by some ethereal invisible audience to the deliberate task (and joy) of making music. grin There are some who would say that if you are worried about making mistakes, then you don't know it well enough, yet. This could be true. I think it is obvious, though, that you do know about the deliberate task (and joy) of making music! laugh

As to feedback about the performance, I'll start with a little, and hopefully you'll get more useful stuff from others. I like the way you take your time with the opening statements. Perhaps you could shape the drama a little more definitively with a contrast in dynamics, there. I am not suggesting big contrast--rather, subtle contrast. It needs a certain ebb and flow, I think, which is probably there when you are not so concerned with "making mistakes," huh? smile If I were you, I would imagine myself as a choral conductor there, and make my fingers breathe a little more song into the phrases.

Still, this was easy to listen to! Thanks for sharing!

--Andy

Last edited by Cinnamonbear; 01/21/12 11:56 AM.

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#1832678 - 01/27/12 02:16 AM Re: Beethoven Op.57 2nd movement. Andante con moto. [Re: Cinnamonbear]  
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Thank you!
You are very right about getting used to the performance aspect of playing - the main reason I made this video. Hope with time and persistence my anxiety will lessen at
the invisible audience smile Good call on finding a subtle ebb and flow in this piece, it is something I am working on improving as I get better aquatinted with it.
Thanks for the advice and time to get back to me smile


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