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#1960539 - 09/18/12 07:52 AM Chopin Polonaise Fantasy Op61  
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If memory serves me correct this is Chopin's final major composition. There are even elements of Bach in this masterpiece [implied fugato bs 9-19]. Ironically in my performance I kind of conquer the impossible musical difficulty of the 'a tempo guisto' bs 20-22 with my "paraphrase". The other "nasty is the seamless join at bs 91-92 which is marred by a page turn, but I think I convey the correct musical/rythmic balance to enable good phrasing of the triplet/semiquavor cross rythms. This lines up a nice 'agitato'. This is my mother's birthday pressent so I hope you like it.

I did research a large number of performances for reference and aside from the numerous number of "Liszt clones" corrupting this masterpiece and a rather unconvincing performance by Martha Argerich [by her God-like standards], Yulianna Avdeeva is one of the few that "gets" this work. Do a youtube search!

https://www.box.com/s/170kgtfyjar8jn9wx1a7


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#1960697 - 09/18/12 02:26 PM Re: Chopin Polonaise Fantasy Op61 [Re: BachMach2]  
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you should really invest in better recording equipment

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#1960715 - 09/18/12 03:25 PM Re: Chopin Polonaise Fantasy Op61 [Re: BachMach2]  
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if you can edit out that page turn, this will rank with the greatest recordings of this work.

#1961337 - 09/19/12 10:59 PM Re: Chopin Polonaise Fantasy Op61 [Re: BachMach2]  
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It's obvious you must really love your mum. Perhaps for her next birthday you turn down the reverb. Lovely, really. Carry on.




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