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Hey everybody! Guess I'm not the only one short of time
Hey, when exactly are the Satie pieces due? I've been running through Gnoissenne 2 occasionally, but soon I will sit down for a couple of blocks of time and get it done. Question for those of you in the know: does your audio come straight from video, or do you use like a Zoom thing to record the sound and put it with the video? BillyO is trying to figure out the best way to do this stuff for his own personal ventures, but I will be the guinea pig. Me - I don't care so much, because if the recording is so-so, I can blame the recording.
I told my teacher about it, and the Mendelssohn, and she is excited as well. She would like me to perform in the recitals for the experience of prepping a piece, but the recitals have a zillion kids. This way I'm getting pieces performance ready. She like my choice of 30 3. Have any of you started messing around with them yet? I'm especially excited about Dipsy's - I love that one, but it's out of my league still.
I hope to catch bits and pieces of the postings made this week this weekend. For now, I will leave you with Ritcher's recording of Songs without words, op 19 1,2,3,5, and 6. It's my favorite recording of 6 - it's not too fast I may have posted it once, so forgive me.
Hi Aimee! I won't be ready with my Satie piece until Nov. 15 at the earliest...possibly a bit longer. I'm just now getting some quality practice time with it. My partner is going to record my performance. We are all supposed to send Wayne a PM to get the technical details sorted out. I haven't done that yet either. I will probably post a check in on the Satie thread later this weekend after I've had a chance to get more practice on my piece.
BTW, I loved your post today. I really enjoy many of Richter's recordings of Handel's Keyboard Suites as well. Thanks!
Aimee, you will get a better result if you record the audio seperate with a mic, and then put it together with the video (say with windows movie maker). I attempted this last time, but had a few probs syncing them right, so ended up just uploading the video that I recorded on the other half's iPhone. If BillyO's up for it, I'd give it a try
...and yeah, sometime mid November is where we're hoping for the recital but I guess it will be ready, when we are all ready.
Greetings everyone! I was busy the past few days enjoying the greatest festival of West Bengal It's called Durga Puja, worship of Goddess Durga. It's actually a religious festival, but on every Bengali people it has so much impact that those even in abroad try hard to return home during this time to join this festival. Now-a-days it's held abroad also, like USA, Germany etc., by the Bengali people residing there
I got very little time in between to enjoy all the beautiful posts last week. However, those few I could manage listening to are, as always, splendid! Thanks Richard for all of your beautiful classical postings last week (I know it's very weird to say this today as within a few hours new posts are gonna come ). Thanks Griffin for spending so much of your busy time to share all those amazing musics of great variety! Also thanks to Recaredo, Becca, Wayne and AimeeO for all of your gorgeous contributions. I'm hoping to finish 'em all this week.
Griffin, I'm so glad that you finally got some time to practice
Originally Posted by BeccaBb
I would be crying if I couldn't have started practicing till now! lol
+1. I would simply go silent if I had this much pressure before practice time and consequently a lot more pressure after getting so little practice time, lol Never bother about the deadline, Griffin. Just concentrate on your practice, I skipped my ICM postings this week to save some bit of practice time for you
Goooooooooooooood morning, good morning, good morning!
Are we all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed today after our extra hour's sojourn in the land of never? I hope so.
Here's an awakening for you. The Radetzky March by Strauss, Snr, is usually the last piece played at the New Year celebrations in Vienna but without everybody joining in with the stomping and the clapping it's just a great starter for ten!
Well, how are we after that little shot in the arm?
I really enjoyed the Corky Siegel postings earlier this week, Griffin, thanks for those.
We are all beholden to Haydn for the development of the String Quartet and for the competitiveness betwixt himself and Mozart that allowed the later works to shine.
Just as many songwriters find the guitar and a voice can be used as an acid test for a good song so composers consider the string quartet a similar test for their compositional skills.
This is Haydn's first string quartet, La Chasse, and a gorgeous one it is too. If I didn't play the piano I'd want to play the string quartet!
The first movement is typically an up-tempo movement. A minuet and trio comes between the first and slow third movements and usually between the third and up-tempo fifth.
The third movement here, I believe, I've posted before on RST. It's about the most played track in either my SQ or my Haydn collection and probably compares favourably with the best of Bach. I've played it several times from the SQ score, adapted on the fly rather than worked out (the viola part's tricky to read) but the piano just doesn't cut it!
Aren't you glad, Wayne, that I'm not posting 'em!!
I try to find a half hour every Sunday and at least ten minutes every day when I can still my mind not for reflection but for simple tranquility. I tried both prayer and meditation but thinking of 'nothing' is as hard as fathoming out the theory of relatvity. Listening to soothing music, on the other hand, has the same effect on the spirit without nearly so much effort or need for practise.
This piece by Delius, Late Swallows, is the sort of music I can listen to without intellectual involvement. I can just let it float over me and let the ripples of thought just fade away.
Thanks Richard for the Sunday classical music. I will have to finish listening late tonight. I put most of my music time today working on my Satie piece. listening to your post will be a delightful way to end my day.
Also, I'm glad you enjoyed my Corky Seigel postings earlier this week. Thanks!
Today I wanted to post the piano quintet by Shostakovich. This work has beautiful melodies and calm passages, but we can also find tragic moments that might touch any sensitive soul, together with cheerful episodes. This composition is really a world of sensations.
The quintet has five movements, but I’ve posted it complete, because I think that only listening to all the movements, we can get the greatness of this work.
Greetings everyone! I haven't had much time for posting while I'm practicing for the Satie recital. I thought I'd share a little Doo Wop music from the 1950s. Here is Otis Williams and the Charms with "That's Your Mistake."
Greetings everyone! I'm just dropping in briefly. Thanks Recaredo for the lovely music. I've been listening to some music by Sergei Rachmaninoff lately. Here piano virtuoso Arthur Rubinstein performs Rachmaninoff's 18th Variation.
It's nice to see some more posts in the thread but everyone is obviously still spending more time Satiating their need for practise.
Well, I know how you all feel now. I've just submitted my entry for the ABF recital and what a revelation it has been! Since I agreed to participate in the Mendelssohn recital I thought I ought to have a trial run at this recording business. My experience under the red light was a while ago and under a different sense of pressure as I was multi-tracking on an 8-track setup rather than a solo effort where every off note and nuance screams out in anger.
Working where every take is a 'final effort' has left me exhausted. There were technical problems to contend with also but there's a lasting benefit. I haven't actually listened to my playing for some time - I thought I listened all the time but it seems I don't. I can hear flaws in the recording that I have passed off as 'just that time' but now I have to contend with hearing it every time I listen knowing it's there each time.
I've also overcome the logistical problems (barring some new cabling in the mail) so future recordings will not be so awkward.
I still have some work to finish up after the efforts of the last few days but I expect to start on the Mendelssohn on the 12th, a week later than planned, but with higher expectations of overcoming the logistical problems of recording.
My choices this week are rushed so I don't know how well they'll work together.
I couldn't decide between the Light Cavalry or the Poet and Peasant overtures from Suppé but I've settled for P&P.
Wayne, I think you'll be disappointed. I took advantage of the rules and whilst I played the harmony on the piano I played the melody on the bagpipes!! __________________
A sensational win for Kimi in Abu Dhabi, and a spectacular race. __________________
Well, here we are, at the final part of the selections for the week.
Saint-Saëns is one of those pianists who could sight read pretty much anything but, despite being gifted at the keyboard, wrote very little for it. He wrote some etudes including a set for the left hand. Not spectacularly difficult but as they're for the manus sinistra I'm reminded of his sinister opus.
Don't have nightmares but do have a good week until next week.