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#2229214 - 02/10/14 09:39 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Just noticed that Einaudi added a concert in Verona on July 28th. This is good timing for us (no school for kids, no coin shows for hubby). Now all I have to do is convince hubby that it is his idea to take a romantic vacation this summer to Verona...


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#2229601 - 02/11/14 01:44 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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It worked!!! Hubby (who is a big Einaudi fan in his own right) said to go for it, and after spending two hours on an Italian website laboriously using Google Translate to translate every line on the online form--not to mention having to call MasterCard and reassure them that it was okay for them to authorize the charge--we are the proud possessors of two TERRIFIC seats (fifth row, center left) to the Verona concert. yippie Our 20th wedding anniversary is coming up, so this will be our present to ourselves for the occasion. Ohmigosh I am thrilled beyond words. heart


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#2230874 - 02/13/14 10:49 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Monica, why don't you anticipate your trip to Europe and try to join us in Lisbon for our EPP2014? smile


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#2231127 - 02/13/14 06:51 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Well, we only have a narrow window of opportunity for travel and won't be able to stay that long, in part because I don't feel comfortable leaving the kids for too long.

There's a sort of humorous footnote to this. I was so excited about the concert and getting the tickets that I didn't realize until afterwards exactly where it was being held: The Verona Arena, which is actually an ancient Roman amphitheater. You can't beat the ambiance and history, and if it all goes well, it will be a magical evening beyond compare. But it occurred to me--unfortunately AFTER I paid for the tickets!--that we could spend all that money on this trip and get rained out. eek

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Fortunately, hubby says to fret not, and that we just need to consider it an anniversary trip to Italy. If it concludes with an Einaudi concert in Roman ruins, so much the better. But if for some reason the concert is a (literal and figurative) wash, it's still okay. I *knew* there was a reason I married that guy. heart



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#2231243 - 02/14/14 12:48 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Monica, that's wonderful! I hope you don't get rained out, but even if you do it sounds like it will be a wonderful trip!


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#2233677 - 02/18/14 12:18 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Hey Carlos (or anyone who knows) what's EPP2014? (it was referenced in your comments about your recording for the ABF recital).

Also, is anyone currently working on or playing Ancora? (Another 12-minuter) I'm considering starting on it, although I'm sort of going back and forth on which Einaudi piece to take on next...


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#2233683 - 02/18/14 12:24 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Hey Carlos (or anyone who knows) what's EPP2014? (it was referenced in your comments about your recording for the ABF recital).


EPP2014 is "European Piano Party 2014"... this year organized by Carlos in Lisbon, see the thread for more info over here.

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2150056/European_Piano_Party_2014_LISB.html

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#2233685 - 02/18/14 12:27 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Ahh, thanks for the explanation. Well, that's not something I'll be able to participate in, unfortunately!


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#2233779 - 02/18/14 03:20 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Ahh, thanks for the explanation. Well, that's not something I'll be able to participate in, unfortunately!


Why not??? There are airports anywhere in the world! wink


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#2234051 - 02/19/14 05:17 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: Monica K.]  
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Monica, so you're coming to Verona! The arena is indeed a magical place. The acoustics is not great but it will be from your seats. And it doesn't rain much here during the summer.

If you need any help with your vacation arrangements just let me know. I don't know much about hotels, but I know a few good restaurants wink


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#2234499 - 02/19/14 09:05 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Wow, Thanks, Sinophilia! You have helped ease my jitters greatly. I do have another, equally stress-inducing question. In researching the venue, I came across an informal review that said something like "Because the Arena does not have a cloakroom, make sure you go before you arrive there." Does it really not have any bathrooms?!? eek

Shiro, I worked up "Ancora" a while back. Here's a link to my YouTube video of it. (It was too long to memorize, so I edited out page swaps and set it to photos from our previous trip to Italy (Naples):

[video:youtube]6eZQSgi_bOk[/video]

Since I didn't have the piece memorized, I let the whole thing slip from my repertoire, but I memorized and continue to play daily the lovely section from 7:37-10:03. It stands well on its own, and it's breathtakingly lovely (at least, when Einaudi plays it! laugh ).

The hardest part of the piece was the rhythmic complexities. Lots of dotted this and thats. But it's in my list of top ten Einaudi pieces, so it was worth the effort.


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Originally Posted by Monica K.
Wow, Thanks, Sinophilia! You have helped ease my jitters greatly. I do have another, equally stress-inducing question. In researching the venue, I came across an informal review that said something like "Because the Arena does not have a cloakroom, make sure you go before you arrive there." Does it really not have any bathrooms?!? eek


lol I had never heard that! I think there are bathrooms available for those who have a numbered seat in the parterre. Since the Arena holds 20,000 people, it would be a long queue if everybody goes to the toilet during the interval grin


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#2234786 - 02/20/14 11:33 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Monica, that is so cool! (I lurk on and off on most of the threads in the ABF, so my lurking timing was perfect to catch this smile ) What a wonderful trip! Pictures, we'll want pictures!

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#2235212 - 02/21/14 12:50 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Monica, thanks for shrinking your Ancora video, the playing and photos were both wonderful! I'll let u know if I I start it. I'm trying to get a Nyman piece ready for recording, so I think I should wait until then. If only there were more hours in the day!


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#2236639 - 02/24/14 05:30 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: ShiroKuro]  
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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Hey Carlos (or anyone who knows) what's EPP2014? (it was referenced in your comments about your recording for the ABF recital).

Also, is anyone currently working on or playing Ancora? (Another 12-minuter) I'm considering starting on it, although I'm sort of going back and forth on which Einaudi piece to take on next...


I love Ancora and play it most days- it's a good 'warmup' sort of piece. It's well worth getting into, don't let the length put you off. It flows really well from the fingers (I can get to page 8 before having to peek at the score, and that part from 7 to 10 minutes is beautiful isn't it?)


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#2236641 - 02/24/14 05:36 AM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Monika I enjoyed your recording of Ancora! We play at slightly different tempo's but that's the nice thing eh- it's open to individual interpretation laugh


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#2236790 - 02/24/14 01:49 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Thanks, Jessie! smile Of course, your "slightly different tempos" remark would have been more accurately phrased as "you played it painfully slowly", but I appreciate your tact. whome I notice that my recording is over a full minute longer than Einaudi's album version. Maybe one day I'll be inspired to revisit the piece and play it at a proper tempo. smile


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Oh no I wasn't meaning it quite like that- maybe rhythm was a better word? Either way, I liked it and I always love listening to other's interpretations of Mr E. smile


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Monica, thanks for shrinking your Ancora video, the playing and photos were both wonderful! I'll let u know if I I start it. I'm trying to get a Nyman piece ready for recording, so I think I should wait until then. If only there were more hours in the day!


What piece of Nyman are you playing?


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I'm choosing a new piece to play... "Brothers" and "Berlin Song" are in the short list.
Any opinion?


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Carlos, I am working on "Big My Secret," or at this point I guess I'm just working on getting a good recording, because I've gotten it to the point where I am happy with the tempo etc.

If anyone's interested, here's one version of it (this is played by Nyman, but it's slightly different from his "Piano Sings" recording)



Also, Carlos, I like Berlin Song a lot. smile

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#2248935 - 03/19/14 03:17 PM Re: Ludovico Einaudi [Re: NancyM333]  
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Carlos, my vote is for "Berlin Song." It's so beautiful and rich with all those big deep chords in the beginning. I like the solo arrangement better than the one for "Brothers," too.

Over in the Einaudi facebook group, somebody recommended an album by Lavinia Meijer consisting solely of arrangements of Einaudi pieces. I know it sounds weird, but I listened to one of the tracks and then bought the album, and it's great. Yes, I prefer the master himself, but the harp arrangements are quiet and hauntingly beautiful in their own way. Here's a YouTube clip of her playing "Divenire" live:

[video:youtube]kHatOZmEB28[/video]


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Thanks Monica. While I was choosing which piece to play, I started playing the firsts chords of "Brothers" just to "feel the piece", and at the end of a couple of hours I was reaching the 6th page smile
Agree, I also think that this solo version needs some improvements, so I'm changing it to increase it's interest.

So, at this point, "Brothers" is almost done, and now I can move forward to tackle "Berlin Song".

Thanks for sharing Lavinia Meijer's info. I had seen it on facebook but I have not heard any piece yet.


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That's great to hear about how quickly you've learned "Brothers," Carlos, because my REAL vote would be "both of them" anyway! grin I can't wait to hear your arrangement (mostly so I can shamelessly copy it! ha )


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Originally Posted by Monica K.
That's great to hear about how quickly you've learned "Brothers," Carlos, because my REAL vote would be "both of them" anyway! grin I can't wait to hear your arrangement (mostly so I can shamelessly copy it! ha )


This is what I call: "putting pressure"... smile
My arrangement is nothing more than try to "colorize" some passages. The melody doesn't offer too much space to improvise.

Oh, and I have to confess that I have a job overdue... You asked me about the final part of the piece "Two Trees" blush :

"Iíve been trying to work out that coda by ear, too. What do you have for the very last chord? Iíve been playing a C-major inversion, but Iím not sure thatís right. And what note are you starting the run in the right hand on at that part? Iíve been starting on F and ending at E, but ditto with the confusion."

I'm sorry. I have not forgotten but as I (still) did not write the final part, I'll have to sit down at the piano to answer you.


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"Colorizing" is exactly what I think the solo piano transcription of "Brothers" needs... it just comes across as a little too spare and thin otherwise. I look forward to hearing what you've done with it.


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Just listening to Berlin Song right now, it's such a great piece.

Speaking of colorizing.... has anyone played (or is currently playing) Andare? how does it sound as a solo piano piece?

Also, Monica (and anyone else who's played Nefeli), that section (top of page 5?) where there's a fortissimo followed by the abrupt pause -- do you play that as written? I cannot get it sound like anything other than mistake. (and I have to confess, I'm not sure I like that even when he plays it).

I'm thinking of playing a two measure interlude (for lack of a better word, bridge?) RH plays the A held for two measures, LH plays.. what would it be, the a-chord arpeggiated? with the LH thumb going up A, B, C, B, A. Does that make sense? Does it sound like it will work?

Perhaps more important, is that sacrilege and am I going to get kicked out of PW? laugh Does anyone else have any thoughts or other ways to approach it?


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Just listening to Berlin Song right now, it's such a great piece.

Speaking of colorizing.... has anyone played (or is currently playing) Andare? how does it sound as a solo piano piece?

Also, Monica (and anyone else who's played Nefeli), that section (top of page 5?) where there's a fortissimo followed by the abrupt pause -- do you play that as written? I cannot get it sound like anything other than mistake. (and I have to confess, I'm not sure I like that even when he plays it).

I'm thinking of playing a two measure interlude (for lack of a better word, bridge?) RH plays the A held for two measures, LH plays.. what would it be, the a-chord arpeggiated? with the LH thumb going up A, B, C, B, A. Does that make sense? Does it sound like it will work?

Perhaps more important, is that sacrilege and am I going to get kicked out of PW? laugh Does anyone else have any thoughts or other ways to approach it?


Hi Shiro,
I can't help with the Berlin question but I do play Andare. Those two notes all the way through are tricky to keep constant, and the timing can be a bastard, and the triplets gave me RSI. But it's a satisfying song to get through LOL.
As long as you're counting it correctly (which you will, I'm just lazy and got into strife for a while with it), you'll be sweet smile


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