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#2125064 - 07/29/13 11:43 PM August Piano Bar  
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Yes, it is still July but I have never opened the bar before so here we go...

The month of August is named after emperor Augustus. My piece is related to another emperor, or Czar rather...

In 1976 I watched a very good German TV series called Michael Strogoff: Der Kurier des Zaren (The Courier of the Czar). It is based on Jules Verne's book with the same name. In this TV series Nadia's theme is used often and I loved it right away. I recently purchased the sheets for it but I modified it to my taste and this performance is my arrangement.

The plot in Jules Verne's book is set in Russia during Czar Alexander II reign. Thus, I figured I should perform this piece in the ballroom in his stunning residence, the Alexander Palace, located just outside St. Petersburg in Russia.

Music composed by Vladimir Cosma.


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#2125122 - 07/30/13 03:39 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Gorgeous! I love the piece as well as the neat backgrounds you use during your videos.

I'm also commenting to remind myself to record a Keveren arrangement of "Julia" that I've been working on for fun.


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#2125162 - 07/30/13 06:53 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Originally Posted by Amaruk
Yes, it is still July but I have never opened the bar before so here we go...



The opening of each successive Piano Bar keeps creeping backward into the previous month - at 1st it was the day before - then it became two days before - now it is back to 3 days before - if this trend continues we may be kicking off each monthly Bar over a month before that given month actually starts - e.g., the Aug., 2014 Bar opening up in late June, 2014 - just goes to show what eagerness will do - maybe we should start a weekly or daily Piano Bar - but, I suspect "opening creep" would creep into them too... laugh


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#2125164 - 07/30/13 06:56 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Pretty cool you went all the way to Russia just to film this!! That is dedication! smile

Nicely played.


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#2125509 - 07/30/13 07:46 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Anne Thank you! Yes, record your Julia and share it with us here in the piano bar!

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Peyton Yes, it was fun to film this in Russia. By the way, imagine if you could record your lovely "Message from Space" pieces from space on day? smile


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#2125515 - 07/30/13 08:05 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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very beautiful and well played - a joy to listen too


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#2125546 - 07/30/13 09:20 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Originally Posted by Amaruk
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Peyton Yes, it was fun to film this in Russia. By the way, imagine if you could record your lovely "Message from Space" pieces from space on day? smile


If I could figure out how the heck you do your amazing videos I would....


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#2125915 - 07/31/13 02:34 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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There`s always plenty to get stuck into on soundtracks. Flows well, as usual. Authentic sounding and an excellent listen!


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#2125992 - 07/31/13 04:55 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Amaruk,

That was just beautiful. And I love the setting. You set the bar awfully high with this opening act! Bravo.


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#2126004 - 07/31/13 05:09 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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I was thinking of making my first submission to the quarterly recitals, but couldn't get a recorded result that really pleased me. You can hear my yellow lab registering a few grumbles on this take, but at least he wasn't flat out protesting! eek

This is Canon in D minor, by Aleksandr Scriabin. It was written in 1883 when he was quite young. If you have ever wanted to conquer 3 against 2 polyrythms this is the piece to have at it. Three vs. two alternates left and right hands each measure, with lots of three against two using one hand for two voices as well. Recorded with my Zoom 1. Don't know what others do that recordings sound so good, mine don't ever seem to have that quality level, and frankly seem just as good when done on my Android phone or Kindle FireHD.

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#2126015 - 07/31/13 05:27 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Hi everyone. For this month I prepared two pieces.

Gavotta in D minor (L58 K64) by Domenico Scarlatti:
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[video:youtube]tHH21KLCxpY[/video]


Rondino by Anton Diabelli:
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[video:youtube]C1Pu9ne3lac[/video]


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#2126026 - 07/31/13 06:02 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: David Ruzicka]  
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And very good too, David! The Scarlatti pieces are always popular, and little wonder. This was harpsichordish . . but sounded well on your piano. What is it?


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#2126030 - 07/31/13 06:08 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: JimF]  
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A pensive, mood inducing piece played on a lovely acoustic (I usually get this bit wrong) piano and well recorded. In a big room perhaps?

I enjoyed this.


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#2126061 - 07/31/13 07:08 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: peterws]  
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JimF That was a lovely performance!! Very even and with great dynamics. I have never heard this piece before but I really liked it right away. I don't know what you don't like about your recording quality. It sounds great to me.

David Great peformances!! I really like how your fingers dance so easily over the keyboard! Well done!! I like your decorative animals on the piano too. smile


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#2126071 - 07/31/13 07:21 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]  
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Originally Posted by Amaruk
Peyton, imagine if you could record your lovely "Message from Space" pieces from space on day?

Originally Posted by Peyton
If I could figure out how the heck you do your amazing videos I would....


Peyton, my videos are in fact quite simple once you break it down. PM me if you want to know more details behind them. This video was the first time I used a mirror effect in the piano. I made it subtle not to stand out too much though.

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#2126230 - 08/01/13 04:03 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Oh so many classical pieces! So I think I can link my Bach's minuet. Dynamics all over the place but overall a huge achievement for me!

https://soundcloud.com/sinophilia/bach-minuet-in-g-minor


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#2126268 - 08/01/13 07:01 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Great August entries so far

Jim F, loved the dog growling but loved the piece and your sensitive playing even better.

David, great pieces both I want to be able to play that good one day

sinophilia, your first Bach piece learned in only two weeks.....fantastic and played with confidence. Be careful of Bach you can't stop at just one lol


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#2126270 - 08/01/13 07:05 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: earlofmar]  
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Originally Posted by earlofmar
Be careful of Bach you can't stop at just one lol


I know, I'm working at the other two minuets in this suite... painful but addictive grin


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#2126403 - 08/01/13 01:11 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: sinophilia]  
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That was really evocative . . .Bach looked a stern dude, sorta poker faced ole git who told you what to do at school . . he taught me English - when he laughed, you laughed. And stopped when his expression changed . . .

Your piano sounds well!


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#2126463 - 08/01/13 02:42 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Amaruk~ Excellent music, background scenes, mood, and your playing. Great work!

JimF~ Scriabin music always gets my attention. You bring out the dynamics and mood of the piece quite nicely. I like how you interpreted this and clearly bring the voices to the fore.

David~ Great to see you back after a long break. Your playing has definitely improved. Very smooth and you play so very relaxed.

sinophilia~ you play the Bach Minuet with such confidence. It's great you tackle Bach's music that way. The dynamics make this piece of art shine with color. I look forward to hearing more!

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#2126501 - 08/01/13 04:02 PM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Wow the video looks very professional. I like the contrast between the historical setting and the current clothing. It is a great pleasure to look at your video and also to listen

Jim F
Really good job, think you are too self-critical.
I’m sure my quarterly recital piece will not be as good as your recording here!
Thanks for introducing a piece I didn’t know so far, because of your playing it’s now on my wish-list!

David
I enjoyed listening to your recordings, especially the Diabelli piece. You create a nice mood and your piano sounds really lovely.

Sinophilia

I like your more historical way playing Bach, I have listened to a lot of people on youtube who play Bach with so much rubato that it sounds like a chopin or Schumann piece...

And I wish I could learn a Bach piece in only two weeks… Bach is so difficult to play. Great!


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David Nice job on both pieces. You keep perfect time, stay even and seem at ease thoughout. Particularly liked the decresc. and rit. at the end of the Diabelli.

Sinophilia A very good first Bach minuet. Can't wait to hear the next two you are working on.

peter Yes, it is acoustic (hint: check my sig) but my living room is actually pretty small. For convenience I just lay the Zoom on a music cabinet behind me, plus the lid on the grand was closed. I really should open it to at least the short-stick, and maybe move the Zoom over where the sound is projecting better.

Amaruk, Earlofmar, and Glen
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Here` one which was on the July pianobar when everybody had caught the last `bus home . . . ! I wacked up the tempo a tad so I didn`t fall asleep . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCMyVR0RNBY


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Sinophilia - Great! I agree with Yester, you play this piece in a way that I think is very true to how it was written. It sounds very authentic. Well done!

Peter - That was a great performance of this Eminem piece! You really master the dynamics in it! Your piano sounds fantastic. Is this your own arrangement by the way? Loved it. I was waiting for Rihanna to show up and sing a duet with you.. smile


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#2126706 - 08/02/13 12:18 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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"I was waiting for Rihanna to show up and sing a duet with you.. smile"

"Waiting" and "Rihanna" are two inexorably linked words, it would seem. 2 hours is about normal for her. Such is her status . . well, if you can`t be totally arrogant when you`re young and famous, when can you be? grin


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#2126728 - 08/02/13 01:23 AM Re: August Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]  
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Thank you guys, to be honest I hadn't even thought of playing it any other way but brisk and steady (or that was my goal anyway)!

Now to some listening...


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Amaruk, loved the music, the video and your beautiful playing (and I also mean beautiful to look at)! I listened to this several times.

JimF, 3 against 2, hands alternating each measure?!? Ok, maybe in 10 years… I'm in awe.

David, you play beautifully, I especially liked the Gavotte, it sounds quite complex!

peterws, very compelling at this tempo! I'm jealous of your hands though, an octave stretch looks like a fifth for you :-/


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In both the Mendellsohn and Grieg recitals, an octave just ain`t enough! They`ll be after blood next . . .


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I decided to do a quick recording this week of one of my favorite Beatles songs! This arrangement is from the Beatles book by Phillip Keveren and it's really lovely. I'm a little burnt out from working in three time zones this week, so I hope I did it justice!

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Anne H you certainly did this Beatles song justice. A beautiful arrangement (I may have to take a closer look at this book), but your playing sounded effortless and with sincerity......great stuff.


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