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#2187388 - 11/23/13 02:49 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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.....bugger lol laugh Cheers Pavel.K wink

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#2187418 - 11/23/13 03:52 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: Pavel.K]  
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Originally Posted by Pavel.K
Originally Posted by wayne33yrs
Evening all, hope everyone's well smile After a couple of weeks on page 1 of my piece, it's dawned on me that I may have made a huge mistake. I've been playing the notes (circled in red below) seperatly, and thinking that it would all come together properly when up to speed. .........but on listening to the piece (slowed down in media player) I think that maybe I should be playing them all together. If this is the case, I'm gonna have to start all over again, as it would affect the fingering etc. Can anyone shed any light on this for me, it would be much appreciated wink




Hi Wayne, I am sorry.
I am afraid they should be played together and not separately (in time).
They are drawn a little aside to distinguish different voices. It seems to me there are four voices, all in 2/4 meter.
But wait for answer from someone with more experience to be sure about it.


Pavel is correct - all one chord.

Sam

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#2187508 - 11/23/13 07:36 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: Sam S]  
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Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by Pavel.K
Originally Posted by wayne33yrs
Evening all, hope everyone's well smile After a couple of weeks on page 1 of my piece, it's dawned on me that I may have made a huge mistake. I've been playing the notes (circled in red below) seperatly, and thinking that it would all come together properly when up to speed. .........but on listening to the piece (slowed down in media player) I think that maybe I should be playing them all together. If this is the case, I'm gonna have to start all over again, as it would affect the fingering etc. Can anyone shed any light on this for me, it would be much appreciated wink




Hi Wayne, I am sorry.
I am afraid they should be played together and not separately (in time).
They are drawn a little aside to distinguish different voices. It seems to me there are four voices, all in 2/4 meter.
But wait for answer from someone with more experience to be sure about it.


Pavel is correct - all one chord.

Sam
The good news is that it's not too late to change your fingering for this, and you have lots of time yet. Just work that measure slowly and you'll get it.


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#2188564 - 11/26/13 10:16 AM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: Morodiene]  
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OK, if no one objects, I'm going to claim all of Op. 2. Of course, anyone else who would like to play them is welcome to! smile


The Tchaikovsky Themed Recital is due to take place April 15.

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Op. 1 No. 1. Scherzo a la russe
Op. 1 No. 2. Impromptu (patH)

Op. 2 No. 1. Ruines d'un chateau (Morodiene)
Op. 2 No. 2. Scherzo (Morodiene)
Op. 2 No. 3. Chant sans paroles (Morodiene)


Op. 4 Valse caprice in D major
Op. 5 Romance in F minor (Ganddalf)
Op. 7 Valse-scherzo No. 1 in A major
Op. 8 Capriccio in G flat major

Op. 9 No. 1. Reverie
Op. 9 No. 2. Polka de salon
Op. 9 No. 3. Mazurka de salon

Op. 10 No. 1. Nocturne in F major (Valencia)
Op. 10 No. 2. Humoresque in E minor

Op. 19 No. 1. Reverie du soir (Dipsy)
Op. 19 No. 2. Scherzo humoristique
Op. 19 No. 3. Album Leaf (zrtf90)
Op. 19 No. 4. Nocturne (Rupak Bhattacharya)
Op. 19 No. 5. Capriccioso
Op. 19 No. 6. Theme originale et variations

Op. 21 No. 1. Prelude in B major
Op. 21 No. 2. Fugue a 4 voix in G sharp minor
Op. 21 No. 3. Impromptu in C sharp minor
Op. 21 No. 4. Marche funebre in A flat minor
Op. 21 No. 5. Mazurque in A flat minor
Op. 21 No. 6. Scherzo in A flat major

Op. 37 No. 1 January: By the Fireside
Op. 37 No. 2 February: Carnival
Op. 37 No. 3 March: Song of the Lark (SwissMS)
Op. 37 No. 4 April: Snowdrop (Pavel.K)
Op. 37 No. 5 May: White Nights
Op. 37 No. 6 June: Barcarolle (Sam S)
Op. 37 No. 7 July: Song of the Reaper
Op. 37 No. 8 August: The Harvest (dire tonic)
Op. 37 No. 9 September: The Hunt
Op. 37 No. 10 October: Autumn Song (Andy Platt)
Op. 37 No. 11 November: Troika
Op. 37 No. 12 December: Christmas (carlos88)

Op. 39 No. 1. Morning Prayer (casinitaly)
Op. 39 No. 2. Winter Morning
Op. 39 No. 3. Mamma
Op. 39 No. 4. Hobbyhorse
Op. 39 No. 5. The Toy Soldiers' March
Op. 39 No. 6. The New Doll (ClsscLib)
Op. 39 No. 7. The Sick Doll (earlofmar)
Op. 39 No. 8. The Doll's Funeral (ajames)
Op. 39 No. 9. Waltz
Op. 39 No. 10. Polka
Op. 39 No. 11. Mazurka (MrPozor)
Op. 39 No. 12. Russian Song (Johnny D)
Op. 39 No. 13. Peasant Prelude
Op. 39 No. 14. Popular Song
Op. 39 No. 15. Italian Song (sinophilia)
Op. 39 No. 16. Old French Song (Recaredo)
Op. 39 No. 17. German Song (sydnal)
Op. 39 No. 18. Neapolitan Song (IreneAdler)
Op. 39 No. 19. A Nursery Tale
Op. 39 No. 20. The Witch Baba Yaga (jfmartins)
Op. 39 No. 21. Sweet Dreams (AimeeO)
Op. 39 No. 22. The Lark (tangleweeds)
Op. 39 No. 23. At Church (AZ_Astro)
Op. 39 No. 24. The Organ-Grinder's Song

Op. 40 No. 1. Etude
Op. 40 No. 2. Chanson triste (Greener)
Op. 40 No. 3. Marche funebre
Op. 40 No. 4. Mazurka in C major
Op. 40 No. 5. Mazurka in D major
Op. 40 No. 6. Chant sans paroles
Op. 40 No. 7. Au village
Op. 40 No. 8. Valse in A flat major (timmyab)
Op. 40 No. 9. Valse in F sharp minor (PikaPianist)
Op. 40 No. 10. Danse russe
Op. 40 No. 11. Scherzo
Op. 40 No. 12. Reverie interrompue

Op. 51 No. 1. Valse de salon
Op. 51 No. 2. Polka peu dansante
Op. 51 No. 3. Menuetto scherzoso
Op. 51 No. 4. Natha-valse
Op. 51 No. 5. Romance
Op. 51 No. 6. Valse sentimentale (lyricmudra)

Op. 72 No. 1. Impromptu (Peterws)
Op. 72 No. 2. Berceuse (MaryBee)
Op. 72 No. 3. Tendres reproches
Op. 72 No. 4. Danse caracteristique
Op. 72 No. 5. Meditation
Op. 72 No. 6. Mazurka pour danser
Op. 72 No. 7. Polacca de concert
Op. 72 No. 8. Dialogue
Op. 72 No. 9. Un poco di Schumann (Wayne32yrs)
Op. 72 No. 10. Scherzo-fantaisie
Op. 72 No. 11. Valse bluette
Op. 72 No. 12. L'espiegle
Op. 72 No. 13. Echo rustique
Op. 72 No. 14. Chant elegiaque
Op. 72 No. 15. Un poco di Chopin
Op. 72 No. 16. Valse a cinq temps
Op. 72 No. 17. Passe lointain
Op. 72 No. 18. Scene dansante: invitation au trepak

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#2188915 - 11/26/13 08:27 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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Cheers guys, sort of sorted it, remind me not to learn owt wrong in the first place again lol, wink

#2188918 - 11/26/13 08:28 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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Welcome JF smile

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#2188939 - 11/26/13 09:11 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: jfmartins]  
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jfmartins - I was hoping someone would claim "The Witch"! Glad to see it has found a performer.


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#2189185 - 11/27/13 12:27 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: MaryBee]  
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Hi guys.

I did not know this piece until yesterday, while I was hearing some of them on youtube.
How much I was missing by not knowing Tchaikovsky's piano works!

I'm waiting to hear your much more chalenging choice, MaryBee!



#2189516 - 11/28/13 06:22 AM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: jfmartins]  
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Maybe too optimistic, but I have selected two additional pieces from Op.72.


The Tchaikovsky Themed Recital is due to take place April 15.

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Op. 1 No. 1. Scherzo a la russe
Op. 1 No. 2. Impromptu (patH)

Op. 2 No. 1. Ruines d'un chateau (Morodiene)
Op. 2 No. 2. Scherzo (Morodiene)
Op. 2 No. 3. Chant sans paroles (Morodiene)


Op. 4 Valse caprice in D major
Op. 5 Romance in F minor (Ganddalf)
Op. 7 Valse-scherzo No. 1 in A major
Op. 8 Capriccio in G flat major

Op. 9 No. 1. Reverie
Op. 9 No. 2. Polka de salon
Op. 9 No. 3. Mazurka de salon

Op. 10 No. 1. Nocturne in F major (Valencia)
Op. 10 No. 2. Humoresque in E minor

Op. 19 No. 1. Reverie du soir (Dipsy)
Op. 19 No. 2. Scherzo humoristique
Op. 19 No. 3. Album Leaf (zrtf90)
Op. 19 No. 4. Nocturne (Rupak Bhattacharya)
Op. 19 No. 5. Capriccioso
Op. 19 No. 6. Theme originale et variations

Op. 21 No. 1. Prelude in B major
Op. 21 No. 2. Fugue a 4 voix in G sharp minor
Op. 21 No. 3. Impromptu in C sharp minor
Op. 21 No. 4. Marche funebre in A flat minor
Op. 21 No. 5. Mazurque in A flat minor
Op. 21 No. 6. Scherzo in A flat major

Op. 37 No. 1 January: By the Fireside
Op. 37 No. 2 February: Carnival
Op. 37 No. 3 March: Song of the Lark (SwissMS)
Op. 37 No. 4 April: Snowdrop (Pavel.K)
Op. 37 No. 5 May: White Nights
Op. 37 No. 6 June: Barcarolle (Sam S)
Op. 37 No. 7 July: Song of the Reaper
Op. 37 No. 8 August: The Harvest (dire tonic)
Op. 37 No. 9 September: The Hunt
Op. 37 No. 10 October: Autumn Song (Andy Platt)
Op. 37 No. 11 November: Troika
Op. 37 No. 12 December: Christmas (carlos88)

Op. 39 No. 1. Morning Prayer (casinitaly)
Op. 39 No. 2. Winter Morning
Op. 39 No. 3. Mamma
Op. 39 No. 4. Hobbyhorse
Op. 39 No. 5. The Toy Soldiers' March
Op. 39 No. 6. The New Doll (ClsscLib)
Op. 39 No. 7. The Sick Doll (earlofmar)
Op. 39 No. 8. The Doll's Funeral (ajames)
Op. 39 No. 9. Waltz
Op. 39 No. 10. Polka
Op. 39 No. 11. Mazurka (MrPozor)
Op. 39 No. 12. Russian Song (Johnny D)
Op. 39 No. 13. Peasant Prelude
Op. 39 No. 14. Popular Song
Op. 39 No. 15. Italian Song (sinophilia)
Op. 39 No. 16. Old French Song (Recaredo)
Op. 39 No. 17. German Song (sydnal)
Op. 39 No. 18. Neapolitan Song (IreneAdler)
Op. 39 No. 19. A Nursery Tale
Op. 39 No. 20. The Witch Baba Yaga (jfmartins)
Op. 39 No. 21. Sweet Dreams (AimeeO)
Op. 39 No. 22. The Lark (tangleweeds)
Op. 39 No. 23. At Church (AZ_Astro)
Op. 39 No. 24. The Organ-Grinder's Song

Op. 40 No. 1. Etude
Op. 40 No. 2. Chanson triste (Greener)
Op. 40 No. 3. Marche funebre
Op. 40 No. 4. Mazurka in C major
Op. 40 No. 5. Mazurka in D major
Op. 40 No. 6. Chant sans paroles
Op. 40 No. 7. Au village
Op. 40 No. 8. Valse in A flat major (timmyab)
Op. 40 No. 9. Valse in F sharp minor (PikaPianist)
Op. 40 No. 10. Danse russe
Op. 40 No. 11. Scherzo
Op. 40 No. 12. Reverie interrompue

Op. 51 No. 1. Valse de salon
Op. 51 No. 2. Polka peu dansante
Op. 51 No. 3. Menuetto scherzoso
Op. 51 No. 4. Natha-valse
Op. 51 No. 5. Romance
Op. 51 No. 6. Valse sentimentale (lyricmudra)

Op. 72 No. 1. Impromptu (Peterws)
Op. 72 No. 2. Berceuse (MaryBee)
Op. 72 No. 3. Tendres reproches
Op. 72 No. 4. Danse caracteristique
Op. 72 No. 5. Meditation (Ganddalf)
Op. 72 No. 6. Mazurka pour danser
Op. 72 No. 7. Polacca de concert
Op. 72 No. 8. Dialogue
Op. 72 No. 9. Un poco di Schumann (Wayne32yrs)
Op. 72 No. 10. Scherzo-fantaisie
Op. 72 No. 11. Valse bluette
Op. 72 No. 12. L'espiegle
Op. 72 No. 13. Echo rustique
Op. 72 No. 14. Chant elegiaque
Op. 72 No. 15. Un poco di Chopin
Op. 72 No. 16. Valse a cinq temps (Ganddalf)
Op. 72 No. 17. Passe lointain
Op. 72 No. 18. Scene dansante: invitation au trepak

#2189921 - 11/29/13 01:10 AM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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Ganddalf, looking forward to hearing "Meditation"!


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#2189931 - 11/29/13 02:39 AM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: MaryBee]  
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Originally Posted by MaryBee
Ganddalf, looking forward to hearing "Meditation"!


Well, I hope that I'll be able to do it justice. It is technically difficult, but so beautiful that I couldn't resist signing up for it. Tchaikovsky's most beautiful piano composition?

#2189991 - 11/29/13 08:31 AM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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Oh no! Tchaikovsky's most beautiful piano composition is Old French Song, without a doubt. grin

Cheers Ganddalf wink

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Originally Posted by Recaredo
Oh no! Tchaikovsky's most beautiful piano composition is Old French Song, without a doubt. grin

Cheers Ganddalf wink


Right! Look forward to your interpretation. smile

#2190151 - 11/29/13 04:12 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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This is my second themed recital but I never really had time to catch my breath on the Grieg recital because I started very late. This time around I'm ahead of the curve, thankfully!

I recorded my piece today for the first time: In Church, Op 39 no 23. Technically it's very easy but there are depths to the piece that I am only now noticing.

First of all, the dynamics range from ppp to F, and I am trying to be faithful to these (and learn these dynamics along the way). Much work still to be done there, I'm afraid.

Second, I have been overusing the pedal. Not too much, but after listening to my recording I realized that I was carrying over some unwanted overtones into the next chord. Wrong!

I have been thinking about the pacing of the piece and went back and listened to the two professional recordings of this piece, one by Pletnev and the other by Biret. The piece is indicated as LARGO which according to Wikipedia means 50-55 BPM. Well, Biret plays it at about 40 and Pletnev 30+ to 40. And 50 sounds way too fast to me anyway. I mean, the title is: In Church! Sounds like a stately measured pace to me!

I also found my chords to lack precision in attack, meaning I wasn't hitting all the notes at the same time. So another thing to work on.

As a self-taught learner, I am sure that a teacher would have jumped on these in short order.

Anyway, an interesting learning experience and one that I wanted to share.

I am going to go take a listen to Ganddalf's piece "Valse a cinq temps" right now to see what it sounds like. Maybe I've heard it before!

I have found 4 or 5 of the Opus 39 pieces to be worth learning on my own, and I may pick up another selection later on. [If Joplin acquiesces, methinks.]

Best wishes

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#2190159 - 11/29/13 04:32 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: Ganddalf]  
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Originally Posted by Ganddalf

Well, I hope that I'll be able to do it justice. It is technically difficult, but so beautiful that I couldn't resist signing up for it. Tchaikovsky's most beautiful piano composition?


I listened to all 3 of the pieces that you are going to play, and found myself swept away by the Romance in F minor. How is that one going for you?



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Originally Posted by AZ_Astro
Originally Posted by Ganddalf

Well, I hope that I'll be able to do it justice. It is technically difficult, but so beautiful that I couldn't resist signing up for it. Tchaikovsky's most beautiful piano composition?


I listened to all 3 of the pieces that you are going to play, and found myself swept away by the Romance in F minor. How is that one going for you?



Well, the Romance is not polyphonic in the same sense as Bach music, but it has many fine melodic lines in the lower and middle voices that require attention from the person playing. It also has a few awkward ornaments, and it is not an easy piece. But I hope that I'll be able to give it a decent interpretation.
I received the score of the Op.72 pieces just a few days ago, and I'm afraid I'll have to struggle more with them. Actually the Meditation has some similarities to the Romance with some important melodic lines in the middle voices. The more I work with it the more fond of it I get. And the 5/4 waltz is a very charming piece.

#2190264 - 11/29/13 08:26 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: Ganddalf]  
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Originally Posted by Ganddalf
Originally Posted by AZ_Astro
Originally Posted by Ganddalf

Well, I hope that I'll be able to do it justice. It is technically difficult, but so beautiful that I couldn't resist signing up for it. Tchaikovsky's most beautiful piano composition?


I listened to all 3 of the pieces that you are going to play, and found myself swept away by the Romance in F minor. How is that one going for you?



Well, the Romance is not polyphonic in the same sense as Bach music, but it has many fine melodic lines in the lower and middle voices that require attention from the person playing. It also has a few awkward ornaments, and it is not an easy piece. But I hope that I'll be able to give it a decent interpretation.
I received the score of the Op.72 pieces just a few days ago, and I'm afraid I'll have to struggle more with them. Actually the Meditation has some similarities to the Romance with some important melodic lines in the middle voices. The more I work with it the more fond of it I get. And the 5/4 waltz is a very charming piece.



I found the Meditation to be thoughtful (what a surprise) and the Valse to be playful. You've taken on a big load but I'm sure you are up to the task at hand.


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The Tchaikovsky Themed Recital is due to take place April 15.

To preserve existing selections, always QUOTE from the latest list then, in any order:

-- Delete the initial "[quote=<name> ]"
-- Delete the final "[/quote ]"
-- Add your name and the bold tags, "[b ]" and "[/b ]", around your chosen piece.

Then submit the new list.
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Op. 1 No. 1. Scherzo a la russe
Op. 1 No. 2. Impromptu (patH)

Op. 2 No. 1. Ruines d'un chateau (Morodiene)
Op. 2 No. 2. Scherzo (Morodiene)
Op. 2 No. 3. Chant sans paroles (Morodiene)


Op. 4 Valse caprice in D major
Op. 5 Romance in F minor (Ganddalf)
Op. 7 Valse-scherzo No. 1 in A major
Op. 8 Capriccio in G flat major

Op. 9 No. 1. Reverie
Op. 9 No. 2. Polka de salon
Op. 9 No. 3. Mazurka de salon

Op. 10 No. 1. Nocturne in F major (Valencia)
Op. 10 No. 2. Humoresque in E minor

Op. 19 No. 1. Reverie du soir (Dipsy)
Op. 19 No. 2. Scherzo humoristique
Op. 19 No. 3. Album Leaf (zrtf90)
Op. 19 No. 4. Nocturne (Rupak Bhattacharya)
Op. 19 No. 5. Capriccioso
Op. 19 No. 6. Theme originale et variations

Op. 21 No. 1. Prelude in B major
Op. 21 No. 2. Fugue a 4 voix in G sharp minor
Op. 21 No. 3. Impromptu in C sharp minor
Op. 21 No. 4. Marche funebre in A flat minor
Op. 21 No. 5. Mazurque in A flat minor
Op. 21 No. 6. Scherzo in A flat major

Op. 37 No. 1 January: By the Fireside
Op. 37 No. 2 February: Carnival
Op. 37 No. 3 March: Song of the Lark (SwissMS)
Op. 37 No. 4 April: Snowdrop (Pavel.K)
Op. 37 No. 5 May: White Nights
Op. 37 No. 6 June: Barcarolle (Sam S)
Op. 37 No. 7 July: Song of the Reaper
Op. 37 No. 8 August: The Harvest (dire tonic)
Op. 37 No. 9 September: The Hunt
Op. 37 No. 10 October: Autumn Song (Andy Platt)
Op. 37 No. 11 November: Troika
Op. 37 No. 12 December: Christmas (carlos88)

Op. 39 No. 1. Morning Prayer (casinitaly)
Op. 39 No. 2. Winter Morning
Op. 39 No. 3. Mamma
Op. 39 No. 4. Hobbyhorse
Op. 39 No. 5. The Toy Soldiers' March
Op. 39 No. 6. The New Doll (ClsscLib)
Op. 39 No. 7. The Sick Doll (earlofmar)
Op. 39 No. 8. The Doll's Funeral (ajames)
Op. 39 No. 9. Waltz
Op. 39 No. 10. Polka
Op. 39 No. 11. Mazurka (MrPozor)
Op. 39 No. 12. Russian Song (Johnny D)
Op. 39 No. 13. Peasant Prelude
Op. 39 No. 14. Popular Song
Op. 39 No. 15. Italian Song (sinophilia)
Op. 39 No. 16. Old French Song (Recaredo)
Op. 39 No. 17. German Song (sydnal)
Op. 39 No. 18. Neapolitan Song (IreneAdler)
Op. 39 No. 19. A Nursery Tale
Op. 39 No. 20. The Witch Baba Yaga (jfmartins)
Op. 39 No. 21. Sweet Dreams (AimeeO)
Op. 39 No. 22. The Lark
Op. 39 No. 23. At Church (AZ_Astro)
Op. 39 No. 24. The Organ-Grinder's Song

Op. 40 No. 1. Etude
Op. 40 No. 2. Chanson triste (Greener)
Op. 40 No. 3. Marche funebre
Op. 40 No. 4. Mazurka in C major
Op. 40 No. 5. Mazurka in D major
Op. 40 No. 6. Chant sans paroles
Op. 40 No. 7. Au village
Op. 40 No. 8. Valse in A flat major (timmyab)
Op. 40 No. 9. Valse in F sharp minor (PikaPianist)
Op. 40 No. 10. Danse russe
Op. 40 No. 11. Scherzo
Op. 40 No. 12. Reverie interrompue

Op. 51 No. 1. Valse de salon
Op. 51 No. 2. Polka peu dansante
Op. 51 No. 3. Menuetto scherzoso
Op. 51 No. 4. Natha-valse
Op. 51 No. 5. Romance
Op. 51 No. 6. Valse sentimentale (lyricmudra)

Op. 72 No. 1. Impromptu (Peterws)
Op. 72 No. 2. Berceuse (MaryBee)
Op. 72 No. 3. Tendres reproches
Op. 72 No. 4. Danse caracteristique
Op. 72 No. 5. Meditation (Ganddalf)
Op. 72 No. 6. Mazurka pour danser
Op. 72 No. 7. Polacca de concert
Op. 72 No. 8. Dialogue
Op. 72 No. 9. Un poco di Schumann (Wayne32yrs)
Op. 72 No. 10. Scherzo-fantaisie
Op. 72 No. 11. Valse bluette
Op. 72 No. 12. L'espiegle
Op. 72 No. 13. Echo rustique
Op. 72 No. 14. Chant elegiaque
Op. 72 No. 15. Un poco di Chopin
Op. 72 No. 16. Valse a cinq temps (Ganddalf)
Op. 72 No. 17. Passe lointain
Op. 72 No. 18. Scene dansante: invitation au trepak

#2194517 - 12/08/13 02:03 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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Evening all, I removed Tangleweeds (as per other thread) any other takers? smile

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Originally Posted by wayne33yrs
Evening all, I removed Tangleweeds (as per other thread) any other takers? smile


Not a chance! I`m tangled up in the one I`m doin. It`s a bit of a mess right now . . .but I`m hopeful. Too far into it.


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#2194663 - 12/08/13 06:38 PM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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While I'm not struggling with the Album Leaf it has hardly improved much recently. We have periods like this. I'm still on M8-12 and M12-16. Awkward fingering is not feeling any easier and the memory isn't flowing yet. Patience is a virtue and every correct repetition, however slow and painstaking, is insurance against a later calamity.

I have the piece in 9 sections of which one is done, two are close and the above are progressing, though slowly. Two have only been done HS so far and one more is still to be looked at seriously. I don't feel under pressure from it yet.

I see Baba Yaga has been taken. I'm trying to resist a second piece as my calendar is filling up for 2014 but I might still add one from Op. 39 nearer the time if they're not all taken.



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#2199526 - 12/18/13 04:49 AM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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I must say I'm getting a bit sick of my piace by now, it seems like I've been playing it forever and it's not at the right speed yet. The more I go on, the more I see how it drags at slower tempos, so I speed up more and more and mess up the passagework. Now I have it comfortable at 120/eighth note but it feels as sluggish as ever. I can play it at 140 but can't get a video yet. Just made a nice frisky recording where - of course - I mess up the final measures!

I can play the challenging parts quite fast by themselves, but as soon as I add a few notes before and after they fall apart. Maybe I should put the piece away for a month or two, and hope that my finger coordination will have improved by then.


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Originally Posted by sinophilia
I must say I'm getting a bit sick of my piace by now, it seems like I've been playing it forever and it's not at the right speed yet. The more I go on, the more I see how it drags at slower tempos, so I speed up more and more and mess up the passagework. Now I have it comfortable at 120/eighth note but it feels as sluggish as ever. I can play it at 140 but can't get a video yet. Just made a nice frisky recording where - of course - I mess up the final measures!

I can play the challenging parts quite fast by themselves, but as soon as I add a few notes before and after they fall apart. Maybe I should put the piece away for a month or two, and hope that my finger coordination will have improved by then.



I don't know if it is any comfort to you, but I also struggle a lot with my pieces. In the previous themed recitals I had a leading edge having played a lot of Mendelssohn and Grieg pieces before. But the Tchaikovsky piano music is all completely new to me. And I was stupid enough to sign up for three pieces. In order to be able to play them decently by the deadline I'll have to spend the following months fiddeling with details and not even being sure that I'll be able to make it.

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Ganddalf, at least take comfort in the fact that you could very well sight-read my piece, and probably at lightning speed! wink


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I don`t personally thing anyone should be worried about either dropping out at the last minut (having given it your best shot) or playing it subtempo. The experience is invaluable, and anyway - they are often played far faster than the composer wanted originally. . . someone might ask "how d`ya that`s true?" to which I could say "How d`ya know it isn`t? Where you there?"

Have fun! I am, but my fingers aren`t . . . crazy


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Originally Posted by sinophilia
Ganddalf, at least take comfort in the fact that you could very well sight-read my piece, and probably at lightning speed! wink


I don't think so. You made me curious so I found a recording of the piece. Very charming! From what I've heard from you before I'm sure you'll be able to play it very well and look forward to listening.

#2199554 - 12/18/13 07:11 AM Re: Tchaikovsky Themed Recital: April 2014 [Re: zrtf90]  
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It is pretty! I'm glad I chose it.

I am still quite scared of playing fast, but at least it brings all problems and hesitations to the surface.


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I haven't really spent much time on my piece since I've been preoccupied with opera stuff and then the Chopin mazurkas (which weren't ready). Yesterday, however, a violinist friend of mine posted on Facebook she was looking for a pianist and cellist to play Tchaikovsky's Piano trio Op 50, so I volunteered! I've never played a trio before so this should be fun. The music is pretty challenging but I think I can do it. Maybe we will be able to get part of it together in time for this recital! But first....we need a cellist.


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Wish good luck on everyone for this. I'm looking forward to listening to the performance. I really wanted to do one of the seasons but cannot find time to fo this. I have to prepare for my school recitals for March and May. The pieces are already selected for both recitals.



1) Bach c minor fantasy
2) Beethoven sonata g major 14 No. 2 (re do)
3) Chopin a flat major Ballade (schubert Impromptu A flat D935 No2)
4) Scriabin op11 prelude #2 and #14 (Re do #2, new #14)
5) Bartok. 4 old tunes and Scherzo)
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Evening/late early morning guys, hope all's well, smile I've felt a bit of pressure in the past, (particular the last Grieg recital, and even felt real disappointed that my performance wasn't up to 'scratch') But does it actually 'matter'! I feel different about it all now (lol) I chose a piece for this one (never played any of the previous composers 'themed recital' stuff anyways) and will just play it where it is/I am, in time with the 'go live date' OK pressure's good for will/incentive/persistence/ ............but don't let it put anyone off just giving it a go. I've learnt loads taking part, and if come 'submission date' I only play half the piece, half tempo, the main thing is the effort wink

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