Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
55 registered members (cmb13, Adypiano, beeboss, AndyP, CharlesXX, 15 invisible), 1,556 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2194048 - 12/07/13 04:40 PM Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5  
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 17
David Benjamin Offline
Junior Member
David Benjamin  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 17
I have to play this next week and recorded me playing it just now.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1mXd4y3R6vq

What do you think?

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2194051 - 12/07/13 04:46 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]  
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 9,140
Polyphonist Offline
9000 Post Club Member
Polyphonist  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 9,140
New York City
Try practicing with a metronome to insure rhythmic stability, and definitely increase the tempo. I like what you do with dynamics and phrasing.


Regards,

Polyphonist
#2194088 - 12/07/13 05:29 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member
Derulux  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,446
Philadelphia
Yeah, if you jacked up the tempo, I would probably enjoy this take very much. But it feels almost 20-25% slow of where it should be.

Like Poly said, just watch some of the rubato, that you're not speeding up when you should slow down, or slowing down when you should speed up. The playing was clean enough, and it happened rarely enough, that when you did it, it was very obvious.


Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.
#2194096 - 12/07/13 05:49 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]  
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 17
David Benjamin Offline
Junior Member
David Benjamin  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 17
Thank you for your replies so far!

Yeah, I know about the problem with the tempo.

I'm just not confident enough playing it at high speed yet, that's why I focus more on playing it correctly without mistakes, to make it as enjoyable as possible for the audience (it's not a professional concert).

Last edited by David Benjamin; 12/07/13 05:54 PM.
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2194121 - 12/07/13 06:44 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]  
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 223
neuralfirings Offline
Full Member
neuralfirings  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 223
This is more interpretation than feedback, so try it and see if you like it. Try playing it with more accent on the lowermost note in the left hand octaves, then when you hit those da-da-da try playing it with accent on the uppermost note.

The middle section is beautiful! Well done! I love that inner voice.


Working on Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, Mvt 3.
#2194223 - 12/07/13 10:35 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: neuralfirings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,869
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Peyton  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,869
Maine
Originally Posted by neuralfirings


The middle section is beautiful! Well done! I love that inner voice.


Dittos!! Nicely done.


"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com

#2194229 - 12/07/13 10:52 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 832
Riddler Offline
500 Post Club Member
Riddler  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 832
Florida
Loved it!!!


http://edsjazzpianopage.blogspot.com/

My fingers are slow, but easily keep pace with my thoughts.


Moderated by  BB Player, casinitaly 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Are there any Steingraeber & Sohne pianos in Australia?
by PerfectPianoSearch. 06/28/17 03:22 AM
Kawai or Yamaha for classical music?
by James Guo. 06/27/17 10:47 PM
I hope I'm still playing...
by Retsacnal. 06/27/17 10:02 PM
Playing Some (Not All) Movements of a Piece?
by ClsscLib. 06/27/17 08:13 PM
Should I give up piano lessons
by dat77. 06/27/17 08:10 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,495
Posts2,639,696
Members88,206
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0