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Tchaikovsky Themed Recital - GENERAL DISCUSSION #2261794
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Welcome to the General Discussion Room for the AB Forum “Beginners and Beyond” Tchaikovsky Themed Recital.

Please use this room for any discussion of the pieces being performed in the Main Recital Thread.

Discussions and replies can be posted at-will. Feel free to comment on any or all individual pieces. Some members offer comments on each submission individually; others offer general congratulations. Either approach is appropriate. Feel free to offer more specific, technical feedback if the participant had indicated that technical feedback was welcome.

Please use this thread only to discuss recital performances. If you have any comments or suggestions about ways to make the recital process better, please start a separate thread.

Now, find a nice spot and enjoy the music …

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The Tchaikovsky Themed Recital streamer is at this location:

http://recitals.pianoworld.com/recital_files/Tchaikovsky_Themed_Recital/play-all.html



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I have already listened to the first twelve of them. Nice job everyone!

Two jumped out at me that make me want to learn them!

The German Song, played by ZRTF90, and Morning Prayer... hey, also played by ZRTF90.

I am very familiar with Opus 39 so the strains of the other pieces are new to my ear. But I have found many of them very intriguing. More comments later.




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Ohmygosh I just listened to number 34 (34. Morodiene - Souvenir de Hapsal Op. 2 No. 1 Ruins de Chateau) by Morodiene. Incredible pacing, phrasing, and mood. Wonderful!


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I only listened to a few pieces here and there, but overall this sounds fantastic! Thank you Greener for putting this together.

Richard, I especially liked the fact that you played three of the "easy" pieces from opus 39. You can hear the expert hand and the subtlety, and it makes such a difference. Expression, rich dynamics, and chord notes sounding exactly at the same time... I like it when you say, 'It took less than twenty minutes to memorise and less than twenty days to develop'. It's reassuring to hear that a piece that you can probably sight-read still needs some time to grow - at least if you're a perfectionist. After two years at the piano there are finally some (few) pieces below my level, where I can switch my attention from mere note learning to all the tiny details, and this is where the real fun starts.


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Wow this is great. Here are my first comments.

Op. 37 March - Song of the Lark - SwissMS/Doris
Way to start a recital. What a nice sound coming from your Bechstein. I listened to it a couple of times. Love the Russian sound you project. Nice balance between the hands.

Op. 39 no. 15 - Italian Song - sinophilia (Diana)
I like the tempo. It reminds me of the stupid movies from the 20's! I keep seeing Laurel and Hardy moving the piano!
Thanks for sharing.

Op. 37 No. 10 October: Autumn Song - Andy Platt
Nice atmosphere. You play this nocturne like piece really sensitive. How about that pppp at the end!

Romance Op.5 - Ganddalf
Wow, what a nice piece. I will try it too. Thanks for a considerate execution. (Is that correct English?).

Old French Song. Op 39 No 16. - Recaredo / Ricardo
This sounds familliar in some way. Can't put my finger on it though.
Well played and thanks for sharing.

Valse in F# minor, Op. 40 No. 9 - PikaPianist
Good idea to play it in the agitated way as you say. It contrasts well with the middle section. I like your interpretation a lot.


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I have listened to the first half of the contributions, and I'm amazed by the quality of the performances. It has also been a real treat to get acquainted with all this beautiful piano music that I didn't even know existed.

I'm going to give individual comments to each piece, but due to the Easter holidays you may have to wait for a few days.

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I enjoyed the Italian Song's bright and goofy quality. That aspect of the piece is really fun. Thanks Diana.

Andy, you are right about the difficulties of October/Autumn Song. Congratulations on your success especially with the voicing issues.

Ganddalf, what a beautiful and soulful rendition of the Romance. It is wonderful to hear you communicate through the music.


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Op. 37 March - Song of the Lark - SwissMS/Doris:
I really like how you bring such a serious dark mood to this piece. For some reason it invokes a feeling of sounds you may hear in the night. Maybe it's because I got up at 3 am to see the lunar eclipse/blood moon and heard all sorts of birds crying.

On a side note: "Experience: 5 as an adult, a couple as a chile" I just had to chuckle at this typo. laugh

Op. 39 no. 15 - Italian Song - sinophilia (Diana):
How appropriate that you chose this piece smile I think you give it the lively feeling of the folk music in Italy. Nicely done!

Op. 37 No. 10 October: Autumn Song - Andy Platt:
You have a good feeling for this piece, giving it the right sensitivity and rubato. This is has a nostalgic sound to it, makes me wonder what happened to Tchai in the autumn to make him feel this way about it. Well done performance!

Romance Op.5 - Ganddalf:
From my experience in playing Tchai's music, I've noticed there's a lot of layers and intricacy, even in the simpler sounding parts. You handle this complexity very well. I especially like the energy you give to the slower parts.

Old French Song. Op 39 No 16 - Recaredo / Ricardo:
You handle the "round" aspect of this piece very well. Again, it has that layer of complexity that on the surface you don't notice it, but after playing quite a bit of Tchai, I see now how he liked to incorporate that interplay between the hands.

Valse in F# minor, Op. 40 No. 9 - PikaPianist:
I like this tempo a lot. It sounds almost macabre at the beginning, like a Tim Burton movie soundtrack. I love your choice of rubato in this piece, especially in the middle section, giving it time to wind out the melody.

OP 39 10 Polka - peterws/pyotr:
LOL "Pyotr" - is that your Russian side coming out? As always I enjoy the exuberance with which you play. You lend this piece a suitable playfulness. I don't have the music, but did you add a note at the end? smile Well done.

German Song - Richard (zrtf90):
I have this collection and have only taught a few pieces out of it, but I see that there are many others I should consider now, this being one of them. Would you say it's good for learning repeated notes or dotted rhythms?

Chanson triste Op 40. No. 2 - Greener:
This was a piece I fell in love with as a child. We owned a book that had a collection of classic favorites. I don't recall if I ever worked with my teacher on this one, I do remember just loving that opening theme. You give it a stateliness and good attention to the repeated notes in the melodic line. Thanks for playing this!



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There is some truly outstanding playing in this recital. Thanks to Greener for bringing this all together. Here are my first set of comments.

Sinophilia -Italian Song: Beautiful, jaunty performance of this nice little piece. You had a nice balance between the melody and the accompaniment. Well done!

Andy Platt – October: You gave this a very melancholy, gentle feel. I like the pacing that you gave the piece. Very nice!

Gandalf- Romance Op. 5: Lovely flow. I love the middle section. It has a definite Russian feel and is very dramatic. Lovely transition out to the returning main theme.

Recaredo- Old French Song: Nice expression and balance in this character piece.

PikaPianist Valse in F# minor: I love the energy that you give this waltz. Wonderful presentation. I can just see the dancers whirling!

Peterws -Polka: I remember playing this sometime back. It is tricky. I like the playful feel that you give it. Really nice pacing!

Richard(zrtf90)German Song: This sounds like a trip to a German beer garden in Bavaria. You gave it a light, lilting sound that fit that vision perfectly.

Greener/JeffChanson triste Op 40. No. 2: I really like this piece, and considered learning as well. I like your take on it. You made it very expansive and paced it well. Great listening.

Richard/(zrtf90)- Morning Prayer: I really like this piece as well. I like your expression in it, with just a hint of darkness in the middle. The Winny the Pooh reference fits nicely as well!




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Originally Posted by SwissMS
There is some truly outstanding playing in this recital. Thanks to Greener for bringing this all together.


Thank you kindly, Doris and Diana. However, I've just played a small part in "bringing this all together". There has been a team involved and stretching back to October, 2013.

Richard, Sam, Monica, Chris, Cheryl and all the folks that contributed and made it possible before this event. I have a better understanding of how things work now of course and I'll tell you, it is magic. The moderators responded instantaneously when request made at 2:45am today. A smooth sailing ship we have here.

I'm happy to have had the opportunity.

Thank you.


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This is my first time listening and first time posting. As others have said, I'm impressed by the quality--really humbled by the quality. Even with errors, or still undeveloped dynamics or phrasing. it's obvious that there's thought and musicality in everything I've heard. And like others, I want to learn more Tchaikovsky. Didn't know that even the "easy" pieces were so rich.

I've only listened to a third in entirety--our internet connection is slow today. Like to make comments about the first few.

Doris (Song of the Lark),
Gorgeous. Nice pacing. Lots of layers. Like to learn it (someday).

Diana (Italian Song),
Played the melody nice and jaunty, not overdone which could make the piece comical--the right amount of bounce. Maybe slightly softer left is the only possibility??

Andy (October),
Doesn't sound clinical to me! Nice expression and variety. "Indulgent" is too easy, right? It's hard to back off to subtlety, which is more beautiful. I liked it.

Ganddalf (Norway),
Incredible variety in this piece and good handling of the different sections.


I'd like to write here just more "Additional Info" on "Mama." Being new I wasn't sure of the amount or type of info to post:

I chose Mama because it was one of the few left in the Album for the Young and it didn't look very hard. It was, in fact, a lot harder than it looked. First of all it had to be very even. The subject, Mama, wouldn't lend itself to extreme changes in mood. Getting something even is incredibly difficult, never mind adding accents, dynamic changes, etc. to get some contour to the piece. Again, not too dramatic or extreme. I tried to imagine a brisk benevolence about Mama (I heard a couple professional recordings that were quite fast!) and also some "breaths" or "catching one's breath" and small moments of peace and slowing down. It's not there yet! This is a difficult piece to make interesting and one I'll practice for a long time to improve.

Would like to make more comments about other submissions soon.

Thanks for doing this. This is a great experience.


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I only made it halfway through tonight. Wow! some great stuff here. Thanks to everybody for contributing, its really great to get the opportunity to listen to these performances.

1 SwissMS Op. 37 March - Song of the Lark Love the lilting feel, the bird song is very nicely done. Very pretty song.

2 sinophilia Op. 39 no. 15 - Italian Song Neat little song, sounds like a sidewalk cafe in Naples or something. I like the jaunty feel you gave it.

3 Andy Platt Op. 37 No. 10 October: Autumn Song I can almost see the leaves falling from the trees. I think you did a fantastic job with the voicing of the melody.

4 Ganddalf Romance Op.5 Beautiful piece, and so well played. I hope to achieve your level of piano mastery some day.

5 Recaredo/Ricardo Old French Song, Op 39 This may be the next Op 39 piece I try to play. You make it sound very graceful and musical.

6 PikaPianist Valse in F# minor, Op. 40 No. 9 I love the way you played this, the energy level is great. I really enjoyed listening, thanks so much!

7 peterws/pyotr Op 39 Polka Agree with you about the Op. 39 pieces, Album for the young (at heart). Great tempo, makes me want to dance (the polka, of course.)

8 Richard (zrtf90) German Song, Op. 39 I hope I can knock out a piece like this at this level someday. Thanks for sharing it.

9 Greener / Jeff Chanson triste Op 40. No. 2 Wow, what a great piece. I love the approach you took, it's very sad but not ponderously so. Really great.

10 Richard (zrt90) Morning Prayer Op. 39 Thanks again for another excellent rendition. I love the interpretation, it really has a great positive feel without being too fast.

11 peterws/pyotr Op. 39 Folksong Very upbeat and well played. I loved listening to this. Another of the Op. 39s I have to try someday!

12 AZ_Astro At Church Op 39 I think this sounds great. It has a good stately feel, not plodding at all.

13 peterws/pyotr Impromptu Op 72 1 What a fantastic piece of music! It sounded awesome to me, thanks so much for sharing it.

14 peterws/pyotr Peasant's Prelude Op. 39 I don't understand the title either... Maybe something got lost in translation... Sounded great, though.



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I'm slowly downloading these to burn onto a CD. I don't really have the time while I'm at the computer to go through the recital on the streaming player and prefer to do most of my listening in the car. As the zip files have not been made here I made an exception and have been through everything just once so far.

I'm thrilled to hear the enthusiasm and work that went into these performances and the stretch it has created in the performers and I'm very proud to have played a part in this marvellous achievement.

What a stunned to hear so much music for the first time from such a famous composer!

The workload from the ABF #33, Joplin, Tchaikovsky and the upcoming ABF #34 means I'm again unable to devote enough time to individual comments but I strongly suspect I will have precious little to offer on top of what is said by others.

I expect most of you already know that this recital has improved your playing and your appreciation of Tchaikovsky's tremendous and largely underestimated output.

I am in awe that these recitals keep getting better. How much more is there to come, I wonder?
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Morodiene, the German Song. I wouldn't have thought of it as being prime material for either dotted or repeated notes. But for a beginner, yes, it offers both and more. It is really easy to enjoy the music, which really helps, and the articulation and phrasing requires great care and precision. I would say that would be its prime challenge.

FWIW, I would offer the second movement from Clementi's Op. 36 nos. 2 or 3 for dotted notes. Scarlatti for repeated notes. I can't think of anything easier than Kp. 149 off hand but I'm sure you won't have to look as far as Kp. 141. smile



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Originally Posted by zrtf90
I'm slowly downloading these to burn onto a CD. I don't really have the time while I'm at the computer to go through the recital on the streaming player and prefer to do most of my listening in the car. As the zip files have not been made here I made an exception and have been through everything just once so far.

I'm thrilled to hear the enthusiasm and work that went into these performances and the stretch it has created in the performers and I'm very proud to have played a part in this marvellous achievement.

What a stunned to hear so much music for the first time from such a famous composer!

The workload from the ABF #33, Joplin, Tchaikovsky and the upcoming ABF #34 means I'm again unable to devote enough time to individual comments but I strongly suspect I will have precious little to offer on top of what is said by others.

I expect most of you already know that this recital has improved your playing and your appreciation of Tchaikovsky's tremendous and largely underestimated output.

I am in awe that these recitals keep getting better. How much more is there to come, I wonder?
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Diana, thank you. Really, thank you. smile
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Morodiene, the German Song. I wouldn't have thought of it as being prime material for either dotted or repeated notes. But for a beginner, yes, it offers both and more. It is really easy to enjoy the music, which really helps, and the articulation and phrasing requires great care and precision. I would say that would be its prime challenge.

FWIW, I would offer the second movement from Clementi's Op. 36 nos. 2 or 3 for dotted notes. Scarlatti for repeated notes. I can't think of anything easier than Kp. 149 off hand but I'm sure you won't have to look as far as Kp. 141. smile

I was thinking of more for using more Tchaikovsky in my teaching. And Clementi, well, he wasn't the greatest. wink


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I never knew that Tchaikovsky had written so much great music for piano. He certainly has not gotten much attention in the ABF recitals before. But that has been remedied with this great recital!

01 - SwissMS/Doris - Song of the Lark From memory! I'm impressed. Nice changes in touch, with the contrast between legato and staccato and everything in-between. Sensitive playing too - I loved the little tempo fluctuations.

02 - sinophilia (Diana) - Italian Song Perfect oom-pahs! You know what I mean, the left hand rhythm. Loved the ending too.

03 - Andy Platt - October: Autumn Song I can heard your love for it coming through. The section where you picked things up a little was very nice, ending in the rolled chord. Your playing shows that you are listening and adjusting. Loved it!

04 - Ganddalf - Romance Op.5 Very smooth and refined. Your ornaments (turns) were perfect! The middle section was quite a contrast, almost like a military march.

05 - Recaredo / Ricardo - Old French Song A charming piece, very well played.

06 - PikaPianist - Valse in F# minor Wonderful touch - loved your interpretation. Very subtle pedal work work too. Excellent job.

07 - peterws/pyotr - OP 39 10 Polka Your hands keep switching between green and purple in my video - which gives the whole piece a psychedelic quality, like a polka on a trip. But your playing was flawless!

08 - Richard (zrtf90) - German Song Excellent touch and pedaling. These easier pieces really shine when played by someone with skill.

09 - Greener / Jeff - Chanson triste So sad. But Tchaikovsky seemed to revel in it. There are some passages that sound very familiar as if they are similar to another work, but I can't place them. Very well done.

More to come...

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Well, everything`s done and dusted . . . and here we are listening. Great! You lot seem to get better with each recital, which I suppose is how it should be. Well done, all of you. There`s some complex stuff in there which I can`t relate to. All composers display this when their intelligence output exceeds what I can take in and mentally digest . . I blame lead in the water pipes.

1 Swiss Piano Girl

Quite a melancholy piece, if I may say so. This lark is not ascending; he`s pottering around on the ground. As they do. Food is hard to find . . .A lovely work and sound; great recording.

2 Sinophilia Italian Song

I think you enjoy this piece; you play steady and with confidence with a super rall at the end. Well done!

3 Andy Platt

Thought it was Chopin or Mendelssohn. A very sensitive and contemplative work which was well reflected in your playing. Excellent.

4 Ganddalf Op 5 I`m not qualified to pass technical "judgement" supposing I wanted to. It just sounded great on that Digital of yours . . . A recent acquisition? Lovely tone.

5 Recaredo/Ricardo Op 39 15

You do a splendid job n here. I listened also to your Mendelssohn piece on Y Tube; both of these caused me to think "Kawai" for my next piano. Trouble is, I just bought the one I have! Excellent work and great recording!

6 Pika Pianist Op 40 9

Wonderful music! Love your playing and the dound. Dammit, another Kawai . . . ha ha they get everywhere . . Magnificent work! This is a must for me to attempt (cough cough) but I need a bit o` Dutch Courage . . . Who`s the poor schmuck who`s gonna follow this?

7 Peterws/pyotr

Hmmm . . . ..

8 ZRT/Richard German Song

Def. a Teutonic feel to this, complete with Oompah band and German Beer. . . Great job, man!

9 Greener/Jeff

Thanks Jeff for this event, and your team too. We are indebted!
A sad sad song. Your playing was suitably triste. I`d find it hard to get into . . .so much Chopin is similar. But what a good job you did here.

10 ZRT90/Richard Morning Prayer.

I looked at this myself, in the "39" book. It`s very moving, old fashioned Church style typical of the 19/20 Century changeover. Some of the best hymns I heard were similar to this. A child`s prayer. Simple and effective. Lovely playing. Well done.





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Peterws Folk Song: What a sweet little piece! Very upbeat and playfully played!

AZ_Astro At Church: I love this piece! I play it when I am feeling down. It always gives me a feeling of hope. Your version did that as well. Very well played.

Peterws_ 72-1: Wow, this really sounds like a handful! You did a lovely job of it. You may have pieced it together, but it sounded seamless.

Peterws Prelude– This is an interesting piece, leading somewhere, leaving the listener waiting for more. Nice job of setting up that feeling.

PatH - Impromptu: Wow! This one enters into the realm of virtuoso technique. Very well played!

Gandalf- May: This is a very uplifting, gentle piece. I like the relaxed pacing that you give it. It brings to mind spring flowers waving in the breeze. Beautiful presentation.

Richard(zrtf90) Baba Yaga This sounds like a tricky little number. You give it a playful, bouncy feel that fits the vision of the witch. Very nice.

Hreichgott- January: Lovely flow in this gentle piece. It make me think of sitting by a warm fire looking out at a soft blanket of snow. Well Played.

Hreichgott – February: Living near Luzern, February Carnival is very familiar to me. This piece expresses the irreverant, carefree nature of that celebration. You expressed that well in your presentation. Beautifully played!

SamS- June: I absolutely love this piece. It has such a haunting quality. It is still on my do to list. You do a lovely job with it. Nice expression on the bridge chords.

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12 AZ Astro op39 2

I like T,`s churchy stuff. Rooted in Russian Orthodoxy, very noving with a certain beauty to it all. This is very very nicely played and interpretated.

15 PatH/Pat Holstein OP 1 2

Good to hear expertise combined with experience; but what a piece! What was in T.`s mind when he wrote it? Can`t attempt that I`m afraid. Fantastic stuff, man. What can I say?

16 Ganddalf "May"

Very lovely and happy music with a hopeful tinge to it imo. You did a wonderful job! As always.

17 ZRT90/Richard Baba Yaga

An unusual vibrant, quirky piece; sounds modern and ahead of it`s time. You did a super job here. One lively witch from Russia . . .

18 Heather W Reichgott op37 1

Peaceful and hymn like; comprehensive piece o` misic which you executed well.

19 Heather W Reichgott op37 2

It`s always good to hear (and hear from) seasoned performers. This would keep anyone on their toes, and put many on their backs. . . Can`t pretend to understand this, unfortunately. You certainly did what sounded like a great job!

20 Sam s op37 6

Big sound, with big chords to go with it! Great job, man. Loads of dynamic stuff here.

21 Gingko 2 Mama

Beautiful piece indeed which you render so well. I hope it`s in the op 39 book . . . I have that! A "must do" . .

`Bye for now . . .

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Ohmygosh I just listened to number 34 (34. Morodiene - Souvenir de Hapsal Op. 2 No. 1 Ruins de Chateau) by Morodiene. Incredible pacing, phrasing, and mood. Wonderful!

Thank you! This one really drew me and originally I was just going to do the one movement, but then thought it would be nice to work on the whole opus. I'm glad you liked it!


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