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#2276145 - 05/14/14 08:20 PM Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room  
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Welcome to the General Discussion Room for the AB Forum “Beginners and Beyond” Recital #34!!!

Please use this room for any discussion of the pieces in Recital #34 that is taking place 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.

For those who wish to comment on all pieces, a copy and paste template for offering feedback can be found here:

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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.

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#2276228 - 05/14/14 09:24 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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What a great recital! I've been listening to the pieces as I was working on the copy and paste stuff, and there is some mighty fine music going on here. grin

I've got to get to sleep, so specific comments will have to wait for later, but let me offer a general "congratulations" to everybody who participated for a job well done! thumb


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I downloaded the six zip files and have imported all the pieces into my iTunes library, where they will sync with my ipod touch (so I can listen anytime and anywhere I want to). I have listened to half the pieces and am delighted with the variety and eloquence expressed in all the pieces. What a pleasant way to pick up new pieces to learn! Comments to come later but I am already very impressed. Great job everyone.


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#2276264 - 05/14/14 11:07 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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50. Valencia - Sonata Op. 109 3rd mvt -Theme only!! Valencia, when I saw this on the list, I had to listen to it first. I just discovered this one recently, while going through the Beethoven sonata course in Coursera, and I fell in love with the third movement. You are right in your description of "otherwordly", and I've been wishing that I was at a level where I could handle those later variations. It was so nice to hear you play the theme here. I think you have the right idea -- play what you can, and wait for the time when you're ready for the rest.


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#2276275 - 05/14/14 11:27 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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30. PikaPianist - Sonata in F minor, K466

Lovely! One of my favorite pieces from one of my favorite composers. I agree with you, this can be played slower as well, letting the melancholy mood wash over. One thing I like about Scarlatti is that his pieces often sound good, just different, whatever tempo is chosen, so it's hard to get bored on them.

Pedalling something like this must be challenging indeed. Although he was IMO more modern in his style than most of his contemporaries, I am not personally fond of too much "romanticism" in his more lyrical pieces.

This one is on my to do -list, but it will have to wait...

Very well played!


#2276276 - 05/14/14 11:36 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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50. Valencia - Sonata Op. 109 3rd mvt -Theme only!!

Jonathan Biss played this on his Corsera class. So awesome this movement and you did just a great job. Wonderful, I love it. Sorry cannot give technical feedback - this is way above my level, but still want to call it out.

09. SwissMS - Kulau Sonatina in C Major Opus 20 #1 1st Movement

You played with a safe tempo today. Nice melody line. Watch your tempo, sometimes you get ahead of the metronome like in measures 13-16, 24-27, etc. Quite musical already. A very nice start!

16. Sinophilia - In Church - Op. 39 no. 24
Yes, this is intermediate. It's Etude No. 4 in my RCM Level 5 Etude book. Very ambitious piece for 2 years on the piano. I'm impressed. thumb

I like the tempo to move a little quicker, remember you should play 2/4 time not 4/4 time, but the important thing is to try to work on voicing your melody much lighter for left hand. Also, it is hard to be melodic instead of percussive with so many chords. Really good effort. Just small nitpick, you cannot hide those legato chords in measures 2, 4, 7-8, etc with pedaling. Haha. You need to play legato for them senza pedale first. Measure 40 or so nice contrasts.

the rest

Sorry for skipping some above 16; some of the music is too hard for me or they're jazz, which I have zero training, so cannot provide objective feedback. That it for tonight. laugh

Quick note to Monica K. since I like David Nevue's music. I think submitting the original musician's MP3 as your own is against the rules! whome

#2276318 - 05/15/14 01:27 AM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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I had to do other things at home hoping I would have the time to record a decent entry, but I couldn't find the time frown I'll send it to the piano bar instead...
Extremely upset with myself now!

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Oh well, that will teach me! However I'll enjoy listening to your entries, guys!

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#2276334 - 05/15/14 02:55 AM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: 8 Octaves]  
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Thank you 8 Octaves for the comment! You got me, when the pedal is down I tend to shift my hands to the new position a bit earlier, so I don't mess up the chords too much. Chord tones not sounding together was the main problem I had to solve so I really focused on that and didn't have much brain left for all the rest wink

I think a piece like this can be practiced forever, so many big and small details to work on! But the few things I've managed to understand from it are paying off in the easier pieces I'm working on right now.


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#2276337 - 05/15/14 03:14 AM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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Whizbang, I have to comment on your piece, because I heard it played by Martha Argerich & friends in Ravenna last year. I think you did a fantastic job! Emotional but not sentimental, nostalgic like all tango but always with a bounce. Thanks!


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#2276351 - 05/15/14 05:21 AM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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11. Peyton - Escape - You managed to create the "perfect atmosphere" for this piece which I think is what Philip Glass wanted to create. I loved the sound of the piano. Wonderful job!


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04. Anne H - Discovery At Night - Anne, I was almost sending this piece to the recital smile .I love it! I think you did a great job because I know that this piece is not as easy as it seems, especially in keeping the rhythm and strength in some notes. Thanks for bringing the only piece of Einaudi in this recital - Is the world about to come to an end??? -. Great job!


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#2276354 - 05/15/14 05:38 AM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: CarlosCC]  
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What a wonderful variety of music in the recital this time. I am really enjoying listening. Here are my first set of comments:

01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt If you can do this after a couple glasses of wine, my hat is off to you! Very nice presentation. The balance between the accompaniment and lead melody is good, no matter which of you is leading. Clearly you are both very good musicians. It sounds like you had a lot of fun.

02. Whizbang (Chris) - Milonga del Angel Thanks for the introduction to this composer! This is a very emotional piece, with underlying Latin rhythms. I like your take on it, very beautiful.

03. ShiroKuro - Big My Secret Very expressive playing! Really nice pacing, and lovely legato. I can tell you really put yourself into this piece. Nice job.

04. Anne H - Discovery At Night I know what it is like to be without a piano for a long time after starting getting back to it. When we moved from the US to Switzerland I was without a piano for a year. It was torture! It sounds like you got back up to speed quickly. This is a lovely presentation. You let the music breath nicely, and create a relaxing mood with your playing. Beautiful!

05. wouter79 - Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei". These two pieces make a nice contrast. I like the continual sense of movement in the first one, and the peaceful relaxing feeling in the second. Your playing in both is very expressive, and I like your restrained use of pedal. It gives the music a nice clarity.

06. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are Improv A very nice, upbeat improv. I like the continual motion in the right hand with the light, detatched chordal accompaniment. Nice!

07. AZ_Astro - Seventh Street Blues I like Martha Meier! I like your relaxed take on this piece. The melody sings well over the quiet chordal accompaniment. Well played.

08. 8 Octaves - When River Flowed on Mars I love this piece. It was the first one I picked from the Celebration Series 5, and I still play it regularly. I know it is trickier than it looks! You did a nice job with it, keeping a steady driving pulse and maintaining its mysterious air. I think you will find this piece a keeper.

10. CarlosCC - Quietness This is a truly lovely composition, Carlos. Your heart comes through in it. I think your “best listener” is still listening and is proud to see her piece submitted to the recital!

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Marybee, how beautiful and perfect your nocturne is! I followed the score while listening and this looks like something that I might want to tackle in the (distant) future. I am entranced by most of Chopin's music, my only problem is that I find it moving to the point of being upsetting. It's just too much.

Mar_red, I think your arrangement of Love Story is just great. I really don't like it when the melody gets lost in the runs and embellishments, to the point of not being recognizable anymore. Your interpretation is perfectly balanced and utterly enjoyable!


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#2276433 - 05/15/14 10:16 AM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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Looks to be an awesome recital! Before I offer any comments I need to apologize in advance for not getting to everyone right away... I'm working on the road for the next two weeks and will not have much computer access. (If anyone is around the Verona, NJ art show this weekend or the Northampton Paradise City show the following weekend stop by and say hi).

#1. Marilyn- the tempo was a bit slow but... that is just great playing from both of you. I haven't the faintest idea how you can both pull this off...other than the fact that you are both very good.

#2. Chris. Wow! What an interesting piece and you play it fantastically. I love how the inner melodies compliment the main melody. Just amazing all around. Bravo.


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01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt -
Wow, that must have been fun. :-) great job.
02. Whizbang (Chris) - Milonga del Angel -
sounds great, the only thing I'll say.. you should something harder just because you absolutely can.
03. ShiroKuro - Big My Secret -
great job, don't worry about the editing.
04. Anne H - Discovery At Night -
I like it, only one suggestion, and it might be the recording.. I'd be "mellower", by the end feels like you're pounding a little.
05. wouter79 - Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei". -
good job, these pieces are definetely harder than what they look like on the score. just try to keep the phrases longer and articulate less, very IMHO.
06. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are Improv -
I did enjoy it :-).
07. AZ_Astro - Seventh Street Blues -
keep going, you are definetely in the right tracks
08. 8 Octaves - When River Flowed on Mars -
just wow.
09. SwissMS/Doris - Sonatina in C Major Opus 20 #1 1st Movement -
I never played this one, sounds very nice. :-)
10. CarlosCC - Quietness -
...
11. Peyton - Escape -
thanks, I didn't know the piece.
12. Greener/Jeff - Moonlight Sonata, Mvt 2 - Op. 27, No 2. -
As you, I feel this is a little forgotten gem, I have few suggestions... 1, less pedal please, this piece needs to be crisp, 2 pay a little more attention to the tempo and be more sudden between p and f to surprise the audience.
you have it in the finger, now it's just details :-)
13. Riddler (Ed) - Love Walked In -
Another unknown piece for me... thanks :-)
14. George Schiro - Ambivalence -
you do have the technique, more than ambivalence I felt anxiety, could you try to make longer and more connected phrases? ( besides that, you're spectacular being self taught )
15. peterws/peter - Gymnopedies 2 & 3 -
great sound control. kudos!
16. sinophilia (Diana) - In Church - Op. 39 no. 24 -
wow! :-)
17. Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White - Torna A Surriento -
I'm italian, so I'm biased :-D. I felt Sorrento ( Surriento is how they pronounce in the southern italy dialect ), I suggest you try to play a little less is part of the godfather ost and you go mellower with more rubato. It's southern italy.. it's warm, there is no a/c and it's absolutely gorgeous.. think about the waves slowly hitting the shore, people sunbathing and eating ice cream.
18. earlofmar - Minuet in C Minor BWV Anh 121 -
I love Bach!
19. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Fughetta -
Didn't know the piece, it's very charming. Thanks
20. Newbert - New York State of Mind -
good job! keep going! :-)
21. MaryBee - Nocturne in C minor, No. 21 -
beautiful, one minor note... I agree with barenboim when he does say that rubato should be more like "borrowed"... if you take some time, you should give it back somewhere and in Chopin if feel like it's true making the slow, slower and the fast.. faster.
you might want to try. again, great job.
22. Mr Super Hunky - Everybody Hurts -
great job, thanks for the laugh! laugh
23. N17 - Dance in G -
thumbs up! :-)
24. Mar_red - Love Story -
amazing for self taught. just try to keep the melody quite more evident than the accompaignment, you're doing a great job.
25. joangolfing - Arietta -
very good job.
26. Sand Tiger - Pancakes -
:-) like it.
27. (Was)TrueBeginner - Blame -
...
28. ajames - Just a Day Away -
great job.
29. jotur/Cathy Turner - Second Hand Rose -
that sounds like a fun piece! :-)
30. PikaPianist - Sonata in F minor, K466 -
I love this sonata and you did a great job with it.
31. Sam S - Suite from the Victorian Kitchen Garden - Prelude and Summer - Clarinet and Piano -
absolutely fantastic :-) my wife just started violin and It's too much fun to play together.
32. outo - Fantasia no. 4 E-minor, Allegro -
great job :-)
33. noobpianist90 - Minuet in G major BWV Anh 114 -
Fantastic job, sounds great. I have a suggestion for your technique. be careful with tension of your pinky.. it goes up and backwards (right hand).
34. Piano_Primo_1 - "Back at One" 5 12 14 1 session -
amazing. doesn't look like you're self taught.
35. Ganddal - Gratulation -
unknown piece for me, thanks, great execution.
36. Ohio_Mark - Beach Buggy Boogie -
my head started shaking on time. too much fun! :-)
37. Monica K. - Scarborough Fair -
great job.
38. gingko2 - Ivan Sings (Andantino) -
I love this piece, reminds me of my childhood. and you did a great job with it epecially where the rhythm becomes tricky.
39. Ataru074 - BWV 866 Fugue -
next time don't burn your middle finger in the tomato sauce and that your left hand get stuck between the black keys. and turn off the A/C :-p
40. Copper - To a Wild Rose -
Fantastic job.
41. Andy Platt - Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 -
I love it. if you want you might want to try to be a little more "black and white" in the rhytmic sections and use a little less pedal (1/3 or 1/4 and change more often) in the melodic ones.
being Bartok you might want a little bit of harshness.
42. carlos88 - From a sketchbook (D'un cahier d'esquisses) -
good job, very hard composer.
43. Jazztpt (Russ) - Pictures -
very good job. very nice music.
44. wimpiano - Telemann - Fantasia in E Minor -
kudos! :-)
45. torquenale (alessandra) - Dance (from Four Rondos op. 60) -
very good job.
46. rerun - Tipitina 5 14 14 -
at "played by ear" I stopped reading, I envy a lot that you can do it :-D. good job.
47. TrapperJohn - Ashokan Farewell -
great performance.
48. Richard (zrtf90) - Waltz in D flat, Op. 64 No. 1 -
delicious.
49. Pathbreaker (Tarik) - Op. 118 Intermezzo 1 & 2 -
great job. Brahms is H-A-R-D.
50. Valencia - Sonata Op. 109 3rd mvt -Theme only!! -
Awesome. this is late Beethoven, it's not hard, it's trascendental... my advice: arpeggios.. try to start a little quieter and make the sound grow towards the top, I feel it has to be like a wave gently hitting you. when a note repeats, try to do the second a little quieter like it's melting the the sound of the first one... for the last 3 a lifetime isn't enough. :-)



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An interesting mix of pieces this time. As always, great fun listening to everyone. Here's my first batch of comments.

01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt Sounds like great fun! And that's what matters, as my wife and I have discovered - making music together.

02. Whizbang (Chris) - Milonga del Angel Wonderful job bringing out the melody line. Loved the little quick ornaments too. And the big chords. And the rhythm. I guess I loved all of it!

03. ShiroKuro - Big My Secret Excellent playing! You know this is not my favorite kind of music, but I would listen to this anytime! My only suggestions, and you can hear this yourself, is to take everything but the melody line down a notch (provided you can decide what is melody and what isn't). Of course, I've got the Lisitsa recording, which is not fair to you :-)

04. Anne H - Discovery At Night Aren't you glad you got that old Steinway out of storage? Sounds great!

05. wouter79 - Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei". I played both of these once, long ago in another lifetime. Very sensitive playing. My only suggestion - the left hand in the first one is a little too heavy - back off on that a little.

06. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are Improv Mellow!

07. AZ_Astro - Seventh Street Blues This is from one of those graded jazz books? Sounds really great - loved it!

08. 8 Octaves - When River Flowed on Mars I have never heard of this - sounds really good!

09. SwissMS/Doris - Sonatina in C Major Opus 20 #1 1st Movement Love that Bechstein - you have the much newer great-great-granddaughter of my piano. This type of piece requires a deft touch - and you have it.

10. CarlosCC - Quietness You've immortalized her in this quiet, simple composition. She obviously lives on in your heart.

11. Peyton - Escape Very moody and engaging - I think you captured the spirit of it.

12. Greener/Jeff - Moonlight Sonata, Mvt 2 - Op. 27, No 2. I don't think we have ever had the 2nd mvt of the moonlight in a recital - everybody always plays the 1st. Great job! It's a nice mood changer from the first movement and preparation for the last - I guess Ludwig know what he was doing.

13. Riddler (Ed) - Love Walked In Smooth!

14. George Schiro - Ambivalence Nice improv!

15. peterws/peter - Gymnopedies 2 & 3 Wallpaper music! It's just there. And you never know in what film or commercial it may show up. Great playing though!

16. sinophilia (Diana) - In Church - Op. 39 no. 24 This is a great piece to learn those things - you pedaling sounds great, not muddy at all. And the chord voicing is well balanced. The dynamics were great too.

17. Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White - Torna A Surriento Interesting - never heard it before - great job.

18. earlofmar - Minuet in C Minor BWV Anh 121 I don't think I have ever heard this one - nice chromatic lines too. Great playing.

19. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Fughetta How surprising! Great job - I loved it!

20. Newbert - New York State of Mind Jazzy! Nice ending...

21. MaryBee - Nocturne in C minor, No. 21 One of my favorites - very sensitive playing - loved the dynamic changes. And a great job on all the odd rhythms.

22. Mr Super Hunky - Everybody Hurts The big piano sounds great - and so does your playing!

23. N17 - Dance in G Nice touch, with the contrast between the shorter and longer notes. Great job!

24. Mar_red - Love Story Brings back memories - loved the middle section.

25. joangolfing - Arietta just beautiful playing - loved the dramatic pauses.

That's half - more to come!

Sam

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34. Piano_Primo_1 - Back at One This was great! I can't *do* much noise before my second cup of coffee, but this really helped the *I can't get out of bed" jitters this morning. You have a good feel for the piece, and it's very lyrical.

33. noobpianist90 -Minuet in G I love this piece and I'm glad to see it in this recital. You play it beautifully and the little ornaments were perfect. This just twinkled and made me smile smile

38. gingko22 - Ivan Sings Really nice tempo, and you made it really flow well.

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Ataru074 and Sam, thanks for your comments!
Sam....I have to ask though... What was surprising about my piece?

I have managed to get 2 sessions of listening pleasure in today and here is my first batch of comments - what a great time I've had!

01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt I does indeed sound like you had fun - I know I had fun listening to this music. This piece has a lot of variety but what really stands out is that it is playful, happy and energetic! It must have been great to play with your sister. This was a wonderful joyful way to launch the recital -THANK YOU !

02. Whizbang (Chris) - Milonga del Angel I learned a new word: bandoneon! My friend plays one! This was a really fascinating piece - so many elements, hints of various generes, a bit bluesy at times, definitely Spanish sounding, full of drama and there surely is a story behind this music. Beautifully played, a pleasure to listen to.

03. ShiroKuro - Big My Secret You have every right to be proud of this piece - you've played it beautifully , with feeling and expression. It really flows from your fingertips. It is very clear you've connected with the music and made it part of you. Most enjoyable!

04. Anne H - Discovery At Night Anne, how great for you to be settling in your new place and to have your piano back! You seem to really have understood the Einaudi voice and you've been a great representative for this recital! Einaudi's music always seems like a film sound track to me - I can always picture woods and water, sunlight dappled leaves, a solitary wanderer on life's journey. You should be very pleased with this evocative performance!

05. wouter79 - Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei". I first heard Traumerei here in the recitals and just loved it - and I still do! I think that Schumann wrote some really wonderful music, and you've captured the heart of this music beautifully. In the first piece your piano's voice sounds a little bit like a harpsichord at moments - quite charming. The two pieces make a really nice contrast, and both give you an opportunity to demonstrate the skills you've been crafting so skillfully over the past few years. Really nicely done.

06. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are Improv Jazzwee, I always get a kick out of your performances and this is no exception! I like the fact that this submission is all piano so we really get to hear YOU doing your thing. I was snapping my fingers and going with the flow you have here. Loved it.

07. AZ_Astro - Seventh Street Blues I'm a fan of Martha , and this piece is a great one: very evocative of a specific genre, a clear feel to it - you've done a great job of bringing out the right melancholic mournful tones of this number - nicely done indeed!

08. 8 Octaves - When River Flowed on Mars Live take! Wow, good for you! I first found this piece through SwissMs and at first glance it looks simple but there are depths to it that are challenging to bring out nicely. You've given a lovely performance, bringing out all the mystery that is inherent to the music -I really enjoyed it

09. SwissMS/Doris - Sonatina in C Major Opus 20 #1 1st Movement Doris - I've been looking forward to hearing this piece from you! Beautifully done! Is it strange that this makes me think of Mozart? Robin and I listened to this together and both really loved hearing (and watching) you perform - your triplets and running passages were great, really great! Brava!!!

10. CarlosCC - Quietness Carlos, this is a wonderful. I remember the events of last summer, and I think this is a lovely tribute to your "best listener and admirer" - I'm sure she is still listening and very proud of you. Robin and I listened to this together and he thought you were really good too.


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47. Trapper John - Ashokan Farewell Beautiful, pastoral, full of peach and hope, even tho looking out over a battlefield.

44. wimpiano - Fantasia I love it! This is one of my favorite musical eras, and you had perfect liveliness!

40. Copper - To a Wild Rose This was beautiful. You have a real affinity for lyrical pieces.

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3. ShiroKuro- I missed the discussion on editing (I think). There have been so many I'm not sure if I was in on this one or not. Frankly, as long as you mention the editing it does not bother me at all. I love the piece and love your playing. I can really see how much work you have put into it and it really paid off.

4. Anne- I agree, a very "soothing piece". I'd like to learn it.It just sounds like a fun piece to play. Well done!

5. Wouter- I've heard a lot of Traumeri's and your's is right up there. Very nicely played! I really liked your pacing and the emotion you put into it.

6. Jazzwee-A fun listen. I'm always amazed at your chops.


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#2276622 - 05/15/14 05:32 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt
THANK YOU for sharing this it was such a joy to listen! The tempo works just fine for me and the page turns add to the atmosphere.

#2276645 - 05/15/14 06:13 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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This is going to take me a while on dial up ...

03. ShiroKuro - Big My Secret Sounds of classic and piano lounge style, which this piece brings together, Really well played.

10. CarlosCC - Quietness Poetic sense of depth to the sound and harmony. Very Moving, heavy and appreciated ..

16. sinophilia (Diana) - In Church - Op. 39 no. 24 Well Played...



29. jotur/Cathy Turner - Second Hand Rose Nice piece, pleasure to listen to.

22. [b]Mr Super Hunky - Everybody Hurts[/b] Impressive and played with force , even tempo and expressive . Super ending .
I expected sound /use of the Una cord pedal but didn't hear it , but doesn't matter. Could be me.
Again , Wow , my taste in hearing piano played , you have played.


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#2276694 - 05/15/14 07:48 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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drats.. I thought I still had another hour left. I just got home from work and was going to covert my song to mp3 format. Guess I missed the Red Dot... frown


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Originally Posted by Augustina
drats.. I thought I still had another hour left. I just got home from work and was going to covert my song to mp3 format. Guess I missed the Red Dot... frown


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Originally Posted by Whizbang
Originally Posted by Augustina
drats.. I thought I still had another hour left. I just got home from work and was going to covert my song to mp3 format. Guess I missed the Red Dot... frown


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Its in the piano bar now..


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#2276712 - 05/15/14 08:21 PM Re: Recital 34 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]  
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I haven't really listened thoroughly to the whole recital, but I've listened to some. With 50 pieces, lots outside my expertise, there's no way I can comment on all of them. I've enjoyed every one so far--if you're not listed, it's just because I'm sort of skipping through things.

A couple of pieces made an instant impression:

01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt

While I think some of your comments hit the nail on the head, when I saw this, I was thinking, "Oh, surely this is just a duet that's a reduction of themes." No! It's the whole freakin' first movement. Whoa!

03. ShiroKuro - Big My Secret

So much forum dramas. I'm glad you posted, and I enjoyed your piece.

05. wouter79 - Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei".

4 years, eh? Super clean and enjoyable.

07. AZ_Astro - Seventh Street Blues

Am I gonna comment on Martha Miers? You bet. Your digital's voice gave this a nice, mellow feel. Clean, with nice phrasing, articulation and tone! 2 1/2 years? Great.

10. CarlosCC - Quietness

You somehow pull lots of emotion out of your pieces that it baffles me. I can only think that you sit and listen actively to every aspect of the tone of each note and don't move on until you get the perfect sound.

11. Peyton - Escape

I'm quite familiar with this piece as a listener. Your performance is essentially worthy of the album.

12. Greener/Jeff - Moonlight Sonata, Mvt 2 - Op. 27, No 2.

The 2nd movement of this piece is actually my favorite. You did a great job; this is one you can revisit for years to come.

15. peterws/peter - Gymnopedies 2 & 3

This is another piece where I think you pretty much nailed the feel and pulled out what was there in the music. I agree it's hard to keep one's mind from wandering off in the middle of these.

16. sinophilia (Diana) - In Church - Op. 39 no. 24

I thought "What a delightful musical miniature"

21. MaryBee - Nocturne in C minor, No. 21

I don't dare play Freddy. Partly because he's my teach's fave but partly because I don't think I can handle all the phrasing required. You did a great job with that.

30. PikaPianist - Sonata in F minor, K466

I sent a link to this to my teach. I really loved it. He hadn't heard it and loved it.

35. Ganddalf - Gratulation

I thought this, too, was an album quality performance. But I'm also confused, because I thought it was the sworn duty of every Norwegian to poke fun at their Swedish neighbors.

36. Ohio_Mark - Beach Buggy Boogie

More Martha Mier represent! Fun stuff.

37. Monica K. - Scarborough Fair

For a genre that's not so much my cup of tea, I enjoyed every note.

40. Copper - To a Wild Rose

You treated this humble piece with great delicacy.


...and from here on, work interruptions meant I my attention to the streaming player was hopelessly impaired. I'll be certain to be listening over coming days.







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01 dynamobt/Marilyn Title of piece: Symphony No. 40 1st mvt Composer: Mozart

The tempo seemed fine to me. I have never heard this piece on the piano, so that was new. I have always wanted to play some real Mozart so perhaps I'll try this one down the road. It sounded like you had a nice time playing this piece!

02 Performer's name: Whizbang (Chris) Title of piece: Milonga del Angel Composer: Astor Piazzolla

I was going to try to listen to 10 pieces this evening but I kind of got stuck on this one! Very evocative and poignant. I loved the jazzy chords at the start and then got carried away. Beautiful melody line, and the piece holds together musically very nicely. Great choice and really fun to listen to.

03 Performer's name: ShiroKuro

Title of piece: Big My Secret Composer: Michael Nyman
I have not heard this piece before but it is very melodic and pleasant. You carried it off nicely with some nice phrasing and pace. Great job!

04 Performer's name: Anne H Title of piece: Discovery At Night Composer: Ludovico Einaudi

A very nice Einaudi piece. He gets away with an awful lot of repetition in his work, but it's because his phrasing is so powerful and melodic that I think it works well. It's a little haunting, wouldn't you say? I also loved the sound of your piano. Really nice playing.

05 Performer's name: wouter79 Title of piece: Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei".

I have been learning this piece (Of Foreign Lands and People) and I can't wait to perform it. But it will take a few more months of work. You played it with abandon and zeal. Super!





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Ok, I have listened to a lot more (and enjoyed everything so far) but here a few comments to start with:

01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt
Wow! What fun!! This is one of my favorite pieces, it must feel great to be able to play it together, the fun you had doing it definitely comes through! Wonderful job!

02. Whizbang (Chris) - Milonga del Angel
I am only familiar with Piazolla because when I lived in Japan there's a Japanese bandoneon player who became fairly famous and he was on TV all the time, often playing Piazolla as you can imagine. I wonder if you would be able to find good piano arrangements published in Japan (might be hard to search for though) Anyway, I really enjoyed your performance, very compelling, your playing and the piece itself.

04. Anne H - Discovery At Night
Great job! I have also become an Einaudi fan thanks to Monica and all the other ABF Einaudi fans. laugh I really enjoyed your recording, this is a perfect celebration of your new music studio!

05. wouter79 - Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei".
Very nice! I especially like your playing of Traumerei.

06. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are Improv
What a neat performance! Very enjoyable to listen to! (and I'm always jealous of your improvising!)


07. AZ_Astro - Seventh Street Blues
Beautiful! I love the chords and color of this piece.


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SwissMS, Ataru074, Peyton, piano_primo_1, Whizbang, AZ-Astro, thank you all for listening and commenting!

Sam, thanks for listening and commenting. "taking everything but the melody done a notch" is basically the hardest thing to do in this piece, for me anyway. I still haven't heard Lisitsa's recording beyond the sample on Amazon, but I think she plays it a lot faster. I'm not intersted in that faster tempo (I like Nyman's original tempo), but i would like be able to have more precise articulation. Some day maybe.

Casinitaly, thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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06. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are Improv Cool improvisation of jazz blues. I can "feel" it.

04. Anne H - Discovery At Night Well, played alot
of smooth chord transitions that blended well in one
nice sound . Why does it remind me of a theme song from a 60's movie?. Nice

02. Whizbang (Chris) - Milonga del Angel Unique
harmony, thanks for broadening horizons . The realsim of
high notes on a piano recording is well heard and impressive.

05. wouter79 - Kinderszenen, Op. 15, "Von fremden
Ländern und Menschen" and "Träumerei".

well played, classic- classical, good sound too .

01. dynamobt/Marilyn - Symphony No. 40 1st mvt
Classic well played, a little slower in tempo? not sure.
I enjoyed the sound of music.

07. AZ_Astro - Seventh Street Blues contemplative
melody sweet music. Well recorded and played .

08. 8 Octaves - When River Flowed on Mars well
played, almost soundtrack style music for a movie .

09. SwissMS/Doris - Sonatina in C Major Opus 20 #1
1st Movement
(to do)
"Very" classical well played , I can see the gowns, gents and wigs in the parlor.


11. Peyton - Escape Super well , reminded me of
"Vangelis" on Piano. cool .

12. Greener/Jeff - Moonlight Sonata, Mvt 2 - Op. 27,
No 2.
Super , never heard the 2nd part, swell recording of acoustic piano .


Cheers!!!

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