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Re: Recital 45 --- General Discussion Room
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22. dynamobt/Marilyn - Kreisleriana - Sehr Langsam (#4)
I like your "one take" work specialy the sessions starting at 01:34, but that's only a matter of taste smile God job!

16. JoBert - Venetian Gondola Song (Songs Without Words - Opus 30, No. 6)
I like the atmosphere around this piece. Melancholic at it should be. Good job!

33. Kris Shendo - Jacob's Theme
Very good arrangement with those syncopated chords. I like the way you turn this in a solo version. Congratulations!

51. Pathbreaker - Prelude in c minor
This type of music still confused me; I can understand it's roots and the melodic lines but I found myself somehow lost when listening this Preludes. That's *my* problem - not yours! -. Nevertheless, I can recognise that you did a good job decoding this piece. Congratulations.

39. sinophilia - A Curious Story - Op. 15 no. 2 (to do)
This is new for me but I can understand it's not an easy one. Good job in this happy tune thumb

44. UnderConstruction - Nocturne Op9 No2
Chopin. Oh, how I love Chopin... and I love this Nocturne too. Nicely done, the melodic line is clear and well defined. And congratulations for being brave enough to play Chopin at the end of 25 months thumb

20. ajames - Bach short prelude in Cmin BWV 934
I'm not a fan of Batch, but I think you're in the right path. Good job!


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Re: Recital 45 --- General Discussion Room
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45. briangmoore - Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K32
Those ornaments are crazy... that's what I can say about this piece (new for me). Good job with this Sonata; and welcome back to the recitals thumb

47. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 1, II - Andante)
Dan, you may start thinking about the 4th RCM level exam, because I know that your exam in May will be a "piece of cake" wink You know what you're doing and your confidence is big enough to turn this piece in a very pleasant experience to the listener. Well done!

01. PawelS - Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 Mov.1
A famous piece to open a famous recital wink And what a great work you've done here. I like the relaxing rhythm and the bass line along the entire work. Well done!

24. Newbert - Daydreaming
You may call it an "exercise" but that's a piece for me. I agree, it's a good approach to play some "exercises" before playing another piece, so this is a wise choice. Good job with the improvisation in the 2nd half. Well done!

50. blackjack1777 - Waltz A Minor Op. Posthumous
As a listener, I'm not sure about your choice about playing this Waltz with a syncopate rhythm. But that's only a matter of "taste"; the choice is yours - you are the player wink - and I'm sure you loved to play it. Overall impression: good control, and pleasant to listen. Good job!


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12. J Soo - Intermezzo (from Faschingsschwank aus Wien, op. 26)
Amazing work... so many figures! Incredible how you can play this piece without getting lost in the rhythm - the tempo is just fine for me -. Congratulations!

49. Montuno - Solitude
I like Nevue but I never played any of his pieces. This is a beautiful piece and after hearing your interpretation I'm thinking seriously in trying it soon. You're giving me ideas wink Good job!

10. Riddler (Ed) - I Rembember Clifford
Ed, I can recognize your (jazzy) playing from the very first chords, and you did a super job with this one. Very pleasant for the listener, and I like the way you kept the melody line along the entire piece. Good job!

25. SMA55 (Shepherd Abrams) - Nocturne in Bb Minor
One of my favourites Nocturnes and it's amazing the perfect way your are expressing it. Very, very good Shepherd. Excellent interpretation, sound and video; Perfect! Thanks for sharing.

34. that'sRich - Night in May
This is new for me, and I liked the contrast between the bass sounds and the RH. I can recognize that this is not easy to play and it demands a good independence of hands. Good job, nicely done.

19. Tubbie0075 - Prelude pour Louis & 5 Pieces
Wow, I love it. My sincere congratulations for writing this "simple and silly" tunes. You're a great composer, and all of the pieces are different and very interesting. This is a high value work! Congratulations.


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26. kalospiano - Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)
Thanks for bringing this piece for us. It's not too common to listen Japanese themes around here, so I'm glade you did it. Interesting piece with those "oriental sounds". Congratulations and Welcome to the Recitals!

17. xyzzyFL (Susan) - Shangri-La
Susan, I love the relaxed way of your playing, really. This is a beautiful theme and your interpretation is just very attractive to the listener. Congratulations and Welcome to the Recitals!

48. lvojnovic - BWV 939 Little prelude in C major
I'm not a big fan of Bach but I think you did a good job with this little piece. Welcome to the Recitals!

30. CRP - Comptine d'un autre ete - L'apres midi
CRP, I love this piece and after listening your work, I'm going to put it in the top of my to-do list. I think it's time to do a shift from Einaudi to Tiersen. Thanks for sharing, and welcome to the Recitals!


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A few more comments...

02. earlofmar - Consolation No 1
Lovely, very sensitive and controlled
As you are working on this for an exam, my suggestion would be to focus further on the small expressive details & dynamic shaping of your phrases - but it’s already beautiful

06. wouter79 - Gluckes genug, Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 5
Short and sweet and very nicely done.

09. Monica K. - Ships of Troy
Very enjoyable (and certainly not muddy!)

12. J Soo - Intermezzo (from Faschingsschwank aus Wien, op. 26)
I can imagine it would also work well at a lower tempo, as you say, but you don’t sound as if you have any trouble with this tempo, it seemed perfectly under control and very lovely

13. peterws - Lost elevator
Loved this, well done!
Beautiful composition and playing

17. xyzzyFL (Susan) - Shangri-La
You should be proud of this - very musically played and you create a wonderful mood

22. dynamobt/Marilyn - Kreisleriana - Sehr Langsam (#4)
Beautifully played. I’m in awe of your “one and done” approach. Of course, if I waited until my pieces were more fully secure before trying to record them perhaps it would be realistic for me too!

27. Greener/Jeff - Db Nocturne
This is not one of the nocturnes I am particularly familiar with, and I think you’ve done a really great job with it


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01. PawelS - Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 Mov.1 Very beautiful. I like the tempo you chose, but I see what you mean about the consistency, especially in the middle section. Maybe concentrating practice on that section will help.

02. earlofmar - Consolation No 1 Congratulations on finding a teacher who is so good for you, and good luck on your exam! I enjoyed listening to your submission. Progress is funny, in that it is never linear. We might make great strides in a few short weeks, and then spend months of effort trying to get it to that "effortless' level!

03. MarieJ - Leo Love your expressive playing. Sounds like you've got those tricky rhythms down.

04. CarlosCC - Divenire That's awesome that you could modify the score from a piano/orchestral piece to end up with this beautiful piece of music. Your connection to the piano as an instrument is a joy to hear.

05. SwissMS/Doris - Willy Wagglestick's Walkabout Oh gosh, what fun! You did a great job with this!

06. wouter79 - Gluckes genug, Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 5 There's a lot going on in this short piece, it makes me wish you did play the repeat. As it was, I just listened to it a second time. It's funny how even a little piece can present so much to work on. You've done a great job with it.

07. AZ_Astro - When Rivers Flowed on Mars What an interesting piece. You played it beautifully.

08. Peyton - Music For Tunnels I always look forward to listening to your compositions and watching your videos, so thank you! This one was very moody, even dark one could say (going along with the tunnel theme). Watching how long you played with crossed hands made me almost uncomfortable. I never like having to play in that position for very long. smile

09. Monica K. - Ships of Troy What an interesting piece! Loved your playing.

10. Riddler (Ed) - I Rembember Clifford You mention a "glacial pace". Should it be played faster? It sounded very good to me as is. I enjoyed listening.


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Originally Posted by MaryBee
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10. Riddler (Ed) - I Rembember Clifford You mention a "glacial pace". Should it be played faster? It sounded very good to me as is. I enjoyed listening.


Thanks.

Re "glacial", I think I wrote that rather clodhoppingly. I meant that my progress has been at a glacial pace, not my performance of this tune. Sorry, since I retired, I've gotten very sloppy with my writing.

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Thanks again for those that commented. My teacher had me take another look at this and consider the following, basically, I don't think she would have signed off on it.

1. Measures 8 and 24, the 32nd note needs to come after the first triplet, not on the last note of the first triplet.
2. I tend to speed up when playing the trills (can see by looking at left hand). I still do it.
3. More dynamics.
4. More pedal. I had used pedal in only 2 places. She had me experiment with using pedal throughout the piece, and think about changing pedal or not using pedal for 2nds, 4ths, and 7ths. Think about it both melodically and harmonically. For example, don't pedal when stepping. I was told pedaling can be personal, even vary by piano and room.

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41. Zoot64 - La Lutine
Enjoyed this cheerful piece played with confidence.

42. Mike White Yamaha G3 & p-80 - Stormy Weather
Excellent playing!

43. Piano Primo 1 - "Inspiration" -Love Theme
Nice soothing piano piece!

44. UnderConstruction - Nocturne Op9 No2
Wow! This kind of piece and interpretation after 2 years? Bravo!

45. briangmoore - Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K32
It sounds to me like a sad and solemn piece, so I would keep the ornamentation at a minimum. Nevertheless, nice playing.

46. PikaPianist - Sonata in A minor (Wq49/1), 3rd mvmt
Very good interpretation! A difficult piece played with energy and with clear distinctive voices.

47. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 1, II - Andante)
Confident interpretation. Good luck with the RCM exam!

48. lvojnovic - BWV 939 Little prelude in C major
Remarkable interpretation for someone with a bit more than a year of experience!

49. Montuno - Solitude
Nice, expressive playing after one year. Congratulations!

50. blackjack1777 - Waltz A Minor Op. Posthumous
Another remarkable playing – very good dynamics and expression!

51. Pathbreaker - Prelude in c minor
A very difficult piece played under the pressure of the deadline – amazing!


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21. Piano2138 - Lost
Nicely done. The excerpt of the Pavane was lovely, keep going!

Thank you!

Originally Posted by piano_primo_1

21. Piano2138 - Lost nice recording , but the melody was difficult to discern ( at times?) was this an exercise or a study?, but -I enjoyed the listen.

Thank you! The second part, after the Lost piece, is actually an exercise, please see my explanations within this thread.


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21. Piano2138 - Lost
I hear some things that don't sound right but it might just be me, I don't know the music so I can't really judge.

Thank you! Is it possible to detail what didn't sound right exactly?

Originally Posted by that'sRich

21. Piano2138 - Lost A delightful,wistful little piece and seemed to convey a sad and lost feeling. The Pavane had a nice lilting sway effect as you played it. Very pleasant.

Thank you!


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I am so sorry to be so late to the party!
We've have major internet connection issues and work has been extra hectic the past month, so it has taken me ages to have "me" time for sitting and listening.

Thank you to every one who took the time to listen to my piece and give me some feedback - I appreciate every word !

Here's my first batch and I hope to be back soon for more listening pleasure!
Thanks to Monica for getting us set up again!

01. PawelS - Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 Mov.1
I don’t know if I would like this played much faster – the tempo seems to be just right to my ears! A truly lovely performance, and a gorgeous way to start of the recital!

02. earlofmar - Consolation No 1 I’ve been hearing folks talk about “Consolation” for ages – I never realized there were several! I really enjoyed listening to this “new to me” piece. Your new approach is definitely paying off well. I am feeling enticed to try it! Most enjoyable!

03. MarieJ - Leo you are firmly established in the Einaudi “club” by now Marie! Very nicely played. I really enjoyed it – I also liked the background imagery you created with your ideas of what he was trying to convey. You play with a very elegant delicacy. Brava!

04. CarlosCC - Divenire Carlos my friend, as always you are in your element here with Einaudi – an evocative and stirring performance – obrigada for the listening pleasure!

05. SwissMS/Doris - Willy Wagglestick's Walkabout Doris – That was simply delightful! I’ve been rocking along toe-tapping and smiling like crazy listening to (and watching) your performance. Loved it!

07. AZ_Astro - When Rivers Flowed on Mars I thik I first heard SwissMs playing this about 4 years ago - It is a really interesting piece and it’s not easy to get that base voice singing smoothly. I think you did a really great job of capturing the mysterious atmosphere of this piece. Well done!

08. Peyton - Music For Tunnels Really interesting Peyton – and the video was neat too. I always enjoy your compositions and this is no exception – I’m just glad I could experience the tunnel virtually rather than in person. I found the music really drew me in, I liked the pulse of it very much. Keep them coming!

09. Monica K. - Ships of Troy Your back ground story to this piece intrigued me even before I clicked on the play button! It was very easy to match the music to the poetry as I listened – this was a really captivating performance – thank you!

10. Riddler (Ed) - I Rembember Clifford When I saw the title of your piece I thought “ I’ve heard that in a recital before” – I didn’t realize til a moment later that I’d likely heard it from you. I like this rendition. It’s fun to see (hear) someone come back to a piece that they’ve really connected with. Very enjoyable.

11. JustinDAggie - Rondo Alla Turca Charming! You’re right – who doesn’t love this piece? – I know I do. It was fun to watch you playing – Thank you for this musical treat!

12. J Soo - Intermezzo (from Faschingsschwank aus Wien, op. 26) This is another “new to me” piece – just listening to it I can picture the score – and imagine how much focus you need to get through this so smoothly. It’s an interesting piece with a lot going on – at times it made me think of humming birds flitting about but then there were the heavier tones adding drama. Well done indeed!

13. peterws - Lost elevator Pretty lively for elevator music Peter! I enjoyed the sense of wander you created - up down around- searching for that elusive elevator. A lot of positive energy in this piece- really enjoyed it!

14. h8dk97 - Bach's Invention# 13I have yet to tackle an invention – but I love listening to them! This was delightful – true to the style of the period and charmingly played. Thank you!

15. Richard (zrtf90) - Intermezzo, Op. 117/1 We don’t get a lot of Brahms in the recitals – I wonder why? – I’m not familiar with this piece, but I very much enjoyed it. There’s very much the feel of a story going on, and a very touching one at that. The part at 3.30 was particularly stirring – evocative of the Scottish highlands, I have wonderful memories of Scotland from traveling with people I love dearly and see rarely. Your playing touched my heart.

16. JoBert - Venetian Gondola Song (Songs Without Words - Opus 30, No. 6) I love this piece. It is so easy to picture a silent film, black and white yet still capturing the light of the water as the setting sun bounces off each tiny wave. I’ve had the pleasure of being in a Venetian gondola a few times, and it was delightful to bask in the flowing “dondolo” (rocking) of your gondola. A perfectly pleasing performance. Just delightful.

17. xyzzyFL (Susan) - Shangri-La I would love to dance with my sweetie to this music. Soothing, romantic, - it feels like the perfect ending to a splendid evening. Charming.

18. Chris Beecham - Merry Farmer I have this collection, but have not tried this piece yet – it certainly is merry! Very nicely played indeed Chris – you really caught the flavour of the piece !

19. Tubbie0075 - Prelude pour Louis & 5 PiecesI can’t believe you didn’t get an immediate reply thanking you for these delightful pieces! They’re great. Simple and sweet, but not too sweet – cheerful, I liked all of them but the third one made me laugh – it was so playful.
I am sure that Louis will love these pieces, and appreciate that they were written with him in mind. Bravo indeed!

20. ajames - Bach short prelude in Cmin BWV 934 I know what you mean about Bach making you feel like you have brain damage. My head feels like it is going to explode when I start on a new Bach piece (and I haven’t tried inventions yet!). These are real mental workouts and your time and energy dedicated to studying this piece really paid off. Most enjoyable!


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and my second batch - what a great way to spend a Sunday!

21. Piano2138 - Lost Seemingly simple pieces are some of the trickiest, good work! I will look forward to hearing more of your Ravel piece as you progress - you've taken on a wonderful challenge with that piece!

22. dynamobt/Marilyn - Kreisleriana - Sehr Langsam (#4) I'm having my own romance with Schumman at the moment so I found myself listening to your piece with a different level of awareness and attention than I would have had a few months ago. I can understand why this piece caught your attention. I would say that you definitely had this within your grasp! Even without seeing the score I could picture in my mind's eye how you had to work to get that fullness of sound, bring out the voices and get the pedalling just so! That was a real pleasure to listen to - thank you for the treat!

23. Forrest Halford - Brahms Intermezzo, Op. 117, #2 wow. That was beautiful. I am not really familiar with much Brahms, but your performance (and Richard's) have drawn me in and make me wonder when I will be able to try some of his works. There was a wonderful soothing quality to your performance, both in the listening and watching - if the red dot made you a bit nervous you certainly did well at hiding that! This was an inspirational performance. Thank you!

24. Newbert - Daydreaming Good title for this piece - it's a floating away piece, relaxing and a bit hypnotic. Lovely flow - I think you have met the goals of the piece and more!

25. SMA55 (Shepherd Abrams) - Nocturne in Bb Minor One of my favourites from Chopin - I watched your video. You make it look (and sound) effortless - which of course means that you put a tremendous amount of effort into your preparation. It was a very great pleasure - thank you!

26. kalospiano - Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) Well played, it certainly felt like there was a story being told - and your choice of instrument seems to go well with the music, giving it extra character. I confess I was expecting a "cheerier" sounding piece - thinking of spring and pink blossoms, so I was a bit surprised - but it was nonetheless pleasant to hear! Nicely done!

27. Greener/Jeff - Db Nocturne Jeff, the extra time you've put in on this has really paid off! It flows from your fingers. It's a long piece and certainly not straight forward - congratulations on this new level of success with such a beautiful piece of music - I loved listening and watching you play.

28. Ganddalf - "Sommerfugl" (Butterfly, Op.43 no.1) I remember hearing this piece during our Greig recital but I don't think I've heard it elsewhere. Your fingers flying over the keys really did create the imagery of a butterfly flittering about a pretty garden . Wow! Delightful !

29. MaryBee - Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 1 More Brahms! I am so enjoying these Intermezzi. I liked the tenderness and even wisteful air to this one - it seemed there was a story, a conversation, several moods flowing through this piece - fascinating and most enjoyable! Complimenti MaryBee!

30. CRP - Comptine d'un autre ete - L'apres midi I first heard this piece here in the recitals and fell in love with it - I really enjoyed hearing it again. Yes, there were a few little flubs, but it was still great to hear. Nicely done!

31. Sam S - Sonata K380 Playing a sonata from memory! Congratulations on that for starters Sam, and secondly, congrats on playing it so prettily! There's obviously a lot going on here, and your attention to the detail and precision, change in dynamics - they are all splendid. This was a musical feast for the ears.

32. SandTiger - Fading Light I can hear a real development in the fluidity of your playing SandTiger. And you did create the sensation of evening falling - very nicely done!

33. Kris Shendo - Jacob's Theme I am beyond impressed that you put this together just from listening and then adding in more bits - I haven't seen the film but now I'm curious if only to hear the source of your inspiration. This is a jaunty little number and had my toes tapping - congratulations to you - especially given that this is a very different style from what you usually play! I really enjoyed it.

34. that'sRich - Night in May Thank you for the background story on this composer. I was reminded of Debussy - does that make sense? This is a really rich , eloquent piece full of interesting combinations of delicacy and drama - I really liked it.

35. jazztpt - Time For Bed More original compositions! This is lovely, it really does give the sense of winding down - but in a light, happy way. Charming, truly charming.

36. Moonsh1ne - Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posthumous Ah, I love this waltz! I think it was the first Chopin piece that I really connected with and every time I hear it I feel a special sense of delight! Thank you for bringing it to this recital.

37. lyricmudra - Monday I had no sense of you finding difficulties in switching from a classical style to this more modern style. - If anything I sense that your training helped you bring a richness and depth to this piece that is sometimes missing. Very well done indeed.

38. carlos88 - Our Town, III. The Resting-place on the Hill Wow. That's music with feeling and drama. (and a surprisingly good recording from a phone!) - Completely new to me music and I really enjoyed it.

39. sinophilia - A Curious Story - Op. 15 no. 2 Sinophilia, wow. Your confidence in playing this piece is obvious - and the result is delightful. It is definitely upbeat and your steady tempo through the complicated fingering is just great. Complimenti!


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23. Forrest Halford - Brahms Intermezzo, Op. 117, #2
beautiful music, played masterfully. Dare I say, one of the best performances in the whole recital?

24. Newbert - Daydreaming
the piece itself is a little bit too pop for my tastes, but it was flawlessly played

25. SMA55 (Shepherd Abrams) - Nocturne in Bb Minor
wow! Really excellent! Plus, this is possibly my favorite nocturne. Congratulations!

27. Greener/Jeff - Db Nocturne
I'm not familiar with this piece but yours looks like some nice playing. Maybe there is some uncertainety in the part between 0:40 and 1:00? I might be wrong. That bit looks tough though!

28. Ganddalf - "Sommerfugl" (Butterfly, Op.43 no.1)
nicely done

29. MaryBee - Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 1
well played

30. CRP - Comptine d'un autre ete - L'apres midi
I think there's still quite some work to do on this. You've written that you can play short sections fine, and I would work even more on these short sections, very very slowly, caring to keep a steady tempo and to avoid mistakes. Once you manage to do this, I'd try playing the whole piece slightly faster and with more rubato. As a final step, you can try to tackle the long version of Comptine d'Une Autre Ete.

31. Sam S - Sonata K380
just a few minor flubs, that you made less noticeable by not stopping, exactly the way one should play. Very good work all in all.

32. SandTiger - Fading Light
nice little composition. I feel like it could use lighter pedalling in some parts.

33. Kris Shendo - Jacob's Theme
you memorised this just by ear? Wow, impressive. Very well done!

34. that'sRich - Night in May
never heard this piece before, quite interesting

35. jazztpt - Time For Bed
very nice composition, couldn't notice the "problematic part" you mentioned smile

36. Moonsh1ne - Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posthumous
beautiful waltz. Just some flubs here and there. I'm sure you'll make it perfect with a little bit more practice.

37. lyricmudra - Monday
very nice interpretation, good tempo & dynamics choices

38. carlos88 - Our Town, III. The Resting-place on the Hill
ehmmm I'm afraid I can't understand Copland much

39. sinophilia - A Curious Story - Op. 15 no. 2
nicely played

40. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Minuet in G 116 BWV
there are a few sections to isolate for more very slow practice and then it'll be perfect

41. Zoot64 - La Lutine
very well done

42. Mike White Yamaha G3 & p-80 - Stormy Weather
excellent performance

43. Piano Primo 1 - "Inspiration" -Love Theme
so melancholic... very nice

44. UnderConstruction - Nocturne Op9 No2
flawless

45. briangmoore - Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K32
I was astonished when I heard this the first time cos I though it reminded me the beginning of an old Italian pop song, "una rotonda sul mare", lol, maybe it's just in my head

46. PikaPianist - Sonata in A minor (Wq49/1), 3rd mvmt
wow, truly exceptional playing, one of my favorites from this recital. Also, thanks for making discover this piece, I don't know much about CPE Bach besides the Solfeggietto.

47. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 1, II - Andante)
it's good, the notes are all there, I just feel like some more work could be done on the expressivity

48. lvojnovic - BWV 939 Little prelude in C major
nice

49. Montuno - Solitude
intersting piece

50. blackjack1777 - Waltz A Minor Op. Posthumous
I feel like there is still some margin for improvement but it's already very good

51. Patbreaker - Prelude in c minor
I prefer faster renditions but good work nonetheless




Unfortauntely my comments might be very vague and generic but there are so many pieces I haven't played that I cannot yet give proper adice and technical feedback.

Cheers and see you at the next recital.

Re: Recital 45 --- General Discussion Room
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Thank you casinitaly for your kind words!
As for the Ravel piece, I will stop here for some years, as a reached my initial exploratory goal.


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Originally Posted by Greener

If I am not mistaken around the 49 second mark in video you are missing a beat and 3 note thingy. I thought possibly just a mistake but when you did it again at around 1:07 or so I thought I would mention.

Thank you for pointing that out. After I learned how to play it I forgot about the sheet and kept playing out of memory and probably lost this couple notes over time, now I very cautious not to miss these to relearn the correct way.

zrtf90, Thank you for a true gold mine. I've learned how to play this piece and tried to pick up dynamics by listening to different performances, but it looks like I've lost many details this way. Also, I would never figure out the accents in the triplets.

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