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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2715780
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rubestein plays is without any rubato or dynamics, askenazy puts it in - so it is quite a good example of the difference in styles. but i prefer the second style in romantic music.

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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2715851
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36. mel_lem (Melanie) - Sonatina Op. 88, No. 2 "Rondo" What a bright, confident, thoroughly enjoyable presentation. It sounds as if you had a lot of fun with it.

37. newbert - Souvenir A relaxing late-night piano-bar classic - very nice work!

38. FrankieC - Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2 How lucky are we that you decided to test your new equipment and software, and recorded this piece. Your performance, your RX-6, and your recording, sounded absolutely perfect to me.

39. Sam S - Notturno Bravo, Sam - congratulations from a very appreciative listener!

40. Piano_primo_1 - Little Serenade I’ve actually attempted this one on a few occasions. Mine doesn’t sound anywhere near as good as yours! smile Lovely!


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34. timmyab - op102 no4
Wow! Beautiful and absolutely flawless! I love how perfectly your right hand functions at bringing out only the melody notes, while at the same time keeping the accompaniment notes—also in part played by the right hand—in the background. Superb!

35. PikaPianist - Binks' Sake
A nice change of pace for our recital. And, as is always the case for you, performed with great skill. Thanks for the pleasure!

36. mel_lem (Melanie) - Sonatina Op. 88, No. 2 "Rondo"
Melanie, that sounded just delicious to me! It was beautiful—and so evenly played. Bravo!

37. newbert - Souvenir
A pretty piece of Billy Joel’s with which I was not previously familiar. Wow, did that guy ever write nice stuff for the piano! Good job with it, newbert. And thanks for sharing it with us.

38. FrankieC - Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2
Such a gorgeous piece! And you play it with such expression and so expertly. Made me feel allkinds if things, listening to your playing this. Bravo!

Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2715861
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I have now listened to all submission on my morning and evening commutes, and I must say, once again, that the recital was wonderful!

I'm not so good with individual comments, so please just accept my overall "Thank You!" to everyone who submitted, and especially to the newcomers. It was a delight to listen to all of you playing!

Bravo and applause from me!

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Many thanks to all those who commented on my piece in this recital: Pianost685, casinitaly, SwissMS, pianoprimo1, MonicaK, MarieJ, Sam S, bSharp(C)yclist, SMA55, cmb13, peterws. I appreciate it vey much, especially the "sparkly" comments. My preference is towards the minor, melancholy type of music. It's good to hear that I can sometimes sparkle as well. Encourages me to listen to myself more: might catch myself sparkling more!

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Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I just finished to listen to all the pieces. I can't believe how good we are, I hope newcomers don't feel intimidated and submit there recording. I won't provide individuals comments, it's too much work because english is a second language to me.

thumb thumb thumb to everyone.

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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: sinophilia] #2715933
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Originally Posted by sinophilia

Well spotted! I tried different solutions for that measure, and then settled on dropping the low F#, so I only play 8 notes instead of 9. I couldn't manage the stretch and rolling the chord with LH-RH-LH wasn't to my liking, I wanted a single sound with emphasis on the top two notes.
Now I'm working on Prelude no. 15... but don't tell anybody wink It's definitely a big stretch.


NOW you're learning! I like this. I am NOT alone!

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Originally Posted by Serge88
I can't believe how good we are, I hope newcomers don't feel intimidated and submit there recording.

Serge



Too late. Wow. Everyone is so talented. I have to go home and practice/study now...


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2715950
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33. Sinophilia- Hey, you can't go wrong with Chopin. Great leaps. smile Very nice!

13. Tootles- Mighty fine for only three months. You had me nodding my head and tapping my foot.

28. GoldmanT- A very interesting arrangement. You play it wonderfully.


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2715957
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AS always thanks to everyone that listened and especially people that take the time to comment. I know it's quite a time consuming business.
I have listened to all and I can say that the standard is amazing, it seems to go up every year.
Special mention to FrankieC and his Brahms Intermezzo. I don't think that performance would sound out of place at the Wigmore hall. I'm not much of a lover of Brahms solo piano works, but that left me wanting more.
Also to Chopinaholic for the Rachmaninov. Nicely played and..........well it's Rachmaninov isn't it.

Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2715958
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33. sinophilia - Prelude in A Major op. 28 no. 7

Well played! This is not an easy piece by any means. The stretch chord is a very though 'thing' and the grace note at the end I can never get timed right. I think you did an excellent job with this. Keep playing it a lot of times!
There is a study thread for no 15 on here. You should check it out.
I played it also a couple of recitals ago (or a couple of years ago eek). It is a playable and chopinesque beauty of a piece. You will do fine!


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: timmyab] #2715959
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Thanks timmyab!


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Moo :)] #2715968
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Originally Posted by Moo :)
rubestein plays is without any rubato or dynamics, askenazy puts it in - so it is quite a good example of the difference in styles. but i prefer the second style in romantic music.


Thanks I'll check those links smile


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: sinophilia] #2715972
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Originally Posted by cmb13
Which one is next? Btw I see you hit that A# in measure 12 with your L thumb. I've been hitting the A# and C# both with my R thumb as written on my transcription….I'm going to have to reexamine this as it is quite a stretch with the R hand.


Originally Posted by sinophilia

Well spotted! I tried different solutions for that measure, and then settled on dropping the low F#, so I only play 8 notes instead of 9. I couldn't manage the stretch and rolling the chord with LH-RH-LH wasn't to my liking, I wanted a single sound with emphasis on the top two notes.
Now I'm working on Prelude no. 15... but don't tell anybody wink It's definitely a big stretch.


Well truth be told I only noticed it because I was specifically wondering how you handled that chord bc I'm working on it as well. Otherwise I would never, ever have known.

Now I have to listen to #15.......but I won't attempt it any time - I just have too much on my plate right now!


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2716020
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Actually I just listened to it; I have heard it of course; then I played a few measures of the middle section - it is so dark, so deep, so powerful; I love it! It's going on my Aspirations list!!


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2716026
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Randomly commented on a few pieces, but enjoyed listening to all performance!

01. SMA55 (Shepherd) - Liebestraum very challenging piece and you played it beautifully!

03. Monica K. - Gravity liked your choice and performance !

04. MarieJ - Dolce Droga feel relaxed when listening to this piece.

06. Riddler (Ed) - 500 Miles High beautiful piece, wish I could play the fast ascending jazz scales (not sure if this is the right term) so well.

07. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Moonrise really love this piece. Will learn how to play it.

09. Jerzyk19 - Prelude in E minor Op 28 No 4well done!

11. Peyton - Etude #6 really loved it!

13. Tootles/Laurie - I Want to Hold Your Hand very good job for someone with 3 months exp….

16. h8dk97 - Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor heard this piece a couple times before on this forum, the more I listen to this piece, the more I like it! Thanks for playing this piece!

19. cmb13 - Consolation in E Maj, Op 30, No 3 nice. Especially liked the chord progression.

20. JoBert - Venetian Gondola Song (Songs Without Words - Opus 19, No. 6) I see myself in the Gondola when listening to your performance.

23. peterws - Mozart K331 jolly for a while, then seemed to change mood? Enjoyed it...

24. MeganR - Summer Drought very vivid!

25. Greener/Jeff - Nocturne in Em, Posthumous. Opus 72, no. 1 Downloaded your performance my phone:)

26. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - The Town I loved So Well Thank you for introducing the piece by playing it and describing it. Indeed lovely, put on to do list.

28. GoldmanT - Memories of Green downloaded!

30. Medden - Giorni Dispari now I start to understand why ppl like Ludovico Einaudi so much. This is another nice piece!

34. timmyab - op102 no4 very nice! Also quite a few ppl happened to play Mendelssohn in this recital, interesting!

40. Piano_primo_1 - Little SerenadeVery nice piece. Loved your performance and video too

47. Serge88 - My Love perfect choice for valentine

51. thepianoplayer416 - Goldberg Var. #30 & Aria - BWV988 interesting harpsichord! And also liked your video demo rollup piano. So tempted to get one for traveling

53. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Nuvole Bianche very nice piece, performance and recording!



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41. that'sRich - Mazurka in F Minor. Opus 57 No.3 from Trois morceaux. Yet another unknown piece to savour. I think for me, ‘sad resignation’ would best describe the mood. Nicely played!

42. andy250 - Krotka bajka A gentle, pleasant piece, played ‘just right’ - I enjoyed it.

43. noobpianist90 - Divertimento in G Major Hob. XVI: 8 I’m running out of superlatives - you have good reason to be a lot more than ‘quite happy’ with this recording!

44. SandTiger - Capistrano v2 A dramatic and colourful original composition, with strong contrasts (I could really see the swallows around the 2.00 mark). Well done!

45. joangolfing - Reverie (Sweet Dreams) Nicely brought-out melody - and good for you, achieving such a great result virtually blindfolded smile !


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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist
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02. earlofmar - Bagatelle No 11, Op

Nice job, earlofmar. So what is the pencil trick to playing chords legato?



simply just using the correct fingering so you can hold notes as you transfer between chords. On my first attempt I was lifting my hands completely off the keys between chord changes, however my teacher (with her pencil) showed me how to change chords efficiently and keep that legato sound.


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Re: Recital 49 --- General Discussion Room [Re: chopinoholic] #2716054
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Originally Posted by peterws

NOW you're learning! I like this. I am NOT alone!

You are a master at this art! I look up to you! laugh

Originally Posted by chopinoholic

Well played! This is not an easy piece by any means. The stretch chord is a very though 'thing' and the grace note at the end I can never get timed right. I think you did an excellent job with this. Keep playing it a lot of times!
There is a study thread for no 15 on here. You should check it out.
I played it also a couple of recitals ago (or a couple of years ago eek). It is a playable and chopinesque beauty of a piece. You will do fine!

Thank you! Coming from a chopinoholic, this comment is even more appreciated wink
I will check that study thread. I'm really enjoying the time spent practicing no. 15 so far.


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01. SMA55 (Shepherd) - Liebestraum quite beautifully played , the dynamics were super. Enjoyed the listening experience, a wow experience especially at the falling notes at about 3:29 , This really sounds pre recorded in a studio!!! Great goin…

02. earlofmar - Bagatelle No 11, Op Enjoyed the authentic sound of the piano and great playing! Well played trills…and exact timing.

03. Monica K. - Gravity Beautiful piano and well played moving piece. Enjoyed the emotionally moving bass and melody. This is a pop song - isn’t it? And seems like these kinds of pieces are really hard to make “full” in the sense that they usually are written to have accompaniment instruments like a guitar etc… but yours worked well.

04. MarieJ - Dolce Droga Well played piece good recording ,, enjoyed the listening exoerience!

05. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Shenandoah I love this piece and you played it very well, I savored the sound… Good work…I think the sound of this can only sound as meant if on a acoustic piano…BUT I might try this for the next recital …on a digital …lol

06. Riddler (Ed) - 500 Miles High Beautifully played, nice listening experience.

07. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Moonrise moving dynamics and exact timing, impressive-thanks for the listening experience!

08. Ganddalf - Nocturne Op.32 no.1 nicely played and delicate touch when needed , thank you for the listening experience!

09. Jerzyk19 - Prelude in E minor Op 28 No 4 Wow! This was really played well and was emotionally moving, more so than I’ve ever heard it played. Not stiff at all.. (Limited classical music though on my part …but that doesn’t matter!) Thanks…

10. zsolpyW - I fix my eye in thin Impressive and beautiful…thanks!

11. Peyton - Etude #6 Excellent playing, forceful dynamics and meotive.

12. Sandalholme - Mazurka Op24 No2 delicate dynamics ,touch and different style of music, beautifully played.

13. Tootles/Laurie - I Want to Hold Your Hand Well played, I used love this song too. Nice authentic acoustic sound.

14. SwissMS/Doris - Valses venezolanos #1 Adriana Sounds like a difficult piece to play, hard to identify the motif, but great and super playing .![Ireally think of this piece as “abstract” music”

15. Piano2138 - Menuet BWV Anh 132 nice steady tempo, good sound, maybe more dynamics ?. But I can’t say for sure because I’m not familiar with this piece. Good, well very well at 22 months of playing none the less.

16. h8dk97 - Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor Impressive recording (except for the very beginning when you could hear the setup  ) This is beautifully played , thanks for the listening experience. Love the falling passages…

17. Anita Potter - Zum Anfang delightful short piece well played Thanks!

18. dumka1 - Mazurka op. 7 no. 1 Agreed, quite bouncy melody ,almost a humorous kind of melody ..ok you could smile, but very well played.

19. cmb13 - Consolation in E Maj, Op 30, No 3 Never heard this , somewhat like a somber ode to…. Anyway, good playing and super piano sound to the recording.

20. JoBert - Venetian Gondola Song (Songs Without Words - Opus 19, No. 6) High fidelity sound to the recording and well played. Thanks, somber piece, it is …. Mmm, different boat song than I know …

21. Moo smile - Songs Without Words Op.67 no.5 in B Minor Well played, somber piece. Nice authetic piano sound to this recording . Thanks!

22. fishandchips - Invention 2 in C Minor BWV 773 (Steady nice tempo and firm playing ,, good recording , Trills were exact. Thanks for the listening experience!

23. peterws - Mozart K331 impressive , different variations to the same motif, quite a piece to play and very well played-recorded! Enjoyed the scenic video and listening experience.

24. MeganR - Summer Drought Different style of music the tension of the non-chordal tone was interesting, almost jazzy . well done thanks!

25. Greener/Jeff - Nocturne in Em, Posthumous. Opus 72, no. 1 quite a moving piece. Well played, just can’t say what it evokes in me feeling wise…reverie..of something…not really a sad piece. Enjoyed the listening experience.

26. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - The Town I loved So Well quite a dedication and well played , emotive piece somewhat with a hint of sadness nostalgic longing …thanks

27. Keselo - Waltz Articulate well played piece, Nice recording and enjoyed the listening .

28. GoldmanT - Memories of Green Vangelis haven’t heard him in a while but liked the theme from mutiny on the bounty ..I felt also hypnotized by the piece, sort of puts you in a calmed mental state.
Maybe that’s why you feel like you’ve just come back when it ends, you min d state changes ? …well done/ Thanks

29. Ralph L. - Introduction and dance (piano+keyboard) Wow, I liked this a lot ‘course I like the original too. Thanks for the performance and it was well done!



This was a listening experience and a heck of a recital!!! I was impressed by many submittals and it’s motivating to me to practice more than I do … hopefully I’ll tackle a similar one next time …
…thanks to Sam S, Monica K. ,cmb13 ,SwissMS, pianopi AND ..bSharp(C)yclist- I was glad Philly won also ! about time. huh? ,
MarieJ, Ralph L.,



So, Til May …2018


30. Medden - Giorni Dispari Somber piece good recording and nice steady tempo , a little like Rhianna’s-“ like the way you lie piece. Enjoyed the piece. I’d swear it’s Rhianna.


31. Muhwu - Schumann - Knecht Ruprecht - Op. 68 No. 12 Nice authentic piano sound , well played.

32. pianopi - Allemande from French Suite in G Major, BWV 816 this swould seem to be a difficult piece to play with the trilss and delicate touch , very enjoyable, good work!

33. sinophilia - Prelude in A Major op. 28 no. 7 Wow, beautiful piano sound and playing , very steady . Enjoyed the listening although very short, but so was my submittal ….!!

34. timmyab - op102 no4 Impressive playing and a good piece to play. This is really a moving and dramatic piece to me. Makes a mental image of a scene from a European Villa that is ??? hard to describe.. Enjoyable listening, moving and well played .

35. PikaPianist - Binks' Sake Nice, well played piece, very clean crisp sound ..

36. mel_lem (Melanie) - Sonatina Op. 88, No. 2 "Rondo" very well played, would seem to be quite a challenge to played this.. Firm tocuh and good dynamics…Enjoyed the listening.

37. newbert - Souvenir seems to be a challenging piece also, good recording and authentic sound but seems to be a little slow in tempo. Maybe it should be huh, I say it because it was hard to define the melody phrasing ? Anyway enjoyed the listen .

38. FrankieC - Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2 Super dynamics and touch.. Well played and I know this is a challenging piece . Very moving and dynamic. Bravo!!! Sorry is this Kawai acoustic ? or digital , because it sounds acoustic, and very professional!

39. Sam S - Notturno Nice piece and evoking melodic mental reverie , Wow moment at 129 nice trill and super sound to the dynamics! This is really impressive playing!!! Good recording…. Enjoyed the listening.

40. Piano_primo_1 - Little Serenade ME , cool…. but it was surely hard acts to follow!

41. that'sRich - Mazurka in F Minor. Opus 57 No.3 from Trois morceaux. The melody does convey a bitter or at the least questioning kind of phrase, imagine the speech of someone if singing/humming the melody…they’d be questioning someone saying “why …”? would fit an opera well . played well and very moving piece. Good recording.

42. andy250 - Krotka bajka Beautifully played piece, contemplative melody and good recording!

43. noobpianist90 - Divertimento in G Major Hob. XVI: 8 nice crisp clean sound and use of touch , exact trills and dynamics… Enjoyed the listen .

44. SandTiger - Capistrano v2 Somber and reverbs of anger? Cool piece. The reoccuing motif of the melody seems like it’d work well in a movie soundtrack.. maybe? Well done and enjoyed the listen .

45. joangolfing - Reverie (Sweet Dreams) Nice clean sound and delicate melody ., Enjoyed the listen .

46. LadyAcadia - Carnival of Venice believe it or not this sounded very similar to the “reverie” piece just before it.. Very well played enjoyed the listen

47. Serge88 - My Love Super rendition of my love , the bass was excellent as was the dynamics , touch and recording,...and by ear to boot! …Thank you! This is really moving piano music…the meaning of it all ….e.g. like why people want to play in the first place. Well, that one and Shenandoah !

48. Greywullf - Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 6 well played piece, like the dynamics and sophistication of the piece. Well done Enjoyed the listen

49. Muove - Schumann - Op. 68 nr. 6 - Armes Waisenkind nice sprite melody and plating , enjoyed the listen ….

50. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Knowing When To Leave Bassi s amazing in the beginning, excellent harmony and enjoyed the sound , music and listen .

51. thepianoplayer416 - Goldberg Var. #30 & Aria - BWV988 wow, quite a harpsichord and time period piece. Well done and I like this kind of playing because it evokes a different era in, of course all from literature and movies …. .

52. Micael K - Nocturne in Eb Major, Op. 9 No. 2 this was played excellently! Enjoyed the listen …

53. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Nuvole Bianche WOW, loved the delicate beginning and moving somber melody and dynamics that were emotional . -just loved the piece- and the video’s stark black and white was an eye catcher! Enjoyed the whole experience.

54. chopinoholic (Paul de Koning) - Prelude op.23 no.4 D major Another great moving piece with super touch and dynamics… Enjoyed the listening experience!

55. dddaaannn - Fantasia in C Major Geat sound, crisp and clean exact tocu hand even dynamics…. and playing, Enjoyed the piece! Thanks!


Cheers!!!

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46. LadyAcadia - Carnival of Venice A light and happy piece; you managed the faster runs very well. Nice work after only 9 months of lessons.

47. Serge88 - My Love Your play-by-ear skill is enviable - I enjoyed that!

48. Greywullf - Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 6 I could have listened much longer. I don’t know where your piano has been, but you certainly gave it a splendid welcome back!

49. Muove - Schumann - Op. 68 nr. 6 - Armes Waisenkind Worthy achievements - finishing a whole piece with confidence and without crashing, identifying things you’d like to improve, and managing a recording (with limited equipment). Congratulations on a successful performance.

50. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Knowing When To Leave A treat - another play-by-ear inspiration. So much 'easier than reading' for you, perhaps, but not for us lesser mortals smile. Loved it!


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40. Piano_primer_1- Short, sweet...and nicely done!

32. pianopi- Very, very nicely played. It moves along so smoothly and with a real nice feel. I didn't think it was jerky at all.

21. Moo- I remember when Sam was playing some of these and how much I liked them. I hope you keep playing them for our recital as this was very enjoyable.


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Last set of comments. Thanks for sharing your performances.

45. joangolfing - Reverie (Sweet Dreams)

Nice one. I like Tchaikovsky.

46. LadyAcadia - Carnival of Venice

An eloquent little piece. Nice job.

47. Serge88 - My Love

I wish I had the talent to play by ear. Enjoyed the video and performance.

48. Greywullf - Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 6

Well done. I always enjoy listening to Chopin.

49. Muove - Schumann - Op. 68 nr. 6 - Armes Waisenkind

Nice job. I find it helpful to look at the music while recording. It keeps my mind from wandering and not get overwhelmed with thoughts.

50. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Knowing When To Leave

A fun and lively piece. Well done.

51. thepianoplayer416 - Goldberg Var. #30 & Aria - BWV988

Holy harpischord. I'm not sure if I could fall asleep to the sound of that. Nice job.

52. Micael K - Nocturne in Eb Major, Op. 9 No. 2

That was a treat to listen to and watch. Fabulous!

54. chopinoholic (Paul de Koning) - Prelude op.23 no.4 D major

Another fabulous piece. My first techer liked Rachmaninoff. She has a YT video out there somewhere of one of the pieces she performed. It will be a long time before I try any of that smile

55. dddaaannn - Fantasia in C Major

Saving the best for last ;0 Well done!


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39. Sam S - Notturno
I didn’t previously know this piece, but I really like it. One thing about Grieg I can usually count on—and that is to be surprised ; he often does not take me where I expect him to. And that holds true for this piece, as well. I think you’re doing a really fine job with it, Sam! You said that you’re still working on shaping the melody. I’d be interested in hearing how you progress with it. So I hope you’ll post a follow up recording of it down the road.

40. Piano_primo_1 - Little Serenade
Short but sweet! And well played!

41. that'sRich - Mazurka in F Minor. Opus 57 No.3 from Trois morceaux.
Interesting piece—I like it! I would have been puzzled just like you, as to how to play this piece—or any other—with bitterness. I definitely hear the romance and sadness in it, and yes, maybe even some bitterness. I think you did a great job with it.

42. andy250 - Krotka bajka
Another really interesting piece! You played it very well, too. I enjoyed it’s jazzy feel.

43. noobpianist90 - Divertimento in G Major Hob. XVI: 8
Impressive performance. Well done!

44. SandTiger - Capistrano v2
I like your creative drive. Good work!

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Originally Posted by pianopi

#38 FrankieC What a really wonderful performance. I thoroughly enjoyed it!


Thank you piaopi! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Originally Posted by MarieJ

38. FrankieC - Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2 How lucky are we that you decided to test your new equipment and software, and recorded this piece. Your performance, your RX-6, and your recording, sounded absolutely perfect to me.


Thanks for the kind words MarieJ! How lucky we all are for Piano World :-).

Originally Posted by SMA55

38. FrankieC - Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2
Such a gorgeous piece! And you play it with such expression and so expertly. Made me feel allkinds if things, listening to your playing this. Bravo!


Thank you SMA55! I am glad you liked it!

Originally Posted by piano_primo_1

38. FrankieC - Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2 Super dynamics and touch.. Well played and I know this is a challenging piece . Very moving and dynamic. Bravo!!! Sorry is this Kawai acoustic ? or digital , because it sounds acoustic, and very professional!


Thank you SMA55! It is acoustic. A seven foot semi-concert grand that I purchased about 10 years ago new. Thanks for the kind words!

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27 keselo

Just over a year; well done. you should be glad about this. You'll be having fun now. Heh heh I been havin' fun for a long time. Good work.

28 Goldman T

Wonderful effects from your Kawai. I like those models. Don't know the song, but it sounds real good and has a great atmosphere. Lovely.

29 Ralph L

Now here's somebody else having fun. Makes me feel darned old listening to this. But, great job!

30 Medden

Flows so well particularly when you get into it; there are good dynamics here and steady as she goes. Great work.

31 Muhwu

I like Schumann; I think he was very inventive and energetic. Your music too, was energetic and sounded great.

32 Pianopi

Love this french Suite. an awkward thing for me to play; it's so intricate and musical. You play it so well, with a really nice clean sound from the piano.

33 Sinophillia

You played that so well, lass. Very short, mind. Could we have some more sometime? smile

Have fun, guys. Well done, all.


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Originally Posted by Moo :)
like this ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHyAtnALc3s

it is hard to explain. hanging slightly at the start. slowing at the end. some rubato and dynamics as well really adds.

my teacher got me to listen to these two pianist in another song by chopin which similarly has a magical epic start and helped me understand - it may give you some ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtIW2r1EalM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb4VY8gYZt4


Originally Posted by Moo :)
actually this is a really good one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdDazqakigY


Originally Posted by Moo :)
rubestein plays is without any rubato or dynamics, askenazy puts it in - so it is quite a good example of the difference in styles. but i prefer the second style in romantic music.


Hi Moo, I think Claudio Arrau should also be considered for this topic: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=claudio+arrau+chopin

Also, I recall reading a while back that Chopin described his rubatos as a "flicker of a candle." I think Claudio captures this concept the best IMHO.

Keep up the great work!

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35. PikaPianist - Binks' Sake
What an awesome transcription! I have transcribed some horn solos, but never a complete piano performance like that - what a mind boggling task! And your performance was spirited, very precise, and totally musical. Well done!!!

38. FrankieC - Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, No. 2
Welcome to the recitals. That was an awesome performance, excellent in every way, and a joy to listen to. Well done.

39. Sam S - Notturno
Sam, wow, I love this piece and am jealous of anyone who can play it. I thought your performance was superb. That Bechstein sounds great on this piece, too. Well done.

41. that'sRich - Mazurka in F Minor. Opus 57 No.3 from Trois morceaux.
Wonderful playing. This piece does indeed seem to have a feeling that is difficult to verbalize. Whatever word you use for it, your playing captures something very powerful. Well done. BTW, I don't speak a word of Italian, and I have little knowledge of classical music terminology, but I found that Google gives an alternate meaning for Amarezza, namely: poignancy. To me, that fits the musical feeling pretty well.

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51. thepianoplayer416 - Goldberg Var. #30 & Aria - BWV988 I liked the harpsichord sound - and what an incredibly difficult piece to bring under your fingers! Bravo!

52. Micael K - Nocturne in Eb Major, Op. 9 No. 2 You must have been a child prodigy if 20 years later it took you only a couple of years to reach this standard - I’m in awe. Beautifully played!

53. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Nuvole Bianche I should have started my comments from #55 and worked backwards - than I’d have come to your submission sooner smile. This is one of my Top 5 all-time Einaudi favourites and you certainly did it justice. Perhaps the second version sounded ‘cleaner’ - or else I wasn’t distracted by the video and listened more carefully. Nice Work! (And do try ‘High Heels’ - it’s fun to play.)

54. chopinoholic (Paul de Koning) - Prelude op.23 no.4 D major Oh, a beautiful piece indeed, and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you!

55. dddaaannn - Fantasia in C Major What a lovely, bright note to finish on. Loved it!


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45. joangolfing - Reverie (Sweet Dreams)
That was just lovely! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great work!

46. LadyAcadia - Carnival of Venice
For the amount of experience you say you’ve had at the piano, I think you did great with this piece! One technical note: when your right hand is playing two notes for every one your left hand is playing, your right hand at times is lagging a little bit behind the left. Perhaps you need to slow the tempo just a bit until you work that out. Otherwise really fine work!

48. Greywullf - Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 6
Good work! And congratulations on getting your piano back home. A technical note: The ending sounds abrupt. Consider fading out the last couple of notes, and allowing the last note to sustain a bit longer.

49. Muove - Schumann - Op. 68 nr. 6 - Armes Waisenkind
Nice job with your progress. And it’s good that you’ve identified some areas where you need work. Good luck!

50. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Knowing When To Leave
Impressive, considering you’re playing it by ear.

51. thepianoplayer416 - Goldberg Var. #30 & Aria - BWV988
Sounded good to me. Nice job.

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