A little late, but I've been revisiting the recital this afternoon and I have loads more comments:01. JoBert - Waltz (Opus 39, No. 3)
Lovely JoBert, a little gem! (and your Novus sounds amazing)02. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - The Gentle Waltz
Haha, your description exactly sums up how I felt about learning the Brubeck piece you submitted, see my comments below.
But you overcame that obstacle, obviously, because your performance is beautiful and “makes sense of it” in a really convincing way. Love it!06. MeganR - German Dance WoO 13 No 1
Lovely flow and energy here Megan!07. dumka1 - Waltz op. 69 no. 1 ("L'adieu")
Really gorgeous dumka, thanks for sharing!08. sinophilia - Andantino quasi allegretto - No. 8 from Valses romanticos
Well done sinophilia, lovely piece and I really enjoyed your sensitive and delicate playing09. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Fantaisie-valse
Very interesting – as someone who only knows Satie’s Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes, this is really something quite different. Great performance, thank you!10. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Waltz Op. 39 No. 15
Gorgeous!15. Beemer - Waltz No2 from Suite No2 for Jazz Orchestra
I really love this piece, and your piano version works well even if it’s hard to live up to the full orchestral version! You really capture the playful energy of the original, I enjoyed it a lot 16. zsolpyW - Waltz in E Major op. posth.
This is lovely, and not one I was familiar with. You played it beautifully17. cmb13 / Craig - Milonga del Angel
This is WIP for me at the moment, I love this piece! It’s down my priority list at the moment so I’m only checking in with it sporadically, but hoping to move it back to pole position once I get my piece for the next ABF Quarterly “done”.
That tricky middle bit will take me a while to bring together I know (bottom page 1/top page 2 if we are working off the same version) – I’ve spent some time with it, but it needs way more.
I really enjoyed your performance of it. I hear and understand your self criticism, and sure, if you come back to this in the future with more experience you will be able to raise it to the next level, but right now you have brought it to a lovely performance standard and you deserve to feel proud of it!18. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Memories of a Viennese Park
Beautifully played, and I have a particular reason to really appreciate the opportunity to listen to your performance
I worked on this a couple of years ago, but never got it into good shape. It looked so simple on the page, but I found it hard to get my head around it for some reason, and it never flowed for me. I remember that you offered your help at the time, for which I am still very grateful. I had picked it as a 40 piece challenge piece though, and when I accepted that I had misjudged the difficulty, I wasn’t prepared to devote the time I would have required to get it to a decent level.
But, I wasn’t able to find a recording on the internet, so this is the first time I have had the chance to listen to it played well. Thank you!19. EdmondRhapsody - Waltz Op. 39 No. 15
There’s something very emotional about those chord progressions! Really nicely played, I enjoyed this a lot20. squidbot (Chris B) - Chopin Waltz in A minor Posthumous B. 150
Lovely stuff squidbot. You have a musicality and delicacy of tone that I would admire if you had been playing for twice or three times as long as you have! 22. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - A Slow Waltz (Op. 39, No. 23)
A great fun Kabalevsky piece – I’ve played a good few pieces of his, all very enjoyable to play. 23. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Waltz in A Minor
I do love this piece, and you do a great job of it. Very nice trills, despite you criticising yourself!24. Greener/Jeff - Song to Elitha
Lovely piece, your arrangement has a French café sound to it which gives it great character (not sure what the name for that style actually is!)25. Greywullf - Waltzer Op. 12 No 2
Sounds great, Greywullf. I like the way you described experimenting with dynamics and tempo, and it’s interesting that in the end you liked it best when you followed the markings in the scoreThe Tim Adrianson Gold Collection
Fantastic set of submissions Tim. What a pleasure to listen to them all. I think Blue Shadows was my standout, but the whole set is wonderful