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Re: Recital 50 --- May 15, 2018 [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2736631
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Performer's name:ElaineAllegro
From:Originally, Boston, the hub of the universe
Experience:6 years (!) w/current amazing piano teacher; 4 years previously as adult; 8 years as child but...
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Title of piece:Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd movement
Composer:Ludwig van Beethoven
Duration:05:16
Source of music:Henle edition
Instrument used:Steingraeber-Phoenix A170S grand piano with carbon fiber soundboard, built in 2010
Recording method:Zoom Q2HD, then trimmed the ends in Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I feel very drawn to this sonata: first learned it as a technique-less teen; again as adult with previous teacher; now trying yet again but still not able to make it sound the way I imagine it. Working on 1st movement now and perhaps in the next 20 or so years it will all come together.

Re the notes that fell on the floor: two were intentionally dropped because my RH doesn't stretch that far, but the others just fell of their own accord.

Although I dressed up for the first two hours of takes, the one I'm submitting is from later in the day, when I had sort of given up on getting a good recording. This take had the highest % of somewhat satisfying moments. (This was a great learning experience, and I hope I made some improvements after listening to all the recordings. I should make myself record more often.)

Much appreciation to Monica for managing the recitals, SamS and MarieJ for reaching out to former ABF recital-ers on the occasion of the 50th(!), and to everyone who keeps the ABF and the recitals alive with your contributions. Back to lurking on the forum...



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Re: Recital 50 --- May 15, 2018 [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2736632
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Performer's name:Pavel.K
From:Czech Republic
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:https://soundcloud.com/pavel-k/
Title of piece:Mignon Op.68 No.35
Composer:Robert Schumann
Duration:03:55
Source of music:Memorized from a sheet music
Instrument used:Roland FP-7F + Pianoteq
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I have recorded this piece few days ago for my deposit in soundcloud while accidentally I have found that there is an anniversary recital. And accidentally this piece has never been performed here before. So here is my submission. I hope you will like it :-)



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Performer's name:Keselo
From:Netherlands
Experience:1 Year and 4 Months
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Title of piece:Quasi Adagio
Composer:Bela Bartok
Duration:00:59
Source of music:For Children, Volume 1 (Based on Hungarian Folk Tunes), No. 3. Published by Boosey & Hawkes.
Instrument used:Steinbeck 130 Upright
Recording method:Two microphones connected to a Scarlett 2i4 audio interface, audio captured through Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece has stuck with me ever since I first heard it, when I'd just been playing for 2 months. I learned it then, but was limited by being very inexperienced.

Now, over a year later, I'm still inexperienced but experienced enough to do this beautiful piece at least partly justice. There are, as is inevitable, parts I'd like to have played better, but it is what it is.

It's very melancholic, which is not very Bartokesque. I'm also happy that my favourite composer gets represented in the Recital, especially with this being such a milestone edition. The melodies and harmonies are very conservative, which should make it easier to listen to than most of his other material.



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Performer's name:MeganR
From:California near Yosemite
Experience:3
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Title of piece:Sonata in D Minor K 32
Composer:Domenico Scarlatti
Duration:02:08
Source of music:Sheet music, memorized
Instrument used:Everett spinet ~ 1955
Recording method:Zoom H4n
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I loved playing this piece from the start, and I'm going to love continuing to iron out the wrinkles (someday I'll get the trills consistent). Although I do tend to like a happy peppy song, a gal needs a good sad piece in her arsenal for times when you just need to lament *something*.


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Performer's name:Tim Adrianson
From:Madison, WI
Experience:60+
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Title of piece:Time Remembered
Composer:Bill Evans
Duration:07:47
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai 5.5' Baby Grand
Recording method:TASCAM DR40
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:"Time Remembered" has always struck me as the quintessential Bill Evans composition -- dark, sad, painful, exquisitely eloquent and beautiful. This transcription is from his final Trio period in the late 1970s. I play it more jagged and passionate than the Trio recording -- I relate to it more as a Contemporary Classical composition than a Jazz one, although he originally conceived it in conjunction with Miles Davis in the late 50s-early60s.



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Performer's name:joangolfing
From:Iowa
Experience:More than a few years
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Title of piece:Twelve Variations on "Ah, Vous Dirai-Je, Maman"
Composer:Mozart
Duration:04:46
Source of music:Mozart:Twelve Variations on "Ah Vous Dirai-Je,Maman" edited by Maurice Hinson, Alfred Masterwork Edition
Instrument used:Yamaha GC1 grand piano
Recording method:Zoom H2 using Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I played the Theme and Variations 1, 5, 7 and 11. I recorded each piece separately and used Audacity to piece them together. It took so many tries that I needed to replace my batteries twice in my Zoom H2 recorder. I enjoyed playing this piece very much. I will continue working on it since there is room for improvement.



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Performer's name:xyzzy
From:Florida
Experience:1 1/2 years of lessons. I played around on the piano by ear for years but just learned to read music when I started lessons.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Dreamsville
Composer:Henri Mancini
Duration:02:35
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano
Recording method:Built in recorder on the Yamaha and then converted the MID file
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:As hard as I try, I have yet to perform this piece perfectly. After many tries, this is about the best I could do. Give me a few more years and I'll be able to play better.


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Performer's name:Sara_M
From:Cambridge, UK
Experience:10 months (first 6 months on my own, started lessons with a teacher in January)
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:"For Children", volume 1, no. 2. Children's Song
Composer:Bartok
Duration:01:00
Source of music:Bela Bartok - "For Children", volume 1
Instrument used:Yamaha P115
Recording method:audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:The pieces in the "For Children" collection are mostly based on simple folk songs that I know from my childhood (having grown up in Hungary like Bartok). They appear simple, but when trying to play them with rich dynamics, they can be quite challenging, at least for me as a beginner.

I decided to upload a recording with less dynamic range as when I try to really emphasize phrasing, the evenness and flow of the music seem to suffer. I have a long way to go until my fingers can hit every note with the exact same force and timing that I want.

To give you an idea, this song's lyrics translated to English are: "Come out, sun, Bright sun! My little geese are freezing in the garden."



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Performer's name:SandTiger
From:Southern California
Experience:Six years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://sandtigerpiano.blogspot.com/
Title of piece:Into the Meadow
Composer:SandTiger
Duration:01:47
Source of music:Original composition
Instrument used:Casio PX150 digital piano
Recording method:On board recording piped into Audacity for volume boost and leveling.
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Spring has sprung. Into the meadow we go in C Major. Enjoy.


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Performer's name:Moo smile
Experience:14 years
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Video link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmaWteUD9uA
Title of piece:Mendelssohn Song Without Words Op 53 no 1
Composer:Mendelssohn
Duration:04:50
Source of music:http://imslp.org/wiki/Lieder_ohne_Worte,_Op.53_(Mendelssohn,_Felix)
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I picked another songs without words as I've done for the last 3 recitals. The picture has not come blurred but the music is lovely. Hope you enjoy. MOO smile x




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Performer's name:h8dk97
Experience:Started learning piano in Sep 2015
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Title of piece:Kleine Studie
Composer:Robert Schumann
Duration:01:43
Source of music:Sheet music
Recording method:Zoom H4pro
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Still polishing this smilingly easy piece. I find it very hard to control pianissimo on my acoustic piano while it is much easier to play on digital. But I much prefer the sound of acoustic hence don't touch the digital unless I have to.

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Performer's name:lyricmudra
From:Illinois, USA
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Experience:Learned piano as a child but stopped when I was about 13 or 14 years old. Did not touch the piano for 35 years until about seven years ago. Like many of us here at ABF, life and profession just took over. I remember learning from a Thompson book and moving on to Hanon lessons, but skipping the scale exercises entirely, which if I recall correctly was almost half of the Hanon book. Then I had some Czerny for velocity and dexterity. My piano teacher, however, preferred that I jump right into 'real' pieces and learn technique along the way. Unfortunately, music theory was not part of my lessons. This is why I am unable to comprehend a piece conceptually or structurally, or why I don't have the language to explain what I am doing musically. My early training lacked this intellectual component. However, I believe I learned the most by being part of a boys' choir, by understanding early enough that playing the piano is like singing, knowing the importance of connectedness (legato) and phrasing, and understanding the breath during emotional expression. These were the elements that accelerated my process of relearning the piano later in life. I have not had a piano teacher since I started the relearning process, but would like to work with one in the future. I am willing to start at a more basic level if that will provide me with a more 'proper' and thorough training that includes sight reading, aural training, music theory, etc.. For now, I play the piano primarily for pleasure and personal fulfillment.
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Video link:https://youtu.be/RsXrQvKTu3g
Home page link:https://www.youtube.com/user/lyricmudra
Title of piece:Siciliano from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV 1031
Composer:Bach - Kempff
Duration:03:42
Source of music:Music Sheet
Instrument used:Kawai RX-2 Blak
Recording method:Kodak Zi8 (video) and Zoom H4N (audio)
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've missed four ABF recitals in a row which is really bad because besides sharing, I rely on them to learn new pieces and improve myself at a regular pace. This past year though I've had much difficulty finding piano time given work and personal demands, but when outo's invitation (thank you, outo!) for the 50th landed on my email inbox, I thought I'd use it as an opportunity to give the piano some attention despite my circumstances. So I tried learning a new piece a few weeks ago. Alas, at this point it simply has not yet matured in my hands, but given that it is the 50th anniversary, I thought I'd offer instead a piece I recorded in the past that I've never submitted to an ABF recital partly because that time I was a tad dissatisfied with the audio quality due to microphone positioning, and I had difficulty syncing the audio with the video. I went back to the original Zoom H4N audio and Kodak Zi8 video clips and repackaged the whole thing. I hope though it is worthy of the 50th! :-)


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Performer's name:Davidonabus
From:Vancouver, BC
Experience:10 when I was a kid. I took a 25-year break, and have been back at it for 1.5 years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Over The Rainbow
Composer:George Shearing
Duration:02:28
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Casio AP-620 /w Pteq Std
Recording method:Pianoteq!
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I'm a big fan of this piece! Because of all the dissonance throughout the piece, it's important to make sure the melody still comes out. The majority of the practice time on this one wasn't about the notes, or the rhythms, it was the voicing. This was a great challenge for me!


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Performer's name:JustinDAggie
From:Houston, TX
Experience:Since approximately 2010
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZpyA-mcIls
Title of piece:Liebestraum Number 3
Composer:Franz Liszt
Duration:04:39
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Steinway L, 1967
Recording method:two condenser mics hooked to an audio interface hooked to my macbook
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I have been away from the forums for a while (piano being restored, moved to new city) so this is my first submission in a while! My steinway came back from the restoration shop last September so, if it sounds out of tune, that's because it's still settling in and needing frequent tunings.



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Performer's name:squidbot (Chris)
From:Kitsap County, WA
Experience:2 years on June 1
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Title of piece:Mazurka in B Flat Major Op. 7 No. 1
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:03:14
Source of music:Sheet music. Chopin the First Book for Pianists. Edited by Willard A. Palmer. Published by Alfred
Instrument used:Yamaha CLP-685
Recording method:Direct to USB, converted to MP3 with Audacity.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I'll be performing this for a recital in June, so I have a few more weeks to work out the rough parts. Listening to it there are some tempo issues, and I'm still having trouble landing that final chord! I enjoy this piece quite a bit, it is by far the biggest challenge I've had yet playing piano. I've learned so much from it and it's also showed me the limits of what I can do so far!

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Performer's name:outo
From:Finland
Experience:7 years as an adult
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Title of piece:Two Keyboard Sonatas K32 and K34
Composer:Scarlatti, Domenico
Duration:02:29
Source of music:Sheet music, Kenneth Gilbert edition
Instrument used:Bluthner baby grand (hasn't been tuned since May 2017)
Recording method:Olympus LS-20M, audacity to MP3
Technical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:As well as being the 50th recital this is also my 7 year anniversary. I started playing the piano in May 2011. Domenico Scarlatti has always been among my most favorite composers and was an obvious choice for this special recital. However due to life circumstances I really had no time to prepare any of his longer sonatas. So I recorded these two that are among the shortest and easiest. I memorized them in a very short time and not quite securely enough as you can hear. But this was a good exercise in working under pressure. K32 in d minor is obviously very well known. K34 in the same key is rarely played but I think it is sweet and appropriate as a companion piece.


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Performer's name:Kalos Piano
From:Italy
Experience:three years
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Home page link:https://soundcloud.com/kalos-piano
Title of piece:Sarabande HWV 437 N. 4
Composer:Handel, G. F.
Duration:03:59
Source of music:there are various versions online, I kind of made a mix of different sources, here's one of the sheets I used: http://www.piano-attitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Haendel_sarabande_suite-11.pdf
Instrument used:Roland FP30
Recording method:Audio recorded in MIDI via the keyboard's built-in recorder. Converted into WAV via Pianoteq and then converted into MP3 via Audacity.
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Performer's name:Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White
From:90 miles West of New Orleans
Experience:Lifetime by ear, self-teaching since the beginning of the recitals
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Title of piece:This Girl's In Love With You
Composer:Burt Bacharach
Duration:01:48
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha P-80
Recording method:audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:You can tell it's really me due to the mistakes.


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Performer's name:PhilzPiano
From:UK
Experience:A few, with too many breaks
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Title of piece:Andante op 453 no 32
Composer:Carl Czerny
Duration:01:09
Source of music:Sheet music from Pianist magazine no. 92
Instrument used:Kawai CA67, SK Concert grand voice
Recording method:Recorded by the piano straight to memory stick
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is a short and relatively simple piece by Carl Czerny, who is best known for being a pupil of Beethoven and Liszt's teacher. This recital submission is significant for me because it is my first since sustaining a major hand injury. I've slowly got back into piano playing and although I can hear a little unevenness in my playing, it's a lot better than it was six months ago, so I'm optimistic for the future.




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Performer's name:Fouyaut
Experience:3 years alone and 3 years with teachers
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Title of piece:Sonata K332 - Allegro
Composer:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duration:04:43
Source of music:Mozart Sonatas volume 2 (Wiener edition)
Instrument used:Yamaha U3
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:A few weeks ago, I received a MP from MarieJ inviting me to share a piece of music for the 50th recital.
I'm not as active on the forum as I used to, but I decided to take this opportunity to work on one of my weaknesses : to play an entire piece in front of the recorder without any major gap or very wrong note. Usually when I record myself, after 3-4 minutes, I tend to fear to waste a good take and consequentially... to waste it with a big mistake. But I don't practice to overcome it because then I use an editing software to mix the best takes for each part... ! I somehow managed to do a one-take performance this afternoon (you can still hear there are more and more mistakes as the end approaches). Here is the result for a piece just below the 5 minutes limit : the 1st movement of Mozart's 12th sonata in F major.

I began working on this piece end february, my teacher wanted me to work on my first Mozart sonata, so we chose this one, because among those I liked the most, she found it had the right difficulty level for me.

At this point I feel that I still need to work on :
-the end of the exposition, with the left hand semiquavers
arpeggios
- the thirds at the end of the developement (and thirds in general)
- the semiquavers in the transition (bars 29-36 and 157-172)
- the bars with triplets on the left hand and quavers on the right hand
- ...

Your comments are welcome, I'd be glad to read them !
Happy listening to everyone, and happy recital to the ABF forum :-)



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Performer's name:Jouishy
From:Quebec city
Experience:27 months
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/user/Jouishy
Title of piece:The little shepherd
Composer:Debussy
Duration:03:02
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Shigeru kawai (thanks to local conservatory!)
Recording method:Zoom Q4n
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Just did my piano exam yesterday and the judge really liked that piece. That made me change my mind (I planned to submit Mozart K545, 2nd movement).
If you are interested, all the pieces I've played for my exams should be on my youtube channel soon.
Advices are welcome, but I won't be working on that piece anymore, so general tips that could help me in other pieces will be the most helpful.
Thanks!



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Performer's name:dddaaannn
From:Seattle, WA, USA
Experience:36+ year dabbler, three-time adult beginner
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://youtu.be/6XoBTvl9AUQ
Home page link:http://www.dansanderson.com/
Title of piece:Sonatina in A Minor, op. 214, no. 4
Composer:Cornelius Gurlitt
Duration:05:16
Source of music:The Royal Conservatory Celebration Series Level 5, 2015 edition
Instrument used:Yamaha Clavinova CLP-685 digital piano
Recording method:Recorded directly off the instrument using its built-in WAV export to USB drive
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:My 2nd ever ABF recital!

One lesson from this go around: do a polishing pass by recording full run throughs. Go start to finish without stopping, locate and drill the mistakes and pauses, then do it again. I basically did a bunch of polish at the last minute just trying to get a good take for the recital, and it was productive. It would have been more useful to do the polish earlier as part of practice. After a bunch of takes, I left it for a day, came back and did the take that I'm submitting in one shot. I got nervous when I noticed I hadn't made any major mistakes in the first two movements and the third movement started to fall apart, but it's close enough. smile

I'm enjoying working from graded repertoire. Maybe I'll do a level 6 piece for next quarter.



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Performer's name:dinahp18
From:Idaho
Experience:10 yrs
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Title of piece:Invention 13
Composer:J. S. Bach
Duration:01:34
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Boston PE163
Recording method:Audacity
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Enjoyable to learn and it is an accomplishment for me to memorize.



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Performer's name:Zilthy
From:Minnesota, US
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Experience:About 5 months playing. I had to stop shortly after initially beginning due to an injury and finally was able to resume again.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGnvNTKZLqf2-FGKdsktWTQ
Title of piece:Porch (Avengers Infinity War End Credits)
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Duration:00:59
Source of music:Transcribed by ear
Instrument used:Sonivox 88 and M-Audio Hammer 88
Recording method:Logic Pro X
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece was the first I have transcribed by ear (Other than a little melody or riff). I learned a lot from the experience. I'll probably make a form post on it later with some questions and personal observations. I found using a different keyboard/synth my playing was heavier than usual, although that could have been attributed to recording with a click track also.



Re: Recital 50 --- May 15, 2018 [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2736657
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Performer's name:noobpianist90
From:India
Experience:10+ years
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://youtu.be/ndLDyPC3TE0
Home page link:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_RkmiZqruLPR2t5DWJ64AQ/videos
Title of piece:Nocturne in G Minor Op. 15 No. 3
Composer:Chopin
Duration:04:47
Source of music:Schirmer Edition (Edited by Rafael Joseffy)
Instrument used:Kawai VPC-1, Pianoteq
Recording method:USB-MIDI using Reaper
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is one of the lesser played nocturnes. It is also supposed to be one of the easier nocturnes, not that "easy" and "Chopin" can be used in the same sentence, unless said sentence also involves the use of the word "not"! Though I should say, I have so far attempted the E-flat Major Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 and the posthumous C-Sharp Minor Nocturne before. It's probably because I attempted the other nocturnes more than 3-4 years ago, and I've improved a bit since then, but this one took me considerably less time to learn.

I decided to re-submit with a new recording. Although the earlier one didn't have many mistakes, I prefer my interpretation in this recording by far. The earlier one was a bit faster, but I think this recording sounds more fitting.

This piece is in binary form. It consists of an A section marked "languido e rubato", a developmental section and a B section marked "Religioso".
The A section starts off in G Minor. The melody has a bittersweet and melancholic feel to me, also marked with restlessness in some places. I used a reasonable (I think) amount of rubato in this section, especially the parts marked with crescendos and diminuendos.
The developmental section is chromatic and (to me) has the feel of frustration, followed by anger and fire, and concluding with emptiness and stillness. It starts off slowly and then builds to a crescendo and then fades away. I could probably play it faster, but I think this was the right tempo.
The B section is why I really wanted to learn this piece in the first place. I really enjoy playing it. It offers such a contrast with the fire of the developmental section. I feel transported to a different world while playing this part. The more I kept playing the B section, the more I realised was hidden in the music. For instance, on first view, it appears as though the melody is in the left hand and the accompaniment is in the right hand. Then I realised that the upper note of each block chord carries its own melody. And then I experimented by just playing the lower bass notes and the upper treble notes, and they have a contrapuntal feel to them. So, I interpreted this section by playing the chords such that I can hear the upper melody as well as the lower one. I was quite pleased with the effect smile

Some of the challenging parts of this piece were the fast part of the developmental section and playing the block chords smoothly in the B section.
However, the most challenging part was getting the pedalling right in the A section. The sheet music indicates that the pedal should be released on the 3rd beat while playing the melody, but that didn't sound exactly right to me. It felt a bit abrupt. So, I ended up pedalling fully on the 1st beat, switching to a half pedal on the 2nd beat and then releasing it gradually on the 3rd beat. This took quite a while to get exactly right.

As a self-learner, I'm never sure if my interpretations are "correct", so to speak. So, any critique/feedback would be most welcome smile



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Performer's name:mel_lem (Melanie)
From:Malaysia
Experience:12 years as a child. Restarted since December 2016.
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:https://soundcloud.com/mel_lem22/tracks
Title of piece:Sonata in D Major Hob.XVI.37, First Movement
Composer:Joseph Haydn
Duration:04:10
Source of music:Sheet music, memorized.
Instrument used:Yamaha P-45
Recording method:Live audio recorded through line-in into Garageband running on iPad.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This was the first sonata I have learned when I was a child. I was attracted to the joyful and cheery, upbeat quality of the piece. Needless to say, I gave up halfway because it was just too technically demanding back then. It is still technically demanding even now. Not my best work, but I am glad I managed to finish learning the whole first movement just in time to submit it for this recital.

I really dislike the touch of this digital piano. It sounds so "bouncy" and it's so hard to control when the piece has huge dynamic contrast like this one.



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Performer's name:PikaPianist
From:Brisbane, Australia
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:https://youtu.be/xggiQXU7vnQ
Title of piece:Prelude Op. 6, No.1
Composer:Bortkiewicz
Duration:04:21
Source of music:IMSLP
Instrument used:Kawai CS7 + VI Labs Ravenscroft 275 VST
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Sergei Bortkiewicz (1877 - 1952) was a Russian composer and pianist. His piano style was very much based on Liszt and Chopin, nurtured by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, early Scriabin, Wagner, and Ukrainian folklore.
Special thanks to Rach3master for introducing me to this rare gem (https://youtu.be/PPNVUSKfsfs). This melancholic prelude has an uncanny resemblance to Chopin's Nocturne in E minor, which is one of my favourite nocturnes. I especially loved playing this nocturne with copious amount of rubato creating that 'ebb and flow' rhythm.
I look forward to listening to all of the numerous submissions in this 50th Anniversary recital. Coincidentally, this is a 50th milestone for me too, since this is the 50th piano video on my YouTube channel.


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Performer's name:Allysia (PianoTV)
From:Saskatchewan
Experience:20+ years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.pianotv.net
Title of piece:Variations on Land of the Silver Birch
Composer:Pierre Gallant
Duration:04:46
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:My Great Grandma's old upright
Recording method:I used a Yeti microphone and the program Audacity to record.
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've been working on short and simple pieces lately, so I thought it would be fun to share one of the bigger pieces I've worked on in the past. This was my favorite piece to play from my RCM Grade 10 exam - some of the variations are just wild and exuberant - even though it's far from being a flawless performance.

It's also fun to share less-known music, especially by Canadian composers. Land of the Silver Birch is a folk tune that I teach simpler versions of often in my music studio, and I wish more people knew the tune.

I did receive feedback on this piece from my examination, but any further opinions and advice are welcome. smile



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Performer's name:Ken.
From:Seattle
Experience:10
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Title of piece:Boo Boo's Birthday
Composer:Thelonious Monk
Duration:00:54
Source of music:Thelonious Monk Intermediate Piano Solos
Instrument used:Milton Spinet
Recording method:Zoom H4
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I think my piano needs tuning. This is one of Thelonious Monk's lesser known and not very often played tunes. It may sound dissonant in some places as some of the voicings have a semitone interval with the melody note, and maybe also because of my rendition smile


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Performer's name:briangmoore
From:Sioux Falls, SD
Experience:about 5 years, on and off
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Menuet, French Suite #2, Bach
Composer:Bach
Duration:03:31
Source of music:Schirmer score
Instrument used:Older Knabe grand
Recording method:Zoom H2
Technical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:My thanks to all on Piano World, Adult Beginner's Forum, Recital organizers, participants, commenters, etc. Participating in these recitals has been an incredible help for my piano skills, broadened my world greatly in terms of repertoire, and just so nice to know someone is listening out there.

I apologize in advance, I have not had hardly any time to comment on recent recitals, but I have been listening and enjoying! I hope to add some comments to this one.

Several years ago, I became taken by the French Suites of Bach. I have kind of settled in on the Suite #2 for more focus. This is my third submission from Suite #2, previously submitting the Allemande and the Sarabande. This is the Menuet which, on the surface, seemed like it would be easier, but turned out to be very hard to get in any decent shape. I worked at it for several months and (as you will hear) there are still some glaring problems, but it is the best I could do, and I very much wanted to be a part of the 50th recital.


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