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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737383
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In my second batch, I'm jumping around a bit, where my fancy takes me:

19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing
A very interesting piece and video. I enjoyed it a lot.

21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow)
Bravo to you and Tootles. That was really interesting and fun to listen to. Very nice to hear something a bit different among the recital pieces.

23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)
I enjoyed listening to this very much. Very nice playing. Bravo!

24. Monica K. - Game of Thrones (Main Title)
An impressive piece, and very nicely played. It does indeed look quite challenging.

26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1
Wonderfully played and masterful how you directed the cricket choir in the background! Joke aside, it gave the piece a little extra and I enjoyed it a lot.

30. zsolpyW - Don't Stop Me Now
A difficult piece to arrange for piano, imo, but this arrangement was really nice and I enjoyed your playing. Had my foot tapping and head nodding! cool

33. Ralph L. - Ballad Pour Adeline
Well done! It was really fun to listen to.

35. Piano_primo_1 - Winter Light
An interesting and enjoyable piece. Well played!

36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement
I'm impressed and, as I've rencently studied this myself, a bit envious about your speed and fluidness (if that is a word), especially in variations I and VI. Enjoyed it a lot!

37. Snejana - Etude in A Minor
Welcome to the recitals and thanks for you submission! It was interesting and fun to listen to - very nice!

38. Ganddalf - Andante sostenuto from Sonata D960
Sorry to hear of the sad reason for the dedication, but thank you nonetheless for this fine treat. Well played and enjoyable!

40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe? (to do)
Rather self deprecating there, in the description, hm? wink But I enjoyed listening to it nonetheless. Although I must say, it didn't make me think so much of Baroque, but gave me vibes of South American or Greek panpipe music...

41. Michael K. - Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 "Pesther Karneval" S. 244
Damn! That was something. And on a concert grand to boot! Wonderful - I lift my hat! (If I had one) wink

42. patH (Patrick Hollstein) - Play Piano Play, Nr.4
A real treat to listen to. Bravo! I wholly enjoyed it.

43. Tootles - The Carnival of Venice
Very well done! One can hear that you are having fun with it. (Although I hope you have your brain thawed out again...)

45. sinophilia - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples op. 15 no. 1
This is indeed a piece that looks deceptively simple but has hidden depths one can explore. Very nicely played, I enjoyed listening to it!

49. Richard (zrtf90) - Staendchen
A wonderful piece which you really did justice to. Very lyrical.

50. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Moments Musicaux No. 3
That was really wonderful. I didn't notice the complicated pedal work at all, which means that you must have pulled it off perfectly! smile
I myself are currently working on the MM No. 2. Which impromptu are you working on, if I may ask?

53. FrankieC - Reverie
Really beautifully played. Made me forget I was listening to a recital entry, while I simply enjoyed the music.

55. NancyM333 - A Special Place in Your Heart (to do)
Goal accomplished, with distinction, I would say. And I'm referring to your goal of "playing more beautifully". Your playing made me look up the Catherine Rollin book on Amazon. Could be a few nice pieces for the 40 pieces challenge in there, for me...

57. Greener/Jeff - Schindler's List
A contemplative, solemn piece. I really liked how you played it. Beautiful!

59. ElaineAllegro - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd movement
The third listen to this piece in this recital, and just as enjoyable as the others! Yes, a few dropped notes here and there, but you are on a good way and the expression you played with makes good on those minor mistakes.

60. Pavel.K - Mignon Op.68 No.35
This is one of my favorites from the Album für die Jugend. Very nicely played and with good feeling and expression. Very enjoyable.

61. Keselo - Quasi Adagio
I always have difficulties with getting a handle on Bartok - both playing and listening, so I'm not an expert here, but I thought you did the style justice. Well done!

62. MeganR - Sonata in D Minor K 32
A very nice piece, and delightfully played. I enjoyed listening to it.

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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737386
05/17/18 09:45 AM
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First a thank you to all who have commentwed on my piece so far. Your positive comments are very much appreciated.

Jumping about a bit just to get started:

07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60)
Well my jaw dropped when I read you have recorded 380 free improvisations lasting from 60 to 100 minutes, yes my jaw dropped.
Pretty amazing to sustain that level of concentration for that long. I think your musical story might just be unique but am curious to your previous musical experience as your improvisation seemed to be influenced by a number of styles. Love those left hand melodies, very Leith Jarrett.
Anyway thank you for taking part, it was interesting and a pleasure to listen to.

31. Riddler (Ed) - Blue In Green
Probably one of the most difficult and most famous jazz ballads to play. I am most impressed that
you created your own arrangement , very much in your own (Riddler) style. Oh those chords, lovely. Well done.

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: J Soo] #2737389
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Originally Posted by J Soo
I will check out the Previn, thanks for that. Some performances (old and new alike) are just crazy fast. The score I have is marked with some insanely fast metronome indication, and I don't know if that is Rachmoninoff's or the editor's. I think of the recurring 16th-note motif as representing a snare drum, which is why I'd like to play it a little faster. If I figure out what Previn is doing I will certainly share. wink


Also,... I can't recall which movie but in either "The Golden Age of the Piano" or "The Art of the Piano", one of the pianists who knew Rachmaninoff said that he wrote it for his wore torn country and that it was a very dark, sad work. Or something of that nature. One more reason that I don't think it should be played too fast ;-).

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: jazztpt] #2737394
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Originally Posted by jazztpt
Very Leith Jarrett.


DOH! I do of course mean Keith Jarrett , that Leith chap can't play for monkeys :-)

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737413
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16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill
Needs to be published so others can enjoy playing it, once again great to watch the music fly by and of course perfectly played.

19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing
I remember your "Message from..." series. That hypnotic drone in the bass is so effective, very much reminds me of some of Keith Jarrett's work.
Perfectly paced and the video is a perfect match to the music. Wonderful stuff Peyton.

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40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe?
I didn't find your piece boring so I think a new title is required. I thought it was rather pretty and charming. Well done.

46. Roger Ransom - Stardust
I always find Stardust hard to pay, you obviously know how it should go, great job working from a lead sheet.

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737426
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36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement Great job on this. I liked your phrasing, ornaments, touch and interpretation. Have you memorized it yet? That would be awesome. I think that's all this performance is missing. You play it so well you deserve to play it without the page turns :-).

37. Snejana - Etude in A Minor Welcome to the recitals! Great work on this. Hope to hear you play in the next recital.

38. Ganddalf - Andante sostenuto from Sonata D960 Wonderful job on this. I really liked the way you played it. Have you ever tried the second movement of the A Major sonata? I think you would like that one too.

39. Claudemir Medeiros - Waltz in A minor So you have only been playing for 1+ years and you play like this? That's awesome! I like your touch and the execution of you ornaments. Keep up the great work.

40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe? I really liked this piece. And I like the sound you chose for it. Very nice! Not boring at all!

41. Michael K. - Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 "Pesther Karneval" S. 244 Wonderful! A complete pleasure to listen to. Love your playfulness.

42. patH (Patrick Hollstein) - Play Piano Play, Nr.4 Loved this! Great job! This was a really fun performance to listen to. Thanks for sharing.

43. Tootles - The Carnival of Venice Well that's great for 5 months of playing. Can't wait to hear what you have in store for us at the next recital ;-).

44. Arluster Turner - Prelude in E-Minor Opus 28 #4 Nice work! Love your touch.

45. sinophilia - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples op. 15 no. 1 Excellent. I agree with your comments - especailly with Schumann. He could fit so many details in to such few notes! I think you did great with this.

46. Roger Ransom - Stardust I like your arrangement from the lead sheet. Nicely done!

Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: bSharp(C)yclist] #2737428
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Next batch....

01. Teddy J. - Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (Excerpt) Well it sounds like you got a lot of this down, which is impressive in a year.
I would focus on making it sound a little more musical, more legato. I wonder if it might be a little over ambitious to play a grade 10 piece in the first year.I wonder if spending time on more level appropriate pieces would be a more efficient, faster path to learning? Good luck!
02. SMA55 (Shepherd) - Romance Wow! That was beautiful! Great video editing also. Just absolutely fantastic! That piece will have to go on my 'someday' lis(z)t. For now I'll just keep working on the Consolation in Db. Thanks for sharing! ..copied from my YouTube comments smile
03. UnderConstruction - Grande Valse Brillante Op18 Good job on a complicated piece.
04. wouter79 - Les Rozeaux (The Reeds), Treizieme Ordre, No.2 Never heard of this composer before. Thanks for the introduction. Funny, reading your description, I picture him as a young man, full of life and ambition.
05. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - High Heels Great job, very nice, soothing piece! Great dynamics and rubato. I also like the B/W effect on the video. Which of the three you learned was your favorite? Just wondering; I haven't tackled any Einaudi yet.
06. Jason Lenthe - Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 Hey - great job! I've played the Prelude hundreds of times, love it, great warm up or cool down, but I haven't tackled the Fugue. Seems like that last few bars holding down that C might be a challenge, but what's a Bach piece without a challenge?
07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60) Ted it sounds like what you're doing is a lot of fun. Do you go back and listen to your recordings? There was a long thread about sheet reading vs free form learning recently; turns out most currently famous rock/pop stars don't read at all; I know it's off topic but your comments reminded me of that thread. Not implying that you don't read, but there are many ways to skin a cat. Anyway, sounds like you're having fun and doing great with it.
08. thepianoplayer416 - Bach Partita 1 - Minuet 1 in Bb (BWV825) Good job with the Bach piece.
09. MarieJ - La Nascita Delle Cose Segrete Beautiful piece, well played.
10. jazztpt - Saying Goodbye I always love listening to your music, and this one is no exception. So beautifully played; it must be great to be so proficient with jazz chords, progression and voicing that you could just pop it out in one take. Keep playing,I'll keep listening!
11. SwissMS - Prelude #15 op. 28 "Raindrop" Absolutely love this one - so very very powerful with that Ab that turns into a G#, that marches on and that deep ominous foreboding B section. Great
piece! Recordings don't seem to do this justice; I toyed with it at home and it is so much more powerful live. I'll tackle it in full one day, and recommend everyone else hit this one, but for now, thanks for playing it for us!!
12. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Adagio from Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13 So beautiful, this one is a reach piece for me....someday I hope to get to it and do it justice as you have. Very fine, delicate handling of this piece. Thanks for sharing! Oh, what the heck, I'm putting it on my "aspirations" list.
13. Paige - Sonatina op 36 no 3 Well done, just have to finish the end smile
14. Alan Chandler (akc42) - Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile) Wow, that's incredible to tackle this piece in under a year. Fantastic!
15. GoldmanT - Bruyeres (to do) Debussy has such a magical sound, so beautiful and enchanting. Love it!
16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill That was fun! Written yourself!
17. cmb13 - Craig - Consolation 3 in Db - Lento Placido Getting better, but what's with the pinky on the R hand, why am I holding it up!?? A little sloppy at the end. Best take of the day though.
18. JoBert - Abendmusik (Evening Music), Opus 99, No. 12 JoBert, this was an interesting piece, and I liked your summary / description. I was listening for those bursts of forte chords. Actually it made me contemplate that contemporary pop / rock doesn't have such distinctions...most songs are just loud the whole time. Something is lost there. Anyway, I'm digressing...well done.
19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing Always fun to listen to your space series!
20. fishandchips - French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major BWV 815 - Allemande Well played, nice and steady. The pianist died of stress, but the music survived! Recording can provoke anxiety, that's for sure!
21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow) Now that was really not fair, pulling out a secret weapon like that...not all of us have access to a clarinet player! Very nice, thanks for playing for us!
22. Sandalholme - Song without Words Op102 No4 I like those Mendelssohn pieces, thanks for sharing.
23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5) Good intensity, dynamics, nice playing.
24. Monica K. - Game of Thrones (Main Title) Good theme from a great show. Thanks for sharing with us, Monica!
25. Jerzyk19 - O Mio Babbino Caro That was good, seems like you got it together well!
26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1 Good job, love Debussy, not qualified to give constructive criticism on this piece! Well above my pay grade. Keep playing!!
27. Piano2138 - Aria When Thou Art Near BWV 508 Great to learn some Bach; lots of skills in there. Keep it up!
28. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Waltz Am Posth. N. 19 (B 150) Very nice waltz, love the paintings! Some were really good! Just started? I wanted to buy one of them (esp the flowers at 00:23) smile.
29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land" Great movie. I think you have all the notes down, but a little more legato might help (connecting the notes), and a little dynamics would help it sound even better. Now that you've got it down, keep playing to improve the musicality. Very good for 15 months.
30. zsolpyW - Don't Stop Me Now I'm a Queen fan but didn't recognize this one. I'd love to see them with Adam Lambert. Good job.
31. Riddler (Ed) - Blue In Green Sublime as always! I have this romantic fantasy of walking into a smokey lounge (although I hate smoke - it's just the visual) and sitting down with a cocktail listening to some great piano jazz like this. Unfortunately it just doesn't exist where I am, so I'll just have to keep listening here! Do you ever play live at a restaurant or bar? You should!!
32. Alyssa S - It's Quiet Uptown (From Hamilton) Good job Alyssa - I also like making my own arrangements - it's fun and helps me learn. Thanks for sharing!
33. Ralph L. - Ballad Pour Adeline Good job, Ralph - it's always fun to play with a backing track and requires keeping good time.
34. dynamobt/Marilyn - Op 26 Theme and Var I Good luck with your surgical recovery. A little Beethoven always helps!
35. Piano_primo_1 - Winter Light Nice piece. Does Secret Garden have anything to do with the John Lennon song?
36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement Wow - there were some really fast sections in there. Great job, glad you passed grade 8. I will never, ever attempt this!
37. Snejana - Etude in A Minor Sounds like a fun etude, glad you joined us!
38. Ganddalf - Andante sostenuto from Sonata D960 Really good, really solemn. I enjoyed it, thanks.
39. Claudemir Medeiros - Waltz in A minor A Chopin waltz is always nice to present. Good job.
40. Debusselchen - boring Barock maybe? For a boring Baroque piece, I actually liked it. Keep it up.
41. Michael K. - Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 "Pesther Karneval" S. 244 Not bad....for a beginner. wink
42. patH (Patrick Hollstein) - Play Piano Play, Nr.4 Another excellent performance!
43. Tootles - The Carnival of Venice The secret weapon plays piano! Great job, glad you've joined! Nice clarinet piece two (did someone have a double entry?).
44. Arluster Turner - Prelude in E-Minor Opus 28 #4 Can't go wrong with a Chopin prelude! I played this one last year. This one is like a fine wine...keep it up, it'll get even better with time!
45. sinophilia - Of Foreign Lands and Peoples op. 15 no. 1 Copied from Youtube commets - Excellent, what a nice piece! I've listened twice now. Sounds like you've nailed it. Reminds me a little of Chopin's prelude in C min - not nearly as heavy / foreboding but that pattern of multiple chords with a note buried between pattern.
46. Roger Ransom - Stardust Wounderful sound, love the jazzy songs.
47. Michael. (Mike) - Gymnopedie No.3 I like this piece; I actually downloaded the Gymnopedie's and was contemplating learning one - it's on the pile. Great job at under 2 yrs.
48. lithotriptor - Waltz Op. 69 No. 2 in B minor (Nice job on a Chopin Waltz.
49. Richard (zrtf90) - Staendchen Very nice piece, Richard...it takes me to a different time. I feel like I am wondering around in a European village or town, possibly Vienna? Don't know where this was written but it can really set the mood. I wonder if it has been used in a period-piece movie; probably.
50. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Moments Musicaux No. 3 Sounded great, nice job smile. Seems tricky to me!


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Re: Recital 50 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2737433
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My second set of comments.



16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill

Really enjoyed that. Love the name - seems most apt.

17. cmb13 - Craig - Consolation 3 in Db - Lento Placido

Another piece of music I had not heard before. Thanks for bringing it to me. I agree, very Chopin style.

18. JoBert - Abendmusik (Evening Music), Opus 99, No. 12

Fantastic piece to show off your Novus. Don't know precisely where you live in Germany, and therefore what views you enjoy, but it evokes the same feeling of sitting by a lake side view in somewhere warm for me too.

19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing

Loved the atmosphere this piece creates. I can still feel that pulsing sound still after it has ended.

20. fishandchips - French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major BWV 815 - Allemande

I too get handshakes when nervous, about a month ago it suddenly startend when I had to play for my teacher in a lesson, and became a good opportunity to discuss what the feeling was when it came on and start to fight it with her help. Being in the moment was one helpful approach. I couldn't detect in your performance (or maybe it doesn't effect you like it did me). As for the Bach - doing this with your experience makes me envious. Great playing.

21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow)

Really enjoyed the Husband and Wife duet. Wish my wife was musical.

22. Sandalholme - Song without Words Op102 No4 (to do)

I'm in awe of those with experience and the beautiful sounds that they obtain from their instruments. I just recently bought this music and its on my list to get to some day. I listened to your performance a couple of times following along with the score and really enjoyed it.

23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)

Lovely sombre mood. Enjoyed it a lot.

24. Monica K. - Game of Thrones (Main Title)

I'd not got into the Series, but heard the music for the first time on the thread with the name. Loved the full piece particularly the strong pulse that it has running through it.

25. Jerzyk19 - O Mio Babbino Caro

Another amazing performance from someone with limited experience. Lovely Valentine's gift.

26. Ael M. (aelmabalod) - Arabesque no. 1

Another enjoyable piece, and I think you achieved the different rhythms just fine.

27. Piano2138 - Aria When Thou Art Near BWV 508

What a soulful rendition. Fantastic

28. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Waltz Am Posth. N. 19 (B 150)

This is definitely one on my list to tackle before I am to old to play. Beautiful playing. I hope when I get to it I can do it justice like you did.

29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land"

Another performance that I am surprised at how good it sounds for the amount of experience.

30. zsolpyW - Don't Stop Me Now

WOW. Queen were my favourite band in the 1980's. Always remember getting my first company car with fantastic stereo system in it and blasting this song at top volume as I travelled down the motorway to a business meeting. Love the arrangement and your performance.

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Originally Posted by cmb13

29. Balezin Dmitriy - Mia and Sebastian theme song from "La La land" Great movie. I think you have all the notes down, but a little more legato might help (connecting the notes), and a little dynamics would help it sound even better. Now that you've got it down, keep playing to improve the musicality. Very good for 15 months.



Thank you for putting so much time into commenting on everyone's playing. And espesially thank you for exact advice, I appriciate it. Will try to smooth the piece


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11. SwissMS - Prelude #15 op. 28 "Raindrop"
I love the sound of your piano! I'm quite envious that you get to play on such a fantastic instrument whenever you want grin
That was a beautiful performance. It flowed perfectly. Very nice choice of tempo and excellent contrast between the A and B sections. I especially enjoyed the B section. It sounded very dark and brooding and the rich bass sound was perfect!
If I had to nit-pick (I do have to, since it was a near perfect performance smile), I think appoggiaturas at bars 15 and 17 could have been more even. The one at bar 11 was really nice.
I attempted to play this piece a couple of years ago. Since it was simply too challenging for me at the time, I gave it up with a plan to revisit it. So I did study it for a while. I really ought to try it again...

12. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Adagio from Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13
I liked your performance quite a bit. Many people tend to play this piece in extremes, either with widely uneven tempos or as though they're playing it with a metronome. I liked how you varied the tempo at the right moments. I also liked the portato parts in the piece. I would have perhaps played them a bit softer, but I liked what you did with them as well.
I did notice that accompaniment got a bit loud occasionally, but not so far as to disturb the performance. Overall it was a good solid performance thumb

13. Paige - Sonatina op 36 no 3
I have played the Sonatinas Op. 36 No. 1 and Op. 36 No. 2. I noticed they tend to get progressively more difficult. I have just started to learn this one. Although it's harder than the other two, I think it sounds nicer.
I think you've got it overall. The notes sounded more or less right to me. For the first movement, I think the rhythm of the accompaniment sounded very even and steady in most places. I did notice that it got a bit unsteady at the sections where there were eighth-note runs. I have trouble at the exactly same point. What I tend to do is practice these sections hands separately and then put them together. It's a very effective technique when not overused. The second movement was well done, apart from that one slight stumble, from which you recovered quite well. That would have been the point where I wouldn't have been able to recover and would have had to start recording all over again grin. Regarding the third movement, I think you're almost there. A bit more practice and it'll come around nicely. You have the right touch for this kind of music. Excellent progress for the short time you've been at it!

14. Alan Chandler (akc42) - Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile)
Wow! I can hardly believe you've been playing only since September! I've been playing for over 10 years now and I still don't feel confident enough to attempt Beethoven Sonatas.
Most of the piece sounds very cohesive. I think the most important part is, you've captured the mood of the piece quite nicely. I noticed some shaky parts, but I'm sure that you'll get those cleaned up in time.

15. GoldmanT - Bruyeres
Although I've listened to all of Debussy's preludes, I'm not intimately familiar with all of them. I liked this one though. Your choice of tempo was very nice. Very mellow and colourful playing.

16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill
Nice! Very catchy and fun to listen to. I liked the bass part a lot. Sounds like one of those bluesy riffs on which you can improvise and keep playing. I like your compositions. I remembered another one of yours from some time ago, "Elevator Music", I think. I liked that one a lot as well smile

17. cmb13 - Craig - Consolation 3 in Db - Lento Placido
This is one of my favourite of Listz's lyrical pieces, along with the third Libestraume.
Very good job on a challenging piece. Very impressive considering how long you've been playing. I was considering this for my first Liszt piece. I still feel a bit intimidated to start on it though grin
I don't think you should be too concerned about tempo. Speed will come naturally as you spend more and more time with a piece. I did notice that the accompaniment could have been a bit softer so that the melody could have stood out more, but that might just be the recording. I have a feeling your playing would sound a lot better in person. From what I could see in the video, you seem quite relaxed and don't seem to be exerting too much pressure. Or is it because of it being an upright? Is it harder to play softly on an upright? I don't have much experience with acoustic instruments, so I can't be sure.
I also listened to your video of Milonga del Angel. It was excellent! One of my favourite pieces of music.

18. JoBert - Abendmusik (Evening Music), Opus 99, No. 12
I haven't listened to much of Schumann, apart from his Forest Scenes and what I've learned from his Album For The Young.
On my second listen through of your recording, I just opened the sheets for this piece on imslp and tried to follow along. I noticed there were quite a few themes in the piece. I couldn't really grasp the form of the piece on my initial scan through. It's not one I'm familiar with. Is it a Rondo?
Interesting piece. I'm not sure whether I like it yet. I'll have to listen to it a few more times before I make up my mind smile
The dissonant parts were quite unexpected and had an interesting effect.

19. Peyton - Message From Space- Music For a Moon Landing
Interesting composition. I liked the dark, mysterious aspect of the piece. Sounds very fitting for the soundtrack for a science fiction movie. I'll be checking out your Message From Space series as soon as I'm done with listening to all the other submissions. You have me intrigued smile

20. fishandchips - French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major BWV 815 - Allemande
Wow! You have just a year and a half of experience!? I find that very hard to believe after listening to your recording. It sounds very professional. Smooth, even and perfectly articulated. The dynamics were also well done, I like subtle dynamics for Bach. I couldn't really hear any of the nervousness that you mention.
I like the sound of the Vintage D a lot. I used it for quite some time before switching to Pianoteq.
I have Glenn Gould's Bach collection and have listened to the Suites many times and Gould plays it faster than you do. I can't say for sure whether this movement sounds better fast or slow. They each have their own magic.

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47. Michael. (Mike) - Gymnopedie No.3 Thank you for recording #3. I liked your performance and interpretation.

48. lithotriptor - Waltz Op. 69 No. 2 in B minor I agree. Perfect tune for a rainy day. I like the way you played this. Nice interpretation.

49. Richard (zrtf90) - Staendchen Nice job on this. You play it so fluidly and peacefully. A pleasure to listen to.

50. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Moments Musicaux No. 3 Wonderful! I loved the way you played this.

51. thomaspiano - Minuet in G Major I liked the way you executed the ornaments. Lovely interpretation.

52. qazsedcft - Prelude in B minor op. 28 no. 6 I agree that the sound quality could be a little better but I can definitely hear everything that you are doing and really appreciate the balance in harmonies you were able to achieve with this. Nicely done. Thanks for sharing.

53. FrankieC - Reverie Well this is me so I won't commment ;-). Many thanks to everyone who has commented thus far. I appreciate it very much.

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Originally Posted by bSharp(C)yclist

87. Ken. - Boo Boo's Birthday

Very nice. Has a nice jazzy sound to it. Who is Boo Boo? The bear?


Good question! I was wondering that myself. It turns out Boo Boo was the affectionate name of Monk's daughter Barbara who tragically died at a young age in 1984.


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54. Greywullf - Espana Op. 165: Preludio and Capriccio Catalano I liked everything about your performance. Thanks for sharing. Very enjoyable.

55. NancyM333 - A Special Place in Your Heart I have never heard of this composer or this work before. Thank you for making me aware of her. This was a very enjoyable performance. Thank you!

56. Serge88 - La Maladie d'Amour Lovely as usual Serge88. I really liked this piece and the way you play it. I also like your desk! That's a sweet setup you have there.

57. Greener/Jeff - Schindler's List Excellent! Loved the way you played this.

58. dumka1 - Sonata in f minor K 466 I like the clarity or your touch and how you honored the style. Nice ornament execution and dynamics.

59. ElaineAllegro - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathetique), 2nd movement The very first thing that struck me was the tempo. Very nice. Good job on the phrasing. Based on this performance I bet it takes you a lot less then 20 years to have it "all come together" ;-). I look forward to hearing the other two movements soon ;-). Keep up the great work.

60. Pavel.K - Mignon Op.68 No.35 I have never heard this work before by Schumann. I really liked it, your performance and interpretation. Thanks for sharing.

61. Keselo - Quasi Adagio I think you play wonderfully for only playing 1+ years. Very nice job on this.

62. MeganR - Sonata in D Minor K 32 Wonderful! Nice job on the ornaments.

63. Tim Adrianson - Time Remembered Excellent! Lovely harmonies, shading, colors. Wonderful piece and you certainly do it justice!

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23. J Soo - Prelude in G Minor (Op. 28 No. 5)
My ex-wife used to play this so I have heard it many times, doesn't sound like you are struggling with accuracy but it could be a tad faster but of course that is a subjective view. I must say I very much enjoyed hearing it again and your performance. Well done.

57. Greener/Jeff - Schindler's List
As it is a particular favourite of mine I do remember your 1912 version. Very nicely played Jeff and extra kudos for playing it from memory.

63. Tim Adrianson - Time Remembered
I think I know by now that you are a bit of a Bill Evans fan. I must say you really catch the essence of Bill's playing and touch here ( as in other music I have heard from you), I really enjoy your playing.

65. xyzzy - Dreamsville
So nice to hear some Mancini and this is one of his very famous pieces. Being able to read will open up a whole new world of music to you and compliment your obviously good ears. Very well done.

71. Davidonabus - Over The Rainbow
Yes Shearing takes this to some otherwise unknown places. Nice balance in the voicings and very cleanly played. Congratulations on a very good performance.

76. Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White - This Girl's In Love With You
A couple of hesitations, so what, it was nice to hear this, took me right back to the 60s/70s when Herb Albert was top of the pops.

87. Ken. - Boo Boo's Birthday
You must be a fan of Monk to play his music so well, fiendishly difficult to make sense of and you do, well done indeed.

90. Whizbang (Chris) - Pastime Rag #2
Expert and effortless ragtime piano playing, what can be said other than superb.

92. Mr Super-Hunky - Old and Wise
Sorry to hear of your accident but glad you made it back. The best you can come up with is pretty dam good.

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Originally Posted by akc42
18. JoBert - Abendmusik (Evening Music), Opus 99, No. 12

Fantastic piece to show off your Novus. Don't know precisely where you live in Germany, and therefore what views you enjoy, but it evokes the same feeling of sitting by a lake side view in somewhere warm for me too.

Ha, I wish! No, while I live in a nice part of the country, in a nice little city, I don't have that kind of view - unfortunately. smile

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Still skipping around:

60. Pavel.K - Mignon Op.68 No.35 You're right, I don't think I have ever heard this piece - sounds like it should be better known. Thanks for sharing!

61. Keselo - Quasi Adagio I have a teacher friend that keeps trying to get me to play some Bartok - I think maybe teachers like him better than students! But I enjoyed this - sounds great!

62. MeganR - Sonata in D Minor K 32 Love this piece - well done!

63. Tim Adrianson - Time Remembered Exquisite Tim. Very poignant and well played.

64. joangolfing - Twelve Variations on "Ah, Vous Dirai-Je, Maman" Loved it! If I were a different person I would try playing this - but I think it would be a "bull in a china shop" - I'm the bull and Mozart is the fine china...

65. xyzzy - Dreamsville Dreamy!

66. Sara_M - "For Children", volume 1, no. 2. Children's Song Very nice - thanks for sharing!

67. SandTiger - Into the Meadow It sounds like people running into a meadow, or wanting to run into a meadow - so, very successful!

68. Moo smile - Mendelssohn Song Without Words Op 53 no 1 I love Mendelssohn - he hits the sweet spot for me with harmony - well done!

69. h8dk97 - Kleine Studie Much harder than it looks, or sounds - very nicely done!

More to come!

Sam

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Originally Posted by Whizbang
36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement

AFTER THE FIRST PAGE TURN and the double time. How can I consume your piano essence and make it mine?

I love the varied personalities of this movement of this piece.


I don't understand what you meant by double time. Thank you for the compliments.


Originally Posted by Riddler
36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement
Wow, that was terrific playing, high energy to the end. Bravo!


Thank you. It was energetic but I think it didn't need so much of it?

Originally Posted by JoBert
36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement
I'm impressed and, as I've rencently studied this myself, a bit envious about your speed and fluidness (if that is a word), especially in variations I and VI. Enjoyed it a lot!


Thank you. I don't rarely like playing high tempo pieces and I'm terrible at it. But I had to because of exam. It took me over a year to get there though.

Originally Posted by FrankieC
36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement Great job on this. I liked your phrasing, ornaments, touch and interpretation. Have you memorized it yet? That would be awesome. I think that's all this performance is missing. You play it so well you deserve to play it without the page turns :-).


Thank you. I probably memorised about 90% by the time of the exam. My violin teacher once told me that unless memorisation is a requirement of the exam, always have the music in front of you during the exam. When nervousness kicks in (and it always does), you'd be glad to have the music!

It's been 2.5 years since the exam so I've completely forgotten the piece by now other than remembering that it was in A major. LOL


Originally Posted by cmb13
36. Tubbie0075 - Mozart Sonata K331, 1st Movement Wow - there were some really fast sections in there. Great job, glad you passed grade 8. I will never, ever attempt this!


Thank you. I'd say grade 8 exams are my limit. I attempted to prepare for higher level exams but never got to the point where I feel ready for it. So I gave up and now just enjoy learning the pieces I like. I'd say having done grade 8 gave me good foundation and some confidence to attempt harder pieces.



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01. Teddy J. - Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 (Excerpt)
Impressive for only playing one year. You made a point of inviting constructive feedback, so here you go: Why are you tackling such a difficult piece so early on in your piano studies? Making up for lost time and trying to become a “full time classical pianist” shouldn’t mean skipping the steps needed to try to get there. Many fundamental skills should first be addressed. Are you working with a teacher? Working on your own, using online videos for instruction, without the feedback of an instructor, will teach you some skills, but it will likely result in your neglecting many other important ones. So if you’re really serious about your endeavor, my suggestion to you would be to get yourself a teacher. But again, very good work for such a short time playing.

09. MarieJ - La Nascita Delle Cose Segrete
Very nice, Marie! I like your phrasing and your touch on this piece. There’s a little unevenness at times, but I’m sure it's nothing you won’t work out as you continue to master it. Well done!

11. SwissMS - Prelude #15 op. 28 "Raindrop"
Really fine work on this Prelude, Doris! You managed to bring out those voices that needed to be brought out when they needed to be, even while playing some of those big chords. I also enjoyed the new camera angle you used on your video. Nice!

12. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Adagio from Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13
I enjoyed your rendition of this frequently performed piece. I think you have a great feel for it. Well done!

13. Paige - Sonatina op 36 no 3 You’ve done a splendid job with this piece, especially considering that you’re primarily self-taught. If you continue in future ABF recitals, it will be interesting to watch you progress now that you’re taking lessons.

15. GoldmanT - Bruyeres
Beautiful piece. And you performed it really well.

16. peterws - Troublesome Treadmill
Nice little ditty, as you say. And I like the cute ending. Well done!

17. cmb13 - Craig - Consolation 3 in Db - Lento Placido
I had played this piece for an ABF recital a little while back. So I’m aware of some of the technical challenges involved, including the polyrhythms. I think you are well on your way with it. If I may make a suggestion: I’m hearing some hesitations sometimes as you move from one bar to the next. This tells me that perhaps you should be practicing the piece a little more slowly until you’ve mastered the fingering of the changing harmonies. Of course, I could be wrong as to its cause. But really good work overall, Craig!

18. JoBert - Abendmusik (Evening Music), Opus 99, No. 12
I truly enjoyed your performance. You played wonderfully and with panache. Well done!

20. fishandchips - French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major BWV 815 - Allemande
You’ve only been playing piano for a year and a half??? I am very impressed. You played this with such evenness and a beautiful tone. Truly impressive!

21. Sam S - Pocket Size Sonata 2 - Moderato (and Mellow)
Very nice, Sam! Props to both you and your wife! I only wish that the balance between piano and clarinet in the recording was such that the piano didn't sound quite so far in the background. By the way, I like the tone of your piano!

22. Sandalholme - Song without Words Op102 No4
I think you’re doing good work with this piece. I would like to hear the notes in each harmony sustain and blend more consistently. (Some of the notes just sound a bit detached at times. Which is to say that I think that your pedaling needs some work.) But great start, So keep with it!

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Originally Posted by cmb13
07. Ted (Ted Jones) - Improvisation (concluding 6 minutes of 60) Ted it sounds like what you're doing is a lot of fun. Do you go back and listen to your recordings? There was a long thread about sheet reading vs free form learning recently; turns out most currently famous rock/pop stars don't read at all; I know it's off topic but your comments reminded me of that thread. Not implying that you don't read, but there are many ways to skin a cat. Anyway, sounds like you're having fun and doing great with it.


I was very lucky. In my youth I was taught by one of this country's leading professionals, a pianist and composer of deep talent. So no, I can read and write music like most players. I choose to be naive but I am not a primitive. Yes, of course, listening to my recordings is an intrinsic part of the process. It sounds solipsistic, and I suppose it is, but otherwise I wouldn't know how to improve or what new directions to take. I couldn't bear standing musically still in the years left to me.


"We shall always love the music of the masters, but they are all dead and now it's our turn." - Llewelyn Jones, my piano teacher
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