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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2150495
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AimeeO: Arietta. What a delightful way to begin the recital, with Arietta. Your piano has a distinctive sound and I loved the pacing and delicacy in which you played. A little gem!

Saranoya: Waltz was really fun to listen to. I loved the staccato playing throughout and I thought you captured its essence very well. Very “Grieg”! The counterpoint (around 1:00) looked like a bear but you carried it off with aplomb. And the finish was regal. The dissonant chord at the end really makes one think.

Casinitaly: The Watchman’s Song is one of my favorites and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing your precise and nicely timed presentation. Great playing!

LadyChen: Elve’s Dance. A masterful performance. Great pace and energy and I could see the elves dancing around the fire right away. I loved the two-chord closing which seemed to be a fitting finish.

AndyPlatt: Popular Melody. Your sonorous piano has great depth and charm and it really added a distinctive flavor to this piece by Grieg. Your left hand was carefully controlled and never overwhelmed and I thought you fully achieved a “fluid melody.” Charming!

Piano*Dad: Norwegian Melody. Grieg really outdid himself with this piece, didn’t he? Very lively and stimulating. The pace seemed just right and you played it beautifully.

Saranoya: Album Leaf. Another distinctive Grieg piece that is played with flair. You brought out the mood of the piece perfectly and have really got those grace-notes down! Thanks for the fine performance. A lot of work went into that piece!

AZ_Astro: National Song. Er, um… That’s me. To answer Morodiene’s question, I used Cantabile, Ivory II’s internal player and it has its own recorder. Click and play to save as a .wav file and/or a .mid file. It was easy to use but I want to begin to do some recording off of my acoustic soon.

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As a confirmed Neanderthal I do feel unqualified to comment other than very basically . . .! But what a great listen!

1 Aimee Smooth milk Chocolate (Galaxy) brings out those resonances well. Nicely fluid. I enjoyed.

2 Saranoya Darned good recording young lady! Confidently and firmly played!

3 Casinitaly My! That`s a great story even before I get to hear things . . Loved the photography, the night sky, the atmosphere and your piano all blended in so well. A hymn like quality. Lovely!

4 LadyChen Typical Yamah sound here, rich and lively, lots of character, and very precise. Excellent!

5 AndyPlatt Great stuff man! There`s a flavor to this which you interpret well. Loved it; it`s quirky and dour at the same time . . .

6 Piano*Dad Not brutish? Beg to differ . . . my blooody fingers`ll never be the same again! You handle this beautifully. Make it look easy . . .

7 Saranoya Steady as she goes, all is well! That piano doesn`t get a chance to slip up when you play it . . . It wouldn`t dare!

8 A Z Astro That too was a steady piece I liked particularly the quiet bits which really sing. The fortay bits seem like the recording could be at fault here, if you don`t mind me sayin`. . . Two years playing? Most excellent progress!

Lovely, guys. A real credit to your work. Well done one and all!! . . . Time for coffee . . .


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Grieg Opus 12
No 1 Arietta / AimeeO
Wait until you hear Op 71 no 7 Remembrances!!! Variation on a theme for sure!! Very nicely done. You keep the lyric melody flowing. I enjoyed your playing very much.

No 2 Waltz / Saranoya
Well, isn’t this a little gem!! I think you got the mood and flow of the piece very well. Can definitely hear the Norwegian folk tune influence.

No 3 Watchman’s Song / casinitaly
Oh, isn’t this the moody melody!! You convey the story very nicely! I like your imagined story and the pictures you paired with the piece. Well done on the 32nd notes! Would never know you had troubles.

No 4 Elves’ Dance / LadyChen
Isn’t this the catchy little tune!! Had my head bobbing and toes tapping! You did great with the tempo and clarity! Bet it was tricky getting it to sound so smooth and easy. Nicely done!!

No 5 Popular Melody / Andy Platt
Becoming very clear early on that Grieg was a master of making much out of little. All these tunes are gems. Lovely playing Andy. I think you captured just the right somber tone with light lively overtones. Very pretty.

No 6 Norwegian Melody / Piano Dad
Yes, can see where getting this up to tempo was the challenge!! Well done! You really have it flowing right along as was intended. Very nice playing. I’m enjoying listening!!

No 7 Album Leaf / Saranoya
Flubs not obvious if there are any. Though, I’m not listening with the music in front of me. Again Grieg made much out of not much! You do a nice job with this in spite of your doubts.


No 8 National Song / AZ Astro
I think you captured the stately nature of the tune. Very stirring! Could pass as a National Anthem. These pieces are not easy. So very well done with only two years of playing!!

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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2150561
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I too listened to everything twice.. this is great stuff!
12/1: The first time I'm first with a recording - ever. Ha!
12/2: Saranoya, I really enjoyed that - there's a lot of quirkiness and teasing in that piece, and I love how you brought those aspects out.. I imagined a coquettish girl playing hard to get at a dance. I wish my IPhone recorded like that - it sounds fantastic.
12/3: Casinitaly - First, when I win the lottery Wednesday, I'm coming to visit. But back to your piece - I could envision your little watchman walking through the streets in your pictures. That sounded great, Cheryl - your 32nd notes sounded delightfully sneaky, too! I'm so glad you were able to participate this time.
12/4: LadyChen - Your newly rebuilt piano sounds awesome. I think the elves-with-arrows thing works great here - it has such a neat urgency and preciseness I can only aspire to. Great fun! (I love your dog too - his coat is gorgeous)
12/5: AndyPlatt - Great job with the pedal - your melody tells a very distinct story, as desired. I can see how it could be overdone, so great judgement call. I also think you did a fantastic job keeping it up over the bass(I had the same trickiness with my piece, so I really appreciate the work here) So happy you could take part in this!
12/6: Piano*Dad - this is so perfectly regal and exciting.. Love it! I am part of such a talented group!
12/7: Saranoya - this one could almost be a continuation of your first piece with the teasing quality to it - I adore it. I think you nailed this one as well.
12/8: AZAstro - I think I would have a hard time pulling this one off, and you hit it out of the park. It starts with such strength and pride, and then love and adoration is added. I'm jealous of your ability to portray the emotion in this piece!


And thank you all for your kind comments - I was slightly paranoid about the faster pace, and those bugs (they're more of a droning buzz that swells than chirpy). You guys are the best! The pictures were taken by BillyO - all were in the back yard, except for the yellow bird. I thought it looked like the bird was in our angel's trumpet, but it appears he was spotted at the Mississippi River levee a couple of months ago.

Fantastic stuff! I can't wait for the rest.




Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: dynamobt] #2150569
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Originally Posted by dynamobt
Grieg Opus 12
No 1 Arietta / AimeeO
Wait until you hear Op 71 no 7 Remembrances!!! Variation on a theme for sure!!


You know, I finally stumbled on that bit of information a week ago. Apparently it was one of Grieg's favorite melodies, and he decided to have a little fun with it. I can't wait to hear your Remembrances!

Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2150581
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AimeeO - Opus 12 No 1: Arietta
Wow, what a wonderful start of the recital. Your performance is very elegant and smooth as silk.

Saranoya - Opus 12 No 2: Waltz
Very confident and steady performance. And even that it makes me want to dance. :-)

Casinitaly - Opus 12 No 3: Watchman's Song
Beautiful performance. You have played it very peacefully - I would feel safely with your Watchman every night.

LadyChen - Opus 12 No 4: Elve's Dance
Great tempo and chord voicing, You sound really experienced. I enjoyed your performance even when I do not like Yamaha sound (generally).

AndyPlatt - Opus 12 No 5: Popular Melody
Very sensitive performance. I liked it very much. Andy, have you got norweigan ancestors? :-)

Piano*Dad - Opus 12 No 6: Norwegian Melody
Another native norwegian here? Really excellent performance. Bravo.

Saranoya - Opus 12 No 7: Album Leaf
Hats off for taking two pieces in one recital as novice. Your sense for rhythm and steadiness is remarkable.
I would not be able to learn two pieces at once in this high quality like you.

AZ Astro - Opus 12 No 8: National Song
Your performance sound proudly corresponding to the Grieg's intend. You did a great job. Btw. very nice "epilogue" of this Opus.

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Opus 12 No 1: Arietta (performed by AimeeO)

Beautiful start to the recital. Gentle, delicate, poignant.


Opus 12 No 2: Waltz (performed by Saranoya)

Saranoya, well done. I think this version deserves a good exam score too!


Opus 12 No 3: Watchman's Song (performed by Casinitaly)

Casinitaly, you've granted the watchman a quiet gentle night, though danger is always possible in the spirit of the night.


Opus 12 No 4: Elve's Dance (performed by LadyChen)

I think Grieg's elves are not the kind you want taking up residence in your garden. I've always been scared away from this piece because of the tempo, but you manage well. While you might not be happy with the pianissimo, I think you gave the quiet sections a nice light feel.



Opus 12 No 5: Popular Melody (performed by AndyPlatt)

Very well played, nicely understated.


Opus 12 No 6: Norwegian Melody (performed by Piano*Dad)

This piece looks simple on the score if you ignore the tempo. You didn't ignore the tempo and didn't sacrifice anything achieving it. Kudos.


Opus 12 No 7: Album Leaf (performed by Saranoya)

Another fine performance. Well done.


Opus 12 No 8: National Song (performed by AZ Astro)

AZ Astro, you really managed the anthem feel of this piece. Nice control of the dynamics.








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Saranoya - you're pieces were really great! Loved 'em smile

.........will comment on all submissions upon listening, Well Done guys, this is Exellent wink x

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I'm listening pretty selectively, since this whole recital looks like a magnum opus to me! But I've just listened to AimeeO, Saranoya, casinitaly, AndyPlatt, and Piano*Dad, and really enjoyed hearing people I know here play! You all played really well, and I admire your efforts, and the wonderful efforts to put this recital together.

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What a delight to hear these pieces, knowing them so well, knowing who's playing them and knowing what goes in to bringing out their charm and their individuality. Thank you to all the performers. I was beaming from first to last.

And to have one dedicated to me! Thanks, Cheryl, I really appreciate getting kudos from all your efforts! smile

It's going to be a fun ten days!



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AimeeO, you n the cicadas make a good team wink , that was brill smile You should try having my pedal laugh x

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AimeeO - This is my the favorite Grieg piece. When the recital pieces were announced I wanted to take it but you beat me. Nice job beautifully done. I know you will treasure this forever.

Casinitaly - as always you are a very musical person. I like the way you put together the piece. You have done a fine job. Bravo!

Saranoya - loved both pieces. You sounded like getting deeper into the waltz. It's an mezmorizing one. The second one was done well. But I had more emotional connection with the waltz.

Ladychen - wonderful. You are an excellent player.

AndyPlatt - nice job. I'm sure you impressed your teacher. Wonderful video too. I still don't know how to do it.

Piano*Dad - that's a very good performance. There is no wonder why your son is such a fine pianist. Gotta come from you. Hope someday such piano gene is available in the market (just kidding). Hats off to you pulling the fine performance. I know you are a busy professional.

AZ Astro - good job. You are talented if you can pull this off with only two years of piano. I haven't set up my schedule yet but please come to my piano party next March.


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This recital made my Sunday! Thank you to AimeeO, Saranoya, casinitaly, LadyChen, AndyPlatt, Piano*Dad, AZ Astro, for the lovely pieces and Ganddalf for the introduction to Grieg! I’m so looking forward to the rest of this week!

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Grieg Opus 12

No 1 Arietta / AimeeO

Cicadas? What cicadas? Maybe my tinnitus blocked them out. smile

You picked a lovely tempo for Arietta … well within the reasonable range. The melody sang, and you projected the full structure of the piece quite well. It's full of those mini crescendo-decrescendo phrases and they did not sound rushed. Yes, watch the last two LH sixteenth notes in each measure so that they don't compete too much with the RH. But you know that; you mentioned it in your write up. A thoroughly enjoyable "work in progress" and a beautiful opening of our recital!


No 2 Waltz / Saranoya

I paid particular attention to the score as you played. You nailed the tenuto first beats and the staccato eighths that link the theme together. Waltzes are such fun pieces to play. They pulse with life. And you clearly feel that.

I know exactly what you mean when you talk about the effect of that danged camera! smile

But you put it soooo close to you! It seems to be sitting right beside you, within arms reach. I can easily imagine its baleful red eye, staring intently. grin


No 3 Watchman’s Song / casinitaly

Ghost of Banquo indeed! Two things jumped out at me. First, you have worked really hard to capture the phrasing as Grieg intended. I noticed how precisely you accomplished this! Secondly, you have worked equally hard to master the dynamic shading that Grieg wrote into the score. Well done.

One question about the 32nd notes. You put a slight pause between the 32nd note riff and the subsequent bell tone in the bass. Are you playing all of the 32nd notes with the RH and the bass note with the left? Or are you splitting up the 32nd notes between the hands?

I think you may have inspired me to learn this one.

No 4 Elves’ Dance / LadyChen

Ah, another J.R.R. Tolkien fan! Haldir would be proud of you! smile

That's a wicked piece in general, more so at that speed! Yes, I know many pros take it up a notch, but your choice of tempo was just fine, and it allowed us to savor the theme. I also thought your dynamic control was just fine too. Most of the pianissimos were plenty pianissimo enough.

You often put a little accent on the third beat of the main chord theme. It's not marked that way. That's perfectly OK with me, and I like the forward momentum it provides. But I was wondering if that was a deliberate choice.


No 5 Popular Melody / Andy Platt

That piece has such a simple structure … and then G goes and messes with the rhythm to drive you batty. You know, that "popular melody" feels much like a Norwegian mazurka.

Nice sensitive playing, and the pedaling was fine, even if you didn't "follow the indications 100%."


No 6 Norwegian Melody / Piano Dad

This guy needs to grow some more hair …. really. Sheesh.


No 7 Album Leaf / Saranoya

We'll keep the "little flubs" a secret. They're small. This is a difficult little piece because of the almost continuous left hand reaches while you have to keep the tempo rock steady. Also, you did a really nice job with the left hand two-note phrases. They have to be a spine for the piece without overwhelming the theme in the right hand. Very effectively done.


No 8 National Song / AZ Astro

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The short one-page score was quick to learn but long to absorb into muscle memory.


Tell me about it! An almost totally chordal piece will do that to you. It's almost hymn-like. Well, it IS a hymn. Shock -- surprise. And you capture that hymn-like feeling.

One suggestion: I think you should feel freer to lean in to more of those accents and forzandos. Many patriotic pieces have majestic (and rather powerful) chord structures. This one is no exception. Think of the main theme of one from a neighboring Scandinavian country … Finlandia.

Only two years of playing!

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Thank you so much to everyone who has given me such wonderful feedback - I really appreciated the comments and the fact that so many of you are aware of the progress I've been making over the past year. It multiplies my enjoyment of my piano time when I can share the results with my PW friends.

Taking part in this particular recital has been even more rewarding than the ABF general recitals because the element of being a small part of a complete work has been (and still is) absolutely splendid.

Piano*Dad, you asked
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One question about the 32nd notes. You put a slight pause between the 32nd note riff and the subsequent bell tone in the bass. Are you playing all of the 32nd notes with the RH and the bass note with the left? Or are you splitting up the 32nd notes between the hands?


I am glad you only noticed a slight pause. I was (believe it or not smile ) working to eliminate that pause (after Richard so kindly pointed out that I'd been mis-reading the score! Thank you again ) --- And nope, I wasn't playing the riff with one hand. I tried for a long time to get it, and I could "just" do it very slowly - as soon as I tried to speed up I started getting a lot of tension in my forearm, and since I've had some pretty serious problems with that in the past, I gave it up and split the riff. I played the bass note with 5 and the first note with 1. If I had been working with my teacher over the summer I might have been able to manage it, but as things were, I had a "work-around" solution.

My secret is out smile


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AimeeO- Gorgeous playing! You have lots of feeling in this and it's beautiful.

Saranoya - Your recording sounds great, both in terms of playing and in terms of quality.

Casinitaly- It's great that you really loved the piece that you picked! It's beautiful and you play it in a lovely thoughtful manner.

LadyChen - This is so cute! I can tell how much you enjoyed this from your playing.

AndyPlatt - You do a great job bringing out the melody in this piece. Congratulations on getting to such a great interpretation on your own!

Piano*Dad - You have great speed on this! Speed was my biggest personal challenge for this recital, so I'm really impressed with what you've achieved.

Saranoya- Your jumps sound really confident! I'm really impressed that you did two pieces that sound so great and finished.

AZ Astro - This is a big achievement for someone who has been playing for less than two years. You sound great! I'm excited to hear more of your playing in the future.


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What a wonderful start for the ABF Grieg Lyric Piece E-Cital !!!!

It's a pleasure to hear each of you play. Your various approaches to creating the videos also kept things interesting.

None of you should be apologetic about your recordings. Recording is always about compromise. There is no "perfect" take.

It is obvious that a lot of serious thought and hard work has gone into your interpretations. You should all feel very pleased with what you've accomplished here.

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First of all, thanks to all who performed pieces from Grieg’s first book with Lyric Pieces. I really enjoyed listening to every piece, and I’m very glad that you made the effort studying these small pearls written by our great national composer, Edvard Grieg.

No 1 Arietta / AimeeO

Very fine start of the recital. You really captured the mood of the Arietta, giving me associations of a beautiful sunny morning.

No 2 Waltz / Saranoya

You made a good job with the Waltz. Particularly I noticed your phrasing which was very obedient to Grieg’s score. I hope that you’ll not forget this piece after the recital is over.

No 3 Watchman’s Song / casinitaly

Like many of the Lyric Pieces this one is not extremely difficult technically, but pretty challenging musically. You made out the character of the piece very well. I really enjoyed listening to you.

No 4 Elves’ Dance / LadyChen

You chose a very good tempo for the Elves’ Dance, and managed to play it with the required lightness. And you really made music out of it, what is absolutely not easy. Very good job.

No 5 Popular Melody / Andy Platt

You show by your playing that you understand Grieg’s intention with this piece. It is a simple but very beautiful melody requiring some rhythmic flexibility, and I think you did very well.

No 6 Norwegian Melody / Piano Dad

Excellent performance! This is one of Grieg’s early attempts of combining Norwegian folk music with the more European style. You seem to have some of the Hardanger fiddler attitude then playing this piece. I’m impressed.

No 7 Album Leaf / Saranoya

The Album Leaf is my favorite among the Op.12 pieces. There is a harmonic turn there reminding me a bit of Chopin’s Waltz in a-minor. Technically it is more difficult than it may sound, and I gladly forgive you any missed notes. Your performance shows that you understand the music. Thanks for sharing.

No 8 National Song / AZ Astro

Op.12 No.8 is the original edition of Grieg’s National Song. Later Bjørnson added text to it and we used to sing it at school when I was a kid. I’m afraid it is very rarely used these days.
I enjoyed your performance. You have very fine dynamics, and make out the harmonic progression very well.


Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2151151
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Ganddalf,

I did actually listen to some Hardenger Fiddle playing. The underlying drone and the occasional accent on the off beat are clearly written in to "Norwegian Melody." On the piano, the droning fifth is accented at the beginning of each four-measure theme, and then held so it fades gradually. Then it reappears in the next foursome of measures to maintain that supporting sound.

Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2151160
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Opus 12 No 1: Arietta (performed by AimeeO)
- lovely - nice balance between the hands.

Opus 12 No 2: Waltz (performed by Saranoya) - I think you captured the feel of this very well. Love the short chords in the A section, and the little ornaments add so much!

Opus 12 No 3: Watchman's Song (performed by Casinitaly) - very sensitive playing. Loved the photos that you chose to go with the music.

Opus 12 No 4: Elve's Dance (performed by LadyChen) - So perky! I can see the elves dancing!

Opus 12 No 5: Popular Melody (performed by AndyPlatt) - You brought out the melody very well - the left hand was not overpowering at all - nice balance.

Opus 12 No 6: Norwegian Melody (performed by Piano*Dad) - Excellent job! Great tempo too. Now, are you tilting your head back to look through your bifocals? Looked like maybe you were - that will give you a crick in the neck - I know from experience. I had to get a set of piano glasses...

Opus 12 No 7: Album Leaf (performed by Saranoya) - You play with such concentration! Sounds like it paid off - great performance.

Opus 12 No 8: National Song (performed by AZ Astro) - Only two years of playing - this was great! Nice dynamics...

Sam

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