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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2151214
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Opus 12 No 6: Norwegian Melody (performed by Piano*Dad) - ... 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...


I can't remember if I was using my computer glasses at that time. What I CAN tell you is that after two surgeries on my eyes (dealing with detached retina), I tend to look up a bit (as though I'm using bifocals) simply to get binocular vision. If I look down, my vision splits.

Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2151442
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Opus 12 No 3: Watchman's Song (performed by Casinitaly)

Really enjoyed it Cas, and the pictures were magic smile Good job missis wink x

Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2151721
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Just wanted to tell you all that I enjoyed all your performances so much! What a wonderful recital! I can't wait to listen to more of the Grieg Lyric Pieces.

Beautiful playing, beautiful pictures, wonderful performances! Thank you--this is so enjoyable!


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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: Piano*Dad] #2151929
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Opus 12 No 6: Norwegian Melody (performed by Piano*Dad) - ... 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...


I can't remember if I was using my computer glasses at that time. What I CAN tell you is that after two surgeries on my eyes (dealing with detached retina), I tend to look up a bit (as though I'm using bifocals) simply to get binocular vision. If I look down, my vision splits.


Two surgeries? Detached retina? *shudder* I'm even more impressed with your playing now!

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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2151972
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My left eye certainly isn't what it used to be. I find I'm having to learn to get around the keyboard more with touch and feel. It's not like I can't see, but often things are moving on the keyboard faster than I can fully take in with my eyes. So my dependence on my eyes is going down a bit.

Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2152266
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What a glorious start to the Grieg recital. Thank you Ganddalf for setting the stage and to AimeeO, Saranoya, Casinitaly, AndyPlatt, AZAstro, Lady Chen, and Piano Dad for the beautiful music. I enjoyed each piece...the expression, the pictures, and the color you made evident. A hearty round of applause for this section.


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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2152279
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Nice job everyone!


LadyChen I like the speed and sound, yes the end could be softer but it's fine already

Piano*Dad, great to hear you again here! Nice job, and you worked on your posture as well, keep it up wink


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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2152814
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Congratulations! What a wonderful job! These pieces are little pearls. I especially enjoyed Album Leaf. And no, I couldn't hear any flubs, nor the cicadas, or anything else but great music!


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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2152886
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AimeeO, Op. 12 no. 1 Arietta - I heard no cicadas. You bring out the cheerfulness of this melody.

Saranoya, Op. 12 no. 2 Vals - A pleasant little waltz, neatly played.

casinitaly, Op. 12 no. 3 Vaegtersang - I hear the calmness of the night and early dawn as the watchman makes his rounds.

LadyChen, Op. 12 no. 4 Elverdans - How lovely and spritely this dance is, with the left hand chords reminding us that elves can be not only lithe and airy, but also fierce and determined.

Andy Platt, Op. 12 no. 5 Folkevise - You really let this melody sing. I can imagine a singer shaping it. Well done on managing the bass so it supports but doesn't overpower the melody.

Piano*Dad, op. 12 no. 6 Norsk - That is a lot of lovely music in 59 seconds! Very enjoyable. I could listen to this over and over -- it's like a tiny peek through a keyhole into a large Norwegian landscape which extends much farther than one can see, which one examines over and over trying to understand all the details.

Saranoya, Op. 12 no. 7 Stambogsblad - It's an intriguing piece -- you've made me want to learn it.

AZ Astro, Op. 12 no. 8 Fedrelandssang - Yes, this sounds like a Fatherland Song right from the very opening notes! Well played.

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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2153026
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I'm so much engrossed in enjoying all the beautiful performances of this wonderful Grieg recital! When the proposal for Grieg recital came (in between the ongoing Mendelssohn recital) I listened to a few of his lyric pieces; but, to be honest, at that time I couldn't fully understand the true beauty of those pieces (except for the one I chose, of course grin)! Now I'm really overwhelmed to feel and to know the underlying passions and thoughts of these pieces! A properly arranged themed recital thus seems to be an extremely powerful way to study and understand a composer's work. I'm really grateful and thankful to all of the organizers and participants whose painstaking efforts and dedications has made this recital a grand success!

My heartiest congratulations to AimeeO, Saranoya, Casinitaly, LadyChen, AndyPlatt, PianoDad and AZ Astro for creating such a wonderful prelude to this big recital! I thoroughly enjoyed all of your passionate playings, the background notes greatly helped realizing and enjoying the pieces more.

Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2153441
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Now that the recital is well underway, I have to say I am very impressed with the playing and the commitment by all concerned. What a nice feeling, to be a part of a world community of piano enthusiasts who love and believe in the making of this music.

Thanks to everyone for their comments and I look forward to hearing all the rest of the Opus-es. ? Ha ha! It has also been a real delight to hear the great variety of pieces by Edvard Grieg; I have also really enjoyed reading about his life via Ganddalf's comments at the start of each opus.

Thank you all for your creative participation and dedication!



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Now that the recital is well underway, I have to say I am very impressed with the playing and the commitment by all concerned. What a nice feeling, to be a part of a world community of piano enthusiasts who love and believe in the making of this music.

Thanks to everyone for their comments and I look forward to hearing all the rest of the Opus-es. ? Ha ha! It has also been a real delight to hear the great variety of pieces by Edvard Grieg; I have also really enjoyed reading about his life via Ganddalf's comments at the start of each opus.

Thank you all for your creative participation and dedication!

+1 ! I think the plural for Opus is Opera, oddly enough.

I totally agree about the playing. I was impressed in the Mendelssohn recital and this one looks to be just as high-quality!


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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2153940
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Kudos to all the performers. I really enjoyed your playing but won't have time this week to comment one each individual submission. Thanks for bringing us this treat. thumb


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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: Morodiene] #2154169
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Originally Posted by Morodiene
I think the plural for Opus is Opera, oddly enough.


Thanks! That made my day and I went and looked it up in dictionary.com. You are absolutely right.


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Re: GRIEG LYRIC PIECES OPUS 12 PART 1 OF 10 [Re: casinitaly] #2155732
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Phew, coming late to the party. I find it harder to find time to watch videos than listen to audio because I just can't download them all into my library and listen at leisure. At least, not easily.

AimeeO/Arietta Too beautiful for words. You nailed the voicing, absolutely got it. I could hear the melody so clearly, but the bass and the arpeggios were just right. I liked you too the ritard at the end a bit sooner than written - perfect!

Saranoya/Waltz Great performance! I wonder if you heard a version that had staccato on the left hand second and third beats? It sounds natural, I was surprised to see it not in the score. You brought a nice change in mood to the middle section and coda. Great!

Casinitaly/Watchman's Song I'm glad you tackled this, wonderfully performed. The first section was performed with wonderful gravity but didn't get too heavy. The intermezzo brings out the other worldliness really well and I loved how you nailed the dynamic markings.

LadyChen/Elves' Dance Fantastic. I've struggled through sight-reading this at about 1/10th tempo and wondered about the piece. You show exactly what it is. I can hear the elves skipping around, I can hear the mischief. The dynamics were nicely shaded and the tempo was perfect.

Piano*Dad/Norwegian Melody This piece, like LadyChen's, moves at a wonderful pace but is, likewise, played just right. The dynamic control of the left hand with fast moving thick chords is just wonderful. The different voices can be clearly heard and, all in all, it's a wonderful performance.

Saranoya/Albumleaf Very nicely done. You really let the melody flow, which nice crisp rhythms but enough room to breath. Nice dynamics and tempo too. Got me confused, though, because your edition doesn't match mine and I was following along with a different score!

AZ Astro/National Song You got the Meastoso perfectly. I felt very much like a National Song should, Grieg style! You managed to give it a great melodic feel even with the thick chords.


Well, I don't need to listen to any more. Opus 12 won't be beat! wink



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We wanted to post all the pieces in order, within the Opus albums....so we didn't use the recital software.

That means that with changes in the forum software, and with people leaving, some of the links no longer work.
Last summer we recreated, as much as possible, (we only missed about 5 submissions) - the whole recital, using the recital software.
So if you are going through these threads and find links that don't work - try going to the ABF RECITAL INDEX and take a look there.



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