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Re: Recital 51 --- Call For Submissions
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Les Koltvedt, I can't remember your name, but welcome back! Did you ever perform in the ABF recitals? That must have then before I came here? Yes, get the mics out !


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Les has some serious chops and a kick-ass monster of a piano! Glad to see you back on PW, Les!

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These recitals always seem to come faster than I think! Well I guess I will be around the last 10 submissions again smile

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Originally Posted by Monica K.
Originally Posted by pathguy
Originally Posted by Monica K.
I'm in at 17, but I'm anticipating (hoping!) that will drop if I get a better recording done before I go out of town.

Unfortunately, I succumbed to that all-too-common and difficult-to-treat disorder, "Newpieceexcitosis," when I bought some sheet music for a piece I've been wanting to play for YEARS, and I've been working on that one nonstop the past three days instead of practicing my recital piece... crazy

p.s. 17 submissions and already three Einaudi pieces, woohoo!


I just did a quick listen to Einaudi (whom I hadn't heard of, being new to the piano world): wow!



I consider it one of AB Forum's most valuable public services to introduce people to the incredible beauty of Einaudi's music. smile And one of the best things about his music is that (a) accurate transcriptions of virtually all his work are available for purchase (I recommend starting off with the "Best of" sheet music collection), and (b) some of his pieces are quite undemanding technically, despite being achingly beautiful, so that even people very new to piano can play them.

We have a Mega-Thread About Einaudi that is continually being updated. You may enjoy browsing through it at your leisure and learning more about his music. He's currently on tour--if you have the chance to see him and his ensemble play, GO!! His concerts are unbelievable.


I must be missing out here. Einaudi's all right, but achingly beautiful? Maybe it's because I'm a fella . . . .(shrug)


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Originally Posted by peterws
Originally Posted by Monica K.
Originally Posted by pathguy
Originally Posted by Monica K.
I'm in at 17, but I'm anticipating (hoping!) that will drop if I get a better recording done before I go out of town.

Unfortunately, I succumbed to that all-too-common and difficult-to-treat disorder, "Newpieceexcitosis," when I bought some sheet music for a piece I've been wanting to play for YEARS, and I've been working on that one nonstop the past three days instead of practicing my recital piece... crazy

p.s. 17 submissions and already three Einaudi pieces, woohoo!


I just did a quick listen to Einaudi (whom I hadn't heard of, being new to the piano world): wow!



I consider it one of AB Forum's most valuable public services to introduce people to the incredible beauty of Einaudi's music. smile And one of the best things about his music is that (a) accurate transcriptions of virtually all his work are available for purchase (I recommend starting off with the "Best of" sheet music collection), and (b) some of his pieces are quite undemanding technically, despite being achingly beautiful, so that even people very new to piano can play them.

We have a Mega-Thread About Einaudi that is continually being updated. You may enjoy browsing through it at your leisure and learning more about his music. He's currently on tour--if you have the chance to see him and his ensemble play, GO!! His concerts are unbelievable.


I must be missing out here. Einaudi's all right, but achingly beautiful? Maybe it's because I'm a fella . . . .(shrug)


Einaudi doesn't butter my bread either, but neither does most of the Russian music, and Bartok, Scriabin, Wagner, Schoenberg - the list goes on... There's something for everyone.

But I'm glad the Einaudians are so passionate about their living composer. They can actually go to a concert and see and hear him live - that's very cool.

Sam

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Originally Posted by peterws
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I must be missing out here. Einaudi's all right, but achingly beautiful? Maybe it's because I'm a fella . . . .(shrug)


Well, it's probably not because you're a "fella" - appreciating beautiful music, aching or not, is really not gender specific - this is an unsupportable myth, like so much else having to do with gender issues - what is beautiful in music is personal and based on much more than just the music itself - even the toughest, most hard-nosed and testosterone-driven guy around can (and frequently does) fully appreciate a great love song well sung, or an appealing contemporary piano instrumental, or the incredibly dramatic music from a Broadway show such as, say, "Les Miserables" ...

I've heard and like the compositions of Einaudi - they are very creative and lovely - now, whether or not they rise to the same level as those of other contemporary master piano composers such as David Lanz, for example, is another matter entirely, prime subject for an endless debate of it's own...


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Thanks Monica.... your too kind. Good luck everyone, looking forward to hearing everyone's music.


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Originally Posted by Sam S
Originally Posted by peterws
Originally Posted by Monica K.
Originally Posted by pathguy
Originally Posted by Monica K.
I'm in at 17, but I'm anticipating (hoping!) that will drop if I get a better recording done before I go out of town.

Unfortunately, I succumbed to that all-too-common and difficult-to-treat disorder, "Newpieceexcitosis," when I bought some sheet music for a piece I've been wanting to play for YEARS, and I've been working on that one nonstop the past three days instead of practicing my recital piece... crazy

p.s. 17 submissions and already three Einaudi pieces, woohoo!


I just did a quick listen to Einaudi (whom I hadn't heard of, being new to the piano world): wow!



I consider it one of AB Forum's most valuable public services to introduce people to the incredible beauty of Einaudi's music. smile And one of the best things about his music is that (a) accurate transcriptions of virtually all his work are available for purchase (I recommend starting off with the "Best of" sheet music collection), and (b) some of his pieces are quite undemanding technically, despite being achingly beautiful, so that even people very new to piano can play them.

We have a Mega-Thread About Einaudi that is continually being updated. You may enjoy browsing through it at your leisure and learning more about his music. He's currently on tour--if you have the chance to see him and his ensemble play, GO!! His concerts are unbelievable.


I must be missing out here. Einaudi's all right, but achingly beautiful? Maybe it's because I'm a fella . . . .(shrug)


Einaudi doesn't butter my bread either, but neither does most of the Russian music, and Bartok, Scriabin, Wagner, Schoenberg - the list goes on... There's something for everyone.

But I'm glad the Einaudians are so passionate about their living composer. They can actually go to a concert and see and hear him live - that's very cool.

Sam


Must admit his stuff is very impressive with orchestral backing. That's what I would like to see in his piano music.


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Originally Posted by Handyman
Originally Posted by peterws
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I must be missing out here. Einaudi's all right, but achingly beautiful? Maybe it's because I'm a fella . . . .(shrug)


Well, it's probably not because you're a "fella" - appreciating beautiful music, aching or not, is really not gender specific - this is an unsupportable myth, like so much else having to do with gender issues - what is beautiful in music is personal and based on much more than just the music itself - even the toughest, most hard-nosed and testosterone-driven guy around can (and frequently does) fully appreciate a great love song well sung, or an appealing contemporary piano instrumental, or the incredibly dramatic music from a Broadway show such as, say, "Les Miserables" ...

I've heard and like the compositions of Einaudi - they are very creative and lovely - now, whether or not they rise to the same level as those of other contemporary master piano composers such as David Lanz, for example, is another matter entirely, prime subject for an endless debate of it's own...


I recorded my first Einauidi after a number of years of thinking he is nice but not all that deep. I'm working on around four of his pieces now and... I still don't think he's all that deep but I do really enjoy playing his pieces. He gets some really nice melodies and they are not as simple as I thought. That could be because, like so many pieces I play, I like to hear how the "masters" do it and then do my best to learn from them and I can't come close to playing as well as Einaudi does. He has a real nice legato, a great feel and fine pedaling...not to mention fast fingers. All that said, I'm pretty disappointed in my first recording attempt. (all this humidity and a piano that will not stay in tune did not help).

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Thanks goodness for the two week 'grace' period to submit a recording... I see it as two weeks to polish a piece and maybe a couple days to record something quick!


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Just a bit of left hand polishing left before I'm ready to submit what will likely be the first piece by Khachaturian in over a year. Coincidentally, it will be the same piece that Ralphiano submitted for the May 2017 recital, a waltz-y bedtime story.


I've started playing January 2017, Nothing is too easy is where I keep track of my progress.

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Whether we like Einaudi or Beethoven, Waller or Chopin, or wallow in a solipsistic sound universe of our own creation as I do doesn’t matter in the slightest. In the end all that matters is the unfettered enjoyment of whatever we do like and hopefully finding one or two kindred spirits in the process. The adult beginners section appears unique among forums in that it operates on this truth. I don’t think I shall mention scales again in a hurry though. Ha ha !


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Got it - with just a single mistake and a decent pace, so it's good to go! grin

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I love my husband dearly, and I promised to cherish and honor him until death do us part, but that moment almost came this afternoon when he came home unexpectedly early--and I was two bars away from getting a better recording of my piece. shocked mad whome

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Originally Posted by Monica K.
I love my husband dearly, and I promised to cherish and honor him until death do us part, but that moment almost came this afternoon when he came home unexpectedly early--and I was two bars away from getting a better recording of my piece. shocked mad whome



Maybe you need one of those red lights they have at recording studios..."Recording in progress..make thee NO NOISE!"

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Originally Posted by Monica K.
I love my husband dearly, and I promised to cherish and honor him until death do us part, but that moment almost came this afternoon when he came home unexpectedly early--and I was two bars away from getting a better recording of my piece. shocked mad whome


I would be inclined to record the conclusion and join and patch it with Audacity Monica. Until I tried it with some interrupted improvisations I had not realised just how easy and undetectable this is. I don’t do it regularly, of course, probably about six times in 400 recorded hours, but the facility does provide a certain peace of mind about my nearest and dearest entering the room or ringing me up mid-flight, so to speak.


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Since I'm not done practicing my sonata movements, I thought I would go for the Invention no 4 that I did for my exam. I've played it a few times since then, but I've realized those were not enough to keep it to a real performance level. It is good enough for me to have fun when I play for myself in the living room, but not quite enough for a recital recording.
So I gave it a try for my first movement and... it's not bad. Not as good as I would want it to be, but that could be fine to submit.
I'll thing I take some time to practice those scale patterns in the recapitulation and try another recordings in the days to come.

Maybe I should submit today's recording anyway and see if I can get something better or not (I just have to recall how to extract mp3 on Audacity and take the time to do it ^^ ). But hey, I should have something decent for this time too. smile (not sure I will have something for the next recital, so...).


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I just have to recall how to extract mp3 on Audacity.


File/Export, select mp3 format, optionally enter some values for the fields and press ok. Set sample rate to 48000 and press ok. Done!


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