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Recital 54 --- General Discussion Room #2848305
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Welcome to the General Discussion Room for the AB Forum “Beginners and Beyond” Recital #54!

Please use this room for any discussion of the pieces in Recital #54 that is taking place in the Main Recital Thread.

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Re: Recital 54 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2848402
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21. Monica K. - Song for Gavin

Monica, you get the superwoman award, to play so wonderfully when I know you are not well. Hopefully your music brings some joy and relief to your day.

Sam

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I would like to do my first recital comments ever. I don’t know if I’m experienced enough for it but let’s give it a try. First few at start:

03. Mosotti - Prelude in E minor Op.28 No.4

Very nice played, good tempo, balance between hands and rubato. I can feel your pain as well wink. I have played this not so long time ago, so I know that it’s not easy.

12. cmb13 - Craig - Autumn Song - October

Calm nostalgic piece played with feelings. Piano looks good as well. I like it.

22. facdo - Invention No.13 in A minor, BWV 784

Flowless playing in good tempo. It’s looks so easy when you play it.

50. zsolpyW - Unforgiven

I’m not sure it I will be credible it this case as the pianist is my younger brother and my piano teacher. Apart that, I was helping in video editing. Ignoring all of it, I have to say that I love the piece in this arrangement. Excellent dark mood, deep base and powerful piano give me goose bumps.

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31. RogerRL- I was looking forward to hearing this. I've been working on a number of glass's etudes, this one included, so its really nice to hear other players interpretations. You did well. That last section, where it slows to 120, I think is the toughest.


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Starting near the end, as is my wont. (I wanted to say wont. I could say it again but I won't.)

46. Handyman (John) - Phantom of the Opera Sounds great! But shouldn’t you have offered a “spoiler alert” in your description?! Just kidding; nice to have this background.

47. oneilt130 - Sonatina Op 36 No 2nd Movement This middle movement of the first Clementi sonatina is a lovely piece. (I worked on it with my teacher earlier this year, learning what a “sonata” is). Not easy to get it just right, at tempo; great work!

48. Serge88 - Sonata "Pathetique" no.8 op.13 2nd mvt Ah, lovely. The beginning of this movement always reminds me of the classical music radio program, decades ago, that began with this as its theme song; then a lovely warm voice would say, with a slight European accent, “Hel-LO everyone.” I had to ask a musician friend: what is that piece of music? It’s the “pathetic sonata,” she said, and made me laugh. Far from pathetic! Nothing lost in translation to your heartfelt playing; it brings across the rich emotion.

49. Purrblast - Gigue in C Major (Sarabande con Partite in C Major, BWV 990, Var 16) Wonderful playing! Hard to believe you are so new at the piano. Thanks for sharing this little gem.

50. zsolpyW - Unforgiven VK makes unexpected choices for her arrangements! I have heard of Metallica but wouldn’t recognize any of their music; I am glad to hear this piece. Interesting to see your recording setup; is your Zoom pointed down into the piano, or up toward the room?

51. lvojnovic - Regen (Little rain) Refreshing rainshower, especially after the dark and stormy Metallica of ZsolpyW’s piece! Despite your warning, I think you have done justice to this piece, playing with great expressiveness.

52. PikaPianist - Toccata in F minor Oh my, this is wonderful, played with great verve and dash! Now I have to go find more Seixas (and Scarlatti!) to listen to. I love how the recitals introduce us to rarities along with the familiar repertoire.

53. Ralphiano (real name is a secret!) - Fin des vacanses Great to hear about this collection of interesting yet accessible pieces. Your playing is an excellent recommendation for Tansman; I haven’t heard much of his music but I’m going to go find some.

54. Piano_primo_1 - Ave Maria Based on Prelude by JS Bach Well done! I love this Bach prelude and glad you have shared your version. The flute sound takes me back to childhood, sitting on a hard wooden pew listening to our neighbor Ruth play the church organ.

55. Tyrone Slothrop - The Song of Twilight Another less-familiar and lovely piece, nicely played. Shows the fruits of practice sessions in the wee hours!

56. Sam S - November Fire A beautiful end to this recital! Thank you for sharing your music, along with your technical labors on behalf of everyone.


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Re: Recital 54 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2848493
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A few more:

33. QuasiUnaFantasia - Moonlight sonata, 2nd movement Gorgeous playing; such a beautiful memorial to your father.

34. ThePld - Ballad of The Earth What a wonderful debut! Very expressive, short and sweet, fresh to my ears. Hope your recital went well!

35. Yamaha G3 & P 80 - I got rhythm Wow! You did a bang-up job playing one of my favorite Gershwin pieces – and you did it by ear! More please!

36. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Kiss the rain You play this with nice feeling. It is interesting to hear the background on this piece; have never seen the movie Twilight, but the town where it was filmed is not far away. “Kiss the Rain” sounds essential repertoire for the long wet winters here!

37. JoBert - Adagio (KV 540) I am so glad that “adult beginner” extends to such a level of accomplishment; inspiring performance! It leaves me with a feeling of blissful calm.

38. torquenale (Alessandra) - Espana - Prelude Welcome back! And Albeniz is always welcome to my ears.


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Re: Recital 54 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital] #2848519
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Never have I used the word beautiful so often. But it was apt in every case. So much talent.

I'm in awe.

01. wouter79 - Melodious Studies, op.45 Nr.8 Barcarolle

Interesting piece well played.

02. Claudemir Medeiros - Lua Branca

Nicely lyrical - I like how your fingers sound like they wander over the whole of the keyboard.

03. Mosotti - Prelude in E minor Op.28 No.4

Beautifully played and I think captures the essence of the piece.

04. Peyton - Porz Goret

I love that you can hear two different melodies.

05. MarieJ - Limbo

Another beautiful piece.

06. Jerzyk19 - Pamietam Twoje Oczy

Really interesting, nicely played, excellent rhythm.

07. akc42 Alan Chander - BWV 974 Adagio

Hauntingly beautiful.

08. KevinM - Song without words Opus 30.3

The absolute best. :-P

09. Sandalholme - Nocturne Op62 No1

Love the sound of this. A nice personal interpretation.

10. Thomas - Maple Leaf Rag

Excellent interpretation of this classic

11. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Little Wood-bird (Waldvoglein) (Op. 77, No. 15)

Lovely dynamics, captures well the idea of a bird flitting about

12. cmb13 - Craig - Autumn Song - October

Reminds me of Autumn, clear you have captured the feel of the piece.

13. EdmondRhapsody - Faded

A lovely nice rich sound captures the piece beautifully.

14. peterws - Wistful Thinking

Wistful it really is. Well done.

15. lyricmudra - Venetian Boat Song No. 1 (Songs Without Words Op. 19 No. 6)

Nicely done.

16. noobpianist90 - Two Part Invention in C Major BWV 772

I new it was Bach almost from the first note. Nice choice in piano sound.

17. Jason Lenthe - Important Event

Well done, I want to play this piece soon and I know it isn't going to be easy. It is quite an awkward piece.

18. Ted Jones - Improvisation

I'd so love to be able to improvise like this.

19. Associate X (Liz) - Tchaikovsky- Seasons (June- Barcarolle)

Interesting sounds and nice rhythms.

20. sinophilia - Waltz in G# minor Op. 39 no. 3

Captures the feel of a Waltz nicely.

21. Monica K. - Song for Gavin

This is properly atmospheric, capturing the composers intent I think.

22. facdo - Invention No.13 in A minor, BWV 784

I can picture the fingers dancing over the keys to play this. Lovely job.

23. barbaram - Prelude No 2 in D Minor BWV 940

I love the way the short trills are done.

24. Riddler (Ed) - Maiden Voyage

Sounds effortless, like the fingers are wandering the length of the keyboard without effort.

25. Palmpirate - The Prophet Bird

I love this interpretation. The quickness then stop. So bird like.

26. Snejana - "A Walk in the Forest" - Medley of three pieces by composers from three different eras that follow one imaginative story. Scherzo by Dmitri Kabalevsky; Peaceful Calm by Rick Robertson; Walking Piece by Igor Stravinsky.

I'm almost overloaded listening to such awesomeness by now and it continues. I love the clarity of the notes.

27. Ralph L. - Someone like you (Adele)

Interesting and holds together nicely.

28. snowfox - A minor waltz

A nice waltz with an interesting rhythm. I can picture the dancing.

29. Ganddalf - Mallorca (Barcarolle) Op.202

Nicely played. It feels like your two hands are talking to each through the notes they play.

30. thepianoplayer416 - Keyboard Suite in D Minor (HWV437) Allemande & Courante

A good choice of piano sound that helps to capture this piece. Well played.

31. RogerRL - Etude 9

Beautifully played. I love the change in feel about 2 minutes in.

32. Balezin Dmitry - Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

A fantastically interpretation of this classic.

33. QuasiUnaFantasia - Moonlight sonata, 2nd movement

I like this interpretation. Well played.

34. ThePld - Ballad of The Earth

Really nicely played. The piece flows nicely.

35. Yamaha G3 & P 80 - I got rhythm

You really do and you give it to this piece.

36. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Kiss the rain

Beautiful.

37. JoBert - Adagio (KV 540)

Well played. You capture the piece well.

38. torquenale (Alessandra) - Espana - Prelude

This piece is foreign to my experience. I enjoyed it and found it interesting.

39. Moo smile - Morceaux de fantaisie, Serenade (1892 version)

Beautifully played. I'm serenaded.

40. joangolfing - Bourree One and Two (French Overture) BWV 831

Nicely played.

41. Mr. Super-Hunky - Song from a secret garden

A beautiful piece played beautifully.

42. schinl - Prelude Op.23 No.4

lovely

43. jotur/Cathy Turner - Victory March

Feels like a fun march.

44. dumka1 - "April" (Snowdrop) from "The Seasons"

Lovely.

45. Qwerty53 - Still Blue

Nicely haunting, well played.

46. Handyman (John) - Phantom of the Opera

Well played.

47. oneilt130 - Sonatina Op 36 No 2nd Movement

Nicely done, well played.

48. Serge88 - Sonata "Pathetique" no.8 op.13 2nd mvt

Lovely sensitive playing of this classic.

49. Purrblast - Gigue in C Major (Sarabande con Partite in C Major, BWV 990, Var 16)

Nicely played.

50. zsolpyW - Unforgiven

Properly foreboding. Nicely played.

51. lvojnovic - Regen (Little rain)

Nice piece, played well.

52. PikaPianist - Toccata in F minor

Really enjoyed this.

53. Ralphiano (real name is a secret!) - Fin des vacanses

Lovely little piece played well.

54. Piano_primo_1 - Ave Maria Based on Prelude by JS Bach

Beautiful.

55. Tyrone Slothrop - The Song of Twilight

Beautiful, well played.

56. Sam S - November Fire

An excellent ending to an excellent recital.


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1. Wouter- Really nice. Short and sweet. Reminds me a bit of Schubert?

2- Claudemir- Very sweet piece and well played. I like how you are giving us a little of your home land.

3. Mosotti- Well played. But you had me laughing before i ever listened... "My pain was real" thumb

5. MarieJ- I love it. What a quite, poignant ending. And I can totally agree and identify when you say "Recording my practice efforts made me realize once again how invaluable these Recitals are, particularly to a self-directed learner like me." For sure. Like you, this is the only audience I have and I really want to "polish" the piece for them as best as I can. Without them i would probably just fly off to another work without really finishing.


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01. wouter79 - Melodious Studies, op.45 Nr.8 Barcarolle That was unusual, and I liked it a lot. It reminded me of a photographic negative - the reverse of what I expected to hear, with the left hand carrying the melody.

02. Claudemir Medeiros - Lua Branca I’m not familiar with Chiquinha Gonzaga (or choros); I’d like to hear more of her work. Very nicely played!

03. Mosotti - Prelude in E minor Op.28 No.4 One of my favourite pieces by Chopin, played with so much emotion. For someone who has only been playing for 1 year 7 months, that was exceptional.

04. Peyton - Porz Goret Wow - Peyton, that was a really special treat for Tiersen fans! Loved the piece, loved the way you played it, loved the video. Thank you!

05. MarieJ - Limbo Hmmm. A hard act to follow after #4! smile


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Originally Posted by KevinM
Never have I used the word beautiful so often. But it was apt in every case. So much talent.

54. Piano_primo_1 - Ave Maria Based on Prelude by JS Bach

Beautiful.



Thank you for a kind comment. blush My submission needs work and I know. It was really fun learning though...the added midi data which I learned I could re-route midi data already recorded to my Casio and play along another part [the flute] on a new midi track, then throw it together. And, the rush to get in, in part because I didn't want to skip a recital. So thanks again. cool cool


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06. Jerzyk19 - Pamietam Twoje Oczy Music to dance to, indeed, whether performed on an accordion or on a piano. With the video adding extra atmosphere, that was a special performance!

07. akc42 Alan Chander - BWV 974 Adagio A haunting composition, played with great feeling. Beautiful.

08. KevinM - Song without words Opus 30.3 I’m not qualified to comment on technical aspects, so from a purely subjective viewpoint: that was very sensitively played.

09. Sandalholme - Nocturne Op62 No1 I’m in awe, that you could capture all of this in a single take. I didn’t hear errors or unwanted noises - just a magnificent performance.

10. Thomas - Maple Leaf Rag This should have been dubbed ‘The Entertainer’, as it most certainly was! laugh Great fun!


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04. Peyton - Porz Goret Yes, quite lovely and full of charm. Well played with a very nice feel to it.

05. MarieJ - Limbo Wow, very nice. Congratulations on the polishing - after 25 years I still haven't learned to do that. This was terrific.

06. Jerzyk19 Pamietam Twoje Oczy I love it! I play lots of dance music but I haven't come to terms with tangos yet, but you've certainly got them figured out!

08. KevinM - Song Without Words Opus 30.3 I liked it a lot. Great interpretation and expressiveness.

11. BSharp(c)yclist - Little Wood-bird I like the sort of cheerful, lively feel you gave to this. Well done.

12. cmb13 - Autumn Song Another well-played piece that I enjoyed listening to.

14. peterws - Wistful Thinking
Wonderful, and so confidently played. Very playful.


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39. Moo smile - Morceaux de fantaisie, Serenade (1892 version) I enjoyed listening to this moody piece.

40. joangolfing - Bourree One and Two (French Overture) BWV 831 Always happy to hear Bach. Nice work with challenging pieces!

41. Mr. Super-Hunky - Song from a secret garden I’ve never heard this before, but I enjoyed your playing, and also your commentary: I’m off to the pub soon to find the one I am planning to hug.

42. schinl - Prelude Op.23 No.4 More Rachmaninoff! You made it sound great. I am glad you had a good experience on stage with it!

43. jotur/Cathy Turner - Victory March Very peppy! How nice to hear the family story behind this piece, and how lucky for you to have a family of musicians!

44. dumka1 - "April" (Snowdrop) from "The Seasons" You played well and this is a beautiful choice of music by one of my favorite composers (though, listening to these recitals, I keep adding to my list of favorite composers!).


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Here is my first batch. No real order except that I was in the car and listened to most of the ones that did not have videos first.

01. wouter79 - Melodious Studies, op.45 Nr.8 Barcarolle Very nice etude, thanks for introducing me to these. Well played.

02. Claudemir Medeiros - Lua Branca I actually liked this quite a lot. It was very even and steady. Reminded me somehow of The Godfather! What exactly is a Choro?

03. Mosotti - Prelude in E minor Op.28 No.4 Good playing. This remains a favorite of mine. I personally like soften the L a little to bring the melody out further - that will come with time.

05. MarieJ - Limbo Loved it, Marie. I liked the way you keep this minimalist piece emotional and bring out its beauty.

06. Jerzyk19 - Pamietam Twoje Oczy This is really well done, well played and edited. Enjoyed it...thanks for preserving history!

07. akc42 Alan Chander - BWV 974 Adagio Alan, this piece is one of my personal favorites. I absolutely love this one and plan on coming back to it over and over, through the years. The piece is seemingly simple, yet so complicated in so many ways. There are tricky fingering and trills in the midst of figuring changes on the other hand. You played it well. As far as feedback, I’m in no position, but suppose if pressed I would suggest working on achieving a very gentle, subtle tone with the chords in the left hand. The trills could use a little work. These are things that I have to put work on as well. Beautiful job!

10. Thomas - Maple Leaf Rag Fun piece, good job with it! Video was cool also!

11. BSharp(C)yclist (Dan) - Little Wood-bird (Waldvoglein) (Op. 77, No. 15) Good piece, not too long...I need a nice short one once in a while.

13. EdmondRhapsody - Faded Really well done, Alan. Liked the piece and well played.

19. Associate X (Liz) - Tchaikovsky- Seasons (June- Barcarolle) So happy there were others playing from the Seasons collection. Three total. Very nice, liked it. I'm in no position to critique your playing, but I do think the video would be better if recorded in landscape (horizontally) rather than portrait (vertically), and avoid shooting into the light which washes out the rest of the image.

21. Monica K. - Song for Gavin So happy you were able to pull together a video with all that's going on. I was really glad to watch it and enjoyed it. Lunch sounds positively awful....I might suggest adding a little Hershey's Chocolate Syrup...either that or some Kettle One Vodka smile. Hoping for a rapid recovery.

23. barbaram - Prelude No 2 in D Minor BWV 940 Very pretty. I like those preludes and hope to learn them one day. I thought you brought out those voices nicely.

24. Riddler (Ed) - Maiden Voyage Ed, that was really cool! I must listen again. Thanks for the history behind the piece. Really helps understand it. Loved it.

25. Palmpirate - The Prophet Bird Maybe it’s just the way you played it, or maybe it’s because it followed Ed’s piece, but it sounded really jazzy to me! Lot of fun, definitely different. I had never heard this piece. Thanks for playing it.

26. Snejana - "A Walk in the Forest" - Medley of three pieces by composers from three different eras that follow one imaginative story. Scherzo by Dmitri Kabalevsky; Peaceful Calm by Rick Robertson; Walking Piece by Igor Stravinsky. That was really fun, nice and creative. I read the narrative as I listened and really enjoyed it. Alyssa is great, I agree. Thanks for sharing! smile

28. snowfox - A minor waltz What a wonderful piece to have in your repertoire. You should be pleased that you learned and tackled this. Yes, the tempo was a little uneven and there were some awkward spots with the fast runs/ turns, but you can come back to this as you learn more and smooth it out. You’ve now learned a real piece. Bravo!

29. Ganddalf - Mallorca (Barcarolle) Op.202 Interesting piece, a lot of movement, very vibrant. Sounds fun to play. This piece, if intermediate, must be for an advanced intermediate player!

31. RogerRL - Etude 9 Cool piece, good playing. I think Glass got a bump this year after the award at The Kennedy Center.

33. QuasiUnaFantasia - Moonlight sonata, 2nd movement Well, you’re right, I think that’s the first time I’ve heard this presented here. I too learned the first movement but never learned the second (and certainly not the third). The first is just sooo powerful. The second is lighter and airy. A real delight. I think you played it beautifully, with such expression and such control. Bravo!

34. ThePld - Ballad of The Earth Omg with your description I was ready for a real novice work, 8 months of lessons, grade 1 exam and all...but that piece stands up! Nothing to make light of. It’s quick, light, accurate, has movement. Well done. Nothing to be embarrassed about here. Hope the exam went well!

35. Yamaha G3 & P 80 - I got rhythm Cute! I enjoyed the changes in tempo. This brought back memories. I felt like I was watching a Broadway play with my parents in the 70s.

36. Pianist685 (Constantin) - Kiss the rain Constantin, that was just spectacular. It is so nice that we have some experienced pianists performing in this recital. It brings us hope, something to aspire to. Thanks for sharing your mastery of the piano with us!

38. torquenale (Alessandra) - Espana - Prelude Definitely different, unique, interesting piece. I had to listen twice to understand it! Did you have some sort of effect on it or is this the way your piano sounds? So exotic! Thanks for sharing it and have fun at the live recital.

40. joangolfing - Bourree One and Two (French Overture) BWV 831 Very nice. I have to say, I used to hate Bach’s music, mainly just because I didn’t understand it and couldn’t play it. Now, particularly after the Bach recital, I understand it better (but still can’t play it lol). But now I understand what a genius he was. Such complexity and musicality. Great job on these pieces.

41. Mr. Super-Hunky - Song from a secret garden Well, I’ll admit that I really like this one, in fact I like it a lot better than your last recital submission. And I don’t even remember what that one was! This one made me want to go hug someone. I was hiking through the woods at the time, and came across a porcupine, so I gave it a big squeeze! Now I’m sitting in the ER getting sutures and a rabies shot. Thanks a lot!

44. dumka1 - "April" (Snowdrop) from "The Seasons" So happy to hear another month from the Seasons! Those runs seem tricky and relentless....they just keep coming! That Petyr! Thanks for the tip on October.

55. Tyrone Slothrop - The Song of Twilight Coming along really nicely, Lt, very good playing. Enjoyed the piece, hadn't heard it before. Volume was a little low. Interesting home page link...I had already read about the character elsewhere. IBFTL. Couldn't get last though...was fixed!

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22. facdo - Invention No.13 in A minor, BWV 784 Simply beautiful. What a treat!

23. barbaram - Prelude No 2 in D Minor BWV 940 And more Bach! Lovely!

24. Riddler (Ed) - Maiden Voyage Very interesting to hear this; beautifully played.

25. Palmpirate - The Prophet Bird (to do) Hello, B.C.! I had little exposure to Schumann until I started playing piano, but now I find his work is full of delights like this one. I can hear the birds in your playing. Exquisite!

26. Snejana - "A Walk in the Forest" – Medley: Scherzo by Kabalevsky; Peaceful Calm by Robertson; Walking Piece by Stravinsky. What an entertaining story you tell with this! Very vivid, very nice playing.

27. Ralph L. - Someone like you (Adele) Your playing is good on this lovely melody, but I found the distortion guitar a bit overpowering.

28. snowfox - A minor waltz For less than a year of playing, this is an ambitious choice, but you play it very musically!

29. Ganddalf - Mallorca (Barcarolle) Op.202 I could listen to Albeniz for a lot longer than five minutes! Thanks for breaking your own rules to share this.

30. thepianoplayer416 - Keyboard Suite in D Minor (HWV437) Allemande & Courante Thanks for sharing this lovely piece by Handel!

31. RogerRL - Etude 9 You really bring this piece to life; well done!

32. Balezin Dmitry - Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) This piece has such energy, and it is coming right along: good job!


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12. cmb13 - Craig - Autumn Song - October This is simply lovely. It’s on my “aspiration” or “someday” list. Nice to hear your new piano; you make it sound great!

13. EdmondRhapsody - Faded Sounds familiar but I’m not sure from where. You played it very well, with great assurance.

14. peterws - Wistful Thinking Charming music, charming account of its context. Listening to it made me feel happy.

15. lyricmudra - Venetian Boat Song No. 1 (Songs Without Words Op. 19 No. 6) This is beautiful; I can understand why you wanted to play it, and you did a beautiful job.

16. noobpianist90 - Two Part Invention in C Major BWV 772 Beautifully done! And reassuring to know that it is possible to bring back a piece so quickly and so well; you did it, so maybe (maybe!) I could too.

17. Jason Lenthe - Important Event Wow, does this ever convey its title: it really conjures up An Important Event!

18. Ted Jones - Improvisation I especially like the grand feeling with which this begins, and the way it wraps itself up at the end.

19. Associate X (Liz) - Tchaikovsky- Seasons (June-Barcarolle) Love having so many of Peter Ilich’s seasons (months) to enjoy. Well played!

20. sinophilia - Waltz in G# minor Op. 39 no. 3 Ahhhhh. . .! I am listening to it a second time, as I must have missed that glaring wrong note you mentioned. Nope, still can’t hear it, still enjoying this!

21. Monica K. - Song for Gavin A beautiful, bittersweet sound. Thank you for sharing your music and yourself with your PW community.


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01. wouter79 - Melodious Studies, op.45 Nr.8 Barcarolle Lovely way to begin this recital! I’d like to hear more of Heller.

02. Claudemir Medeiros - Lua Branca Nice to know about the composer, Chiquinha Gonzaga, and her history. Wikipedia says that choro music is “characterized by virtuosity, improvisation and subtle modulations, and is full of syncopation and counterpoint.” We can all use more of that in our musical lives! Finding new music like this is one of the great pleasures of these recitals!

03. Mosotti - Prelude in E minor Op.28 No.4 Oh my, you turned your pain into great beauty.

04. Peyton - Porz Goret A lovely piece, very evocative.

05. MarieJ - Limbo You manage to bring out the emotion “between” the notes; well done.

06. Jerzyk19 - Pamietam Twoje Oczy What a fun piece! Full of energy. I always love to hear a tango.


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Originally Posted by Qwerty53

18. Ted Jones - Improvisation I especially like the grand feeling with which this begins, and the way it wraps itself up at the end.


Thanks for listening. That pleases me as I have always thought myself a big dud at beginnings and endings. My teacher was always going on about "rounding things off" but I never understood why.

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18. Ted Jones - Improvisation
I'd so love to be able to improvise like this.


Thanks for listening, Kevin. It just amounts to a slowly developing lifelong habit. Had I been any good at classical and jazz it might never have happened. I don't think it requires much musical knowledge, just persistence and a strong drive to create.


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14. peterws - Wistful Thinking
I always find your recordings a treat, Peter, they have nice chords and lyrical flow.


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