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Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008

Posted By: Monica K.

Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 01:55 AM

PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD! USE THE DISCUSSION THREAD(S).

I am delighted to introduce our 11th quarterly Adult Beginners' Forum Recital. So, pull up a chair and have a listen.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask the audience to please refrain from commentary in this recital room.

A separate room has been provided for the purposes of intermezzo discussion. Please take any and all comments to the General Discussion Room and all critical discussion to the Critical Discussion Room .

Thank you.

A template has been created for those who wish to provide individualized feedback:

Response Template

In addition to the zip files linked below, mahlzeit has added a feature to his program that creates an online streaming player. Just click on the link to hear all the recital pieces without having to download the zip files:

Online Streaming Player

For the convenience of forum members, mahlzeit's program has normalized the files for consistent volume and standardized the ID3 tags in a collection of zip files. This makes it easier to create personal CDs and playlists.

These zip files have been posted at the following URLs:

Recital 11 Zip File 1
Recital 11 Zip File 2
Recital 11 Zip File 3
Recital 11 Zip File 4
Recital 11 Zip File 5
Recital 11 Zip File 6
Recital 11 Zip File 7


The zip files, along with past recitals, have also been uploaded to:

http://www.esnips.com/web/PWRecitals


Let me express my greatest thanks to five very special people: mr_super-hunky for coming up with the idea of our online recitals, which have proven to be more successful than any of us ever dreamed; Bob Muir for working out the technical details of pulling together the recital and doing so tirelessly for the first six, count 'em, six, recitals; LaValse for hosting the zip files and recital software on his server; Copper for also hosting the zip files and trouble-shooting help; and last but not least, mahlzeit for writing the absolutely fantastic web-based recital program that we are using. THANK YOU MAHLZEIT!!! 2hearts

AGAIN: DO NOT REPLY OR POST ON THIS THREAD!!
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:01 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">01</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Mark... </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Jersey Shore </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://icons.iconator.com/201/ICONATOR_5884c69e92bd370d608089bf578db8f0.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">19 months 16 with a teacher </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/01. Mark... - Prelude in D minor.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Prelude in D minor </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Muzio Clementi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:46 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Alfred Adult method Book 3 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai ES4 Digital Piano </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity on PC </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Although this piece is short side, it is a very interesting piece and was very challenging. I still would like to clean it up more and really get it down. I look forward to playing this on a really good acoustic grand some day. Thanks for listening...Mark...

PS: If this turns out to be the first submission, I promise you it gets much better... </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:03 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">02</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Lodz, Poland </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://private.maticomp.net/avatar.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3.5 years of whole piano experience, 8 months really seriusly (from late December 2007) with
digital piano and 88 weighted keys. For 3.5 months with a teacher, but due to summer break, not much work done. Until that time, self-taught. smile </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/02. Mateusz Mati Papiernik - Sonata No. 14 Moonlight in C minor, Op. 27 No. 2 Adagio Sostenuto.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Sonata No. 14 'Moonlight' in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2: Adagio Sostenuto </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ludwig van Beethoven </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">05:40 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai CN 21 / TruePianos </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Recorded with Audacity using TruePianos 40-day trial computer piano synthesizer. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">As in all my performances, it's far from good to my ears. Honestly, it's sloppy, with at least three very bad slips. I went on a summer break with no piano there and then remembered that recital is coming. I went home for two days to record the piece, but after three weeks break I felt I no longer can play it as I could before. My fingers didn't want to cooperate. It's the last take from these two days, perhaps the best one. Not the best I ever did though. I hope it's not that bad after all, and... well, here it is - enjoy! Critical feedback seriously wanted. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:04 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">03</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Monica K. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Lexington, Kentucky </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/27.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">4 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/03. Monica K. - Nuvole Bianche.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Nuvole Bianche </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ludovico Einaudi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">05:56 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Una Mattina sheet music collection </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Mason & Hamlin A </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4, normalized through Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">The title of this piece translates, I think, into "White Clouds," or possibly "Female White Clouds" or "White Clouds Woman" (depending on which online translator you use), which makes a lot less sense. Learning this piece was one of those all-too-rare transcendent piano experiences for me; it came to me much more quickly than most pieces do. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:04 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">04</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Lisztener </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Columbus, Ohio </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/FranzLiszt.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Three years lessons altogether as an adolescent. Many years trial & error since then. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/04. Lisztener - Whistling Away the Dark.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Video link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apvgXgyWdYo&feature=user">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apvgXgyWdYo&feature=user</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Whistling Away the Dark </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Mercer - Mancini </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:13 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Improvised from vocal </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Steinway acoustic </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Pair of Rode NT5 mics with Zoom H4 as phantom power </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is my first serious attempt at improvising. When I was a young teenager, I fooled around with "Blue moon" and "Heart and Soul" but never to the extent of creating a complete song. Since improvising is new for me, entering it in a recital seems to be the natural place to reveal my effort.

I hope you enjoy.

WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK

From "Darling Lili"
(Johnny Mercer / Henry Mancini)

Often I think this sad old world is whistling in the dark.
Just like a child, who, late from school walks bravely
Home through the park.

To keep their spirits soaring and keep the night at bay.
Neither quite knowing which way they are going, they sing
The shadows away,

Often I think my poor old heart has given up for good.
And then I see a brand new face, I glimpse some new
Neighborhood.

So walk me back home, my darling, tell me dreams really come true.
Whistling... whistling... here in the dark with you.

Often I think my poor old heart has given up for good.
And then I see a brand new face, I glimpse some new
Neighborhood.

So walk me back home, my darling, tell me dreams really come true.
Whistling... whistling... here in the dark with you. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:07 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">05</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">LisztAddict </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Florida, USA </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/05. LisztAddict - Prelude Op 28 No 13.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Prelude Op 28 No 13 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Chopin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:18 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Pramberger JP-208 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I had rice, tofu, beef, celery, carrot, onion, and tomato sauce for lunch. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:08 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">06</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Laura D </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Pennsylvania </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3 1/2 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/06. Laura D - Tarantella.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Tarantella </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Albert Pieczonka </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:35 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Recital Winners Volume 1, compiled by Carole L. Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts, performed from memory </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">my teacher’s Mason & Hamlin BB </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 placed behind my right shoulder </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">No</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece is the absolute most fun to play of any I have learned. Flying fingers all the way through, gigantic 4-octave scale prestissimo at the end, it is great! It is so fun to play fast. And it is really impressive to watch somebody play it.

I first saw this piece performed by one of my teacher’s better middle-school students (perfectly, by the way). Last fall I asked my teacher if I could learn it, because it looked like fun. She hmmmed a while and said “the middle section is really hard” but she let me do it. The first assignment was to learn just the melody (first note of each triplet) of the middle section, which needs to be brought out. There are tricky rhythms, right hand octave jumps back and forth at high speed (at 0:18-0:35 and 1:44-2:01), lots of dynamic contrast, and plenty of other fun stuff.

I learned this piece for my Guild audition in May. It was probably the hardest of the 10 pieces I did, and I know it needs to be better. My teacher says I need another year of familiarity with it. I recorded all my pieces soon after the audition, and just now listened to the recording. I was surprised at how good it actually sounds. I know there are sloppy spots and a couple of big memory problems in this recording, and of course I messed up the end of the big scale, but I am pleased at how most of it sounds. So here you go—sort of premature but I hope you enjoy it. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:09 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">07</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Mr Super-hunky </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Arizona </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f161/Mrsuperhunky/BravoChair.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">4 years, 3 mos. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/07. Mr Super-hunky - Imaginations.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Imaginations </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Mr super-hunky </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">05:28 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Original composition </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland KR-7 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Direct to pc </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Ok, after talking about the melodies in my head for years now, I finally, for the very first time composed a 100% all original composition to give you a *sneek peek* at what is inside my wacky brain.

While this is not a technically demanding piece, there are a few tricky sections that took me a while to get down; especially the 10 note spreads throughout the piece.

I did everything possible when composing this piece to represent the major musical influences of the composers/artists I follow.

You will hear many 10 note spreads throughout the piece such as used in some of David Lanzs scores. (Cristoforis dream). You will hear numerous minor note progressions like Ludovico Einaudi does as well as hearing a musical journey with many different stages and different melodies/ meanings such as done by Nobuo Uematsu in his final Fantasy piano collections.

I wanted this piece to sound like a musical journey that could even be used as a movie soundtrack in places in which the melodies would follow along with the story line.

I am only scratching the surface with trying to get these thoughts/melodies in my mind transferred onto the keys forming a complete piece. With practice and more time, I hope to continue with these original compositions as it was so much fun to do as well as extremelly rewarding when the piece is finally finished. I really DO love doing this!. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:10 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">08</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Riddler (Ed) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Florida </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm318/riddlereader/staff.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Two or three years of lessons as a kid; two years of jazz lessons as an adult; and a lifetime of noodling and playing by ear. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/08. Riddler Ed - I Remember Clifford.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://hometown.aol.com/riddlereader/index.html">http://hometown.aol.com/riddlereader/index.html</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">I Remember Clifford </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Benny Golson </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:41 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Lead sheet </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha P-120 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">A beautiful melody - haunting is not too strong a word - written in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:11 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">09</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">John Frank </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Harrisburg, PA </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/38.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 3/4 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/09. John Frank - Etude, Op.10, No.3 Theme.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Video link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhbdHJyMmyk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhbdHJyMmyk</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Etude, Op.10, No.3 (Theme) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Frederic Chopin (adapted by Palmer, Manus & Lethco) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:14 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Alfred's Adult All-In-One Course, Level 2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha Clavinova CVP-301 (Digital Piano) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC (via Presonus 1394 interface to Cubase LE recording software) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">A shortened and simplified, but still very nicely arranged, version of one of the most beautiful of all classical works - probably the best of a number of excellent study pieces in Alfred 2 - the theme from the Etude was used as the basis for the popular song "No Other Love", a big hit in 1950 for singer Jo Stafford, a very talented lady with a lovely "smokey" alto - at the risk of distracting from my own recorded performance I think you'll enjoy hearing her simple, but elegant, rendition of this absolutely gorgeous adaptation of a classical masterpiece into a beautiful popular song, one with surprisingly sophisticated lyrics to match Chopin's wonderful melody - to do so please click on the YouTube link I provided above - very sadly, they don't write, or sing, songs like this anymore - hope you enjoy both of our versions, and thanks for listening! Regards, JF </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:12 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">10</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">True Beginner </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Virginia, US </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/smiley.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Six months (since Feb 08) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/10. True Beginner - Les Fleurs Sauvages Wild Flowers .mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Les Fleurs Sauvages ( Wild Flowers ) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Paul De Senneville & Olivier Toussaint </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:03 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio Privia PX </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">In my last recital I said this was one of my favorite piece along with Couleur Tendress. So here it is. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:13 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">11</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">laValse </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Mumbles, Wales, UK </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.sailwave.com/stuff/sheep2.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">~8. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/11. laValse - Prelude Op 40 3.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://lavalse.eu">http://lavalse.eu</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Prelude Op 40 #3 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Liadov </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:08 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top"> Sheet music . </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha U1. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Edirol R09, Audacity. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I have posted this in a piano bar previously. Sorry about that but my recial piece is not ready - sailing/summer/etc...

Liadov was a Russian composer and a contemporary (but older) of Scriabin's... </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:15 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">12</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Peyton </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Maine </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">on and off 40 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/12. Peyton - A House at the End of the World.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.peytonart.com">http://www.peytonart.com</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">A House at the End of the World </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Peyton Higgison </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:53 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">My own composition </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Young Chang acoustic grand </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Metro </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is a song inspired by a recent painting I did. I sang and played together but did one additional track of harmony. Unfortunately there is a little clipping in the recording. Here are the lyrics.

If I could have but one place to live
a house at the end of the world.
And if I could have but one heart to give
that would be to you sweet girl.

And when all the world’s in darkness
but for one small patch of blue.
That’s where I shall build my house
and live with the love of you.

If I could have but one sound to hear
a sigh at the end of time.
If I could share but just one dream
that would be yours with mine.

And in the house of sighs and dreams
under that small patch of blue
at the end of the world when all has been said
I will dream in silence with you. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:15 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">13</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Ted Stanion </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Portland, Oregon </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/chopinOp28No6.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Several years of weekly sight reading lessons as a child. Thirty year hiatus. Three and a half as an adult. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/13. Ted Stanion - La fille aux cheveux de lin.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">La fille aux cheveux de lin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Claude Debussy </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:33 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Melodious Masterpieces, Book 3 edited by Jane Magrath. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Samick-made Kohler and Campbell vertical. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 + Audacity. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This was a 'go-for-broke' recording made just hours before we left for Orcas Island. I just started playing and tried to concentrate on the music without thinking about my mistakes. What it lacks in technical merit, I hope it makes up for in musicality.

We skipped lunch to go tide-pooling. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:16 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">14</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">b528nf7 - Bill Moore </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">N. Potomac, Maryland </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">5 years experience - first 3 casual, last 2 pretty intense. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/14. b528nf7 - Bill Moore - Piano Bar Theme.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Video link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBPWfHeCaP8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBPWfHeCaP8</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Piano Bar Theme </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Henson/Pottle </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:30 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Derived from fake book score. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha Clavinova CLP 150 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital camera to youtube and converted to MP3. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece is an homage to the brave men and women who selflessly entertain the masses monthly in the Adult Beginners Forum Piano Bar. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:17 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">15</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Schubertian </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Boston (originally) / Dallas (now) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">1.5 years as adult </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/15. Schubertian - J S Bach - Prelude Fugue 15 in G Major WTC II.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">J S Bach - Prelude & Fugue #15 in G Major; WTC II </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">J S Bach </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:59 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Baerenreiter; Neue Bach Ausgabe </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Estonia 190 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H2/audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:18 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">16</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Jinbo </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Lessons from 1994-1998 as adult, restarted lessons a year ago </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/16. Jinbo - Moment Musicaux No. 3 in F Minor.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Moment Musicaux No. 3 in F Minor </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Franz Schubert </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:46 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha C-113 upright </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Mobile phone </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I haven't played this to my teacher; all faults are my own... </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:21 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">17</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">dannylux/Mel </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Connecticut </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/sundesign.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Two and a half years. Lots as a kid. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/17. dannyluxMel - Kalinnikov Moderato in e flat minor.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Kalinnikov Moderato in e flat minor </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Vasliy Kalinnikov </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:08 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music. PM me for a copy. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha P140 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Line out to computer line in, Audacity. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">In his short, difficult life, Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901) wrote only seven pieces for the piano. His Moderato in e flat minor is a dark, moody, lovely piece. The chief difficulty with this piece is that the melody is played by the fifth finger of the right hand, while the other fingers of the right hand play the accompaniment. This is a great piece for teaching the fingers to sing and to learn to play the spaces between the notes, where the very soul of the music lies. Hope you like it. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:21 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">18</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">bluekeys </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Virginia, USA </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://mysite.verizon.net/mdavidso1/midi/bluekeys02.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">1 Year 11 Months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/18. bluekeys - Mariage Damour.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://bluekeys-diary.blogspot.com/">http://bluekeys-diary.blogspot.com/</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Mariage D'amour </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Senneville and Toussaint </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:40 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha YDP 223 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Midi out, rendered to MP3 in Reaper using TruePianos VST. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">What can I say? My teacher digs this super romantic crap, so I've got a mess of it in my rep. Next time I'll shoot for something with a little edge to it. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:24 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">19</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Casyopea </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Spain </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/97.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Eight months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/19. Casyopea - Prelude in C Major BWV 846 from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Video link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu7ow_JEKfk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu7ow_JEKfk</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/user/casyopea1977">http://www.youtube.com/user/casyopea1977</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Prelude in C Major BWV 846 (from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Johann Sebastian Bach </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:20 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">http://www.free-scores.com/partitions_telecharger.php?partition=218 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha P-140 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">digital to PC </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I fell in love with this Prelude the very first time I listened to it! One day I hope I'll be able to play the Fugue that comes after... *dreamy*

Awww! The paella I just ate for lunch was so great! wink </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:25 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">20</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">rustyfingers </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Massachusetts </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/janeaustenpiano.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">7 years as a child
3 year as an adult </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/20. rustyfingers - Root Beer Rag.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Root Beer Rag </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Billy Joel </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:24 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music (Piano solo, ATV Music, EMI Music Publishing, Hal Leanard) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Charles Walter 1520, PianoDisc 128 Bright Acoustic Piano Output </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4, acoustic recording (not line out, equalized in Audacity. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">My husband will be sorry he ever requested this one...
Grilled cheese for lunch </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:29 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">21</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Euan Morrison </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Scotland </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 yrs, 10 months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/21. Euan Morrison - Piano Ballet.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Piano Ballet </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Eluvium </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:32 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Transcription (no sheet music available to purchase). If that's illegal, apologies to the artist </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha ydp113 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Recorded into Anvil, soundfont added using Synthfont, then final amplification/reverb in Audacity. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I found this piece by accident as I was clicking around the Amazon website!

[credit to Mats Helgesson for creating the Maestro soundfont) </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:32 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">22</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">DragonPianoPlayer </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Colorado </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.rjmeredith.com/images/dppavatar1.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 years + about 5 as a kid </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/22. DragonPianoPlayer - The Mechanical Doll.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">The Mechanical Doll </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Dmitri Shostakovich </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:18 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music (Keith Snell: Piano Repertoire Romantic & 20th Century Level Three) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio PX310 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Reaper with TruePianos 1.4 plug in using new Amber Module </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:33 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">23</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Euphonatrix </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Germany </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">4 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/23. Euphonatrix - Sonatina in F, WoO, Anh. 5, No. 2.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Sonatina in F, WoO, Anh. 5, No. 2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ludwig van Beethoven </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">05:08 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">rebuilt Weihenmeyer & Co. upright (ca. 1921-1925) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">one Shure PG 81 condenser mic into Sony minidisc recorder into computer using Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I just love Beethoven and I love this piece. It tells many stories and has both joyful/mischievous and melancholy moments. Besides, it shows that Beethoven's music is not always grave as a lot of people seem to assume. This is just one example that he was funny and playful as well and an excellent pianist, too.

Lunch.... since I returned from my holiday today, I had a ciabatta sandwich with mozzarella, tomato and basil at the airport and some pasta with red pesto when I finally was home. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:38 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">24</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">AdagioM (Michele) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Oregon </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/MicheleLB/mookie2.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">10 years in October </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/24. AdagioM Michele - Adagio from Sonata No. 48, Hob. XVI35.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://pdxknitterati.com">http://pdxknitterati.com</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Adagio from Sonata No. 48, Hob. XVI/35 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Franz Joseph Haydn </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">06:12 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Weinbach 170 grand </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity, mono mic hanging from prop stick </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I love this piece. I first learned it in 2004, and keep coming back to it. It feels like it's mine, finally; it's very comfortable.

I'm finding that my current recording setup doesn't get the highest notes at volume. Maybe it's time for a new recording setup? </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:49 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">25</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">mlr1899 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">25 years (mostly) off and on </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/25. mlr1899 - Sensation.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Sensation </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Joseph Lamb </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:58 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Samick upright </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Edirol R-09 digital recorder </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I gave myself tendonitis in my left elbow learning this piece and had to give it a rest for awhile. Giving it another try. So far, so good. Incidently, I played piano in church one Sunday this summer. I had never done it before. In part, it was the kind feedback I got from the last two recitals that encouraged me to go through with it when I got the opportunity. So, thanks to you all, and I'm looking forward to hearing some more great music. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:50 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">26</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Gary001 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">UK </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">5 Months - Plus a couple of lessons as a child many years ago. Wish I'd never stopped. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/26. Gary001 - Theme in F Major.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Theme in F Major </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Unknown - BWV Anh. 131 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:01 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music from Succeeding with the Masters, Baroque Era, Vol 1, compiled and edited by Helen Marlais. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio Privia PX-720 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Headphone output to iRiver iHP-140 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 02:51 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">27</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">rocky </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Louisville, KY </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j280/rocky-w/image93.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Between 3 and 4 years - self taught </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/27. rocky - Evacuee.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Evacuee </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Music by Enya & NIcky Ryan </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:06 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio PX-100 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC, audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">And yet another simple little piece (because after more than 3 years that's where I'm still at)

I had a "brilliant" recording finished ( LOL to self) and somehow when I went to transfer it to the PC I deleted it!!! So I sat down, hit record, played one time and this is the result. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:00 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">28</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Serge88 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Montreal </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pbase.com/image/101194161.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">7 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/28. Serge88 - The Long And Winding Road.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Video link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu284eoaG7k&fmt=18">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu284eoaG7k&fmt=18</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">The Long And Winding Road </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Lennon/McCartney </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:30 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">www.mwmtv.co.uk </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Digital Piano Roland FP-7 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital Piano to PC to iMac </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">And don't forget to watch my video. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:00 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">29</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">angelojf </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">PA </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Not Long Enough </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/29. angelojf - Here Comes the Sun.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">"Here Comes the Sun" </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">George Harrison </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:21 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Some sheet music and some ear </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha YDP-113 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Recorded directly from piano to digital voice recorder, then to computer </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I've been playing this for awhile, but just added the middle bit. Thanks for listening. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:01 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">30</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">kawaigirl1 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Toronto </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/kawaigirl1/5906_lg.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">10 yrs as a child. Restarted as an adult since Dec '05 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/30. kawaigirl1 - Leo.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Leo </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ludovico Einaudi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:13 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Einaudi's Una Mattina Piano Book </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland RD300SX </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:02 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">31</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Orez Eno </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">New England </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">9 months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/31. Orez Eno - Two Timing, Op.134 No.6.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Two Timing, Op.134 No.6 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Heinrich Lichner </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:23 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">US School of Music Home Study (1945), Lesson 11
http://www.box.net/shared/npegjs60c0 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha CLP-230 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece seems very repetitive, that I play it as it is written in the lesson. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:04 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">32</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Undone (Jim) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Connecticut, USA </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://home.earthlink.net/~jmartin01234/Page2/Page2_files/squirtAv.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Seven and one-half months as an adult re-beginner. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/32. Undone Jim - Night Song.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Night Song </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Unknown </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:28 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Alfred’s Adult All-In-One Book 2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha YPG-625 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Line out to mini-disk to PC. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I had a hard time deciding which of two pieces to submit for this recital. I finally chose this piece because my interpretation of it is quite different from the other versions of it I’ve found posted here. This version just feels more “Nocturne-ish” to me. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:05 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">33</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">AnthonyB </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Center City, MN </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/jojo48.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Started Christmas '07. Self teaching. Currently still in Alfred's book One. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/33. AnthonyB - I due fiumi.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">I due fiumi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ludovico Einaudi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:32 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">The Best of Ludovico Einaudi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland FP-7 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Line out to Built in PC Motherboard sound </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">2nd Einaudi piece I learned after learning Limbo. First piece with both hands really working hard and moving around too. Hands aren't always in perfect time with each other but that will come with more and more practice. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:05 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">34</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Strat </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">13 months. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/34. Strat - Wind Crest from Final Fantasy X-2.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.fenderplayersforum.com">http://www.fenderplayersforum.com</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Wind Crest (from Final Fantasy X-2) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Takahito Eguchi & Noriko Matsueda </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:53 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha DGX-620 (a.k.a. YDP-625). </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital piano to PC using Pianoteq. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">It's the piece that made me decide to start playing. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:07 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">35</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">jotur - Cathy Turner </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Santa Fe, New Mexico </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 years of lessons 47 years ago, 30-odd years off, playing for dancing since 1995. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/35. jotur - Cathy Turner - This is Not Your Mothers Black and White Rag.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">(This is Not Your Mother's) Black and White Rag </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">(With Apologies to) George Botsford </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:54 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Fiddler's Fake Book </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio PX-100 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">digital to PC thru audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">No</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Oh, lunch! Maybe that's the problem! No lunch!

I've been playing this for several years. I first heard rags through the Western swing/old-time traditions, so they're not played straight in my recollection. I found this in a fiddle/lead sheet book, so I had to make up my own bass, which took several months. Since most of the rags I had played were Joplin, my bass has Joplin influences. Later I downloaded the original Botsford Black and White from the Lester Levy Collection. This version bears a family resemblance to that one smile , and I like my bass better laugh .

I will have to admit this is the first time I've been disappointed in my recital submission, but there's just been too much going on at work. Oh well, as we say laugh

I am really looking forward to the other rags submitted for this recital - ragtime forever! </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:08 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">36</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Eighty8 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Dayton, OH, US </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Lost track of years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/36. Eighty8 - Letter From Home.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Letter From Home </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Pat Metheny </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:05 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Countless viewings of the youtube video and other youtube covers of it. See YouTube video:[Pat Metheny on soprano guitar, Lyle Mays on piano] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5-pBkwyUxc </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Alesis QS8 digital keyboard </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital keyboard to PC, Goldwave to set level and convert to mp3. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">The album "Letter From Home" won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1990 for the Pat Metheny Group. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:10 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">37</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">epf </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">California </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/beanie.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/37. epf - Music of the Night.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Music of the Night </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Andrew Lloyd Webber </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:51 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Combination of sheet music and my own arrangement. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Privia PX-800 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Direct to Zoom H4 and then Audacity to equalize and convert to MP3 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:11 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">38</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Copper </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Virginia </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/73.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/38. Copper - Stardust.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Stardust </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Hoagy Carmichael </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:46 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Scott the Piano Guy Favorite Piano Fake Book </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha P-250 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">A popular Hoagy Carmichael tune played over the years by a wide variety of artists in a wide variety of styles.

Versions of Stardust been recorded by Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Mel Tormé, Connie Francis, Harry Connick Jr, Ella Fitzgerald, The Peanuts, Django Reinhardt, Barry Manilow, John Coltrane, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, Billy Ward and the Dominoes, George Benson, and Copper. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:12 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">39</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Pevawi / Peter </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">The Netherlands </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/76.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">1 year of piano, 2 years organ (1 year combined) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/39. Pevawi Peter - Fur Elise.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Für Elise </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ludwig van Beethoven </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:43 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music (Book 3 Alfreds Adult method in the back) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai K6 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4, converted with Soundbooth </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Somehow I can play it better in front of people than I can play it alone with the red dot turned on (turned off I play it way better wink )... anyway I'm reasonable satisfied. Lunch... good idea.. laugh </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:13 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">40</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">gerg aka Greg </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/40. gerg aka Greg - Nocturne Op. 37 No. 2.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Nocturne Op. 37 No. 2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Frederic Chopin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">05:12 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Schirmer's Vol. 39 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">1893 Knabe 6'2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Conventional home studio setup to PC-based DAC </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is the cleanest take I can get right now. It is not perfect as I've been out of practice for too long, but is the best I have to offer.

I have not revisited the score in quite some time; anything missed (apart from standard amateur artifacts/mistakes), critical feedback welcomed.

I hope you enjoy this piece. It has long, long been one of my favorites. I share it as a gift of love through song as my own meager contribution to Recital #11. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:15 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">41</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Fillanzea (Emily) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Brooklyn, NY </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3 years as a child, on and off since then (mostly off). </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/41. Fillanzea Emily - Sunburst Waltz.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Sunburst Waltz </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">00:38 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Faber & Faber Piano Adventures, level 2B Performance Book </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha P85 digital piano </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:19 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">42</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">RobM </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">UK </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/peterpiano.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Roughly 11 months of actual experience + many years of 'playing about' with a keyboard. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/42. RobM - Suteki Da Ne.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Suteki Da Ne </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Nobuo Uematsu </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:49 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music - FFX Piano Collections </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland RD-300SX </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Recorded straight into Adobe Audition (more advanced program than Audacity) in a single take. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I found this very tricky to learn at first because its almost entirely made up of triplets in the left hand, but it proved to be a great practice in developing this rhythm. A few errors have slipped in to this recording and the timing is off in several places, but on the whole I'm quite pleased as I managed to record it in a single take (the 3rd attempt, due to Audacity crashing) and I only finished learning it a short while ago. With a little more time I'm sure I can polish it up to more of a performance standard, but this will have to do for this recital.

For lunch, I had a pasty. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:20 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">43</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">tekkie </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Silicon Valley, CA </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/43. tekkie - Opus 18.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Opus #18 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Dustin O'Halloran </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:38 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Dustin O'Halloran Piano Solos Song Book </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha CP33 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">digital to PC </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:22 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">44</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">PianoN00b (Yang) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">California </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">1 year + 20 days (estimated) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/44. PianoN00b Yang - Midnight Rhapsody.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Video link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://youtube.com/jetkid03">http://youtube.com/jetkid03</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Midnight Rhapsody </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Melody Bober </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:32 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Friend gave me the music sheets. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Keyboard Kawaii CA51 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">The first piece that I heard from the girl that I love... </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:23 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">45</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">joangolfing </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">6 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/45. joangolfing - Hymn to Joy.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Hymn to Joy </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Beethoven, Piano arr. by Jeanne Cotter </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">06:11 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">G.I.A. Publications, After The Rain: Music for Solo Piano, Jeanne Cotter </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland FP-4 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Akoustik Piano's Steinway Hamburg D
Wave to MP3 using Musicmatch Jukebox
Audacity (normalized) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:24 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">46</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Paul Cast </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">New England </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">3 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/46. Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.1 Allegro, Andente, Vivace.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Sonatina Op.36 No.1 Allegro, Andente, Vivace </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Muzio Clementi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:51 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sonatina Album for the Piano, Alfred Masterwork Edition </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha Clavinova CLP-230 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I understand this is a practice piece, not a performance piece. Still, for me it represents one step in the long journey of learning piano, and a critical evaluation by members of Piano World would be appreciated. Personally I don't think I play it very smoothly, especially the third movement, but in the recording I am trying to play as fast as I accurately can. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:25 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">47</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">mahlzeit </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Breda, The Netherlands </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.hollemansproductions.com/avatar.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">About 3 years. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/47. mahlzeit - Diminished.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.originalsolopiano.com">http://www.originalsolopiano.com</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Diminished </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">myself </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:16 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">I was just playing around with diminished chords. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">A fancy Yamaha grand. Don't know the model. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">iPhone with QuickVoice recording software. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Last weekend while on vacation we found a piano store, so I just had to play the fanciest grand they had. I recorded it on my brand new iPhone. smile

This is the very first thing I played after I sat down. There was more, but the rest of the recording had too much talking in it so I kept only this part. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:26 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">48</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Seaside_Lee </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Blackpool, England </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">4 years 10 months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/48. Seaside_Lee - How Deep Is Your Love.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">How Deep Is Your Love </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">The Bee Gees? </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">05:51 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Play by ear </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio PX 320 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Couldn't decide what to submit and decided to record some things just to see what I could come up with?, after a while I eventually started playing around with this song and ended up with about 6 minutes of "fooling around" (for y'all to suffer) - and as its extra long I'm sure Monica will love it so, seeing as she loves the Heebeegeebees so much! LOL </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:27 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">49</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Texas </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://myweb.cableone.net/rxbetty/icon.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Over 40 years on and off, but more off than on. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/49. TX-Dennis Dennis Turner - In The Still of the Night.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">In The Still of the Night </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Cole Porter </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:32 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music with some improv </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai GE-30 (slightly out of tune) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Recorded with Zoom and normalized with Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I'm still not really happy with this recording, but time is growing short . . . </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:28 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">50</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Piano*Dad </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Virginia </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/schroeder.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">I played when I was a kid, and came back when I had a kid. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/50. PianoDad - La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Video link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld">http://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Home page link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://dhfeld.people.wm.edu/">http://dhfeld.people.wm.edu/</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Claude Debussy </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:43 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Debussy Preludes, Schirmer edition </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Grotrian 192 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is one take, so there are things I might want to change or improve. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:29 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">51</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">GregF </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Couple years in elementary school. 18 months back at it after 30 year break. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/51. GregF - Pastorale Op.100, No. 3.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Pastorale Op.100, No. 3 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Johann Burgmuller </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:46 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha Digital: YPG-625 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Ipod using Micromemo attachment </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece is in a book put out by Alfred publishing called Burgmuller, Czerny and Hanon - 32 Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality. Basically, you work on some Czerny & Hanon excercises that lead to a Burgmuller piece employing some of those techniques. I really enjoy it and it is supplmenting my Alfred Adult Book 2, which is not the most exciting in the world. Anyway, I hope the variations in dynamics came through. I promise I really played this well for my teacher this past week, but the red dot was battling tough this time. Thanks. GregF </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:30 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">52</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Mistaya (Caroline) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Alberta </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">accordion and then piano as a teen - taking lessons again for 20 months. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/52. Mistaya Caroline - Notturno op.54 no.4.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Notturno op.54 no.4 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Edvard Grieg </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:19 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Estonia 168 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I know you've all heard this piece many times - but it's all I've got ready - and I seem to be learning the same pieces as Ted S. I did play this at a live recital, and managed to get through it with only one wobble - and I was pretty pleased - low expectations and all that. There is hope. I think these recitals have made a difference to reducing performance anxiety for me. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:31 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">53</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">IPIBAHN (Sandy) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Canada </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">7 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/53. IPIBAHN Sandy - Jazz Hymn.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Jazz Hymn </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Christopher Norton </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:28 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland Digital </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">It's been a sad summer for me with my dog passing so I've found myself playing mostly slow mellow pieces. This was my favourite. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:31 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">54</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">DeepElem (aka Buck) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 years 2 months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/54. DeepElem aka Buck - Cinema Paradiso.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Cinema Paradiso </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ennio Morricone </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:31 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Leadsheet </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha S90ES </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I love the sound and feel of this song. My version is a bit short. I've tried many variations but nothing really strikes me like just sticking to the main theme and that is a fairly brief theme. However with the huge amount of wonderful music we get in these recitals, I'm not worried about this being a bit short. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:32 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">55</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Greywullf </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">20 yrs, 6 mo. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/55. Greywullf - No. 3 Canzone Amorosa.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">No. 3 Canzone Amorosa </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Ethelbert Nevin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:28 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet Music:
Op. 25 Un Giorno in Venezia by Ethelbert Nevin
Alba
Gondolieri
Canzone Amorosa
Buona Notte
C 1898 John Church Company

Op 25. A Day in Venice
Dawn
Gondoliers
Venetian Love Song
Good Night </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">1910 Chickering Grand 6'4" </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4, Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:33 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">56</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Jeff (Opus45) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">North Carolina, USA </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Some noodling as a kid (many years ago) plus a few years
of off & on playing around with different kinds of piano music as an adult </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/56. Jeff Opus45 - Barcarolle June, from the Seasons.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Barcarolle (June, from the Seasons) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Tchaikovsky </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:38 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">memorized from sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha CLP175 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC & Synthfont </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece is definitely a work in progress for me. I just recently memorized the notes
and haven't spent much time on polishing. Unless I'm able to sumbit a better recording before the
recital deadline, this recording contains a few wrong notes and a couple places
where I had to stop myself & start over. It is what it is...my playing with flaws & all.
For better or for worse, it has always been my habit to try to learn to play pieces that are more technically advanced than my capabilities. An unconventional approach, for sure. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:34 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">57</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">polostrings </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Hawaii </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/procharlieavatar.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">2 yrs as child, lessons for 7 months biweekly </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/57. polostrings - Waiting for Arrival.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Waiting for Arrival </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">polostrings </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:51 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">polostrings original </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai GM 10-K </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece is inspired by my brother who is expecting his first child, and my sister who is adopting her first child. Both processes are very similar. They both entail excitement, patience, and fear. This piece is about the patience, 9 months for the birth, and who knows how long for the adoption. It takes me back to the birth of my long awaited son, whom we seemed to wait our whole lives for. He is the one who makes us a family. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:35 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">58</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Kawai, Hi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Years ago took lessons, then away for awhile, now back to lessons about 7 months. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/58. Kawai, Hi - Raindrop Prelude.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Raindrop Prelude </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Chopin - Schaum </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:16 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Book of Chopin pieces modified by Schaum (I know, it's embarrassing) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai G 10 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I heard the real Raindrop Prelude played in a Halo trailer on Youtube and forgot how much I liked this piece. I decide to tackle an easier version first. The subtleties and dynamics of this piece are still way beyond me, even in an easy piece. One day..... </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:40 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">59</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Mike White </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">90 miles West of New Orleans </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">lifetime by ear, self-teaching since around 2005? </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/59. Mike White - Scherzino Mexicano.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Scherzino Mexicano </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Manuel Ponce </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:46 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha P-80 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is another one of those pieces that I really liked and decided to learn to play. My inspiration was a recording by John Williams on guitar. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:41 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">60</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Rosanna </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">San Francisco area </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/97.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">10 years of classical lesson as a kid. 30 years later, restarted in July 08. Currently learning with PianoMagic (started Feb. 08.) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/60. Rosanna - Shanghai Tan.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Shanghai Tan </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Koo Ga Fei (aka Joseph Koo) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:21 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">play-by-ear </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai CE200 digital. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Phone-out of digital to line-in of laptop. Recorded with Mp3 Wave Editor freeware. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is another one of my Canto-pop songs. smile "Shanghai Tan" is commonly known as "the Bund" in English. ("Tan" means beach or strand - you thought it's the latest Olympic suntan fashion, eh? smile ) It's the famous river promenade in Shanghai. The song was written for a prime time TV soap opera of the same name. It was produced in Hong Kong in 1980 and the song has become a "classic". The show was set in the 1920s during the fading glory days of Shanghai. It's about passion, betrayal, crime, decadence - the "stuff" of soap opera. smile As an aside, Chow Yun Fat of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" fame starred in the show. I don't think he'd acquired international fame at that time.

This is the first time I really wish my digital (or may be the computer sound card) can capture and/or produce a better sound. The timbre of the recording is very tin-ny, and cannot express the drama that I was hoping for.

Finally, I am tempted to thank those who nudged me about submitting to this recital. You know who you *all* are! But on second thought, I don't want to encourage such behavior in the future, so I am withholding my thanks after all! wink

I had Palak Paneer (Indian) for lunch. Yummy. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:43 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">61</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">ddh - Daniel </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Abitibi </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://homepage.mac.com/henrysan/ddhsana.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">22 months </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/61. ddh - Daniel - Londonderry Air.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Londonderry Air </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Traditionnal Irish collected by Jane Ross </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:03 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music with liberties taken ... </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha CVP-307 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Piano to Mac, using Sound Studio. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Plan "C"
Hope You like it. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:44 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">62</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">YD (Yuri) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">San Francisco Bay Area </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.vegacapital.com/pics/liszt.jpg"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Umpteen </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/62. YD Yuri - Mozart, Sonata K545, Andante.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Mozart, Sonata K545, Andante </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Mozart </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:56 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai Mp8 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Direct to PC via EMU 0202 interface </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">No</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This is what happens if you procrastinate till the last minute. Since I didn't have any recital piece ready I decided that if I just play something easy, it'll be OK. Well, it's all wrong. My new laptop had difficulty connecting to the interface, there was a ground loop somewhere, one of the channels connectors broke (EMU0202 interface has XLR connector on one channel - that's the one that broke, and RCA on another, weird, isn't it?) - so I had to record mono; to add insult to injury, when I listened to what I recorded, I heard that my tempo floated from andante to allegretto and back :-( Now, that's new: consider it a "romanticized Mozart" or "rubatized Mozart." Still, this is a lovely easy sonata, one of the best proofs of Mozart's genius. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:44 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">63</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Manndrew </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Framingham, Massachusetts </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Let's just say I remember when a Snickers was 5 cents. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/63. Manndrew - Crazy.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Crazy </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Willie Nelson </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">03:13 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Improvised from sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Roland FP-7 using Grand Piano 2 setting. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H4 and Audacity. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I had a rough time deciding on the right tempo for this song. I really wanted to play it slow and smooth, but I think I got carried away like I so often do and it started to take off on me. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:46 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">64</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Ozor Mox </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">England </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Just under five years. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/64. Ozor Mox - Waltz in D flat major Petit ChienMinute Waltz.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Waltz in D flat major (Petit Chien/Minute Waltz) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Chopin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">01:55 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">A MIDI piano/keyboard called a Fatar somethingorother. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">MIDI to a PC with Steinway grand piano samples. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">I recorded this at a recording studio session that was bought for me as a birthday present. It was very fancy and high-tech!

I know this recording isn't perfect. The main problem with this piece is that I do not play very evenly at high speeds and so it loses its waltz feel. I'd appreciate any tips on how I might be able to improve this. It is also well over one minute long! </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:48 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">65</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Hisalone (Joel) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Not quite 1 year since adult. (Sporadically as a child.) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/65. Hisalone Joel - Hungarian Dance No. 5.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Hungarian Dance No. 5 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Johannes Brahms </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:56 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio PX200 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">This piece, though easy to learn and commit to memory, has been the most technical piece I have tried. It is still not quite where I want it as far as accuracy and the technique will come as I gain more experience. My teacher and I could not find a definitive original solo score (originally written for four hands) so I took some liberties and combined aspects I liked from each of the scores I did find to come up with a few mostly unnoticeable variations. I know it's not a perfect performance and some parts are a bit choppy, but my goal since coming aboard here has become to submit for each recital. This was especially difficult since the last day to submit has been my first day off work for most of the two week submission period. Enjoy. </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:48 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">66</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">EJR </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Bristol, UK </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Several years as a kid, 30 months as an adult </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/66. EJR - Everyday.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Everyday </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Carly Comando </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">06:13 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music from Carly </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Yamaha Clavinova CLP350 as a MIDI controller to Laptop running Modartt Pianoteq software emulator </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Recorded in Pianoteq, exported as a wave, normalised and converted to MP3 by Audacity </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Heard the piece as played by MonicaK in recital#10 and just had to have a go! </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:51 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">67</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Ovaltine </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">California </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.twiningspeople.co.uk/images/ovaltine_logo.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">6 years </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/67. Ovaltine - Nocturne 2, Op.9 No.2.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Nocturne #2, Op.9 No.2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Chopin </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:27 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">World's Greatest Melodies for Piano, Hinson Ed. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Estonia L190 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H2, 10 inches above Estonia decal on soundboard. 44khz/16b WAV, Med Mic Gain, no ACG. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Plan A was Bethena; not ready. Plan B was Bach Invention; sprained fingers curtailed practice time. So this is Plan C. I've played it for a while now, so I did this in only a few takes. Need to return the sprained finger to a splint and lay off piano for a few days! </td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:52 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">68</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">Signal </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Royal Palm Beach, Fl </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/68. Signal - Leave on the Siene.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Leave on the Siene </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">David Lanz </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">04:16 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Songbook </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Kawai US-50 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Zoom H2 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr></tbody></table>
Posted By: Monica K.

Re: Recital 11 -- August 15, 2008 - 08/15/08 03:53 AM

<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6" summary=""><tbody><tr><td valign="top">69</td><td> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Performer's name:</td><td valign="top">karaeloko </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">From:</td><td valign="top">Panama </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Avatar:</td><td valign="top"><img alt="Avatar Image" height="48" width="48" src="http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/Avatars/dancing_bear.gif"/></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Experience:</td><td valign="top">Self taught as a kid then on and off (mostly off) until I stopped playing in 2001. Then started playing again in 2006. </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Direct music link:</td><td valign="top"><a target="_blank" href="http://abf.make247.co.uk/recital_files/Recital_11/69. karaeloko - Traumerei.mp3">click to download</a> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Title of piece:</td><td valign="top">Träumerei </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Composer:</td><td valign="top">Robert Schumann </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Duration:</td><td valign="top">02:29 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Source of music:</td><td valign="top">Sheet music </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Instrument used:</td><td valign="top">Casio Privia PX-800 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Recording method:</td><td valign="top">Digital to PC (bad cable = poor quality sound) </td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Critical feedback wanted:</td><td valign="top">Yes</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Additional info:</td><td valign="top">Träumerei is a very beautiful piece which I learned to play a few months ago and decided to give it a try at recording it for the recital. Too bad my connecting cable is in bad shape and I couldn't get a quality sound out of the recording. </td></tr></tbody></table>
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