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Recital #61 is now open for submissions!

Ready to submit your performance? Go here: recitals.pianoworld.com

Deadline: 6:00 am US EASTERN TIME on February 15th, 2021.

New to the recitals? Read on:
The recital will be posted sometime on the 15th of February, which means that submissions must be in by 6:00 am US Eastern Time, February 15th. Please note this deadline is very firm; I cannot start working on the recital until it is closed, and once it is closed, no new entries can be added.

While any and all styles of music are welcome, we do ask that it be piano related. Only one recording may be submitted per forum member (although that recording may consist of a medley of two or more very short related pieces).

Editing or digital alteration of your performance (other than minor edits such as trimming long silences at the end or beginning of the piece) is counter to the 'live recital' spirit of the AB Forum Recital and is thus strongly discouraged. In any event, any editing should be disclosed in the "additional information" section of the recital submission template.

If you are fairly new to the piano, please do not be intimidated by some of the talent here in the ABF. We all consider ourselves to be beginners even though we may have been playing for some time. And, we LOVE to hear recordings from folks new to the keyboard. So even if you're on your first Alfred's method book, we would *really* enjoy hearing from you.

Recital submissions must be in MP3 format. The maximum size of the file is 20 MB. Videos are optional, and must be hosted elsewhere - you will supply the link.

If you are new to recording your music, there are several threads in the forum archives that address the ways and means. Audacity is an excellent free recording application that can be used.

Submitting Your Recording:

You will upload your mp3 file to the recital server as part of the recital submission process.

When you have your mp3 file ready, go to:

recitals.pianoworld.com


and follow the instructions there. Please note that the software does not cope well with international characters, so please convert any such characters to standard American characters. Once you have uploaded your info to the automated recital software, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You will have the opportunity to revise your submission any time up until the deadline. If you have any problems at all using the website, or if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few hours, just PM me (Sam S). If you have not participated in past recitals using this software, I strongly encourage you to submit your recital piece at least a day in advance in case you run into any problems with it.

The recital website uses the following submission template to be filled out along with your attached music file. You may want to have your responses to these fields prepared in advance so all you have to do is cut and paste:

Performer's Name: {forum ID and real name if you'd like}
Where you are located: {optional}
Avatar image link: {optional}
Experience: {Yrs/Mos of piano playing experience}
Link to YouTube or other video: {optional}
Home page link: {optional}
Title of piece/composer:
Source of music: {sheet music, improvised score, play-by-ear, etc}
Instrument used: {Piano make, keyboard model, etc.}
Recording method: {audacity, Zoom, digital to PC, etc.}
Constructive technical feedback wanted: {Yes/No}
Additional Info: {Your thoughts on the piece, what you had for lunch, etc.}

The due date for all submissions is 6:00 am US EASTERN TIME on February 15th, 2021.

By submitting a piece to the recital, you are certifying that it is a recording of your own performance.

Again, the recital will be presented in the order the pieces were received, so the sooner you send in your piece, the higher you will be on the list! You can revise your entries on the template (e.g., thoughts about your piece, adding YouTube links, and the like) any time and not lose your place in the recital queue, but if you resubmit your recording at any time, for any reason, you will be bumped to the end of the list.

Should you have any questions at all on what to do or how to do it, do not hesitate to ask. Remember, there are NO stupid questions, as we have a steady flow of new members in AB Forum for whom this is their first recital, so your questions will probably help to eliminate other member's problems.

Looking forward to hearing the recital!

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I had to get there via the "past recitals" route. the usual link seemed not to be working . Thought I'd better let you know, Sam.
My mistake. I found the link.

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Looks like we are off to a good start - 8 submissions in less than an hour.

The recital submission page is always at recitals.pianoworld.com. (at least until something big changes...)

I will probably be close to the rear again, since my new (to me) Mendelssohn SWoW is not ready...

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I will probably be close to the rear again, since my new (to me) Mendelssohn SWoW is not ready...
Sam

Excellent, that means I've something to look forward to near the end of the recital. My teacher has started me on 19.1, and I'm now convinced she expects more of me than I have capacity to deliver. It is just plain hard.

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I will probably be close to the rear again, since my new (to me) Mendelssohn SWoW is not ready...
Sam

Excellent, that means I've something to look forward to near the end of the recital. My teacher has started me on 19.1, and I'm now convinced she expects more of me than I have capacity to deliver. It is just plain hard.


I love 19/1. It is hard though. I think 19/4 is the easiest of op 19. 19/1 requires that you divide the middle accompaniment between the hands, while bringing out that top melody. You have to keep your thumbs quiet... I'm working on 67/3, another of my favorites.

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Not having a good day - I had the recording already for months now. But I'm today slow, stressed, late... Anyway I'm in at 11 and I'll fill in the details later


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I just submitted my recording for the recital! It's my first time participating smile

I started learning piano only a month ago, so I apologize in advance as my piece will probably be one of the most simple ones. Thanks for the opportunity!


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Originally Posted by Maira713
I just submitted my recording for the recital! It's my first time participating smile

I started learning piano only a month ago, so I apologize in advance as my piece will probably be one of the most simple ones. Thanks for the opportunity!

Welcome to the recitals! I love to listen to beginner pieces - I'm sure you will get lots of supportive comments.
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Recital #61 is scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2021 and is now open for submissions!

The submission deadline is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6:00 Eastern (US) time.

There are currently 22 submitted pieces.

1. Ido - Kinderszenen Op.15 No.1 (Robert Schumann)
2. JJHLH - Prelude in B Major, Op. 2 No. 2 (Scriabin)
3. Flygbladet - Fractured thoughts of what never was (Dani Cohen)
4. Cesare San Martino - Marklings - Courante from French Suite #3 in B Minor (Bach)
5. Peyton - Melody (Original composition)
6. Ganddalf - Nocturno (Manuel de Falla)
7. MarieJ - Gnossienne No.2 (Erik Satie)
8. KevinM - Sonata in C Major, Second Movement K545 (Mozart)
9. peterws - Jesu joy (Bach)
10. wouter79 - sailor and sternness op.45 (Heller, Stephen)
11. pianist685 (Constantin) - Ragtime Nightingale (Joseph Lamb)
12. Rich D. - The Sunken Cathedral (Claude Debussy)
13. Tim Adrianson - Eight Variations on "Shalom Chaverim" (Adolphus Hailstork)
14. Ruth CM - Of Foreign Lands and People (Kinderszenen Op.15 No.1) (Schumann)
15. navindra (Navindra Umanee) - Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie)
16. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Nocturne Op 62 No 1 (Chopin)
17. psyche23 (Edwin) - Forgotten Melodies 1, Op. 38 No. 8 'Alla Reminiscenza' (Nikolai Medtner)
18. Ted Jones - Temporal Lobe Vortex (conclusion) (Ted Jones)
19. selfishplayer - Nocturne Op. 32 No. 2 in A-flat Major (Chopin)
20. Serge88 - The Long And Winding Road (Lennon/McCartney)
21. JustinDAggie - Song Without Words, "Passion" (Agitato) Op. 38 No. 5 (Mendelssohn)
22. Maira713 - Egyptian Ballet Dance (Camille Saint-Saens)

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Jus' over a week, guys!
(Ladies welcome too, of course) grin


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Originally Posted by peterws
Jus' over a week, guys!

Gyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Where do the days go??? I am so close. And of course, last night I played my recital probably as good as I have ever played it. It sounded so good!! Even my husband (who usually isn't listening, I don't think) commented on it.

And of course, I wasn't recording. crazy

Isn't that always the way. I'm planning to do some recording tomorrow though. Fingers crossed!


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Recital #61 is scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2021 and is now open for submissions!

The submission deadline is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6:00 Eastern (US) time.

There are currently 25 submitted pieces.

1. Ido - Kinderszenen Op.15 No.1 (Robert Schumann)
2. JJHLH - Prelude in B Major, Op. 2 No. 2 (Scriabin)
3. Flygbladet - Fractured thoughts of what never was (Dani Cohen)
4. Cesare San Martino - Marklings - Courante from French Suite #3 in B Minor (Bach)
5. Peyton - Melody (Original composition)
6. Ganddalf - Nocturno (Manuel de Falla)
7. MarieJ - Gnossienne No.2 (Erik Satie)
8. KevinM - Sonata in C Major, Second Movement K545 (Mozart)
9. peterws - Jesu joy (Bach)
10. wouter79 - op.45 sailor's song (n.14) and sternness (n.12) (Heller, Stephen)
11. pianist685 (Constantin) - Ragtime Nightingale (Joseph Lamb)
12. Rich D. - The Sunken Cathedral (Claude Debussy)
13. Tim Adrianson - Eight Variations on "Shalom Chaverim" (Adolphus Hailstork)
14. Ruth CM - Of Foreign Lands and People (Kinderszenen Op.15 No.1) (Schumann)
15. navindra (Navindra Umanee) - Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie)
16. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Nocturne Op 62 No 1 (Chopin)
17. psyche23 (Edwin) - Forgotten Melodies 1, Op. 38 No. 8 'Alla Reminiscenza' (Nikolai Medtner)
18. Ted Jones - Temporal Lobe Vortex (conclusion) (Ted Jones)
19. selfishplayer - Nocturne Op. 32 No. 2 in A-flat Major (Chopin)
20. Serge88 - The Long And Winding Road (Lennon/McCartney)
21. JustinDAggie - Song Without Words, "Passion" (Agitato) Op. 38 No. 5 (Mendelssohn)
22. Maira713 - Egyptian Ballet Dance (Camille Saint-Saens)
23. sma55 (Shepherd Abrams) - Summer Evening Waltz Op. 1 (Oskar Merikanto)
24. vte - Character piece Op 46 No 12 (Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely)
25. Snejana - August Sun (Rick Robertson)

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I tried recording my Scarlatti sonata today and it was a horrible failure. Ha ha! At least it forced me to record a practice session. I'll give it another week to polish then submit from my previously unsubmitted recording archives, if necessary.

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I *think* I'm going to get there, but in typical style for me there are a few rough areas still that I'm trying to get to acceptable tempo. If I slow the whole thing to what is safe for those couple of sections, the whole thing is just too plodding. So we shall see ...


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I will probably record another Brahms waltz. Lots of practicing but not quite feeling like anything is "done."

It's kind of funny but I continue to work on the first one even though I've recorded it several times now. Even the ones that are done are not done!

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I just uploaded my contribution. In the process of recording it over the last few days, I have discovered many new and loathsome ways to not play as intended.


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Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
I just uploaded my contribution. In the process of recording it over the last few days, I have discovered many new and loathsome ways to not play as intended.

LOL! I'm pretty sure my Zoom recorder is defective. It never seems to pick up any of the nuances that I'm just CERTAIN are there when I'm playing. laugh

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Recital #61 is scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2021 and is now open for submissions!

The submission deadline is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 6:00 Eastern (US) time.

There are currently 29 submitted pieces.

1. Ido - Kinderszenen Op.15 No.1 (Robert Schumann)
2. JJHLH - Prelude in B Major, Op. 2 No. 2 (Scriabin)
3. Flygbladet - Fractured thoughts of what never was (Dani Cohen)
4. Cesare San Martino - Marklings - Courante from French Suite #3 in B Minor (Bach)
5. Peyton - Melody (Original composition)
6. Ganddalf - Nocturno (Manuel de Falla)
7. MarieJ - Gnossienne No.2 (Erik Satie)
8. KevinM - Sonata in C Major, Second Movement K545 (Mozart)
9. peterws - Jesu joy (Bach)
10. wouter79 - op.45 sailor's song (n.14) and sternness (n.12) (Heller, Stephen)
11. pianist685 (Constantin) - Ragtime Nightingale (Joseph Lamb)
12. Rich D. - The Sunken Cathedral (Claude Debussy)
13. Tim Adrianson - Eight Variations on "Shalom Chaverim" (Adolphus Hailstork)
14. Ruth CM - Of Foreign Lands and People (Kinderszenen Op.15 No.1) (Schumann)
15. navindra (Navindra Umanee) - Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie)
16. PianogrlNW (Ellen) - Nocturne Op 62 No 1 (Chopin)
17. psyche23 (Edwin) - Forgotten Melodies 1, Op. 38 No. 8 'Alla Reminiscenza' (Nikolai Medtner)
18. Ted Jones - Temporal Lobe Vortex (conclusion) (Ted Jones)
19. selfishplayer - Nocturne Op. 32 No. 2 in A-flat Major (Chopin)
20. Serge88 - The Long And Winding Road (Lennon/McCartney)
21. JustinDAggie - Song Without Words, "Passion" (Agitato) Op. 38 No. 5 (Mendelssohn)
22. Maira713 - Egyptian Ballet Dance (Camille Saint-Saens)
23. sma55 (Shepherd Abrams) - Summer Evening Waltz Op. 1 (Oskar Merikanto)
24. vte - Character piece Op 46 No 12 (Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely)
25. Snejana - August Sun (Rick Robertson)
26. JB_PW (Jen) - Gedenkblatt, Op 138 No 7 (Stephen Heller)
27. dumka1 - Nocturne Op. 9 no. 2 (Chopin)
28. QuasiUnaFantasia - Five piano pieces op. 3,5: "Alfedans" (Nielsen, Carl)
29. jamiecw - Douce Reverie: No.21 from Album pour infants Op.39 (Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)

Five days left to get a recording done!

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I'm afraid I won't be able to record the piece I had originally intended to submit to this recital. Would it be OK (i.e. within the scope of the recital's rules & goals) to submit a piece recorded at the end of last November for feedback?


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There is no "recording time" rule. I do it all the time. The piece I put in I recorded at the same time as my Bach Aria back in November. I decided to put the aria in the last recital and this piece in this one. Sure takes a lot of pressure off of having to get one recorded.

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Originally Posted by Talão
I'm afraid I won't be able to record the piece I had originally intended to submit to this recital. Would it be OK (i.e. within the scope of the recital's rules & goals) to submit a piece recorded at the end of last November for feedback?

Sure, that's fine by me!

Sam

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