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Hey everyone, thought some of you might enjoy my take on the evolution of piano music...in C-major!
From Bach to Stravinsky, I cover over 200 years of music history.


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That was fun thanks! If you may allow for a criticism, the recording quality is pretty weird, don't know why, kind of low quality, like recorded with a phone and the fingernail noises prevail too much.


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Welcome to the PW forum!
Nice playing, are you professional pianist?


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Very interesting, clever, and well played!! I too have one suggestion. About 3/4 of the time one piece leads in perfectly to the next one, but occasionally the sequencing is more abrupt. Perhaps you can adjust that slightly to make things more of a perfect quodlibet.

Here is a quodlibet written by my piano tech:

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Glad you enjoyed smile I agree that the recording quality is slightly disappointing! It was a technician who recorded it for me so I was surprised how it turned out...

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Thank you! Glad to have found this wonderful, thriving forum! I'm not a professional, no, but have played for a while now. A keen amateur perhaps...?

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Thanks for the comment - glad you enjoyed it smile

Really good suggestion and in hindsight I wish I'd worked more on the transitions between pieces to make it more like a continuous composition. I think I was just getting a bit sick of the project by that point tbh and wanted it out of my life!

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Very clever and entertaining! I appreciate the addition of women composer to the roster.


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Imaginative and well done- —- thanks!


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Thanks! I absolutely adore Cecile Chaminade's music smile

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Wonderful!

I've always liked C major - even Arnie Schoenberg loves it too wink (think the conclusion of his greatest work, Gurrelieder - non-stop C major chord for ages). Who wants black notes anyway? For instance, Stravinsky wrote some piano music that uses only white keys........... thumb


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I checked out your YouTube channel. Am I correct in thinking it's you speaking on the video analyzing Debussy's Ondine?

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Thanks. I enjoyed it. I'm a newbie and from my vantage point I don't think I have enough years left in my life to play any of what you did. Awesome!


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Wonderful playing. A lot of music from the 19th century. I was expecting more music from the earlier periods including Handel, CPE Bach, Haydn, etc.

If you drop the earlier pieces, you can have a compilation of piece from Beethoven onwards and call it "Music from the Great Romantics".

Really enjoyable arrangement of pieces from different composers...

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Me too - much more than the beginner's key!
Pleased you enjoyed it smile

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It is indeed me speaking! I've found recording voice overs quite tricky; my voice tends to go completely monotone once the red light's on, as if I'm bored. If I gesticulate a bit it tends to help and I think in my subsequent videos (eg. 5 pieces to play instead of fur elise, or the Chopin or Scriabin analysis) I sound a bit more lively smile

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Pleased you enjoyed it smile

Don't worry, I didn't really learn most of these pieces - just the first couple bars! wink

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Thank you smile I thought the Bach prelude would make the perfect opening, so sadly that meant I had to scrap older works (by Handel for example) because I was going chronologically. Making the compilation was good fun so I'd definitely consider doing another...

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Fred, the reply function of the forum is not what it seems to do. You should use quotes instead, so that it’s clear whom/what you’re replying to.


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Originally Posted by CyberGene
Fred, the reply function of the forum is not what it seems to do. You should use quotes instead, so that it’s clear whom/what you’re replying to.

Thanks CyberGene! Like this? smile

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