I managed to finish listening to the recital today. I am adding my last set of comments:Flygbladet
It is indeed a very beautiful piece. I know a couple of his very early pieces and all are so joyful. They put you in a good mood. Lovely playing lilypad
- Very lovely pieces and lovely playing lilypad. I particularly enjoyed the two arrangements. I think I might have played the Downtown abbey theme back then when I decided to go for Piano Adventures for self teaching. I then started lessons and changed books but I remember having enjoyed that one. I guess having watched the series in the past might have contributed to that. Sam
- Very fun submissions Sam. From the Robert Vandall pieces, I particularly liked Bluesy mood the most. I think the set of Preludes of Barbara Arens appeals more to what I like to play. I enjoyed a lot Preludes III and V. The fifth one had this very nice build up. It is for sure one of those pieces that makes one as a beginner feel more as a pianist. Thank you for sharing these. Saan
Saan! so cool you are participating in these recitals. I hope you enjoyed it. I liked a lot the melody of this piece. I can see what you describe. The piece might sound more complex than what it really is but I think it is in any case a very nice one to learn. Great playing karen627
Great that you decided to join us for this recital! I had never heard this piece by Beethoven, it sounded very entertaining. I also think you are being perhaps too hard on yourself. I never had the impression the piece was falling apart or that you were losing control of it. I enjoyed it thepianoplayer416
I loved how you put the video together. The small drawing at the beginning was very sweet. I think you did a great job with those two pieces. Thank you for sharing Coati
Coati, welcome to the ABF recitals! I am glad you finally decided to participate. Please, do not feel at all intimidated to participate in the quarterly recitals, they are great fun, we welcome all kind of submissions, and in my experience, you also learn a lot by listening to everyone's recordings and trying to put your impressions into words. Regarding your submissions, I liked the waltz a lot. One can tell you focused on dynamics. Your control on the LH was also very good. I played a Duvernoy piece this year as well and found it very entertaining to play. Perhaps a composer that it is worth to discover. Regarding your second piece, I did not have the impression you were rushing at any point. I think it is very useful here to study your own recordings and to try to feel the rhythm while you play. In that second piece, I actually think you did very well in shaping the phrases. Well done! I hope you join the recital in November cygnusdei
Very clean and lovely playing. I think this sonatina is a lot more challenging than it seems, specially since one decides to learn it a relatively early stage in the piano journey. It is also a very good first big challenge in the classical genre. I liked you choice of tempos as well. I remember choosing a slower tempo for the second movement, as I think it changed the mood of the piece quite dramatically. Thank you for sharing.KrisR
I have never played Enaudi so I cannot comment on the difficulty of this piece. I completely understand your feelings regarding the recording process. I have also struggled a lot in previous occasions when recording and thought in not posting it finally. I think doing it more often definitely helps a lot. I enjoyed very much your submission. Lovely playing. PikaPianist
Amazing recording and unbelievable playing as usual! First of all, I think your recordings and video have an outstanding quality. I loved how you bring out so much beauty out of relatively simple compositions. A good example of all the elements that can be discovered and explored on such simple pieces. I really enjoyed all your submissions. Lovely thumbnails as well. Talao
- Great job Talao! I am glad you did not forget about the piece but decided to come back to it and master it. I enjoyed your submission very much and liked the sound you created for this piece. Lovely. rwsavory
Thank you for submitting this piece. I can now assign a composer and a title to this composition. I have known it for a long time but had no idea who composed it. I think you did great and added very interesting dynamics. It kept my attention all throughout . Great job!wr
I liked this set more than the Gymnopedies. I think you actually did very good and did justice to the piece. This is the thing with these Satie pieces. Notes might be very simple but they require a very good amount of musicality and imagination. I think you did very good adding both. You kept tension at key places and I never had the impression it got monotonous. Great stuff
How was you experience not having measures? Did it make you change anything in the way you approached learning the piece?
Tank you also for showing us that entire set of children pieces by Tchaikovsky. I had never heard of him, so it is great to discover new music and new composers. Some of them were indeed very beautiful and interesting. I particularly enjoyed No. 2, No. 6 (I like Fugues :)), No 7 and No. 8. Thank you very much for sharing.
Thank you all again for participating with a recording and also for taking time to listen to my submission. Thanks to Sam also for putting these recitals together.