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Originally Posted by Nemaara
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No doubt about that. That said, I appologize if what I am going to say sounds a bit hard , ... but it seems to me that your technical skill level far exceeds the expressive capabilities of your piano. I dont know if you are in a situation to change, but that is something I would consider in the future. Maybe your recording set up has something to do with it as well, but my guess is that the piano itself has a major role.

Well thank you but I am about to leave home and my piano behind somewhat soon (hence the frenzy of recordings I am making nowadays). So if anything I will have to play on a digital which will be even worse. :s


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Really looking forward to hearing your updated recording—- I’m convinced it will be awesome 😊

Thank you, also relevant comment above which is maybe somewhere off in the future, maybe in a couple months if I can fit it in in time.


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Originally Posted by Carey
Actually, it is impresssive that you can play "parts" of the fast sections as fast as you do - BUT the current speed is too fast for you to "control" all of these passages without sounding frenetic and jumbled (right and left hands simply aren't together). I recommend that you 1) slow down, 2) only play as fast as your weakest hand will allow, and 3) try to find and communicate the music in the score. smile

Carey, I respectfully disagree with both you and Mark. I don't get the sense that any of the fast passages are out of control. Quite the contrary, they seem to be executed with preternatural accuracy as far as I can tell, which bespeaks a phenomenal technique, especially for a non-professional.

Neemara, I notice that none of your YouTube recordings show you performing in person. I for one would love to see your piano playing in full flow. Any chance you could make a proper video. We all know this music well, so we don't really need to follow the score!


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Originally Posted by SiFi
[quote=Carey]....I don't get the sense that any of the fast passages are out of control. Quite the contrary, they seem to be executed with preternatural accuracy as far as I can tell....

I didn't mean anything about accuracy! smile

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[quote=Carey]....I don't get the sense that any of the fast passages are out of control. Quite the contrary, they seem to be executed with preternatural accuracy as far as I can tell....

I didn't mean anything about accuracy! smile

Understood, but I meant in general (control) and specifically (not losing control, i.e. playing without errors). What you said: "It still needs to be in a certain kind of control." That's what I was disagreeing with. I agree with what you said, but I don't think it applies here.

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Simon - I clarified my original comment by pointing specifically to parts of the final agitato section. The OP listened to Zimmerman's playing of these passages and agreed with me. I just listened to the OP's recording again and I agree with me too. grin


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SiFi: How about if I say "frantic" instead of anything "control".....

That's what I meant: Frantic in a way that makes it seem like it's not in control -- meaning, in this case, that it's not how the person meant it to go.

....which I'm guessing was so.
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Originally Posted by SiFi
Carey, I respectfully disagree with both you and Mark. I don't get the sense that any of the fast passages are out of control. Quite the contrary, they seem to be executed with preternatural accuracy as far as I can tell, which bespeaks a phenomenal technique, especially for a non-professional.

Neemara, I notice that none of your YouTube recordings show you performing in person. I for one would love to see your piano playing in full flow. Any chance you could make a proper video. We all know this music well, so we don't really need to follow the score!

Thanks for the praise! The thing is I'm camera shy. I already play worse musically on recording, brain tends to focus on getting notes right rather than playing music once I know a mic is in place. I usually don't react well once I know there's a cam. Funny enough playing live is a lot easier as long as I'm not aware of the camera or mic pointed at me.

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Simon - I clarified my original comment by pointing specifically to parts of the final agitato section. The OP listened to Zimmerman's playing of these passages and agreed with me. I just listened to the OP's recording again and I agree with me too. grin

Yes I still agree with you too. smile

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Originally Posted by Carey
Simon - I clarified my original comment by pointing specifically to parts of the final agitato section. The OP listened to Zimmerman's playing of these passages and agreed with me. I just listened to the OP's recording again and I agree with me too. grin

With that qualification now understood, I guess I agree with you too. smile


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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
I think the fast sections are played faster than even most top pros play them. I was shocked when I heard them. So I think that means they are too fast.

That was my first thought when I heard those passages.


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