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#1005672 - 11/15/08 04:12 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b]

I have never played a piece in this genre. It sounds very flexible for expressing different moods and interpretations. Thanks. BTW the mistakes were few and far between.

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b]

I have never played anything by Glinka. This piece has a lot of energy boiling around underneath despite the very calm overall structure. That's hard to capture, but you did.

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b]

That RH is indeed hard to keep going. I can imagine it's difficult to keep the tension out of the forearm, especially while concentrating both on proper voicing and maintaining even tempo!

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b]

to this day, Bach scares me! OK, maybe I'll go dig out my WTC and work on one now. What a nice job. Only two years playing as a kid? I'm impressed!

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b]

Love the syncopated voicing and the little arpeggiated riffs. Not creepy at all. The key shifts work beautifully to create a nice atmosphere. Actually, one of them reminds me a touch of Hotel California!

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b]

The 25/1 is a lot of fun (hey, that rhymes!). I have only played one etude, and that was a long long time ago. I don't know if I have the guts or stamina to try another! Thanks.
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#1005673 - 11/15/08 04:43 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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\:\) This is shaping up to be an awesome event.

First eleven comments.

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b] Expertly played and interpreted (No surprise); thank You for this most promising debut to the recital.

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b] Played with grace, elegance and finesse. Quite moody, almost romantic. Thank You for this dreamy interpretation.

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b] You’ve given us a slightly different interpretation of what’s becoming an ABF classic, a bit more energetic perhaps; very well done indeed.

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b] To play Bach, You need discipline and musical intelligence. You abundantly demonstrate both. Thank You for this fine interpretation.

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b] Your musical soul transpires more and more through Your compositions; thank You for sharing Your talent with us. Bravo.

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b] This was very good and very pleasant; thank You.

07. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads)[/b] Marvelous musicality that leaves me longing for the next note, the next phrase and fills me with emotions. Thank You.

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b] Admirable music and song; thank You for this enjoyable composition.

09. Monica K. - Fairest Lord Jesus[/b] The fairest of new age players now blesses us with an hymn from a new age composer ;\) Very inspiring interpretation; Thank You Monica.

10. Knotty - Just Friends - Improvisation Etude[/b] Loved it, loved it, loved it !!! Thank You.

11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre ÈtÈ: l'aprËs-midi[/b] I could feel You breathe with the music; very good interpretation indeed; thank You.

More to come...
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#1005674 - 11/15/08 06:27 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Mongo recital! I'm loving it!

I started about half-way through, and was glad to see that that was jotur's piece because she's always so nice to me. I missed a couple in the middle and so will circle back to them with the others in due course.

38. jotur - Cathy Turner - Stone's Rag[/b]
Your pieces are always fun, and this one doesn’t disappoint. I’m very interested in your morphing rehearsed variations into improvisation. I guess if you have some riffs in your “vocabulary” then you can throw them in when you like. I’m not good at this, but I do find if I know a piece well enough to be well and truly sick of it, I can take a lot more liberties than if I’m still struggling with my memory. And I hear you about those rags being murder on your hands! Anyway, sounds great. Thanks for sharing it.

39. Euphonatrix - Album for the young Nr. 26 *** (untitled)[/b]
Pretty piece. I have a parrot too, so I had to laugh at your description of the vocals! I’ve been hearing about this suite of pieces from a friend, so I was glad you chose it. Nice.

40. Daren - Le Onde[/b]
Congratulations on your first recording. Very pretty piece and playing. I especially liked the way you bring out the right hand melody over the bass accompaniament. I do that too with the memorizing—I get it almost all the way there, and then when I record I put the music in front of me to keep me from panicking!

41. Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled)[/b]
This was awesome, Pixie’s friend. You keep the temp even and really understand the importance of the melody. You’re doing really well. You must be very proud of your first recording.

42. WJ3 - Walt - Minuet in G Major[/b]
Goody, more Bach! You have a nice touch. I love this piece and you play it very well. Nice even rhythm. Your piano has a lovely tone as well. Congratulations on your first submission!

43. mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie[/b]
Very moody and pensive. I admire your creativity immensely. Love that last chord.

44. Eighty8 - My One And Only Love[/b]
This is my kinda music. I love old torch songs, although I don’t remember this one. You give it kind of a dark and mysterious sound. Makes me want to learn the lyrics.

45. MarkL/Mark Leininger - Le Coucou (The Cuckoo)[/b]
I think you’ve got it exactly right. I think of my grandparent’s cuckoo clock. Precision and humor—you’ve got both.

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To[/b]
Cole Porter. Hmmmm. I do like the rhythmic, syncopated bass line you’ve chosen. It gives the piece movement.

47. Greywullf - Trois Nouvelles Etude No. 3 in Ab[/b]
Wow, love those 2 against 3 rhythms. Those and your dynamics stood out for me. I enjoyed this piece at the Chopin Etudes recital as well, but this is even better.

48. Undone – Jim - Theme from Etude Op. 10, No 3.[/b]
Nice work Jim. In the future, don’t worry about duplicates with others. That’s part of the fun of the recital! But I’m glad you submitted this very musical version of a beautiful theme. I think your pedal work really made this sing for me.

49. RobM - Giorni Dispari[/b]
Sounds great. Don’t know what you have left for “someday”. Nice even tempo and the hands work together well.

50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby[/b]
I think your chord additions were my favorite part of this piece. The second variation sounds just like a music box. Nice.

51. grotrianer - Prelude 28/17 A flat major[/b]
Wow, this was great. Only back at it for a month, huh? I predict great things. In addition to your exquisite playing, you’ve got a nice bass sound on your piano. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to hearing many more submissions from you.

52. Deep Elem (aka Buck) - A House Is Not A Home[/b]
Relaxed and jazzy. I know what you mean about the chords. Crunchy and delicious. I love listening to your pieces.

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)[/b]
Such a pretty melody. I’m embarrassed to say it always reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day. Very romantic rendition.

54. Always Wanted to Play Piano - Ombre[/b]
This was lovely. If I were you, I wouldn’t point out mistakes. We all make them, but sometimes they slip by unnoticed to those who don’t know the music as well as you do. ;\) This was an ambitious undertaking for someone who has been playing for less than a year, and you rose beautifully to the challenge.

55. mlr1899 - Swipesy[/b]
Fun! Nice lilting tempo. Makes me want to hop on a carousel. I love me a good rag, and this is a good rag. Love that moving bass part on this one. Congratulations on your first recital. Can hardly wait for your next one.

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b]
Spent each dime I could afford…

57. DragonPianoPlayer - Allegro[/b]
Fancy fingerwork there. You brought the tune out nicely.

58. Ozor Mox - The Portrait[/b]
This is a beautiful recording. Your father must have been so pleased that you learned it for him. It is a lovely piece.

59. Schubertian - Prelude #13 (F# Major)[/b]
Pretty, romantic, and with lots of feelings. The rubato is just right. Lovely.

60. Babs - Prelude in B Minor (op28,no.6)[/b]
I found your recording of this piece very moving, Babs. You did indeed do a nice job of bringing out that left hand melody. Funny how composers are coming in pairs in this recital!

61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20[/b]
What a lively change of pace! You played it very well with humor and energy.

62. bluekeys - Sonata in C (K545)[/b]
I love this piece, and you did a great job on it. Nice even tempo, good trills and even interplay between the left and right hand parts.

63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale)[/b]
Evocative, moody. Great pictures by the way.

70. Hisalone (Joel) - Bumble Boogie[/b]
Whee! How fun is this? You have a great sense of rhythm!

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn[/b]
Ooh I especially like Spooky Story. This was fun.

72. Mar_red - Moon River[/b]
Very singable. I loved your story, and I can tell by your playing you’re enjoying being back at the piano. I especially liked your steady tempo and the way you bring out the melody over your triplets.

73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella - Prokofiev[/b]
Fun to play, and fun to listen to as well. Dancing, dancing.

74. bruceee - Prelude Op 28, No 20[/b]
Such a sad piece. Lovely. I was first introduced to it when I heard it as the intro to Barry Manilow’s “Could it Be Magic.” That’s how unsophisticated I was. Lovely.

75. etorrales - Nocturn in Eb Major[/b]
This was lovely. From the beginning to the end, the relaxed tempo had me spellbound. Thanks for submitting it. One of my favs.
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#1005675 - 11/15/08 07:11 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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More! More!

GregF - how beautiful, and the extra arpeggios really added to it. Your daughter will treasure a CD for the rest of her life.

Always Wanted To Play Piano - very nice feeling to this, very open, solitude. And don't you have a fairly new baby, too? How about a CD for him \:\) ?

DragonPianoPlayer - another wonderful Baroque submission, and again, finely played. I love your repertoire, the pieces you play are from a favorite era of music for me.

Schubertian - lovely. But were your additional comments meant to be lyrics? I couldn't get them to fit the piece -

Babs - congratulations on your recording - you did exactly what the piece needed - what a wonderful left hand! (I'm a big left hand fan \:\) ) This was really atmospheric - very lyrical.

bluekeys - oh, I'm entranced. I love Mozart anyway, and this was so sparkly and Mozartian - excellent! And trills - yet another piece of my musical abilities that is non-existant.

Euan Morrison - I've never heard hugging-in-the-shower music before, but I liked the interplay between the two hands very much, and it was really well-played.

AdagioM/Michele - ech, blogging. I got addicted this year, am hoping to slowly wean myself \:D This was such a nice piece, and your playing is very assured, very much a pianist. I liked it a lot.

cscl - another piece I like very much, and very nicely done - no abuse of the ears at all. I like the lively tempo - a little tripping the light fantastic there in the first movement. The second movement was a nice contrast.

polostrings - I love the kid at the beginning \:\) Nice intro. Big Book of Ballads, huh? How many volumes in the "Big Book of . . ." series do you and Kawai, HI have ;\) ? You did a great job on this - I can tell you, I wasn't anywhere near that musical after 2 years.

Kawai, HI - oh, this was cool! I like the little "plomp" ending, too.

Mark... - nice rhythm and accents on Spooky Story. Oh, "When We Gather at the Ri - ver" - another wonderful old hymn! You had me singing along - the beau-tiful, the beau-tiful ri-ver - that flows by the throne of God. Thank you, thank you for playing this!

Mar-red - was a professional rendition - and just the right atmosphere.

IPIBAHN - Sandy - I was looking forward to this, knowing we'd get another lively piece, and I wasn't disappointed. But how *do* you keep such a quick left hand going at the same time as the quick right hand? I'd have to practice the rest of my life - Nicely done.

brucee - lovely, lovely - I love the quietness of this piece. My older brother just went to Wellington - he has a daughter in Koro Koro and a son in Petone. I was there for 3 weeks earlier this year and loved taking the train in to Wellington and wandering around Te Papa, the Botanical Gardens, Old St Paul's, the bookstores on Lambton Quay. I took the train from Wellington to Auckland, too, and loved all the scenery. I hope to make it back in the next couple of years.

dannylux/Mel - you never disappoint. This piece, and your playing, is really what I like in piano-music-to-listen-to-while-on-a-Saturday-afternoon-at-home. Very nice.

Ode2Joy - well, there can never be too much Bach for my taste. You did a great job on this - I'm looking forward to future recital pieces.

jazzyprof - this was great! It's such a lush piece, and you played it well.

Peyton - I look forward to your pieces each time, and your lyrics are always well-put-together. These are kind of poignant. The piano part was good, too, but I'm another that has yet to figure out how to sing at the time, and you do it with pretty complex piano accompaniment. Very nice.

ohitpro - what a lovely little piece! you have a very nice touch, and played this just right.

glitzer - this is actually a waltz, and makes me want to waltz! That, I think, is a difficult thing to do, and you have that gift. Really great!

This is a really fun recital -

Cathy
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#1005676 - 11/15/08 07:28 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Originally posted by rustyfingers:
... if I know a piece well enough to be well and truly sick of it, I can take a lot more liberties than if I’m still struggling with my memory. [/b]
Boy, that is part of the trick, isn't it? 15 years ago I thought I had to have a new tune every week to keep from getting bored - and then I discovered that knowing tunes so well that I was bored with them really freed up the creativity and groove. Our band can really rip on some tunes we've been playing for 8 or 9 years, now, and it's so much fun!

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#1005677 - 11/15/08 07:42 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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 Quote:
Originally posted by jotur:
 Quote:
Originally posted by rustyfingers:
... if I know a piece well enough to be well and truly sick of it, I can take a lot more liberties than if I’m still struggling with my memory. [/b]
Boy, that is part of the trick, isn't it? 15 years ago I thought I had to have a new tune every week to keep from getting bored - and then I discovered that knowing tunes so well that I was bored with them really freed up the creativity and groove. Our band can really rip on some tunes we've been playing for 8 or 9 years, now, and it's so much fun!

Cathy [/b]
Bill Evans talked about that on the Marian McPartland Pianojazz radio show. He said he'd rather play 1 tune for 24 hours than 24 tunes for an hour each. It forces you to get creative. I definitely subscribe to this theory also, although it's tough sometimes when I just hit a wall and can't think of anything else to do with the song. But that's the time I should keep trying...
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#1005678 - 11/15/08 08:01 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Lisztener - "Gone" -- This is a gorgeous piece and you have a beautiful, singing touch. I've really enjoyed everything I've heard you play. You must have an excellent teacher.

dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat -- You have a knack for digging up real gems and you played this one beautifully.

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#1005679 - 11/15/08 08:24 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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17. Orez Eno - Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres-midi[/b] Your playing sounded confident and assertive. I’m glad you have overcome your demons and have found a good teacher. Well done.

18. glitzer - Petite valse from Kinderalbum[/b] I think this is more than fit for public display. I really liked the tune and the crisp way in which it was performed. Sounds like you were having fun performing it.

19. Eternal - Right Here Waiting[/b] What a great tune! I never heard it done as an instrumental before but you made it sing. Your recording is excellent as well. The piano sounds full and lush.

20. TrueBeginner - Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )[/b] I think you are way[/b] too hard on yourself. The piece was played beautifully. I am amazed that you played this from memory. It sounds quite complex but you pulled it off flawlessly. I love the way you ended it.

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b] Laura – very nice!! I wish it were longer as it was such a joy to listen to.

23. Honnli / Steven - Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)[/b] Steven – wonderful touch and feeling! You have complete command of the piano and this song. Very well done.

24. Casyopea - Radio Ballet[/b] I love watching folks play on Youtube – great video. I added my 5 star rating to the others’.

25. epf - La Styrienne (Op 100, No. 14)[/b] I don’t know – I listened to it twice and didn’t hear any of your self-described “small mistakes”. I thought it was very well done. Thanks!
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#1005680 - 11/15/08 09:07 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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26. Diane Cornellier - Minuet in G[/b]
Ah – the Lover’s Concerto. Very well done.

27. Serge88 - Imagine[/b]
Another cool video! It is great to watch folks perform live. Very nicely done.

28. Seaside_Lee - What A Wonderful World[/b]
I like what you did with this. It has a more poignant feel than the usual renditions (including my own). Very cool rhythm changes. I am also a big tuna fan.

29. Copper - Here There and Everywhere[/b]
One of my favorite Beatles’ tunes. Nice job.

30. Mike White Yamaha G3 & P-80 - Granada[/b]
Mike – really nice job on a tricky piece. Sounds like retirement agrees with you.

31. LaValse - Prelude Op 2[/b]
Short but very nice.

33. LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1[/b]
Nice – sounds like you got the tempo right to me.

36. Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca[/b]
This is a great piece and you performed it well.

37. Ken S. - Chopin a minor waltz (posthumous)[/b]
Ken – what a wonderful sounding piano!! It is just right for this piece. Your playing is very good.
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#1005681 - 11/15/08 09:10 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby[/b] I like your idea about the CD. This would be perfect for that project.

51. grotrianer - Prelude 28/17 A flat major[/b] Did I mention I love Chopin? Very pretty.

52. Deep Elem (aka Buck) - A House Is Not A Home[/b] I don't know this one. Two and half years? You're a fast learner! Beautiful.

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)[/b] Wow. Nice touch.

54. Always Wanted to Play Piano - Ombre[/b] Nice way to start with Einaudi.

55. mlr1899 - Swipesy[/b] You got a feel for this one!

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b] What fun! Nice rhythm.

57. DragonPianoPlayer - Allegro[/b] Pretty.

58. Ozor Mox - The Portrait[/b] Took me a minute to hear the familiar tune. I like your version better too.I liked your story about your dad, not to mention the type of piano you played!

59. Schubertian - Prelude #13 (F# Major)[/b] Beautifully played. I loved you additional comments.
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#1005682 - 11/15/08 09:13 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Next group, and a good group it is:

64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos[/b]
I can see why you like him. As wonderful as your knitting is, don’t give up the piano. You play too beautifully for that! This is a pretty piece and you play it lovingly.

65. Piano*Dad - Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2[/b]
Bravo! (I confess to doing some editing in the past too). Your resulting performance is definitately worth it. Isn’t this a wonderful waltz. You always make me want to add things to my repertoire. (And two waltzes together…how interesting…maybe somebody’s been messing with the magic codes again. ;\) )

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b]
Like you I like to dabble in all kinds of music. I thought the tempo was fine for a lullaby. You have a nice legato which is just right for this piece.

67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)[/b]
That 1st movement sounds tricky with all the scales, but you handled them very well. The 2nd movement is a nice contrast. You take with with assurance. Very nice performance, plumbers and all! I usually have a dog running in if I forget to take her collar off!

68. polostrings - Imagine[/b]
I especially like the introduction—sounds so rich and full.

69. Kawai, Hi - Dragon Fly[/b]
Great—short, sweet, well executed.

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You[/b]
Sounds good—very mellow and relaxing. Hopefully you can take some of this serene feeling back to school with you. Clearly you have it in you.

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite[/b]
Another steller entry. I thoroughly enjoyed this, Theowne. Wonderful way to end the recital.

Skipping around a bit:

19. Eternal - Right Here Waiting[/b]
Pretty song, pretty arrangement, and great job playing.

20. TrueBeginner - Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )[/b]
Sounds very much like a quiet morning with the sunshine peeking in. You did a great job especially with the octave sections.

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b]
I can see why you had fun with this. It’s sprightly. I think you did really well on the trills.

22. John Frank - Hava Nagila[/b]
Hey! Let’s dance! Just don’t pick me up on a chair! You do a great job building up in the the Uru, uru achim sections. (BTW were you looking for the word “chutzpah”?)

23. Honnli / Steven - Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)[/b]
Yes it is beautiful. Really nice job on what is becoming a recital standard. It was lovely to hear your rendition.

24. Casyopea - Radio Ballet[/b]
It can’t be easy to keep all those notes even, but you’ve done a nice job of it here.

25. epf - La Styrienne (Op 100, No. 14)[/b]
A nice lively change of pace. We have quite a few waltzes this time, and I like this one especially. Your playing has both humor and grace.

26. Diane Cornellier - Minuet in G[/b]
Excellent, Diane. Short and perfect.

27. Serge88 - Imagine[/b]
Isn’t this a beautiful piece? Lovely chord voicings.

28. Seaside_Lee - What A Wonderful World[/b]
This one makes me tear up a little. I think this may be my favorite of your recordings. You really keep the tempo going, which makes it very approachable. Nice crunchy chord at about 2:25.

29. Copper - Here There and Everywhere[/b]
Quiet, comtemplative. Sounding great.

30. Mike White Yamaha G3 & P-80 - Granada[/b]
Love the Spanish theme. The trills are beautiful and effortless sounding. I can imagine a guitar on a lovely balcony somewhere.

31. LaValse - Prelude Op 2[/b]
Oh, I was just beginning to enjoy this lovely piece and it was over. Too short.

32. joangolfing - Lied ohne Worte Op. 19 #4 "Confidence" Song Without Words[/b]
I just saw your earlier post about this—have you had your piano party yet? It sounds lovely. Like a hymn with some sparkles in it.

33. LisztAddict - Gounod Ave Maria with Bach Prelude in C major from WTC book 1[/b]
This is a great tempo for this piece. Another that makes me want to sing. Well executed. Can’t have been easy all that going on in the left hand. Perfect.

34. Gary001 - Minuet in G Major[/b]
Well done. I thought you did an especially good job with the ornaments.

35. Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.2-1 Allegretto[/b]
I’m definitely looking forward to hearing the other movements in future recitals. Very clean well played performance.

36. Frotz / Brian - Sonata in A Major - Mvmt. 3 - Alla Turca[/b]
I have to smile because this piece was used as a show-off piece in the film Pride & Prejudice. Sounds nice and showy to me. Great job.

37. Ken S. - Chopin a minor waltz (posthumous)[/b]
Sounds vaguely eastern, doesn’t it. The minor melody over the waltz bass has a nice contrast to it. I like the way you press into the notes to bring them out, if that makes sense.

More to come...
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#1005683 - 11/15/08 10:11 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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41. Pixie's friend - BWV Anh 131 (Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, n 32, untitled)[/b]
Only 4 months playing? Wow! You did a great job on this. Very impressive.

42. WJ3 - Walt - Minuet in G Major[/b]
Walt - another terrific job on a very popular piece this time. Rich sounding piano.

43. mahlzeit - After Watching A Sentimental Movie[/b]
You have talent as a song writer. I liked this very much. I think you captured the melancholy mood you were seeking.

44. Eighty8 - My One And Only Love[/b]
A very good rendition of a terrific classic tune. I enjoyed your performance and the unusual tone of the piano. No dessert with your lunch?

46. Manndrew - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To[/b]
Unique interpretation of this piece. I really like the way you introduced a “classical” feel to your improvisation.

50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby[/b]
Greg - Your DP has a very full and rich tone. Loved the introduction to this well played piece.

52. Deep Elem (aka Buck) - A House Is Not A Home[/b]
Buck – you nailed this one. Great dynamics and phrasing. I wouldn’t change a thing. You play with controlled power.

53. babama - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov, arrangement Pochacco)[/b]
What a great piece!! You played this beautifully. It is amazing that you can play this so masterfully after only 14 months! Bravo!

55. mlr1899 - Swipesy[/b]
You got it going on!! This is great – I love the moving bass line and the sound of your piano is just perfect for this. Way to go!

56. rustyfingers - Sentimental Journey[/b]
Rustyfingers – Wow does this bring back memories of the old Dave Garraway show on my parents black and white TV in the living room as a “yout”. You played this with just the right amount of swing in the bass. I love the tone of your piano. Terrific!!
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#1005684 - 11/15/08 10:24 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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A few more:
01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b]
Very new agey, You play it so smoothly and with feeling. Very touching.

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b]
This beautiful piece deserves the exposure. Thanks for submitting it. I really enjoyed your playing, as always.

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino
You sound nice and relaxed and even. You bring out the melody nicely from the repeated right hand notes. Great job.

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b]
Nice! So glad you decided to come out of lurkdom and submit. And with such a well-played piece. No need to be shy with playing like this!

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b]
I really enjoyed your composition. It was especially melodic—love the high notes in the beginning and the harmonies throughout. What a lovely gift this will make.
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#1005685 - 11/15/08 10:53 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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First batch!

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b] Lovely start to our recital. I loved this piece so relaxing and you play it with such control - making every note count. Wonderful!

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b] I did like it. Very nice. Another sweet romantic piece. I don't imagine this is an easy piece to play but you made it sound so!

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b]It really does sound like a workout for the right hand. You've got great control and kept the melody singing as well. Nice job.

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b] No need to be nervous! I think you did a great job. Bach isn't easy to play. I've done about 4 or 5 preludes and am working on a real finger-gymnastic piece right now so I know how difficult they can be.

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b] Another beautiful piece. You've got a lot to live up to now that you're composing your own stuff! We'll be expectng Hunky originals from now on!!

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b] So beautiful! You can really hear the 'harp. Awesome job.

07. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads)[/b] Wonderful piece. It's easy to tell that this piece means a lot to you. It really shows.

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b] I really enjoy your pieces and hearing you sing and watching your videos. Nice piece.

09. Monica K. - Fairest Lord Jesus[/b] Wonderful as always. I always look forward to your entries. I know they'll be sweet and relaxing and so very well played.

10. Knotty - Just Friends - Improvisation Etude[/b] I'm such an admirer of improv. I'm actually taking separate lessons to learn how to do this. Still a mystery to me but hoping to see the light soon! Nice job!

11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi[/b] I've not heard this before. I really enjoyed it. (to do)

12. ohitpro - Morning Snowfall[/b] I didn't think it was begging for anything. Sounded wonderful to me! Nice job. You sound like you've been playing longer than 1.5 years!

13. b528nf7 - Bill - Ol' Man River[/b] Another vocal! Great. It's nice to hear people play and sing! It's a skill not many have. Thanks for sharing.

14. Riddler (Ed) - Rhapsody In Blue[/b] Very nice. I really enjoyed this and hadn't heard it before. Sounds tricky!

15. Kawaigirl1 - Winter Walk[/b] Another entry I always look forward to. You are consistently a pleasure to listen to and your choice of music is wonderful. Thanks. This one will be on my mp3 player at work.

16. flyingfroggy - Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2[/b] Love this piece. You did a nice job. I feel a long way from Rachmaninoff...

17. Orez Eno - Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres-midi[/b]Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your experience with this piece, the workshop and your teacher. I really enjoyed the piece even more knowing your struggles.

18. glitzer - Petite valse from Kinderalbum[/b] It is lovely and charming. You sound like you enjoy playing it which makes it so much fun to listen to.

19. Eternal - Right Here Waiting[/b] This is one of my favourite pieces. It was played at a memorial service of a coworker of mine a very long time ago and it always brings a smile to my face to hear it and remember him so fondly. Thankyou for sharing it.

20. TrueBeginner - Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )[/b] Sounded 'dreamy' to me. We are always our worst own critics. This was lovely and only someone really familiar withthe piece would be able to detect any problems. I thought it was geat!

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b] Wow! you've got those trills (or turns or mordents..) really down! I've been playing for almost twice as long as you and I'm still struggleing to make them sound smooth...

22. John Frank - Hava Nagila[/b] Thanks John. I love this piece and it always makes me think of the many movies and TV shows that play this during weddings. So much fun!
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#1005686 - 11/15/08 11:05 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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58. Ozor Mox - The Portrait[/b]
Professional sounding performance. I am always impressed by fellow play-by-ear folks who get such great results. Why so hard on Celine Dion?

62. bluekeys - Sonata in C (K545)[/b]
Very nice – this is one of those pieces to play when someone asks you to play something. Everyone knows it and likes it. Well done!

63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale)[/b]
I saw the movie but don’t remember this. Very nice tune and extremely well played!

64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos[/b]
Very Impressive for “hardly playing the piano this year”. You obviously have great talent to turn in such a nice performance after such a layoff.

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b]
Daniel – I enjoyed it very much. I would never have guessed from listening to this that it is your first classical piece. Well Played!

70. Hisalone (Joel) - Bumble Boogie[/b]
Joel – I really liked this one. You kept up the energy all the way through – not easy to do on this one.

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn[/b]
Mark – nice medley. I have not heard either of these pieces before but really enjoyed your rendition of American Hymn.

72. Mar_red - Moon River[/b]
Very nice performance of an American standard. I like what you did with the melody line echoing in the right hand. Nice job of improvising. I think you are already there (reaching your goal of “beautiful melody and jazzy chords”)

73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella - Prokofiev[/b]
Sandy – it is easy to give positive feedback on this one – Well Done!! This is a very challenging piece and you beat it into submission. It does sound like you are having fun with it.

75. etorrales - Nocturn in Eb Major[/b]
What a beautiful piece! Well done and thanks for submitting.

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You[/b]
Wow! If you are as quick a study with your college courses as you are on piano you will go far. I’m shocked at the sophistication of your playing after less than a year. Way to go!
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#1005687 - 11/16/08 12:31 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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69. Kawai, Hi - Dragon Fly This is a cute tune and I liked the way you played it.

70. Hisalone (Joel) - Bumble Boogie Boogies are always a hit and so was yours!

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn What a different tune and I liked what you did with it!

72. Mar_red - Moon River These type of songs always make me cry ! Loved it!

73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella -What a delightful and fun piece this is and you conveyed it well.

74. bruceee - Prelude Op 28, No 20 Lovely, good hand control with the chords

75. etorrales - Nocturne in Eb Major You played lovely. I dream of playing this one day.

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You You did a lovely job, I wish I had the music!

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite Wow, what an outstanding finale!! Your hands never cease to dazzle me!

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#1005688 - 11/16/08 12:45 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20[/b] Enjoyed it and you did well with some of the techniques!

62. bluekeys - Sonata in C (K545)[/b] My favorite Mozart tune and you did it well! And I know its not easy!

63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale)[/b] You always have a great way of expressing music! Interesting tune!

64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos[/b] What a beautiful tune that I think I should look up because I liked listening to you play this!

65. Piano*Dad - Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2[/b] What a classic waltz this is and you have the talent needed to play it well.

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b] Lovely, I thought you played this well, I always like lullbies!

67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)[/b] This is a Sonatina I am not familiar with and I thank you for playing it, enjoyed it!

68. polostrings - Imagine[/b] My very favorite Beatle song,I am still working on it. And I enjoyed listening to your splendid interpretation!

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#1005689 - 11/16/08 01:46 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Thank you to all who have worked so hard to make this
e-cital possible. The submission process was really smooth and seamless, the streaming player is fantastic, and having the bios for each entry is great.

It has been a long day of soccer games for me and I've been so looking forward to listening to everyone's performance.

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b]

What a lovely piece and beautifully performed.


02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b]

Really nice touch to a beautiful piece. Thanks for introducing Glinka to me – I was not familiar with his work.


03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b]

I like your phrasing and dynamics.

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b]

Lovely composition and played with a lot of feeling to it.

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b]

I enjoyed your playing very much.

07. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads)[/b] (to do)

Very touching piece that is well played.

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b]

Great job!

09. Monica K. - Fairest Lord Jesus[/b]

Beautifully played.


10. Knotty - Just Friends - Improvisation Etude[/b]

I don’t get the opportunity to listen to jazz very much and I really enjoyed your performance.


11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi[/b]

Very enjoyable.

12. ohitpro - Morning Snowfall[/b]

Hi there fellow rookie recital mate! I enjoyed your playing.

13. b528nf7 - Bill - Ol' Man River[/b]

Great job once again! PS: I loved you “duet” with Abbey from the November Piano Bar.

14. Riddler (Ed) - Rhapsody In Blue[/b]

I love it – one of my Gershwin favorites.

15. Kawaigirl1 - Winter Walk[/b]

Lovely piece and beautifully played.

16. flyingfroggy - Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2[/b]

Nice interpretation and played beautifully. Ya gotta get a Zoom for recording ☺


17. Orez Eno - Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres-midi[/b] (to do)

Splendid job! I can completely relate to nerves and playing, something I’m trying to overcome as well.


18. glitzer - Petite valse from Kinderalbum[/b] (to do)

I enjoyed your playing very much. Great piece.


More to come soon...

Cheers!
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#1005690 - 11/16/08 02:09 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Congratulations to all! What a joy it is to listen to all this wonderful music. Here's my first batch of comments.

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b] You really make the melody sing! Beautiful playing.

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b] What a lovely nocturne, played with great sensitivity. Bravo!

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b] This is amazing! You’ve only been playing for 10 months? Very nicely done.

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b] You have great touch and a nice feel for Bach. And your piano sounds wonderful.

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b] Mr. SH you are an awesome composer and a very fine pianist!

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b] Keep practicing!

07. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads)[/b] Mati that was a beautiful piece, beautifully played, wonderful sound.

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b] Wow, Peyton you need to take your show on the road! Great singing, awesome lyrics, very sensitive piano playing. I am in awe of people who can sing and play piano at the same time!

09. Monica K. - Fairest Lord Jesus[/b] That was so heart warming. You really feel the music. And your Mason and Hamlin sounds so beautiful. Where do you place your Zoom when recording?

10. Knotty - Just Friends - Improvisation Etude[/b] Wow, you really swing! I wish I could play like that. How did you learn to improvise? How long have you been playing?

11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre été: l'après-midi[/b] Ah, my favorite Jan Tiersen piece and you’ve done a great job with it. Congrats!

12. ohitpro - Morning Snowfall[/b] I can actually see the snow flakes drifting down! You play with such expression.

13. b528nf7 - Bill - Ol' Man River[/b] Great voice and wonderful playing!

14. Riddler (Ed) - Rhapsody In Blue[/b] That was very nice. I love your chord playing…very powerful.

...more to come.
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#1005691 - 11/16/08 02:27 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Thanks Rustyfingers and b528nf7 for your kind words.

With my level of skill and experience (the one at the bottom) I don't feel I qualify for coment on anybody's performance apart from saying I loved listening every single one and I am in awe of where I can get if I keep working.

Thanks for sharing!
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#1005692 - 11/16/08 02:52 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Skipping around with more comments:

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite[/b]

Very enjoyable indeed.


75. etorrales - Nocturn in Eb Major[/b]

Just lovely.

74. bruceee - Prelude Op 28, No 20[/b]

My sister used to play this often -- brings back very fond memories of my childhood.


73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella - Prokofiev[/b]

I enjoyed your playing very much.


67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)[/b]

Nicely done on both movements. Good luck with your November recital.


66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b]

Very soothing and well played.


65. Piano*Dad - Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2[/b]

Beautiful rendition! We heard this performed at a recital recently.


67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)[/b]

Nicely done on both movements. Good luck with your November recital.


64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos[/b]
Lovely piece. I’m not familiar with Granados and it is one I’d like to remember.


61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20[/b] (to do)

Nice touch on the staccatos and very expressive.
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#1005693 - 11/16/08 03:55 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Originally posted by rustyfingers:

22. John Frank - Hava Nagila[/b]
Hey! Let’s dance! Just don’t pick me up on a chair! You do a great job building up in the the Uru, uru achim sections. (BTW were you looking for the word “chutzpah”?)

[ [/b]
:o "chutzpah" - Yes, that's exactly what I was looking for - good grief, I wasn't even close - I knew what I wanted to say, but didn't know how to spell it (obviously \:\) ) - I've heard the word used but never seen it in print - thanks for the correction (and lesson)

Regards (what do you expect - I'm only Jewish on an "honorary" basis anyway) JF
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#1005694 - 11/16/08 06:56 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Originally posted by b528nf7:
. . .

20. TrueBeginner - Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )[/b] I think you are way[/b] too hard on yourself. The piece was played beautifully. I am amazed that you played this from memory. It sounds quite complex but you pulled it off flawlessly. I love the way you ended it.

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b] Laura – very nice!! I wish it were longer as it was such a joy to listen to.

23. Honnli / Steven - Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)[/b] Steven – wonderful touch and feeling! You have complete command of the piano and this song. Very well done.

24. Casyopea - Radio Ballet[/b] I love watching folks play on Youtube – great video. I added my 5 star rating to the others’.

. . .

[/b]
Bill - you forgot me! I'm sure you didn't mean to "slight" me and that it was just an "inadvertent oversight" due to some "unanticipated distraction" \:\) - but, please don't go out of your way to make amends - instead let me take care of it for you (simply as a gesture of good will) - I'll pretend I'm you and I'll give a review of me \:D (I hope this isn't being too presumptuous!) Here goes:

22. John Frank - Hava Nagila [/b] - it took a lot of chutzpah (or as you call it "hutsva" :p ) for you to play this time-honored traditional piece with the lack of "polish and finese" (as you say) that you did (and that was obvious to even the most casual observer), and still claim that it "was the 2nd most fun you've ever had while sitting down" (I'm not sure if that's some smutty reference or not) - I wish I could say the same thing sitting here listening to it, but alas . . . well, I guess we should all be thankful (as if this is some big consolation) that at least you didn't assault our ears by singing along with your unpolished playing - especially if your singing is in the same class (or lack thereof) as your pianistic skills (such as they are)! Chutzpah only goes so far, you know. Well, if I can think of anymore "left-handed compliments" I'll pick this review up later - you've been warned! Bill (JF actually ;\) )

Well, how'd I do? Self-parody can be a brutal thing! ;\)

Regards, JF
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#1005695 - 11/16/08 07:03 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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I applaud everyone who has had the courage, motivation and skill to take part in this recital. However I find the sheer size of it overwhelming - and it seems unfair to respond to only a few pieces. Isn't there some way the e-citals could be staggered so there were more, smaller ones instead of this great unwieldy thing?
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#1005696 - 11/16/08 07:16 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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#4. Ode2joy- A very refreshing version of the bach piece. well done.I especially like the middle section.

#15. Kawaigirl1- that really did have a winter feel to it. Very dreamy and nicely played.

#53. Babama- wow was that dramatic. Excellent playing! You have a great feel for the piece.

#60. Babs- One of my favorite preludes. I remember being told to think of the left hand being a cello and like you say, the right hand could be toiling bells. You really captured the mood. Nice peddling too.

#61. Oxfords gal- I can see that as you learn this it could be really fun to play. Lively and cheerful. Nice job gal!

#64. Adagio M- really glad you decided to put this in the recital. It's absolutely lovely! It's one of those works that starts me dreaming of scenarios and images. A dreamy morning, the sun just coming up, mist, walking by the water.

#69. Kawai- talk about your short and sweet! Ha. good job.
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#1005697 - 11/16/08 07:48 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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There were certain excellent players missing from this Recital who usually contribute very nice works - did you notice that too?

Regards, JF
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#1005698 - 11/16/08 08:25 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Anthony - Stella del Mattino -- That sounds like a good workout! Nice job on this one. Very enjoyable.

Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881 -- Bach is one of my favorites and nearly always extremely challenging. You played this one splendidly. Looking forward to hearing the fugue someday.

Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland* -- I’m beginning to recognize your playing just by hearing it. Your playing is distinctive and enchanting. Your compositional skills are amazing! Very enjoyable piece.

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#1005699 - 11/16/08 08:57 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Some more comments:


Benny: My favorite Tiersen piece. It was an enjoyable performance.

Ohitpro: What a lovely piece and so well played. \:\)

b528nf7: Nice performance. Txs for sharing

Riddler: I don't listen to much Gershwin's music, but this piece sounded difficult to play with all those chord jumps. With that said, you did a marvelous job playing it \:\)

flyingfroggy: Great performance!

Orez Eno: That was fantastic playing. No matter how many times this pieces is repeated, I'm never tired of listening to this piece.

glitzer: What a charming and delightful piece. Txs for sharing.

Eternal: I look forward to your submissions and you always find these lovely piano solo arrangements to play.

TrueBeginner: In my opinion, Paul De Senneville composes some really nice music and you've done a marvelous job playing the piece. Keep up the good work \:\)

Laura D: I can tell from the piece you enjoyed playing all those ornaments in the piece. You played them well and it sounded like you had fun playing this piece.

John Frank: When I listen to this piece, I want to get up and dance! That was great playing

Honnli: This is another one of my favorite FFX piece. The title is so suited to this piece. Enjoyed your performance. Txs for sharing.


more to follow...
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#1005700 - 11/16/08 09:05 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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I have been enjoying all 77 pieces from Recital 12. It is an amazing collection. It always gives me ideas for pieces to select to play and inspires me to keep practicing.

I made a Word Document for those who want to have a "handy printout" of this recital. It includes the performer, title of piece, composer, Digital or acoustic piano, and the recording method.

Download or view here:
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#1005701 - 11/16/08 09:21 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
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Registered: 11/25/05
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Loc: Lodz, Poland
01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b] The touch and the feel for this piece is passionate and seamlessly flowing. Earlicious!

02. dannylux / Mel - Glinka Nocturne in E flat[/b] As always an unknown pearl brought alive with brilliant playing. Wonderful Mel!

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b] Immensely impressive for 10 months! I would never thought you haven't played for much longer. Beautiful - keep it up! As for me, you can submit Einaudi to the next recital too!

04. Ode2Joy - Prelude in F minor BWV 881[/b] Hey! Now I know where does the melody come from! I knew it but never knew it was Bach. Well played! Don't ever try to miss any more Recitals, it's a pleasure to listen to you!

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b] Super-hunkyness to the full extent - bravo!

06. jazzyprof - Etude op.25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)[/b] It's beyond my imagination how to play such a difficult piece so well. My deepest respect to all Chopin Etudes players!

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b] Nothing short of amazing - you are a great composer, great pianist and a great singer Peyton. It's wonderful to hear original compositions - even more wonderful to hear them be that brilliant.

09. Monica K. - Fairest Lord Jesus[/b] Monica, you never cease to amaze me, and this time it's no different. Great piece of enjoyment.

10. Knotty - Just Friends - Improvisation Etude[/b] Yeah! My foot was taping all the way through! I love jazz - so sadly I can't (yet) play that way.

11. Benny - Comptine d'un autre été: l'aprčs-midi[/b] This piece is a little gem I play everytime I'm asked to play something, and I keep it in readiness all the time. It's so French in its sound - I literally see those landscapes of Paris when I hear it. Beautifully played.

12. ohitpro - Morning Snowfall[/b] Very happy and enchanting piece!

13. b528nf7 - Bill - Ol' Man River[/b] Wow! Next singer here! I'm in complete awe for those who can sing while playing. Your performance is wonderful, Bill - very moving!

14. Riddler (Ed) - Rhapsody In Blue[/b] May "some professionals" say whatever they want - I loved it.

15. Kawaigirl1 - Winter Walk[/b] Just what I would expect from Kawaigirl1 - beautiful melody keeping me in chair enchanted.

16. flyingfroggy - Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2[/b] Well done! I will have some insights in Critical thread how to improve it even more \:\)

17. Orez Eno - Comptine d'un autre ete: l'apres-midi[/b] Commenting twice on the same piece is a difficult thing to do. I don't have this problem here - you played it wonderfully. I especially like the steady rhythm throughout - you don't rush the pace when the triples come in.

18. glitzer - Petite valse from Kinderalbum[/b] Lovely little waltz! Fully fit for public display, not only because this is adult BEGINNER's. Bravo!

19. Eternal - Right Here Waiting[/b] Everyone knows and loves - I listened to your playing many times with cheerful grin on my face. Thanks!

20. TrueBeginner - Les Reves Du Matin ( The Morning Dreams )[/b] Despite tricky parts you mentioned, you did a great job on this one - it is completely smooth \:\)

21. Laura D - Sonata K. 95, L. 358[/b] I don't know many of Scarlatti's pieces, but I loved this one and your playing!

22. John Frank - Hava Nagila[/b] Mukyaaaa! FUN! Lots of FUN!

23. Honnli / Steven - Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)[/b] I love this piece and I was stunned by how well you played it. Listening to it again and again... すてき だ ね?

24. Casyopea - Radio Ballet[/b] It is obvious from your playing that it is special to you. Beautiful.

25. epf - La Styrienne (Op 100, No. 14)[/b] Very enjoyable piece!

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