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#1005882 - 12/02/08 07:32 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Mati Offline
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Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1284
Loc: Lodz, Poland
I'd like to thank all of you who commented on my piece from the bottom of my heart. Your comments were very heart-warming and inspiring. You all made my day after day when I read appearing replies. I'm utterly happy I could share my little piece with you and even more happy that you liked it.

At first I wanted to thank each of you personally with PM, but after reading through the whole thread I thought I might miss someone by accident, and I certainly wouldn't want that. So once again, in public, thank you!

Mateusz Papiernik
My youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Maticomp
"One man can make a difference" - Wilton Knight
Kawai CN21 (digital), Henryk Yamayuri Kawai NX-40 (grand)

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#1005883 - 12/02/08 08:31 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Lisztener Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921

Well said, young man. You have touched me with your music, now, you touch me with the sincerity of your thoughts and words.

I, and countless others, wish the best for you whatever music or life may bring your way,


#1005884 - 12/03/08 02:32 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Lisztener Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/12/06
Posts: 921
15. Kawaigirl1 - Winter Walk - Nevue[/b]

Kawaigirl1, the beauty of your play continues to captivate me. The soft, haunting melody you present evokes an image of a lonely man walking through a public park in a softly falling snow. Oblivious to all others the expression on his face shows agony as he contemplates a lost love. Not being close enough to see his eyes through the snow, I assume from his bowed head and slow, determined gait that tears swell. Your magnificent expressive touch paints him well. Your music is art to hear and is that of one with a fine ear for mood. Your playing is most moving. Thank you for sharing.

#1005885 - 12/03/08 01:57 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Manndrew Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 267
Loc: Massachusetts
61. Oxfords Gal - Clowns OP 39 No. 20[/b]
Nice steady and even pace. Well accented.

62. bluekeys - Sonata in C (K545)[/b]
I thought parts of this were very good. You’re really not that far off. A little more work on the ornaments (trills) would help overall. It’s a wonderful piece to develop left hand strength.

63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale)[/b]
This was very well done Euan. A lovely melody. Nicely controlled.

64. AdagioM/Michele - Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos[/b]
Michele, put down that yarn and those needles and get on that piano. This was beautiful and we must hear more from you. You have a great touch. Good work with the melody in the left hand.

65. Piano*Dad - Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2[/b]
The opening theme was right on the money. The next section was pretty good, it sounded accurate, just lacking a bit of speed. Excellent on the slower middle section, the theme was very pure. All in all I’d say very good.

66. ddh - Daniel - Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)[/b]
Very nicely done after only two years playing. The triplets were played very evenly.

67. cscl - Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)[/b]
Plumbers notwithstanding and for a mere 2 years this was excellent. Very musical. Great dynamic range. Just a few troublespots, but they seem easy enough to iron out.

68. polostrings - Imagine[/b]
I actually like your playing this a bit more up tempo than is usually performed. Very refreshing.

69. Kawai, Hi - Dragon Fly[/b]
A very spirited performance of this piece. Well accented. Aptly titled with respect to your playing.

70. Hisalone (Joel) - Bumble Boogie[/b]
Wow! Very cool. This sounds like a real workout. Energetic, excellent coordination between the hands. You barely missed a beat.

#1005886 - 12/04/08 11:05 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Ken S. Offline
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Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 87
Loc: North Carolina
Undone, ddh and everyone else who listened to the recital, thanks very much for your comments and encouragement.

Undone: I enjoyed your comment about the age of the work and the piano. Even the Horace Waters is completely knackered, it means something to me to be hacking away at an instrument from the time when families more commonly made their own music at home.

I honor those who created this online recital. It's a fine use of the internet.

#1005887 - 12/05/08 11:28 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Manndrew Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 267
Loc: Massachusetts
Well, here are the last of my comments for this recital:

71. Mark... - Spooky Story & American Hymn[/b]
I love that rhythm of the “Spooky” piece. You showed a good sense of timing there and nice dynamics. The Hymn was pretty. I think you just need to smooth out the flow of the piece a bit more. I like the sound of your Kawai.

72. Mar_red - Moon River[/b]
I really like your style. Your musical tastes are very similar to mine. Some interesting improv work here as well. I would recommend for this piece that you slow the tempo down a little, more in a ballad style. I also have the FP-7 and love it.

73. IPIBAHN - Sandy - Tarantella - Prokofiev[/b]
Sandy, I think you’re being way too hard on yourself. This was played with spirit and excellent technique. I haven’t heard the piece played before, but the tempo seemed fine. I’ve worked on pieces for a lot longer than a few months so you still have the opportunity to increase the tempo if you like. It seems that you have the ability to handle that challenge.

74. bruceee - Prelude Op 28, No 20[/b]
I liked the way you took your time with this piece. The dynamics were just right as well. Nice work.

75. etorrales - Nocturn in Eb Major[/b]
Still one of my all time favorite classical pieces. You played this very well, under control, and handled some of the trickier phrasing effectively. I would just suggest a bit more variation in tempo in some spots (rubato).

76. Extraghost - River Flows In You[/b]
A pretty piece. I enjoyed the syncopated sections especially. You have an excellent touch.

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite[/b]
Are you kidding? Only 3 years experience? This was wonderful. Light and moving along with great acceleration. Terrific.

Well, I just want to say thank you for everyone who listened to and commented on my piece. This has been a tremendous recital and all the participants should be very proud to belong to such a supportive and creative forum. I am eagerly looking forward to February and hope you all find joy and good health this holiday season.


#1005888 - 12/05/08 05:28 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
rustyfingers Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 796
Loc: Massachusetts
I just want to send thanks everybody who had time to comment on my piece this time. Every one gave me a little smile. Sorry I didn't get to them all myself.
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

#1005889 - 12/05/08 08:42 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
wj3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 321
Loc: Salem, Or/Las Vegas, Nv
I too would like to thank all of you that have commented on my recital piece. For a first timer it was certainly nice to hear the nice comments on my efforts. Sometimes I need an attaboy...

2010 Roland KR-115m, Yamaha clp-430
Working on Alfred Adult AIO 3 Super Special sorta song,Simply Joplin Bethena,Solace,Burgmuller, Stardust

#1005890 - 12/06/08 07:11 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10647
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
Sometimes I need an attaboy...
...... unless, of course, you're an attagirl ....... ;\)

#1005891 - 12/10/08 04:25 AM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
LaValse Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 1225
Loc: Mumbles, Wales
NB: The server the recital files are on is down at the moment for maintenance... back soon...

OK now.

#1005892 - 12/11/08 02:57 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Theowne Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/06
Posts: 1099
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Here is my recital piece somewhat sloppily played on my teacher's new grand piano:


It was mostly playing on this thing that convinced me to buy a new digital piano with a heavier action for practice.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Theowne- Piano Videos (Ravel, Debussy, etc) & Original Compositions

#1005893 - 12/11/08 03:02 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
cruiser Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1187
Loc: Cornwall, England
Wow!... that was great Theowne, thanks for posting! \:\)

#1005894 - 12/11/08 03:31 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
LaValse Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 1225
Loc: Mumbles, Wales
Seconded - I hope the transition to acoustic is not too painful - looks to be going great from here...

#1005895 - 01/22/09 06:03 PM Re: Recital 12 -- General Discussion Room
Ozor Mox Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 231
Loc: Hampshire, England
I am very sorry for how dreadfully late this is! I've been so busy recently I'm putting all my time in to actually playing the piano, and not this forum! Thanks for all the comments on my piece also, I appreciate it. My hatred for Celine Dion was all tongue in cheek really ;\)

01. Lisztener - "Gone"[/b]
You really gave this a professional and beautiful sound, excellent playing and a great opening piece.

03. AnthonyB - Stella Del Mattino[/b]
I always like to hear new Einaudi. There is something about his music that has such a simplistic beauty. Thanks for this.

05. Mr. super-hunky - *Magicland*[/b]
Great composition! The title really captures the feel of it.

07. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Polskie drogi (Polish roads)[/b]
Such a haunting melody. You played this really well.

08. Peyton - The Last Man Alive[/b]
I like how you have your own distinctive style of music and lyrics.

16. flyingfroggy - Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2[/b]
Love this piece and your playing, and I know that this is not easy by any stretch of the imagination! It would be great to hear a higher quality recording.

23. Honnli / Steven - Suteki Da Ne / Isn't It Beautiful (Piano Collections)[/b]
3 and a half years?! This is some awesome playing and such a great piece!

38. jotur - Cathy Turner - Stone's Rag[/b]
I loved how upbeat this was and how different from everything before it! Great job at keeping on top of all those notes!

45. MarkL/Mark Leininger - Le Coucou (The Cuckoo)[/b]
I've had a look at this piece and thought it would be really hard to keep the whole thing having an even feel. The way you played this you got that spot on.

49. RobM - Giorni Dispari[/b]
More excellently played Einaudi. Somehow everyone else has the evenness and control that I lack!

50. GregF - Brahams's Lullaby[/b]
I loved the intro to this! Awesome!

63. Euan Morrison - Vesper (from Casino Royale)[/b]
Wow! This started playing before I read the title and I thought that I knew it! Lovely playing, what a great piece!

77. Theowne - Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite[/b]
Unbelievable playing! I'm a massive fan of your compositions as well. You have really only been playing for 3 years?!

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