That is an interesting, mysterious sounding piece. It sounds very challenging, particularly the fast passages. Notice that I keep posting pieces with slower tempos.
You played it exceptionally well. I really don't know the piece, so all I can say is it sounds correct to me.
Very expressive playing of this emotional piece. You played very well, and I enjoyed listening, or is that lisztening. Your piano and the quality of your
recording are both fantastic.
Nice work of the Copland piece. You played it expressively and well. It sounds just like it's title, a peaceful evening relaxing outdoors.
Excellent rendition of one of my all time favorite songs. I found myself wanting to sing along. You rock! In light of your dedication, you chose the perfect song; very emotional.
Beautiful Traumerei. Thanks for the bit of history about the piece as well. It is a beautiful piece, and you certainly did it justice.
Your selections from Kinderszenen were played emotionally, expressively, and flawlessly to my ear. I enjoyed listening. Thank you.
Geez, the first time I typed that it came out Super-Junky. I'm glad I looked up before I hit Edit Post in light of the fact that you want only positive feedback. Seriously, your playing was excellent on this piece. I haven't heard it often, but I cannot imagine that it could sound any better. 'Nuff said.
Yes, that certainly sounds like a challenging piece. I haven't heard it before, but you played it well and expressively. My goodness, I'm certainly not up for anything that long. I don't think I could even play Mary Had a Little Lamb for 9 minutes plus. The tone you elicit from your piano fits the mood of this piece perfectly. Very dark and wistful sounding.
Congratulations for having the b ... er ... guts to post the piece everyone loves to loathe. I think it's a beautiful piece when played well, but the only part I can play well is the main theme. The other sections are much more challenging. I think AJB's advice in the other thread is excellent. This is
not[/b] a beginner piece, in my opinion. You have a good start as you have most of the notes right; you just need to work on the timing and tempo a bit more.
Nice! Tango is a difficult rhythm to master. You've done quite well, here. This made me want to dance, and I can't dance for crap. Ask my wife.
Nice Scarlatti. I enjoyed listening. yes, there are definitely some tricky bits in that one, and you played them nicely.
Wow, excellent. I enjoyed listening to this. Well played and expressive given the limitations of your instrument.
What do you mean, not very good? You played that quite nicely. You had the courage to play a very familiar piece that everyone knows, and you played it very well.
I think it is as difficult to play as it sounds. At least I can't get it anywhere near your standard. You put a great deal of emotion into this piece, and your execution is flawless.
Euclid10540 aka Funky_Fred[/b]
Wow, I want that music! I enjoyed this temendously. Those are two of my favorite Beatles numbers. You played them very well. Thanks.
For some reason I keep getting page not found when I try the link for your piece. I'll try again later.
EDIT:[/b] I tried with Internet Exploder and was able to access your piece. For some odd reason the browser I normally use won't load it. Interesting piece which I've never heard before. You seem to have played it flawlessly and with a good deal of expressiveness.
Jon Gray (HouseHead78)[/b]
Nice job. Are you sure about the 11 months, though? I think I've asked you that question before. You don't sound like somebody who has only played 11 months.
I'm afraid I can't get to your piece. Maybe I just don't know enough about using myspace?
I've never heard this piece, so I will take your word about the tempo. It sounds pretty challenging, and you played it expressively and with a great deal of emotion.
Good job on Edgewater. Yes, I think you've got it nailed. You played expressively and with emotion. Good job.
Nice. Another song I really like, and you played it fabulously. I admire those who play by ear since it's something I can't do. You got the mood of this one just right. Thanks for the listening pleasure.
Excellent, as always. I feel the emotion in your playing even through the digital sound which I find less emotional than a "real" piano. This was well played and I enjoyed it.
This is one of my favorite Elton John pieces. There are a lot of my favorites in this recital. This is a very emotional song, and you caught the essence of that feeling in your playing.
Yamaha G-3 & P80, Mike White[/b]
Mike, I know the feeling about playing better with the recorder off, but it may just be my selective memory. Seriously, you played this very nicely. I think it is more challenging to play a very familiar piece like this well, since everyone already has a set of expectations based upon professional performances of the piece. You managed to play it fabulously; no need to turn the recorder off.
A polka, what fun! Nice job. That family concert sure sounds like fun. I envy you that experience.
Excellent Liebestraume. Your recording is most enjoyable, and what an appropriate piece for the "love" recital. I truly enjoyed listening. By the way, your C3 sounds quite lovely. I find myself having to rethink my "all Yamahas are too bright" feelings which are based on the smaller Yamahas I have played over the years. I've never played a C3, but now I want to.
What flubs? Fabulous interpretation. You really capture the feeling of this piece. I'm shivering from the cold just listening to you. Again, I don't hear the "flubs" that you insist are there. Great job.
Take up the accordion, my boy. You reek.
nicely done. I enjoyed all three, although I believe the first is my favorite of the three. They are all quite beautiful and beautifully played, though.
Excellent rendition of a beautiful nocturne. Your playing is flawless, and your piano sounds wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyable. You, too, are challenging my perceptions of a piano brand. Most Estonia recordings I have listened to exhibit a tone that I find rather disagreeable. Yours is very nice.
Nice effort. All that theory is laying a great foundation for your musical future. Keep it up.
As usual, you have done an excellent job with this piece. What a beautiful piece it is. The name of the piece didn't sound familiar, but once it started playing, I realized that I have heard this many times. I enjoyed it. Thank you.
Yes, you chose the right tempo for this piece. It is sentimental and emotional, and should be played fairly slowly I think. Excellent job, sir. By the way, I have been missing the original songs you used to post in the pianobars. It has been some time since you posted one. I can imagine that you may have some concern about copyright issues, though, since I think they do have commercial potential.
I continue to be impressed by your talent. Another astounding performance, sir. Very dramatic and emotional playing. I like your answers to the questions "Experience" and "Instrument used." They sound like something I might have said.
Your fingers do not sound clumsy to me. You played that quite well. You captured the emotion of the piece quite effectively, I think.
Astoundingly bad performance! Except for one thing; leave out the word "bad". That was just astounding. You played a very challenging piece, and you played it well. I think you are the only one who finds whatever flaws there are "painful." I may have heard
one[/b] wrong note, but it was hardly noticeable. Well done.
Ten months? Liar! This is not a piece for a beginner of ten months. Seriously, you played it extremely well. Great job! By the way, what jump at the end of the recording? Sounded fabulous to me.
Mary Alice Kropp (IrishMak)[/b]
Nice job. Do you remember the episode of Bonanza with the drifter who was always singing that song? I don't remember much about it except that he turned out to be a "bad guy." I'm off on another tangent. Nice playing, ma'am.
Wow, what an emotional piece. You played it beautifully. I want to play this. I am not familiar with Fibich, but I think he had a rather famous son that folks around these parts are always talking about. Thanks for the link to the brief biography.
That piece may not "be you," but I couldn't tell from how well you swung out on it. I've never heard this one done on solo piano before. Here;s another one I have to try. You guys are costing me a fortune in sheet music today. I loved it.
Debussy20 (AKA: Matt)[/b]
Matt, for a piece you practiced for all of an hour, that was amazing. Great job.
C7 Player Greg Smith[/b]
Very well done Entertainer, sir. I have always enjoyed this piece. I'm glad you resisted the urge to play it too fast that most of us succumb to.
DragonPianoPlayer / Rich Meredith[/b]
I love this song, too. You played it with good expression, but sadly it is marred by having been recorded at too high a level. There is a great deal of clipping on the louder notes. Try to reduce the recording level a bit next time, and it will sound even better.
AQP_87 (Álvaro Quiles Pomares)[/b]
Well done, Alvaro. You played with precision and clarity. This is a challenging piece, and you "nailed" it.
I have to say I have enjoyed everyone's pieces. Some of you are quite accomplished, and all of you poured your hearts and souls into your efforts. Thank you all, and thanks especially, Bob, for all your hard work in putting everything together.
Hearty Applause to all![/b]