Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
99 registered (Alan Cyr, ando, Anticlock, anotherscott, Almaviva, 23 invisible), 1168 Guests and 20 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
#1040142 - 10/17/08 08:17 AM Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Go live date October 17, 2009

THE LIST so far:


1. 9/1 - Frycek
2. 9/2 - Yuri
3. 9/3 - sotto voce
4. 15/1 - Horowitzian
5. 15/2 - ted stanion
6. 15/3 - smjl
7. 27/1 - Piano Again
8. 27/2 - Chardonnay
9. 32/1 - Schubertian
10. 32/2 - Liszt Addict
11. 37/1 - Chopinet
12. 37/2 - gerg
13. 48/1 - Jazzyprof
14. 48/2 - Elene
15. 55/1 - Phlebas
16. 55/2 - sotto voce
17. 62/1 - carolyn227
18. 62/2 - Chopin952
19. 72/1 - Peyton

20. C# minor (op. posth., 1830; Lento con gran espression) - pianoluvr
21. C minor (op. posth., 1837) - Mati
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#1040143 - 10/17/08 08:33 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Phlebas Offline


Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 4654
Loc: New York City
I think people had "dibs" on some others as well. I would love to do 27/2, but I think Soto Vocce has that one.
I would like to claim 55-1.

Top
#1040144 - 10/17/08 08:35 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Chardonnay 27/2
jazzyprof 48/1
Phlebas 55/1
sotto voce 55/2
chopin952 62/2

(Elene and gerg: I didn't list you because you seemed tentative. Go for it!)

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1040145 - 10/17/08 08:57 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Thanks, Phlebas & Steven
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040146 - 10/17/08 08:59 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
 Quote:
I would love to do 27/2, but I think Soto Vocce has that one.
I "claimed" this one right off the bat, in fact I started the claiming process!
I'm not saying that I would do the best job on it, but the timing would be perfect, given that I am working on it now. Sotto Voce, thanks for accurately updating the list!
If someone wishes to back me up, that would be fine- a year is a long time, you never know what will happen.

Top
#1040147 - 10/17/08 09:04 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
I wonder if it might be a good idea for people to volunteer for backup, or to have an "interest pool" so that potential participants who don't have a clear-cut choice can express their interest and decide amongst themselves?

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1040148 - 10/17/08 09:05 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Phlebas Offline


Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 4654
Loc: New York City
 Quote:
Originally posted by Chardonnay:
 Quote:
I would love to do 27/2, but I think Soto Vocce has that one.
I "claimed" this one right off the bat, in fact I started the claiming process!
I'm not saying that I would do the best job on it, but the timing would be perfect, given that I am working on it now. Sotto Voce, thanks for accurately updating the list!
If someone wishes to back me up, that would be fine- a year is a long time, you never know what will happen. [/b]
Sorry, my bad. I just misspoke. Godspeed on 27/2. \:\)

Top
#1040149 - 10/17/08 09:10 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
 Quote:
Sorry, my bad. I just misspoke. Godspeed on 27/2
No worries, didn't mean to over-react. ;\)

Top
#1040150 - 10/17/08 09:38 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Is 21 in C Minor (op. posth.) available? I would love to take it!

I have already done 20 in C# Minor (op. posthumous), but the whole point is to master something new, isn't it \:\) I can possibly do a backup of this one, even last minute, as I keep it polished all the time. I guess Peyton could to, he plays it better than I do \:D


Mateusz
_________________________
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)

Top
#1040151 - 10/17/08 10:41 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
hopinmad Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/07
Posts: 1001
Loc: Eryri/Manchester
Oh no not a Nocturne one . . . something else please!
_________________________
Patience's the best teacher, and time the best critic. - F.F.Chopin

Top
#1040152 - 10/17/08 11:28 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Chopinet Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Torino - Italy
I would go for the op.37/1 but I don't actually know how a recital is going to work.

Top
#1040153 - 10/17/08 11:33 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by Chopinet:
I would go for the op.37/1 but I don't actually know how a recital is going to work. [/b]
All you do is email your recording (most people use a zoom but one used a utube link) to MaryRose as an attachment and she takes care of the rest. We haven't decided when this is to take place - probably Oct 2009.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040154 - 10/17/08 01:06 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
YD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 590
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
OK, 9/1 taken - I'll take 9/2 then
_________________________
Yuri
FWIW; YMMV

Top
#1040155 - 10/17/08 03:23 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
You folks go ahead.

I don't think I'll be taking any new projects until I can play 25/6 properly.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1040156 - 10/17/08 05:02 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by gerg:
You folks go ahead.

I don't think I'll be taking any new projects until I can play 25/6 properly. [/b]
Greg, I wrote this today in the etudes discussion thread:
 Quote:
Are they ever not works in progress?

A PW member named Late Beginner observed very wisely that our relationship with the music we play is different from the enjoyment that comes from a book or any other pastime that has a finite finish and is then put down. Musical compositions offer ongoing friendship, in which we continually find something new and to which we bring new ideas of our own with each visit.
So don't be silly, okay? The etudes are lifelong projects!

You do so beautifully with the lyrical as well as the flashy; you really should choose a nocturne to showcase that sensitivity.

Just my two cents ... but I certainly do hope you'll decide to participate after all.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1040157 - 10/17/08 05:37 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by YD:
OK, 9/1 taken - I'll take 9/2 then [/b]
Yuri, I apologize. I've been informed that you requested 9/1 first so of course it's yours.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040158 - 10/17/08 05:54 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
YD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 590
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
That's no problem; I like 9/2 almost as much :-)
_________________________
Yuri
FWIW; YMMV

Top
#1040159 - 10/17/08 07:16 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Thank you Steven. I appreciate that.

Would be quite happy to perform 37/2 in a year.

Does anyone else want 37/2, or want to learn it?
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1040160 - 10/17/08 10:57 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
chopin952 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 492
Loc: North Carolina
Great! Thanks Frycek for starting the thread. I got the one I wanted. Yay! The deadline serves as a great motivator. The year will go by fast once again.

I played 27/2 at the Lisitsa Master Class in DC this past March. I got some great pointers from her. She is so wonderful at conveying her ideas with analogies and gestures. Chardonnay, If you need some secondhand insight, let me know!

gerg. Thanks for staying on board. 37/2 is famous and beautiful.
_________________________
-chopin952 (NY S&S B) (On YouTube)

Top
#1040161 - 10/17/08 11:38 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
 Quote:
Chardonnay, If you need some secondhand insight, let me know!
I will most certainly take you up on that! \:\)
For starters, I am struggling with that 48 note measure near the end.. how to make it fast AND even-

Top
#1040162 - 10/17/08 11:39 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
ZPomeroy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 529
Loc: australia
is there just one specific composer we must stick to or are we able to broaden the net?

Zac
_________________________
"I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, there is where the artistry lies" - Artur Schnabel


Top
#1040163 - 10/17/08 11:45 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
 Quote:
Originally posted by zp3929:
is there just one specific composer we must stick to or are we able to broaden the net?

Zac [/b]
Zac, the reason and the purpose of the event are to celebrate and commemorate Chopin. I'm not sure it would be appropriate to include compositions by anybody else, even though there are other interesting nocturnes out there to be sure. (Do you remember the thread earlier this year called "Favorite nocturnes not by Chopin"?)

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1040164 - 10/17/08 11:47 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
ZPomeroy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 529
Loc: australia
thanks for clearing that up steven, i haven't been to the ABF for a while and have missed much

Zac
_________________________
"I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, there is where the artistry lies" - Artur Schnabel


Top
#1040165 - 10/17/08 11:50 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
No worries! When I read your inquiry, I realized that someone who saw this thread title but didn't know that it comes right on the heels of a Chopin etudes event (which reached fruition today) wouldn't automatically know that it concerned Chopin at all.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1040166 - 10/18/08 12:02 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
YD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 590
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
I actually floated an idea of "concert etudes" recital several times. This would not be limited to Chopin; I suggested including Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, etc. - anybody who wrote concert etudes (e.g. not Czerny). The purpose would be to have a goal toward which we would work and in the process gain valuable skills.

Here I am floating the idea again. Concert etudes anybody? I would play something by Scriabin - I think he is undeservedly under-appreciated here...
_________________________
Yuri
FWIW; YMMV

Top
#1040167 - 10/18/08 12:07 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
ZPomeroy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 529
Loc: australia
that sounds like a great idea, i'm working on some bortkiewicz etudes that would work perfectly
_________________________
"I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, there is where the artistry lies" - Artur Schnabel


Top
#1040168 - 10/18/08 03:29 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
I'd love to hear a concert etudes recital but why don't you do it on Pianist Corner and invite us lot over there?
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1040169 - 10/18/08 05:18 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
ZPomeroy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 529
Loc: australia
ask and you shall recieve \:\)
all come over and join in on the thread, we're all new to this over there
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/2/19241.html

Zac
_________________________
"I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, there is where the artistry lies" - Artur Schnabel


Top
#1040170 - 10/18/08 05:30 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Zac: there are quarterly ABF recitals (next in November this year) with no restrictions in its contents whatsoever. Feel invited to participate there too! The title of this particular thread could be mislading at first, I agree. Now it's certainly not \:\) Thanks for bringing it up.

YD: Under-appreciated, but incredibly beautiful and quite manageable at our skill level - I agree. I love Scriabin. I don't feel I am able to do any of Concert Etudes yet, so I'll pass. I would love to listen to them however!


M.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1040171 - 10/18/08 03:37 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
chopin952 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 492
Loc: North Carolina
 Quote:
Originally posted by Chardonnay:
I will most certainly take you up on that! \:\)
For starters, I am struggling with that 48 note measure near the end.. how to make it fast AND even- [/b]
Hey Chardonnay!

That measure is what gives this Nocturne its touch of flurry and grace. The best way I've found to practice it is definitely slowly, on the beat, and without the left hand. Don't try to combine the LH until you have it committed to memory and can play it almost blind folded.

The goal, I believe, is to play it at tempo without disturbances aside from taking a tiny breath at the top of the run, such that the LH continues its stroll uninterrupted.

Love that Nocturne. It is definitely one of the most beautiful.
Cheers.
_________________________
-chopin952 (NY S&S B) (On YouTube)

Top
#1040172 - 10/20/08 10:12 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
I'd like to play 27/1.
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1040173 - 10/20/08 09:42 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
ted.stanion Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Portland, OR
I talked to my teacher this evening about this recital, and we decided I should give it a shot. (I regretted not participating in the Prelude recital.) Are there any thoughts on when this recital will be. If it's in the fairly distant future, I'd like to sign up for 15/2.

Ted

Top
#1040174 - 10/20/08 09:47 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
It will go live on Oct. 17, 2009, Chopin's Death Day. I'll put you down for 15/2.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040175 - 10/24/08 10:00 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
pianoluvr Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 172
Can we still sign up for this? if so, I would really be interested.

To be honest, I haven't played in public much. My one recital did not go too well (I posted about that a while ago). So I really would love getting some practice preparing something that could be played for others.

Also, if I CAN sign up, does anyone have any suggestions for me? I play around a mid-intermediate, with late-intermediate stretches (so if I work REALLY hard...) But yes, any suggestions?
_________________________
Do or do not, there is no try.

CURRENT PIECES
Beethoven Sonata Op.49 No.2
Fur Elise
Chopin Waltz Op.69 No.2
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2
Schumann Op.15 No.1 (About Strange Lands and People)
Schumann Op.15 No.7 (Traumerei)

Top
#1040176 - 10/24/08 10:31 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
pianoluvr,

You are welcome to join. If Frycek's list (the first post of this thread) is still up to date, 13 nocturnes have already been chosen out of a total of 21.

There's a lot of variety in the remaining eight in terms of difficulty and otherwise. I recommend you choose one you love and that you think will be manageable for you to learn.

FYI, the unassigned ones at this point are 9/3, 15/1, 15/3, 32/1, 32/2, 48/2, 62/1 and Op. Posth. in c-sharp minor.

It's hard to order them precisely by general difficulty, but 9/3 is the longest, 15/3 considered the "easiest" (relatively!), and the posthumous one in c-sharp minor is newly familiar because of the film The Pianist.

If you don't have scores or recordings at your disposal, they are freely available at IMSLP and YouTube, respectively.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1040177 - 10/24/08 10:35 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
I'm not participating as of now (thinking about it), but here is the link to IMSLP's list of Chopin's works.

http://imslp.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Frederic_Chopin
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040178 - 10/25/08 12:10 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
pianoluvr Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 172
Ooh...I love imslp now. Thanks for the link!

I'll give the C sharp minor a try, although I think someone might have to "back me up" on it, because I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it ready until then. Would that be possible?
_________________________
Do or do not, there is no try.

CURRENT PIECES
Beethoven Sonata Op.49 No.2
Fur Elise
Chopin Waltz Op.69 No.2
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2
Schumann Op.15 No.1 (About Strange Lands and People)
Schumann Op.15 No.7 (Traumerei)

Top
#1040179 - 10/25/08 12:51 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoluvr:
Ooh...I love imslp now. Thanks for the link!

I'll give the C sharp minor a try, although I think someone might have to "back me up" on it, because I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it ready until then. Would that be possible? [/b]
I'll put you down for it. No real need to back you up since we're not necessarily trying for the whole set. We just don't want any duplications.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040180 - 10/25/08 01:34 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
I'll try 48/2. I had half-learned it a few years ago, but got stuck. It deserves more of an effort from me.

I'd really, really better learn to use the recording software well and cut and paste takes by that time....

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1040181 - 10/25/08 04:15 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Elene, I put you down for 48/2.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040182 - 10/25/08 06:55 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
 Quote:
Originally posted by pianoluvr:
Ooh...I love imslp now. Thanks for the link!

I'll give the C sharp minor a try, although I think someone might have to "back me up" on it, because I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it ready until then. Would that be possible? [/b]
Consider it done - but as Frycek said, it is not necessarily needed to have backups.


M.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1040183 - 10/25/08 07:26 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Mati, you and pianoluvr are working on two different pieces aren't you? I haven't given your piece away have I?
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040184 - 10/25/08 07:36 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Please put me down for op 15-1.

I'm still thinking, but I think that 15-1 is the one I would like to do. I can change/back out if it doesn't work for me, right? I have a busy schedule, so I need to know about that.
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040185 - 10/25/08 08:25 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
 Quote:
Originally posted by -Frycek:
Mati, you and pianoluvr are working on two different pieces aren't you? I haven't given your piece away have I? [/b]
Of course we do different pieces, don't worry! I just can serve as a backup for C# Minor, which pianoluvr is working on. Mine is in C Minor.

M.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1040186 - 10/25/08 08:52 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
pianoluvr Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/13/07
Posts: 172
Oh yeah, they're different! I checked the front page too, just to make sure I wasn't asking for anyone else's piece.
_________________________
Do or do not, there is no try.

CURRENT PIECES
Beethoven Sonata Op.49 No.2
Fur Elise
Chopin Waltz Op.69 No.2
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2
Schumann Op.15 No.1 (About Strange Lands and People)
Schumann Op.15 No.7 (Traumerei)

Top
#1040187 - 10/26/08 08:23 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
Please put me down for op 15-1.

I'm still thinking, but I think that 15-1 is the one I would like to do. I can change/back out if it doesn't work for me, right? I have a busy schedule, so I need to know about that. [/b]
I've put you down for 15/1. If you find you aren't going to be able to do it, please relinquish it asap so someone else may claim it.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040188 - 10/26/08 12:03 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
 Quote:
Originally posted by -Frycek:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
Please put me down for op 15-1.

I'm still thinking, but I think that 15-1 is the one I would like to do. I can change/back out if it doesn't work for me, right? I have a busy schedule, so I need to know about that. [/b]
I've put you down for 15/1. If you find you aren't going to be able to do it, please relinquish it asap so someone else may claim it. [/b]
Thanks. I'm going to look at it ASAP, so if I find it won't work, I will post immediately! \:\)
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040189 - 10/29/08 12:59 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
YD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 590
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Bump
_________________________
Yuri
FWIW; YMMV

Top
#1040190 - 10/30/08 12:33 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
rustyfingers Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 788
Loc: Massachusetts
I will take a stab at 9/3 if it is still available.
_________________________
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

Top
#1040191 - 10/30/08 01:45 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
 Quote:
Originally posted by rustyfingers:
I will take a stab at 9/3 if it is still available. [/b]
The list is in the first post in this thread.

Mods/admin., it might be nice to sticky this thread so it doesn't need constant bumping. \:\)
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040192 - 10/30/08 11:11 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
YD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 590
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: sticky threads.

We try not to make too many threads sticky; these threads are usually hovering at the top anyway. I made a link to this thread in the Important topics thread at the top, so, presumably new people will easily find it. The standard practice have been to sticky the actual recital/discussion threads and let them live for 4 weeks, while the pre-recital discussion is left to its own devices.
_________________________
Yuri
FWIW; YMMV

Top
#1040193 - 10/30/08 12:03 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
OK, thanks for he info! \:\)
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040194 - 10/30/08 12:04 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
oops...double post. \:o
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040195 - 10/30/08 12:24 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Schubertian Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 937
Loc: Dallas, TX, US
Is 32/1 still open - I'll go with that
_________________________
'Always remember: the higher we fly the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.""
- Nietzsche

Top
#1040196 - 10/30/08 12:39 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by Schubertian:
Is 32/1 still open - I'll go with that [/b]
You got it.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040197 - 10/30/08 12:40 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by rustyfingers:
I will take a stab at 9/3 if it is still available. [/b]
Got you down, rusty
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040198 - 10/30/08 06:17 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
rustyfingers Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 788
Loc: Massachusetts
Thanks!
_________________________
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

Top
#1040199 - 10/30/08 06:31 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Only three left - whoa! This will be one special recital. I just can't wait!
_________________________
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)

Top
#1040200 - 10/30/08 07:50 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
loveschopintoomuch Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 4690
Loc: Illinois
While I won't be participating, I agree with Mati that this will be one very special recital.

That Chopin is as popular now as he was almost 200 years ago (even more so) is a magnificient tribute to him.

I wish you all well in the months to come. His music will always find a way, so have heart. I know your performances will be as wonderful as each and every one of you are.

My best,
Kathleen
_________________________
After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

Top
#1040201 - 11/29/08 05:27 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
smjl Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 13
Well, since there seems to be no hurry to claim the remaining three, may I have 15/3?

--Sarah

Top
#1040202 - 11/29/08 05:57 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Woody-Woodruff Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/11/08
Posts: 615
Loc: Coastal Mississippi
Since no one else has taken it as of yet, may I have the 9/1 please? It appears to be easier than the remaining 62/1.
Thanks
Woody
_________________________

Top
#1040203 - 11/29/08 07:18 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
OK, Sara and Woody, it's done.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040204 - 12/01/08 11:00 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 107
I've been hemming and hawing over this. Since there is only one left, I guess I'd better take it before it's gone! Sign me up for 62/1 please!
_________________________
Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).

Top
#1040205 - 01/30/09 10:17 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
bump, time to check in - -
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040206 - 01/30/09 10:22 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
I'm in with the 27/2.

Top
#1040207 - 01/30/09 10:24 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
chopin952 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 492
Loc: North Carolina
62/2 is coming along.
_________________________
-chopin952 (NY S&S B) (On YouTube)

Top
#1040208 - 01/30/09 10:49 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
C minor posth. is fine.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1040209 - 01/30/09 11:33 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 2896
Loc: Florida
I am here but haven't touched that 32/2 yet. Still working on the Mazurka for next month, Liszt Etude in Pianist Corner for July, Chopin for September. Then I can work on 32/2. Am I a slacker or what? \:D

Top
#1040210 - 01/30/09 11:41 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
YD Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 590
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Doing fine here... Nocturne on back burner, mostly working on Scriabin's 8/12...
_________________________
Yuri
FWIW; YMMV

Top
#1040211 - 01/30/09 11:46 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Haven't touched 15-1 yet due to the Rachmaninoff in my sig line. I'm going to pick 15-1 up this spring. \:\)
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040212 - 01/30/09 02:15 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
rustyfingers Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 788
Loc: Massachusetts
_________________________
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

Top
#1040213 - 01/30/09 02:19 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
ted.stanion Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Portland, OR
I have come to realize that 15/2 is not necessarily the most appropriate choice for one's first Chopin Nocturne. I have been making progress, and my teacher thinks it will be ready in time.

Ted

Top
#1040214 - 01/30/09 03:58 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
 Quote:
Originally posted by rustyfingers:
[/b]
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040215 - 01/30/09 11:34 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
rustyfingers Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 788
Loc: Massachusetts
So sorry, Horwitzian, not YOU. ME! I haven't looked at mine in a long while.
_________________________
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

Top
#1040216 - 01/30/09 11:37 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
I'm present and accounted for. I haven't really begun work yet on 55/2, but I sort-of learned the first two pages in 2000 and think there's still plenty of time to re-learn and finish it.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1040217 - 01/30/09 11:48 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
 Quote:
Originally posted by rustyfingers:
So sorry, Horwitzian, not YOU. ME! I haven't looked at mine in a long while. [/b]
That's OK, I sort of thought that, but you had me confused! \:o

Better get busy...I know I should, but other responsibilities beckon for the present.
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1040218 - 01/31/09 12:05 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
jazzyprof Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2642
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
I am working on reducing the number of wrong notes in 48/1 so that they are outnumbered by the right notes. \:D I think I'll be there by October.
_________________________
"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP

Top
#1040219 - 01/31/09 02:28 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
akonow Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/07/08
Posts: 589
Loc: Los Angeles
I'm quite excited to hear everyone's performances already! Best of luck to you Op. 27 people especially... ;\)
_________________________
Bach - WTC I in C major & C minor (BWV 846-847)
Mozart - Sonata K 282
Chopin - Polonaises Op 26
Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op 12

Top
#1040220 - 02/04/09 01:20 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
rustyfingers Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 788
Loc: Massachusetts
In the category of "what was I thinking?" I hereby relinquish 9/3.

I hope there is time for somebody else who wants it to work it up for the recital.
_________________________
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

Top
#1040221 - 02/04/09 10:29 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
No problem, Rusty. It's just been claimed by sotto voce.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1040222 - 02/04/09 11:31 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
smjl Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 13
So far so good...just a couple measures in the middle of 15/3 to learn, then bring it all up to tempo and polish.

Top
#1040223 - 02/04/09 11:47 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
I'm still struggling to record the mazurka 41/2 up to my standards. I have now recorded it approximately 3.5 million times! So the idea of getting to the point of recording 48/2, even though I've learned it to some extent in the past, seems like a very tall mountain to climb. However, I am not planning to give up.

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1040224 - 02/04/09 03:56 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009
rustyfingers Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 788
Loc: Massachusetts
 Quote:
Originally posted by -Frycek:
No problem, Rusty. It's just been claimed by sotto voce. [/b]
Excellent.
_________________________
If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.

Top
#1160573 - 03/10/09 08:57 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: rustyfingers]
L'echange Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/10/05
Posts: 634
Loc: Romney WV
Can I get the Op. 25, 7 spot?
_________________________
"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."

-Albert Camus,

Jim

Top
#1160615 - 03/10/09 10:22 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: L'echange]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Hi Jim!

Sign up with this piece in the Concert Etude Recital thread in the Pianist Corner.

It's going to be sometime this summer, though, not October like this Nocturnes event. I don't believe the date has been determined yet.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1197181 - 05/11/09 09:08 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: sotto voce]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1197253 - 05/11/09 11:18 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: sotto voce]
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
N.B. 9/1 is now belongs to Peyton.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1197257 - 05/11/09 11:22 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: -Frycek]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
And 9/3 to timmyab per our exchange via PM. smile

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1197478 - 05/11/09 05:05 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: sotto voce]
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Go live date October 17, 2009

THE LIST so far: (as of 5/10/09)
please notify me of any errors


1. 9/1 - Peyton
2. 9/2 - Yuri
3. 9/3 - timmyab
4. 15/1 - Horowitzian
5. 15/2 - ted stanion
6. 15/3 - smjl
7. 27/1 - Piano Again
8. 27/2 - Chardonnay
9. 32/1 - Schubertian
10. 32/2 - Liszt Addict
11. 37/1 - Chopinet
12. 37/2 - gerg
13. 48/1 - Jazzyprof
14. 48/2 - Elene
15. 55/1 - Phlebas
16. 55/2 - sotto voce
17. 62/1 - carolyn227
18. 62/2 - Chopin952
19. 72/1 - Peyton

20. C# minor (op. posth., 1830; Lento con gran espression) - pianoluvr
21. C minor (op. posth., 1837) - Mati
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1259625 - 08/31/09 12:40 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: -Frycek]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
Bumping this up ... I'm still here, started working on 27/1 this month.

Assuming this is still happening?
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1259630 - 08/31/09 12:45 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Piano Again]
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
Of course it's still happening, Piano Again. I admire you for being able to get a recording-ready performance in just two months.

Thanks for the bump wink How's everyone else getting along?
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1259729 - 08/31/09 03:42 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: -Frycek]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Still here, still in.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1259737 - 08/31/09 03:50 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: gerg]
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
I'm still in with 27/2.

Top
#1259758 - 08/31/09 04:24 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Chardonnay]
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 2896
Loc: Florida
I hate to do this, but I must withdraw from this one.

Top
#1259759 - 08/31/09 04:25 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: LisztAddict]
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
Never mind dear LA, we look forward to your contributions next year!
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1259769 - 08/31/09 04:33 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Mary-Rose]
jazzyprof Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2642
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
I'm still in, though it will take me years to do justice to this nocturne (op.48 #1)!
_________________________
"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP

Top
#1259780 - 08/31/09 04:43 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: jazzyprof]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
No worries here.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1259810 - 08/31/09 05:17 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: sotto voce]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Still in. Far from being complete, yet, but my teacher is reassured we'll be ok with this one. I believe her, and I have faith in myself. smile
_________________________
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)

Top
#1259838 - 08/31/09 05:41 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Mati]
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Not done yet, but will be there by the deadline. smile
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1259904 - 08/31/09 07:29 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Horowitzian]
Schubertian Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 937
Loc: Dallas, TX, US
done
_________________________
'Always remember: the higher we fly the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.""
- Nietzsche

Top
#1259937 - 08/31/09 08:53 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Schubertian]
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2619
Loc: Maine
I will never really be ready but will have them recorded anyway... crazy
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#1259944 - 08/31/09 09:04 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Peyton]
akonow Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/07/08
Posts: 589
Loc: Los Angeles
If LA isn't going to do Op 32 No 2 anymore, I wouldn't mind doing it if that's not a problem.
_________________________
Bach - WTC I in C major & C minor (BWV 846-847)
Mozart - Sonata K 282
Chopin - Polonaises Op 26
Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op 12

Top
#1260017 - 08/31/09 11:52 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: akonow]
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 2896
Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: akonow
If LA isn't going to do Op 32 No 2 anymore, I wouldn't mind doing it if that's not a problem.


Not a problem at all. Thank you for doing this. smile

Top
#1260271 - 09/01/09 11:35 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Schubertian]
ted.stanion Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Portland, OR
I am trying to play a bit beyond my ability, but there will be a reasonable facsimile of 15/2 ready by the end of next month.

Ted

Top
#1260312 - 09/01/09 12:43 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: ted.stanion]
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Originally Posted By: -Frycek
Go live date October 17, 2009

THE LIST so far: (as of 9/1/09)
please notify me of any errors


1. 9/1 - Peyton
2. 9/2 - Yuri
3. 9/3 - timmyab
4. 15/1 - Horowitzian
5. 15/2 - ted stanion
6. 15/3 - smjl
7. 27/1 - Piano Again
8. 27/2 - Chardonnay
9. 32/1 - Schubertian
10. 32/2 - akonow
11. 37/1 - Chopinet
12. 37/2 - gerg
13. 48/1 - Jazzyprof
14. 48/2 - Elene
15. 55/1 - Phlebas
16. 55/2 - sotto voce
17. 62/1 - carolyn227
18. 62/2 - Chopin952
19. 72/1 - Peyton

20. C# minor (op. posth., 1830; Lento con gran espression) - pianoluvr
21. C minor (op. posth., 1837) - Mati
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1260463 - 09/01/09 05:05 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: -Frycek]
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
I'm still in, though struggling, on 48/2. It feels like what Peyton said, "I will never really be ready...."

Oh well, this morning my teacher thought better of my very rough draft recording than I did!

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1263535 - 09/06/09 03:08 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Mary-Rose]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
Originally Posted By: Mary-Rose
Of course it's still happening, Piano Again. I admire you for being able to get a recording-ready performance in just two months.


I hope so ...

I just got back from a vacation, so I can start practicing again today.
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1263644 - 09/06/09 07:03 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Piano Again]
Chopinet Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Torino - Italy
Same here.
I have to rework my fingers after 3 weeks stop but I'm confident to be ready for next month.

I had a stop in Paris for 2 days and walking near Musée Grevin I suddenly came across this writing... the best booster I could have ...






Edited by Chopinet (09/06/09 07:04 PM)

Top
#1263687 - 09/06/09 08:45 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Chopinet]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Nice! (That's at 27 Boulevard Poissonnière, if anyone is interested.)

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1271216 - 09/19/09 05:52 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: sotto voce]
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
I am hugely relieved to report that I have a finished recording of 48/2. I may try to file away a couple of rough edges in the recording process yet, but at least it's there.

I remember being blown away by finding myself unexpectedly standing at 27 Boulevard Poissoniere. Where Our Guy had to walk up five flights to get to his apartment.

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1271220 - 09/19/09 05:58 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Elene]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Congratulations, Elene! Mine still has a long road to go before recording session, I am still confident it will arive on time though. I have both left and right hand twice the tempo and most of the piece both hands, still have to iron some rhythmic edges in few measures I can't play both hands right now.


M.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1271571 - 09/20/09 01:06 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Mati]
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
A request: please all send in your recordings by the end of Thursday 15th October at the latest, or I won't have time to put them up for 17th.
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1271824 - 09/20/09 10:58 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Elene]
jazzyprof Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2642
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Originally Posted By: Elene
I am hugely relieved to report that I have a finished recording of 48/2. I may try to file away a couple of rough edges in the recording process yet, but at least it's there.

Reading that you'd already finished recording 48/2 lit a fire under me. smirk I'd been waiting to "master" 48/1 before trying to make a recording sometime in the second week of October. Well, motivated by your example I sat at the piano today and recorded my current best attempt at the piece. As it turned out, it wasn't half bad (by my low standards!)...certainly nothing that would make me hang my head in shame. I'll keep trying to improve the piece but at least now I know I have a recording I could submit in a pinch!
_________________________
"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP

Top
#1271873 - 09/21/09 12:49 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: jazzyprof]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
I'm not quite ready to do even a test recording yet!

One thing I'm having a problem with is the tempo. Chopin marked Tempo I as dotted half = 42, and the middle section as dotted half = 52. This is really fast! I've listened to a couple of recordings (Ohlsson and Horowitz), and neither of them played it that fast. Horowitz plays Tempo I maybe about half of the marked tempo.

So I don't know whether I should try to play it at the marked tempos or not. Slower is easier, of course . . .
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1271962 - 09/21/09 07:57 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Piano Again]
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
I am in the "test recording" stages.... eek eek
Would love to get this done well ahead of the deadline.

Top
#1272292 - 09/21/09 07:41 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chardonnay]
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2619
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: Chardonnay
I am in the "test recording" stages.... eek eek
Would love to get this done well ahead of the deadline.


You and me both.... and I just went and broke a string...
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#1273181 - 09/23/09 03:00 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Peyton]
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
Peyton, eek, sorry to hear about that string!

Piano Again, it seems to me that you should play at a tempo that's right for you, as long as it is within reason (whatever that is). It may be that the marked tempo comes from an editor and not from Chopin, anyway. I've only read through 27/1 a few times and am not an authority on it, but it seems like it shouldn't be frantically fast.

I confess (you can all beat on me if you want) that at this point in my life, the only way I could record 48/2 decently well was to do it in sections and take a lot of time to concentrate on each one. If I can also make a reasonable recording of it all the way through by the deadline, I'll share it with you, but I'd like the one I edited together to be the official recording.

And I'm relieved to report that my very exacting teacher told me today that he was pleased with this recording. That means a lot to me. He also said that with the recording projects he's been involved with as an accompanist, they have typically done HUNDREDS of takes! Probably we're all doing no more than DOZENS! So that made me feel a bit better.

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1273243 - 09/23/09 07:10 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Elene]
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
Quote:
...with the recording projects he's been involved with as an accompanist, they have typically done HUNDREDS of takes! Probably we're all doing no more than DOZENS!

No....I will be in the hundreds by the time I'm through mad
Must have done at least 75 just last night alone, and still nothing to show for it! mad mad

Top
#1273334 - 09/23/09 10:08 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chardonnay]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
I was scheduled for a tuning today, and my tech arrived here only to realize that he had left his toolkit in his workshop. Dang.

I wasn't really ready to record yet anyway (and I'm confident of a fresh tuning sometime between now and the deadline). smile

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1273489 - 09/23/09 01:22 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: sotto voce]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
Elene, RE the tempo: I know, but I like to have an ideal in mind, and I'm not sure what that is for this piece. I believe the metronome markings are Chopin's.

I probably need to give it some more thought (and listen to some other recordings).

RE recordings: professional recordings are probably rarely done as if they were performances. A lot of tweaking and patching goes on. I think what we are trying to do here is record our best performance, not create a flawless recording.
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1276368 - 09/28/09 12:12 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Piano Again]
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 107
I've been working on mine, but I admit it's been difficult since I became pregnant earlier this year! I'm to the point where I feel comfortable with the piece and it sounds pretty darned good. All that's left is recording it. I need to find a suitable piano that is in tune first!



Edited by carolyn227 (09/28/09 12:14 AM)
_________________________
Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).

Top
#1278335 - 10/01/09 01:19 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: carolyn227]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Carolyn, congratulations! May the God bless you, your family and your child! And, of course, I can't wait to hear your Nocturne! smile

How are your recordings progressing, folks? I still have three or four measures that need serious ironing and bringing up to speed. The piece is much more tricky than I thought due to rhythms involved. I am sure that even after recording and submitting it will still need much work and I won't be able to say I mastered it for quite more time.

Mateusz
_________________________
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)

Top
#1278428 - 10/01/09 07:44 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: smjl]
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2619
Loc: Maine
I know it's probably somewhere in this thread but... who do we send the mp3's to? e-mail?
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#1278481 - 10/01/09 09:15 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Peyton]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
I'm making good progress on 27/1. I did a test recording, but can't really record it until the piano gets tuned (next Friday!).
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1278522 - 10/01/09 10:11 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Piano Again]
timmyab Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 462
Loc: Bristol, UK
Mine's as ready as it'll ever be.I'm just waiting for detailed instructions on the posting procedure.

Top
#1278791 - 10/01/09 04:32 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: timmyab]
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
Hi everyone, please send your recordings to me. My email address is:
maryrosedouglasukATyahoo.co.uk

I'd really appreciate getting them a bit before the 17th so I can get them up and running on the day.

Well done to all you clever people - can't wait to hear your playing!
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1278837 - 10/01/09 06:08 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octobe7, 2009 [Re: Mary-Rose]
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2619
Loc: Maine
Mary-Rose, I just sent off my two to you. Please let me know if you don't get them (you know how e-mails can be...)

Many thanks,

Peyton
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#1279650 - 10/02/09 09:44 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mary-Rose]
jazzyprof Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2642
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Yippee! I just sent in my recording of the nocturne Op.48 no.1! smile
_________________________
"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP

Top
#1281337 - 10/05/09 04:18 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: jazzyprof]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
I've got a cut that may be usable for this recital, 37/2.

How is everyone doing?
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1281346 - 10/05/09 04:35 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
Quote:
How is everyone doing?

eek mad cursing

Top
#1281362 - 10/05/09 05:04 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chardonnay]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Two measures! I say, two measures! And it will be ready... DANG.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1281383 - 10/05/09 06:14 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mati]
ted.stanion Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Portland, OR
I got a take yesterday that is usable, so I have one in the bag. I'm hoping that this will take the pressure off, and I'll be able to come up with something better.

Ted

Top
#1281430 - 10/05/09 08:20 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: ted.stanion]
Schubertian Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 937
Loc: Dallas, TX, US
A pretty thought Ted, would that it were true.

Do you know my poem I posted a while back? Perhaps others will benefit from my posting it again:

The Red Dot

Once upon a midnight dreary - feeling vexed and feeling weary -
laboring over chords lugubrious and dire -
Suddenly a glow came stealing - to my eyes a feeble feeling -
like the dying embers of a dank and noisome fire
"What demonic spirit seeks me? What foul fiend of hell bespeaks me?
While I record upon my vain inglorious lyre -
Tis a house light - and nothing more."

Yet within my brain a vision - yet so still and so insistent -
as if a bowl of laudanum quaffed I not moments before -
Gives to me now all unseeking - and it seems is fairly shrieking -
the unholy knowledge I forswore:
"Music - O so soft and O so soothing! - O so winning and so moving -
cannot go along without a flaw -
You must fail - not once - but - forevermore!"

Red infernal light from Hades! Let me be and go, I pray thee -
Let me forget and play as once before!
Once anon I touched so softly - how like water bubbles frothy!
All is lost - alas! - my song is but a chore!
For the Red Dot ever grieves me! Never, never will it leave me
From this cursed spell its weaves and casts its glow upon the floor
Quote the Red Dot "Delete and try once more!"


Edited by Schubertian (10/05/09 08:35 PM)
_________________________
'Always remember: the higher we fly the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.""
- Nietzsche

Top
#1281431 - 10/05/09 08:23 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Schubertian]
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2619
Loc: Maine
Mine are in the bag and sent off. I listen to them now and think.."I should have played the left hand softer".. or "I should have kept trying until I got that run better" but... I did the best I could and they would just never have been "perfect". But man am I glad that's done! whistle
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#1281505 - 10/05/09 11:57 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Peyton]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
Ugh -- I should have started working on this much sooner. But I didn't, so it will have to be what it is.
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1281508 - 10/06/09 12:15 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Peyton]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Peyton
Mine are in the bag and sent off. I listen to them now and think.."I should have played the left hand softer".. or "I should have kept trying until I got that run better" but... I did the best I could and they would just never have been "perfect". But man am I glad that's done! whistle


It will never be perfect. I've wrestled with the same demon internally. Perfection is something to which we as pianists, even avocational ones, are intrinsically inclined. This is especially true if we listen to recordings from professionals who devote their careers to its attainment. You can end up beating yourself, abusing yourself, in the attainment of that fleeting ideal which, like a butterfly, is ever present in your mind but never quite attainable. What I'm saying is, don't make the good the enemy of the perfect. This goes for all of us.


Edited by gerg (10/06/09 12:15 AM)
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1281611 - 10/06/09 07:52 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Peyton Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 2619
Loc: Maine
"Don't make the good the enemy of the perfect."

Gerg, I like that!
_________________________
"One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."- Oscar Wilde
www.youtube.com/Biffer5
www.peytonart.com


Top
#1281912 - 10/06/09 05:58 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Schubertian]
ted.stanion Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Portland, OR
Oh, my recording is far from perfect. The left hand is mostly too loud. I miss a jump badly in the Doppio movimento section. If I had to go with it, however, I would still be proud of it. One thing that has helped me was buying a 2 gigabyte SD card. This allows me to record for more than three hours at better than CD quality. Now, I just turn the Zoom on, start practicing sections, and when I feel ready I give it a go. Eliminating the 'stop and delete' cycle had a tremendous effect on my psychological well-being when I was recording.

Ted

Top
#1282110 - 10/07/09 12:32 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Schubertian]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Schubertarian: Spoken like a pro! laugh
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1282166 - 10/07/09 03:20 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
Schubertian, your poem is dazzling. Poe would surely have understood our sufferings!

I just re-edited my 48/2-- doesn't change what I actually played, but I was able to make a nasty splice much better. That's as good as it's going to get. Whew.

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1282223 - 10/07/09 07:40 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Elene]
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
Quote:
Red infernal light from Hades! Let me be and go, I pray thee -
Let me forget and play as once before!

Shubertian, that was beautifully and perfectly said! thumb laugh

After a long, torturous process, I now have 3 useable takes to choose from- each flawed in its own unique way. There's a missed note here, an incomplete trill or mordent there, a messed-up run, a note that just wouldn't sound, despite actually striking the key.... oh, how to choose? Which to choose?

But as Elene said: that's as good as it's going to get. (Exhales sigh of relief)

Top
#1282804 - 10/08/09 03:01 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chardonnay]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
I have a very modest request that will make Frycek's, Mary-Rose's and my jobs easier.

As you know, we don't use an automatic submission mechanism for these Chopin events, nor will we for the foreseeable future. Such mechanisms work well for the ABF and other recitals, but I believe each recording in these events deserves special human attention at the time of submission, with one-on-one interaction with any of you should any changes to the files be necessary prior to publication. It's old-fashioned I will admit, but I think fitting given the nature of the material and the quality we all, though we fall short, inevitably strive for.

With that as background, I would like to make the following request, namely that following filenames be used for each piece to facilitate a smooth procedure:

0901_peyton.mp3
0902_yuri.mp3
0903_timmyab.mp3
1501_horowitzian.mp3
1502_tedstanion.mp3
1503_smjl.mp3
2701_pianoagain.mp3
2702_chardonnay.mp3
3201_schubertarian.mp3
3202_lisztaddict.mp3
3701_chopinet.mp3
3702_gerg.mp3
4801_jazzyprof.mp3
4802_elene.mp3
5501_phlebas.mp3
5502_sottovoce.mp3
6201_carolyn227.mp3
6202_chopin952.mp3
7201_peyton.mp3

Please let me know immediately if there are any inaccuracies or omissions!

In summary: Opus number (two digits), set index number (two digits), underscore, your screen name in all lowercase a-z,0-9, no symbols.

If you don't, or (for example) must submit a .wav file instead of MP3, there's no need to fret as we can do conversions and name changes on our end. We just want to minimize unnecessary work.

Many thanks to all of you for what we anticipate will be a fitting, hopefully a tasteful tribute to the 160th anniversary of the greatest piano composer's death.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1282839 - 10/08/09 06:28 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Gerg - I will happily follow your request, but what about posthumous ones? smile How should I name my "nocturne in c minor", known as No. 21 Op. Posth? smile
_________________________
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)

Top
#1282856 - 10/08/09 07:37 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mati]
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
Greg,
I'm not quite sure I understand: is this a change that we would make at our end? In other words, would I simply re-name my file before submitting it to Mary-Rose, or is that something that would be done on the other end (by MR, Frycek, etc.)? It's certainly no problem- I just want to make sure I understand correctly!

Top
#1283036 - 10/08/09 12:41 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chardonnay]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Hi Mati, I was wondering about the posthumous ones in the recital! Am very glad you pointed out my error.

posth_mati.mp3.

If you were playing two or more, posth1_mati.mp3, posth2_mati.mp3.

Do we have the C# minor posthumous as well?

Chardonnay, it's just the filename you would use to save the file. It's just that setting up the website is a complex process, and it's easier if the performer just does this because it's only one thing for them to do, vs. 21 extra little tasks (21 name changes) for us to do. If you've already recorded it, as I believe is the case with you, just rename the file before you send it. I'll be glad to help you privately with this.

Thanks everyone!
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1283068 - 10/08/09 01:20 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Chardonnay Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
Thanks, Greg, no problem, I can do it!

Top
#1283097 - 10/08/09 02:02 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chardonnay]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
gerg, of course we do:

20. C# minor (op. posth., 1830; Lento con gran espression) - pianoluvr
21. C minor (op. posth., 1837) - Mati

That said, mine will be posth2_mati.mp3, and pianoluvr's will be posth1_pianoluvr.mp3

M.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1283140 - 10/08/09 03:09 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mati]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
My deepest apologies to Mati and pianoluvr blush I don't know how I missed these two final gems - they are both on Frycek's earlier list.

0901_peyton.mp3
0902_yuri.mp3
0903_timmyab.mp3
1501_horowitzian.mp3
1502_tedstanion.mp3
1503_smjl.mp3
2701_pianoagain.mp3
2702_chardonnay.mp3
3201_schubertarian.mp3
3202_lisztaddict.mp3
3701_chopinet.mp3
3702_gerg.mp3
4801_jazzyprof.mp3
4802_elene.mp3
5501_phlebas.mp3
5502_sottovoce.mp3
6201_carolyn227.mp3
6202_chopin952.mp3
7201_peyton.mp3
posth1_pianoluvr.mp3
posth2_mati.mp3

Thank you everyone!

Top
#1283373 - 10/08/09 11:01 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
LisztAddict Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 2896
Loc: Florida
It should be 3202_akonow.mp3.

Top
#1283388 - 10/08/09 11:47 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: LisztAddict]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Duly noted and changed.

We're going to miss you this time around.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1283393 - 10/08/09 11:56 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
I've already sent mine, and I don't know if it would add more confusion to change the file name now, or if that would help. I'll do whatever MR prefers.

Gerg, did you mean Schubertian, or is there also a Schubertarian? (If not, there could be.)

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1283402 - 10/09/09 12:14 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Elene]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Duly noted and changed.

MaryRose is extremely busy and may not get back to you right away. I'm assuming some of the load per her request.

Goodness.. Please don't worry about re-sending just for the sake of a name change. Even if only half of us use the file names suggested, it still makes things simpler.

Thanks,
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1283845 - 10/09/09 02:37 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Hi all,

You can now submit your recordings anonymously directly to the website.

recordings AT chopinrecital DOT org.

(replace AT with @ and DOT with .)

Let's cut MaryRose's workload a little and use this new system!

There is, at present, a two-megabyte limitation on submissions. This will be fixed over the next several weeks by the hosting company. It therefore is best to submit a link to a box.net or other hosted recording.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1283903 - 10/09/09 04:01 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
I did the first recording session today. After three takes I have one which I consider usable, but not good. One wrong note, and some other problems. Even though, I am calmer knowing that I have SOMETHING - maybe I will manage to get something better in the course of next few days.


M.
_________________________
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)

Top
#1283943 - 10/09/09 05:12 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mati]
jazzyprof Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 2642
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Wow, Mati, only one wrong note! I had dozens in mine. smile
_________________________
"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP

Top
#1283962 - 10/09/09 05:49 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: jazzyprof]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Wrong note is one thing, screwed phrasing and dynamics is another... I'm all over the place with some of the notes, and some of them stick out like a huge rusty nail. bah
_________________________
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)

Top
#1283964 - 10/09/09 05:54 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mati]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Mati, I think most of us are right there with you.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1284607 - 10/11/09 12:01 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
chopin952 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 492
Loc: North Carolina
Hey all. I'm done with my rendition of 62/2. I'm not completely happy with it because the red-eyed monster blinked and stared me down too hard in spots, but it came out alright I think. Plus I won't get another chance to record this week after work with the wife and kid running around. smile

Hey gerg, I went to the site. Nice layout btw. Did you mean that we should e-mail the MP3/link to that address? It almost sounded like there would be a submission system on the site, but I couldn't find it.

My MP3 is over 2MB, so should I just send a box.net link to that e-mail?
Thanks for your hard work.

Can't wait to hear all the submissions.
Happy E-Cital!
_________________________
-chopin952 (NY S&S B) (On YouTube)

Top
#1284613 - 10/11/09 12:20 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: chopin952]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
I would appreciate it, yes. Several of us are working together on this.

Yes, please do use box.net for now because of the 2MB limit.

Thanks! smile

(And oddly enough, the test recording of 3.8MB that I sent to test this mechanism came through even though I received an "undeliverable" message. confused )

recordings AT chopinrecital.org

_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1284849 - 10/11/09 12:31 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Elene Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1420
Loc: under monsoon clouds
Gerg, I just had a look at the new site. I would very much like you to change one thing: Our Friend's name is Fryderyk, not Frédéric.

Thanks for everything.

Elene
_________________________
Semi-Pro Musica

Blog: http://elenedom.wordpress.com
Website: http://elenelistens.com






Top
#1284886 - 10/11/09 01:20 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Elene]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Thanks Elene. That change is made.

We are somewhat limited in what we can do regarding the artwork given available resources.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1285828 - 10/13/09 01:25 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 107
I made my recording over the weekend. It isn't perfect, but I couldn't do it at home because my piano is out of tune. Instead I did it at my church and was able to get a recording that was okay. I doubt I'll have time to make more recordings before the deadline, so it is what it is. I had to record it on my camera (my only recording device) and it is NOT in MP3 format. How can I change the format of my recording? I'll submit it via box.net once I figure out how to change formats.
_________________________
Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).

Top
#1285890 - 10/13/09 05:00 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: carolyn227]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
Carolyn, please upload what you have and we'll do the rest, format changing inclusive. smile
_________________________
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)

Top
#1286147 - 10/13/09 01:01 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mati]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
carolyn, congratulations! Hope you are well, and that morning sickness has not been too unkind.

Mati is exactly right. Just send a link to your box.net via recording AT chopinrecital.org; we will handle the rest.

I can't wait to hear your work.

Top
#1286399 - 10/13/09 09:26 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
heidiv Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/21/09
Posts: 579
Loc: piano bench, usually
To all the participants and to those of you working behind the scenes, a big thank you! I'm looking forward to hearing all of the performances.

Top
#1286460 - 10/14/09 12:00 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: heidiv]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
All right -- emailed my link to the chopinrecital address. Let me know if it doesn't get through.

This fell so far short of what I had hoped, but it's the best I can do right now.

And I just got the piano tuned on Friday, but it sounds horrible. mad Maybe I'll send this recording to the piano tuner. smirk
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1286516 - 10/14/09 02:35 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Piano Again]
carolyn227 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 107
I submitted mine tonight. There are a few mistakes. And the camera didn't pick up much in the way of dynamics. Oh well. I'm glad I was able to participate and I had a lot of fun learning this piece! Having this deadline really kept me motivated to practice when motivation was in short supply during the first few months of my pregnancy!

Now I can focus on learning some pieces for Christmas and starting a new big piece for next year (just for fun though!). For Christmas, I'm working on a Nutcracker medley, mostly because my daughters are obsessed with ballet, especially The Nutcracker.

My baby started responding to my playing piano last night (specifically a Bach fugue and Clair de Lune), so that should keep me motivated to practice at least until he arrives! I'm hoping he is a music lover and someday a pianist himself!
_________________________
Pianist and mom to three awesome kids (and budding musicians).

Top
#1286570 - 10/14/09 04:41 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: carolyn227]
Chopinet Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Torino - Italy
Originally Posted By: carolyn227
I submitted mine tonight. There are a few mistakes. And the camera didn't pick up much in the way of dynamics. Oh well. I'm glad I was able to participate and I had a lot of fun learning this piece!


Same here Carolyn, sent mine and as I wrote in the e-mail, after listening to my recording, I thought I had made a step longer than my leg lenght, but I'm so glad I did because of the deep study I had to deal with (of course I'm talking about one of the easisest nocturne, cant' figure with the hardest ones).
It was by far the most studied piece of my piano life and it taught a lot in term of musical analysis - even though little passed in the recording frown - and learning discipline. To be honest when I started to play piano three years ago nocturnes were not even in my ambition list, so it's been really a great achievement for me.

Just waiting to listen to the nocturne collection and to get an inspirational clue on the one to choose next.

I hope next time you won't put an entry audition because of my performance...

Top
#1286611 - 10/14/09 07:19 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chopinet]
Mati Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Lodz, Poland
I can't wait to hear your submissions smile Mine is in from today. I've managed to squeeze one more piano lesson before the deadline and I made a second recording today, which I like better than the previous one. I can't wait till 17th! smile
_________________________
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)

Top
#1287152 - 10/14/09 08:50 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mati]
Schubertian Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 937
Loc: Dallas, TX, US
Beginners! I sent Mary Rose a recording of my Nocturne a few weeks ago. I just had my piano tuned today and decided to knock off another recording - this one sounds better if for no other reason than that the piano is in tune. Would I be able to send this new and improved Nocturne somewhere without hopelessly confusing things.
thanks
_________________________
'Always remember: the higher we fly the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.""
- Nietzsche

Top
#1287154 - 10/14/09 08:54 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Schubertian]
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
You may, Schubertian (send to recordings AT chopinrecital.org) but please label it clearly final take.
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1287155 - 10/14/09 08:54 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Schubertian]
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Yes, of course you can. I just sent your post PM to MaryRose to clarify things.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1287276 - 10/15/09 01:59 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: -Frycek]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Some good news: the hosting service has FIXED the 2MB file size limits. Some of these files are over 8MB yet still came through successfully as attachments. So a shout-out to Gate.com is in order - we didn't expect them to fix this until after the recital date.

Also a shout-out to all of you for the names! Thank you so much! You've made this easier.

Peyton 9/1
Piano Again 27/1
Chardonnay 27/2
Schubertian 32/1 (your retake)
Chopinet 37/1
Gerg 37/2
Jazzyprof 48/1
Elene 48/2
Sotto Voce 55/2
Peyton 72/1

(Now who am I missing?)

Caroline227 see your PM - we need your help!


Edited by gerg (10/15/09 03:48 AM)
Edit Reason: Added missing files to list
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1287602 - 10/15/09 02:00 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Is anyone getting failure notices sending files to recordings AT chopinrecital.org?

In testing, I received failure notices on attachments that nonetheless arrived intact.

In:

Peyton 9/1
Timmyab 9/3
Piano Again 27/1
Chardonnay 27/2
Schubertian 32/1
Chopinet 37/1
Gerg 37/2
Jazzyprof 48/1
Elene 48/2
Sotto Voce 55/2
Carolyn227 62/1
Peyton 72/1

What I'd like to know is if there are any legitimate failures, i.e. anyone who A) sent in a recording and B) is not on the list above.

Thanks!


Edited by gerg (10/15/09 02:27 PM)
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1287666 - 10/15/09 03:42 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: chopin952]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Chopin952 see your PM.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1287921 - 10/15/09 10:49 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
chopin952 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 492
Loc: North Carolina
Got it. Will submit very soon! Attempting one final recording.
_________________________
-chopin952 (NY S&S B) (On YouTube)

Top
#1287964 - 10/16/09 12:12 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: chopin952]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
ted.stanion's recording is in. Chopin952, whenever you can send yours...

That will make it 15 of 21, which is over two-thirds participation. Not too bad! smile

Last-minuters welcomed.

In:

Peyton 9/1
Timmyab 9/3
Ted.Stanion 15/2
Piano Again 27/1
Chardonnay 27/2
Schubertian 32/1
Chopinet 37/1
Gerg 37/2
Jazzyprof 48/1
Elene 48/2
Sotto Voce 55/2
Carolyn227 62/1
Peyton 72/1
Mati posth.
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1287984 - 10/16/09 01:14 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
akonow Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/07/08
Posts: 589
Loc: Los Angeles
I'm still rather unhappy with my recording but I don't want to cut it too close so I've been trying to upload my file on box.net. However, I'm continually unable to do so because of some limit they're put up. What should I do?
_________________________
Bach - WTC I in C major & C minor (BWV 846-847)
Mozart - Sonata K 282
Chopin - Polonaises Op 26
Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op 12

Top
#1287999 - 10/16/09 02:09 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: akonow]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Alex, how big is the file? I've used MediaFire as an alternative to Box Net for uploading files larger than 10 MB because MediaFire had no such limitation.

Box Net is nice because of its integrated player, which means people can listen to your file without actually downloading it. But if it's going to be downloaded anyway, it shouldn't matter which site hosts it.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1288003 - 10/16/09 02:15 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: akonow]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
You can send it directly as an attachment to recordings AT chopinrecital.org

Also, MaryRose gave you her personal e-mail. Either way, we will get it and you will be in the recital!
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1288194 - 10/16/09 11:57 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Mary-Rose already knows this, but some personal issues (plus being down and out for a week with the flu) will keep me from submitting on time. I hope to be ready to record in a couple weeks. Just wanted to let everyone know. smile

Thank you so much Mary-Rose for allowing me extra time! thumb
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1288224 - 10/16/09 12:51 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Horowitzian]
Chopinet Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Torino - Italy
Great new. I was sad when I read 15/1 was missing from the list.
One of my favourite with that scaring CON FUOCO...
That's a pity 9/2 isn't in yet.


Edited by Chopinet (10/16/09 12:51 PM)

Top
#1288259 - 10/16/09 01:54 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chopinet]
akonow Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/07/08
Posts: 589
Loc: Los Angeles
Okay, well, I don't know quite how I did it but I got my recording on box.net and I e-mailed Mary-Rose the hard copy as well. I'm really sorry about being so complicated! It's midterms week so everything's kind of hectic.
_________________________
Bach - WTC I in C major & C minor (BWV 846-847)
Mozart - Sonata K 282
Chopin - Polonaises Op 26
Schumann - Fantasiestücke Op 12

Top
#1288316 - 10/16/09 03:24 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: akonow]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Akonow, thank you for putting up with us too! smile Your piece is in.

In:

Peyton 9/1
Timmyab 9/3
Ted.Stanion 15/2
Piano Again 27/1
Chardonnay 27/2
Schubertian 32/1
Akonow 32/2
Chopinet 37/1
Gerg 37/2
Jazzyprof 48/1
Elene 48/2
Sotto Voce 55/2
Carolyn227 62/1
Peyton 72/1
Mati posth.

Chopin952 has informed he will have a recording ready. Don't feel too pressured, my friend!

That will give us 16 of 21 - better than 75%! thumb


Edited by gerg (10/16/09 03:56 PM)
Edit Reason: numerical error
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1288542 - 10/17/09 01:08 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Chopinet]
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Originally Posted By: Chopinet
Great new. I was sad when I read 15/1 was missing from the list.
One of my favourite with that scaring CON FUOCO...
That's a pity 9/2 isn't in yet.


I love it for the same reasons. smile I promise I am going to submit; it'll just be late.
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1288568 - 10/17/09 03:33 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Horowitzian]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Horowitzian, we look forward to hearing your work in the future!

Final "In" list:

Peyton 9/1
Timmyab 9/3
Ted.Stanion 15/2
Piano Again 27/1
Chardonnay 27/2
Schubertian 32/1
Akonow 32/2
Chopinet 37/1
Gerg 37/2
Jazzyprof 48/1
Elene 48/2
Sotto Voce 55/2
Carolyn227 62/1
Chopin952 62/2
Peyton 72/1
Mati posth. C-minor

Plus one last-minute surprise!

In loving memory and devotion to our dear Fryderyk...
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1288639 - 10/17/09 09:29 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
It's so interesting that two of the no-shows are moderators here at PW. I wonder what the story is with that.

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1288641 - 10/17/09 09:33 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: sotto voce]
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
Yuri was very very apologetic - he has been so consumed by work that he hardly sees the light of day at the moment. I don't suppose that being a moderator gives you any extra time... rather the opposite wink
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1288652 - 10/17/09 10:15 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mary-Rose]
buck2202 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/06/09
Posts: 216
Loc: Cleveland, OH
If 55/1 goes missing for too long, I could probably brush mine up in a few days. Possibly 9/2, but it'd take a little longer. Are we expecting those to come in?

Top
#1288671 - 10/17/09 10:43 AM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: buck2202]
Mary-Rose Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 1428
Loc: Essex, England
That's kind of you, Buck. I haven't heard from Phlebas (not like him) but it could be he will come up with a recording by the end of the day. Yuri certainly won't be able to. I don't know what others think but I would suggest that any gaps recorded after 17th should get a premiere on 1st March, when we are having an Ecital of various different works. Then at a later stage it could be filed under Nocturnes as appropriate.

Is that answer as clear as mud? I thought so laugh
_________________________
Best wishes from MR
http://www.extraloudpurrs.blogspot.com

Top
#1288718 - 10/17/09 12:06 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Mary-Rose]
Piano Again Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 1162
Loc: Washington metro
I have a recording I made of 55/1 a few years ago. I'd be happy to send that in if you want to fill that gap.
_________________________
Recovering cellist, amateur pianist.


Check out my blog !


Top
#1288744 - 10/17/09 01:04 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Piano Again]
gerg Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1651
Loc: Houston, TX
Thanks PianoAgain, I think we're good as-is. Play it in March if you have time!

I am so proud of everyone here putting such time into this effort.

http://www.ecital.net
_________________________
http://www.ecital.net
Wikicital: A collaborative effort to build a knowledgebase of classical music history combined with examples. Your chance to both perform and write...

Don't click here!

Top
#1288750 - 10/17/09 01:16 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: gerg]
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Originally Posted By: gerg
Horowitzian, we look forward to hearing your work in the future!

Final "In" list:

Peyton 9/1
Timmyab 9/3
Ted.Stanion 15/2
Piano Again 27/1
Chardonnay 27/2
Schubertian 32/1
Akonow 32/2
Chopinet 37/1
Gerg 37/2
Jazzyprof 48/1
Elene 48/2
Sotto Voce 55/2
Carolyn227 62/1
Chopin952 62/2
Peyton 72/1
Mati posth. C-minor

Plus one last-minute surprise!

In loving memory and devotion to our dear Fryderyk...


And I look forward to it! smile I also look forward to listening to all the other submissions later today.
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
#1290546 - 10/20/09 01:25 PM Re: Time to Check IN - Chopin Nocturnes Recital Claim l(Octo [Re: Horowitzian]
Horowitzian Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 8453
Just want to let everyone know that I'm almost there with Op. 15 no. 1, and have only a about 6-8 measures left to learn in the F minor section. I hope to be ready to record soon. Mary-Rose, I will PM you when I have my recording ready.
_________________________
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.

Top
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!

Trade Regrets:
Barry "Bear" Arnaut

(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
anyone... listening to Greek Radio?
by Nikolas
11/27/14 12:38 AM
Weber piano sonatas: a "hidden" treasure
by jeffreyjones
11/27/14 12:32 AM
Yamaha Avantgrand N1 manufacturing date
by farain
11/26/14 11:12 PM
Is it really possible to ignore fingerings?
by bjorn of brekkukot
11/26/14 08:29 PM
Recording equipment advice
by aceydawg
11/26/14 07:48 PM
Forum Stats
77064 Members
42 Forums
159386 Topics
2341326 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission