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#1079179 - 11/15/08 01:18 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
60[/b]
Performer's name:Babs [/b]
From:Florida
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:A few years as a child and adult off and on.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude in B Minor (op28,no.6)
Composer:Frederic Chopin
Duration:02:20
Source of music:CHOPIN - His Greatest Piano Solos
Copa Publishing Co.
Instrument used:Bohemia 185A
Recording method:Olympus WS331M
Olympus stereo mic ME51S
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is the first classical piece I have ever recorded. I chose this piece because I wanted to record a short Chopin piece that presented some new challenges for me. I found this song to be unique in the way it features the melody being played primarily in the left hand. The waves of emotion that are played in the left hand sound to me like the reflections of a soulful expression. The right hand played has been thought by some to sound like tolling bells. There are some that refer to this piece as the Tolling Bells Prelude.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079180 - 11/15/08 01:20 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
61[/b]
Performer's name:Oxfords Gal [/b]
From:Florida
Experience:2 and a half years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Clowns OP 39 No. 20
Composer:Dmitri Kabalevsky
Duration:00:45
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Kawai K-8
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:When my teacher assigned me this piece I absolutely hated it due to not liking the music but once I started to learn it I enjoyed playing it.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079181 - 11/15/08 01:21 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
62[/b]
Performer's name:bluekeys [/b]
From:Virginia, USA
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 years / 2 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonata in C (K545)
Composer:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duration:03:29
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Yamaha YDP 223
Recording method:Midi out, rendered to MP3 with TruePianos VST
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece was (obviously) a reach for me. The RH runs came out ok, but the LH runs are painfully uneven. I think I need another couple years of piano experience and about 30 fewer years of wear and tear on the finger bones to play this thing evenly at tempo. Oh well, it was a great learning experience.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079182 - 11/15/08 01:23 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
63[/b]
Performer's name:Euan Morrison [/b]
From:Edinburgh
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3 years, 1 month
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/euanzkamera/
Title of piece:Vesper (from Casino Royale)
Composer:David Arnold
Duration:01:46
Source of music:Sheet Music book
Instrument used:Yamaha ydp-113 digital
Recording method:Recorded midi and then used Pianoteq samples
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This piece is from the James Bond film 'Casino Royale'. It is played during the scene where Bond is hugging Vesper in the shower (for those who haven't seen the film, it's a tender scene, not an erotic one!)

The actual recording consists of piano and strings, although the arrangement I played was obviously solo piano. There are slight mistakes, but I'm fairly happy with it.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079183 - 11/15/08 01:23 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
64[/b]
Performer's name:AdagioM/Michele [/b]
From:Oregon
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:10 years
Direct music link:click to download
Home page link:http://pdxknitterati.com
Title of piece:Vals No. 1 from Valses Poeticos
Composer:Enrique Granados
Duration:02:26
Source of music:sheet music
Instrument used:Weinbach 170 grand
Recording method:Zoom H2, and normalized with Audacity. This is the first time I've used my new Zoom with the piano; I used to use my old laptop.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I've hardly played the piano this year; I've been knitting and blogging! But I'm not ready to give up an ABF recital, so I'm back on the bench. This piece is from a lovely set of romantic waltzes. I'm working on a couple more; I'd like to do several as a medley. Maybe next time!
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079184 - 11/15/08 01:25 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
65[/b]
Performer's name:Piano*Dad [/b]
From:Virginia
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:nine years training as a kid. Eons of down time. Then occasional bursts of practice.
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld
Home page link:http://dhfeld.people.wm.edu/
Title of piece:Waltz in C-sharp minor Op. 64 no. 2
Composer:Frederick Chopin
Duration:04:31
Source of music:Schirmer edition
Instrument used:Grotrian 192
Recording method:Zoom H4
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Please pardon a sin of slight editing. I made a whopper of an error on the bottom of page 5 (out of six) and stopped. I restarted at a clean break point. Then I chopped out the error and spliced. The attentive may notice the spot! Nonetheless, this is really what it sounds like when I get it sort of right.

It's funny how hypercritical one can become listening to one's own 'work.' What's going through my mind as I play is the idealized version my mind hears. The real thing often sounds a bit different. :-)
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079185 - 11/15/08 01:26 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
66[/b]
Performer's name:ddh - Daniel [/b]
From:Abitibi
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:25 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Wiegenliedchen 124.6 (Little lullaby)
Composer:Robert Schumann
Duration:04:24
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha CVP-307
Recording method:Piano to Mac via Sound Studio.
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:This is my first foray into classical music; still a bit bumpy and slow; hope You like it nonetheless.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079186 - 11/15/08 01:27 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
67[/b]
Performer's name:cscl [/b]
From:Suburban Chicago
Experience:2 years and 2 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Sonatina in C (Op. 36, No. 3, I-II)
Composer:Muzio Clementi
Duration:04:06
Source of music:Sonatina Album (Schirmer Performance Editions)
Instrument used:Estonia 190
Recording method:Zoom H2, edited in Audacity (I think I had bad levels on this one!)
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 3, I. Spiritoso. II. Un poco adagio.

Hopefully, I'm not abusing the ABF recital rules or your ears too much by squeezing two movements of this Sonatina into one ABF recital submission. After missing the deadline for the August recital, I definitely wanted to submit for this one.

I've been playing the first movement of this Sonatina since the spring and finished it at lessons in June, but I still keep playing it while I work on the second and third movements. Unfortunately, parts are still a little murky and troublesome areas still crop up when I play it and I never know where they'll strike. Movement II I'll be playing at my November recital framed by two other pieces (a Bach Prelude and a Grieg Waltz).

Unfortunately, red dot time has been scarce lately and getting in one session was the best I could do. In this recording, I edited out two errors in movement I. Usually, I'd have various children talking or crying in the background. For this one, I recorded while they were taking a walk, but this time I had plumbers working in the house (see movement 2)! Sorry! \:\)
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079187 - 11/15/08 01:28 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
68[/b]
Performer's name:polostrings [/b]
From:Hawaii
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:2 yrs as child 12yrs old, decades ago. Restarted 10 months ago. Taking lessons biweekly.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Imagine
Composer:John Lennon
Duration:02:06
Source of music:Big Book of Ballads. Conveniently left out notes when it suits me.
Instrument used:Kawai GM-10K
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Barely done on time. Finally played a song I didn't write, which exposes my real abilities in playing. Sorry about the screaming kid in the beginning of the song, too rushed to clip it.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079188 - 11/15/08 01:30 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
69[/b]
Performer's name:Kawai, Hi [/b]
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:About 1 year of lesson recently before that just a blur.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Dragon Fly
Composer:William Gillock
Duration:00:38
Source of music:Lyric Preludes in Romantic Style (book)
Instrument used:Kawai GM-10K
Recording method:Zoom H2
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Holy Cats! How'd it get so late! Last minute submission. Short and not so sweet. Lunch? Can't remember dinner.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079189 - 11/15/08 01:31 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
70[/b]
Performer's name:Hisalone (Joel) [/b]
Experience:1 year after being away for 13 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Bumble Boogie
Composer:Jack Fina
Duration:03:37
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Casio PX200
Recording method:Audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Of my three recital submissions, this was the toughest to get a good recording of. I have been out of practice for about a month due to unexpected circumstances and this week I have had a horrible cough. I also discovered that since my computer crashed a little bit ago, I no longer had the proper recording programs so I had to download them again. Nevertheless, I did submit and it is not perfect and in time I will try to make it faster. It looks like most of the pieces are a bit more mellow, so this piece will definitely be a bit of a switch for the audience. Enjoy.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#1079190 - 11/15/08 01:32 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
71[/b]
Performer's name:Mark... [/b]
From:New Jersey
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:23 months
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Spooky Story & American Hymn
Composer:no composer for Spooky Story - Robert Lowry for American Hymn
Duration:02:17
Source of music:Two pieces from Alfred Three
Instrument used:Kawai ES4 Digital
Recording method:Audacity via PC
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:I'm working on some really large pieces and didn't have anything ready for the recital. So I went and pulled these two from Alfred three. Spooky Story fits because of Halloween and American Hymn because I really enjoyed that one.

It was very tough going from the new acoustic piano back to the digital, so it didn't come out 100% the way I would of liked, but I did want to add my two cents.

Thanks for listening...
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079191 - 11/15/08 01:34 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
72[/b]
Performer's name:Mar_red [/b]
From:Poland
Experience:Almost one and a half years.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Moon River
Composer:Henry Mancini
Duration:03:31
Source of music:Play-by-ear
Instrument used:DP Roland FP-7
Recording method:DP to audacity
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:As a child I played an accordion for a few years. As an adolescent I played a guitar for a next few years. Later I stayed far far away from any instrument for more than 20 years. I got back to music again in September 2006 because my children began taking lessons on a keyboard Yamaha 303 – a toy. In July 2007 I bought DP Roland FP-7 and it started again... I’m sure many of you know the mechanism \:\) .
On the piano I’m completely self-taught. I can play from sheet music and by ear. I have learned this tune playing only by ear - my way. I play EVERYTHING my way \:\) . That’s why if I have to play from sheet music I prefer lead sheets. They gave freedom I need \:\) .
What kind of music do I want to play? Known standards in the style between jazz and so called cocktail piano, you know, beautiful melody and jazzy chords. How far away am I from that goal? Please, tell me! \:\)
I’m aware that my performance is far from perfect but I’m just an Adult Beginner...
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079192 - 11/15/08 01:35 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
73[/b]
Performer's name:IPIBAHN - Sandy [/b]
From:Nova Scotia
Experience:7
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Tarantella - Prokofiev
Composer:Prokofiev
Duration:01:21
Source of music:Sheet music
Instrument used:Yamaha upright
Recording method:Mp3 player/recorder
Critical feedback wanted:No
Additional info:Not my proudest moment (and the recording isn't great either).....This piece is actually quite fun to play but difficult (for me) to play as fast as it is supposed to be played. I've been at it for a couple of months and this is, I'm afraid, as good as it's going to get. Still too slow in the D major section in the middle. A few notes that don't sound (although I'm quite sure I hit them!!) I think the ones that do sound are correct!! I only want positive feedback (lie if you have to) :-)) because my teacher picks this one apart each week.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079193 - 11/15/08 01:36 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
74[/b]
Performer's name:bruceee [/b]
From:Wellintgon, New Zealand
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:4 years
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Prelude Op 28, No 20
Composer:Chopin
Duration:01:37
Source of music:Sheet music orginally, played from memory
Instrument used:Clavinova CVP-301 (Yamaha digital)
Recording method:Last of several takes and without editing (which I don't know how to do anyway!). Recorded internally to the CVP as a midi file, then played back to the Zoom H4. In the Zoom, converted WAV to MP3 (VBR Variable Bit Rate).
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:First heard this piece in ABF Recital #6 -- Mike White did a good job on it. I liked it very much then and still do.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079194 - 11/15/08 01:37 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
75[/b]
Performer's name:etorrales [/b]
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:Nocturn in Eb Major
Composer:F. Chopin
Duration:05:44
Instrument used:Privia PX-800
Recording method:Zoom H4 then Audacity to normalize
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079195 - 11/15/08 01:38 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
76[/b]
Performer's name:Extraghost [/b]
From:California
Experience:Played 6 months then stopped for about a year and started up about 5 months ago.
Direct music link:click to download
Title of piece:River Flows In You
Composer:Yiruma
Duration:03:08
Source of music:Sheet Music
Instrument used:Casio AP-80
Recording method:Digital To Pc
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Barely had time to practice because of HW and midterms. College sucks =(
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

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#1079196 - 11/15/08 01:39 AM Re: Recital 12 -- November 15, 2008
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17773
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
77[/b]
Performer's name:Theowne [/b]
From:Toronto, Canada
Avatar:Avatar Image
Experience:3
Direct music link:click to download
Video link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqSPQavhnOE
Home page link:http://www.omohide.com
Title of piece:Prelude to the "Tombeau de Couperin" Suite
Composer:Maurice Ravel
Duration:03:07
Critical feedback wanted:Yes
Additional info:Video link is provided to youtube, of me playing the piece. This very recording, in fact (my mp3 is just the sound of the video).

A trip through the French countryside. In this piece, Ravel takes the listener through pentatonic, chromatic and diatonic melodies, peppered with his trademark major and minor seventh chords all along with the way, all in three charming minutes, and all grounded on the simple, pleasant pentatonic melody that opens the piece (At 0.03 and 0:44). Listen for those sublime climaxes at 0;41, 1;23 and 2;36.

I kind of butcher it a few times, and I really screwed up the very end (the "trill" type part) which should sound much more haunting than the noise I produce to finish the piece.

It's a bit quiet, turn the sound up.
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Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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