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#1090414 - 10/12/07 08:32 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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I am REALLY looking forward to this Prelude recital! :p
Gerg, exactly how will it work? Will you have everything available in one place on the 17th to download and/or play? Forgive me if you already explained this, which I'm sure you must have.... I just want to make sure I get to hear everything!

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#1090415 - 10/12/07 08:53 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Hey, I'm looking forward to it too! I just want to cross my name off the checklist! ;\)

No, it will just be a thread here on ABF. I can find a place to put a ZIP file containing volume-normalized versions of all the contributions, in addition to the BOX.NET links.

Actually, since it looks like we're in the process of starting a regular recurring thing, I already bought the domain www.chopinrecital.org, but I also have to rent webspace to create a site to which to point it, something able to withstand the traffic of, say, up to 100 people dowloading 50Mb of MP3's would cost me up to $35/mo. Kathleen offered to split the cost. Putting together a simple HTML-only site would not be hard (would take someone with basic HTML skills perhaps an hour or two), but anything fancier than that would take more time and skill than I have available. If anyone wants to help out, we could make it a reality, but I just don't have the time/money to do it alone...
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#1090416 - 10/13/07 11:09 AM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Greg: I just posted a reply but every time I hit the "Add Reply" button, I get that error page.

Anyhow, I know others will want to contribute. Wait a bit to see, but in the meantime, let me send you a check to cover a portion of it.

What do we want on the web page? Something about Chopin, a short biography perhaps. And then a section where people can hit a link to hear each performance? And perhaps something about us, the Adult Beginners on the Piano World? I think this might be interesting because we want to let people know we are not professionals but just amateurs who love Chopin's music and are submitting our performances purely on a "non-professional" basis.

I don't think we want a link where people can respond because (from what I've seen on you-tube), I think we will be opening ourselves up to some nastiness.

Anyhow...just my initial thoughts...

Kathleen
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#1090417 - 10/17/07 02:35 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Congratulations to ALL the participants! We each strove to stretch our abilities in a labor of love for our dear Frycek.

And now, the fruit of that labor.

http://chopinrecital.org

Chopin forever!
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#1090418 - 10/17/07 03:02 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Greg--What a beautiful website! This is great, and I really appreciate all you did to make it happen. This is a wonderful community to be a part of!

Nancy
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#1090419 - 10/17/07 03:04 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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You are part of it - congratulations to you! \:D Your recording did work from the website.
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#1090420 - 10/17/07 03:09 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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I just listened to all 25 Preludes. I must say .

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#1090421 - 10/17/07 03:39 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Congratulations from a Chopin lover! All of those recordings are beautiful!

For when an etude recital?
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#1090422 - 10/17/07 03:53 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Etude Euphoria? Yes, I like!

Mazurkas are next. KATHLEEN is managing that one, due for March 1, Chopin's (thought-to-be) birthday.
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#1090423 - 10/17/07 04:49 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Hmm. I want do to Etude Euphoria!
I won't make the mistake of waiting until August to start my piece next time!
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#1090424 - 10/17/07 04:53 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Mazurkas coming up! You in on that?
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#1090425 - 10/17/07 05:00 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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I'm going to start my Mazurka *now*. There's less time between these two recitals, and I want a good performance. Although my piano and laptop won't do it any justice...
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#1090426 - 10/17/07 05:46 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Congratulations to everyone. The performances are wonderful and it is a unique experience to hear all these different interpretations, on different instruments, all in one place. We're all so used to hearing one performer on one instrument that I think you may have uncovered a new trend in recording. Your hard work on practicing and recording is very much appreciated.

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#1090427 - 10/18/07 07:25 AM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Hmm... I'm definetely in that Etude Euphoria recital, and will probably be in that Mazurka one. These recitals are very interesting.
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#1090428 - 10/18/07 10:20 AM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Etude Euphoria? Yes, I like!
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Etude Euphoria? Sounds great! I want the Aeolian Harp! \:D
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#1090429 - 10/18/07 10:44 AM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Etude Euphoria? Yes, I like!
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Etude Euphoria? Sounds great! I want the Aeolian Harp! \:D [/b]
Hmmm. There's really too many to choose from. I'd like to learn several, but it would be crazy to do 2 or 3 in one recital.
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#1090430 - 10/18/07 11:45 AM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Etude Eurphoria!!

I plan on coming down with some terrible but not deadly disease at this point.

No way!

Kathleen
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#1090431 - 10/18/07 11:51 AM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Kathleen, take a look at the last etude, op. post (sorry, can't remember the key). I think you would like it. It's only two pages, slow, and much easier than 28/17 -- and btw, as everyone else has said, your performances of the preludes were fantastic!
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#1090432 - 10/18/07 12:26 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Black Key Etude for meeeeeee.
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#1090433 - 10/18/07 12:27 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Haha, I guess Greg really inspired everyone with this preludes recital, now we have people signing up for both Mazurka and Etude recitals the day after.
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#1090434 - 10/18/07 01:00 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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I would be in a panic to sign up in hopes of snagging something approachable - most of these would be ridiculous for me to try. Any recommendations on an easier etude?
thanks
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#1090435 - 10/18/07 01:54 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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PianoAgain: I can't find any etude below an 8! And I am taking a break from that kind of abuse (just kidding...but the 17th was reeeallllyyy difficult for me.) I want to stick with pieces I can learn in several weeks, not months. But thank you for thinking of me and thank you so much for your wonderful compliment. It was sort of an "out-of-body" experience.

And, by the way, where is this Etude Euphoria sign-up? Not that I plan on joining, just wondering if there is an active post going on.

As far as I know, we only have the Mazurka Marathon, pieces which is so readily accessible to many. So please give them a listen and then get on the thread to the first page. The very first page lists the mazurkas already "spoken for," but there are many more to choose from.

Mistaya: As you may have guessed already, there is no such thing as an easy etude, unless you're a professional. Sorry...

Kathleen
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#1090436 - 10/18/07 02:09 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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"The bees" (I think it's Op.25 No.2) is, in my opinion, the easiest etude. Give it a try.
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#1090437 - 10/18/07 02:20 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Kathleen,
I very much enjoyed your preludes - you play with such feeling and understanding - beautiful.

I did realize that the etudes were level 8 plus, but often within such a grouping, some will be more approachable than others. Perhaps I'll take a pass as well and take on a beautiful nocturne. I did find the prelude recital to be very motivating and it made me work harder at the polishing stage than I would have otherwise done.
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#1090438 - 10/18/07 02:39 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Recently, there was a post in the pianist corner talking about the difficulty of every etude. Perhaps you would like to take a look at it:

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/2/15938.html#000000
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#1090439 - 10/18/07 03:04 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Thanks, AQP87
I'll have a try through 10.2 and a couple of others (10.9,25.2 and 25.12 look appealing). The link was very helpful.
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#1090440 - 10/18/07 03:44 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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I'm studying 10.5 and 10.9, if you want any advice of no.9, please tell me.
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#1090441 - 10/18/07 04:36 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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I've always loved 25/11 and boy would it be a challenge!!! Began studying it years ago - just one of many unfinished projects. However, I expect it should be taken by someone else - it's probably more worthy of someone along the lines of a LisztAddict or a Hershey.

I have been studying 25/6 ("thirds") off and on - and PW's own JBiegel "owns" this piece.
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#1090442 - 10/18/07 05:38 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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I could never quite get that 25/6 up to speed. 10/2 was also on the slow side. \:\(

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#1090443 - 10/18/07 06:50 PM Re: Online Chopin Prelude Recital TODAY! :)
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Hmm. 25/10 looks good for me, I'm strong with octaves. I'd LOVE to do 25/11, it's a great piece. 25/12 is amazing, might also consider that. But then there's 25/3 which is good. 25/5 is so underplayed. Love the middle section.

And there's 10.2 which is just like my prelude. And reading through my mazurka today, I realized that it has the exact same thing, the note with thumb and lots of 45 action.
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