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#1405723 - 03/28/10 06:15 PM Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants
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Well, after the fabulous celebration of Chopin's 200th birthday we enjoyed recently, we now have to look ahead to our next half-yearly ecital: 17th October, in commemoration of his death day.

The works open for this ecital are: the Waltzes, and any work not covered in a previous ecital (see chopinrecital.org to check).




I have already had some offers, and know that some of you wanted to carry forward pieces you hadn't quite got ready for March 1st. If I have missed out anyone, please let me know and you will be added to our list.

The list so far:
Horowitzian: Nocturne in F major, Op 15 no 1
AlisonWhittle: Berceuse, Op 57
Jazzyprof: Posthumous Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Frycek: Op 11 Larghetto
Rustyfingers: Mazurka in B flat, Op 17 No 1


Additionally, a call to Schubertian, Piano&Violin, Secondo, Bassio and co to ask if they want to submit their Mazurkas?


Edited by Mary-Rose (03/28/10 06:54 PM)
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#1405752 - 03/28/10 06:50 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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I would indeed, thanks Mary Rose. Mazurka 17/1.
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#1406097 - 03/29/10 09:39 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: rustyfingers]
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If it's possible, I'd like to sign in for Waltz No. 10 In B Minor, Op. 69 Np. 2. However! If any of you would like to play this waltz, feel free to do so! smile I don't have my mind set on this one in particular - I have never known the waltzes well and I am sure I will find lots of enjoyment in other ones too. So, basically, I'm willing to switch and give this one up to someone else smile


It's great we have another recital! smile

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#1406302 - 03/29/10 01:27 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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I'd like to contribute op 69 no 1 if nobody else wants it.Like Mati, I'm not particularly bothered which one I play so if anyone else wants to play it, please say so and I'll be happy to choose one of the other waltzes.

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#1406310 - 03/29/10 01:39 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: timmyab]
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I'm good for Op 64, no 2. I've worked on it on and off, despite my teacher's objections, and that gives me some time to finish what I'm doing now and get to work on this one. This one is pretty popular, so if I have to drop out I'll know by June/July and I'm sure someone will cover it smile
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#1406435 - 03/29/10 04:17 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Maestro_007]
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So we have eight pieces already:

Horowitzian: Nocturne Op 15 no 1 in F major
AlisonWhittle: Berceuse, Op 57
Jazzyprof: Posthumous Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Frycek: Larghetto from Op 11 Concerto
Rustyfingers: Mazurka Op 17 No 1 in B flat

Maestro_007: Valse Op 64 no 2 in C sharp minor
Timmyab: Valse Op 69 no 1 in A flat major
Mati: Valse Op 69 no 2 in B minor

Do you realise how few Waltzes Chopin published during his lifetime? Only eight, although there were more than double that altogether - so plenty to choose from!
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#1406477 - 03/29/10 05:08 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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I'm going to try Waltz in E Minor #14 Posth. I will give early notification if I can't learn it in time. Thanks!

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#1406573 - 03/29/10 07:21 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: ab-ster]
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I'd like to do the Polonaise G# minor, Opus Posthumous.

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#1406577 - 03/29/10 07:27 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: LisztAddict]
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Welcome on board, ab-ster and LisztAddict. So now we have:

Horowitzian: Nocturne Op 15 no 1in F major - confirmed
AlisonWhittle: Berceuse, Op 57 - confirmed
Jazzyprof: Posthumous Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Frycek: Op 11 Larghetto
Rustyfingers: Mazurka Op 17 No 1 in B flat

LisztAddict: Polonaise in G sharp minor, Op Post

Maestro_007: Valse Op 64 no 2 in C sharp minor
Timmyab: Valse Op 69 no 1 in A flat major
Mati: Valse Op 69 no 2 in B minor
Ab-ster: Posth. Valse in E minor
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#1406729 - 03/29/10 11:01 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Go ahead and sign me up for Waltz No. 19 in A Minor (Posthumous I believe). If someone else wants it though they're welcome to it. smile

Now I'll just have to try and remember, October is still a long ways out!
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#1406741 - 03/29/10 11:16 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: AnotherSchmoe]
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Am I allowed in this time?

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#1406865 - 03/30/10 04:31 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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AnotherSchmoe - I've put you down for the A minor Op Post.

mr super-hunky - you are always welcome so long as you abide by the same guidelines as everyone else. Would love to hear you play some Chopin!
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#1407002 - 03/30/10 10:49 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Sign me up for the Waltz Op. post. 70 no.2. please.
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#1407096 - 03/30/10 12:56 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mistaya]
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#1407317 - 03/30/10 05:28 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Originally Posted By: Mary-Rose


mr super-hunky - you are always welcome so long as you abide by the same guidelines as everyone else. Would love to hear you play some Chopin!



If I were to abide by the same guidelines as everyone else then I would'nt be true to myself as butchering perfectly good music seems to be my true calling. Oh well, I'll hack up some Chopin somewhere else then. (banished back to the land of misfit toys ....again!).

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#1407322 - 03/30/10 05:43 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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OK Mistaya - looking forward to that.

Frycek - no pressure, see how you feel.

Mr Super-H: you are only banished by yourself! Why don't you play some Chopin as he wrote it? You might find it surprisingly rewarding. If you are a toy I think you must be "Action Man" or maybe Barbie's boyfriend Ken wink

Latest programme:
Horowitzian: Nocturne Op 15 no 1in F major
AlisonWhittle: Berceuse, Op 57
Jazzyprof: Posthumous Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Frycek: Op 11 Larghetto
Rustyfingers: Mazurka Op 17 No 1 in B flat
LisztAddict: Polonaise in G sharp minor, Op Post

Maestro_007: Valse Op 64 no 2 in C sharp minor
Timmyab: Valse Op 69 no 1 in A flat major
Mati: Valse Op 69 no 2 in B minor
Mistaya: Valse Op 70 no 2 in F minor
Ab-ster: Posth. Valse in E minor
Anotherschmoe: Valse in A minor, Op Post
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#1407400 - 03/30/10 07:35 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Ok, here is the deal. I'll play Chopins Prelude in C Minor {Opus 28, Number 20} in its entirety AS WRITTEN. No funny stuff. Then after a long pause of silence..(for the purists who know whats about to come next!), I'll just toss in a small little sample of whats really going on in my mind.

Will that fly?

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#1407417 - 03/30/10 07:55 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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I have to say I'm dying to hear this. At the same time I want to keep the Chopin ecitals (particularly the one in memory of his death day) reverent. So I'll have to think about this, Mr s-h.
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#1407439 - 03/30/10 09:14 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Please, sign me up for Waltz in A minor, op 34-2
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#1407524 - 03/31/10 12:12 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: al-mahed]
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I noticed that the op 7-1 - mazurka in B flat major, was never recorded, if this is correct I'd like to change from op 34-2 to op 7-1, ok?

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#1407612 - 03/31/10 06:17 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: al-mahed]
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Hi al-mahed, Peyton performed Mazurka 7/1 in the second Mazurkathon so if it's OK I'll put you down for 34/2. Nice to have you on board!
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#1407624 - 03/31/10 07:18 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Ok Mary, no problem. smile

But, I didn't find this information in the link "http://www.chopinrecital.org/5301.html". It is suposed to contain all the recordings so far? Or there is another link to others events, like mazurkathon?

Could you post the link to the other events (if this is the case)? Perhaps I can find more options of works to chose (I don't have much options since I'm begginer :))

Thanks

Originally Posted By: Mary-Rose
Hi al-mahed, Peyton performed Mazurka 7/1 in the second Mazurkathon so if it's OK I'll put you down for 34/2. Nice to have you on board!
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#1407663 - 03/31/10 08:59 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: al-mahed]
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I'd like to play Opus 70 #13 in D-flat. Thank you.

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#1407736 - 03/31/10 11:14 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Manndrew]
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As far as I know you can find all the previous performances at www.ecital.net.

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#1407876 - 03/31/10 02:29 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Elene]
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Hi Elene, this link redirects to "http://www.chopinrecital.org/index.html".

If you click any of the pictures you'll find the list I'm pasting here below. Is it the complete list?

thank you!

Chopin 200th Commemoration E-cital
E-cital date: 1 March 2010
Work Performer
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 in Eb Major AnotherSchmoe
Concerto Op. 21 2nd Movement Chardonnay
Mazurka Op. 24 No. 1 in G Minor Maestro_007
Polonaise Op. 26 No. 2 in Eb Minor Maestro_007
Ballade Op. 38 in F Major LisztAddict
Polonaise Op. 40 No. 1 in A Major ab-ster
Polonaise Op. 40 No. 2 in C Minor Schubertian
Ballade Op. 47 in Ab Major gerg
Mazurka Op. 50 No. 1 in G Major Schubertian
Impromptu Op. 51 in Gb Major Carey
Ballade Op. 52 in F Minor doowlehc
Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1 in F Minor Piano Again
Mazurka Op. 56 No. 1 in B Major Schubertian
Mazurka Op. 56 No. 2 in C Major Schubertian
Barcarolle Op. 60 in F# Major heidiv
Song "Pierścień" Elene with Stephen Montoya
Song "Dumka" Elene
Song "Smutna rzeka" Elene with Stephen Montoya
Song "Nie ma czego trzeba" Elene


The Mazurkas
E-cital date: 22 February 2010
(Mazurkas, Part I, 22 February 2008)
(Mazurkas, Part II, 22 February 2009) Work Performer
Op. 7 No. 3 in F Minor Mati
Op. 7 No. 4 in Ab Major Mistaya
Op. 17 No. 4 in A Minor ab-ster
Op. 59 No. 2 in Ab Major Chardonnay




The Nocturnes
E-cital date: 17 October 2009 Work Performer
Op. 9 No. 1 in Bb Major Peyton
Op. 9 No. 2 in Eb Major [unavailable]
Op. 9 No. 3 in B Major timmyab
Op. 15 No. 1 in F Major [unavailable]
Op. 15 No. 2 in F# Major Ted.Stanion
Op. 15 No. 3 in G Minor [unavailable]
Op. 27 No. 1 in C# Minor Piano Again
Op. 27 No. 2 in Db Major Chardonnay
Op. 32 No. 1 in B Major Schubertian
Op. 32 No. 2 in Ab Major Akonow
Op. 37 No. 1 in G Minor Chopinet
Op. 37 No. 2 in G Major gerg
Op. 48 No. 1 in C Minor Jazzyprof
Op. 48 No. 2 in F# Minor Elene
Op. 55 No. 1 in F Minor [unavailable]
Op. 55 No. 2 in Eb Major Sotto Voce
Op. 62 No. 1 in B Major Carolyn227
Op. 62 No. 2 in E Major Chopin952
Op. 72 in E Minor Peyton
Op. Posth. C# Minor LisztAddict
Op. Posth. in C Minor Mati



Grandes Études, Op. 10, Op. 25, and Trois Nouvelles
E-cital date: 17 October 2008 Work Performer
Op. 10 No. 2 in A Minor Sotto Voce
Op. 10 No. 4 in C# Minor Sotto Voce
Op. 10 No. 5 in Gb Major Chopin952
Op. 10 No. 6 in Eb Minor Elene
Op. 10 No. 7 in C Major Sotto Voce
Op. 10 No. 9 in F Minor Piano*Son
Op. 10 No. 12 in C Minor Frycek
Op. 25 No. 1 in Ab Major Jazzyprof
Op. 25 No. 3 in F Major Alpha
Op. 25 No. 4 in A Minor LisztAddict
Op. 25 No. 6 in G# Minor gerg
Op. 25 No. 7 in C# Minor Piano Again
Op. 25 No. 8 in Db Major Phlebas
Op. 25 No. 9 in Gb Major Chopin952
Op. 25 No. 11 in A Minor LisztAddict
Op. 25 No. 12 in C Minor Yuri
Trois Nouvelles No. 1 in F Minor Elene
Trois Nouvelles No. 3 in Db Major Greywullf


The Preludes: Op. 28, Op. 45, and Posthumous
E-cital date: 17 October 2007 Work Performer
Op. 28 No. 1 in C Major Piano Again
Op. 28 No. 2 in A Minor Schubertian
Op. 28 No. 3 in G Major Peyton
Op. 28 No. 4 in E Minor Euan Morrison
Op. 28 No. 5 in D Major LisztAddict
Op. 28 No. 6 in B Minor Mistaya
Op. 28 No. 7 in A Major Bassio
Op. 28 No. 8 in F# Minor gerg
Op. 28 No. 9 in E Major Piano Again
Op. 28 No. 10 in C# Minor Playadom
Op. 28 No. 11 in B Major Ragnhild
Op. 28 No. 12 in G# Minor Playadom
Op. 28 No. 14 in Eb Minor Sotto Voce
Op. 28 No. 15 in Db Major NancyM333
Op. 28 No. 16 in Bb Minor Jazzyprof
Op. 28 No. 18 in F Minor gerg
Op. 28 No. 19 in Eb Major Theowne
Op. 28 No. 20 in C Minor Mike White
Op. 28 No. 21 in Bb Major Piano Again
Op. 28 No. 22 in G Minor Frycek
Op. 28 No. 23 in F Major Schubertian
Op. 28 No. 24 in D Minor LisztAddict
Posthumous in Ab Major Sotto Voce



Originally Posted By: Elene
As far as I know you can find all the previous performances at www.ecital.net.

Elene
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#1407998 - 03/31/10 05:17 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: al-mahed]
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al-mahed, if you look at the heading 'Mazurkas' you have listed above, you can see there are two links to two more Mazurka ecitals (parts I and II). I'm sorry if it isn't very clear!

Manndrew - have put you down for 70/3. So we now have:

Horowitzian: Nocturne Op 15 no 1in F major
AlisonWhittle: Berceuse, Op 57
Jazzyprof: Posthumous Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Frycek: Op 11 Larghetto
Rustyfingers: Mazurka Op 17 No 1 in B flat
LisztAddict: Polonaise in G sharp minor, Op Post

Al-mahed: Valse Op 34 no 2 in A minor
Maestro_007: Valse Op 64 no 2 in C sharp minor
Timmyab: Valse Op 69 no 1 in A flat major
Mati: Valse Op 69 no 2 in B minor
Mistaya: Valse Op 70 no 2 in F minor
Manndrew: Vals Op 70 no 3 in D flat
Ab-ster: Posth. Valse in E minor
Anotherschmoe: Valse in A minor, Op Post

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#1408085 - 03/31/10 07:44 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Oh, now I see, thank you Mary, it wasn't clear where the link was tge first time.

cheers
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#1408214 - 03/31/10 11:47 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: al-mahed]
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I was thinking about what Mr SH said, and I thought of the week-long Chopin celebration in Warsaw. There were many people there played improv of Chopin pieces to the point you couldn't even recognize what exactly they were playing.

So I want to suggest that we have Mr SH to play the Prelude No 20 in C-minor as Chopin wrote it, then after that he can improvise to his taste. Having heard his playing in many ABF recitals, I think we would have some pleasant surprise.

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#1408359 - 04/01/10 05:01 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: LisztAddict]
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I agree. So we look forward to your contribution, MR s-h! (Special dispensation - no other improvisations please - we don't want our dear Chopin spinning in Pere Lachaise).
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#1408369 - 04/01/10 06:05 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Great I'm in! Put me on the list. I knew if I worked my charm a little Mary-Rose would let me in. (She's sweet on me you know. So is Monica but she won't read this because she only plays that goofy new-age stuff. Hehe). Actually, so do I so never mind.

Anyway, now that I'm "officially" on the approved Chopin recital list, I'm gonna go nuts with this piece. If the deal is that I've got to play the original as written then I sure hope it's not to hard to learn because my sightreading abilites stink. Good excuse to actually read something even though I'm going to have to use the "every good boy does fine" / "All cows eat grass" method at first! Haha, pathetic I know but think about it, even if I only learn one bar a day, I'll still learn all the bars in a matter of several weeks right? Then just play them one after another until they flow smoothly together.

No promises on whats coming on the ad-lib version but your probably going to regret it! To late to turn back though; A deals a deal.

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#1408517 - 04/01/10 11:14 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: Mary-Rose
I agree. So we look forward to your contribution, MR s-h! (Special dispensation - no other improvisations please - we don't want our dear Chopin spinning in Pere Lachaise).


Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
Great I'm in! Put me on the list. I knew if I worked my charm a little Mary-Rose would let me in.
No promises on whats coming on the ad-lib version but your probably going to regret it! To late to turn back though; A deals a deal.


Does this mean MSH is special?
Seriously, he is tenacious as a bulldog! And yes, I am looking forward to his submittal.

On another note... Mary Rose, now that a good portion of the nocturnes, preludes, etudes have been performed, how do you see these recitals moving forward? Or will they?
As someone, with a fairly newfound respect/admiration/love for Chopin's gift to humanity, I look forward to building on my one and only Chopin piece- Prelude in E minor.
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#1408752 - 04/01/10 05:03 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Does this mean MSH is special?

YES!



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#1409052 - 04/01/10 11:29 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: LisztAddict]
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Originally Posted By: LisztAddict
I was thinking about what Mr SH said, and I thought of the week-long Chopin celebration in Warsaw. There were many people there played improv of Chopin pieces to the point you couldn't even recognize what exactly they were playing.

So I want to suggest that we have Mr SH to play the Prelude No 20 in C-minor as Chopin wrote it, then after that he can improvise to his taste. Having heard his playing in many ABF recitals, I think we would have some pleasant surprise.


In addition, I'd like to personally thank Liszaddict for pointing out this fact. I could only imagine that Chopin himself would welcome improvisations of his music and feel proud to have inspired so many other musicians to do the same. *Encouraging* others to participate and enjoy his music just seems to make all kinds of sense.

Now listen, I have no plans on turning this into a sideshow act. I DO respect Chopins work just as all of you do. He was a musical genious just not a deity.....although admitidly pretty close!

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#1409055 - 04/01/10 11:36 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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(She's sweet on me you know. So is Monica but she won't read this because she only plays that goofy new-age stuff. Hehe).


Normally I *don't* read the classically oriented threads, hunky, but I saw from the thread listing that you had posted on it, and that got me curious enough to check it out. (I'm sweet on you, you know. wink laugh )

I don't know if the Chopin crowd is ready for Chopin-in-a-Speedo, though. eek
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#1409057 - 04/01/10 11:41 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Monica K.]
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#1409199 - 04/02/10 06:21 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Strings&Wood: I think we must all have a democratic discussion about the Chopin ecitals from 2011 onwards. So if you have any ideas, please share them after October 17.


Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
I could only imagine that Chopin himself would welcome improvisations of his music and feel proud to have inspired so many other musicians to do the same. *Encouraging* others to participate and enjoy his music just seems to make all kinds of sense.



In fact Chopin HATED people extemporising on his music, which is why I have been reticent about encouraging it in our ecitals. Liszt was prone to add his own variations to Chopn's works, which Chopin didn't like at all. But he won't be hearing our efforts, so won't be hurt by them!
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#1409530 - 04/02/10 04:14 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Mary-Rose, are you sure about Chopin "hating" ("hate" is a VERY strong word) other musicians performing variations of his work?

I only ask this because SO many accomplished performers have done so. Were they all inspired by Chopins compositions and decided to play variations of his pieces in the face of his deep "hatred" for others doing this?

[Note]: I'm NOT trying to stir up the nest with this, I honestly don't know what the actual (factual) truth is. I need to be enlightend.

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#1409609 - 04/02/10 06:24 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
Mary-Rose, are you sure about Chopin "hating" ("hate" is a VERY strong word) other musicians performing variations of his work?

I only ask this because SO many accomplished performers have done so.

They didn't do it to his face. Only Liszt dared to do, once.
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#1409643 - 04/02/10 07:49 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: -Frycek]
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Whether Chopin liked or disliked people making variations out of his work, I think that's hard to prove.

But the fact is Chopin Opus 2 are variations of Mozart's La ci darem la mano.

Rachmaninoff wrote a theme and variations based on the same prelude No 20 that Mr. SH wants to play. Honestly, I don't like this particular work by Rachmaninoff. The theme is there, the variations go completely off the theme, and they just go on and on and on for almost 30 minutes.

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#1409661 - 04/02/10 08:21 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: LisztAddict]
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Whether Chopin liked or disliked people making variations out of his work, I think that's hard to prove.

But the fact is Chopin Opus 2 are variations of Mozart's La ci darem la mano.

We weren't talking about someone writing his own variations on a theme by Chopin. We were talking about someone going off on his own tangent during the performance of one of Chopin's actual compositions. In the one recorded instance he bit Liszt's head off. (Actually, he wasn't all that happy about anyone anyone even handling the fair copies either. He was a bit of a mother hen in that respect. Once he got upset when he smelled cigar smoke on one of them.)
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#1409749 - 04/02/10 10:56 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: -Frycek]
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I'm still confused. Apparantly, Mary-Rose is correct in that Chopin very much disliked anyone altering his music. If that is the case, then I could possibly see that performing a variation of his work may be disrespectful; especially in a recital in his honor. If this is the case then I will happily withdraw my "variation" and simply perform the original score as written and that's it.

What does confuse me however is how many modern musicians who have performed various "inspired" renditions of his work. Because this is true, would that not be considered disrespectful as well since Chopin clearly did not approve of this?

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#1409754 - 04/02/10 11:04 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Originally Posted By: Mary-Rose
Strings&Wood: I think we must all have a democratic discussion about the Chopin ecitals from 2011 onwards. So if you have any ideas, please share them after October 17.


Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
I could only imagine that Chopin himself would welcome improvisations of his music and feel proud to have inspired so many other musicians to do the same. *Encouraging* others to participate and enjoy his music just seems to make all kinds of sense.



In fact Chopin HATED people extemporising on his music, which is why I have been reticent about encouraging it in our ecitals. Liszt was prone to add his own variations to Chopn's works, which Chopin didn't like at all. But he won't be hearing our efforts, so won't be hurt by them!


Guess he woulda hated Godowsky's guts, then. laugh
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#1409843 - 04/03/10 03:05 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
I'm still confused. Apparantly, Mary-Rose is correct in that Chopin very much disliked anyone altering his music. If that is the case, then I could possibly see that performing a variation of his work may be disrespectful; especially in a recital in his honor. If this is the case then I will happily withdraw my "variation" and simply perform the original score as written and that's it.

What does confuse me however is how many modern musicians who have performed various "inspired" renditions of his work. Because this is true, would that not be considered disrespectful as well since Chopin clearly did not approve of this?



As I said before, Mr Hunky, Chopin's not around to listen and I am sure we'll all enjoy your improvisation. Please don't just stick with the original as that has already had a place in the current set of ecitals.

Looking forward to hearing you play in October!
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#1409898 - 04/03/10 08:05 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Horowitzian]
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Guess he woulda hated Godowsky's guts, then. laugh


Pretty much. grin

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#1435277 - 05/12/10 04:47 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: -Frycek]
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*Bump*

Anyone else interested in participating? And to those who have already booked their spot, how's it going?
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#1435289 - 05/12/10 05:09 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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64/3 - is that taken yet?
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#1435315 - 05/12/10 06:00 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: gerg]
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No gerg - is that your choice? Lovely!

So our programme now looks like this:

Horowitzian: Nocturne Op 15 no 1in F major
AlisonWhittle: Berceuse, Op 57
Jazzyprof: Posthumous Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Frycek: Op 11 Larghetto
Rustyfingers: Mazurka Op 17 No 1 in B flat
LisztAddict: Polonaise in G sharp minor, Op Post

Al-mahed: Valse Op 34 no 2 in A minor
Maestro_007: Valse Op 64 no 2 in C sharp minor
Gerg: Valse Op 64 no 3 in A flat major
Timmyab: Valse Op 69 no 1 in A flat major
Mati: Valse Op 69 no 2 in B minor
Mistaya: Valse Op 70 no 2 in F minor
Manndrew: Vals Op 70 no 3 in D flat
Ab-ster: Posth. Valse in E minor
Anotherschmoe: Valse in A minor, Op Post
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#1435351 - 05/12/10 07:04 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Whoops - an important correction:

Horowitzian: Nocturne Op 15 no 1in F major
AlisonWhittle: Berceuse, Op 57
Jazzyprof: Posthumous Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Frycek: Op 11 Larghetto
Rustyfingers: Mazurka Op 17 No 1 in B flat
LisztAddict: Polonaise in G sharp minor, Op Post
Mr Super-Hunky: Prelude Op 28 No 20

Al-mahed: Valse Op 34 no 2 in A minor
Maestro_007: Valse Op 64 no 2 in C sharp minor
Gerg: Valse Op 64 no 3 in A flat major
Timmyab: Valse Op 69 no 1 in A flat major
Mati: Valse Op 69 no 2 in B minor
Mistaya: Valse Op 70 no 2 in F minor
Manndrew: Vals Op 70 no 3 in D flat
Ab-ster: Posth. Valse in E minor
Anotherschmoe: Valse in A minor, Op Post
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#1435428 - 05/12/10 09:47 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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If timmyab would give it up I'd like to do 69/1. I leave it up to him. smile
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#1435666 - 05/13/10 09:57 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Peyton]
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Mary-Rose,

On the recital website, I noticed that Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 is listed as "unavailable."

Does that mean I can submit a recording of that piece? If so, I can do that one. I might do something else too, but let me look through my "stuff" and see what I can tackle at this point.

EDIT - I see it was done on March 1, 2010. Never mind! Back to the drawing board for me.


Edited by heidiv (05/13/10 09:03 PM)

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#1435756 - 05/13/10 12:27 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: heidiv]
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All,

I want to formally acknowledge and welcome HeidiV as an e-cital organizer! thumb

(Heidi will be playing Op. 18... right Heidi? wink laugh )

She will be maintaining the list privately, and Mary-Rose will continue as our beloved Chopin ambassador to keep us all updated publicly.

I also want to encourage backup sign-ups, as we've had a high attrition rate these last couple of events (1 March, 22 February). We're honoring the man who inspired many of us to take up piano in the first place, and naturally the closer we can get to 100% participation of the pieces signed up, the better it is.

One of the special aspects of these e-citals is that, once we put your performance up on the website, it remains there permanently long after the e-cital date as your own public testament to this great composer, something to which you can point your friends and associates and say, "I played that!"

My respect and affection to all. For Fryderyk...


Edited by gerg (05/13/10 12:30 PM)

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#1435772 - 05/13/10 12:58 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: gerg]
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Originally Posted By: gerg

(Heidi will be playing Op. 18... right Heidi? wink laugh )


Yeah, with my toes! grin

I'm glad to help in any way that I can. These e-citals are such a wonderful tribute. I like the idea of having backups too, so if anyone would like to be listed as a backup for a particular piece, please post here and I'll maintain the list.

Many thanks to Greg and Mary-Rose for their outstanding work in making these e-citals possible.

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#1436025 - 05/13/10 06:47 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Peyton]
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If timmyab would give it up I'd like to do 69/1. I leave it up to him. smile

Yes, OK I'll do Op Post in E major instead.

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#1436072 - 05/13/10 08:26 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: timmyab]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
If timmyab would give it up I'd like to do 69/1. I leave it up to him. smile

Yes, OK I'll do Op Post in E major instead.


Many thanks! I hope I can do it justice!
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#1436443 - 05/14/10 12:15 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Peyton]
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#1461102 - 06/22/10 06:00 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: gerg]
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It took me a while to choose a piece, but please sign me up for the Polonaise Op. 26 No. 1.

And just to clarify... playing in a Speedo is optional, not mandatory, right? laugh

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#1461642 - 06/23/10 01:38 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: heidiv]
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I'm really looking forward to that, Heidiv!
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#1492317 - 08/10/10 02:27 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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I've done approximately 82,000 recordings of "Melodia" in the past week and think I can finally do it at a level that is non-obnoxious enough to submit. So please count me in, officially, for that.

As usual, I've sure learned a lot from this project-- and this "simple" song. So simple I found it nearly impossible. And I mean that literally.

I will be extremely interested to hear Mr. S-H's variation, improvisation, or whatever it should be called. The discussion you all had about whether Chopin would approve is a fascinating one; I don't know what the final answer would be, but I would guess that his reaction might depend on the player's intentions as well as skillfulness. In Liszt's case, he might have felt like Liszt was trying to "go him one better," prove his superiority or show off.

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#1492939 - 08/10/10 07:26 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Elene]
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I would guess that his reaction might depend on the player's intentions as well as skillfulness. In Liszt's case, he might have felt like Liszt was trying to "go him one better," prove his superiority or show off.


Interesting ... that may have indeed, ruffled a few feathers.
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#1492981 - 08/10/10 08:10 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: heidiv]
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Chopin in a Speedo is a scary thought. Us playing Chopin in Speedos (with some exceptions) is also a scary thought.

Isn't it a good thing that piano competitions don't have swimsuit sections?

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#1493104 - 08/10/10 11:13 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Elene]
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I promise a one of a kind performance. After you hear "MacArthur Park" in a few days, you will be drawn even closer (or further away!), but nothing neutral.

A Speedo video is certainly NOT off the table. Heck, it's the internet right?


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#1493331 - 08/11/10 09:47 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Thanks for bumping this up. I totally forgot about this October event.

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#1493425 - 08/11/10 12:09 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: LisztAddict]
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I don't have a Speedo but I do have a great array of belly dance costumes.

But you aren't getting a video from me this time, anyway. That was March.

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#1496032 - 08/14/10 07:06 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Elene]
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I ran my recording of "Melodia" past an older lady who is a very experienced keyboard player and dancer. She said, "It sounds like it's just not settled into your body yet. Maybe it needs more rehearsal." When I told her that was about my 40th take (literally), she said, "Try for 45, then."

Sigh.

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#1497747 - 08/17/10 09:47 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: LisztAddict]
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Thanks for bumping this up. I totally forgot about this October event.


Oh my! I did forget too, that's bad. Thakfully it's still August and my piece is not a monstrous thing to tackle.
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#1498222 - 08/17/10 09:52 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mati]
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I recorded my waltz in e minor posth a couple of weeks ago. I'm cringing listening to it. Thankfully the recital is still 60 days away.

I think listening to your recording is a great tool for improvement. You hear all the details that you don't hear while you're playing.

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#1498536 - 08/18/10 11:25 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: ab-ster]
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Here is my submission. This is about the 52nd take-- it required more than that 45 tries! I finally learned to sing the trill.

http://www.box.net/shared/uod1se0agr

On to attempting to record 16th century Polish lute music, for my final "Chopin 200" project.

Yes, this recording process certainly is useful for learning.

Mati, which of these pieces is NOT a monster? I was shocked at the difficulty of this innocent-looking little song! cry

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#1518458 - 09/19/10 01:28 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Anything going on around here?

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#1518520 - 09/19/10 02:50 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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My Chopin polonaise is ready to be submitted too. I am waiting for gerg and heidiv to open up the submission process.

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#1518553 - 09/19/10 03:49 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Hi all,

We're still working on some technical issues. Greg has several hours of work to do in order to ensure that the submission process goes smoothly. Unfortunately, it's not quite as simple as flipping a switch! laugh

Greg has a nasty cold right now, so he might not be feeling up to the challenge in the short term. I know we all appreciate his hard work on these events. I myself never realized how many hours of behind the scenes prep is necessary to make these events possible. Thanks Greg!

We still have four weeks before the e-cital date, so it's great to see such enthusiasm this early! Hang in there, and we'll post the "call for submissions" as soon as the site is ready.

Regards,
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#1518673 - 09/19/10 07:49 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Because I'll be leaving the US on Oct. 1, and in Paris on Oct. 17 (God willing!), I just want to make sure that my submission is someplace where you can find it at the appropriate time. I don't think there will be any problem with getting the Box.net file.

(In fact, a bunch of people have downloaded it already-- Box.net keeps telling me so-- but no one has made any comments! shocked That is making me a little nervous about it!)

Sincere thanks again for all you are doing to make this event happen. Greg, I'm sending you virtual herbs for your cold!

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#1518677 - 09/19/10 07:56 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Elene]
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No problem, Elene. We might be accepting submissions before October 1, but if not, we'll make sure we have yours before you leave.

You are going to have a great trip!

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#1518712 - 09/19/10 09:37 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: heidiv]
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(In fact, a bunch of people have downloaded it already-- Box.net keeps telling me so-- but no one has made any comments! shocked That is making me a little nervous about it!)


I am so looking forward to this recital and I am reserving comment until then.
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#1518717 - 09/19/10 09:43 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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I promise a one of a kind performance. After you hear "MacArthur Park" in a few days, you will be drawn even closer (or further away!), but nothing neutral.

A Speedo video is certainly NOT off the table. Heck, it's the internet right?


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I did not get the chance to comment on your "MacArthur Park" but I did enjoy reading your commentary and performance, I look forward to your Chopin recital piece and know you will do it justice.
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#1518797 - 09/20/10 12:27 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Thanks Carl. I've got about 17 versions of my piece that I have been experimenting with for a while and have decided to sew a few together in a compilation format.

Sure, I know this sounds like a train wreck but it is actually turning out pretty cool. Besides, I had to kick and scratch to get in here so I figure I only have one shot anyway so why not submit it?

It will be worth the price of admission, I promise.

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#1518976 - 09/20/10 10:08 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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Does anyone know the latest date we can submit our piece?
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#1519061 - 09/20/10 12:12 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
Does anyone know the latest date we can submit our piece?


Greg is laid up in bed with a 102.4 fever, so I don't expect we'll hear from him for a few days. Usually the deadline is a day or two before the e-cital date, so probably October 15th or 16th - but let's wait for confirmation from Greg.

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#1519980 - 09/21/10 04:57 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
Elene Offline
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Mr. S-H, I can sure sympathize with having 17 different versions. Going to be interesting.

Elene

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#1522407 - 09/25/10 01:08 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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We're probably okay to start taking submissions. I had to add some additional logic to support multiple e-citals, but it is there now. There is also a new "by performer" search capability, under the "View All Submissions" subcategory, which searches all e-citals past and present, and presents a player for those entries from past e-citals.

I'm also pleased to report that most of our pages are now W3C-compliant.

To submit your recording for this latest e-cital, use the URL below:

http://www.ecital.net/ecital/submit.php

I will not be able to contribute 64/3 to this, unfortunately.

Hope everyone likes the new look, updated for the Waltzes!


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Not related to the e-cital, but does anyone think it might be appropriate to put together a special ecital page for Phlebas, with just his recordings?
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#1522840 - 09/26/10 01:50 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
Elene Offline
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Greg, I hope you're feeling better!

I just now submitted my song-- it looks like it worked. Please let me know if there was any problem.

The new format is incredibly impressive and I look forward to hearing everyone. They'd better have good WiFi in Paris!

Elene

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#1522845 - 09/26/10 02:17 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: gerg]
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Originally Posted By: gerg
Not related to the e-cital, but does anyone think it might be appropriate to put together a special ecital page for Phlebas, with just his recordings?
Yes, nice idea!
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#1522875 - 09/26/10 03:27 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: currawong]
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Originally Posted By: currawong
Originally Posted By: gerg
Not related to the e-cital, but does anyone think it might be appropriate to put together a special ecital page for Phlebas, with just his recordings?
Yes, nice idea!


I agree, it is an excellent idea!
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#1522877 - 09/26/10 03:29 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Elene]
gerg Offline
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Thanks Elene. An incredible amount of research went into making it this way, bringing it out of 1998 and into 2010, achieving W3C-compliance, and there's a good deal more that could be done. But yes, I'm happy with it as it stands now.

I was worried adding a last-minute feature that, instead of the submitted date, puts the title of the ecital under the "Submitted" column. This feature is helpful if you want to search by performer and share your work from all ecitals with your friends, parents, children, teacher, etc. The worry came about because you and I were both working with the same part of the code at the same time, and I had a bug in the first couple of uploads. It would not have affected your submission, however.

Cannot wait to hear your Melodia! If it's half as good as your last songs, we're again in for quite a treat. Trills you say? Can't wait! smile
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#1522879 - 09/26/10 03:32 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: ChopinAddict]
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We can do this fairly trivially with the existing ecital framework provided someone can point me to his files. This will be ecital.net's way of paying homage to a dear friend. frown
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#1522884 - 09/26/10 03:43 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: gerg]
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Maybe Frank or piqué have some of his music or can point to it...
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#1522929 - 09/26/10 07:47 AM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
Bob M Offline
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Elene, Your Melodia offering is delightful. I'm not sure that many players also have great control of their vocal instrument. Thank you.
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#1523026 - 09/26/10 12:26 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
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hey gerg, I am glad you see you are back on your feet. Great work on the new Ecital site. Thank you for all your time and effort.

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#1523247 - 09/26/10 07:49 PM Re: Chopin ecital 17 October 2010 - calling participants [Re: Mary-Rose]
Elene Offline
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Thanks, Bob and Greg.

I didn't know Phlebas but a tribute to him sounds like a wonderful idea.

I've been meditating on "Not many things happen on the way to the airport to make you early."

Elene

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