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#1621390 - 02/16/11 01:22 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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13 Casinitaly - Gypsy Legend, Kalman Chovan
I don't think I've heard this one before. A fun little piece, that. Well done, Cheryl.

14 CMohr - I Should Care, Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl & Paul Weston
I remember watching an interview show on CNN many years ago where Sammy Cahn talked about his music and played and sang some of them. Wish I had that on DVD. Having gone off on a bit of a tangent, this is a really nice version of this song, Yes, I like the ending you used. It fits the mood of the song perfectly.

15 Todd Vance - Waltz, in C# Minor Op. 64 #2, Chopin
This is a difficult waltz. I doubt I could play it as well as you do. This is overall quite satisfying with good dynamics and a nice touch.

16 Joangolfing - Sonata E Major Op.14 No.1 Allegretto, Beethoven
A bit slower than one usually hears this piece, but overall quite satisfying musically. You have great control and your dynamics are flawless.

17 Inlanding - Glen - Medley of Three, Golson, Glen
Fabulous job on Clifford. The second piece has a fun bluesy swing to it. Quite nice. The third is more atmospheric. I quite enjoyed all three.

18 Ken. - Monk Medley, T. Monk
I am familiar with Monk, and I like what you've done with Bye-Ya. I never cared much for Mysterioso, but you played it nicely as well.

19 Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Odin Sphere no Theme, Hitoshi Sakimoto
Three days, huh? Amazing what love can do. Nice job. I don't know the piece, but it sounds quite nice - tremendous dynamic range. I'm sure your friend is pleased.

20 True Beginner - Winter Serenade, T. Beginner
Nice theme. Sounds like it could be the soundtrack for a film. Quite enjoyable.

21 Riddler (Ed) - Dolphin Dance, Herbie Hancock
I've never thought of this piece as atonal, just beautiful. I really don't care for atonal music, but I do like this. Nice job, Ed. Too darn short, though.

22 Martin JB - Reflections Em
A nice performance, Martin. Your piece fits right in with True Beginner's in terms of mood. Well done.

23 hoffy - Minuet In G Major, Petzold
Yes, this piece is played by many. It is still beautiful, though. You played it quite nicely.

24 LaValse - Prelude Op 11 No 4, Scriabin
Well played. For some reason the recording quality is lacking, though which I found somewhat distracting. One doesn't expect that level of hiss from the Edirol normally. At any rate, I like your dynamics on the piece, and I think you handle the polyphony quite well.

25 Jazzwee = All The Things You Are, Jerome Kern
Nice improv. I prefer to hear more of the original melody along with the improvisation, but that's my problem. I'm a bit of a "square" as they used to say. Nicely done.

26 wj3 / Walt - Take Me Home Country Roads, Bill Danoff, Tally Nivert and John Denver
One of the few Denver songs I liked, this one has been recorded by just about everyone. Nice job. I enjoyed it.

27 BillM - Mr. President (have pity on the working man), Randy Newman
Bill, you really captured the feeling of Newman's original performance with this one. Great job.

28 Strings & Wood - Op. 68, No. 16 (Erster Verlust), Robert Schumann
Beautiful performance. However many takes it took were well worth the effort. Hmm . . . outtakes . . . could be fun.

29 serge88 - Your Song, Elton John
Is there a more prolific composer of hits than John? I've always enjoyed this song, and your version does not disappoint. Wonderful.

30 paquijote - Invention No. 7 in E minor, Bach
You were brave to tackle Bach inventions after only two years. This really isn't as bad as you think. I enjoyed listening.

31 Augustina - Somewhere Out There, James Horner
Yes, I hear the plane. I really like this piece, and have played it often. It's not easy, as you know. Nice job. You need the Super Hunky patented giant piece of cardboard to which you tape the photocopied sheets - no page turning needed. He posted a pic once. It looks like crap, but it works. Seriously, I nearly always photocopy enough pages that I don't have to mess with page turns. I can't memorize for crap.


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#1621395 - 02/16/11 01:30 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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53. custard apple - A Time for Love - A superb quality recording and a beautifully played jazz piece - well done!

52. bluekeys - Invention #13 - You're brave to tackle these inventions - they're real tough! I didn't know #13, but the melody is easily recognizable. Well done with this one!

51. Hawgdriver (Leon) - Prelude in D-flat major, Op. 28 #15, 'raindrop' - Very well played. Incredible for such a short period of time!

50. Bunneh - Barcarolle, No. 6 from Troisime Recueil de Chants, op. 65. - You're right, this is a beautiful piece. I would give critique, but I have nothing to offer since it's played well as it is!
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#1621400 - 02/16/11 01:36 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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#34.-Mohan Karthik- Sweet composition! I like how it builds. (Nice shot on youtube too...)

#35. Lady Payne- Very nice. I know you probably didn't intend it but the recording quality almost makes it sounds really old (fitting for the piece). Almost like something you would hear on a Ken Burns special. smile

#37. Farm Girl- Hey, you may not like it but you did a heck of a job playing it. I love the build up at the beginning. I left a comment on your youtube.
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#1621413 - 02/16/11 01:50 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Performances 11-20.

11. Monica K. - The Meadow I love listening to your performances Monica as they are always so predictably beautiful. The "A" sounds incredible as always too. Sometimes I wonder if I should have kept my "A" as the "BB" is just SO powerful. Very nice as always.

12. John Frank - Two Waltz Medley : Waltz in B Minor & Waltz in D Major John this is one if not your best "technical" performance yet. Everything was done just right. Tempo, dynamics, even the recording was spot on. Very enjoyable to listen to.


13. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Gypsy Legend Cheryl you are exactly where you should be for your ability level. Very nice performance but I would love to hear you performance this same tune using flowing arpeggios in the left hand as it would really fill it out. I'm sure you have the ability to do it as well and the end result would sound fantastic. Keep up the good work and progress.


14. CMohr - I Should Care I'm not sure how to start off your review as while I'm listening to your piece I am comfortably being relaxed listening to the soothing music. Very enjoyable and performed in a very relaxed soothing manner.


15. Todd Vance - Waltz, in C# Minor Op. 64 #2 Todd that was a very nice performance of an equally beautiful piece. You did everything right! I couldn't find a single flaw. Just perfect.


16. Joangolfing - Sonata E Major Op.14 No.1 Allegretto Well I'm not familiar with this piece but I can certainly appreciate how well you performed it. A very delicate and emotional performance.


17. Inlanding - Glen - Medley of Three Glen the first piece certainly had a soft "swanky" feel about it. Beautiful relaxing music I could listen to all night. I liked the fancy improvised endings the best I think. I love that stuff.

18. Ken. - Monk Medley - Misterioso & Bye-ya Okay that was interesting, unique even. You certainly kept my attention with the piece going to many different places. Very nice job.


19. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Odin Sphere no Theme Mati, this was simply an outstanding performance. It reminded me of another video game composer Nobue Umatsu which I'm sure you are familiar with. If this beautiful tune doesn't get the girlie then nothing will. Your playing is simply great! Loved it.


20. True Beginner - Winter Serenade Another beautiful performances I thoroughly enjoyed. Wow, what a lovely piece and your playing made it stand out even further. Very dramatic melodies and execution of them.

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#1621425 - 02/16/11 02:06 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: MartinJB]
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25. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are

You played like your name, Jazzy performace.

26. wj3 / Walt - Take me home country roads

Very nice, I’m headin home.

27. BillM (formerly b528nf7) - Mr. President (have pity on the working man)

Wow, singing and playing at the same time. I was very much entertained. And BTW, Mister P. cut a guy a break.

28. Strings & Wood - Op. 68, No. 16 (Erster Verlust)

Very nice, I like it.

29. serge88 - Your Song

Concert quality, excellent job. Hey, where did he go?

30. paquijote - Invention No. 7 in E minor - J.S. Bach

Wow, that sounded difficult, those fingers really had a work out.

31. Augustina - Somewhere Out There from an American Tail

I like this, tune. Horner is one of my favorites. He composed some of the greatest sound tracks. Good job.

32. Undone - Toccata in D minor

Gave me the chills, great playing.

33. LisztAddict - Prelude in b minor

I loved this one, excellent performance. I defiantly have to find me something in this key.

34. Mohan Karthik - So far away

Wow, someone could use that for an ending sound track for a movie.

35. ladypayne - Nearer My God to Thee

Praise the lord, good job.

36. MaryBee - Sheep May Safely Graze

That was very good, I enjoyed it.

AND STILL MORE TO COME BUT AFTER A BRIEF INTERMISSION. I'M HUNGRY


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#1621426 - 02/16/11 02:08 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Mr Super-Hunky]
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Originally Posted By: mr_super-hunky
The "A" sounds incredible as always too. Sometimes I wonder if I should have kept my "A" as the "BB" is just SO powerful.


Well, heck, let's just swap 'em, then. ha
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#1621466 - 02/16/11 03:06 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Registered: 01/22/10
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Having the "WEEK FROM HELL" so I got off to a late start commenting on everyone's contribution. I am grateful for the opportunity to "chillax" for a bit. I am blown away by what every one has done so far.

1. Benpiano: AMAZING (as usual). Your dynamics in this piece are very good. You continue to inspire me to try harder. I put this piece on my "I want to play it some day" list. Just beautiful.

2. Wouter: I really enjoyed this. You played it with great "spunk."

3. Peyton: You brought some peaceful relaxation to my otherwise hectic day. Wonderful composition, beautifully played.

4. Dannylux: I really enjoyed this piece. Really nice smooth playing.

5. Sam Smith: This is one of my favorite Songs without words. Played very soulfully.

6. Cgyan: UNBELIEVABLE!!! What amazing progress you have made in 11 months. The music flowed very beautifully.

7. Keemanan: I loved your ornamentations. I love Purcell too. I played a piece of his as my very first non-method book so I have a soft spot in my heart for him. Beautifully done.

8. Mr. SuperH: This was really great. You pleased my 14 year old son with this too. I had him ID the piece and he got it right away (he and my husband are huge Pink Floyd fans).

9. P Rex: Really beautiful smooth scales in this piece. I really like Czerny compositions. It was a delight to listen.
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#1621493 - 02/16/11 03:43 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Some more comments - skipping around - more to come.

16. Joangolfing - Sonata E Major Op.14 No.1 Allegretto An excellent job on a difficult piece. I hope to do this someday. Did you notice the measure before the "maggiore" section? The high e which is held? Beethoven wrote crescendo under it. Impossible to do on the piano, of course, but that's Beethoven. You could always lift your left hand up in the air and conduct a crescendo there since you can't do it with the piano!

23. hoffy - Minuet In G Major (BWV Anh. 114 - come on, you all know it!) You're off to a great start back at the piano. Loved the ornaments and the staccato notes.

24. LaValse - Prelude Op 11 No 4 Great dynamics. It sounds so difficult...

28. Strings & Wood - Op. 68, No. 16 (Erster Verlust) So clear and understandable. Nice use of the pedal (or absence of pedal) and contrast with the legato and detached chords.

30. paquijote - Invention No. 7 in E minor - J.S. Bach Nice trills! I always shied away from this one because of the trills. I liked your tempo too - Glenn Gould plays this in less than a minute...

31. Augustina - Somewhere Out There from an American Tail (to do)

32. Undone - Toccata in D minor It is a little odd to listen to this on piano after hearing it in so many B horror movies on the organ. I think it would sound better with the sustain of an organ on those sustained chords. You did a great job with it - I can imagine how hard it must be.

33. LisztAddict - Prelude in b minor Great touch! I really want to do this someday. Absolutely gorgeous.

38. Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C (K545) Movement 2 - Andante Mozart is so tough to pull off convincingly, but I think you did it. Nice touch, and contrast with the legato and detached parts.

39. Sideshow/Edwin - Prelude - BWV935 What are you talking about - the trills were great and the accents not that noticeable. I think they helped to make sense of the piece, especially for those not familiar with it. Great job.

42. PhilzPiano - Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4 Great job for only 18 months. A little pedal in this, even though it's not marked, would help it - it's ultimately up to you and the way you think it should sound.

44. MegumiNoda - Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2 A great job on a difficult piece - you brought out the melody lines very well.

45. Wisebuff - In Church Op 39 No 24 Thanks for playing this - I don't think I have ever heard it. You did a great job building the dynamics up and down. Your pp was impressive.

48. Laura aka ten left thumbs - Moonlight Sonata, Op 27 no 2, 1st movement Who wants perfect? You captured the mood of it and that's what important. Great job.

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#1621496 - 02/16/11 03:58 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Sam S]
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For lunch was a turkey sandwich with Chip Ahoy cookies For those that were wondering wink. Now back to the world recital

37. FarmGirl - A Christmas Overture

Wow, I’m at my next employee Christmas luncheon and in the background you’re playing this.

38. Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C (K545) Movement 2 - Andante

Another enjoyable performance.

39. Sideshow/Edwin - Prelude - BWV935

If it was dance, it sounded like a great dance to me, I enjoyed it

40. GlassLove (Christine) - Song of India (arranged)

Good job, I like that one.

41. jotur/Cathy Turner - Amazing Grace

Now that arrangement to me is better than the one in the Alfred’s AIO. Beautiful performance.

42. PhilzPiano - Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4

Good job, I’d look forward to hearing you play this again.

43. Yamaha G-3 & P-80 / Mike WHite - Milonga del angel

Very nice, good one.

44. MegumiNoda - Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2

Wow, Very, very good.

45. Wisebuff - In Church Op 39 No 24

Good job, I’ve heard a few pieces of Tchaikovsky sound like he can be one of my favorites

46. ShiroKuro - Sunburst

It’s raining out here, and I swear I can see the sun now. You pulled it off nicely. Thank you.

47. spidaman - A moment lost

Your playing that made me reflect on a lot of memories. Well done.

48. Laura aka ten left thumbs - Moonlight Sonata, Op 27 no 2, 1st movement

One I’m familiar with, great job.

AND THE LAST IS YET TO COME
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#1621502 - 02/16/11 04:07 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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49. grotrianer - Sonata in c-minor op.10, no.1: 2nd mvt. - Adagio Molto - wow, that's a monster. I didn't get bored with it at all, but I can only imagine the stress induced by the length of concentration required to perform or record this. It's a beautiful piece of music and I enjoyed it a lot!

48. Laura aka ten left thumbs - Moonlight Sonata, Op 27 no 2, 1st movement - Well done on a classical standard!

47. spidaman - A moment lost - I'm not familiar with this one but it sounded great!

46. ShiroKuro - Sunburst - That was a neat piece. I could hear the guitar influence for sure. It sounds difficult on piano, but perhaps a bit easier on the guitar since it was written for it. Very enjoyable, thanks for sharing!
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#1621533 - 02/16/11 04:42 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I had time to listen to the first page. Next page comes later!

01. BenPiano - Waltz in G Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3

piano sound: nice

musical:
overall impression, like: listened to end. Lovely playing
phrasing: good
use of dynamics: little but ok
articulation: missing due to lot of pedal
rubato, speed changes: yes a lot, nice

technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R: ok
noise: none
bass: fair

02. wouter79 - the entertainer

piano sound: nice! beautiful singing treble

musical:
overall impression, like: like it a lot. Some flubs but you get through keeping the tempo
phrasing:nice
use of dynamics: nice. Sometimes an odd single chord too loud
articulation: yes, great
rubato, speed changes: mostly same speed, slight steady speed increase. I like the pushing with notes just a bit early near the end.

technical:
clipping:no
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance: not much bass
noise: no

03. Peyton - Angel

piano sound: it all sounds a bit rumbling, treble sounds tinny.
Sometimes I hear a high ring. Might be something loose somewhere somewhere in treble range.

musical:
overall impression, like: fair
phrasing: ok
use of dynamics: I think middle section could use some more dynamic
articulation: little, pedal mostly down.
rubato, speed changes: at the end
technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance: bit too much bass
noise: little

05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 1

piano sound: tinny treble.

musical:
overall impression, like: very nice piece by mendelssohn. as said it should be a bit faster.
phrasing: yes
use of dynamics: yes, nice but left hand sometimes is a bit too loud when it gets softer, reducing the dynamic effect
articulation: no.
rubato, speed changes: yes

technical:
clipping: none
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance: bass is lacking mostly
noise: little




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#1621535 - 02/16/11 04:44 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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08. Mr Super Hunky - The great gig in the sky cover

piano sound: nice full sounding piano!

musical:
overall impression, like: nice . listened to end.
phrasing: yes nice.
use of dynamics: overall pretty loud. I think a bit of varyation in dynamics could make this even better. How about trying some really light parts.
articulation: overall pedal
rubato, speed changes: yes nice
technical:
clipping: yes serious clipping at louder pieces, reduce level!
balance L/R:ok
bass-treble balance: nice, middle range seems a little suppressed
noise: very little


11. Monica K. - The Meadow

piano sound: nice sound

musical:
overall impression, like: nice! like it, sounds relaxed, new age music. listened to end
phrasing: long lines, well done.
use of dynamics: nice
articulation: all pedal
rubato, speed changes: some parts slower
technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance: little bass
noise: little

13. CASINITALY Cheryl - Gypsy Legend

piano sound: Little nasal in the middle register, but pretty good for an upright!

musical:
overall impression, like: yes nice tune! listened entirely.
phrasing: good, some small timing and articulation errors (or maybe I find them illogical) disturb the phrasing a bit
use of dynamics: little
articulation: yes, I like that you don't use pedal. Makes it all so much more interesting. A few weird articulations
rubato, speed changes: yes, getting slower steadily. I would suggest slowing down only when a bit closer to the end.
technical:
clipping: very light in the attacks it seems.
balance L/R:ok
bass-treble balance: ok, could use bit more low bass. Maybe the piece just does not have low bass?
noise: yes. Dynamic compression (auto volume) aggrevates it.
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#1621538 - 02/16/11 04:46 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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14. CMohr - I Should Care
musical:
overall impression, like: Slow dark jazzy piece, lighting up quickly. nice chords at start, gets more predictable after a minute
phrasing: not really
use of dynamics: hardly. maybe not needed?
articulation: mostly pedal
rubato, speed changes: no, bit of deceleration

technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R:ok
bass-treble balance: sounds a bit off, maybe also due to piano sound
noise: bit of hum


17. Inlanding - Glen - Medley of Three

piano sound: very nice

musical:
overall impression: great!, good timing, nice phrasing, sounds so easy and relaxed. listened entirely
phrasing: nice
use of dynamics: nice! Sometimes a bit louder than I would expect for that part but it nevertheless seems to work.
articulation. yes in part 2. I think that's the best part because of the articulation.
rubato, speed changes: yes, great
technical:
clipping:none
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance: great!
noise:very little

18. Ken. - Monk Medley - Misterioso Bye-ya
piano sound: nasal middle, tinny bass

musical:
overall impression, like:Second part is much more interesting than first part. I think the playing is okay but the piano is holding you back and makes it sound rather klunky.
phrasing: not so much.
use of dynamics: in 2nd part
articulation: yes in 2nd part, nice
rubato, speed changes: no, metronomic play,and music needs it.

technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance: sounds off, may be it's the piano
noise: pretty loud, low frequency pink noise
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#1621540 - 02/16/11 04:47 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: ShiroKuro]
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[b]15. Todd Vance - Waltz, in C# Minor Op. 64 #2
I can never hear too much Chopin! Very nice, especially considering you're working on this without a teacher. I really enjoyed hearing your performance. And, I notice we have the same piano!


Thanks, and I wondered where it got to...wait, did I do that joke before?
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#1621541 - 02/16/11 04:48 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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24. LaValse - Prelude Op 11 No 4

piano sound: Pretty nasty nasal mid range, typical for most uprights. But here it gives the downgoing motive an extra dimension that fits the music.

musical:
overall impression, like: beautiful chords, nice playing. listened entirely
phrasing: ok
use of dynamics: yes
articulation: almost pedal
rubato, speed changes: yes, nice

technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance: ok but hard to judge because of nasal mid range.
noise: yes medium white noise, turning into pink blobs when it gets louder. just acceptable

26. wj3 Walt - Take me home country roads

piano sound: nasal middle

musical:
overall impression, like: Nice playing. I like it that you use no pedal. Helps so much for the articulation . But at the same time it really exposes even the slightest timing errors are heard that way.
phrasing: I think this could be improved to bring out the phrases with much more clarity. You can use the articulation and dynamics to much greater effect. Playing repeated notes without pedal
use of dynamics: little. The melody and chords need more separation imho.
articulation: yes, nice. Repeated notes often are played all the same volume. This gives a klunky effect. The piece needs more grace.
rubato, speed changes
technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R: ok
bass-treble balance:
noise: little


28. Strings Wood - Op. 68, No. 16 Erster Verlust

piano sound: sounds fine but I always have the impression that this is a digital when I hear your piano. Also the phase sounds really odd to my ears.

musical: nice melody but I am not dragged into it as I would expect from Schumann. Something is missing. Listened several times, I think you play it too sterile.
overall impression, like
phrasing: Not sure, maybe needs work
use of dynamics: little
articulation: only a bit staccato in the middle and end
rubato, speed changes: I would expect much more rubato in Schumann
technical:
clipping: no
balance L/R:ok but phasing off?
bass-treble balance: ok
noise: no
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#1621562 - 02/16/11 05:19 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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5 Sam Smith- Song Without Words- I enjoyed this very much.

6. Cgyan- Aria by Giovannai Allevi- I've never heard of this composer before. This was very relaxing to listen to. I'm going to have to try some of his music now;)

7. KeemaNan A New Ground - I am also unfamiliar with this piece. I enjoyed it, great job!

8. Mr Super Hunky - The Great Gig in the Sky
Awesome! I don't know this song either. Though it does sound familiar:)

9. Pianosauraus Rex Wiener Marsch- Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Great job. Another piece I'm going to have to try out:)

10. CarlosCC -I Due Fiumi- You did a fantastic job on this piece. Your kids picked out a good piece to play^_^.

38. Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C Movement 2 I'm currently working on the first movement of this piece. Awesome Job

39. Sideshow/ Edwin Prelude- BWV935 Awesome! you played this Beautifully!

41. Jotur/ Cathy- Amazing Grace- This is one of my favorite songs, Thanks for the link for the sheet music. Great playing on this.

32. Undone-Toccata in D minor This is definitely a hard piece to learn. I've been working on it for over a year now. Your off to a great start, and I can't wait to hear it when it's done:)

33. LisztAddict -Prelude in b minorYou played that so well. It was very pretty.


34. Mohan Karthik- So far Away: You composed this? That was awesome!:)
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#1621564 - 02/16/11 05:20 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Round three - one more to go.
Again, what can I say? I'm impressed.
What a wonderful bunch of musicians to spend an evening with!

My compliments to:


32 Undone Toccata in D Minor Well, maybe you could have gone with the organ effect - but this was still dramatic and moving on the piano you clearly put a lot of energy into this one! I can truthfully say I've never listened to this piece so closely - it was a real treat.
33 Lisztaddict - prelude in B Minor And another piece that is new to me. This was simply delightful. Your piano sounds splendid and you have a wonderfully refined touch. I really enjoyed this very much.
34 Mohan Karthik - So far away Your own composition - and you've only been playing 11 months? I'm impressed, maybe I'm depressed. wow..No, I won't be depressed, I choose to be inspired. This is charming. I can hear the loneliness and longing - you did a beautiful job!
35 LadyPayne, Nearer my God to Thee You improved the score! I'm very impressed. You had some lovely flourishes and I loved the bass arpeggios. Good for you!
36 Marybee - Sheep May Safely Graze This is lovely! I have a version of it in one of my books and I've never felt confident enough to approach it. I think you did a good job on the left-right hand balance MaryBee - Complimenti! (loved that your husband thought he recognized it....:) )
37 FarmGirl - Christmas Overture Dear FarmGirl - well, thanks for the post-Christmas cheer. This sounds very challening and I can imagine that it was mentally and physically tiring to work on - however, now you've got it and you'll wow everyone next Christmas. I, for one, am wowed now, you had so many of my all time favourite carols in there - - I can't help but hum along with you. I really loved your work.

38 Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C Andy what constitutes an error free performance? Mine had no wrong notes, but I messed up on my timing....sigh... I think a live performance is an unpredictable adventure - no matter how well you practice. Maybe I don't know the piece well enough but I didn't notice the flubs. I enjoyed listening to your piece. I think you played it charmingly.
39 Sideshow-Edwin PreludeBWV935 You hate your trills? aw....I thought they were sweet. I enjoyed your piece.
40 Glasslove -Christine I've been waiting for this!!! Yipeee! Brava my friend. This was lovely - excellent job! You really caught the eastern flavour of this piece and you've got some great dynamics going on throughout the piece. Complimenti! .
41 Jotur - Cathy Turner - Amazing GraceThis is another one of my all time favourites. I can't help but sing along. And how splendid that you're using an arrangement by one of our co-forumists!! I so enjoyed this!
42 PhilzPiano - Prelude in E Minor OP 28 Nice playing Phil. I think playing a simplified version is very satisfying and helps you build up your confidence for moving on to the full version later. You did a great job on this - and I will watch for a future version from you!
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#1621568 - 02/16/11 05:23 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: wouter79]
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49. grotrianer - Sonata in c-minor op.10, no.1: 2nd mvt. - Adagio Molto

Hey, I was far from bored. Props, for sticking with it. I know you will get it the way you want.

50. Bunneh - Barcarolle, No. 6 from Troisième Recueil de Chants, op. 65.

I can see why you love it. Lot’s of pedaling, I’ll have to try this one when I get better. Well done.

51. Hawgdriver (Leon) - Prelude in D-flat major, Op. 28 #15, 'raindrop'

Dude, 15 months, you’re pulling my leg. Just between us it’s 15 years, right. Very, Very, moving. Props to you.


52. bluekeys - Invention #13

Hey, I liked hearing what you played. You’ll get it I’m sure.

53. custard apple - A Time for Love

This was an enjoyable performance.

54. TTigg / Steve C - I Giorni (to do)

Bravo, Steve, you nail that ending this time. Congrats. Hope to see you again at the group. BTW, I saw your dog pass by a few times from the reflection on that beautiful piano.

55. Copper - Lullaby

Goooo....d...zzz...zzz job.

56. ddh - Daniel - Les lulus (The pigtails)

This was a good one, good playing. You pulled off the feeling.

57. mcasl - Hob XVI:6, Sonata in G major, 1st mov. (to do)

Very nice, I like it.

58. edtek - Winter Twilight (to do)

Hey, 6 month’s at 10 min a day comes out to about a 1.25 days’ worth of work you put into it. Don’t be hard on yourself. Great playing.

59. Starr Keys - Kiss from a Rose

By ear, I’m impressed, great job.

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I’m just a baby compared to most of you guys and gals in the experience so I didn’t feel that I can comment technically. Hell, I don’t think I can comment on myself.

All comments are based on how I felt or thought at the time I listened your piece. With a touch of fun.

Reading all of the comments that I received, I see that I’ve done a good job and you were entertained, so I’ve done what I set out to do, and was very much entertained by everyone’s performance.

Thank you for everyones wonderful comments. Didn't know I did so well. Looking forward to the next one.

THAT’S ALL FOLKS


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#1621574 - 02/16/11 05:37 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thanks for your kind comments, Inlanding (hope you recovered well from that injury!) and Andy Platt (that movement seems to be more popular than I had thought), CMohr, hawgdriver (yeah, there is some explicit choppiness put in there by Ludwig. I was instructed not to play it "too beautifully"), KeemaNan, BenPiano and MartinJB!


My first tiny batch of comments in alphabetical order:

38. Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C (K545) Movement 2 - Andante
You present this graceful piece with nice articulation.

31. Augustina - Somewhere Out There from an American Tail What a change in style from your last recital submission! I don't know this song, but it is a beautiful piano arrangement with interesting harmonic progressions. You played it very well with a steady groove.

01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3
Short and sweet. Nicely sung melody throughout, even in those tricky final measures. I would have liked to listen to you longer.

27. BillM (formerly b528nf7) - Mr. President (have pity on the working man) Toe-tappingly cool. I don't understand how anyone can keep the beat while playing AND singing, but you do it with ease and sound very professional.

52. bluekeys - Invention #13 A beautiful perpetuum mobile kind of piece. You play it with great surety. Looking back at the variety of your well-played submissions to earlier recitals, it is obvious that your study of Bach pays off and prepares you well for just about every style of piano music.
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#1621577 - 02/16/11 05:38 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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#51- Hawgdriver- If you had told me you had been playing for "many years" I would easily believe it. That is a fantastic job on the Raindrop. I've played it and know how tough it can be and you just nailed it!
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#1621583 - 02/16/11 05:47 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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#55. Copper- That was delightful! smile
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#1621593 - 02/16/11 06:08 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thank you also to KeemaNan, BenPiano and Martin JB for listening to my Bill Evans jazz piece A Time for Love.

I think it's great that Bill Evans can also be appreciated by classical people, he softened the "hard" sound of bebop with his classical influence and techniques IMO.

All these comments from classical people have made me realise just how wonderful Bill was.

A Time for Love is a relatively obscure piece as Bill played it as a solo rather than with his famous trios.

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#1621595 - 02/16/11 06:11 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
22. MartinJB / martin - Reflections Em You were definitely "ahead"! The pedalling was very nice and it was a wonderful smooth performance.

Andy, what do you mean by "ahead"?
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#1621603 - 02/16/11 06:21 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Showing my Mozart bias by just jumping in but

38) Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C (K545) Movement 2 - Andante - lovely! This is a harder piece than it sounds and you did a great job with the articulation and balance! I absolutely love K545. Where are the other movements? wink
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#1621606 - 02/16/11 06:26 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
22– MartinJB: Ooh, this is such a pretty piece! Did you get it from a method book or something? It definitely appeals to my taste for new age music, and you do a great job of drawing out the melody line so delicately.
Thank you, I'm not sure where it came from. My former teacher found it for me, she thought it would fit my style of playing. It might have came from a Suzuki Method book since she was Suzuki trained.
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#1621615 - 02/16/11 06:35 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: BillM]
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Originally Posted By: BillM
22. MartinJB / martin - Reflections Em
What a lovely and delicate melody. You bring out the beauty of this tune without trying to overpower it. It says composer unknown in your submission – what a pity. Excellent first submission – I look forward to more.


I spent time on and off looking for info on the composer, no luck so far.
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#1621617 - 02/16/11 06:46 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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13. Casinitaly: Very nice!
14. CMohr: Very Pretty. Nicely played
15. Todd Vance: Enjoyable to listen to thanks
16. Joangolfing: Nice tempo and playing
17. Inlanding: Wonderful piece. Very nice playing!
18. Ken: Nice bounce near the middle there. Very nice playing
19. Mateusz: This was pretty. Great playing! Sounds a bit difficult in some areas.
20.True Beginner: Great job. Nothing wrong with putting up an old piece. Nicely played
21. Riddler: Nice song! It indeed as a catchy tune!
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#1621636 - 02/16/11 07:24 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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32. Undone - Toccata in D minor
Very well played. I suggest you do this in the organ voice for a Piano Bar. You play this very well in any case. You get a huge sound from your DP. I love the resolve at the end.

33. LisztAddict - Prelude in b minor
A beautifully crafted recording – makes me want to rush out and buy a Zoom. You play with a stately grace that reminds me why people like classical music. Nice.

34. Mohan Karthik - So far away
An excellent composition well played. I immediately got the connection to “My Heart Will Go On”.

35. ladypayne - Nearer My God to Thee
Interesting how this follows the submission above with its “Heart Will Go On” inspiration. Wasn’t this the song played in the movie Titanic as the ship was going down? I think this piece shows your piano chops better than any of the duets you have done with you sister. Very well done.
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#1621641 - 02/16/11 07:33 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: BillM]
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37. FarmGirl - A Christmas Overture
I know you said you don’t like this piece anymore but I thought the arrangement and your performance was terrific! It may be a difficult piece to play but it is great fun to listen to. Thanks for sharing.

38. Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C (K545) Movement 2 - Andante
I don’t know this piece at all and therefore did not catch any of your supposed “flubs”. I do, however, appreciate good piano playing and this piece certainly qualifies.
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#1621658 - 02/16/11 08:16 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: MartinJB]
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Originally Posted By: MartinJB
Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
22. MartinJB / martin - Reflections Em You were definitely "ahead"! The pedalling was very nice and it was a wonderful smooth performance.

Andy, what do you mean by "ahead"?

A little joke - it comes from your recital entry:

Originally Posted By: MartinJB
Surprisingly I made it on the second take with one error. I’m going to quit while I’m ahead.
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