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#1620147 - 02/14/11 09:33 PM Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room
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Welcome to the General Discussion Room for the AB Forum Recital #21!!!

Please use this room for any discussion of the pieces in Recital 21 that is taking place in the Main Recital Thread.

Discussions and replies can be posted at-will. Feel free to comment on any or all individual pieces. Some members offer comments on each submission individually; others offer general congratulations. Either approach is appropriate. Feel free to offer more specific, technical feedback if the participant had indicated that technical feedback was welcome.

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#1620216 - 02/14/11 10:18 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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#1. Ben- Nice start for the recital! A beautiful little waltz and so nicely played.
#2. Wouter- Nicely handled there Wouter. A real nice feel and I especially liked the second part which I think I've rarely listened to.
#4. Mel- wow, I thought it was going to be some kind of umpa Waltz but instead it's this beautiful feeling piece. I think you said it all when you described it as "slow, soft, simple, and elegant."
#5. Yea Sam!! Before you are done you will have an album of Mendelssohn. I really look forward to your playing every recital. I note you say it should be faster but I really like the tempo you play it at.
#6. cgyan- Cool piece. I would not normally like that much reverb but it works. Watched it on youtube.
#7. Keemanan- Imagining I'm at an actual recital this was a nice switch from the other works. I really enjoyed hearing the different voices. Seems to me you handled the left hand exceptionally well.
#8. SH- Well, you really had the crowds in line for this one SH! You didn't disappoint, I almost had flashbacks.. Sounds like you had some fun playing it too... smile


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#1620272 - 02/14/11 11:02 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Oh my gosh! You are all so fast!! I thought it wouldn't be up till tomorrow, but not only is the recital thread up and completed, the discussion thread has already started!

Monica, thank you again for doing all of this!!

I am going to start listening now! Yay!
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#1620307 - 02/14/11 11:56 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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1. BenPiano - I really enjoyed this. I think you captured the feeling of this piece very well, or at least it worked for me!
2. Wouter - nice rhythm and groove, overall fantastic job, esp. with the RH and the punchy/frolicky dynamics. perhaps bring out some of the subtle LH melodies (or that could just be my imagination that hears them). exceptional recording and that's an era instrument, right? well done!
3. Peyton - superb playing. Emotions: sad, hopeful, nostaglic, longing, bitter sorrow, ... the high-register stuff in the last minute or so is just too potent. This must have been a moving experience with respect to your friend.
4. D-lux - nailed the first bar, so I know I'm good to keep listening wink You know, I'm not familiar with this piece, so I'm going to have to give it a few listens, but I can tell this is very, very good playing. Oh, also an exceptional recording.
5. Sam Smith - I've really enjoyed these Sam. I'm glad there are so many diverse interests in this group. These Mendelsohn pieces are so beautiful, and very well played.
6. Iain - You are dialing up the gems my friend. Your production is terrific, from playing to recording to the video. A very beautiful piece. The thought that comes to mind is 'timeless.'
7. KeemaNan - outstanding balance and evenness overall and between voices. I don't know what accents you are troubled by, but maybe a more refined ear than mine would be troubled.
8. Mr. Super Hunky - awesome, man. that's exactly why that album is my all time #1. thanks. funny, but at the end, I was waiting for the cash register... wink


Edited by hawgdriver (02/14/11 11:58 PM)
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#1620324 - 02/15/11 12:23 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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28. Strings & Wood - Op. 68 An outtake would have been funny. Nice playing - nice staccato and phrasing, and tinkly meldoy smile

31. Augustina - Somewhere Out There Nice job. Very pretty piece.

43. Mike White Oh, I like! Definitely that great dance feel. Nice drama and shifts in the feeling.

1. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor I can see elegant waltzers from the 19th century in my head smile Very nice.

56. ddh - Daniel - les lulus I expected it to be bouncy, but it was very nostalgic. After reading the comment I shouldn't have been surprised. Nicely done.

57. mcasl - Hob XVI This was delightful! I liked your trills.

13. casinitaly - Cheryl - Gypsy Legend I was looking forward to this. You got that Gypsy feel - I liked it a lot.

19. Mateusz 'Mati' - Odin Sphere Lovely! Delicate beginning to kind of triumphant.

29. serge88 - Your Song How cool that you did your own arrangement - it was great. In fact, the whole thing was cool.

27. BillM - Mr. President You know, I almost had your former name memorized - This was terrific. Great swing - I wish I had that kind of swing. Loved it.

I'm going to try listening more tonight, but everything is really slo-o-o-ow on this end - PW and the tune downloads. But onward and upwards!

Cathy
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#1620331 - 02/15/11 12:39 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I've skimmed through all of them.. enjoyed it very much (each and every submission). Keep up the good work everybody, and thanks for sharing your work!
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#1620353 - 02/15/11 01:35 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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48. Laura aka ten left thumbs - Moonlight This was beautiful - thanks so much for contributing it.

54. TTigg - i Giorni You did a great job on this TTigg. And the black and white photos were perfect - the perfect feel.

6. cgyan - Iain - Aria I think your avatar was bobbing in time with the music smile This had some great sonorous parts in the bass.

10. CarlosCC - I Due Fiumi Oh, very nice - quite nice. One could do a lot of reflecting to this music.

34. Mohan Karthik - So Far Away Nice first composition. You were right in style with your inspiration.

32. Undone - Toccata in D minor Well done! I liked the piano on it - and the big chords made me sit up straight laugh

17. Inlanding - Glen - Medley Very accomplished. Dark, smoky bar, black and white movie smile

22. MartinJB - Reflections Beautiful. And congratulations on your first ABF recital.

39. Sideshow/Edwin - Prelude I thought it was fun! Very lively - great spirit.

36. MaryBee - Sheep I thought it was pretty well balanced. It was also well-paced - an organ kind of stateliness.

More, but probably not until Thursday. Great music so far.

Cathy
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#1620354 - 02/15/11 01:37 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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9. P-Rex I have a special place for marches. Maybe it's because of the military training, or maybe it's just part of me. For example, I'm working on two marches right now, if that's any indication. Anyways, I was not familiar with the Wiener march before listening to your performance. I rather enjoyed your piece, what a fun and pleasant performance!
10. CarlosCC - I'm starting to see why everyone loves Einaldi. Wow, I'm really enjoying this performance a great deal. I don't think I'm going to be able to resist learning this and I Giorni. Well done!
11. Monica - you keep out-doing yourself. I loved this performance, and I liked the rhythm of the alternating two-note parts.
12. JF - the first thing that strikes me is that the performer has a certain air of confidence and surety, and then guess who it happens to be??? wink excellent choices, they blend / complement well.
13. Cheryl - ooo, that was tasty was my thought the first time through. I like the gypsy feel of this piece. This makes me a tad intrigued about why you sought it out--is there some gypsy in you?
14. CMohr - this I like. I enjoyed this piece very much, I wish it was easier to identify the parts that I thought were exceptional, but I'll just say there were a few moments in which I thought 'mmm. that's how you do it.' And I don't really know 'how you do it', but I knew it was something that caught a certain feeling that usually doesn't get caught.
15. T Vance - For whatever reason, I really enjoy the stuff Chopin does in C# min. This was quite musical and pleasant. I really enjoyed this waltz, I'm going to have to give it more attention. I love Chopin but haven't gotten into the waltzes and mazurkas yet--but I have a new favorite. I'm listening to Joangolfing's piece but the Chopin is still playing!!
16. Joanlgolfing - Ok, I had to take some ear-ginger after Todd's performance to cleanse the palate, because about 2-3 minutes into your piece, I realized I was missing something special. This is a very moody piece, just the kind I really like. I thought your performance was exceptionally musical.
17. Glen - three excellent pieces (or is it one?) I'm really impressed at some of the jazz talent in this recital. I really enjoyed your performance, and look forward to repeated listenings.
18. Ken - Although somewhat spare compared to some of these other performances, yours sticks out as particularly musical. There is something about distilling the essence of the music into the fundamental components that is very satisfying to the ear. I quite enjoyed these two--esp. mysterioso.
19. Mati - Is this from Final Fantasy? I recognize Odin. I loved FF VII back in '97. In any event, you are very talented. excellent recording, and all in 3 days? seriously? this was a real treat.


Edited by hawgdriver (02/15/11 03:17 AM)
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#1620359 - 02/15/11 01:44 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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These are kind of 'first impressions', many of these I'll need to let them marinate, but I'd like to echo l85--this is really an impressive collection of performances (about 2/3 through), and I'm so proud of everyone, and pleased to be in such fine company (even if I'm at the less-musical end of the spectrum).
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#1620368 - 02/15/11 02:57 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3 Just wonderful playing with great feeling, Ben. The balance of the left and right hands was perfect! Charming waltz. Excellent recording, too.

02. wouter79 - the entertainer It's hard to believe you've only been playing 1 year! Great job - you got the perfect feeling down in this piece, especially the first section. It sounded like I was in the room with you - nice recording.

03. Peyton - Angel What a sublime melody - evocative of so many feelings. I know you said it is pretty simple, but that's not a bad thing. Some of the simplest melodies are the loveliest-as this is. I enjoyed this tremendously!

04. dannylux / Mel - Morgen Absolutely beautiful piece! You certainly did it justice with your perfect touch. I definitely enjoyed listening!

05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 #1 Oh, this may be my favorite of the SWWs that you've played! I think you did a fabulous job in bringing out the top melody note, while still letting all the others sing. I enjoyed your tempo, also.

06. cgyan (Iain) - Aria Another composer who is new to me. I love it! From your description of his works, I think the tone in which you chose to record was perfect. Your playing sounds flawless, moving and dynamic. Very professional! Love the big sound towards the end.

07. KeemaNan - A New Ground (Z. T682) Lovely work on the Purcell! Your ornaments were very well done and appropriate. I enjoyed this very much!

08. Mr Super Hunky - The great gig in the sky (cover) Your description of this as an "inspired cover" is perfect - very inspiring! You absolutely have captured the feeling of the original with the one instrument. I would have never thought "The Great Gig..." could be done solo. This was wicked good!

09. Pianosaurus Rex / Yannick - Wiener Marsch I love a good march! Great work! (Only 13 mos?!) It does sound like a fun piece to play - that's evident in your performance. (I hope you didn't really do 3254 takes grin ?

10. CarlosCC - I Due Fiumi Holy cow! This is an amazing performance! So well played - your touch, dynamics and feeling are sensational! I'm jealous of you memorizing this 5+ minute piece. I loved it. Nice recording, too.

11. Monica K. - The Meadow This is a beautiful piece by another composer who is new to me,. It's very evocative (to me anyway) of unrequited love. Very classy performance!

12. John Frank - Two Waltz Medley : Waltz in B Minor & Waltz in D MajorI really like your description of what you did for an intro and how you changed a couple things - it works exceptionally well. I love the Shubert and a very nice segue into the Maykapar waltz. Charmingly played. Made me smile and feel like waltzing! The two waltzes go well together. I really enjoyed this medley!

13. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Gypsy Legend Your new piano sounds wonderful! This is a very "neat" little piece, played smoothly and confidently. I love the gypsy feel. You get better with each recital! thumb

More tomorrow.

I am so impressed with the performances I've listened to so far. Can't wait to listen to the remaining submissions!
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#1620418 - 02/15/11 07:36 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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2.) Wouter - Joplin's Entertainer!

Wouter, I'll always listen to Joplin recordings first so you're first on my list!

I liked this arrangement, and "Entertainer's" one of those pieces that sounds nice in almost any arrangement. Great job with the syncopation, pedaling, and dynamics. Where did you get the sheet music for this by the way? smile
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#1620420 - 02/15/11 07:37 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3 - Ben, fine interpretation and very nice, easy touch on this lovely little waltz. I only wished it had been longer! I might have been strongly tempted to insert a repeat sign at the end. I love waltzes and especially in minor keys - as you will discover - and this is a gem.

02. wouter79 - the entertainer - Fairly good 1st measure - got bored & didn't listen to the rest of the piece - 1st measure might have been better if you had used a DP though. Good overall effort on this Ragtime classic - your piano sounded fine and the recording even seemed like it was from that era - commendable job.

03. Peyton - Angel - Peyton, this is a warm, reflective and thoughtful piece - a lovely composition and very beautifully played - great left hand control - enjoyable video too - is your camera programmed for changes or do you have a videographer?

04. dannylux / Mel - Morgen - Mel, yes, slow and simple and elegant, and as you say, exquisitely beautiful - which both describes the piece and your playing! I found it very interesting to know that the vocal part was added to the original accompaniment to create the piano solo. Throughly enjoyab;e performance.


05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 #1 - Sam, very impressive and lyrical interpretation of 19/1 - these "Songs" are all lovely and engaging works and you've done a great job working your way thru them (when is the CD going to be released?) - I really enjoy your playing on all of them thumb


06. cgyan (Iain) - Aria - cgyan, excellently played (as all of your pieces are) - highly interesting work with a good, listenable feel to it - perhaps it needed just a little more variation? Not sure - But very enjoyable overall - like your camera angle and the soft B&W focus.



More to follow...

JF


Edited by John Frank (02/15/11 07:38 AM)
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#1620456 - 02/15/11 08:23 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I'll keep adding my thoughts each day...
#1 Ben. You made me visualize the dance. Nice.
#11 MonicaK. loved how the music becomes more complex. Your tempo excites and engages.
#21 Riddler. how cool that you did the arrangement. A happy feel to this piece.
#31 Augustina. bright and energetic. Metronome work will help even out that tempo.
#41 jotur/Cathy. This hymn is a favorite of mine too. What a nice arrangement and played well.
#50 Bunneh. A new composer for me. fluid, musical, nice temp.
#51 Hawgdriver. Ah...a fellow Denver person. Beautiful piece played with sensitivity. Chopin must like too..
#52 Bluekeys. Your Bach starts confidently at lively speed...although the speed starts racing it doesn't fall apart. Good work.
#53 Custard apple. nice sound and hand balance. Pretty.
#54 TTigg. what great finger exercise. Musical too.
#55 Copper. love this gentle piece. Good job.
#56 ddh. reminds me of a summer day by the lake. Enjoyed it.


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#1620492 - 02/15/11 09:24 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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First ten - I really didn't mean to listen to these in one go but I couldn't stop myself - this is one great recital!!


01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3 You made a great start to the February Piano Bar and now you've started this recital off in great style too. Just as with Gymopedie, I think the way your left hand is so smooth is remarkable and gives this waltz a great feel.

02. wouter79 - the entertainer Sorry but I don't listen to recordings from acoustic pianos wink. This was a lovely performance of a classic. I gave up trying to learn this last year so I'm always impressed with those who've stuck with it (I'll do it one year). You struck a really nice tempo and there were some lovely touches with the dynamics.

03. Peyton - Angel That's a lovely tune. I wouldn't worry about embellishing it too much - it's simplicity has a charm and you played it beautifully.

04. dannylux / Mel - Morgen Wow ... I was totally drawn into that piece. Suddenly Sam's piece came on (I was using the auto-player) and I got surprised. That was so beautiful!

05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 #1 When I was growing up I always thought there was a single "Song without words" (the one I learnt playing the flute). Imagine my surprise when I found out he wrote thousands wink of them. Of all of them, this is probably my favorite - it has such wonderful melodic an harmonic touches. And your performance brought them all out without misplacing the accents. The dynamic range was wonderful.

06. cgyan (Iain) - Aria Very dreamy, it could go on and on and I wouldn't care. You did a wonderful job of just letting the music flow.

07. KeemaNan - A New Ground (Z. T682) The way you kept the voices so balanced and independent - but together was wonderful. Purcell wrote some great music and you did it justice.

08. Mr Super Hunky - The great gig in the sky (cover) I've never been a huge Floyd fan (I'll claim I'm too young) so I didn't know the original well but I enjoyed your performance greatly. It works great as a piano piece - however it started out life. As you note, that bass is something else ... hopefully you didn't get too wet recording it! Perhaps dial down the gain on the H2 a fraction though.

09. Pianosaurus Rex / Yannick - Wiener Marsch I don't know why people give Czerny a hard time. He wrote some great piano music. This is a lovely march and you got a great balance between the TUM-DE-DAs and the melodic lines that are interwoven. I know what you mean about leaving out repeats to get a recording though ...

10. CarlosCC - I Due Fiumi Another lovely dreamy, meandering (in a good way) piece ... definitely living up to the title. You played it so beautifully - very evenly, but with contrasts where needed.
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#1620506 - 02/15/11 09:42 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3 A great piece to begin the e-cital. Brahms is one of my favorites and you played this beautiful piece very sensitively as Brahms would have it. Bravo!

02. wouter79 - the entertainer You held a great bass line and tempo throughout. My Dad used to play Scott Joplin all the time. This is one of the greats of truly American music and you did it justice.

03. Peyton - Angel A tribute to your friend, a wonderful composition, Peyton. You are clearly connecting with the music, getting into it. Thanks for sharing this.

04. dannylux / Mel - Morgen A very beautiful melody, well played. It tells a wonderful story through your fingers.

05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 #1 You always impress by playing Mendelssohn. You bring out the melody very nicely and your hesitations and dynamics are superbly placed.

06. cgyan (Iain) - Aria Simply great! I really like this piece. Such talent you are. Thanks to you, this one gets added to my own to learn playlist.

07. KeemaNan - A New Ground (Z. T682) Very interesting composition I've not heard before. I really like how the bass line interplays with the melody. A great sound to the recording and to your playing. Thanks for sharing this music.

08. Mr Super Hunky - The great gig in the sky (cover) I was having flashbacks listening to your solo piano arrangement. Love those chord changes. Nicely played.

09. Pianosaurus Rex / Yannick - Wiener Marsch Really enjoyed your playing. I'd not heard this before. You held the tempo really well and show great control

10. CarlosCC - I Due Fiumi You played this piece very smoothly. I really like the fact your children picked this music for your e-cital. It is a proud, upbeat, sounding piece and you bring that out beautifully.

11. Monica K. - The Meadow You controlled the dynamics in such a way, it brings the melody to life. Thank you.

12. John Frank - Two Waltz Medley : Waltz in B Minor & Waltz in D Major You definitely can't go wrong with a Schubert waltz and you played it beautifully, plenty of fire. This is a first I've ever heard by Maykapar - thanks for bringing this music to the e-cital. It is a very pretty piece, very well played.
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#1620519 - 02/15/11 09:58 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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#9. Yannick- Sounds like a combination of a nice fun piece and an exercise. I didn't know Czerny could be that much fun.
#10. Carlos- Einaudi can write such dreamy pieces. I really like the way you play this. It's neat that your kids like it too. (I'll be coming back to hear it again.. smile )
#11.Monica- That piece is so "you"... smile You play it as if you wrote it.
#12. Frank- I've played this on occasion and really love it. I agree with what you say.."a delightful piece to listen to and very much a fun piece to play." (And danged if you didn't keep me interested way past that first bar much less the first note or the silence before the first note...! smile ) Your transition between the two waltzes is very neat!
#13.-Casinitaly- very enjoyable. You are playing great for only 13 months.
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#1620529 - 02/15/11 10:07 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Inlanding]
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01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3
BenPiano,

just lovely as well. Your melody really sings, very very lyrical playing.

Also I sort of forgot about the short Brahms waltzes, thanks for reminding me and giving me a great idea of what to suggest to my teacher next!
I don't have any suggestions that might help you, unfortunately wink

05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 #1
Sam,

lovely rendition! I never noticed this piece in my collection played by Barenboim but I loved what I heard from you - so you must be doing something right!! wink I think this piece really benefits from a really audible bass and middle voice compared to the Barenboim - something you aced.

How would you rate this in terms of technical difficulty compared to 19/6 and similar pieces such as Grieg's Arietta and Von fremden Ländern und Menschen?

15. Todd Vance - Waltz, in C# Minor Op. 64 #2
Todd,
You sound very certain in your playing and don't overdo the pedal, which gives this a very sophisticated sound. If I were to suggest anything, maybe play the LH quieter in certain parts.

I am usually a big fan of a LH that you can actually hear, unlike many professional recordings, but in some parts here, like the beginning it might give the RH melody some more spotlight if you toned it down. Just my 2 cents!

23. hoffy - Minuet In G Major (BWV Anh. 114 - come on, you all know it!)

Hoffy,
definitely not done to death. I never learned this and sight-read through it at a painfully slow tempo in my last lesson. Thanks for giving me an idea what it sounds like when you actually play it beautifully and at tempo!

24. LaValse - Prelude Op 11 No 4
LaValse,

I don't know this piece, but it sounds like Scriabin even before you start - did you hear that static lament it's own mortality? wink
Can never have enough Scriabin, and this is another candidate for that indefinite point in time when I might dare learning some Scriabin as well. Thank you for your melancholy and gentle rendition.

33. LisztAddict - Prelude in b minor
LisztAddict,
A very haunting piece, I'd not have guessed Bach if I listened to it without info! As usual your playing is flawless from where I'm standing!

51. Hawgdriver (Leon) - Prelude in D-flat major, Op. 28 #15, 'raindrop'
hawgdriver:
I'll be honest - from your "time played" and your description I was scared of listening to this. It just started playing after I checked my own submission.

And it's fantastic! I brought up the idea of playing this about a year ago and my teacher told me to be patient and forget about it for now.

If I was able to play it like you do, I'd be perfectly content and I've playing twice as long. This is definitely a huge achievement! Congratulations!

52. bluekeys - Invention #13
Bluekeys,

Don't be so hard on yourself.vI liked your playing a lot! Certainly re-affirms my desire to learn this.
As for critique: You might play the 8th in the beginning a bit more pronounced and detached. They have such a lovely melody and effect.

BachScholar does this brilliantly in his YT video, IMHO.

I definitely don't think it needs to be any faster.

Otherwise I am out of suggestions wink

53. custard apple - A Time for Love
wow - I am really not a jazz person which is why I tend to miss out on a lot of the jazz submissions, but this is really outstanding. And I hope I don't give offense by saying this, but this is a piece that really needs that lovely out-of-tune bar piano sound which your piano has to the fullest. I really need a 3rd instrument! I am sure my SO is thrilled by this realization... Thanks for broadening my horizon.

54. TTigg / Steve C - I Giorni
Lovely Einaudi, I'd have put you at 5+ years of experience from this professional rendition.


This was just my first batch - very well done.

I think this recital really should have a special "kudos" to all people with 1.5 years of experience or less - the quality of submissions in this "bracket" was really exceptionally high this time around and should prove to the world without a doubt that playing the piano gets very rewarding very early if you're as talented and/or hard-working as you guys!


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#1620541 - 02/15/11 10:24 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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11. Monica K. - The Meadow This just drew me in from the first couple of bars and when the bass kicked in after a minute or so it had me completely hooked. It was so delicately played with a beautiful balance throughout. There was always clear direction too - it could so easily just have sprawled out.

12. John Frank - Two Waltz Medley : Waltz in B Minor & Waltz in D Major That introduction was superb. I listened first before reading your notes on it and thought, "wow - that composer was a genius" ... pat yourself on the back! The waltz's were beautifully played throughout. Mine have a tendency to lurch and twist too much but you kept them nice and steady with variation where needed.

13. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Gypsy Legend Very nice Cheryl! You kept a very nice balance between the hands. Sounds like it's time for your next tuning though!

14. CMohr - I Should Care I could tell it was submitted from a Mac so I didn't bother listening. I could almost smell the cigarette smoke wafting over me as I listened. Very nicely played - and I particularly enjoyed the introduction.

15. Todd Vance - Waltz, in C# Minor Op. 64 #2 This was one of the two pieces my teacher and I considered for this year - in the end I took the B minor waltz. But if I had done this one I would have been very proud to get it sounding like that. The different sections were nicely contrasted and you got that nice "waltz" feel to the left hand that's so important for Chopin.

16. Joangolfing - Sonata E Major Op.14 No.1 Allegretto When this started, I thought - that's wrong, it's been mislabeled. I think you'll agree it's not really allegretto but it was a charming performance and certainly it works at that pace. It was nicely controlled throughout and very musical.

17. Inlanding - Glen - Medley of Three Three for the price of one!! "I Remember Clifford" was very nicely done; some lovely shifts in there. I enjoyed your originals too - particularly the wonderful miniature!

18. Ken. - Monk Medley - Misterioso & Bye-ya I went back and listened a second time - they just flew by the first time through. The first piece was nice and mellow and the second was a great contrast; very nice swing partway through.

19. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Odin Sphere no Theme That's a great piece; very dreamy - I'm not often a fan of game music but you might convert me!

20. True Beginner - Winter Serenade I feel I'm out on a walk through lightly snowy woods; the sun is just about peeking through. Very delicately and beautifully played.
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#1620555 - 02/15/11 10:49 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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21. Riddler (Ed) - Dolphin Dance That's a great piece. I'm not sure what the dolphins were doing but you made the piece dance very nicely. Your arrangement sounded wonderful!

22. MartinJB / martin - Reflections Em You were definitely "ahead"! The pedalling was very nice and it was a wonderful smooth performance.

23. hoffy - Minuet In G Major (BWV Anh. 114 - come on, you all know it!) Oh, yeah, I know it. That was a wonderful performance too - I've never learnt it with the ornaments but you make a great case for going back and putting them in. Very nice control in keeping the sound balanced between left and right hand.

24. LaValse - Prelude Op 11 No 4 It is so nice to have some modern music that isn't jazz or new age in this recital. This Scriabin isn't one I know but it's so beautiful and played with such feeling. Great job!

25. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are That was a little different jazz to some of the other submissions and made a lovely change. I enjoyed all the mini runs in there.

26. wj3 / Walt - Take me home country roads This took me home alright! It doesn't matter where you live, you'll always have some country roads. This was a wonderfully simple performance of a classic - I enjoyed it very much.

27. BillM (formerly b528nf7) - Mr. President (have pity on the working man) A wonderful job as always; I don't know how you keep them coming but please keep them coming!

28. Strings & Wood - Op. 68, No. 16 (Erster Verlust) Schumann is hard. So deceptively simple but full of tricky spots. I loved it and whether it was one take or twenty it was definitely worthwhile!

29. serge88 - Your Song Right from the very first chord I knew what this was! I love this song and you did a great job with it. I just bang out the chords but you had some lovely runs in there. Excellent.

30. paquijote - Invention No. 7 in E minor - J.S. Bach I love the idea of taking on Bach inventions but somehow I never manage it. You did a great job with this - the counterpoint was evident throughout and the melodies weaved as they should.
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#1620557 - 02/15/11 10:52 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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13. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Gypsy Legend This is a beautiful melody. I always enjoy listening to you play and it never ceases to amaze how far you've progressed in such a short time. Such an inspiration. Excellent, Cheryl.

14. CMohr - I Should Care You play this piece with such feeling and sophistication. I love the dissonant voices you chose for the chords. The tempo and hesitations give the lyrics even more meaning. A great rendition, extremely well played.

15. Todd Vance - Waltz, in C# Minor Op. 64 #2 Whenever I hear this music being played, it reminds me of why so many people love the piano and Chopin as they do. There are some tricky parts to this and you did a great job, very musical playing.

16. Joangolfing - Sonata E Major Op.14 No.1 Allegretto This sonata is not as familiar to me as many of the others. It is so...Beethoven. So much going on with this piece. You bring out the the subtle complexities very nicely and express the music beautifully.

17. Inlanding - Glen - Medley of Three Could have a used a bit stricter tempo with I Remember Clifford and improvised on it a bit more, but seemed the best one of four takes. As for the second piece, it could be developed a bit more. The third piece begins to tell a very nice story.

18. Ken. - Monk Medley - Misterioso & Bye-ya Such a playful piece of music. This is is one of my favorite Monk pieces. It is hard to play and you made it sound so easy. I'd not heard Misterioso before - thank you. Excellent work, Ken.

19. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Odin Sphere no Theme Beautifully executed and fun to listen to. Very sensitively played.

20. True Beginner - Winter Serenade I am impressed by the fact you composed this piece. The chord changes are beautiful and your playing is so smooth.

Glen
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#1620586 - 02/15/11 11:43 AM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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21. Riddler (Ed) - Dolphin Dance A very solid, musical, rhythmic arrangement. I'd not heard this piece an a long while. Fanastic, Ed - plain and simple, you got skills...

22. MartinJB / martin - Reflections Em Martin, that was beautiful. It is hard to imagine you've been playing one year. I look forward to hearing more from you.

23. hoffy - Minuet In G Major (BWV Anh. 114 - come on, you all know it!) You keep the tempo going and I love your accents.

24. LaValse - Prelude Op 11 No 4 So much going on this piece. Beautifully and sensitively expressed throughout. This one gets added to my to-learn list. Thank you for music.

25. Jazzwee - All the Things You Are Great upbeat tempo and hanging on to the melody through your strings of swinging eighth-notes. Great skill, Jazzwee.

26. wj3 / Walt - Take me home country roads Well done on the John Denver song. It brings back memories when I hear this. I like the tempo you chose and the tone of your antique upright.

27. BillM (formerly b528nf7) - Mr. President (have pity on the working man) Simply marvellous, Bill. You never cease to amaze with your ability to sing so well and expertly accompany yourself. This has to be one of your better ones. Loved it!

28. Strings & Wood - Op. 68, No. 16 (Erster Verlust) Quite a nice, musical, singing tone I hear from your piano. Schumann is one of my favorites. You bring out the tension and moods of this Schumann very beautifully.

29. serge88 - Your Song I've not listened Elton John in a long time. You play this rendition of yours so very well. I remember many times in the past singing along when hearing it, just like this time. Thank you!!

Glen
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#1620666 - 02/15/11 01:09 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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First 10:

01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3 Very nicely played Ben. Excellent recording as well. I certainly wanted more though.


02. wouter79 - the entertainer I must be honest in saying that I was looking for a reason to slam you for something. ANYTHING!, but I couldn't as you gave me nothing to work with in that respect. SO....., I think you did a very nice job with this piece. Playing, timing, even the recording itself was very good. Keep up the good work.


03. Peyton - Angel I liked it Peyton. I agree with you about the low end muddling but that is probably due to the amount of notes being played within a short span in the lower register. Up an octave could fix that but then it puts your higher sections really high. What to do?. Still, a very nice tune played and received with a nice feel and emotion, especially the ending.


04. dannylux / Mel - Morgen I have to be honest and say that even after just the first bar, I was hooked! Very nice and played very delicately. Your recrding was top notch too.


05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 #1 As always, a very nice performance Sam. I liked the flowing left hand throughout the piece as well as your dynamics. Well played.

06. cgyan (Iain) - Aria Absolutely beautiful piece. Dreamy even. Your performance was one of my favorite so far. I especially loved some of those "grand" chords used.

07. KeemaNan - A New Ground (Z. T682) Excellent finger work (trills) and lovely melody. Recrding quality was also top notch. Don't change a thing!


08. Mr Super Hunky - The great gig in the sky (cover) Hey Hunky, were you looking for an excuse to bang the bass keys?....I thought so! It would have been a nice recording if you didn't screw up the gain setting....again! Next time: 1.) adjust the gain setting to be more compatible with the tune being played. 2.) Play with much more emotion. 3.) Dammit stop banging the keys!, other than that, nice job, sounded great!!


09. Pianosaurus Rex / Yannick - Wiener Marsch So this is what even finger control, dynamics and perfect tempo sound like. I'm jealous. A very nice and controlled performance.


10. CarlosCC - I Due Fiumi Absolutely gorgeous. Wow. Just oozing with delicate emotion and beautiful dynamics. This was simply an outstanding performance.

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#1620683 - 02/15/11 01:19 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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30. paquijote - Invention No. 7 in E minor - J.S. Bach So much going on in this invention. You kept the tempo going which is no easy task. You play very well.

31. Augustina - Somewhere Out There from an American Tail I like how you play this piece. Thank you for sharing your music.

32. Undone - Toccata in D minor (to do) The first person that comes to mind when hearing this is, E Power Biggs. You bring out some dynamics that are implied when you hear them played on the organ, but with the piano, they are much more clearly stated. I love this Toccata and you played it very well.

33. LisztAddict - Prelude in b minor I practice this piece semi-regulary and wonder if it will ever smooth out and get up to speed. I very much enjoy the subtle dynamics you bring forth. I love this piece of music - thank you.

34. Mohan Karthik - So far away A wonderful original composition, so professional sounding. You played it with such patience and feeling. The quiet and pensive ending really completes this piece.

35. ladypayne - Nearer My God to Thee Very excellent work. Your improvisation is very befitting in this piece.

36. MaryBee - Sheep May Safely Graze You played this Bach so eloquently. The quality of your ornamentations add a great deal to it. Your tempo is quite good as is your dynamics. The sound of your piano is outstanding and really does add to the music. Bravo!

37. FarmGirl - A Christmas Overture This is a fairly long piece of music and you expressed each section very well. Such a gift you gave with your performance - Christmas early this year. Outstanding!

38. Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C (K545) Movement 2 - Andante Most excellent control, Andy. The melody is so pure and simple, and no easy task to play it with the kind of finger control you show. Very enjoyable.

39. Sideshow/Edwin - Prelude - BWV935 Outstanding Bach. You bring out the voices quite nicely. This is a great interpretation, Edwin.

40. GlassLove (Christine) - Song of India (arranged) It is really hard to believe you've been playing a little over a year. You play so well. I really look forward to hearing more of your music.

41. jotur/Cathy Turner - Amazing Grace Very wholesome. I am a sucker for good harmonies and you bring them out very nicely with this arrangement.

42. PhilzPiano - Prelude in E minor Op. 28 No. 4 There are many options for playing this piece and I like the ones you chose. I've been playing this one for awhile now and still can't seem to get it where I want it to be. Good work.

43. Yamaha G-3 & P-80 / Mike WHite - Milonga del angel Loved how this melody morphs through the piece. A very interesting piece of music with some great changes. Most excellent choice of music, most excellently played - a wonderful picture the notes paint.

44. MegumiNoda - Intermezzo Op. 118 No. 2 Love Brahms music and I am so glad you played this. Op 117 is on my radar, but just a bit too advanced. You played beautifully.

45. Wisebuff - In Church Op 39 No 24 Very nicely done. I'd not heard this piece, so thank you for sharing it.

46. ShiroKuro - Sunburst The first time experienced this music is when it was played on a guitar. It is very compelling. Excellent choice. Superb rendition, superbly played.

47. spidaman - A moment lost Never heard of David Nevue before. You play beautifully - the hesitations and dynamics are excellent. A very peaceful melody, indeed.

48. Laura aka ten left thumbs - Moonlight Sonata, Op 27 no 2, 1st movement You did great on this piece, Laura! My own preference is a slower tempo and stronger dynamics. It is aptly named, Quasi una Fantasia, meaning it will result in a wide range of interpretations. You tell a good story with it. Glad to hear you playing again!

49. grotrianer - Sonata in c-minor op.10, no.1: 2nd mvt. - Adagio Molto This Beethoven Sonata Movement has so much going on, so many things to consider. I loved the dynamics you bring to your playing. I was going to play this for the Beethoven Birthday e-cital, but injured my hand, so I am glad to be able to hear you play this. Maybe next year...Thank you for playing this very sublime Sonata Movement - good work!
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#1620686 - 02/15/11 01:22 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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1. Ben Piano and Brahms - what a lovely start to the recital! As you say, short and sweet.

2. Wouter and Entertainer - OK, I believe you can play this! You're not even afraid of the repeats. You have used your year well.
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#1620722 - 02/15/11 02:05 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Ok, I'm start with the folks just before and after me!

45. Wisebuff - In Church Op 39 No 24 This is a piece I'm not familiar with, but I really enjoyed it! Is this your first time to participate in the ABF recitals? Either way, great job!! I look forward to hearing more recordings from you in upcoming recitals!

47. spidaman - A moment lost Very nice! I am so jealous that you could do this by ear! I have not played this DN piece, but listening to your recording makes me want to add it to my DN repertoire. You did a very nice job with this, so I would definitely encourage you to try some of DN's more difficult pieces too!

11. Monica K. - The Meadow Monica, someone posted above that you play this piece like you wrote it, and that is a very apt description!! I like the part where it sort of slows down, it reminds me a little bit of Joe Hisaishi's music. You really do a very nice job with the entire piece!

So, who is Desplat and how did you discover his music?

Ok, my lunch break is about over. I am looking forward to more listening this evening!
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#1620747 - 02/15/11 02:35 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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01. BenPiano - Waltz in G# Minor for Two Hands Op. 39 No. 3
Short but very enjoyable. The quality of your video is first rate as is your playing.

03. Peyton - Angel
Another impressive original song. You have a talent for composing as well as performing. I love the full and varied camera angles – it is great to watch an artist at work.

05. Sam Smith - Song Without Words Opus 19 #1
The only works by Mendelssohn that I have ever listened to are the ones that you have performed here in the ABF recitals. Thanks for broadening my musical experience. You play very well.
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#1620749 - 02/15/11 02:37 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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11. Monica K. - The Meadow Monica, someone posted above that you play this piece like you wrote it, and that is a very apt description!! I like the part where it sort of slows down, it reminds me a little bit of Joe Hisaishi's music. You really do a very nice job with the entire piece!

So, who is Desplat and how did you discover his music?


Thanks, Shiro! I found out about this piece right here on the forum; somebody posted a thread about Desplat's other work, and when YouTubing it, I discovered "The Meadow," at which point I realized the rest of the entire world already knew about it because it was featured in the "Twilight: New Moon" movie. laugh

...and I suppose I should confess that, er, I don't think the piece was supposed to slow down anywhere. Oopsie. whome
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#1620753 - 02/15/11 02:42 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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31. Augustina - Somewhere Out There from an American Tail That's a beautiful performance. I always enjoy listening to your playing ... and waiting for the page turns to show us you are doing it all properly wink

32. Undone - Toccata in D minor Yeah, this really needs a big ass organ but it was a great job on the piano too.

33. LisztAddict - Prelude in b minor This is a wonderful Bach prelude executed with great skill and feeling. For some of these preludes my teacher says it's really one very long phrase and I could sense that from your interpretation.

34. Mohan Karthik - So far away This is a beautiful composition and played so lovingly. I listened to it a couple of times!

35. ladypayne - Nearer My God to Thee That was a lovely performance ladypayne; I didn't hear the airplane but it was very uplifting.

36. MaryBee - Sheep May Safely Graze This piece can easily become a little trite but you did a great job of preventing that. Some very nice accents at just the right points.

37. FarmGirl - A Christmas Overture I already listened and commented in the piano bar but thanks once again!

38. Andy Platt - Mozart Sonata in C (K545) Movement 2 - Andante That's the best piece in the whole recital. Oh wait, crap, it's my own. Self-critique - I started off slower and wanted to keep that pace but it sped up. The dynamics on my digital are not good enough. Yeah, I know, blame the tools ... but really, it works better on an acoustic wink

39. Sideshow/Edwin - Prelude - BWV935 I make a point of reading the description after listening ... I have no idea why you hate your trills. The whole performance sounded great to me. It sounds like you can play at speed with ease and grace.

40. GlassLove (Christine) - Song of India (arranged) I didn't know the piece but it was a beautiful simple rendition, played very nicely.
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#1620754 - 02/15/11 02:44 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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06. cgyan (Iain) - Aria
Nice! You get a beautiful sound from your piano. I like the very cool retro black and white video.

07. KeemaNan - A New Ground (Z. T682)
This sounds like a difficult piece what with all the counterpointing and trilling going down but you pulled this off nicely. I like the way you kept up the tempo and didn’t get bogged down during the tricky passages.

08. Mr Super Hunky - The great gig in the sky (cover)
I don’t think I’ve heard much Pink Floyd done as a piano instrumental but it sounds like you had fun with it. Very creative.
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#1620771 - 02/15/11 02:59 PM Re: Recital #21 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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09. Pianosaurus Rex / Yannick - Wiener Marsch
You play very well for only 13 months. Camera or not you did a nice job with this.

10. CarlosCC - I Due Fiumi
Your recording sounds professional, both in the quality of your playing and the excellent audio reproduction. You get a great sound from your piano. I’m sure you have made Monica proud with your selection.

11. Monica K. - The Meadow
I did find your excellent video and enjoyed it a lot. You are one of my favorite YouTube Stars.

12. John Frank - Two Waltz Medley : Waltz in B Minor & Waltz in D Major It has been neat to witness the evolution of your playing over the last couple of years. Your playing is now quite confident and musical. Very impressive progress for a fellow self-directed learner. I like the bridge you wrote – fits perfectly.
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