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#1949712 - 08/27/12 09:15 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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32: TrapperJohn- I've been wanting to listen to this one:) I love the music to Phantom of the Opera! This is probably my favorite piece I've heard you play:) Such a pretty song, and very enjoyable to listen to first thing in the morning:)

17. LadyPayne- You are definatly getting good at coming up with your own arrangments. I only wished I could have made the drive up there with you. I miss playing our duets!:)
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#1949853 - 08/27/12 02:05 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thanks so much Mary and Cheryl for your kind words!
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#1950118 - 08/28/12 12:18 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Part three...

22. Lady Chen - Nocturne in E minor, op. 72, no. 1 This is so beautiful! Very rich sounding. Loved this performance.

23. MrPozor - Minuet in A minor - Z649 Sounds like you're doing great with 4 months behind you. Whatever you're doing, keep it up!

24. Monica K. - Fairy Tale Very touching. You have such a feeling for Einaudi's music. You made this one sound easy, whether is was or not.

25. Cookie74 - Invention No. 4 in D minor After playing a few inventions I've come to appreciate both this type of music, and how difficult they are to play! You've done a very nice job with this one. Welcome to the ABF recital!

26. Mile Hi Steve - Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Very nice playing, and I like your arrangement.

27. Bobpickle - June (Barcarolle) Seriously? Only 8 months experience?! The changes in expression and the phrasing you bring to this piece sound very mature. I'm impressed!

28. joangolfing - The Poet Speaks Oh, I like your interpretation of this piece! Sounds like you're making good use of that new grand.

29. Mar_red - Rosemary's Baby - Lullaby I had heard of this movie, but didn't know what it was about, so I looked it up. Wow, that's disturbing! The music, however, isn't. Although it hints at something unsettling, you play it beautifully.

30. cscl - Bagatelle in G minor, Op. 119, No. 1 Nice performance. Your piano sounds great. Did it make it to the new home yet?

31. jotur/Cathy Turner - Dill Pickle Rag Fun, fun, fun! This brings a smile to my face. Love your music, Cathy!
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#1950216 - 08/28/12 05:41 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thanks for the kind comments on my piece.

Yes, LadyChen, it's me singing and playing.

And thanks, Starr Keys, I only wish I did have Rod Stewart's voice.

And FWIW, if the 10,000 hours theory were true I ought to be a guitar virtuoso ... but I'm not. As for 10,000 on the piano .... why should it take 10,000 hours to play a little music? I simply try to play as often and as much as I can. In my first year I estimate I clocked around 500 hours (probably more). I've slowed a little the last 2-3 months.
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#1950217 - 08/28/12 05:42 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Some more random and uncannily unrandom comments:

51. Clemente - This is another piece I heard a lot from my Dad's piano. Coincidently, I picked up commenting with you, because tonight was his birthday (before midnight tonight). Though no longer here in the flesh, I felt him with me in spirit today. For instance, I felt his lively expressive spirit in your playing of this piece (even though you played it with a much more persistently challenging left hand than he ever did). I played your recording twice in his honor and thoroughly enjoyed it. BTW, as I've stated in other posts, I know what's its like to go through 4 bad teachers in a row (or 4 who were not right for me at any rate). I hope your 5th is the lucky charm for you. For me, it was four strikes your out smile

52. Norrec - Very interesting piece. You did a nice job with it.

54. Lyricmudra I'm glad you didn't wait until it was no longer a work in progress, because you played it so beautifully that if you had waited, your playing probably would have throughly discouraged me about my own. Very nice work!

57. Tiago84 - Just before the last three chord's, my computer timed out and the screen went black. I had my eyes closed and I felt as if I was hanging over the precipice of my mortality waiting for the final cadence to sound. That's how much I felt what you'd played up to then, on the eve of my deceased father's birthday when the warm California air has suddenly turned chilly. You really made me feel it to the bone.

58. AndyMc - I really seem to be choosing at random pieces that match my mood and thoughts. This beautiful composition made me feel the ephemeral quality of life and the image beautifully reinforced it. Your playing was terrific too. Thanks for gracing us with your gifts.

60. BillM - My but you do have a way with a lyric. You are my favorite kind of singer, the kind that seems to be thinking about what the words mean and feeling them at the same time. The accompaniment was perfect. You have a distinctive style both vocally and on the piano. I like them both a lot.

Well, this wraps it up for me. It's been a great recital. Thanks everyone who worked so hard to make it that way.



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#1950240 - 08/28/12 07:42 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I have recently begun to learn the piano and to learn to listen to music like this. So I want to take the time to appreciate the players, from a very amateur perspective.

1. Wouter. I love this piece. Do pianists keep 'wishlists'? If so this is on it, and not just because we keep a flock of chooks in our backyard and I love the idea of having a song to play to them.

2. dannylux / Mel. This won me over. That little run of notes toward the start was so beautiful. I didn't think I was going to like this. It isn't my style of music, but I loved so many individual parts of it.

3. Ben You have led me on a lovely google search about Scriabin. Very interesting. I enjoyed your piece, particularly the ending. Thankyou for having a video as it was nice watching you play.

5. Inlanding Thankyou, this was very lovely to listen to. Thankyou for your explanation of the piece, and your story about the piano. They both added depth and mading listening more enjoyable. I looked forward to the ending.

6. MSH I enjoyed this very much. Did you write the music down?

7. Swiss The Nocturnes where the first classical music that I found myself enjoying. I have to admit about half way through I had to duck off and do a few things around the house, they music just followed me. I loved it.

8. Carlos I enjoyed this. I liked the low notes, it sounded so rich. I liked how delicate it seemed.

9. Diana I am a beginner too, I really enjoyed hearing something so good from someone so new. It gives me hope!

10. Ricardo. As I said above, I am a beginner and I really enjoy hearing what can be achieved in such little time. It was very nice to listen to.

... I think I will save the rest for tomorrow night.


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#1950308 - 08/28/12 10:22 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Another batch!
I am so impressed with the performances in this recital!
I'm especially enjoying the contributions from first time participants!

What a treat!


32. TrapperJohn - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (from "Phantom...") TJ, you always give a wonderful performance of your pieces, and provide great background notes. This time is no exception. I have always enjoyed listening to you, but in this piece you really have caught the poignancy, the bittersweet notion of success and great loss more that I've ever felt in your previous work. Heart moving. I just loved it.

33. knotty - Petite Fleur This is a great piece of music, lots of fun with the various instruments. I would have loved more piano, but the solo was certainly great. I got a great kick out of the trumpet work. Talk about musically gifted!

34. Andy Platt - Prelude in E Minor (Opus 28, No 4) Andy, I really enjoyed this. You really captured a thoughtful, slightly melancholy voice in this performance. Hauntingly sweet, good “drama”. I enjoyed it very much.

35. Newman - Desperado Playing and singing? I’m so impressed, I wish I could do that. Well done indeed. Love your voice, I look forward to hearing more from you in the future!

36. Copper - Ave Maria I have this in my Burgmuller book, but have never played it. You’ve inspired me to give it a try. You’ve played it with a sweet smoothness and lightness that resonates with joyful prayer. Lovely playing.

37. Jake S - Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman Impressive! I think this is a delightful collection and you’ve done a great job conveying the playfulness within, I was smiling to myself as I listened. I suspect you were smiling as you played! Congrats on the memory work! That’s no mean feat! Absolutely delightful!

38. Augustina - Touched Nice work! I am not familiar with the piece but enjoyed being introduced to it! Your performance was very enjoyable, this is really lovely music and you conveyed a lot of emotion as you played. I was also very impressed with the quality of the recording from your cell phone!

39. Sand Tiger - Ashokan Farewell I can see why this might take up a fair amount of your piano time! It is quite a challenge for a beginner AND you worked out the score from youtube? I’m impressed. Well done, well done indeed.

40. Serge88 - What'd I say You can’t go wrong with a choice of Ray Charles. Very nicely played, it is obvious that you were enjoying yourself! I enjoyed your performance very much indeed. Lovely swing, I’m in the groove with you as I listen!
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#1950312 - 08/28/12 10:33 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Casinitaly and alsoTom, thanks for listening my piece. I'm glad you liked it.
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#1950318 - 08/28/12 10:52 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thanks to those of you posting comments, and for the comments on my piece. I love it that the recital keeps attracting ABFers, and I love reading the comments - sometimes I learn something about a piece I hadn't heard myself, and the different perspectives are really interesting.

Cathy
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#1950483 - 08/28/12 04:17 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Originally Posted By: RedKat

Originally Posted By: Clemente

55. RedKat - Waltz, B minor, Op. 69 n. 2
I agree with what you say about the length and the red dot pressure.

How do you cope with it? As a child, I performed a lot playing violin in front of the audience. No problem that time. Now, being a big and strong adult I can hardly deal with that small red dot smile.


I have not learned to cope with it. You know what my biggest fear is while recording? Well, it is that I get to almost the very end without any mistakes, and then hitting a wrong note at the end of the piece. Ugh!!! It happened twice this past recital. One of the time was that low D just before he last chords. mad The fear does not happen when I play live, though. The sound goes from A to B, and once B is reached, it is over. A recording, on the other hand, stays. eek It might just be that you are like me when it comes to playing in public... it does not matter. BUT, when you are conscious that it is going to stay... things change a bit. smile Also children (not all) tend to be more nonchalant about the whole thing. We adults (for certain things) worry too much about whether something will be approved or not. The red dot brings all that to the front of the line. smile I thoroughly enjoyed your performance.

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#1950486 - 08/28/12 04:23 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Originally Posted By: jazztpt

51. Clemente - Andalucia (to do)
You really get the feel of piece and play with great abandon and joy , loved it. I think I have commented before but cool website.

Thank you very much for the encouragement, jazztpt. Also thank you for visiting my website. I am glad that you enjoyed it. smile

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#1950499 - 08/28/12 05:02 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Originally Posted By: Starr Keys

51. Clemente - This is another piece I heard a lot from my Dad's piano. Coincidently, I picked up commenting with you, because tonight was his birthday (before midnight tonight). Though no longer here in the flesh, I felt him with me in spirit today. For instance, I felt his lively expressive spirit in your playing of this piece (even though you played it with a much more persistently challenging left hand than he ever did). I played your recording twice in his honor and thoroughly enjoyed it. BTW, as I've stated in other posts, I know what's its like to go through 4 bad teachers in a row (or 4 who were not right for me at any rate). I hope your 5th is the lucky charm for you. For me, it was four strikes your out smile

Starr Keys, thank you so much; not only for commenting on my recording, but also for sharing with me about your Dad, and what the piece meant to him and to you. I was moved by your comment. It was worthwhile, then, to confront the red dot. I am truly thankful that it brought you back pleasant memories. I hope that I did justice to your Dad's rendition of Andalucía.
As for my new teacher, what can I say... I adore Tatiana. She is a totally awesome teacher. I have been around enough to be able to say that ...aside from the fact that I have been a high school teacher for the past 30 years. smile She is, indeed, the lucky charm for me. Again, Starr Keys, thank you!!

Clemente
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#1950571 - 08/28/12 08:04 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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18.- Ed- Wow, talk about drama.... what a dramatic piece. When I hear you play this I think of all the times I've gone to school musicals and the music teacher played so masterfully and apparently with such ease. You really own this.

35. Newman- It's probably the name but you do remind me a bit of Randy Newman... Very nice playing and singing.

40- Serge88- VERY COOL. smile
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#1950596 - 08/28/12 09:12 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thank you so much, Peyton, Recaredo, MaryBee, casinitaly, and alsoTom for listening and acknowledging my Schumann submission.

And to all who took the time to listen and comment, it's just not physically possible (the wrists can't take it right now) to thank each one of you individually. However, I am very grateful to have been able to share and listen again to your music on this e-cital, and especially to the first time participants!

Like Cathy, I've enjoyed reading all the comments on everyone's music. I've learned so much.

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#1950640 - 08/28/12 11:12 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Listening to some more...

32. TrapperJohn - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (from "Phantom...") TJ, your playing was inspired with this piece. Great performance.

33. knotty - Petite Fleur Very smooth. Great for some laid-back listening! You guys sound so professional. (And that cornet is something else!)

34. Andy Platt - Prelude in E Minor (Opus 28, No 4) This was one of the first pieces my teacher assigned me, and at the time I had never heard of Chopin before. Unbelievably, when I first played through it, I thought it was "boring". Of course you know better (and I do now too). You keep just the right balance between left and right hands, and give it the drama it begs for. That last chord just melts.

35. Newman - Desperado Great performance! Your voice is perfect for this song.

36. Copper - Ave Maria Sweetly played -- very nice! I like how you start out simply, then build to a fuller sound as it goes on.

37. Jake S - Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman I enjoyed this so much! I love the theme and variation style, and it doesn't bother me a bit that you recorded them separately.
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#1950729 - 08/29/12 04:27 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Tom, thanks for your kind comment. I encourage you to practice piano every day, you’ll be surprised by your progresses.

Glen, I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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#1950821 - 08/29/12 09:22 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: RedKat]
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Originally Posted By: RedKat
Finally, found time to get to the computer to thank all people who spent their time to comment on the performances.
Originally Posted By: Andy Platt

You kept the waltz feeling in the accompaniment. I think a slight change of mood in the trio perhaps? I'm glad you tackled the "hard" version of this though - it's fuller than the other version in my opinion!

Andy, what do you mean by “the trio”? Is there another version of this piece?


In my edition it's marked as Trio but I'm not sure why! Anyway, it's the section where it modulates into B major.

Yes, there are a couple of different versions of this piece. It was published posthumously so we won't know which is correct. The version we played was the one published by his friend Fontana. The Alfred edition (which is the other version) has a footnote describing the Fontana edition as being harder but not necessarily more authentic.
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#1950869 - 08/29/12 11:26 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Many thanks to all who listened to/commented on my Recital piece - you were kind and generous!

As a way of "giving back" to you here's the scene from the "Phantom" movie that I described in some detail in the info section of my submission. The actress portraying "Christine" here is Emmy Rossum:






Trap
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#1951325 - 08/30/12 03:36 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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And the last batch!

What a wonderful recital!


41. Starr Keys - It Goes Like It Goes Singing and playing, a skill I have yet to master. You have a lovely voice. I bet your mom was thrilled to get this. Nicely done indeed.

42. CMohr - Imagination Another recording for a Mom! Again I have no doubt that she thoroughly enjoyed it, I know I did!

43. ClavBoy - Prelude No. 1 C Major BWV 846 Bach is not easy, but I think you did more than just a decent job on this. I did not think that the arpeggios were unbalanced. Maybe there is room for improvement, but isn’t that always how we feel? Even professionals often feel they can do better! I found your playing very enjoyable, fluid and relaxing.

44. Ken. - Light Blue I see “Ken”, I think “Monk”. It is always an education. Thanks for the background notes. By now I’m pretty sure that Monk will never be among my favourites, but I do appreciate your ongoing efforts to introduce his unusual pieces. This one was much less “off the wall” than some of the others I’ve heard you present, and rather easier to cope with!

45. daveindenton - Theme from Schindler's List This piece is one I love to listen to. You’ve been playing 2yrs 6 months? I would be pleased if I could do as well as you have.


46. MaryBee - Sonata in C minor, K.457, Mvt.1 Oh MaryBee, that was fun! I can really hear how you’ve been gaining in skills over this past year – what wonderful work you’ve been doing! There is a lot going on in this piece, and it is a long one too. You’ve developed a lot of stamina to maintain the energy and precision throughout . You’ve done a great job on the dynamics, from the great thumping chords to the delicate trills. Just loved it! Complimenti cara mia!

47. DadAgains_Daughter - Invention in F Major What fun to have you participating in our e-cital again! This piece was most enjoyable, delightful! You play with wonderful energy and precision, it is a real pleasure to hear your performance!

48. DadAgain - Prelude and Fugue XX - A minor Well, Bach is a challenge, isn’t he? I don’t think I’ve ever heard this piece before. To my ear your “stuff ups” were not terribly obvious, I think we tend to hear our own mistakes a lot more than others do. My feeling is that you did a more than respectable job on a difficult piece, and I really enjoyed listening to you play.

49. Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White - Dance of the Blessed Spirits Interesting piece, the title had me expecting something quite different, when I saw it was Gluck I readjusted my thoughts. I think you transmitted the spirituality of the piece very nicely.

50. Falmc - Sweet SerenyI really love hearing original compositions ! This is no exception. You’ve captured a poetic voice: this piece is a joyful expression of feeling – Sereny must be delighted with it. I really enjoyed it.

51. Clemente - Andalucia What an interesting piece, it must have been hard to sustain that left hand work! I love the energy that flows so consistently throughout. Gorgeous rich sound, what a treat!

52. Norrec (Tim) - Beaming Sunlight When we are recording there is often the desire to get the recording “perfect”, even though that is not obtainable. I found the way you learned this piece very interesting. That sort of work is beyond me. This is a lovely delicate piece, well done!!

53. notbach - To a Wild Rose (Op.51 No. 1) I love this piece. It is sweet, flowing, there is a lovely poignancy to it which you have captured very nicely.

54. lyricmudra - Sheep May Safely Graze (from J.S. Bach's Birthday Cantata) A work in progress you say? Well, your progress so far is very pleasant to listen to.

55. RedKat - Waltz, B minor, Op. 69 n. 2 Ah, the desire to play Chopin, and this waltz in particular! I think we can all understand that! The little glitches are not a distraction, you have clearly worked well in studying this piece. From my limited experience with Chopin I think that there are always nuances to work on, no matter how long or how well you play the piece. This was truly a pleasure to listen to. Complimenti!

56. Grouchomarx - Hungarian Rhapsody 2 Lassan (no Friska) A treat to hear, great energy, depth and richness!

57. Tiago84 - Prelude in E minor (Op28 No4) Chopin again! Wonderful! As I said to RedKat, I think there is always something you can find to do better or differently when dealing with Mr. Chopin, the challenges never cease. I enjoyed your performance.

58. AndyMc - Riverlights #1 Original work! I love it. Welcome to the recital! Your music really does call to mind lights dancing on water. Shimmering reflections, fluidity. Lovely music!

59. yohyrral (= Larry Hoy) - Three Themes for Piano And another original! I love the talent here! The first theme has an Oriental feel to it, most interesting. You have woven a very pretty musical tapestry with this collection.

60. BillM - Try A Little Tenderness I always look forward to your submissions Bill, I love hearing you sing and play, and you really know how to pick pieces that suit your voice and that of your piano. You really did play with tenderness here. I think the tempo you chose was perfect. This was a great pleasure indeed. Thank you, and complimenti!

61. PianoStudent88 - Ivan Sings Thanks for introducing me to yet another new piece of music. I see what you mean about the 20thC edge – very interesting indeed. Nicely played! A lovely conclusion to our August recital!


As always, I'm so very very impressed with the talent, the skills, the dedication, the determination, the enthusiasm,and the tremendous support for each other from all the participants.

My sincere thanks to Monica K for her work in pulling it all together, to Sam S who creates our index, to Copper for updating the Order of the Red Dot, Mr. Super-Hunky for suggesting the whole thing way back when and to everyone who works behind the scenes to make this recital the jewel in the PianoWorld crown that it is!
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#1951350 - 08/30/12 05:09 AM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: alsoTom]
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Originally Posted By: alsoTom


1. Wouter. I love this piece. Do pianists keep 'wishlists'? If so this is on it, and not just because we keep a flock of chooks in our backyard and I love the idea of having a song to play to them.


I do have such a wishlist and most pieces I play are on it, including this one smile
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#1951704 - 08/30/12 08:06 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: TrapperJohn]
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TrapperJohn,

Thanks for the link to the clip from the movie Phantom of the Opera!!!

Speaking about clips, I put together a playlist with all our youtube videos for this recital:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1D8C5C5BB3D22E40

Enjoy!
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#1952223 - 08/31/12 05:54 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I'm getting close now...

01. wouter79 - La Poule (Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin, No.12) I love how you kept the staccato action locked in even with the tremendously difficult note clusters on the right hand!

02. dannylux / Mel - Bortkiewicz Lyrica Nova Op.59 No.3 Beautiful sound and execution. The flow was flawless across all of the trills, peaks and valleys of the piece.

07. SwissMS - Nocturne in Eb Op. 9 Nr. 2 Beautiful. This is one of the few classical pieces that I’m actually familiar with. You definitely captured the tinge of melancholy that he was after.

09. Diana - Raymond - Theme from Overture Well done Diana. Keep up the good work!

10. Recaredo (Ricardo) - Piano sonata No 25 Op 79. Second movement. Ricardo, this did not sound like it was above your level to me. Well played!

12. (Was)TrueBeginner - Goodnight Kiss I’m always so impressed to hear an instrumental original. There is always a story behind it somewhere. You haven’t shared the story (unless I missed it) smile . Nicely played!

15. Sam S - Prelude and Fugue X WTC1 Listening to you play this and reading your explanation reminds me of the shock that I got learning about Bach’s brilliance and finely tuned sense of the infinite from reading Goedel,Escher,Bach by Douglas Hofstadter. Great job.

16. Peyton - Mazurka #4 in A Minor I know I must be dreaming, but this has a very jazz feel to it, especially at the beginning and end. Is it the way that you are interpreting it, or the way it is written? Either way, I love it!

20. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Rigaudon & Entree Ah, Church bells in Italy with some classical music. I would have voted for that over my dog and kids yelling smile It sounded nice – keep up the good work!

21. timmyab - Moment musical Nr.2 Timmy, the untrained ear can’t detect those mistakes that you speak of. The timing all sounded just right to me.

22. Lady Chen - Nocturne in E minor, op. 72, no. 1 Another beautiful Nocturne. Truly evocative of the evening. Wonderful sound and well played.

23. MrPozor - Minuet in A minor - Z649 Pretty good for four months with no lessons! Keep at it. The good thing about taking a lesson or two is that it will embarrass you into not accepting a roadblock, because you have to show up the next week and show some progress smile

28. joangolfing - The Poet Speaks Yamaha GC1 - That is a jazz piano!! Just kidding (no I’m not), no really just kidding. It sounds great for Schumann, especially the way you play it. I hope you enjoy it, I enjoyed listening to you play it.

30. cscl - Bagatelle in G minor, Op. 119, No. 1 Welcome to the Boston suburbs! As people are apt to say out here - even applied to classical music – your performance was “wicked awesome”!

32. TrapperJohn - Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (from "Phantom...") That is lot of key changes for a vocal song. They aren’t really modulations, but just myriad keys changes throughout the song. It makes for a naturally interesting instrumental arrangement without needing a lot of tricks, and you did a great job with it. Well done.

34. Andy Platt - Prelude in E Minor (Opus 28, No 4) Nice job Andy, the chords sounded together to me.

35. Newman - Desperado One of the great pop melodies of all time. If I could sing (like you), I would probably never leave the piano. They would have to feed me intravenously… It sounded great.

36. Copper - Ave Maria I’m not familiar with this version of Ave Maria, but it is certainly sweet and touching.

37. Jake S - Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman Fake out! What a playful quality to this number. How could you resist from throwing a blues lick in the middle of one of the variations and insisting that Mozart had written it that way! I think that mischievous devil would have done it today! Love it…

38. Augustina - Touched You nailed the New Age feel on Joe’s composition. Excellent flow.


40. Serge88 - What'd I say Oh yeah- got the blues riffs kickin’ in. Blues piano is not easy if you really want to do it up. I have some great online blues piano tutorials and you get nauseous just trying to look at all of the notes that the piano player is using. Not for the faint of heart at all. You’ve made a great start, I hope we hear more cool stuff.

43. ClavBoy - Prelude No. 1 C Major BWV 846 It sounds precisely played to me. It also sounds quite accomplished for ¾ of year playing.
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#1953096 - 09/02/12 06:48 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: kenjazz]
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StarrKeys - thank you so much for your always erudite comments on my tune! Such lovely words to read after being away for a week!

CAS - Thank you, too! My mom did love it.
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#1953150 - 09/02/12 10:22 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Greener- Shindlers List- I love this piece. I played it for the piano bar a few months ago. You did a fantastic job playing it!:)
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#1953478 - 09/03/12 05:13 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Registered: 08/21/09
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Loc: Cleveland, OH
Listened to the last of the recital today...

38. Augustina - Touched This is so sensitively and beautifully played.

39. Sand Tiger - Ashokan Farewell You've come a long way in just a few months! Your hard work is very evident.

40. Serge88 - What'd I say This was fun to listen to -- catchy rhythm!

41. Starr Keys - It Goes Like It Goes That was beautiful. You sing it with such feeling, and reading your performance notes, now I see why. I'm sure your mother loved it!

42. CMohr - Imagination Happy Birthday to your mom! This tune sounds full of memories and nostalgia. Lovely.

43. ClavBoy - Prelude No. 1 C Major BWV 846 You've done very well with this. Keeping dynamics even on arpeggios is very difficult! I don't think it would be bad to try playing it with the pedal. You might like the effect.

44. Ken. - Light Blue This is an interesting piece. The chord combinations are cool. Very nice.

45. daveindenton - Theme from Schindler's List What expressive playing! Your performance is touching.

47. DadAgains_Daughter - Invention in F Major Your fingers are flying in this delightful performance. Thank you for participating!

48. DadAgain - Prelude and Fugue XX - A minor Oh wow, that fugue sounds tough! You handled this all so well. Nice work.

49. Yamaha G3 & P-80 Mike White - Dance of the Blessed Spirits Pretty piece -- nice job with the sight-reading.

50. Falmc - Sweet Sereny Your girlfriend must be thrilled to have such a beautiful song written for her. It sounds very nice. How did you like the guitar version?

51. Clemente - Andalucia That was great! Whatever is going on in the left hand sounds difficult, yet very cool! I really enjoyed this performance!

52. Norrec (Tim) - Beaming Sunlight Moving from Alfred's Level 1 to this was quite a step up, wasn't it? You played this very well.

53. notbach - To a Wild Rose (Op.51 No. 1) How pretty! Although it's a simple tune, you play it with such expression.

54. lyricmudra - Sheep May Safely Graze (from J.S. Bach's Birthday Cantata) I love this piece, this arrangement, and your playing of it! You play it so musically, bringing out its sweetness, highlighting each voice at appropriate places, and giving a simply beautiful performance.

55. RedKat - Waltz, B minor, Op. 69 n. 2 This is a lovely Chopin waltz. What a thrill to hear it played so well. Wonderful!

56. Grouchomarx - Hungarian Rhapsody 2 Lassan (no Friska) A very serious-sounding piece, which I have to admit I have never heard before, despite its renown. You bring out the different moods throughout so well. Impressive -- especially those runs about halfway through.

57. Tiago84 - Prelude in E minor (Op28 No4) I really like the dynamics you use in this piece. It all sounds so natural. Very well done!

58. AndyMc - Riverlights #1 Welcome to the recital Andy. I like your composition and playing! There is a certain peacefulness about this piece that I appreciate.

59. yohyrral (= Larry Hoy) - Three Themes for Piano What an interesting composition, and so much forward-moving energy! Your piano sounds great; there is so much depth to that sound.

60. BillM - Try A Little Tenderness Great combination of of piano and voice. Your accompaniment sounds pretty sophisticated here.

61. PianoStudent88 - Ivan Sings It's odd to say about a piece like this, but you really make it sing. Musical playing, indeed!
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#1953589 - 09/03/12 10:17 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Registered: 08/21/09
Posts: 1246
Loc: Cleveland, OH
It's funny to think that up until a few years ago, I never had the slightest desire to play music for anyone besides myself. Then I discovered these recitals, started participating, and now I am hooked. I look forward to each recital more than the one before. Not only do I enjoy listening to so many different styles of music and types of performances, and hearing the music that inspires you, but I also enjoy sharing the music that I love with others. I love putting in the work that it takes to prepare for a performance. I like sharing what I'm learning with you. I have fun deciding on the piece I'm going to submit for the next one. I even feel good about facing and conquering the dreaded "red dot". So thank you to everyone who makes these recitals possible: Monica, for compiling all the performances, Sam for maintaining that wonderful recital index, Copper for keeping track of everyone's medals, and to all the ABF members who participate, either by playing or listening.

Special thanks to those who commented on my performance: SwissMS, PianoStudent88, Clemente, Bobpickle, Andy Platt, CMohr, AndyMc, Sam S, wouter79, Peyton, Cookie74, Inlanding, TX-Dennis, BillM, CarlosCC, Recaredo, jazztpt, jotur, and casinitaly. I understand the extra effort it takes to do this, so I want you to know I appreciate it. How nice it feels to know that people enjoyed what I had to share!

See you all at the next recital!
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#1953788 - 09/04/12 12:39 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 1010
Loc: california
Thank you CasinItaly and MaryBee for listening to my piece and your lovely comments. Yes, Mom loved it and seems to be doing okay. We are waiting for the doctor's results.

Clemente and Cmohr Thanks also for your heartfelt responses. Yes, Clemente, you did do justice to it, and your student's are lucky to have you (my husband is also a teacher, btw). I think if some of my HS teachers had a outlet for joyful emotional self-expression, we all would have been better off. Cmohr, I know we're coming from similar place at this recital, and it doesn't take any erudition to appreciate what speaks to the heart.

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#1953840 - 09/04/12 03:00 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: Starr Keys]
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 1029
Loc: Oregon
Thank you Marybee for nice comments and for listening!
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#1954799 - 09/06/12 12:34 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 33
Thanks to everyone who comented my Sweet Sereny piece im really feel so good when somebody give me that kind of feedback of my pieces.

@Starr: Keys Thank you so much for that kind of words but i think im not too skilled piano player, some pieces seem to be too difficult for me. i just like to play in tempo all the time.

@MaryBee: yes my girlfriend was wow!, the guitar version it is pretty nice but it has few chords and i never recorded it.





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#1954891 - 09/06/12 03:20 PM Re: Recital #27 --- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thanks Recaredo, Marybee, Augustina, casinitaly, alsoTom and kennjazz

Recaredo, it's quite hard to find a decent performance of this piece on harpsichord but I think this one is pretty good


MaryBee, yes it sounds more modern probably due to me not using harpsichord and because of my good mics laugh

And yes also thanks to Monica, Sam and Copper for arranging this event!
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