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#1957544 - 09/11/12 05:20 PM Bartok - Etude op. 18 nr 3 (new)
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#1961438 - 09/20/12 07:50 AM Re: Bartok - Etude op. 18 nr 3 (new) [Re: fnork]
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Very impressive playing.

These comments are about minor stuff - the first two measures could be much slower, I think. And there could be more contrast between the big climax at the poco allargando and the following resumption of the music at a piano marking - there's some drama there that seemed to be missing.

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#1961795 - 09/20/12 08:56 PM Re: Bartok - Etude op. 18 nr 3 (new) [Re: fnork]
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fnork, the thing I liked best about this performance was the humor and joy you brought to the interpretation. I've always been rather bothered by what I consider overly severe and percussive presentations of his music -- which, I have to admit, he himself projected. Much like Beethoven, there's a lot of outright humor in some of the music, and that should be properly savored when it is present. Really nice performance, and thanks for sharing!

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