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#1969710 - 10/07/12 07:52 AM Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue
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I didn't really want to present this yet, but I somewhat boxed myself into a corner with comments on another thread.

This is a very difficult movement to record error free. The score is so complex it needs to be virtually committed to memory before it is performed. Those who listen to my performaces are already aware of the substandard recording conditions/quality. The performance has no glaring problems but could be tightened in places. It is somewhere in the mid-range on speed (i.e. 15-20 minutes). As much thought has gone into presenting the music of Beethoven as the devilish detail of the score. I hope all listeners will find something they can draw from it. Another presentation with all other movements will come at a later date.

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#1970271 - 10/08/12 11:16 AM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: BachMach2]
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This sure doesn't sound like light, fluffy eggs to me, though it does sound like a bit of a yolk.

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#1970330 - 10/08/12 02:02 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: BachMach2]
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Titanic performance!!

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#1970518 - 10/08/12 09:34 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: BachMach2]
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You mean he hit an .... iceberg??
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#1970535 - 10/08/12 10:17 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: Piano*Dad]
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No, I don't think, just that it's a spectacular catastrophe. ha

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#1970571 - 10/08/12 11:33 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: Krummholz]
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Originally Posted By: Krummholz
This sure doesn't sound like light, fluffy eggs to me


Broken Eggs wink

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#1970682 - 10/09/12 08:14 AM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: BachMach2]
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wow....you're good
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#1970798 - 10/09/12 01:26 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: Beethoven747-400]
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Originally Posted By: Beethoven747-400
wow....you're good


Good at ... what?
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#1970895 - 10/09/12 04:55 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: BachMach2]
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Originally Posted By: BachMach2
The score is so complex it needs to be virtually committed to memory before it is performed.


I think all pieces should be virtually committed to memory before being performed, regardless of complexity.
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#1970932 - 10/09/12 06:13 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: Kreisler]
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Looks like you're almost taking the guy seriously....

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#1970983 - 10/09/12 07:56 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: BachMach2]
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#1971004 - 10/09/12 08:51 PM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: BachMach2]
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To be clear, your version sounds nothing like Tchaikovsky, but it should be Tchaikovsky-esque if it is played correctly!

Your version sounds like buttery waffles!
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#1971162 - 10/10/12 04:25 AM Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue [Re: Damon]
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Originally Posted By: Damon

Your version sounds like buttery waffles!


I thought sounded more like a ragoƻt d'opossum, as I imagined listening to it.

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