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#1973506 - 10/15/12 09:22 AM Chopin Ballade No.1
MiaoW Offline
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Registered: 02/22/12
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Loc: Sichuan, China
A piece learned several years ago, and reviewed these days.
Hope you like it.

Piano: SAMIC NSG-186
Device: SONY PCM-D50
Place: Living room

https://www.box.com/s/6b50b90283283f5af15d

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#1974916 - 10/17/12 10:49 PM Re: Chopin Ballade No.1 [Re: MiaoW]
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Enjoyed it!
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#1974947 - 10/18/12 12:19 AM Re: Chopin Ballade No.1 [Re: MiaoW]
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It's excellent!

The only criticisms I could offer are things of individual preference. For my taste this is a bit too 'metric' -- although not by any means really rigid -- and too tame. (Although not by any means totally tame!) I would like to hear much more rubato, more striving toward peaks of phrases and toward climaxes, more excitement, and more 'living on the edge.' But those things are a matter of taste, personality, and judgment, and many people would feel you're better off doing it exactly as you are. There's a lot that's excellent: the technical command (including that you don't mess up any of the 'hard parts') grin ....the security and steadiness, and the excellent balance between the hands and among voices. Very nicely done!

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#1975025 - 10/18/12 05:21 AM Re: Chopin Ballade No.1 [Re: Mark_C]
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Thank you Mark. My notion could be simplified as: Though I really appreciate and worship Cortot's playing, 'from distance', I'd rather learn from and play as Zimmerman's.

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#1975105 - 10/18/12 10:09 AM Re: Chopin Ballade No.1 [Re: MiaoW]
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If not related to the recording equipment, I think there should be much greater dynamic variety and shaping of phrases. I would listen to the recording and to yourself while you're playing to see if each note is really the dynamic you want. There were quite a few notes that stuck out as being far too soft or far too loud. I would also add more rubato.

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#1975158 - 10/18/12 12:24 PM Re: Chopin Ballade No.1 [Re: MiaoW]
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Very good. Congratulations!

It is apparent that you have carefully thought on every single note of this work.
Now, maybe, it is time to take some risk, and liberty, and put some more excitement into your playing.
Keep up the good work and post soon.
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