Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
130 registered (AndyP, angga888, AndreiN, Anita Potter, accordeur, 34 invisible), 1314 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1974083 - 10/16/12 01:21 PM Granados Spanish Dance No. 2 Oriental
PianogrlNW Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 346
Loc: Pacific Northwest
I worked on this piece at a recent adult piano retreat. There are a couple of hiccups, but decided to do 1 take rather than edit pieces together. I welcome any comments.

http://soundcloud.com/ellen-w-1/granados-danzas-espanolas-no-2
_________________________


Top
#1974112 - 10/16/12 02:36 PM Re: Granados Spanish Dance No. 2 Oriental [Re: PianogrlNW]
Tim Adrianson Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 1211
Overall, a nice performance of the piece. Two comments:

The entire "A" section is too aggressive for my taste. I hear something more mournful and mysterious, with more of a delicate than a straightforward passion. From a speed standpoint, slightly, but significantly, slower. And definitely less pedal.

By contrast, I thought the "B" section was nicely judged -- you hear the "Oriental" theme in very high relief, which is IMO spot on -- and it flows and resolves nicely back into the "A" material.

Like several of Granados's Spanish Dances -- deceptively simple; loaded with music. Thanks for sharing this!

Top
#1974122 - 10/16/12 03:09 PM Re: Granados Spanish Dance No. 2 Oriental [Re: PianogrlNW]
pianoloverus Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 20182
Loc: New York City
Assuming it's not the recording's fault I think the left hand hand in the A section should be softer than you played it in comparison to the right.

Top
#1974128 - 10/16/12 03:20 PM Re: Granados Spanish Dance No. 2 Oriental [Re: PianogrlNW]
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18755
Loc: Victoria, BC
Along with what the others have said, about wanting the left hand softer in the "A" section, that that section should be less "aggressive" and that the "B" section is nicely played, I would add that there needs to be a more languid feeling about the "A" section. The ends of phrases need to "breathe" more and, overall, a less rigid rhythmic pulse should prevail. Or, as my teacher would say, "more rubato!"

However "Oriental" this might be, it is - in my opinion - imbued with the warmth and languor of sun-drenched Spain; I want to feel that warmth and an almost lethargic feeling coming across in the playing of this.

Thank you for sharing.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#1974167 - 10/16/12 04:48 PM Re: Granados Spanish Dance No. 2 Oriental [Re: BruceD]
PianogrlNW Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 346
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Thanks Tim, Pianoloverus and Bruce for your comments. Here's Take 2, a less aggressive Part A. I used the una corda pedal and tried to soften my LH.

http://soundcloud.com/ellen-w-1/granados-danzas-espanolas-no-2
_________________________


Top

Moderator:  Kreisler 
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Yamaha C2 from 2003
by RaindropPrelude
05/27/15 09:38 PM
"Tone" and "balance"
by qazsedcft
05/27/15 05:38 PM
Which Beethoven sonata has this rhythm?
by JoelW
05/27/15 02:56 PM
Shipping a concert grand by air cargo...How do they do that?
by Piano Practice
05/27/15 02:51 PM
A pianist's 'touch' affects sustained tone - NOT!
by prout
05/27/15 01:40 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,439 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,384 Topics
2,411,400 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission