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#1999091 - 12/13/12 05:53 PM Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 2 no. 1 - First movement
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Another piece I just recorded, it’s the first movement of Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 2 no. 1. Sorry for the limited dynamic range of the recording. I do know the difference between piano and forte smile it just didn’t show in the recording. Let me know any comments you may have, many thanks.
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O

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#1999605 - 12/14/12 10:15 PM Re: Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 2 no. 1 - First movement [Re: OrpheusEF]
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Hello, there. A nice performance. I liked your crisp playing. I might suggest a little more variance, letting a little more emotion bleed through. It sounds a little mechanical. Also, I believe when I played this piece, I played the turns in the opening measures (and subsequent repetitions) on the beat, instead of a half-beat late. Give it a shot.. might help it from sounding too separated in places.

Really liked the section at 2:18 (yes, I'm typing as I listen). Nicely done.
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#1999770 - 12/15/12 11:10 AM Re: Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 2 no. 1 - First movement [Re: Derulux]
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Hi Derulux,
Thanks very much for your comments and suggestions.
Having listened to it again, it did sound a bit robotic like you said. I think I should probably add some pedal in a few places and let the piece breathe more freely.
Cheers,
O
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#1999849 - 12/15/12 02:02 PM Re: Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 2 no. 1 - First movement [Re: OrpheusEF]
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No problem at all. I think if you do exactly what you've prescribed, you'll have a bang-up piece to perform. smile
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