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#2122503 - 07/24/13 08:22 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
FSO Offline
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That's a bold claim grin Sorry, thank you; I'll stop being a ribbon in the wind now and, likely, start fussing over something else...pfft laugh I greatly look forward to hearing all of you play; especially if you manage to bring a similar degree of sensitivity as was afforded in the Unsung Heroes...thingy laugh
Xxx
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#2122943 - 07/25/13 06:23 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Adding D. S. F. to the list:

Orange Soda King:
-Barcarolles, complete (Op. 38, 65, 67, 70, Esquisse Op. 63, No. 12 "Barcarollette" )
-Various Preludes, Esquisses, Chants, and Impromptus (to be decided upon later)
-Etudes Op. 35 Nos. 3, 5 (I'm gonna ditch 11 for now)

WinsomeAllegretto:
-Prelude in A flat minor Op. 31, No. 8 "La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer"

Dwscamel:
-Esquisse Op. 63, No. 8 "Pseudo-Naivete"

wr:
-Menuet Op. 51, No. 2

Alkanaut:
-Barcarolle Op. 65, No. 6

Sorcerer88:
-Troisième recueil de chants Op. 65
II. Espirits follets, prestissimo
III. Canon
V. Horace et Lydie

MarkH
-Le Tambour bat aux champs (Esquisse) Op. 50bis.

kapelli
-Petites Fantaisie Op. 41, No. 1

D. S. F.
-Concerto for Solo Piano Op. 39 Nos. 8-10 (wow!)
-Grande Sonate Op. 33, III. 40 ans

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#2123596 - 07/26/13 11:57 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
LadyChen Offline
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I would like to participate, however am not familiar with Alkan. I've just ordered a copy of the 25 preludes and will choose something from there once it arrives.

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#2123760 - 07/27/13 11:01 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: LadyChen]
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Originally Posted By: LadyChen
I would like to participate, however am not familiar with Alkan. I've just ordered a copy of the 25 preludes and will choose something from there once it arrives.


Wonderful!! I'm sure you will find something you like. smile

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#2123851 - 07/27/13 03:53 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Me too, but the shipping time is going to be 3-4 weeks frown.

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#2123979 - 07/27/13 09:46 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: LadyChen]
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Originally Posted By: LadyChen
Me too, but the shipping time is going to be 3-4 weeks frown.


In the meantime, browse from IMSLP. The edition you bought is probably better than what's on IMSLP, but you can get a good taste there. You can also listen to them on YouTube or maybe Spotify. Laurent Martin and Olli Mustonen both have good recordings of them.

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#2130259 - 08/09/13 08:52 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Nobody going to try Le Preux? I pray every day the MAH will record it!

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#2130311 - 08/09/13 10:30 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Honestly, it's not my favorite work by Alkan. It does paint the picture of a knight very well and vividly, but it's rather four-square in my opinion. But if anybody wants to play it, more power to them. smile

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#2131371 - 08/11/13 06:49 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
LadyChen Offline
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My book shipped and should be here next week! Now if only I had a piano (the action is being rebuilt)...

But I will definitely spend some time reading through the preludes on the piano at my church! Can't wait! (I love reading new music.. practicing, not so much.)

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#2142602 - 09/02/13 01:05 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Renjer Offline
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I don't know whether I should volunteer to play the Minuet op 39 no 6. I have been practicing for some time now, and still have not gotten it up to an acceptable standard. Alkan's pieces are really quite difficult.

I could also pick the Salut de cendre but I'm just intimidated by all those arpeggiations at the end. Any tips to pull this off successfully?

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#2142645 - 09/02/13 03:01 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Michael Sayers Offline
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Does anyone know what the exact deadline is? I'll probably be doing some recording before then and am considering commitment to an Alkan work which can be included. To use some of the time to record Alkan I'll need to know in advance if not taking heed of how the work is normally made to sound and not keeping to the details of the music as published are issues that could result in exclusion.

(as with not entering piano competitions as a teenager, there would have been no reason to prepare recordings and pay a $50 fee just to be told that the interpretations and tempos are unconventional, please try again next year!)

M.

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#2142688 - 09/02/13 07:02 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
FSO Offline
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Michael; I've been given the go ahead, so I'm really quite sure you shall too laugh OSK is rather...forgiving in those aspects; he doesn't believe it's up to him to tell others how to play....so...um...it'll be fine? laugh
Xxx
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#2142716 - 09/02/13 09:00 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Orange Soda King Offline
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Deadline? How about November 25.

The Menuet is difficult... Gotta practice those octaves and leaps slowly!

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#2142749 - 09/02/13 10:33 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Thanks FSO and OSK! Now MJS will need to go through a lot of Op. and no. designations to make a decision.

Having had harsh experiences with professional musicians in the past I needed to ask about the interpretative side of things . . .


M.

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#2142759 - 09/02/13 11:04 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Renjer Offline
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Ok then, I'll be playing Menuet op 39 no 6. The most difficult part for me is not really the octaves, but the part in the Trio where it is marked "delicatamente". The notes from then on are most confusing. I'll still give it a try though.

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#2143195 - 09/03/13 12:55 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Renjer]
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Originally Posted By: Renjer
Ok then, I'll be playing Menuet op 39 no 6. The most difficult part for me is not really the octaves, but the part in the Trio where it is marked "delicatamente". The notes from then on are most confusing. I'll still give it a try though.


If you do the Op. 39 No. 6 and I do the Allegro moderato (Op. 39 No. 4) that would only leave two movements of the Symphony needing to be done . . . I played through it this morning but can't commit until there are some details about when/where I'll be recording going forward and how frequently (every Saturday would be nice but I don't want to wear out my welcome as the kyrka patiently waits for a recital!).

I am sure you can manage the delicatamente section . . . it is almost three months between now and Nov 25, and this isn't a competition, it is for purely personal enjoyment, so things don't have to be perfect smile

One can just chart the available practice hours for it, count the bars and allocate them for the days and weeks and really focus in. If something isn't perfect this is okay!


M.

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#2143254 - 09/03/13 04:30 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Michael Sayers]
Renjer Offline
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Registered: 08/05/13
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Originally Posted By: Michael Sayers


If you do the Op. 39 No. 6 and I do the Allegro moderato (Op. 39 No. 4) that would only leave two movements of the Symphony needing to be done . . . I played through it this morning but can't commit until there are some details about when/where I'll be recording going forward and how frequently (every Saturday would be nice but I don't want to wear out my welcome as the kyrka patiently waits for a recital!).



I look forward to hearing your version of Allegro moderato. I have actually tried playing this but can't get past the part where the music suddenly changes into all those semiquavers in the right hand (bar 151 onwards).

I've actually also attempted op39 no 5 before but I just could not play the staccatos and at the same time having to bring out the melody. The piece looks easy on the surface until I actually attempt it. And Finale op 39 no 7 looks really difficult due to the fast tempo.

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#2149421 - 09/13/13 12:28 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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I would love to learn Alkan's chant op 38 1 in e but i don't think the tendonitis in my wrists will allow me to finish it by November.
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#2149623 - 09/13/13 05:39 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Hmm.. Is there another piece by him that would be less stress that you could play? Sorry to hear about your wrist. I hope it gets better soon.

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#2149878 - 09/14/13 06:15 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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It's been about eight months now so i don't see it getting better anytime soon! perhaps i can learn something of Alkan in time, i'll have to find a piece to play. I've always been a tad apprehensive about posting music on pianoworld because people usually like to tell you how bad you are and what you're doing wrong! But i suppose a simple Alkan recital can't hurt and the poor guy could certainly do with the recognition!!
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#2150026 - 09/14/13 12:37 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: TheHappyMoron]
Orange Soda King Offline
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Originally Posted By: TheHappyMoron
It's been about eight months now so i don't see it getting better anytime soon! perhaps i can learn something of Alkan in time, i'll have to find a piece to play. I've always been a tad apprehensive about posting music on pianoworld because people usually like to tell you how bad you are and what you're doing wrong! But i suppose a simple Alkan recital can't hurt and the poor guy could certainly do with the recognition!!


I know what you mean, and you have to just ignore those people... That's the internet for you; you'll find that anywhere.

But I greatly encourage you to play something by Alkan smile there are countless wonderful small works that would not aggravate your tendinitis.

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#2152392 - 09/17/13 07:12 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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I will have a listen through some tomorrow and let you know if I think I can do one. I'd like to get involved if I can.
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#2153170 - 09/18/13 05:05 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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i found a seemingly simple one called la visions which i'll give a crack if no one minds - i'll have a go when i have a piano to play and see if it doesn't turn out too bad grin
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#2155411 - 09/22/13 07:56 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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I want to be sure that everyone knows the Op.39 No. 4 still is up for grabs. Due to recording uncertainties I haven't committed to it. Even if I had committed to it, and if another pianist were to want to do it, I would be happy to step aside and record a different Alkan work!


M.

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#2155893 - 09/23/13 12:34 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Wow, I see someone's doing the full Concerto and a movement from the Sonata. Can't wait to hear how he does with that. From what I've heard of him playing it, it sounds pretty good. grin
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#2156338 - 09/23/13 06:01 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Orange Soda King Offline
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Posts: 6070
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
Orange Soda King:
-Barcarolles, complete (Op. 38, 65, 67, 70, Esquisse Op. 63, No. 12 "Barcarollette" )
-Various Preludes, Esquisses, Chants, and Impromptus (to be decided upon later)
-Etudes Op. 35 Nos. 3, 5 (I'm gonna ditch 11 for now)

WinsomeAllegretto:
-Prelude in A flat minor Op. 31, No. 8 "La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer"

Dwscamel:
-Esquisse Op. 63, No. 8 "Pseudo-Naivete"

wr:
-Menuet Op. 51, No. 2

Alkanaut:
-Barcarolle Op. 65, No. 6

Sorcerer88:
-Troisième recueil de chants Op. 65
II. Espirits follets, prestissimo
III. Canon
V. Horace et Lydie

MarkH
-Le Tambour bat aux champs (Esquisse) Op. 50bis.

kapelli
-Petites Fantaisie Op. 41, No. 1

D. S. F.
-Concerto for Solo Piano Op. 39 Nos. 8-10 (wow!)
-Grande Sonate Op. 33, III. 40 ans

Renjer: I can put you down for the Menuet (from Symphony) Op. 39, No. 6?

TheHappyMoron: should I put you down for "La Vision" (No. 1 from Esquisses Op. 63)? I think when you get ahold of a piano, you could work it up into recording shape really quickly.

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#2156344 - 09/23/13 06:06 PM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Orange Soda King Offline
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Btw, just reminding, it's perfectly fine for multiple people to play the same work.

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#2157313 - 09/25/13 08:43 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Renjer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Orange Soda King
Orange Soda King:
-Barcarolles, complete (Op. 38, 65, 67, 70, Esquisse Op. 63, No. 12 "Barcarollette" )
-Various Preludes, Esquisses, Chants, and Impromptus (to be decided upon later)
-Etudes Op. 35 Nos. 3, 5 (I'm gonna ditch 11 for now)

Renjer: I can put you down for the Menuet (from Symphony) Op. 39, No. 6?

TheHappyMoron: should I put you down for "La Vision" (No. 1 from Esquisses Op. 63)? I think when you get ahold of a piano, you could work it up into recording shape really quickly.


Yes, of course. I'll try to do the best I can (though, still making many slips here and there).

I would also have to submit my piece early, unfortunately, because I will be going off on a trip on the 3rd week of October. And then I'll have very little chance to play the piano.

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#2157359 - 09/25/13 10:24 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
Orange Soda King Offline
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Posts: 6070
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
An early submission is okay, Renjer. And I'm sure you will play it just fine. smile

Have a great trip, too!

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#2160346 - 10/01/13 07:06 AM Re: Alkan E-cital? [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Posts: 7804
OSK, is there is going to be a place to put in a little program note or comment about the piece(s) we submit?

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