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#2038188 - 02/23/13 10:18 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
TX-Dennis Offline
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20 Serge88 - Fly Me To The Moon, Bart Howard
A nice mellow take on an old favorite. Great job, Serge.

21 Teodor - Donnie Darko - The Artifact and the Living
Interesting piece and well played, Teodor. I haven't seen the movie, so I am not familiar with it, but I find it quite enchanting.

22 (Was)TrueBeginner - Us
A beautiful composition. Great job, WTB.

23 MusicaMusique - Keresem Az Utam, Akos
This is another piece I haven't heard before. It has an interesting lyrical quality which your performance captures nicely. Great job.

24 Mr Pozor - Un poco adagio, Clementi
First piece in a while that I know. You do a nice job with it, Mr Pozor particularly in light of your limited experience at the keyboard. you've made tremendous progress thus far.

25 Jazztpt (Russ) - Another Song + Maya
Impressive, Russ! Your arrangements are lush and full. You make the runs seem effortless. A pair of very professional sounding pieces.

26 Sand Tiger Shadow
Your composition is pretty, and your playing is getting better all the time. Nice work.

27 PhilzPiano - Prelude no. 1 in C major, Bach
Nice job, Phil. This little prelude is beautiful, and your performance lets the melody shine through.

28 Daren - Quanta Qualia, Patrick Hawes
Beautiful, Daren. This is another piece I don't know. I really enjoyed your performance.

29 timmyab - Allemande from French Suite no 4, Bach
I like both versions. Perhaps the faster one is a bit more authentic for Bach, but the slower version is pretty in its own way. Great playing on both versions, Timmy.
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#2038201 - 02/23/13 10:40 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: Riddler]
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Originally Posted By: Riddler
Originally Posted By: Peyton


Ed- Your comments really cracked me up. I answered you earlier but I'll say it again... If you ever do transcribe some of my runs by all means please let me know what you come up for fingerings.



Peyton,

Actually, I saw your previous comment. Sorry, I did not mean to ignore you, it's just that I interpreted it as a joke! grin

BTW, I don't write these runs down on paper, I record them in midi, and sometimes capture the fingering in text that displays in the lyrics window when I play it back on the Vanbasco player.

Anyway, here is what I captured.

Two handed ascending run an interval of a third apart:

  • Both hands follow the standard Eb (Hanon) fingering.


One handed Eb descending run in thirds, starting with C and Eb:

  • Top note finger - 3 5 4 3 2 4 3 2 5 4 3 2 4

    Bottom note finger - 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 2

Wierd, huh?

One handed Eb run with scale notes 3 4 2 3 1 2 7 1 etc (where 3 = G, 4 = Ab, etc).

  • RH fingers 4 5 3 4 2 3 1 5 3 4 2 3 1 2 1 5; in other words, I switch to 5 on Ab and Eb.


BTW, methinks I am not a good person to ask about fingering; I tend to start ascending arpeggios and runs with fingering 2 1 (index then thumb), and I often cross 1 over 5 going up, 5 over 1 going down. Us old guys have our habits and there is nothing you can do to change us! smile

Ed


Ed, I was kind of kidding... but that is very impressive. Wish I could do that midi thing with my grand. Alas.
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#2038209 - 02/23/13 10:57 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: Peyton]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
Ed, I was kind of kidding... but that is very impressive. Wish I could do that midi thing with my grand. Alas.

If you have the financial means, it is possible to add MIDI to an acoustic grand (or an acoustic anything else): http://www.midi9.com/
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#2038243 - 02/24/13 12:37 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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38. FarmGirl - Brahms 118 #2 - Gosh, I don't know what to say. Even ill, you're awesome. You bring a passion to this instrument that is very admirable. It's great to have experienced pianists around here in the ABF - to not only show us what is considered the "Farm Team" (ahem), but to lead us less experienced players toward our goals.

48. carlos88 - Sarabande (from Pour le Piano) - Nicely done! In 10 years, I might be ready for something extravagant like this.

49. GrouchoMarx - Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 - Wow, that's insane! I might offer some instruction here, but that would be silly and only drag you back a year or two. Amazing that you can play this!
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#2038300 - 02/24/13 06:56 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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46. Kenjazz - My Romance
Another fine arrangement, excellent intro to this and you pace this perfectly. Hardest things to do when playing jazz (IMO) are to play fast - technique and speed of thought required - and play slow where there is a temptation to rush and fill in all that space , you also need to create new melodies rather than just run the changes. So on that basis this is a fine fine performance Ken, a keeper, I really enjoyed it, congratulations. I am going to dust off my iReal app and have a go at some standards myself, you've inspired me.

49. GrouchoMarx - Prelude Op. 32 No. 12
3 years ? Simply amazing.

50. BillM - Georgia On My Mind
As always I enjoyed your piano style and arrangement , perfect fit to your vocal. I always have to have a play and sing myself after listening. Thanks for your performance.

54. aTallGuyNH - Just The Way You Are
I sometimes play this one and it’s not the easiest song to play, very well done indeed after just 11 months.
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#2038476 - 02/24/13 02:39 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I have time for a few more listens… I promise I will get through them all soon.

34. beechcraft409 - Ombre Congrats on your first Einaudi piece.. I think it sounded great, and you emoted well. You should definitely follow up with more of his pieces!

35. Richard (zrtf90) - Notturno Op. 54 No. 4 ooooh look who’s showing off on his new digital! First of all, congrats again on that. It’s got a great tone. I can see why you went for it! Anyway. The piece sounds great. Those trills are awesome! I’m not familiar with the piece, so I didn’t know where any of your hesitations are. It just sounds like a really thoughtful piece. If those where due to the hesitations, then you should just say they are editorial!

36. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Album Leaf Debussy can be beastly. I don’t know the piece, but it sure sounded like Debussy to me. That’s half the battle right there. Sounds good to me!

37. Ken. - Let's Cool One That sounds like so much fun to play! Well done!

38. FarmGirl – Brahms 118 #2 I know I already commented on this piece but it came up next on the stream and it’s sooooo purty… waaah I wanna play that!

39. Mar_red - The Shadow of Your Smile & Misty - Medley. I love the trilly parts especially! You nailed ‘em. I felt like I was out somewhere listening to great piano music when I listened to this performance. Awesome. And self-taught to boot! I have a Roland FP-7 and it never sounded that good.

40. Jazzwee - Stella by Starlight Wow. This easily rivals anything I’ve ever heard while out and about here in New Orleans. Are we on Frenchman right now? ‘Nuff said.

41. Saranoya - Menuett in F Great job, especially finishing it off in a bar. Red dot and in public! I really enjoyed that Menuett!

42. windywindy - Waltz in A Minor KK IVb/11 Gorgeous and crystal clear.

43. lyricmudra - Melodie from the Opera 'Orfeo' I’ve always liked this but never knew where it came from. Well done, and your emoting in this one is fantastic.

44. Sam S - Arabeske Op. 18 You get a gold star and so do I!  His pieces can be so frustrating to play, but the outcome is worth it. As you’ve proved. And this is a straight take? Very impressive.

45. Copper - Greensleeves Great work! That one leaves no room for flubs and you nailed it!

46. Kenjazz - My Romance Oh, Kenjazz, I do hope you get to play with more than a band in a box. I think you would do well with a real one! Great arrangement! You’re very talented.

I will finish the rest soon!

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#2038526 - 02/24/13 03:59 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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01 Mr Super-Hunky - Beautiful composition and great playing underlining character of the piece, beautiful. Have you any webspace where your works are available? If not, have you been thinking about soundcloud profile? Btw. cool avatar :-)

02 Inlanding - Glen - I have never heard anything from Jules Massenet before. Thanks for this introduction, I have enjoyed your gentle play.

03 dannylux / Mel - What a surprise for me that Czerny wrote something else than studies :-) This piece is really lovely and also lovely played. Thank you.

04 Plowboy - I feel shred on pieces after listening your performance - Good job!

05 slpianoproject - Excelent video, sound, performance. I love this Nocturne too. Dramatic piu mosso! Looking forward to next Nocturnes.

06 CarlosCC - This is the first time I listen to Einaudi. Thanks a lot for this beautiful experience and your performance. Einaudi is on my long to-do list now too :-) Oh and what a lovely story. :-)

07 Diana (sinophilia) - I hear You are playing by heart. I have enjoyed your performance a lot, thanks!

08 wouter79 - Very nice and clean play. Maybe you will never be happy with this piece because I see its nickname - Lost Happiness :-)
Here is what Maurice Hinson wrote about this piece:
"Lost Happiness - This plaintive and yearning melody is beautifully spun throughout the piece. The syncopated accompaniment figure must be carefully controlled to support but not interrupt the melodic line. A canon between the bass and soprano voices appears at measures 61-64. The bass then becomes ostinato-like while the soprano sings final farewell. Mendelssohn carefully controls the three-level texture (melody, bass and accompaniment) from beginning to end. Study each part of the texture separately, then combine melody and bass, accompaniment and melody, and bass and accompaniment before practicing the entire piece."

09 SwissMS - Very nicely played Bach. I am becoming bored usually when listening to Bach but not at all during you performance. I am glad you are playing again. You are a fighter!

10 CASINITALY (Cheryl) - What a refreshing jazzy performace. I have enjoyed it a lot. Thanks.

11 Andy Platt - I think it definitely sounds like Bach. :-) I would by proud of myself to play Invention like you.
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#2038771 - 02/25/13 01:21 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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02. Inlanding - Glen - Elegie - I must say, I was a little surprised by your submission as featured on the recital page - while listening, I was waiting for you to bust out and go all "Glen" (TM) on this at some point! laugh I can respect your holding back and pouring your feelings into this, for what this piece needs - you brought just the right touch for this!

16. Riddler (Ed) - Reflections in D - Nicely done! - I appreciate your tweaking an original piece to fit your style and ability. I don't know this piece, but whatever you did, you made it sound great!

25. Jazztpt (Russ) - Another Song + Maya - Excellent pieces - well done!
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#2039019 - 02/25/13 01:22 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Posts: 1730
Loc: Colorado
PavelK~ Thanks for the kudos! So glad you liked the Massenet. His melodies are quite lyrical - a very unique composer, for sure.
BenPiano~ ha! You almost got me there. I actually thought about creating an improvised version, but the original is so beautiful, I had to go with it. Thanks for the encouragement to hold back. wink

18. ladypayne - Improv in G minor Very solid, driving repetitive bass line. I like the staccatos you used to create emphasis and drama. A very fine composition, very nicely played.

19. Jake S - Fur Elise So amazing how you well you play after one year! It's great you play this with fond memories of your Dad. It'll be interesting to hear it again after several years and it's matured under your fingers. Great work!

20. Serge88 - Fly Me To The Moon In Other Words, you played this marvelously with your virtual combo. Great left hand bass lines you added to the mix.

21. Teodor - Donnie Darko - The Artifact and the Living I really like the left hand and the pulse it gives to the music. It's a nice, melancholy melody with lots of sustain pedal. Nicely done.

22. (Was)TrueBeginner - Us The three note arpeggios in the left hand keep a nice pulse as you make your way to create a beautiful melody. I am always curious as to your motivation/inspiration for your original compositions.

23. MusicaMusique - Keresem Az Utam Very interesting music. I must be out of it, as I don't watch MTV and miss much of what is being created. At times, your electric piano reminds me of a guitar sound. I like the slow, patient way you bring out the melody as though you are carefully listening to what you are playing.

24. MrPozor - Un poco adagio Congratulations on getting a fine take on your Clementi, Un Poco Adagio. You play with very relaxed hands and wrists, especially at this point in your playing. Excellent control of the melody and accompaniment. Thank you for your music and I look forward to hearing more from you!

25. Jazztpt (Russ) - Another Song + Maya What a joy, Russ. You are making some good music these days, aren't you? Very sophisticated and soothing to the soul, for sure. I loved that ending on "Another Song". Recall you launching for the first time, Maya, at the Piano Bar. This rendition is so nicely played, so sensitively expressed. Russ, I always look forward to your music and so glad you brought us these two pieces.
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#2039046 - 02/25/13 02:08 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I want to thank everyone for their comments. I hope to be able to respond individually in the next couple of days when I'm at my computer; it's just too awkward to do all the cutting and pasting on my iPhone in an airport!

Thank you to everyone for your dedication and bravery in sharing your music with us. I particularly adored Peyton's composition, and GrouchoMarx's Chopin Prelude. Peyton, you have inspired me to want to compose, and then I think of all the technical and music theoretical deficits I have that would stand in the way of making anything as glorious as your music. I'm thinking an extremely angular 12-tone serial self-composition would be a better cover for my lacks! Or maybe I should submit John Cage's 4:33 for the next recital wink .
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#2039085 - 02/25/13 03:03 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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12 Amaruk - Wow, your arrangement by ear is very impressive. Nice positive piece without any enforcement. And you played it like a pro. Aren't you a pro? :-)

13 Peyton - This was blast! (I am not sure whether it is a correct word :-) What a nice musical poetry in action wrapping. I have enjoyed it enormously. Thanks.

14 joangolfing - You have created great mood with you playing. I feel a little avant-garde - I would change to a fancy dress and start dancing :-) Thank you.

15 Greener / Jeff Green - I have enjoyed great musicaux moments during your play. No problem with squeaky pedal - your fellow accompanist :-)

16 Riddler (Ed) - Very interesting piece/arrangement played with bravura.

17 Monica K. - Beautiful piece beautifully played. It touched my soul.

18 ladypayne - Cool improv 8-)

19 Jake S - Pretty impressive to tame Elise like you did only after one year of experience. :-) Congratulation for this milestone.

20 Serge88 - Ahh, feel like dancing in Las Vegas with my fatal love ... Beautiful.

21 Teodor - Low quality of the recording (via phone) created wonderful frame for this dramatic piece. Nice play.

22 (Was)TrueBeginner - At first let me point out that you have a great nickname and true lovely avatar :-) Next I would like to point out that you have composed beautiful piece and executed it with bravura.
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#2039111 - 02/25/13 03:35 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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41. Saranoya - Menuett in F: Congratulations on your first recital entry! This minuet is so jaunty and lively, and I would not have believed it was recorded in a pub. Actually, I can’t think of many better places for battling the Red Dot than a pub... laugh

42. windywindy - Waltz in A Minor KK IVb/11: If this is the easiest Chopin piece to play, I won’t be playing Chopin in this lifetime. I loved how you made those trills and ornamentations sound so delicate.

43. lyricmudra - Melodie from the Opera 'Orfeo': I wasn’t familiar with this piece, but I really enjoyed its dark mood. And the picture quality of your video was terrific. The audio level seemed too low; have you tried using the “hi” or “auto” gain setting on your H4?

44. Sam S - Arabeske Op. 18: It’s the hallmark of a skilled pianist if you can make the music sound easier than it looks. When I saw the sheet music on your YouTube video I went pale. eek I can only begin to imagine what it took to master all 10:31 of this. Very beautifully played.

45. Copper - Greensleeves: This is one of my all time favorite melodies, and you do a great job of capturing its wistful plaintiveness. I just wish you had made it longer. smile

46. Kenjazz - My Romance: Oh, this song mellowed me out completely. I love the slow pace. Hubby’s at work while I’m listening to this, otherwise I’d make him dance with me.

47. PianoStudent88 - No Walk Today: This one also has a plaintive air, almost sad and mysterious. I’m beginning to think Khachaturian didn’t have a very happy childhood!

48. carlos88 - Sarabande (from Pour le Piano): Congratulations on your first recital entry! I could hear that “idle king” when you were playing all those deep bass notes. Sounds like it was quite a bit of fun to play. smile

49. GrouchoMarx - Prelude Op. 32 No. 12: You may win the “technically most challenging” piece for the recital... wow Very impressive playing!

50. BillM - Georgia On My Mind: Great job on a timeless standard. I’m ready to buy an album of all your covers.

51. Pavel.K - Nocturne 21 in C minor posth: Congratulations on your first recital entry! Your Nocturne was beautiful; you’re setting a high standard for yourself to beat in subsequent recitals. I need to add that I think your Ivory II piano sound is amazing. thumb

52. Allard - To Zanarkand: Nice job on a beautiful piece. I’m also pleasantly surprised at how well the iPad records.

53. MileHi Steve - Stagg Brew: I really like how you arranged this medley–the pieces flow well together. Very professional sounding!

54. aTallGuyNH - Just The Way You Are: Congratulations on your first recital entry! I prefer this as a piano solo (Joel’s lyrics always annoyed me a bit), and your arrangement is very pleasing. The volume was rather low, however, and I’m surprised you had trouble with hiss using a digital; you may want to check out some of the resources on recording in the archives to see how it can be improved.

55. Aimee O - Sonatina in G: Congratulations on your first recital entry! Talk about sneaking in under the wire. grin You do a good job of communicating the playful spirit of this sonatina.

Congratulations to everybody who participated in this, and the earlier, recitals! Can’t wait for #30. smile And I wish to thank everybody who took the time to listen to, and comment on, my piece.
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#2039150 - 02/25/13 04:26 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Dear friends,
I've heard all the pieces several times, but I've been very busy. I'll do the comments soon.
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#2039321 - 02/25/13 10:01 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Registered: 12/09/05
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30 Peterws - Regrets. I have a Few . .
You obviously put a great deal of work into this recording. Nice tune and nice playing.

31 MaryBee - Waltz in C# minor, Op.64 No.2, Chopin
Nice, MaryBee. I love the backstory you shared. This is a real dream come true performance.

32 BenPiano - All of These Things For You
Ben, I am impressed. This is a really nice song with great lyrics and a really nice melody. Well done.

33 Ganddalf - Sonata A-flat major (Hob XVI - 46) first movement, Haydn
Despite what you say, this is a very challenging piece. Your performance is delicate, lyrical, flowing, and entirely delightful.

34 beechcraft409 - Ombre, Ludovico Einaudi
You do a great job with dynamics on this, beechcraft409. It's a really pretty performance of a beautiful piece.

35 Richard (zrtf90) - Notturno Op. 54 No. 4, Grieg
A thoroughly enjoyable performance, Richard. The trills are really rather well done despite your protestation to the contrary.

36 Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White -Album Leaf, Debussy
Well done, Mike. Another enjoyable listen.

37 Ken. Let's Cool One, Thelonious Monk
Thanks for covering one of my favorite Monk tunes. Well done, Ken.

38 FarmGirl - Brahms 118 #2
I am struck not only by the beauty of your performance, but also by the lovely tone of your piano (but I've always been fond of Baldwins). A very fine performance indeed.

39 Mar_red - The Shadow of Your Smile & Misty - Medley, Johnny Mandel / Erroll Garner
This is a fun recording. I really enjoyed the variety you put into both pieces.
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#2039420 - 02/26/13 03:27 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Registered: 07/28/09
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Finally I had the opportunity to give my first comments to this recital. I generally enjoyed the music, and am amazed by the high level. Even more impressive is the fact that many of you have been playing only for a very short time. Like many others I give my comments in batches. Here are the first 10.


01. Mr Super-Hunky - A Star Named Apple/ New Beginning Thank you for sharing this beautiful tune. You can be proud of this composition and play very well.

02. Inlanding - Glen - Elegie So nice to hear a piece of Massenet. I enjoyed your performance, and I really would consider learning this piece myself.

03. dannylux / Mel - Czerny Romance in E Op.755 Another great surprise. I have to admit that I always had a negative attitude to Czerny, but this was based on things I heard from others, and your performance really convinced me that Czerny’s music deserves more attention than it gets. I can hear that the piece is quite tricky, but you do it very well.

04. Plowboy - Prelude in E Minor Op. 28, No. 4 As you indicate yourself, there is potential for improvement, but you have already done a lot of good work with this Prelude. It is much more difficult than it sounds.

05. slpianoproject - Nocturne in C# minor Op.27 no.1 I spent some time on this Nocturne myself, but gave up because I was never satisfied with my performance. I’m highly impressed by your playing, not only how you manage the difficult climax, but also the rest of the piece that requires great musicality. You really understand Chopin.

06. CarlosCC - Julia You definitely put a lot of emotion into your playing, and I enjoyed very much listening to your performance.

07. Diana (sinophilia) - Frankie & Johnnie + Space Shuttle Blues A simple, but very entertaining piece. Despite the fact that I’m a die-hard classical player I enjoyed listening to it.

08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 Good job with the Mendelssohn piece. Your performance was very transparent and clear, maybe because you played it without pedal. This is one of the SWWs I do not play myself. If I did, I would definitely use some pedal, but very carefully.

09. SwissMS - Little Prelude in D Major BWV 936 I’m a great Bach lover, but I have not heard this piece before. I liked your performance very much. Sorry to hear about your health problem. I can’t hear any effect of it on your playing, though.

10. CASINITALY (Cheryl) - Sneakin' Round I’m always impressed by people being able to play Jazz music with elegance. Thank you very much for sharing this piece with us.

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#2039667 - 02/26/13 02:26 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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23 MusicaMusique - By ear? Wow - I envy your talent :-) Very nice.

24 MrPozor - Very well played. And the video is excelent!

25 Jazztpt (Russ) - I liked both compositions, thanks for sharing. And many congrats to Maya! I am sure you are a proud grandpa :-)

26 Sand Tiger - Great composing exploration. Looking forward for next.

27 PhilzPiano - Well Done! You kept speed and rhytm for the whole piece. One can get lost pretty fast here.

28 Daren - Very nice piece played sensitively. I have enjoyed it.

29 timmyab - Two different versions?? You are the king of the red dot :-D I am a romantic guy so the first version is better for my taste. But the second one is excellent too.

30 Peterws - I would say very professional composition and sound.

31 MaryBee - Beautiful waltz played with elegance. Love it. It has about 190 measures I think....impressive!

32 BenPiano - Wow, what a lovely song, you are a great poet, composer, player, singer. Iam sure this was valentine a lot of women dream of :-) And it is the first time I hear iPad 2 in a song :-))) Instant subscription of your channel!

33 Ganddalf - It has to be pretty hard work to record such long piece. I am not listening sonatas yet, but I have enjoyed your recording enormously! Thanks for opening my eyes.
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#2039719 - 02/26/13 04:13 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S


Yes, I would pedal every chord change for the most part, which is every beat, disregarding the eighth rests in the bass line. I would probably try to use less than full pedal too. It moves along at a pretty fast tempo, which makes the pedal even less noticeable. I think that's totally in keeping with the style of the period. If you want to get really confused, look at measure 24. Same melody, same chords, but why does he change to quarter notes in the bass? Because it's forte instead of mf? Or does he want a different feel there? I think maybe he means for the beginning acc. to be lighter in character and quieter, then more robust at m 24.

Bottom line, I would use pedal, otherwise it will sound too dry and not the correct style for that period. But ultimately, the decision is yours...


Sam, thanks for the details! Generally I think he's looking for a different feel. For the quarter notes in the bass I guess you're talking about m. 20. Actually these quarter notes make a lot of sense to me: exactly at these places the bass notes gets too low to play the following chords with the same hand and without pedal you can only interrupt the bass line. Now if Mendelssohn was using pedal, these make no sense. So we could take these as an indication that mendelssohn WAS playing as written, without pedal.

Curious that your remark gave evidence for NOT using pedal shocked

Originally Posted By: Inlanding

08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 Very nicely played is your Mendelssohn!


Thanks!

Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 There is a nice legato on the melody without the pedal - perhaps a sneaky bit of half pedal would have smoothed the left hand that your notes indicate you aren't sure about. I don't know, the contrast seemed well done to me. Perhaps very slightly quieter on the left, not sure myself. But overall it was a really nice performance - I really liked the phrasing, particularly where the melodic line has slight repetitions. The dynamic range was well judged and the overall feel was great.


Good to hear that phrasing and dynamics are good and that it feels all right. That gives me another vote for just trying a bit softer with the LH but not change too much otherwise.

Originally Posted By: jazzwee
08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 Great work Wouter as always. Now you encounter the need for finger legato. Tough thing to master and this is way too fast anyway to implement easily. But you are doing a great job here. Maybe lighter on the LH. Rhythm and evenness has improved greatly. Definitely a quality performance.


Thanks jazzwee!
Ah yes the micro timing issues, I followed your suggestions a few weeks but after that I had holidays and never picked them up after that. Maybe I should re-check that. Still good to hear that it is working out.
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#2039726 - 02/26/13 04:24 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Originally Posted By: beechcraft40
08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2

I don't have any suggestions to your questions, but I think you've done very well with it. It is impressive you are not using the pedal.


Thanks!

Originally Posted By: TX-Dennis

08 wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2, Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Yes, I think you're too picky. To my ears the melody flows nicely throughout the piece. Another great performance.

Thanx Dennis for your feedback!

Originally Posted By: Amaruk

08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2
No pedal? Amazing! A really great performance and your recording is top notch too.


Good to hear, thanks Amaruk smile

Originally Posted By: Pavel.K
08 wouter79 - Very nice and clean play. Maybe you will never be happy with this piece because I see its nickname - Lost Happiness :-)
Here is what Maurice Hinson wrote about this piece:
"Lost Happiness - This plaintive and yearning melody is beautifully spun throughout the piece. The syncopated accompaniment figure must be carefully controlled to support but not interrupt the melodic line. A canon between the bass and soprano voices appears at measures 61-64. The bass then becomes ostinato-like while the soprano sings final farewell. Mendelssohn carefully controls the three-level texture (melody, bass and accompaniment) from beginning to end. Study each part of the texture separately, then combine melody and bass, accompaniment and melody, and bass and accompaniment before practicing the entire piece."


Aha, interesting, lost happiness, I didn't know, but that explains it all :p I never saw the comments of Maurice Hinson, yes he's right

Originally Posted By: Ganddalf
08. wouter79 - Allegro non troppo in c minor, op.38 no.2 Good job with the Mendelssohn piece. Your performance was very transparent and clear, maybe because you played it without pedal. This is one of the SWWs I do not play myself. If I did, I would definitely use some pedal, but very carefully.

Thanks for your suggestions and feedback!
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#2039740 - 02/26/13 04:42 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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35. Richard (zrtf90) - Richard, first of all, your new Kawai has a magnificent sound. Then let me tell you that I loved your piece. Your technique is at the top of the best of this recital. Very, very good. My sincere congratulations.

36. Yamaha G3 & P-80, Mike White - Mike, I think this is a great rendition. I loved the sound of your Yamaha, and you did a real nice job in this Debussy piece. Very "clear" and well played. Congrats!

37. Ken. - Ken, I did not know this piece and I was expecting something more "obscure"... And I did not feel the music "obscure." I even think it should be fun to play. Nice job.

38. FarmGirl - I do not drink alcohol, but if I need to drink whiskey and wine to play like you, I'll get drunk all night. Very pleasing to hear. Very good!

39. Mar_red - Quote: "As a completely self-taught aspiring pianist I like to treat every piece as an exercise". I know exactly what you want to mean. I'm in the self-taught side too, and I use to select pieces that I know will "give" me some new technic.
I understand why you fell in love with "The Shadow of Your Smile". It's a lovely, calm, and happy melody. "Misty" is diferent, but also very pleasent. You're a great piannist. Good job!

40. Jazzwee - I love the way you play jazz. All the different notes combined together in a perfect shape. So cool!
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#2039761 - 02/26/13 05:28 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thank you for your comments on my piece.
It has been a pleasure listening to this recital.

41. Saranoya - Nice to know that you play this at a bar - very funny - and I was expecting to hear some applause at the end of your interpretation. So, one of two things may happen: either you cut the applause in MP3, or the bartender and the other client were deaf. I loved your work. Nice job!

42. windywindy - You should keep this piece for many and many years, it's a realy beautifull Waltz. You are in the right way. Congratulations.

43. lyricmudra - I loved to watch your playing. It's so "natural" that it seems "easy"... Your hands slide down the piano in a wonderful way (it's an example to follow). The result is a piece played very well. For me, it has a professional sound. Congratulations.

44. Sam S - Sam, It is with great pleasure that I accept the medal. But it was not necessary because I would hear this piece without any offer. You were very brave in playing it, and I imagine the work and dedication which are necessary for doing this excellent work. Very good. Sam.

45. Copper - Copper, this is a well known traditional English folk song and I was waitting to listen it because I also submited an +500 years old piece for the last ABF Recital. Music is eternal, right? Good job!


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#2039844 - 02/26/13 08:30 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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26. Sand Tiger - Shadow Amazing you've been playing keyboards for 11 months! You created lots of repetition in the left hand to emphasize the point in your story. Keep up the good work.

27. PhilzPiano - Prelude no. 1 in C major PhilzPiano, a very nice go at this Prelude. You did a great job of playing the notes. Evenness of 16ths and dynamics are two excellent things on which to focus. Great work and I look forward to hearing it as it matures under your fingers.

28. Daren - Quanta Qualia A very slow, contemplative piece very sensitively played. It's clear you are playing with a great deal of care and the result is beautiful.

29. timmyab - Allemande from French Suite no 4 What a fine pair of renditions! The first one brings out the upper voice quite nicely. The second faster brings out some harmonies I did not hear with your first rendition. I prefer the second one with limited pedal as it the music speaks for itself and you bring that out most excellently.

30. Peterws - Regrets. I have a Few . . Great ballad, Peter! Your layering of the voices is nicely done. Whatever motivated you to create this, hopefully morphs into further fine future compositions.

31. MaryBee - Waltz in C# minor, Op.64 No.2 MaryBee, I am so impressed with your control of speed and dynamics, whether they contrast or not. It is clear you are playing with the enthusiasm Chopin must have intended for the pianist to express. A fine tribute to your little boy and the dreams you share!

32. BenPiano - All of These Things For You This is such a treat! I think it's a fantastic tribute to your wife and to the fact you learned to sing while accompanying yourself in such a short time is a tribute to your talent. Great job, Ben. Look forward to hearing more of your fine compositions.

33. Ganddalf - Sonata A-flat major (Hob XVI - 46) first movement You've got some serious skills. It is clear you spent some time on the subtle details other amateur pianists might overlook. This is such good Haydn. Thank you for your music.

34. beechcraft409 - Ombre You play this piece with such patience. Your control of the dynamics is superb. Excellent.
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#2039905 - 02/26/13 10:47 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: Inlanding]
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Originally Posted By: Peyton
that's so funny you had to go to a pub to record this. That given... wow, what nice playing.


I thought it was kind of funny too, back when I recorded this. Thanks for reminding me. With three weeks living out of a suitcase under my belt, and my piano tightly packed and unplayable at a place not too far from here, I tend to forget about the funny part these days wink.

Originally Posted By: peterws
Love Haydn. Love this.


Glad you liked it!

Originally Posted By: Sam S
You get the prize for recording under the most difficult conditions ever! Outstanding!


I don't know about them being *the* most difficult circumstances anyone in the ABF recital has ever recorded under; I seem to recall a few live gig recordings, and one person who said they recorded themselves via MIDI without headphones (i.e., they couldn't hear what they were playing). Nevertheless, the sentiment is well-appreciated. An 'outstanding' coming from someone who can play like you is a very precious 'outstanding', indeed wink.

Originally Posted By: Allard
I hope your new piano will be great and inspire you to keep playing wonderful music. Applaus!


I have no doubt that it will indeed inspire me to keep playing. And I already look forward to letting you all hear my first ABF recital performance on it. Hopefully I won't disappoint. Thanks for your kind comments.

Originally Posted By: Mr Super-Hunky
You must have great concentration as well as great confidence in yourself to be able to practice AND perform in a pub in front of others. Thats really incredible. The thing is, it's seems to be working out well as your playing sounds great. Carry on.


Yes, I must, mustn't I? The funny thing is, ask my piano teacher how focused and confident I am, and she might laugh at you for even bringing it up. In reality, I'm painfully insecure at times, and incredibly easily startled while playing. But this was a piece I'd had securely under my fingers for at least four months already, which lessened the likelihood of me getting startled significantly -- and there's nothing like knowing that this is my one and only chance to get me to focus! I'm glad it worked out.

Originally Posted By: jazzwee
Nice job! Sounds great. What a commitment to have to run to a pub to get a recording. Amazing.


Commitment is my middle name wink.

Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
That's brave playing in a pub! Very nice, except for the ambient noise. You phrased it with great care and I got an impression you had thought through the piece.


Thanks for the nice comment on my phrasing! And ... there's been some talk around these parts lately about when a piece is really 'ingrained' into memory. This is one piece about which I can say that it really is ingrained, for me. So I guess I haven't so much 'thought through it' as practiced it until I could play it backwards with my eyes closed.

Originally Posted By: Ken.
Surprisingly good recording quality using just your iPhone on the piano


It is, isn't it? That surprised me, too!

Originally Posted By: AimeeO
Great job, especially finishing it off in a bar. Red dot and in public! I really enjoyed that Menuett!


At that point (after having practiced in public for close to two weeks already), the 'red dot' part was far worse than the 'public' part. The customers in that bar stopped really listening to me after the second night or so. This recording will be there for posterity, warts and all! But anyway, glad you enjoyed it.

Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Congratulations on your first recital entry! This minuet is so jaunty and lively, and I would not have believed it was recorded in a pub. Actually, I can’t think of many better places for battling the Red Dot than a pub...


As a remedy for performance anxiety, I can really recommend finding a public practice spot and using it consistently for a week or two! Unfortunately, I noticed that the quality of my practice has gone down significantly, since I'm wary of playing the same thing over and over again when I know people are listening. I might fade into the background when I'm just playing through pieces that have almost been perfected, but when I repeat the same two measures ten times in a row, heads go up.

Originally Posted By: CarlosCC
Nice to know that you play this at a bar - very funny - and I was expecting to hear some applause at the end of your interpretation. So, one of two things may happen: either you cut the applause in MP3, or the bartender and the other client were deaf. I loved your work. Nice job!


There was no applause, so it didn't get cut. But that's high praise, indeed. Thank you!
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#2039944 - 02/27/13 01:25 AM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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28. Daren - Quanta Qualia - So very nice and mellow - well done!

30. Peterws - Regrets. I have a Few . . - Nice work with this original! I have more than just a "few" regrets. Well done putting a feeling not into words but into music.

37. Ken. - Let's Cool One - Very "cool", I liked that a lot!)

39. Mar_red - The Shadow of Your Smile & Misty - Medley. - There's no doubt why jazz is so popular - stuff like this. I loved every bit. smile

40. Jazzwee - Stella by Starlight - Nice jazz, this is why we love it!

46. Kenjazz - My Romance - Ahh, so nice!

50. BillM - Georgia On My Mind - Bill, you never cease to amaze - well done! I think you really felt the groove with this one - perfect for your piano and vocal.

53. MileHi Steve - Stagg Brew Very well done!
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#2040276 - 02/27/13 04:16 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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34 beechcraft409 - This is the second piece from Ludovico I have ever heard and again it is great. It sounds like you are really enjoying to play it. Great :-)

35 Richard (zrtf90) - I do not think that this piece is beautiful without effort and from anybody. Few months ago I wanted to know and listen this piece, so I found it on youtube and I was not impressed at all. But You changed my mind immediatelly after listening first tones. Your articulation and dynamics is so excellent, I like you are playing with every tone, beautiful, beautiful. I hade to listen to it several times in a row :-)

36 Mike White - It is great to hear Debussy here. You have played it great. Little slower than I am used to hear so it is refreshing experience.

37 Ken. - I like jazzy pieces. I have never heard this before, thanks, I have enjoyed it.

38 FarmGirl - Wow, you are a queen of the red dot. :-) Very confident performance! I do not understand to Brahms (generally) but hopefully I will get better with more experience. Anyway I have enjoyed your performance.

39 Mar_red - I have enjoyed it enormously, thank you. It seems that you are true musician!

40 Jazzwee - I love jazz! And I can only dream that I will be able to play like you oneday...Personally I think that jazz belongs to the highest forms of musicality.

42 windywindy - Wonderfull performance! I like Chopin too :-) and I have enjoyed it a lot. Thanks.

43 lyricmudra - Very nice piece. Thank you for this lovely performace.

44 Sam S - I listen to it 2-times :-) Awesome work to record 10 minutes! I have never heard it before and I have enjoyed it.

45 Copper - Well done. I felt like in a fairy tale for a minute. Thanks! :-)
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#2040437 - 02/27/13 10:49 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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40 Jazzwee - Stella By Starlight, Victor Young
Nice spare playing. Every note tells a story rather than just overwhelming the listener with a flurry of notes. A fun listen.

41 Saranoya - Menuett in F, Saranoya
Nice job, Saranoya. Despite the many obstacles you faced you've made a really nice recording.

42 windywindy - Waltz in A Minor KK IVb/11, Chopin
A very pretty performance of one of my favorite Chopin waltzes.

43 lyricmudra - Melodie from the Opera 'Orfeo', Gluck-Sgambati
This piece is new to me, and what a wonderful piece of music it is. Your performance sounds confident and competent. Very nice.

44 SamS - Arabeske, Schumann
I listened to the whole thing, Sam. Where's my gold star? This piece is a monumental undertaking. I would have missed way more notes than you did if I had the guts to have attempted this long a piece. The contrasts between sections are sometimes jarring, but as you say, that is Schumann's style. This is well done and enjoyable to listen to.

45 Copper - Greensleeves, traditional
Nice job, Copper, on a really familiar melody.
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#2040459 - 02/27/13 11:58 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I would just like to express my gratitude to all who took the time to listen to my submission, and especially to those who took the time to remark on it: Allard, Saranoya, SwissMS, casinitaly, BenPiano, peterws, Mr Super-Hunky, Sam S, Greener, Monica K., jazzwee, Andy Platt, CarlosCC, AimeeO, TX-Dennis, Inlanding, and Pavel.K. It is very encouraging to hear feedback, especially since I am having difficulty with the piece I am learning now - good to know I've done something right laugh Again, thank you all.

I know not everyone has time to comment individually. I, myself, have been bogged down with schoolwork. I have been listening while studying, but I will definitely try to finish up comments. It is great to hear what everybody has been working on. There is one person I would like to comment on right now, and that is Sam S. All I can say is WOW - that must have taken some dedication to get through the entire piece! I listened the whole thing through several times, and am very impressed. Even if you missed some notes, it is hardly noticeable. Way to go!
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#2040770 - 02/28/13 01:14 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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This is my last batch, and I want to thank the organizers of these recitals. They are an incentive and they give me a goal every 3 months and, without them, I'd be a little "lost". So, thank you.

One more message: not only the music that I played for the recital rejoiced my wife, but your comments filled her face with a smile I did not see for a long time. As said Mr SH: "The power of music is amazing". So: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!! Thank you all.



46. Kenjazz - You did a great tribute to love. I loved it smile Good job!

47. PianoStudent88 - This is my first contact with this Aram Khachaturian piece. I think it's a simple but nice melody. I like it. Congrats.

48. carlos88 - Sarabande Carlos (the "88", not the "CC" smile ), only 3 weeks of work? Wow, that's very good. I think you get the mood of the piece. Very good!

49. GrouchoMarx - It takes real courage to play a piece like this... It must have been an enormous challenge to play a so difficult piece . My sincere congratulations.

50. BillM - Bill, you belong to another "championship". Bravo.

51. Pavel.K - Pavel, this is another example that self-studying can do wonders. I'm also self-studying piano so I know exactly how much work and dedication you had on this. On the other side, I know what is the feeling when the final result is playing like this. Congratulations!
btw: This is your 1st ABF recital, right? Welcome!

52. Allard - I've noticed that Final Fantasy is often played here in ABF recitals and I think your work is excelent for someone with only 1+ year of experience. Indeed, it's a great work. Congratulations!

53. MileHi Steve I think it's the first time I'm hearing some pieces from Hilary Stagg, so thanks for sharing this meddley with us. And, If these pieces were made for harp, I think you did an excellent arrangement. Very good!

54. aTallGuyNH - I think you have the right technique - or at least you're on the right track - but honestly I think you're missing a bit of musicality. The music sessions are not yet connected in the most proper way, which results in some breakage of the melody.
But, my friend, the mere fact that you have managed to produce this music from various sources, and if we think that you only have 11 months of experience, so I'll give you my congratulations! Nice job!

55. Aimee O - Beethoven is always a pleasure to listen so this is a great ending for this recital. I think you got to keep the right rhythm throughout the entir piece. I never tried to play Beethoven, but I can imagine how difficult it might be. Congratulations!
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#2040836 - 02/28/13 03:05 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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46 Kenjazz - Beautiful. Only 5 years needed to be able to create such wonderful arrangement and play it? That is cool. Word "jazz" really belongs to your nickname :-)

47 PianoStudent88 - Lovely performance. You are brave you are shaking off those score markings chains! :-)

48 carlos88 - This is the first time I hear this piece. I have enjoyed it, Thanks.

49 GrouchoMarx - You are a miracle of this recital for me. To play Rachmaninoff Allegro Prelude after only 3 years experience and with such sensitivity? Amazing! I want to be
there too :-) I have to work more harder to get there too.

50 BillM - Beautiful. It is great to have a singer in the recital. After watching your video I subscribed your channel immediately!

52 Allard - I have only heard people talking about this piece and now I know why. Beautiful piece.
Similar as Saranoya you are really brave and confident to record it on a public place! (I mean it in a good way :-)

53 MileHi Steve - Nice and professional arrangement. It is so bright and possitive..maybe too much for such negative guy as I am :-)

54 aTallGuyNH - Yes the sound is dumped down, but man, did you really record it during the first take? That is amazing. And I have enjoyed it, really :-)

55 Aimee O - Sweet and classic end of the recital :-) Thank you.


I would like to thanks again to all participants and organizers. It is a great experience and motivation. Also I would like to apologize for my comments not containing any advices or analyses. I have no education in music nor experience and my english is very restraining (my second window is a vocabulary when i am writing this :-)
Anyway a music is an international language to which everybody understand and I have enjoyed it hugely.
I am looking forward to the next recital even if I will not be able to contribute to it probably - I would like to try Rachmaninoff Moments Musicaux 5 Adagio, it does not sound complicated but I am getting doubts already that I will be able to finish it in 3 months...
Well, I wish good luck to all.
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#2040848 - 02/28/13 03:18 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: CarlosCC]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.

51. Pavel.K - Nocturne 21 in C minor posth: Congratulations on your first recital entry! Your Nocturne was beautiful; you’re setting a high standard for yourself to beat in subsequent recitals. I need to add that I think your Ivory II piano sound is amazing. thumb

Monica, thank you very much. Yes, i am affraid? that I set standard too high for myself. It will be interesting to watch where it ends. smile I like that sound too i think it was good investment.

Originally Posted By: CarlosCC

51. Pavel.K - Pavel, this is another example that self-studying can do wonders. I'm also self-studying piano so I know exactly how much work and dedication you had on this. On the other side, I know what is the feeling when the final result is playing like this. Congratulations!
btw: This is your 1st ABF recital, right? Welcome!

Thank you, Carlos! Yes, you are right it took a lot of dedication and i am glad I did it.
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#2041027 - 02/28/13 08:52 PM Re: Recital #29 -- General Discussion Room [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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40 Jazzwee Stella by Starlight
Great piece and very good live recording Jazzwee. The group is sounding great. Some great improv … well done.

41 Saranoya Menuett in F

You've done really well with this Saranoya. I wasn't familiar with this piece. Its terrific. Very nicely presented. Good for you in getting such a quality performance in a single pass. It speaks volumes for your competence … really good.

42 windywindy Waltz in A Minor KK Ivb/11
This is fabulous. It is really a lovely piece and you've done a terrific job with it. Really fine playing.

43 lyricmudra Melodie from the Opera 'Orfeo'
Very nice polished performance. This is really very very nice. It shows that you've had some expert training and glad you're playing again and sounding brilliant.

44 Sam S Arabeske Op. 18
This is a very pleasant listen Sam. Sort of like listening to a bedtime story when I was small. Certainly not something I wanted to end anytime soon. It is you sir that gets the gold star for this enduring and really great performance. Only one obvious miss that I recall. Really good playing Sam.
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