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#2064815 - 04/15/13 06:38 AM The "One Month to Recital" Thread
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So tell us what you're working on for the upcoming May 15th ABF Quarterly Recital...

I'm putting the finishing touches on an emotionally wrenching but hauntingly beautiful song from the musical "Les Misérables"...


Edited to insert "accent acute"...


Edited by TrapperJohn (04/15/13 07:47 PM)
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#2064831 - 04/15/13 07:36 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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I think I should start getting some recordings early. See if one shines. But I suspect I'll be recording it right up to the day!

Chopin Nocturne in Eb ....
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#2064837 - 04/15/13 07:53 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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ACK! I hope my tuner can come before I want to record- I'd really like this piece to be recorded on the acoustic!


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#2064839 - 04/15/13 08:03 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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I still do not know... I have an original piece but it's still too "raw"... I think I will keep this piece for the recital of August.
The alternative is to (re)send a piece that I sent to the ABF in 2010 but has now been mixed in a studio by a friend of mine. The result is very unique smile
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#2064843 - 04/15/13 08:09 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Already??? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I've been working steadily on the latest installment of my "Message From Space" works. This one is called "Funérailles" and the premise is that our visitor has received some very sad news from away. I'll either go with that or an Eric Satie.
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#2064849 - 04/15/13 08:28 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: CarlosCC]
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Oh no! Not already! I am not close to being ready.

I was planning on either a Chopin Nocturne that's never been played in the ABF recitals, or a 21st century composition with a glissando at the end (big finish!).

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#2064860 - 04/15/13 08:48 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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My Recital piece will be either the exquisite Nocturne by Vazha Azarashvili or the Edward Elgar Salut d'Amour.

Azarashvili is a composer who lives in Georgia; the country, not the state. And of course Elgar is the Pomp and Circumstance-Graduation March guy.


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#2064861 - 04/15/13 08:54 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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I've been casually playing about with Debussy's Voiles for the last month or so.It might just be doable if I can tame the tricky animated section in the middle of it.That two bar section raises the technical difficulty level of the piece by a couple of notches.


Edited by timmyab (04/15/13 08:56 AM)

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#2064876 - 04/15/13 09:23 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
ACK! I hope my tuner can come before I want to record- I'd really like this piece to be recorded on the acoustic!

Me too... contacting him today, I keep procrastinating on that.

Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 7 isn't ready, maybe in time if I really apply myself. I have other longer term piano priorities though (10 year wedding anniversary is coming up in less than three months), so I'm not inclined to spend all that much time on it.

I'm tempted then to just do "Just The Way You Are" again to get feedback on the acoustic. I realize now that while my left/right dynamics are not that great, the digital exacerbated this quite a bit for my Feb 15th submission. With only 5 levels of touch sensitivity, you basically have to be feather light on the left and pounding on the right to get a good balance. It's actually much more difficult than on the acoustic, there the touch is limited only by the consistency of the action (sadly, I have not yet had my spinet Stanwoodized smile ).

Best of luck to all in your preparations!
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#2064878 - 04/15/13 09:25 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Good for you to be ready already with the Eb Nocturne, Andy. I was thinking of doing my rendition in a much later recital as not ready for public consumption. It will be nice to hear and get some some ideas from you and Sam on this one.

Planning on ... Chopin A flat Waltz

Still struggling with cleaning up three measures. If you ever played this piece, you know the ones smile

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#2064884 - 04/15/13 09:37 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: Greener]
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Originally Posted By: Greener
Still struggling with cleaning up three measures. If you ever played this piece, you know the ones smile


I've never learnt this piece but I can mostly play it through at a reasonable tempo. Except for three measures. wink (Actually a few more than that where it slows down a bit too much.)
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#2064892 - 04/15/13 09:51 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Originally Posted By: TrapperJohn


I'm putting the finishing touches on an emotionally wrenching but hauntingly beautiful song from the musical "Les Miserables"...


Can someone tell me how to insert that "accent grave" mark (I think it's called) above the first e in Miserables?
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#2064904 - 04/15/13 10:13 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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It's an acute accent. Either find somewhere else on the web that has already done it and copy the letter from there, or use the codes for grave and acute accents as follows:
Code:
è
é

è
é
"Les Misérables"

Here's a reference page for all sorts of accents, which I found by googling "html accented character codes".
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#2064910 - 04/15/13 10:25 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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What am I doing wrong?

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#2064911 - 04/15/13 10:26 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: Greener]
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Originally Posted By: Greener
Good for you to be ready already with the Eb Nocturne, Andy. I was thinking of doing my rendition in a much later recital as not ready for public consumption. It will be nice to hear and get some some ideas from you and Sam on this one.

Planning on ... Chopin A flat Waltz


#34? eek
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#2064915 - 04/15/13 10:33 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Trapper it is acute, é

Press the ALT key - hold it down and type 0233, release the ALT, and voila...I mean voilà smile


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Edited by casinitaly (04/15/13 10:34 AM)
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#2064919 - 04/15/13 10:39 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: aTallGuyNH]
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Well, I am afraid of jinxing myself by saying this, but Chopin Nocturne in F minor (55-1) will be my May recital. My tuner doesn't come until May 8 for the first tuning of my new piano, so I will probably record an "insurance" copy on the Avant Grand in the next week or so. At least the video will be on the acoustic!
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#2064921 - 04/15/13 10:45 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: keystring]
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Pianostudent88 - help!!!!!

&acirc
&13843
&#192

What am I doing wrong?

&egrave
Try putting a semi-colon after it.
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#2064922 - 04/15/13 10:46 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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I plan to submit "Two Trees" from Einaudi's "In a Time Lapse" album. I've got it memorized and am happy with how I play it without the Red Dot. (Yeah, I know, I know. whome )
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#2064926 - 04/15/13 10:52 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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[cross-posted]

MaryBee has it: you need the semi-colon at the end of the code.

I can't seem to get casinitaly's ALT method to work; in any case I prefer using the &...; codes because I can remember the word names for the codes better than I can remember the numerical codes for the ALT method.


Edited by PianoStudent88 (04/15/13 11:20 AM)
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#2064929 - 04/15/13 10:57 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
I plan to submit "Two Trees" from Einaudi's "In a Time Lapse" album. I've got it memorized and am happy with how I play it without the Red Dot. (Yeah, I know, I know. whome )


Great! I love this piece!
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#2064930 - 04/15/13 10:57 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH
Originally Posted By: Greener
Good for you to be ready already with the Eb Nocturne, Andy. I was thinking of doing my rendition in a much later recital as not ready for public consumption. It will be nice to hear and get some some ideas from you and Sam on this one.

Planning on ... Chopin A flat Waltz


#34? eek


Originally Posted By: casinitaly

Greener...yes, I know smile 3 +5 !!!! deadly!
smile


Sorry guys, not following either one of you here:

... not sure what you mean by #34, TallGuy. Or, 3 +5 Cas.

I'm trying and have feeling I will feel dumb when you tell me sick
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#2064931 - 04/15/13 11:02 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
I plan to submit "Two Trees" from Einaudi's "In a Time Lapse" album. I've got it memorized and am happy with how I play it without the Red Dot. (Yeah, I know, I know. whome )


Do you mean that you know the red dot is a killer ... or that it's yet more Einaudi?! wink
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#2064932 - 04/15/13 11:08 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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I've had my recording ready since Saturday. I may re-record still, but I don't think I will. I'll be submitting the first movement of the Moonlight Sonata.
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#2064933 - 04/15/13 11:08 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: TrapperJohn]
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Since I missed the last recital I've had a piece ready for months smile Cinnamonbear over in the Pianists Corner was cleaing out his duplicates and I put in dibs, and he kindly sent them to me. One of them is a 1943 Johnny Mercer piece called "GI Jive". Way too much fun smile

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#2064942 - 04/15/13 11:34 AM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: Greener]
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Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH
Originally Posted By: Greener
Planning on ... Chopin A flat Waltz


#34? eek


... not sure what you mean by #34, TallGuy.

I'm assuming that your Chopin Waltz in A-flat is Op. 69, not Op. 34 -- which would be a tremendously more difficult piece.

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#2064953 - 04/15/13 12:08 PM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: SwissMS]
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I'm not sure I will have a piece ready for this recital. Wanted to submit Adieu! by Carl Filtsch but the Mendelssohn recital took so much of my practice time I don't think I can have this ready in a month. Maybe it will have to wait for August.

Originally Posted By: SwissMS
Well, I am afraid of jinxing myself by saying this, but Chopin Nocturne in F minor (55-1) will be my May recital.


I look forward to hearing this nocturne SwissMS! I'm learning this piece right now too. (still putting it together and have a long way to go).

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#2064955 - 04/15/13 12:13 PM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: Greener]
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Originally Posted By: Greener
Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH
Originally Posted By: Greener
Good for you to be ready already with the Eb Nocturne, Andy. I was thinking of doing my rendition in a much later recital as not ready for public consumption. It will be nice to hear and get some some ideas from you and Sam on this one.

Planning on ... Chopin A flat Waltz


#34? eek


Originally Posted By: casinitaly

Greener...yes, I know smile 3 +5 !!!! deadly!
smile


Sorry guys, not following either one of you here:

... not sure what you mean by #34, TallGuy. Or, 3 +5 Cas.

I'm trying and have feeling I will feel dumb when you tell me sick


I believe TallGuy is asking Waltz A min Op 34?

Which is probably the one you are playing.

My comment supposed you were playing Waltz in Amin, Posthumous, wherein at bar 21, there is a tricky bit with a triplet (3) immediately followed by a "quintuplet" (5).
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#2064959 - 04/15/13 12:18 PM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: Valencia]
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Originally Posted By: Valencia
I'm not sure I will have a piece ready for this recital. Wanted to submit Adieu! by Carl Filtsch but the Mendelssohn recital took so much of my practice time I don't think I can have this ready in a month. Maybe it will have to wait for August.


Why not submit the Mendelssohn? Many folks won't have had a chance to listen to that recital but will be listening to the ABF one.
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#2064969 - 04/15/13 12:36 PM Re: The "One Month to Recital" Thread [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Originally Posted By: Greener
Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH
Originally Posted By: Greener
Good for you to be ready already with the Eb Nocturne, Andy. I was thinking of doing my rendition in a much later recital as not ready for public consumption. It will be nice to hear and get some some ideas from you and Sam on this one.

Planning on ... Chopin A flat Waltz


#34? eek


Originally Posted By: casinitaly

Greener...yes, I know smile 3 +5 !!!! deadly!
smile


Sorry guys, not following either one of you here:

... not sure what you mean by #34, TallGuy. Or, 3 +5 Cas.

I'm trying and have feeling I will feel dumb when you tell me sick


I believe TallGuy is asking Waltz A min Op 34?

Which is probably the one you are playing.

My comment supposed you were playing Waltz in Amin, Posthumous, wherein at bar 21, there is a tricky bit with a triplet (3) immediately followed by a "quintuplet" (5).


OK, making more sense now ... thanks for clarifying.

No worries everyone ... It is Op 69 no 1 (I should have said waltz in A flat major.) My rendition is beautiful throughout but a train wreck for 3 measures. Just enough to destroy the piece as the disasters are nicely spread out ... smile
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