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#2066225 - 04/17/13 09:29 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Polyphonist]
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Patience.

Who are you addressing and why?


The question was "What are you practicing?"
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#2066306 - 04/18/13 12:30 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: stores]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
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Patience.

Who are you addressing and why?


The question was "What are you practicing?"

Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying. smile
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#2066941 - 04/19/13 07:05 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Measure 49 of Chopin's Andante spianato.

Also am digging around in Alkan, too, hoping to find something short and sweet I could do for his anniversary this year. I had a physical issue that prevented me from signing up for the e-cital, but it seemed to have faded sufficiently into the background that now I think I may be able to participate just a bit.

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#2066982 - 04/19/13 08:55 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: wr
Measure 49 of Chopin's Andante spianato.

Also am digging around in Alkan, too, I had a physical issue that prevented me from signing up for the e-cital, now I think I may be able to participate just a bit.


Hi,

I couldn't help but to notice the word "e-cital" in your post and I wondered if it was a typo or an actual word. If it is an actual word, would you describe it? As you can see, I am kinda new.
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#2067032 - 04/19/13 10:19 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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I recently started practising Beethoven's sonata in C minor op. 10/1.
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#2067083 - 04/19/13 11:47 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Schubertslieder]
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Originally Posted By: Schubertslieder
Originally Posted By: wr
Measure 49 of Chopin's Andante spianato.

Also am digging around in Alkan, too, I had a physical issue that prevented me from signing up for the e-cital, now I think I may be able to participate just a bit.


Hi,

I couldn't help but to notice the word "e-cital" in your post and I wondered if it was a typo or an actual word. If it is an actual word, would you describe it? As you can see, I am kinda new.

It's a forum event where members submit recordings through the site and they are compiled to form the "e-cital". smile It's like how e-mail is mail sent over the Internet.
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#2067130 - 04/19/13 01:20 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Faure-Attwood:Les Berceux(no recording available but here is the original song with its amazing lyrics and melody)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxdIr0gu9rQ


How flattering that you thought enough of the transcription to learn it yourself! laugh
There is a recording available, as part of the Husum festival compilation:
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Danacord/DACOCD689
And I do have an MP3 recorded at a friend's house, if anyone would like it--be happy to provide a copy.
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#2067154 - 04/19/13 02:21 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Thracozaag]
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Originally Posted By: Thracozaag
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Faure-Attwood:Les Berceux(no recording available but here is the original song with its amazing lyrics and melody)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxdIr0gu9rQ


How flattering that you thought enough of the transcription to learn it yourself! laugh
There is a recording available, as part of the Husum festival compilation:
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Danacord/DACOCD689
And I do have an MP3 recorded at a friend's house, if anyone would like it--be happy to provide a copy.
Besides thanking you for making such a beautiful transcription, I should thank you for introducing me through your transcriptions to the song literature which I am still almost totally unfamiliar with.

I usually just ignore the "original versions" of lieder in favor of the piano transcriptions, but after listening to Janet Baker's recording of Les Berceux and even more so when I got the English translation of the lyrics, I was overwhelmed by its beauty.




Edited by pianoloverus (04/19/13 02:23 PM)

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#2067380 - 04/19/13 11:23 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Polyphonist, thanks for clarifying "e-cital".
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#2067381 - 04/19/13 11:27 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Schubertslieder]
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Originally Posted By: Schubertslieder
Polyphonist, thanks for clarifying "e-cital".

No problem. smile
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#2067596 - 04/20/13 12:29 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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My teacher is out of town for several weeks. My initial inclination was to go wild with trying out new pieces. Finally I have decided to go back and review everything I've learned in the last year. (Plus dabbling in some new pieces.) There are passages of Mozart that seem to absorb endless amounts of practice time, and now I've got the time and opportunity to devote myself to that. I also don't want to forget the Bach inventions and Chopin nocturnes.

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#2067752 - 04/20/13 07:06 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Songs by Poulenc, Argento, Walton; my usual Bach P&F for the day (today's is D minor book II); Granados Los Requiebros (still...); Goldberg variations. smile
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#2067762 - 04/20/13 07:23 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Last night I had the pleasure of hearing live chamber music. My teacher was on the piano. After listening to his playing very carefully, I have decided to spend an entire week practicing a simple Bach minuet with the goals of conquering dynamic control, tension and expression without having to worry about difficulty. I also intend to learn how to create differences in color. The Chopin and the Beethoven and the Mozart will sleep this week.
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#2067809 - 04/20/13 10:26 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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I'm returning to the piano after a pretty long (over a year) hiatus. What I have decided to work on for now:

Mozart Fantasia K 475
Haydn Concerto in D (practicing the last movement first)

I think I may pick out a Chopin Nocturne too. Pretty standard repertoire. Just getting back into piano, I feel a little lost as far as what to work on, but I've picked these pieces to start with. I used to be very interested in exploring less familiar rep, so I've really enjoyed reading through this thread.

I had a lot of technical limitations before that I still have to work on, so I wouldn't mind finding less technically demanding pieces. I find that my knowledge of less demanding, intermediate-ish rep is pretty lacking. We'll see how this goes.

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#2067816 - 04/20/13 11:16 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: lam132]
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Earlier I mentioned music I'm learning for an upcoming CD. Some of it is so difficult it is giving me fits. It would be nice afterwards to settle into some major Liszt or something just to relax.
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#2067877 - 04/21/13 05:58 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Schubertslieder]
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Originally Posted By: Schubertslieder
Originally Posted By: wr
Measure 49 of Chopin's Andante spianato.

Also am digging around in Alkan, too, I had a physical issue that prevented me from signing up for the e-cital, now I think I may be able to participate just a bit.


Hi,

I couldn't help but to notice the word "e-cital" in your post and I wondered if it was a typo or an actual word. If it is an actual word, would you describe it? As you can see, I am kinda new.


I think someone here came up with the word, and we still use it. It's not really clearly defined other than being some kind of virtual recital. If you want to see an example of how they can work, check out this thread over in the ABF. It's about to go live. Most aren't that huge, though.

Here's the thread regarding the Alkan one I was talking about.

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#2067894 - 04/21/13 07:16 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: wr
Originally Posted By: Schubertslieder
Originally Posted By: wr
Measure 49 of Chopin's Andante spianato.

Also am digging around in Alkan, too, I had a physical issue that prevented me from signing up for the e-cital, now I think I may be able to participate just a bit.


Hi,

I couldn't help but to notice the word "e-cital" in your post and I wondered if it was a typo or an actual word. If it is an actual word, would you describe it? As you can see, I am kinda new.


I think someone here came up with the word, and we still use it. It's not really clearly defined other than being some kind of virtual recital. If you want to see an example of how they can work, check out this thread over in the ABF. It's about to go live. Most aren't that huge, though.

Here's the thread regarding the Alkan one I was talking about.


Thank you for the info. I wondered if someone can tell me where is ABF. I would love to see that concert.
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#2067898 - 04/21/13 07:26 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Schubertslieder]
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Thank you for the info. I wondered if someone can tell me where is ABF. I would love to see that concert.


ABF is just another forum here at PianoWorld - the initials stand for "Adult Beginners Forum". The link I gave takes you to a thread that is in that forum.

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#2067902 - 04/21/13 07:38 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Wr thanks. I heard others saying they will be performing today on ABF. I wondered where I can get a hold of that show.
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#2067909 - 04/21/13 07:50 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Schubertslieder]
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Wr thanks. I heard others saying they will be performing today on ABF. I wondered where I can get a hold of that show.


I think all you need to do is just check back on the thread occasionally - I expect they'll give a link to it.

It's not really a "show" - once online, it'll be there for you to hear whenever you want, for a good long while.

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#2067911 - 04/21/13 07:57 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: Schubertslieder
Wr thanks. I heard others saying they will be performing today on ABF. I wondered where I can get a hold of that show.


I think all you need to do is just check back on the thread occasionally - I expect they'll give a link to it.

It's not really a "show" - once online, it'll be there for you to hear whenever you want, for a good long while.



Thanks. Regarding "listening to it good long while", it all depends on if they do a good job. If not, that good long while might turn into "good short while".
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#2068309 - 04/21/13 11:09 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: gooddog]
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This coming Thursday, I am playing "background atmosphere music" for a Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" event being held at the Conover Square Mall (the old Schiller Piano Factory in Oregon, IL), where I have been working this past winter (my "off" season) at bringing some old pianos, which were built at that factory and recently collected for display there, back to practical playability. For the event, I'll be playing a 1925 Conover grand, and this, in order, is the playlist:

Click to reveal..
"April Showers," DeSylva/Silvers, 1921
"Prisoner of Love," Robin/Gaskill/Columbo, 1931
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," Harbach/Kern, 1933
"Aren't You Glad You're You," Burke/Van Heusen, 1945
"Veil Dance," Wright, 1925
"Cuddle Up A Little Closer," Harbach/Hoschna, 1918/1932
"Deep Purple," Parish/DeRose, 1934/1939
"Ole Buttermilk Sky," Carmichael/Brooks, 1946
"Moonlight Becomes You," Burke/Van Heusen, 1942
"First, Last and Always (I Love You) (Fox-trot)," Davis/Akst, 1923

From "Jazz Favorites," arranged by Bill Boyd:
"Alice In Wonderland," Hillard/Fain, 1951
"April In Paris," Harburg/Duke, 1932
"How High The Moon," Hamilton/Lewis, 1940
"In A Sentimental Mood," Ellington/Mills/Kurtz, 1935

From "George Shearing Interpretations for Piano, No. 3":
"Blue Moon," Hart/Rodgers, 1934

From "Jazz Favorites," arranged by Bill Boyd:
"My Favorite Things," Hammerstein/Rodgers, 1959
"The Nearness of You," Washington/Carmichael, 1937/1940

"It Only Happens When I Dance With You," Berlin, 1947
"Lover," Hart/Rodgers, 1933
"And Then You Kissed Me," Cahn/Styne, 1944
"Ivy," Carmichael, 1957

From "The Gem Dance Folio for 1927":

"Tell Me You Love Me (Fox-trot)," Hare/King, 1926
"Spring Is Here (Fox-trot)," Bennett/Carlton, 1926
"Keep Your Skirts Down, Mary (Fox-trot)," Sterling/King/Henderson, 1926
"Somewhere (Alone With You) (Fox-trot)," Davis/Greer, 1926
"Why Aren't Yez Eatin' More Oranges? (From Cal-i-for-NI-ay) (Fox-trot), Gaskill/Brown, 1925
"South Sea Dream Girl (Hawaiian Waltz)," White, 1926
"Lo-Nah (Fox-trot)," Green/Stept, 1926

"The Japanese Sandman," Egan/Whiting, 1920
"Nagasaki," 1928

From "The Wizard of Oz," Harburg/Arlen, arranged by David Nelson, 1939/1967:
"Over the Rainbow,"
"The Merry Land of Oz,"
"If I Only Had A Brain,"
"Munchkinland,"
"Lullaby League and Lollypop Guild,"

From "Mary Poppins Souvenir Song Album," Sherman/Sherman, 1965
"Jolly Holiday,"
"Feed the Birds,"
"I Love to Laugh,"
"Let's Go Fly A Kite"


The list has shaped into a pleasant flow of keys and tempi. Many of these pieces are ones that I have been playing at for a while, others are new to me, but this is the first time I've worked so hard at polishing them up for that "once and done" level of play. It's been an interesting month, and I found I need to really buckle down in the B sections. I did a "dress rehearsal" of sorts today at a senior center where I play regularly, and half-way through my play list, someone requested "Fur Elise." I cracked up inside and obliged. grin

I've also been working on Handel Keyboard Suites Nos. 13 and 15, which I hope to record soon and post to Member Recordings, to mollify Hakki with something that comes from me other than vintage American pop music. wink

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#2068359 - 04/22/13 12:59 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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I have a request for you: Balakirev Oriental Fantasy. grin
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#2068363 - 04/22/13 01:12 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Polyphonist]
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Not at this time. Would you settle for Rimsky-Korsakov "Song of India," as popularized by Herbie Kay and his orchestra? smile


Edited by Cinnamonbear (04/22/13 01:13 AM)
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#2068367 - 04/22/13 01:19 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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How about Liszt's Feux Follets?
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#2068500 - 04/22/13 08:00 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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Recital in Austin this coming weekend! A Frescobaldi Toccata, Waldstein, some Rzewski, and the Dante Sonata are on the menu.
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#2068524 - 04/22/13 08:55 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
How about Liszt's Feux Follets?


No can do. At least (as I said before) not at this time. wink You'll have to spend you tip money at someone else's jar. grin

Break a leg at your recital, Brendan!!! thumb


Edited by Cinnamonbear (04/22/13 08:56 AM)
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#2069493 - 04/23/13 05:35 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: wr]
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Originally Posted By: wr
I think someone here came up with the word, and we still use it.


That was me.
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#2069715 - 04/24/13 02:13 AM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: Hermanberntzen]
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#2069973 - 04/24/13 01:00 PM Re: What are you practicing? [Re: btb]
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It’s not easy playin’ pianner wid a broke leg.


Sorry to hear that! (I'm assuming it's you, not the piano with a broken leg.

Edit: oh never mind. A broken leg is a good thing in this case.
laugh


Edited by cefinow (04/24/13 10:35 PM)

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