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#2069147 - 04/23/13 06:56 AM Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante
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This is a work that is rather more difficult to play than it seems. I have made a stab at mastering the element and many positives shine, but I am sure a chorus will agree more work is needed for a final polish!

Andante Spianato
https://www.box.com/s/cqjwaom9t83uz3xg40a2

Grand Polonaise Brilliante
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#2069273 - 04/23/13 11:15 AM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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I'm a little too busy to listen right now, but later today I will post some feedback when I have time to listen carefully. smile
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#2069276 - 04/23/13 11:24 AM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I'm a little too busy to listen right now, but later today I will post some feedback when I have time to listen carefully. smile


I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time listening carefully to BachMach2.


Edited by GeorgeB (04/23/13 11:25 AM)

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#2069287 - 04/23/13 11:45 AM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Poly: Before spending time, make sure to check out some of the replies to his prior posts. grin

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#2069413 - 04/23/13 03:41 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Poly: Before spending time, make sure to check out some of the replies to his prior posts. grin


Marc_C :

Surely you wouldn't want Polyphonist to approach this listening experience with any pre-conceived notions, would you, based on impressions of previous "performances" from this member? Why not let him come to it open-minded?

I, for one, find myself at a loss for words in this instance, therefore I eagerly await a searching review and detailed critique from one who hesitates not to say what he thinks.

Cheers!
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#2069623 - 04/23/13 10:32 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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All right. I'm going to be listening to the performance now. I'm just going to do a running commentary as I listen, and then listen once more afterwards while reading through my comments.
Here goes!

...

After listening to about 20 seconds of it, I have one comment: Is this a joke? If it is, it's in very poor taste...and if it's not, well...







...no comment. wink

Originally Posted By: BruceD
...I eagerly await a searching review and detailed critique from one who hesitates not to say what he thinks.

Sorry if I disappointed you. grin
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#2069626 - 04/23/13 10:36 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
After listening to about 20 seconds of it, I have one comment: Is this a joke?....

Good job.
You figured it out about a month faster than any of the rest of us did. grin
And I think some members still aren't sure.

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#2069646 - 04/23/13 11:07 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?
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#2069647 - 04/23/13 11:09 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?

I wondered that a bit too. I think the main answer is that our moderators and admins are very reluctant to take any such actions and have the bar set pretty high. (Or low, depending on how we want to look at it.) ha
Also we could say that while these posts are (presumably) basically fraudulent, they're harmless. Some people even find them amusing, and some even think they're pretty high humor (and I don't mean stoned, although I could.) grin
Still, if I were 'staff' (and I'm glad I'm not) shocked I'd at least tell him to cut it out.

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#2069648 - 04/23/13 11:11 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?


Good question !!! ha
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#2069649 - 04/23/13 11:13 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
Polyphonist Offline
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Has he ever come back to respond on any one of his ridiculous threads? wink
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#2069651 - 04/23/13 11:14 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Has he ever come back to respond on any one of his ridiculous threads? wink

He's probably always been too busy laughing. grin

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#2069652 - 04/23/13 11:15 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Has he ever come back to respond on any one of his ridiculous threads? wink

He's probably always been too busy laughing. grin

I guess not-looks like his "All Posts" list is exactly the same as his "Topics Created" list. grin
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#2069653 - 04/23/13 11:18 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
Polyphonist Offline
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Maybe if we just ignored his posts-he'd stop trolling. ha
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#2069656 - 04/23/13 11:20 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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The sad thing is that technically, he's recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas, and we haven't though....hahaaa
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#2069658 - 04/23/13 11:21 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
...."Topics Created" list.

Thanks for mentioning that -- I never realized we had such a thing!

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#2069661 - 04/23/13 11:21 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Kuanpiano]
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Originally Posted By: Kuanpiano
The sad thing is that technically, he's recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas, and we haven't though....hahaaa

I could go right now, sit at the piano, and sight-read through the complete sonatas, and have a better recording than his. ha
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#2069663 - 04/23/13 11:23 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: Kuanpiano
The sad thing is that technically, he's recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas, and we haven't though....hahaaa

I could go right now, sit at the piano, and sight-read through the complete sonatas, and have a better recording than his. ha

Come to think of it, I could do that for any piece. ha
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#2069667 - 04/23/13 11:29 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
Polyphonist Offline
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Originally Posted By: BachMach2
This is a work that is rather more difficult to play than it seems.

(Or than you seem to think it is.)

I have made a stab at mastering the element and many positives shine,

(or not)

but I am sure a chorus will agree more work is needed for a final polish...

(...which will, sadly, never occur.)


Words in parentheses are my own. ha
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#2069770 - 04/24/13 05:37 AM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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As always, BachMach2 delivers a stunning performance! Beautiful piano sound, wonderful recording equipment and techniques, brilliant acoustics, and the playing is of course, just marvelous. Wonderful pauses scattered throughout add to the meditative quality of Chopin's music, while extra notes not written in the score are added for a little extra dissonance where it is artistically useful.

I have extra tickets to the BachMach2 recital at Carnegie Hall next month, and I'll let them go for only $2000 each! Rumor has it there will be a specially selected Belarus (or perhaps it was Brambach; I can't recall) spinet piano with a concert tuning done by yours truly (with a full month of piano tuning experience) in my newly developed proprietary 'awful temperament!'
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#2070000 - 04/24/13 02:27 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Sam Rose]
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Sam - your tagline "You can play better than BachMach2." - Mark_C totally cracked me up!

High praise indeed!
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#2070125 - 04/24/13 05:46 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?






Why would he be?
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#2070126 - 04/24/13 05:47 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Has he ever come back to respond on any one of his ridiculous threads? wink

Yes.
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#2070129 - 04/24/13 05:48 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Has he ever come back to respond on any one of his ridiculous threads? wink

He's probably always been too busy laughing. grin

I guess not-looks like his "All Posts" list is exactly the same as his "Topics Created" list. grin


No, it's not the same.
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#2070130 - 04/24/13 05:50 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: Kuanpiano
The sad thing is that technically, he's recorded the complete Beethoven sonatas, and we haven't though....hahaaa

I could go right now, sit at the piano, and sight-read through the complete sonatas, and have a better recording than his. ha


Let's hear it!
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#2070141 - 04/24/13 06:16 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: BachMach2]
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Hats off gentlemen. A genius i=performance!

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#2070144 - 04/24/13 06:20 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?
Because some people have a sense of humor.

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#2070259 - 04/24/13 10:18 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?
Because some people have a sense of humor.

I wonder how they retain it through this poster's 60-odd ridiculous recordings.
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#2070264 - 04/24/13 10:25 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?
Because some people have a sense of humor.

I wonder how they retain it through this poster's 60-odd ridiculous recordings.
The recordings and comments are meant to be ridiculous. That's the whole point.

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#2070267 - 04/24/13 10:27 PM Re: Chopin Andante Spianato & Grand Polonaise Brilliante [Re: pianoloverus]
Polyphonist Offline
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
I've been researching some history here...and I have another question: why is this poster not banned yet?
Because some people have a sense of humor.

I wonder how they retain it through this poster's 60-odd ridiculous recordings.
The recordings and comments are meant to be ridiculous. That's the whole point.

This is not meant to be a ridiculous forum, so posting ridiculous things on it repeatedly seems quite unacceptable, no? Once, fine. 60 times, not so much.
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