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#2117876 - 07/15/13 04:42 AM Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go!
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So, usually we have a 1 month to recital time, but somehow it seems to have slipped by us.

Only 2 weeks to go til August 1st when MonicaK, wearing her "ABF Recital" hat will launch the call for submissions.

For those new to the forum, note that the call for submissions is on the 1st, and you have til 9pm E.S.T. (ie New York time) on the 14th to upload your mp3 file and (if you wish) your video link.

(There are 4 ABF recitals a year, launching on 15 Feb, 15 May, 15 August, 15 November)

Everyone from absolute beginner, and well beyond that stage is welcome. Every genre, your own compositions, whatever, - join in and have some fun sharing what you've been working away at.

I thought I knew what I was going to play but I'm having a re-think....we shall see. I'm going to do a lot of red-eye training over the next 2 weeks and see how that pans out.

Is everyone else just about ready?


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#2117878 - 07/15/13 04:50 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: casinitaly]
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I think this is the thread laugh

Definitely not ready yet, but I should be able to whip something up. Probably another David Lanz piece.
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#2117879 - 07/15/13 05:04 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: casinitaly]
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Guess I can pull a piece out from my older repertoire.

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#2117884 - 07/15/13 05:41 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: casinitaly]
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If all goes according to plan, I will present a Chopin Nocturne that has never been heard in the ABF recitals before! And the way I play it, no one would recognize it even if it was their favorite...

Seriously, I've had to relearn the ornaments after I discovered I was playing many of them "wrong". I can recommend the Alfred edition of the Nocturnes by editor Willard A. Palmer - the ornaments are clearly explained and written out. If I had started with that edition I could have saved a lot of time...

And the "one month to recital" thread is on the 15th, so we are not late this time. It's two weeks until submissions open, but one month until the deadline.

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#2117886 - 07/15/13 05:54 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: casinitaly]
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Ah, well, then not late, but exactly on time smile.... by accident no less!

Looking forward to hearing your Chopin, Sam!
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#2117892 - 07/15/13 06:15 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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I have something ready, but I want to re-record it a bit faster. The problem is, when played to tempo it's less than one minute... maybe I should add repeats frown
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#2117893 - 07/15/13 06:21 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: sinophilia]
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Originally Posted By: sinophilia
I have something ready, but I want to re-record it a bit faster. The problem is, when played to tempo it's less than one minute... maybe I should add repeats frown


You can repeat if you want to - but many (including myself) have submitted pieces that are under a minute. Do what works for you.
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#2117896 - 07/15/13 06:30 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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"I'm going to do a lot of red-eye training over the next 2 weeks and see how that pans out.

Is everyone else just about ready?"

Says it all . . . . NO! Bt it`s good to work to a deadline . . . sometimes!
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#2117910 - 07/15/13 07:15 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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August?.....recital?........ sure I have something nearly ready but I don't have a thing to wear!
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#2117978 - 07/15/13 11:26 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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I am hoping to have a Villa-Lobos piece for the recital, but it is being a bit unruly of late.

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#2117997 - 07/15/13 12:31 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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I think if I record my piece five times a day for the next four weeks, one of the 150 takes might be OK.
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#2118289 - 07/15/13 11:21 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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One month? Just where the heck has this summer gone?!??!

I will be recording something by (surprise, surprise) Einaudi, either Underwood or Discovery at Night.
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#2118409 - 07/16/13 06:28 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.


I will be recording something by (surprise, surprise) Einaudi, either Underwood or Discovery at Night.


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#2118417 - 07/16/13 07:08 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.


I will be recording something by (surprise, surprise) Einaudi, either Underwood or Discovery at Night.


One of these days I am going to have to try my hand at playing some Einaudi. I confess that I have his "The Best of" collection, but I have never done more than glance through it. I see a lot of familiar titles in there, though, from the ABF recitals. Where would be a good place to start?

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#2118568 - 07/16/13 01:56 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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You've got the skills to play everything, or just about everything, in that book, Sam, so my advice would be to start with the piece you like the most. If you don't have an obvious first choice, "Le Onde" is lovely, as is "Nuvole Bianche" and "In un' altra vita" (the latter is my hubby's favorite). You could probably sight read "I due fiumi", which remains one of my personal favorites to play.
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#2118584 - 07/16/13 02:28 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm hoping I can get Tchaikovsky "June" of The Seasons good enough to record. I tend to only do one or two "takes" and am satisfied. There are still some rough spots. But, this is the only piece near ready. Now that I've joined a quarterly recital, I'd like to participate regularly. I'll just have to see how the next few weeks go.
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#2119044 - 07/17/13 12:07 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: dynamobt]
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Originally Posted By: dynamobt
I'm hoping I can get Tchaikovsky "June" of The Seasons good enough to record. I tend to only do one or two "takes" and am satisfied. There are still some rough spots. But, this is the only piece near ready. Now that I've joined a quarterly recital, I'd like to participate regularly. I'll just have to see how the next few weeks go.


I love this piece! It is on my "to do" list, but it got bumped by the Grieg recital pieces. I am looking forward to hearing your version!

I have my August piece recorded, and I am just waiting for August 1. Of course, that means that I will probably continue to record it each day, hoping for perfection. Like that is going to happen....
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#2119176 - 07/17/13 04:27 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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SwissMS, it will grow on you even more as you learn it. But, hope you have good sized hands. Some of the reaches and stretches in this piece are something!!! I've had to come up with some interesting fingerings!!!


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#2119250 - 07/17/13 07:28 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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oh yay can anyone submit??
EDIT neverrrrmind i should read the whole thread
yay!


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#2119259 - 07/17/13 07:45 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: Sam S]
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Sam, I am curious as to the Nocturne. Must, I wait until the recital to know your submission?

Is this the correct book?

http://books.google.com/books/about/Chopin_Nocturnes_Complete.html?id=VHsCGo6x3y4C
Thxs,
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#2119286 - 07/17/13 08:31 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: Strings & Wood]
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Originally Posted By: Strings & Wood
Sam, I am curious as to the Nocturne. Must, I wait until the recital to know your submission?

Is this the correct book?

http://books.google.com/books/about/Chopin_Nocturnes_Complete.html?id=VHsCGo6x3y4C
Thxs,
Carl


It's #11 - Opus 37 #1 - the one with the middle section that sounds like a hymn. I don't believe it has ever been played in the ABF recitals.

And yes, that is the correct book. I particularly like the dashed lines that he uses to connect the grace notes in the right hand with the correct beat that they coincide with in the left hand. Removes the guess work about whether a particular grace note is before the beat or on the beat.

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#2119320 - 07/17/13 09:51 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: casinitaly]
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I have a general question - when submitting a piece with more than one movement, do you ever record them separately, or do it all in one take for the recital?

My planned piece isn't that long (Kuhlau 55 n 1), but with the repeats I can forsee a lot of nerve-related snafus, and I was just curious as to what others do smile

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#2119401 - 07/18/13 01:26 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: AimeeO]
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Originally Posted By: AimeeO
I have a general question - when submitting a piece with more than one movement, do you ever record them separately, or do it all in one take for the recital?

My planned piece isn't that long (Kuhlau 55 n 1), but with the repeats I can forsee a lot of nerve-related snafus, and I was just curious as to what others do smile


I'm familiar with this one. smile While not for an ABF recital, I did manage to record it - I had no hesitation to try it without repeats to get through it - if it were for a recital, even more so.

Repeats are tough, and this one is a good length without them, so why torture yourself? smile

And if you might need to record each movement separately, I say go for it. Show us how you play it when no one is watching (or listening). smile
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#2119402 - 07/18/13 01:28 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! edit: ok, still a month to go! [Re: casinitaly]
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Another Einaudi submission here. I just need to actually record the darned thing.
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#2119403 - 07/18/13 01:32 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: AimeeO]
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wELL, Aimee, I just bash ahead until nearer the time. The pieces are pretty short, and some contain repeats which makes learning (and memorizing) easier. So I don`t need to stitch `em together. But I`ve had to for other stuff when I first found this forum. Not so much now! Must be improving . .
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#2119453 - 07/18/13 03:41 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: AimeeO]
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Originally Posted By: AimeeO
I have a general question - when submitting a piece with more than one movement, do you ever record them separately, or do it all in one take for the recital?

My planned piece isn't that long (Kuhlau 55 n 1), but with the repeats I can forsee a lot of nerve-related snafus, and I was just curious as to what others do smile


I would not think there is anything wrong with breaking up movements into separate recordings. There is no recording etiquette after all for the recitals and I would totally leave that one up to the decision of each person submitting
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#2119522 - 07/18/13 09:16 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: casinitaly]
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Doesn't it always seem that no sooner do we finish one recital the other is upon us? I never ever feel ready. That said, I'm going with another installment of my "Message From Space" epic. My theme will be "A Journey to the Far Side of the World" and what I'm hoping to do is make it a travel video using shots of a series of abstract landscape paintings I'm working on. If nothing else it should at the very least show me what I don't know about i-movie....
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#2119525 - 07/18/13 09:19 AM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: AimeeO]
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Originally Posted By: AimeeO
I have a general question - when submitting a piece with more than one movement, do you ever record them separately, or do it all in one take for the recital?

My planned piece isn't that long (Kuhlau 55 n 1), but with the repeats I can forsee a lot of nerve-related snafus, and I was just curious as to what others do smile


AimeeO, I know what you are talking about. Somewhere down the line I'm planning on recording a lengthy Schumann piece and I know for a fact that I will never do all the movements right in one take. So why not seperate the recordings? The only thing I would do is let folks know that I recorded that way.
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#2119775 - 07/18/13 06:35 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: Peyton]
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Doesn't it always seem that no sooner do we finish one recital the other is upon us?


Yes - but in a good way. It keeps me focused!

I am looking forward to hearing the next instalment in your series! (and to seeing your paintings too!)
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#2120628 - 07/20/13 05:27 PM Re: Two weeks til recital time! [Re: casinitaly]
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It's going to be three short Bach pieces for me this time. I feel like I'm almost there with them, but with only two lessons since the end of May, I'd like a little more help with one of them before I record.

Aimee, I have recorded multiple movements separately in the past. I might even record the Bach pieces separately, and they're not even that long. It's just nice to be able to take a break between, relax somewhat, and not feel rushed getting set up for the new piece.

Peyton, looking forward to listening to (and seeing) your latest creations.
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