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#2194048 - 12/07/13 03:40 PM Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5
David Benjamin Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
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I have to play this next week and recorded me playing it just now.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1mXd4y3R6vq

What do you think?

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#2194051 - 12/07/13 03:46 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
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Try practicing with a metronome to insure rhythmic stability, and definitely increase the tempo. I like what you do with dynamics and phrasing.
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#2194088 - 12/07/13 04:29 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
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Yeah, if you jacked up the tempo, I would probably enjoy this take very much. But it feels almost 20-25% slow of where it should be.

Like Poly said, just watch some of the rubato, that you're not speeding up when you should slow down, or slowing down when you should speed up. The playing was clean enough, and it happened rarely enough, that when you did it, it was very obvious.
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#2194096 - 12/07/13 04:49 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
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Thank you for your replies so far!

Yeah, I know about the problem with the tempo.

I'm just not confident enough playing it at high speed yet, that's why I focus more on playing it correctly without mistakes, to make it as enjoyable as possible for the audience (it's not a professional concert).


Edited by David Benjamin (12/07/13 04:54 PM)

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#2194121 - 12/07/13 05:44 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
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This is more interpretation than feedback, so try it and see if you like it. Try playing it with more accent on the lowermost note in the left hand octaves, then when you hit those da-da-da try playing it with accent on the uppermost note.

The middle section is beautiful! Well done! I love that inner voice.
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#2194223 - 12/07/13 09:35 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: neuralfirings]
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Originally Posted By: neuralfirings


The middle section is beautiful! Well done! I love that inner voice.


Dittos!! Nicely done.
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#2194229 - 12/07/13 09:52 PM Re: Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 [Re: David Benjamin]
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Loved it!!!
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