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#2200354 - 12/19/13 06:43 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Tim Adrianson]
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Originally Posted By: Tim Adrianson
It IS one wicked little mazurka!


"One wicked little Mazurka" - love it !! grin


Edited by carey (12/19/13 06:43 PM)
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#2200356 - 12/19/13 06:45 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Tim Adrianson]
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Originally Posted By: Tim Adrianson
Hi, FarmGirl! Yes, there IS a discrepancy in the numbering of the 41 set, which caused confusion among us. I own the old Kalmus edition, which does NOT match up with the now approved ordering of the four. The 41/4 is 41/1 in my edition. Frankly, 41/4 makes more sense musically -- it is easily the most massive of the four, and it would match precisely the emotional arc established in Op 33.


Hmmmmm....so I wonder what the correct (original?) numbering actually was??
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#2200378 - 12/19/13 07:27 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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Chopin's original numbering is e-B-Ab-c#, the same way I have listed it. And if you think about it, it makes a lot more sense. The set is far more coherent in Chopin's order. For example, every Mazurka leads into the next in some way. The E minor ends on an E, and the B major starts on one. It then finishes on a D#, and the first note of the next one is the enharmonic Eb. 41/3 finishes mid-phrase on a root position tonic chord with a C on top, enharmonically G# with B#, the dominant leading into the C# minor of the next Mazurka. It all makes sense.
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#2200447 - 12/19/13 09:31 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
Chopin's original numbering is e-B-Ab-c#, the same way I have listed it. And if you think about it, it makes a lot more sense. The set is far more coherent in Chopin's order. For example, every Mazurka leads into the next in some way. The E minor ends on an E, and the B major starts on one. It then finishes on a D#, and the first note of the next one is the enharmonic Eb. 41/3 finishes mid-phrase on a root position tonic chord with a C on top, enharmonically G# with B#, the dominant leading into the C# minor of the next Mazurka. It all makes sense.


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#2200459 - 12/19/13 10:19 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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Let me join those who loved Rupak Bhattacharya's performance of the G sharp minor mazurka from Op 33. Just beautiful.
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#2200482 - 12/19/13 11:38 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: carey]
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[...]As for the #2, the LH is the least of the challenges with this one. I found the RH to be awkward throughout, and the accelerated 15 final measures difficult to play accurately and evenly while holding the sustained notes in the upper voice. Gave me fits !! ha


No excuses, Carey! It was wonderful!

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#2200520 - 12/20/13 03:05 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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Op.33 no 1 performed by Rupak Bhattacharya: I was really carried away by this performance. Wish I were able to do something like this. Professional level!

Op.33 no 2 performed by Carey: This mazurka is one of the first piano pieces I noticed as a kid. It was occasionally played on radio (before the TV age), and I liked it and always thought it was fun listening to it. I also tried to learn it myself ages ago, but gave it up very quickly because I found it very awkward to play. I enjoyed your performance and have an idea about the effort needed to do it the way you do. Quite an achievement for a non-professional player!

Op.33 no 3 performed by Beric: Very pleasing to listen to this small piece. I appreciate the light and optimistic character you gave to it.

Op.33 no 4 played by Tim Adrianson: So many nice contrasts in this piece. You play with rhythmic freedom and fine dynamics. Great performance!

Op.41 no 1 performed by Kreisler: Excellent dynamics. You demonstrate great “musical intelligence” through your playing. Very beautiful sound of your instrument.

Op.41 no 2 performed by Tim Adrianson: This was one of the mazurkas that lasted longest before it was claimed. Obviously because it is both technically and musically difficult. You managed to make music out of it – in fact, very beautiful music. Great job!

Op.41 no 3 performed by dire tonic: Flawless performance! You handle the thirds beautifully and it is clear that you understand this music very well. I enjoyed your playing very much.

Op.41 no 4 performed by Tim Adrianson: What a beautiful piece! At the same time both lyric and dramatic. This is probably going to be one of my favorite mazurkas. It sounds technically difficult, but you did a very good job with it.

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#2200567 - 12/20/13 08:47 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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To dire tonic, who asked for constructive criticism, one big good thing and one thing to work on. Good: You have a very, very nice cantabile sound in your melody. It is very beautiful, the phrases are shaped nicely, and it fits the style of the Mazurka because it is singing and also has some attitude! To work on: Try creating bigger contrasts between different sections. I followed along with the Klindworth edition, and at least in that edition there are numerous markings you don't observe, rf and dolce and dim. and rit. and that sort of thing which would help create more contrast. Even without help from the editor you can always plan contrasts yourself.
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#2200574 - 12/20/13 08:59 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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I enjoyed listening to all of these performances as they were posted (well, as I could sneak in the time), and I finally had a chance to listen again and write some comments. This e-cital is turning out to be a wonderful display of talent, dedication, and genuine music making. Thanks, Poly and Derulux (I know, Mr. Wizard, I know... mostly Poly...) for putting it together! smile

Opus 6
No 1 in F# minor - Sam S
Your attention to details really comes through. I mean, I love the way you shape the dynamics as the piece flows by, and the way the dynamics support the placement of those very important accents! Nicely done!

No 2 in C# minor - Swiss MS
Beautiful presentation! There is something very special about the way your piano brings out the overtones in some of the harmonies, and it gives your rendition that delicious Mazurka flavor. Another very special thing about the sound in this presentation is they way you cajole this big piano with your touch into giving the music a lightness of character. Quite amazing.

No 3 in E major - AZNpiano
What a happy, carefree piece, played with joy and verve! Very, very sweet!!! Lovely playing!

No 4 in Eb minor - Roland the Beagle
What an interesting contrast in mood, following the previous Mazurka! This one rides on the edge of melancholy and pensive, and you surf the crest of that wave well. Nice job with the dipsy doodles, too!

Opus 7
No 1 in Bb major - Polyphonist
I heard, by PM, Poly's take on this one as he deigned to accept my challenge to him. It is a very different interpretation than sandalholme's (below), very intriguing and very well done. Now, I wish he had the moxie to post it for the rest of you to enjoy!

No 1 in Bb major - sandalholme
Excellent from start to finish. Very subtle expression of varying moods, and a beautiful sweep of exquisite rubato!

No 2 in A minor - Brad Hoehne
Very sensitively played, Brad. I sense a depth of feeling in the way that you connect with this piece. Your phrasings and dynamic arcs come forth very naturally from you, and they relate that depth of feeling perfectly.

No 3 in F minor - Cinnamonbear
Hmmm. Not too shabby. And you did this on a Lester spinet, you say? Too bad your tuner couldn't get that final high F to tuck into the stretch. wink Oh, well. You did the best you could with what you had, I suppose...

No 4 in Ab major - Cinnamonbear
Presto, ma non troppo my eye! Well, at least you got the ma non troppo part right. I guess it holds together okay...

No 5 in C major - peterws
Oh! Oh! Oh! What a delightful, comic piece, played with such an open spirit of mischief! LOVED the ending! Awesome, awesome chord! LOVED IT!!! LOL! (I think I've listened to this one about six times, now. Brilliant!)

Opus 17
No 1 in Bb major - jefferyjones
Jeffrey, I love to listen to you dig in. It is obvious that you know and love this piano because of the way you scale your dynamics. Well done! On a personal note, I am sensing a greater degree of freedom in your playing, here, than in some of the first recordings of yours that I listened to in Member Recordings several years ago. I think you have made some significant "leaps of being" after having been somewhat hammered by life for the last two years. This music is very, very high calibre. You have pressed in and pressed on, and it shows.

No 2 in E minor - Dipsy
Such a melancholy, wistful piece. Sadness and nostalgia. It's a good thing you wore the Christmas outfit, because without that welcome distraction, I would have been reduced to a puddle of tears longing for days gone by! Nicely played, Dipsy!

No 3 in Ab major - jeffreyjones
The "organic nature" of the piano you alluded to in one of your posts really comes out in this one! You can really hear that beefy, rich, ringing, singing "old piano" sound! I once heard Trevor Stevenson talk about what kinds of materials to use in harpsichords and fortepianos--buckskins or synthetics?, crow quills or plastics?, and he said, "If it doesn't leap, moo, or squawk, I don't want it in my instrument." I had to listen to this one several times just to drink in the organic richness of craftsmanship that comes from this instrument. Your playing suits it. The connection is clear! Delightful!

No 4 in A minor - Valencia
Heartfelt. So, so touching. This one did bring tears. Rife with meaning, Valencia. Thank you so much for sharing all of that. We work out a lot of things when we're at the keyboard, don't we? My heart goes out to you and your mum.

Opus 24
No 1 in G minor - Musica71
That excellent trill at 2:27! Ha-ha! So, I was wrapped up in the warm blanket of tone and patterns, and enjoying the comforting hug of harmonies, and then that perfect little trill came flying by! Ha-ha! Good one, Judy! All of that was very well done!

No 2 in C major - peterws
I really enjoyed the soundscape you created for this piece! It's so happy! Great job bringing out the character of this one with all of those varied dynamics and touches. This is one I want to learn, now!

No 3 in Ab major - timmytab
Wow, you have a great feel for this Mazurka! All the nuances you bring out. Such patient and kind playing. This is exquisite, timmytab.

No 4 in Bb minor - Derulux
Now, Derulux... You had so innoculated me with low expectations in your wind up to this posting that I am actually somewhat in awe of your playing, now, having listened to the actual performance! Ha-ha! Talk about doing the best with what you have! Your playing is excellent! You play with such authority, grace, and, yes, I'll use the word that I save only for special occasions, sprezzatura! I know you had to fight your keyboard, but guess what? You won!

Opus 30
No 1 in C minor - gutenberg
This is high-order playing, gutenberg! Very, very compelling performance.

No 2 in B minor - JoelW
Not bad for a kid who doesn't read music! So, there are two obvious edits. Big deal! The playing carries the day. I don't know why you were so reticent to post this. crazy Can you tell us something about the piano and the room? It has a very unique sound.

No 3 in Db major - BruceD
Very fluid lines, Bruce! Lovely tempo! Great attention to detail, especially in realizing the dynamics. Your performance is quite nice! It sings and breathes!

No 4 in C# minor - jeffreyjones
Wow, Jeffrey, that is a huge piece! I'm sensing that freedom at the keyboard from you again; and, a solid emotional connection to the music in all of your Mazurka performances. It took me several moments of reflection to put my finger on what I am hearing come from you, now, and it is this: you are not pretending, anymore. This is the real deal, and you mean business! This is top notch stuff, man!

Opus 33
No 1 in G# minor - Rupak Bhattacharya
My goodness, Rupak! I've seen the phrase I'm about to say used by others as it has been (properly) sprinkled amongst other e-cital comments here and there... and, I'm going to use it here on this one: very professional! Not only that, so gentle and intimate. I had to listen to this one several times, because I did not want it to end! Very beautiful!

No 2 in D major - carey
Holy cow! So, that paper you sent me by Jan Gorbaty? This: "The oberek's characteristic accents, fast tempo and its repetitive figurative melody, are easy to recognize - easier than the mazur or the kujawiak. The dancers often increase the tempo to a vertiginous whirl - this type of oberek is called the "mill" or "windmill" - while the melody acquires repeated figurations characteristic of a wave-motion." Clearly evoked in your performance! Terrific!!!

No 3 in C major - Beric
Ah, another Mazurka infused with nostalgia! Gorgeous rubato and arpeggiation, Beric. You really captured the character of this one!

No 4 in B minor - Tim Adrianson
This one truly dances, Tim! Very, very picturesque! Superbly ornamented! Extraordinary performance. Wow. I could listen to this one all day!

Opus 41
No 1 in E minor - Kreisler
Beautifully phrased throughout, K! I see what you did, there... Quite poetic! Very lyrical!

No 2 in B major - Tim Adrianson
For some reason, this one made me laugh out loud. I don't know if it's the key of Bb major or what, but *that* is an *adorable* Mazurka! Must be the tickle attack that got me! Thank you so much for that one, Tim! laugh

No 3 in Ab major - dire tonic
Very fresh and lively, dire tonic! This one evokes woods and streams and fresh air for me, for some reason. Very rural and honest in character, like having friends over for dinner outside on a summer evening when there is still daylight left after the work is done. This was another one I had to give multiple listens, because I didn't want it to end so soon!

No 4 in C# minor - Tim Adrianson
Um, that was prodigious. Rhapsodic. Again, I say, "Picturesque." Your playing is very evocative, Tim. I laughed, I cried, I want to hear it again and again! (Honestly! Very cinematic!!! grin ) Beautifully played!


And now, on to these:
Opus 50
No 1 in G major - SUBMITTED
No 2 in Ab major - SUBMITTED
No 3 in C# minor - SUBMITTED

Opus 56
No 1 in B major - SUBMITTED
No 2 in C major - SUBMITTED
No 3 in C minor - SUBMITTED

Opus 59
No 1 in A minor - SUBMITTED
No 2 in Ab major - SUBMITTED
No 3 in F# minor - SUBMITTED

Opus 63
No 1 in B major - SUBMITTED
No 2 in F minor - SUBMITTED
No 3 in C# minor - SUBMITTED

Opus 67
No 1 in G major - SUBMITTED
No 2 in G minor - SUBMITTED
No 3 in C major - SUBMITTED
No 4 in A minor - SUBMITTED

Opus 68
No 1 in C major - SUBMITTED
No 2 in A minor - SUBMITTED
No 3 in F major - SUBMITTED
No 4 in F minor - SUBMITTED

Posthumous
KK IIa No 2 in G major - [open?]
KK IIa No 3 in Bb major - SUBMITTED
KK IIb No 4 in A minor - SUBMITTED
KK IIb No 5 in A minor - SUBMITTED
KK IVb No 1 in Bb major - SUBMITTED
KK IVb No 2 in D major - SUBMITTED
KK IVb No 3 in C major - SUBMITTED
KK IVb No 4 in Ab major - SUBMITTED

Thank you for all of that beautiful music, people! laugh thumb

--Andy


Edited by Cinnamonbear (12/20/13 10:18 AM)
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#2200616 - 12/20/13 10:57 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Cinnamonbear]
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Originally Posted By: Cinnamonbear
No 2 in B minor - JoelW
Not bad for a kid who doesn't read music! So, there are two obvious edits. Big deal! The playing carries the day. I don't know why you were so reticent to post this. crazy Can you tell us something about the piano and the room? It has a very unique sound.


I can read music. Thanks anyway.

PS: Edits are a wonderful thing.

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#2200629 - 12/20/13 11:33 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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8th installment is ready!

Mazurka in G major, Opus 50 No 1
Performed by SlatterFan
https://app.box.com/s/dpv7habhumubzqit6lk2

Mazurka in Ab major, Opus 50 No 2
Performed by Ganddalf
https://app.box.com/s/7bxtwsogl1hge2eq6pm0

Mazurka in C# minor, Opus 50 No 3
Performed by Damon
https://app.box.com/s/8t7ahuktm4svk2ju13ak

Enjoy! smile
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#2200655 - 12/20/13 12:38 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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The amazing thing about the Opus 50 set is that 1) all recordings (I believe) were done on top notch digitals (thus providing for a consistent recorded sound), and 2) the playing was of such uniformly high quality that it is easy to get the impression that all selections are played by the same pianist !! Amazing work guys - with special kudos to Damon for masterfully pulling off a very challenging piece - perhaps the best performance on the recital thus far (which is saying quite a lot given the outstanding quality of what has come before). BRAVO !!!!!!!


Edited by carey (12/20/13 12:39 PM)
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#2200656 - 12/20/13 12:48 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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This is GREAT...I have never heard this group! Wonderful performances.
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#2200659 - 12/20/13 01:01 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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I'm so overwhelmed with all the spectacular performances of the mazurkas!!! Also, feeling so proud and happy to participate with so many professional and accomplished pianists here! I'm just a amateur beginner, so I don't think I deserve to comment on the performances here. But I must say, I'm enjoying each one of them everyday with immense pleasure! Hats off to all who have shared their wonderful talents and passion through their music! thumb

...and thanks so much to jeffreyjones, FarmGirl, carey, hreichgott, Ganddalf and Andy for all the kind and encouraging words!!! I really appreciate them! But I think you're too kind to me grin blush I didn't put any blurb with my submission (I'm too afraid of Poly laugh ) but any constructive criticism for my submissions will be extremely useful to me, as I don't have any teacher.

Thank you all once again and special thanks to Poly and Derulux for organizing this great e-cital!

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#2200721 - 12/20/13 09:42 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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I so enjoy the Op. 50 as compositions, and these performances were lovely. Ganddalf, yours was so charming, especially the character change at 1:30 or so.
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#2200722 - 12/20/13 09:48 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: carey]
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A second for Damon's 50/3 -- just a stunningly good performance of IMO one of Chopin's most challenging Mazurkas -- the exquisite chromatic build into the finishing climax was just breathtaking in its clarity and intensity.

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#2200726 - 12/20/13 09:59 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Rupak Bhattacharya]
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Rupak, I thought yours was one of the best -- along with Sandalhome, Cinnamonbear, Valencia, and diretonic, they were such exquisite and especially sensitive performances. I agree with you that this has been an extraordinary celebration of the great Chopin's genius.

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#2200742 - 12/20/13 10:43 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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Here's the 9th installment!

Mazurka in B major, Opus 56 No 1
Performed by Morodiene
https://app.box.com/s/5bz6oox8gr7qd4vgpd66

Mazurka in C major , Opus 56 No 2
Performed by carey


Mazurka in C minor, Opus 56 No 3
Performed by carey


Happy listening! smile
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#2200755 - 12/21/13 12:40 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Rupak Bhattacharya]
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Originally Posted By: Rupak Bhattacharya
...and thanks so much to jeffreyjones, FarmGirl, carey, hreichgott, Ganddalf and Andy for all the kind and encouraging words!!! I really appreciate them! But I think you're too kind to me grin blush I didn't put any blurb with my submission (I'm too afraid of Poly laugh ) but any constructive criticism for my submissions will be extremely useful to me, as I don't have any teacher.


You've got a very special gift. There are a million pianists all over the world who could play that Mazurka, but I don't think more than a handful could match the same human touch. It tugged at my heart-strings immediately, because the narrative quality was so special and moving. Luscious tone and great phrasing too. I just hope whatever teacher you get doesn't ruin that!!

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#2200766 - 12/21/13 01:19 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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33 1 Rupak Battercharrya Beautiful faultless performance. I want a piano that plays like that with me sat in front of it . . .fat chance!

33 2 Carey Another pro performance here. Sounds like it anyway; I never spotted this lively gem or I`d`ve grabbed it for sure! And what an ending. Super listen at 6am . . . .

33 3 Beric There`s no "Tweed" in this playing . . .you know your stuff and it shows. If it wasn`t for Youtube, I wouldn`t know how fast to play these pieces. What`s the Italian for "Laid Back" . . ?

Only 3? Oh well. Time for tea!


Edited by peterws (12/21/13 01:20 AM)
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#2200810 - 12/21/13 04:17 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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Op. 56: Morodiene and Carey, you two did a marvelous job! I especially liked your sense of rubato and phrasing.
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#2200829 - 12/21/13 04:50 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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I'm leaving now for a drive across half of Norway under nasty weather conditions. Hopefylly I'll be able to continue commenting tomorrow afternoon.

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#2200833 - 12/21/13 04:53 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Ganddalf]
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Safe travels, Ganddalf! thumb
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#2200900 - 12/21/13 09:41 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: carey]
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Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Originally Posted By: carey
The amazing thing about the Opus 50 set is that 1) all recordings (I believe) were done on top notch digitals (thus providing for a consistent recorded sound), and 2) the playing was of such uniformly high quality that it is easy to get the impression that all selections are played by the same pianist !! Amazing work guys - with special kudos to Damon for masterfully pulling off a very challenging piece - perhaps the best performance on the recital thus far (which is saying quite a lot given the outstanding quality of what has come before). BRAVO !!!!!!!


+1. These are seriously excellent performances.
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Solo - Rachmaninoff Elegie Op 3 #1, Schumann Op 12 Warum, Grillen and a few short pieces by various composers
Collaboration - Concerto in C for Oboe and orchestra attributed to Haydn edited by Evelyn Rosewell and some duets


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#2200902 - 12/21/13 09:43 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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I wish I had the time to really announce how I feel about each performance, but I don't. Also, um, a brace of pages per minute is a tad much by anyone's standards, I feel smile This will be *very* brief, just to restate... frown Sam S: I found the understatedness quite charming. It felt quite as though witnessing the slight sadness that hides under a veil in a barfly's cheerful demeanour, knowing the cold shall be their only company when their friends have left for home...SwissMS: um, more as of a cat flitting through its worries as it walks along a fencetop...I liked the, I think, G sharps that so softly interrupted a prancing joy...um...it's calm and appreciative of the gravitas it entails; not overstated. AZNpiano: obviously, very professional, very neat, those trills after, I believe, thirds? *Very* impressive...um...much more of a marchman's resolve detected in this...simple faith smile Um...Roland: it struck me like a music box from a long ago place being rotated by some slightly melancholic grinder...it ends as though it could go on, but the grinder rather could not. Again, not overstated, very...nice. A charm, again smile Sandalholme: a neat and even form of unevenness; I liked the dynamic shifts and that staccato before the resubmission of the main theme...um..like a sparrow flitting about, just briefly peeking its head in and out of an overgrown grotto...not threatening, but certainly not safe laugh Brad Hoene: like a leaf travelling down a stream, seeing many things, often feeling damp and completely out of control of its own fate...but still, what an adventure! laugh Cinammonbear I: um...again, I got quite a militant feel...the left hand over those repeated right hand chords felt quite telling of the turmolt experienced but not brought up, the right hand focused sections being a grim adherence to duty, rather than resolve...a certain bittersweetness with the emphasis lacking on the sweet...very nicely kept in check laugh II: obviously demonstrative of your pure technical capability. It felt like a masque ^_^ peterws I: again, I see a remarkable degree of technical proficiency being displayed. Of all the pieces thus far, I "get" this one the least, I must admit, but that's as much due to Chopin as you...um...it's a bit ice-cream vendoury but, like I say, I can't get a grip on it...it's good, but perhaps just too cheery for me grin jeffreyjones I: corsetted and rustically bardot'd women talking together and with dinner suited men, a slight tone of disconcerting subtext, but no further than subtext as they enjoy lawn games under gazebos and parasols, with sandwiches of course. Um...again, it seemed very technically secure...indeed, thusfar I'd say I hadn't sensed a rushed performance... blush *cough* dipsy...glad to see someone dress to match their piece grin I got a feeling of a person perhaps wracked with some insecurity over a decision, walking by waterways and under bridges, trying to take their mind off it, or at least reach a conclusion...um...a very honest feel to the performance...what that means I'll leave for you to decide grin jeffreyjones II: I kind of got the impression of a spasticated toy; springs sending it spinning in one direction then another, twirling quickly and elegantly, always as though it feels a smile upon it, even if it's careening about the floorboards...um...it's kind of cute ^_^ Very well done, in my humble opinion. Valencia: a beautiful piece and very sensitively played...um, I see a bud of some flower, just on the verge of blooming but...kind of afraid to, be it for the slight drizzle or insecurity at the many flowers nearby it couldn't be said...but there it lingers, witnessing the encouragement of its peers, bloom and all will be fine they say...but, um, still...it drizzles....those worries...and then it is too late to bloom frown My thoughts for your mum, whatever good they may do. musica71: I begin to get the sense of a ball once more, plenty of pleased couples...but one dancing as though looking for another who's not to be found. Very simply and without adornment, no weeping into tempests but...a melancholy that ever tempers the enjoyment of a sweet event. peterws II: *much* clearer to me, the feelings and thoughts laugh Um...a slightly more chivalrous and carefree gaity lies about than in the rest of these mazurkas so far...like, "sure, there'll be a few bumps in the road, but what stories they'll become!" grin Of course, your technical...ness, is quite commendable. timmyab: it was like falling from sweet smelling orchard into a pit of lavender and heather...just so roundly nice, not happy...nice. It felt really natural not for the sake of being natural but by virtue of being natural....I *really* liked it ^_^ Um....Derulux: for one who criticises themselves so much, you sure fail to bring what you promise; I wanted fluffed notes (indeed, everyone could do with a few more of those, just as a by the by....far too polished by half wink ), a stumble, a hesitantly muttered profanity just before restarting a bar for the sixth time...but no, instead there's just this overarching milieu of a ruler trying to enjoy a performance some subjects have brought before them...benevolent, surely, but in the unfortunate position of knowing it can't last...so their enjoyment becomes tainted with these spiralling little concerns...it really is so sweet of them to do this, though, but....*sigh* laugh gutenberg: um, kind of...people rebuilding a razed barn...with the slightly despairing pall that brings, though that's not to say one cannot share a laugh whilst doing so. Very clear and neat smile JoelW: how dare you submit this monstrosity? You shall surely be thrown from the battlements of decency to squirm on the impaling spikes of your own misadventure....what could *possibly* have made you think it within the confines of acceptability to submit...this? Um, of course, it's very clearly driven, no fussing about and the difference in the dynamics is quite notable...like someone trying to pass a sweet sentiment but being misheard, becoming agitated as they have to repeat their saccharine sayings....*again* laugh bruceD: could not begin to say why, but I gathered the impression of an orange falling from a Venician's market stall, rolling down some hill and narrowly avoiding some splashy fate. I'd describe your playing as very open...um...you don't emphasise that you shouldn't need to; by not dramatising you let it unfold itself...and very nicely so smile jeffreyjones III: much more the out and out tragedy here...a looking up from the hands to pacing the room, looking out the window to some slightly blurry exchange before, once again, collapsing into the concern that engulfs all...um....a very nice and thick texture...I enjoyed it, that much is for sure grin Rupak Bhattacharya: it took me a couple of listens to realise that this is the same piece that I sometimes play; a different interpretation to mine for sure! ^_^ Neat, composed, thoroughly carried...um...it felt like someone who's day is filled with distraction, pleasant distraction...either side sandwiched by a wanting loneliness. *Very* nice laugh carey I: pirouetting umbrellas, don't ask me why, swivelling on their handles and alternately shielding and being shielded with their extended...what's the top bit of an umbrella called? laugh As with all of your performances, carey, um, you seem quite in control...the notes all seem to slip into place without an effort...it's really rather annoying wink Quite a brilliant touch....Beric: this felt full of good warmth; perhaps like Jeeves. Not a romantic love or a hopeful stay, but an air of loyalty and perseverance...um...kind of like a well-natured fireplace; you know, the sort that doesn't suddenly spit embers at you.. laugh Tim Adrianson I: I really like the brevity of the phrases at the beginning...um...it doesn't feel quick, it feels brief...not that that makes *too* much sense smile There's a feel of stakes rising...something in the balance and all the while the result still quite undecided, the tension giving way to an appreciation of the nature of the indecision of the...whatever laugh But still that slight anxiety...a laugh just that bit forced, the smile too firm and wide...and we peel ourselves away to discover our fortune...will await another day! Kreisler: definitely the cantabile tones of some wailing woman by the side of a prosperous bank...always slightly audible, even amongst the bustle of presses and people...um...I liked, quite some amount, how distinctive the sections were, yet you managed to carry through the qualities of the former... smile Tim Adrianson II: it felt like the start of some race or adventure....like Phineas Fogg just ascending into the clouds with only the slightest thought for the tribulations to come...as with a lot of these Mazurkas, I'm surprised at the confidence with which you seem to plow into it. dire tonic: it was like a drawing room, with billiards and valets...sometimes earnest sorrows might make there way there but, for the most part, it's simply content to be as it will...um...I'm afraid I'm not quite in a position to offer you criticism; I thought your playing wasn't lacking in any immediately obvious way and found your intonation very inviting. Tim Adrianson III: always flecks of insecurity found floating in a solution generally so warm but bubbly, winding down then winding up...a socialite with concerns of falling out of favour, trying to conceal such discontentment from his fellow...um...I don't know laugh As per your others, very robust, not much messing around....um...carried quite smoothly through all the sections, I feel. SlatterFan: shocked Hit in the face with a shovel right from the start laugh A confluence of a duo searching for some treasure or another and the mole-people...when they depart, one says to the other "well that was odd!" Um...it's really strong, really confident...I especially liked the time given to the pauses; it served the effect well. Ganddalf: A squirrel meandering about, looking for acorns, burying acorns...all to do with acorns laugh Um...I liked the rubato a lot...especially the vast tempo fluctuations in the first section. Damon *So* thin! So much nobility and bravery too...a whole host of different tastes scattered throughout the piece; it's quite unsettled and doesn't like hanging about smile Spiders, a knight, those spiders waltzing about above a portcullis, through which enter a host of variably incapacitated denizens wander..um...I *really* liked it. I mean, it just has so many different sections, each of which you gave their own world...very enjoyable, suffice to say ^_^ Morodiene: down a stream for something....not a fish, maybe a hat? It certainly maintained an air of movement throughout...the sound of the page turning made me laugh grin There feels to be valiance and honour just hiding behind a purely grand old time. You hold quite a firm vision throughout and it's clear you've thought to the end before deciding on a beginning smile carey II: it felt almost as though a villain had infiltrated a masquerade and was circling through the guests, but overall that things just got on; nothing dramatic has to occur laugh Um...as with before, your...I don't know, punctuality? The decisive and sure footedness of your playing is quite impressive. carey III: in the quiet between storms, so far away and with but memories as a source of warmth in a war where joviality is a valuable commodity. Ever true to the hope of leaving such a place, but ever the feeling that it can't happen...um...a much more delicate piece than your previous two submissions...it made me feel a lot smile thank you all for the submissions; it's good to remember that even with our varying levels of professionalism we all seem to have a voice worth hearing. I eagerly anticipate *most* of the rest of the recital wink
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#2200905 - 12/21/13 09:47 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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Op 56

Morodiene and Carey, wonderful performances. I cannot believe how you too put together such professional level performances in short amount of time. Totally enjoyed it.
Thank you.
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Solo - Rachmaninoff Elegie Op 3 #1, Schumann Op 12 Warum, Grillen and a few short pieces by various composers
Collaboration - Concerto in C for Oboe and orchestra attributed to Haydn edited by Evelyn Rosewell and some duets


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#2200934 - 12/21/13 11:09 AM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: FSO]
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You definitely get the "Comment of the year" for this . . pure theatre. Must`ve took ages. Very colourful. I`ll just have to read it in more detail!!!!
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#2200962 - 12/21/13 12:16 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: FarmGirl]
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+1 on the OP 56 performances. OP 56 is one set that I confess I've totally overlooked -- these performances served to remind me that, like all mature Chopin, these three mazurkas are just loaded with passion and subtle, complex musical development. They definitely merit repeated hearings!

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#2200969 - 12/21/13 12:35 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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I was eagerly anticipating the Op 56 set and I was not disappointed. Op 56 No 3, is one of the "great" Mazurkas, full of majesty but with touches of nostalgia and lyricism. Carey did not disappoint, did he? It was all there. Thank you.

The other two performances were of equal calibre, so my thanks to both of you, Morodiene and Carey.

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#2200981 - 12/21/13 01:06 PM Re: Chopin Mazurkas - 2013 Recital! [Re: Polyphonist]
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I am always stunned in these recitals by the quality of the perfomances. I've not commented individually this recital. But, if I did, I would run out of superlatives. It's not just getting the notes right. These performances are full of passion. All played very musically. Really well done. And eye opening too as I've not ever heard quite a few of these. So thanks to all the contributors. Listening is a joy!!
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