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#502985 - 07/24/08 04:12 PM New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
ecm Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Republic of Macedonia
Hi all.

It's been a while since my last post.
I was attending a seminar, and performed 2 concerts.
I just returned from the trip, and here I am with new videos.
I hope you will enjoy them, please share your opinions with me.
Thanks.

Prokofiev - Sonata no.6 4th mvt.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdJmcPdoE8

Schumann - 3 pieces from Fantasiestucke op.12:
Des Abends - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mRCJB-N20M

Warum - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPbIpr7lfjw

Aufschwung - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0bMmTiHqU4

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#502986 - 07/24/08 04:38 PM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
argerichfan Offline
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Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8926
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
 Quote:
Originally posted by ecm:
Prokofiev - Sonata no.6 4th mvt.
If it is possible for a piece of music to -at once- possess a terrifying intensity, yet sublime beauty, then here it is. For some reason this mov't has always affected me very profoundly, I always feel a mite bit out of breath and glassy eyed at the close.

Dino, magnificent job. Your tempo was exactly how I've always envisioned it, and the rhythmic thrust (especially when the first mov't theme is quoted) was spot on.

I'll watch the other videos very soon...
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Jason

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#502987 - 07/25/08 06:17 AM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
ecm Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Republic of Macedonia
Thanks Jason.

I'm looking forward for your comments.

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#502988 - 07/25/08 11:14 AM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
Cherub Rocker Offline
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Registered: 02/11/06
Posts: 475
Loc: North Carolina, USA
Great job Dino. That 4th movement of the Prokofiev 6th Sonata is very special to me as well and your playing of it was excellent. Keep up the good work.
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Schubert: Impromptus Op. 90, Nos. 2 and 4
Chopin: Etudes Op. 25, Nos. 10-12
Scriabin: Sonata No. 2

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#502989 - 07/25/08 11:47 AM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
sotto voce Offline
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Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Dino, I hesitate to offer this comment on Aufschwung because I never learned more than the first few measures, and you play it with more skill than I could hope to.

Strictly in the sense of "for what it's worth," then, it felt somewhat heavy to me. This is perhaps my favorite piece from Op. 12, and my own personal concept of it has always been rhapsodic and rapturous. The title, "Soaring," suggests lightness, and I honestly feel that it would benefit from a lighter touch and tone (and perhaps greater dynamic contrasts) overall.

Thanks for sharing the links to your videos. They were enjoyable and commendable.

Steven
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"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

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#502990 - 07/25/08 04:56 PM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
ecm Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Republic of Macedonia
Thank you for your comments!

sotto voce, you have an interesting suggestion!
I agree about the greater dynamic contrasts which in my performance are not expressed enough.
I see it more as a dramatic piece, considering all of the three I performed at the concert.

As you notice, I performed the pieces in the following order: Des Abends, Warum? and Aufschwung.
I needed a big ending, therefore I changed my concept of Aufschwung slightly to fit the complete picture. \:\)

Still, thanks for your comments I will consider them next time I perform these wonderful pieces. \:\)

All the best,

Dino.

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#502991 - 07/29/08 12:32 PM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
ecm Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 1276
Loc: Republic of Macedonia
Please, more comments?

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#502992 - 07/29/08 01:05 PM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
CherryCoke Offline
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Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 531
I only had time to listen to the Prokofiev so far, but: Bravo!

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#502993 - 07/29/08 01:46 PM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
May10April Offline
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Registered: 06/01/08
Posts: 92
Loc: Ohio
Loved your Aufschwung performance. I used to be able to play that piece. By "used to" I mean I could play the notes at a tad bit slower tempo than what you're supposed to and my performance was a bit choppy and lacked feeling.

Enjoyed watching you play!

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#502994 - 07/29/08 01:57 PM Re: New Videos: Prokofiev 6th sonata and Schumann fantasiestucke
wdot Offline
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Registered: 12/28/07
Posts: 728
Loc: South Carolina, USA
Prokofiev = WOW.

That really was exceptionally well-done.

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