Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
85 registered (Batuhan, 36251, Andre campana, bennevis, 22 invisible), 846 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#558259 - 11/14/07 11:46 PM My Recording of a Prelude and Fugue
computerpro3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 375
Loc: Connecticut/Cincinnati
Well I figure it's time to share something with you guys after everything I've gotten out of this forum.

I am working on the first prelude and fugue from the second book of the WTC, and I was just so astounded by it that I had to share it!

This is by NO MEANS DONE. I've had the prelude for a week and a half and I started the fugue exactly a week ago. I made a bunch of mistakes (they should be painfully obvious) but I hope the spirit of this absolutely incredible peice shines through and that at least someone will get some enjoyment out of it. Isn't that what it's about after all?

I still don't understand how someone can write something like this...it's almost a religious experience trying to convey the meaning of the peice. Just absolutely incredible. Shut your eyes and listen - how did he do that?

I can't wait until I can do it justice.

Here it is:

http://www.box.net/shared/ad15rhvra5

Edit: Just because it's not done, don't be afraid to comment/criticize!

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#558260 - 11/14/07 11:50 PM Re: My Recording of a Prelude and Fugue
pianojerome Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
_________________________
Sam

Top
#558261 - 11/14/07 11:55 PM Re: My Recording of a Prelude and Fugue
computerpro3 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 375
Loc: Connecticut/Cincinnati
Lstening to it again I really need to seperate the top two voices more in the right hand in the second system of the first page in the fugue. I did a better job of it the second time that material appeared.

And then there's the the fact that my tempo reminds me of a yo-yo! \:D

Top
#558262 - 11/15/07 02:15 PM Re: My Recording of a Prelude and Fugue
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 12677
Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
The Prelude starts out with a very nice tone and energy, but when you descrescendo, it also loses the vitality and slows down a bit too, which probably adds to the feeling of losing the energy. I do like the give and take in your tempo, which shows you are sensitive to the phrases.

For the Fugue, I think you do a great job of bringing out the subject. Maybe pull back a bit in the other voices so that they don't have to compete as much. But overall, you're doing a fine job on this!
_________________________
private piano/voice teacher FT



Top
#558263 - 11/15/07 03:26 PM Re: My Recording of a Prelude and Fugue
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18742
Loc: Victoria, BC
While recording is one of the best teaching tools to highlight ones difficulties and point out inconsistencies in ones playing, would you not do yourself better justice if you waited until you had the piece up to a level that you are really satisified with? That way you could make the piece shine through your own strengths rather than wondering whether it will "shine through" your "bunch of mistakes."

This comment is not meant to belittle what you already have accomplished but I would rather wait to hear what you can do with this when you feel you have it well in your fingers and in your mind.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
Trade Regrets - Gary Burgett
A tribute to Gary Burgett 1950-2015 one of the founders of PianoDisc and Mason & Hamlin. RIP Gary
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
J. P. Schiedmayer, G 314
by Man
Today at 01:41 AM
First day at piano camp
by TwoSnowflakes
Today at 12:07 AM
New GEAR alert!
by Jay Roland
Yesterday at 10:00 PM
John Thompson's Modern Course
by TheGift
Yesterday at 06:32 PM
Few questions from a beginner.
by praisethesun
Yesterday at 05:00 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,367 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,236 Topics
2,409,058 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission