01. Mark... - Prelude in D minor[/b]
You're developing a precise touch and played this evenly befitting Classical motifs. Every one of your performances exceeds the previous, and this is no exception.
02. Mateusz 'Mati' Papiernik - Sonata No. 14 'Moonlight' in C# minor, Op. 27 No. 2: Adagio Sostenuto[/b] (to do)
The haunting but much beloved strains of the Moonlight 1st Movement... Here we have a very musically mature performance. I didn't hear the slips, though we all get them. Part of pianistical development is the ability to "cover" them and continue, which you obviously accomplished here. Impressive, my friend.
03. Monica K. - Nuvole Bianche[/b]
White clouds, yet without the aid of a jet. Magical playing, Monica, as clean as ever.
04. Lisztener - Whistling Away the Dark[/b]
I was quite taken with the YouTube slideshow presentation of this hanting piece. If you'll indulge me: creaking floorboards, golden memories of long-lost grandeur, dusty tapestries, cobweb-enshrouded chandeliers, broken dreams. Miss Havisham's house from Dicken's Great Expectations
. Your gift for grabbing the listener and taking him/her to another world is remarkable.
05. LisztAddict - Prelude Op 28 No 13[/b]
A flawless performance of this lovely, longing piece.
06. Laura D - Tarantella[/b]
Fast flying fingers in both hands, tedious fingerwork; tough spots notwithstanding, impressive. I appreciate you pushing yourself and the countless hours of hard work required for something like this.
07. Mr Super-hunky - Imaginations[/b]
Mr. S-H, I'm usually skeptical when I see original composition as the source. This is a huge exception. You did not wander aimlessly, but grabbed the listener with a theme which you then developed. You did not bore the listener with repetiveness but continued the development throughout. You have demonstrated a rare gift.
08. Riddler (Ed) - I Remember Clifford[/b]
Sweet and sentimental jazz number, tastefully played. You should be playing in a night club!
09. John Frank - Etude, Op.10, No.3 (Theme)[/b]
Ah yes, the sweetest of melodies. Even the simplified version sounds tough. Remain diligent and someday the urge to tackle the URTEXT version will overcome you. Nice job, and keep it up!
10. True Beginner - Les Fleurs Sauvages ( Wild Flowers )[/b]
Hey, not bad for six months playing! The octave double-strikes sounded like a fairly respectable technical hurdle, which you pulled out well!
11. laValse - Prelude Op 40 #3[/b]
Very much like Chopin's Op. 28 No. 4 in a miniature package. Sad, pining, morosity well-captured. Good work on this!
12. Peyton - A House at the End of the World[/b]
13. Ted Stanion - La fille aux cheveux de lin[/b]
Hope you enjoyed your stay on Orcas - that's a stone's throw from here. Musically your performance sounded quite good, no obvious technical problems, with sweet lyricism.
14. b528nf7 - Bill Moore - Piano Bar Theme[/b]
15. Schubertian - J S Bach - Prelude & Fugue #15 in G Major; WTC II[/b]
Even tempo, crisp notes show good finger independence, this sounded very Bach-like, nice work. Liked the runs near the end.
16. Jinbo - Moment Musicaux No. 3 in F Minor[/b]
I must confess I had some difficulty hearing your piano on account of some distortion. On the music itself, the dance-like rhyhtm and the dynamics sounded well-executed.
17. dannylux/Mel - Kalinnikov Moderato in e flat minor[/b]
Your desire to expose work of lesser-known composers is appreciated. The thread of Russian passion, deeply moving and melancholic in this case, can be heard clearly running through your excellent, pro-quality rendition of this Kalinnikov piece.
18. bluekeys - Mariage D'amour[/b]
It's okay to dig super romantic crap sometimes. I do hope, however, that in the future you will be in a position to pursue your own musical interests. In time, my friend. You played this well and handled the double notes and octaves with ease.
19. Casyopea - Prelude in C Major BWV 846 (from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)[/b]
A childhood favorite, thank you. Only eight months playing?
20. rustyfingers - Root Beer Rag[/b]
Wow, some fancy rhythms going on there! You'd get one rousing round of applause if you pulled that out in a dance or lodge hall.
21. Euan Morrison - Piano Ballet[/b]
Relaxing ebbing and flowing dynamics against an intricate rhythm. Good touch!
22. DragonPianoPlayer - The Mechanical Doll[/b]
Regimented, mechanical to a "T" as per the intent, and well-executed dynamics. Nice choice, and well played!
23. Euphonatrix - Sonatina in F, WoO, Anh. 5, No. 2[/b] (to do)
A whole Sonatina, both movements! Skillfully executed with sharp precision. You captured the playful and melancholic sides of Beethoven. BTW I enjoy the sound of your upright.
24. AdagioM (Michele) - Adagio from Sonata No. 48, Hob. XVI/35[/b]
Your playing is always so precise!
25. mlr1899 - Sensation[/b]
Happy rag, nicely done!
26. Gary001 - Theme in F Major[/b]
Making progress Gary!
27. rocky - Evacuee[/b]
It was hard to place the genre, or fit the title to the mood, but I enjoyed your playing of it.
28. Serge88 - The Long And Winding Road[/b]
Well-played instrumental of this Lennon classic!
29. angelojf - "Here Comes the Sun"[/b]
Happy playing! The recording added a certain element of charm to it.
30. kawaigirl1 - Leo[/b]
Wow, you nailed those delicate ornaments! Played with expression.
31. Orez Eno - Two Timing, Op.134 No.6[/b]
Nice little Beethovenesque dance piece. Perfect Carousel music for pipe organ, well done.
32. Undone (Jim) - Night Song[/b]
Very impressive for 7.5 months. This piece is indeed Nocturne-like, like a night watch over a port, contained within the parentheses of dusk and dawn. Evocative little piece, fabulous work.
33. AnthonyB - I due fiumi[/b]
Einaudi - hard to place a definitive mood on his music. You played it expressively and well.
34. Strat - Wind Crest (from Final Fantasy X-2)[/b]
Chilly, sterile, view expanded outward. You succeeded in painting a picture here with your playing!
35. jotur - Cathy Turner - (This is Not Your Mother's) Black and White Rag[/b]
Cathy, I always look forward to your rags! Nice one, love your skill with these!
36. Eighty8 - Letter From Home[/b]
A contemporary piece I actually know! Well played, nice work!
37. epf - Music of the Night[/b]
38. Copper - Stardust[/b]
Don't forget Cal Tjader ;-)
39. Pevawi / Peter - Für Elise[/b]
Für Elise - a hard piece, contrary to popular consensus! A respectable performance.
41. Fillanzea (Emily) - Sunburst Waltz[/b]
A little burst of sunshine put to music...
42. RobM - Suteki Da Ne[/b] (to do)
Quite right about the challenges of 2 against 3 and 3 against 4 (and so forth). Not familiar enough with the genre to comment in detail, except to say I found it quite, quite enjoyable and comparable to Debussy. Esp. liked the ending.
43. tekkie - Opus #18[/b]
44. PianoN00b (Yang) - Midnight Rhapsody[/b] (to do)
45. joangolfing - Hymn to Joy[/b] (to do)
46. Paul Cast - Sonatina Op.36 No.1 Allegro, Andente, Vivace[/b] (to do)
47. mahlzeit - Diminished[/b] (to do)
48. Seaside_Lee - How Deep Is Your Love[/b] (to do)
49. TX-Dennis (Dennis Turner) - In The Still of the Night[/b] (to do)
50. Piano*Dad - La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin[/b] (to do)
51. GregF - Pastorale Op.100, No. 3[/b] (to do)
You have a tender touch, and executed this sweet little piece well. Yes, the dynamics came through. Keep up the effort - musicality is what separates the good from the great, and you have potential.
52. Mistaya (Caroline) - Notturno op.54 no.4[/b]
Caroline, I sure do appreciate your elegant taste in music - and your elegant playing! You handled the Fauré-esque syncopation with ease and grace.
53. IPIBAHN (Sandy) - Jazz Hymn[/b]
Sandy, I am sorry about the loss of your canine friend
I felt some deep feeling in your playing of Jazz Hymn. One of the things a musician tries to do is communicate his or her feelings through music, and you accomplished this.
54. DeepElem (aka Buck) - Cinema Paradiso[/b]
Played with depth and feeling. I, too, like the feel of this Jazz piece. You're good.
55. Greywullf - No. 3 Canzone Amorosa[/b] The Chickering sounds fantastic, and so does your playing of this wonderful turn-of-the-century music. There's some irony there, in fact, in that the instrument on which you play is similar to the instruments Nevin would have had in his day.
56. Jeff (Opus45) - Barcarolle (June, from the Seasons)[/b] Stay the course, and the polishing will come. You seem to have all the components there, the dynamics, the rhythm, and most importantly, the memorization of the notes. Don't ever let anyone berate you for tackling material beyond your technical abilities; that's an excellent way to learn, but is the path of the few. BTW your recording sounded pretty good to my ears.
57. polostrings - Waiting for Arrival[/b]
Nice comp, polostrings! Liked the dissonant chords. Keep up the good work!
58. Kawai, Hi - Raindrop Prelude[/b] Even simplified Chopin is tough, and demands a strong command of musical vocabulary, and you gave a respectable performance here. (Hope you will indulge your interest some day and tackle the real thing when you feel ready, and record it for us!)
59. Mike White - Scherzino Mexicano[/b] Always enjoy your playing, Mike, and this was no exception. Ponce is difficult for me to place in my mental music bin - is it Romantic, or is it the Missouri Waltz? He's an underplayed composer, very pleasing to the ear, and his works deserve greater exposure.
60. Rosanna - Shanghai Tan[/b] Ah, Rosanna, Rosanna :-) What wonderful playing, Asian melody, fast accompaniment with the LH, clean, beautiful! Yes, I could see that in a soap-opera context, and see the passion and intrigue in the piece, which you drew out well.
61. ddh - Daniel - Londonderry Air[/b]
Rueful Irish melancholy captured in tune. Nothing brash, well-executed.
62. YD (Yuri) - Mozart, Sonata K545, Andante[/b] (to do)
Played like a pro - texturing, dynamics, expression. This second movement of K545 is, much like the second movement of the Moonlight, obscured by the first and seldom played. Good choice!
63. Manndrew - Crazy[/b]
Ooh, nice Jazzy feel, complete with walking bass. Rhythmwise it sounds like there is a slap bass here with steady bass rhythm, but that's all piano! Very enjoyable.
64. Ozor Mox - Waltz in D flat major (Petit Chien/Minute Waltz)[/b]
Difficult piece, good tempo, I could see the dog chasing his tail! (It's said that was the inspiration for 64/2.) Nice work tackling this sweet little beastie, very nice recording.
65. Hisalone (Joel) - Hungarian Dance No. 5[/b]
Ha! I loved the expression you put into this! You captured the Eastern European feel, and offered excellent textural contrast (legato / staccato). I have an affinity for your playing style. Keep it up!
66. EJR - Everyday[/b]
Hard to comment on genres outside of my sphere of familiarity. This was smooth and relaxing, but at the same time tense and ominous, with a feeling much like that of Beethoven Moonlight 1st Mvt. Liked the way you built up the tension.
67. Ovaltine - Nocturne #2, Op.9 No.2[/b] Your Chopin nocturne came out better than mine. Good work here. Smooth runs, played with expression, grace, and feeling. Tasteful performance of one of the classiest and most famous pieces in the Romantic repertoire.
68. Signal - Leave on the Siene[/b]
Smooth, floating cadences. Beautiful.
69. karaeloko - Träumerei[/b] (to do)
Did not notice the poor sound quality of which you opined, sounded quite good to my ear. Your playing overcame any technological difficulties you may have had. Well played Schumann.