Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann

Posted by: op30no3

Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/25/11 11:47 PM

Here is the first half of the recital that I gave recently. I didn't post it with the other half because I thought these were weaker on the whole. But I figure it's always good to have outside input anyway, so here they are:

Ligeti: Etude No. 2: Cordes a vide
http://www.box.net/shared/cvh1fzo2m9

Ligeti: Etude No. 6: Automne a Varsovie
http://www.box.net/shared/9ry0yirpua

Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K. 511
http://www.box.net/shared/e1oau3a5en

Schumann: Kreisleriana
http://www.box.net/shared/ifkxdn78cp
http://www.box.net/shared/eljjfq2af1
http://www.box.net/shared/x0mj5306nu
http://www.box.net/shared/xp1i58lqhz
http://www.box.net/shared/1f9jceof2t
http://www.box.net/shared/p1csyao7yb
http://www.box.net/shared/h2t3tym9un
http://www.box.net/shared/jtn34tb189
Posted by: Carey

Re: Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/26/11 01:41 PM

Thus far, I've listened to the first six selections from the Schumann. You play BEAUTIFULLY !!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm assuming that you are a graduate piano major at Eastman - correct???
Posted by: Carey

Re: Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/26/11 05:06 PM

Folks - this is definitely worth listening to !!! thumb
Posted by: op30no3

Re: Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/26/11 08:19 PM

Thanks, Carey! I'm a senior at Eastman and a week away from graduating--scary!
Posted by: Carey

Re: Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/26/11 08:21 PM

Originally Posted By: op30no3
Thanks, Carey! I'm a senior at Eastman and a week away from graduating--scary!


So what are your plans for next year???? smile
Posted by: op30no3

Re: Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/26/11 09:26 PM

Originally Posted By: carey
Originally Posted By: op30no3
Thanks, Carey! I'm a senior at Eastman and a week away from graduating--scary!


So what are your plans for next year???? smile


The plan is to take a year off to practice for grad school auditions and generally improve myself. I figure I could use the year to see if I can get some lessons with teachers and figure out where I want to apply. The immediate problem, of course, is finding a job... cry
Posted by: Cinnamonbear

Re: Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/27/11 12:17 AM

I've been looking forward to taking time to listen to this ever since I saw your posting go up! I have just finished the Ligeti and am part-way through the Mozart and I am enjoying your performance of the first half of your recital as much as I enjoyed the second half, time warp notwithstanding! smile

"Weaker on the whole"? Nope. Don't thinnnk so. Sometimes, you get so close to the music you know, and the way you have it plotted inside yourself for the way you want it to come out, that you cannot adequately judge the performance.

Your playing is gorgeous and exciting and engaging and definitely worth listening to! You are a WONDERFUL pianist! If I knew you were coming anywhere near my town to play a concert, I would DEFINITELY come to hear you play!!!

Thank you so much for posting these selections!

--Andy

P.S. Does this mean we have to wait at least two years before we get to hear more? frown
Posted by: Cinnamonbear

Re: Ligeti, Mozart and Schumann - 04/27/11 01:53 AM

Just wanted to say, I finished listening to all of the selections. Kreisleriana No. 6 was absolutely, ponderously beautiful.

Thanks, again, for sharing these.