Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue

Posted by: BachMach2

Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/07/12 07:52 AM

I didn't really want to present this yet, but I somewhat boxed myself into a corner with comments on another thread.

This is a very difficult movement to record error free. The score is so complex it needs to be virtually committed to memory before it is performed. Those who listen to my performaces are already aware of the substandard recording conditions/quality. The performance has no glaring problems but could be tightened in places. It is somewhere in the mid-range on speed (i.e. 15-20 minutes). As much thought has gone into presenting the music of Beethoven as the devilish detail of the score. I hope all listeners will find something they can draw from it. Another presentation with all other movements will come at a later date.

https://www.box.com/s/puh191x03trufbh4qyyz
Posted by: Krummholz

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/08/12 11:16 AM

This sure doesn't sound like light, fluffy eggs to me, though it does sound like a bit of a yolk.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/08/12 02:02 PM

Titanic performance!!
Posted by: Piano*Dad

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/08/12 09:34 PM

You mean he hit an .... iceberg??
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/08/12 10:17 PM

No, I don't think, just that it's a spectacular catastrophe. ha
Posted by: ScriabinAddict

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/08/12 11:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Krummholz
This sure doesn't sound like light, fluffy eggs to me


Broken Eggs wink
Posted by: Beethoven747-400

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/09/12 08:14 AM

wow....you're good
Posted by: BruceD

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/09/12 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Beethoven747-400
wow....you're good


Good at ... what?
Posted by: Kreisler

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/09/12 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: BachMach2
The score is so complex it needs to be virtually committed to memory before it is performed.


I think all pieces should be virtually committed to memory before being performed, regardless of complexity.
Posted by: Mark_C

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/09/12 06:13 PM

Looks like you're almost taking the guy seriously....
Posted by: carey

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/09/12 07:56 PM

"A mind is a terrible thing to waste...."
Posted by: Damon

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/09/12 08:51 PM

To be clear, your version sounds nothing like Tchaikovsky, but it should be Tchaikovsky-esque if it is played correctly!

Your version sounds like buttery waffles!
Posted by: wr

Re: Beethoven Hammerklavier fugue - 10/10/12 04:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Damon

Your version sounds like buttery waffles!


I thought sounded more like a ragoƻt d'opossum, as I imagined listening to it.