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Steinway & the Last Son

Henry Z. Steinway, former president of Steinway & Sons and great grandson of the firm’s founder, died on September 18, 2008 at the age of 93. He was the last Steinway to run the piano-making company his family started in 1853. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Brahms Waltz A flat major op.39/15  (Read 2387 times)
dabbler
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« on: December 11, 2006, 04:42:07 PM »

Any comments welcome. Especially regarding agogics -- did I take too much liberty? You certainly would not enjoy dancing to this any more... On the other hand, when I try to stick to the metrum, all the feeling gets lost. How do you play this one? Well, I look forward to any kind of tips.

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piano sheet music of Waltz
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 02:39:50 PM »

I dance and I think you have kept the dance like quality without it becoming metronomic. It has a sweet tender sound, like a lullaby almost.
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Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 03:08:29 PM »

Wow, very impressive!
I thought this was just a well-known but boring piece, since it's impossible to put much feeling into the melody line. You showed me that it is actually possible. I never tried to put this much liberty in it. Worked surprisingly well!
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Dudley Moore – Beethoven?

This clip is from the 1950’s-60s British comedy group “Beyond the Fringe. Dudley Moore plays a very funny but also musically ambitious parody of a Beethoven piano sonata based on very odd yet well-known thematic material. Read more >>

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