I have a recital coming up in a little over a week. So I decided to record my piece. The sound quality isn't very good, and I made some mistakes, please pardon as I just wanted to throw together a quick recording and get some opinions on it. Any constructive feedback would be mucho appreciated.
Hi Guys. Has anyone studied this piece? I am really struggling with the expression in it! I have heard several recordings of it, and it sounds so beautiful. I try to phrase it nicely and play it slowly (with rubato?) but it just doesn't sound right (more like a MIDI recording). I would appreciate any tips on how to master this piece? I am having a much fun and easier time with my other pieces, but this one is taking forever to get perfect
Piano was just tuned, and the hammers reshaped a bit. The scale is now more even between the bichord / trichord break. The tone changed a bit as a result, much more rounded. The una-corda doesn't have as pronounced effect as before, I'm guessing as there is less a difference between the compacted areas of felt on the hammers.
I was trying to get some more variation in timbre within the phrasing, but not as much came out as I wanted it to. Maybe it's just this new voicing on the piano?
As the title suggests, I am looking to do a Roman-numeral analysis on Brahms' well-known intermezzo and I could use some advice. First of all, would anyone be willing to go through the piece (sans the refrain around m. 76) together and discuss an appropriate analysis? Second, are there any helpful websites dealing with a strictly Roman-numeral anlysis this specific piece (including figured bass, modulations, suspensions, etc.)? Thanks for any help.
First technical question: is the first measure (excluding anacrusis) a constant IV64 or IV - I with pedal point bass A?
hi~ i'm looking for the information of "intermezzo op119 no2 in major A" by brahms, is anyone of u out there know about it? i couldn't find the story about it... if u guys know it pleas tell me! urgent! thanks
today's rec. of my playing this intermezzo. was having a bit of trouble with the softer notes, as the keys are a bit weak due to lots of rain yesterday. so i think i missed a couple. otherwise what do you'll think? thanks jc
Just started this piece. As always, having fingering problems. The public domain version I have has no fingering suggestions. I also got I think the Dover edition from the library, but no fingerings. Any suggestions for editions with suggested fingerings?
Here's some specific problem measures:
Starting 9 measures after the repeat barline where it goes into f# minor, I can't figure out a smooth fingering for the LH triplet 8ths. I'm trying to avoid big skips with the 5th finger wherever possible. Also some problems with reaching under finger 2 with the thumb--- I thought the last 3 8ths of bar 13 after the repeat barline might be 1-2-1, which sets up the 5th finger to play the low D. Not sure if this is a good idea because of all the rotation of the LH.
Also can't figure out a good fingering for the last 3 triplet 8th notes of 14 after the repeat barline.
Also at measures 16 and 17 after the repeat barline, can't figure out if that last 8th note e# is supposed to be played with the RH, and if so which finger. Seems like the quarter notes on beats 1 and 2 of bar 17 should be played with the RH, because the chord is so awkward in my hand if played entirely with the LH.
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