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Topic: Liszt...when I was 15  (Read 1871 times)

Offline tightboy

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Liszt...when I was 15
on: August 20, 2003, 07:54:51 AM
I just discovered this forum a few days ago.  I wish there had been something like this when I was in my teens - it seems many of you are in your teens.  It has been very interesting and fun to read through all of the posts these last couple of days.  Anyways a few weeks ago I was dusting off my old tape deck and I noticed there was a tape in it.  It was from a competition when I was 15.  I think it was for like $300 or something.  Just had to play one piece.  I played Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #12.  It wasn't toooo bad - I made plenty of mistakes, (I'm always nervous at competitions but was fairly confident after a very recent concerto competition win) but I made it and I managed to get the money.  

SO I noticed that everyone always wants to compare themselves to other people and find out what other people are playing at what age.  I always wanted to know what everyone else was playing when  I was a teen.  (I'm 22 now...GEEE that makes me older than Lang Lang- now theres a fun comparison)
When I was going through all the old posts I noticed that someone had decided to learn this piece(months ago) so I turned it into an MP3 and posted it in my briefcase
Now anyone that wants to know how well I played at least one piece at a competition when I was 15 can listen to me https://briefcase.yahoo.com/plasmo@pacbell.net

go to the piano folder its the only song in there.

Offline trunks

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Re: Liszt...when I was 15
Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 10:59:28 AM
Hey tightboy,

Bravo! I love your performance, if a bit lacking the spontaneity, authority and fire of the 1956 recording by Artur Rubinstein - which is absolutely the final statement any human could make from this piece.

Also reminds me of Cecile Ousset's live performance of this Rhapsody in Hong Kong way back in the 1990's.

You played better than I used to play it some 15 years ago in my early-mid twenties (I am now 41). At least I never memorized the piece.

Tidy up the missing/wrong notes, and your performance would be first-class. ;)
Peter (Hong Kong)
part-time piano tutor
amateur classical concert pianist
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