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Topic: Off-subject: Just came back from a recital..  (Read 1560 times)

Offline buck

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Off-subject: Just came back from a recital..
on: September 03, 2003, 06:43:53 PM
Hihi,

It was rather inspiring.. I watched the TV on Monday morning and saw the program on advertising a contest for tixs to piano concert.. naturally couldn't resist tryin.. and I got it today in the afternoon.. =)

A recital by the polish pianist Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky who came to Singapore, at the famous Victoria Concert Hall.  He played on the Steinway & Sons grand.  It was amazing how Fantasie Impromptu and Grand Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22 (closing theme on "The Pianist") sounded like when played by a master like him.. just breathtaking and downright inspiring to the soul..  Naturally did the late Polish pianist (his countryman) Chopin proud.

Then when concert ended, his CDs (Chopin and Beethoven) were up for sale.. guess what?  Chopin CDs snapped up like bees to honey.. then he autographed all the CDs.. now I'm a proud owner of his CD.  

Heh.. though me now only Grade 2.. very inspired to emulate him.  In years to come, I shall play like him one day.  =)  Wish me luck.

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Re: Off-subject: Just came back from a recital..
Reply #1 on: September 04, 2003, 06:21:00 AM
Cool... well you have all the most sincere luck from me.  I'm sure w/ devotion you will continue to strive to create beautiful music.
You can't spell "Bach" without "ach"
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Re: Off-subject: Just came back from a recital..
Reply #2 on: September 04, 2003, 02:20:00 PM
thanks for the encouragement.   :)

Btw, may I know anyone here who can play Chopin's "Grand Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22"?

Around which level of grade can on be expected to go before he/she can play this piece competently?  (perhaps not yet the concert level yet).
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