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Chopin revolutionised the nature of piano music composed both technically and emotionally but the actual musical instrument that provided his greatest source of inspiration was the female voice. In this documentary marking the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, pianist and trailblazer James Rhodes explores not only the Polish master’s music but also his complex relationships with women. Read more >>

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« on: June 13, 2006, 10:36:45 AM »

In this post:

Aria, I, IV, IX, XVIII, XXII

To come soon: II, V, X, XV, XXX

Recorded on a Yamaha grand

* Aria.mp3 (2263.7 KB - downloaded 209 times.)
* I.mp3 (947.37 KB - downloaded 193 times.)
* IV.mp3 (773.49 KB - downloaded 143 times.)
* IX.mp3 (1022.47 KB - downloaded 124 times.)
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piano sheet music of Goldberg Variations
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 10:42:37 AM »

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* XVIII.mp3 (689 KB - downloaded 121 times.)
* XXII.mp3 (709.82 KB - downloaded 111 times.)
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 02:33:14 PM »

That´s a wonderfull recording. Great technique, You realy master theses pieces. It sounds a lot like Glenn Gould, but hey...wasn´t he the best interreter of Bahc? Wink Wich equipment did you use here? you got very good quality.

Keep posting! It´s a shame no one is comenting on this post.  Angry
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2006, 04:43:11 AM »

Thanks for the kind words.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2006, 05:53:18 AM »

I'm sure you will have more comments.  I've seen a number of Bach fans here.  Probably will just take a bit more time.  I listened to 1 and 4 so far, very nice!  Quite a different interpretation from mine, so it was interesting to hear in that respect, but also, I just really appreciated the quality of your playing.  Lovely job.   
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 10:43:08 PM »

It sounds a lot like Glenn Gould, but hey...wasn´t he the best interreter of Bahc?


NO.

By the way, the recordings are AMAZING . Even better than Glenn Gould ( seriously).
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 09:56:47 AM »

I only heard the 1st varation but it is really lovely! Sorry I can't give some constructive critisism but well, I would have no idea on how to improve it even more Smiley.

Greets, Buebo.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2006, 02:09:43 AM »

Thanks for the comments.

I've been inspired very much by Glenn Gould (hence the "Gouldberg" Variations). I learned these pieces by myself over a period of about 2-3 months. Unfortunately I haven't had formal lessons in a while (4 years) so I really appreciate all comments and suggestions. The touchstone for my interpretation is Gould's 1981 recording, though I can sympathize with those who dislike it. I also consult Perahia and Tureck's equally excellent recordings.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006, 02:35:48 PM »

NO.

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2006, 04:09:41 PM »

Who, then? Tongue

Rosalyn Tureck  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2006, 09:32:17 PM »

She is great indeed.  Grin but for some reason I prefer Gould an Perrahia, in comparisson with her version o Goldberg variations.

Anyway steveie, great job, specialy without a teacher. You shoul look for one, I´m shure you will get even better! (it happend to me)
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2006, 02:11:52 AM »

Stunning!
Ok, you don't need the praises, but the critizizm right? Bach purists would probably find that some of your ornamentations are not in the most appropriate places.

Post the rest soon, I miss the variation II  Grin
Bravo!
 
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2006, 04:23:41 AM »

Thanks for listening.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2008, 09:17:48 AM »

bump. More criticism please.
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