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Offline shoenberg3

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Feux Follets
« on: February 11, 2007, 07:56:18 AM »
Just tinkering aorund at home. Reverb added on Audition. Two broken strings..
http://download.yousendit.com/A38827B1475D6D1C
generally working on:
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Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto

Offline arensky

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007, 09:01:34 PM »
Excellent. It was slightly uneven at the beginning but you quickly settled into it. It sounds pretty effortless, like it's easy for you (which it may not be but it sure sounds like it  8) ) . No clinkers that I could hear but I'm not that familiar with this piece and it was hard to hear over the child singing along. I particularly liked your full tone, there are so many notes in this that most pianists don't ( or can't) let the tone resonate, I probably liked that aspect of this performance best. Great playing.  :)
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Offline hakki

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007, 09:47:14 PM »
Very good. Bravo.
What is the piano you are playing?

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Offline arensky

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007, 10:02:18 PM »
What is the piano you are playing?



I would guess it's a Steinway...
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Offline shoenberg3

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007, 10:52:41 PM »
It is a Yamaha. I missed a few notes in the beginning because the strings were broken ;D
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Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto

Offline rachfan

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 01:59:59 AM »
An excellent performance!  You captured the delicate touch interspersed with the florishes of drama.  You have a wonderful technique to be able to perform with such a virtuosic command of the instrument.  I only wish I could play like that!
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Offline arensky

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007, 02:29:09 AM »
It is a Yamaha. I missed a few notes in the beginning because the strings were broken ;D

You make it sound like a Steinway. What model/size/year is it?

How did you break the strings?  ??? ;)
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Offline pita bread

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 04:14:27 AM »
How did you break the strings?  ??? ;)

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Offline shoenberg3

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007, 05:04:22 AM »
You make it sound like a Steinway. What model/size/year is it?

How did you break the strings?  ??? ;)

It is C5 (6' 8"), around 16 years old. I got it 3-4 years ago for around 14000 dollars. It is really a great piano for its price and unlike other Yamahas, it doesn't have those shrill highs and treble.

I literally broke 5 strings within last month. The technician came two weeks ago and fixed three. I broke two more last week... I am practicing the Trascendental Etudes 1-6, that is probably why. ;)
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Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto

Offline liszt-essence

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007, 03:43:33 PM »
amazing speed, well done !

Offline jakev2.0

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #10 on: February 12, 2007, 09:56:53 PM »
Dude, you're a beast.  ;D

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007, 09:10:51 PM »
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Offline shoenberg3

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 10:26:22 PM »
Awesome! Very clean and accurate. How long did it take you to learn it?


Getting a little off topic, does anyone else think there is a kind of creepy, sinister, ironic, diabolical, menacing, sardonic, disturbing, fiendish, grim, demonic (Sorry for all the adjectives, but they were necessary. This is a difficult feeling to describe. I hope I've expressed it accurately!) side to this piece, or am I the only one who this comes across to?



I practiced this intermittently; I would say 2 solid months, but I was learning other pieces too.

To your second question: yes, yes, yes and yes. It's safe to say Will-'o-wisp (Feux Follets) have most of these characteristics, especially when you consider that the lights are traditionally believed to be found in graveyards. 
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Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto

Offline franzliszt2

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Re: Feux Follets
«Reply #13 on: February 14, 2007, 11:17:00 PM »
Well played I enjoyed it!  :)