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Topic: Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2  (Read 15342 times)

Offline kevin2006

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Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2
on: June 10, 2007, 06:45:40 AM
Please tell me what you think of my recording.

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Re: Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2
Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 01:21:52 PM
Hi, very nice!! Generally I enjoyed your playing. My only comment would be that it seemed a little sluggish here and there. Going from one phrase to another seemed to slow down a bit too much before beginning again. Were you reading this or playing from memory? My teacher has me memorize everything and it really seems to help with the flow of the music. Very clean no mistakes!!! (that I noticed). I applaud you for putting your work out there for others to hear. I am dissapointed that 23 people listened and did not comment. I would like to hear more. May have inspired me to post something too. Thanks, Jim

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Re: Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2
Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 04:13:59 PM
  I love this waltz and you play it beautifully. I noticed that you play the third beat in the LH accompaniment, staccato. Various pianists play the LH either, staccato on the 2nd and 3rd beat (only), or all three beats under the pedal.  8)
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Re: Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2
Reply #3 on: June 14, 2007, 05:08:17 PM
Something in general: Opinions may differ but to my opinion you play it a bit too much 'strauss'-like, instead of Chopinish. So i would use more pedal, more rubato and less metronomical with your left hand.

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Re: Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2
Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007, 03:19:08 AM
Hi, very nice!! Generally I enjoyed your playing. My only comment would be that it seemed a little sluggish here and there. Going from one phrase to another seemed to slow down a bit too much before beginning again. Were you reading this or playing from memory? My teacher has me memorize everything and it really seems to help with the flow of the music. Very clean no mistakes!!! (that I noticed). I applaud you for putting your work out there for others to hear. I am dissapointed that 23 people listened and did not comment. I would like to hear more. May have inspired me to post something too. Thanks, Jim



I was playing from memory when I recorded this, thanks for your comments.


I love this waltz and you play it beautifully. I noticed that you play the third beat in the LH accompaniment, staccato. Various pianists play the LH either, staccato on the 2nd and 3rd beat (only), or all three beats under the pedal. 8)


Yeah my teacher told me to put staccato on the third beat.

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Re: Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2
Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 10:43:16 AM
my first thought was that the left hand sounded too staccato but the right hand controlled the flow, so that's nice. too much pedal might have made everything runny, but i would have loved a bit more... that's just the opinion of an amateur, you play it waaay better than I do. :)

now have I only realized... this post was made 7 years ago! haha

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Re: Chopin Waltz in b minor Op. 69 No. 2
Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 10:57:30 AM
I agree with gyzzzmo. Solid interpretation! A little bit too solid to be Chopinesque.

I think you could afford to use much more finger-legato. This would help everything to sound more smooth and succulent without anything getting too muddy or runny.

Something about the 'um-cha-cha um-cha-cha' was too predictable, rhythmically. For me, it resulted in a slightly sluggish, Strauss-ishness feeling.

Chopin should have more edge-of-the-seat mysteriousness in terms of the interplay between the two hands. 
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