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Offline thalberg

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My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
« on: July 02, 2007, 04:16:24 AM »
Okay here's me playing the Prelude from the Bach English Suite no. 2 in A minor.

http://download.yousendit.com/AD240776415F43C8

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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #1 on: July 02, 2007, 04:45:24 AM »
I don't appreciate bach as much as a pianist should, but i think i can tell that you play this pretty good. nice recording
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 05:19:46 AM »
Excellent control, rhythm, and a nice pure tone. Can definitely tell it's a professional effort.  Would definitely like to hear the other movements. A more romantic-style interp than my very favorite (Gould), but perfectly valid. Well done!

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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #3 on: July 02, 2007, 06:57:28 AM »
Amazing! That's such a wonderful recording!

Often this piece sounds much more like Prokofieff Toccata than like Bach.
thalberg, you have a very sensitive, swinging, jazzy rhythm feeling - it reminds me of Jacques Loussier, whom I adore very much.

Applause, applause, applause... !  :D
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 09:06:33 AM »
wow.  this is amazing.  why did you ever have doubts about a musical career.  you've already got it - it sounds.  very beautiful playing.  i like the gouldish effect - although - it's more refined than goulds, imo.  you don't make the pianissimos hard to hear.  i like the dynamics being somewhat closer together and yet discernably different.  also, i like the general keeping to a tempo and not too much wildness in the tempo - but going for dynamics and energy levels.  so cool!  i like also the musicalness of your interpretation.  you truly did think about how you wanted to perform this movement and not just let it play itself. 

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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 10:52:49 PM »
Hi thalberg,

Very clean articulation, a supreme eveness, rhythmic precision, and fluidity thoughout.  I can really appreciate hearing a wonderful rendition such as yours.  You definitely have a natural feel for Bach's idiom.  Congratulations on this performance!
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007, 11:47:12 PM »
Thanks everyone  ;D

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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007, 05:31:10 AM »
cant listen. It says you have exceded download limitability,something to that.
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007, 05:49:15 AM »
I also can't download it... same issue.  :'(
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #9 on: July 03, 2007, 06:41:56 AM »
I'm also getting that.  Please upload it again, I want to listen.
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #10 on: July 03, 2007, 05:48:24 PM »
i like it very much :)! but hey i didnt except anything else from someone with a doctorate in in piano perfomance ;D
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #11 on: July 03, 2007, 06:19:48 PM »
Okay e60 helped me compress it to mp3.

See if this attachment works.

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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #12 on: July 04, 2007, 05:15:13 AM »
Such a wonderful interpretation, with much detail towards phrasing and dynamic inflections.  A joy to listen.   ;D   I would like to hear the rest of the suite  ;)
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #13 on: July 04, 2007, 06:56:09 AM »
Wow, that's really quite something Thal, congrats. I can't wait until you post something else. Can you record the Goldberg Variations for us?  ;D I know it's a lot to ask haha...but it would definitely be worth hearing.
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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #14 on: July 05, 2007, 01:12:14 AM »
Congrats, that sounded great!

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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #15 on: July 05, 2007, 06:13:50 PM »
Very encouraging words everyone--what nice people on this forum!

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Re: My First Audition Room Post!! I figured it out!!
«Reply #16 on: July 09, 2007, 01:11:51 AM »
wow, absolutely fantastic. kudos. :)
[lau] 10:01 pm: like in 10/4 i think those little slurs everywhere are pointless for the music, but I understand if it was for improving technique