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Topic: Frederich Chopin - Polonaise op. 53 (video)  (Read 9629 times)

Offline ponken

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Frederich Chopin - Polonaise op. 53 (video)
on: April 05, 2010, 11:18:53 AM
This is my performance of  Chopin's polonaise. The audio quality is not so good but thank you if you listen/watch! What's your opinions, please?

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Re: Frederich Chopin - Polonaise op. 53 (video)
Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 07:43:58 PM
It's a very good beginning!  You've got a hold of the technical difficulties quite well.  I wish you could have found a better piano to play it on.  There's no nuance whatsoever to your tone.
The octave passage should go a hair bit faster, and you should begin them piano and leggero working into a big climax when it modulates.
But, like I said, very good preparation.

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Re: Frederich Chopin - Polonaise op. 53 (video)
Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 08:40:12 PM
Very good. Really.

A little tip for those octaves: I know many teachers advocate bouncing via the wrist, and that will hurt and there won't be any power. The way you're doing it, however, will not give you accuracy, note-wise and rhythmically. It will be better if you don't bounce up THAT high off the keys. Move horizontally, not vertically.

Actually, after looking at what you do, you need to avoid hitting the keys from the air. Totally. Start from the surface. That'll affect accuracy and sound. You don't want to bash the piano - this is the Heroic Polonaise, not the Panzer Polonaise! And all that arm-lifting towards the end is really unnecessary to the music. And you are sitting too high. Way too high. This contributes to the bashing that you do.

You may also find the introduction more comfortable if you sit lower and play the notes from the surface. That and the LH octaves are really the only spots that don't sound as good as everything else.

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Re: Frederich Chopin - Polonaise op. 53 (video)
Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 07:49:25 AM
Thank you both! I will try to work on those things.

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Re: Frederich Chopin - Polonaise op. 53 (video)
Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 07:52:20 AM
It's a very good beginning!  You've got a hold of the technical difficulties quite well.  I wish you could have found a better piano to play it on.  There's no nuance whatsoever to your tone.
The octave passage should go a hair bit faster, and you should begin them piano and leggero working into a big climax when it modulates.
But, like I said, very good preparation.

Thanks! Hopefully I can redo it some time with better audio quality. Even though I play piano, forte etc. it all sounds the same, with this audio quality.
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