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Topic: Nocturne in C sharp minor  (Read 3068 times)

Offline fangpiano

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Nocturne in C sharp minor
on: June 27, 2010, 02:11:48 AM
Hi everyone, check out my playing:
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Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Tina

Offline quantum

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Re: Nocturne in C sharp minor
Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 05:19:09 AM
There is a place on this forum called the Audition Room where people can post their recordings.  You may get more responses if you move this post there.

In general, I feel a lot of your phrasing moves in sudden surges.  Try to look for larger instances of line.  Examine the phrasing for key points: beginnings, peaks, and endings.  These points will help you better apply the push and pull of rubato. 

Examine the 3/4 section rhythm more closely.  Pay attention to giving the notes their allotted time value.  Even though you may use rubato here, it still has to sound like it is in 3/4.  Think ahead when aiming the 5th finger for the jumps so as to not linger too much on the off beat note.  Also try to play this section with more clarity, the triplets sound rushed. 

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Re: Nocturne in C sharp minor
Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 04:31:51 AM
LH is too evenly played needs more sense of rubato, it needs to caress that RH melody more not be so mechanical. Pretty playing.
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Re: Nocturne in C sharp minor
Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 06:01:33 AM
LH is too evenly played needs more sense of rubato, it needs to caress that RH melody more not be so mechanical. Pretty playing.

Caress--a perfect descriptor.

Quantum is right.  Your rubato is a bit jarring.  You play this whispering piece with a heavy hand, so work on bringing out its delicacy in its dynamic center of piano.  You play very expressively. :)    
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