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Topic: Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4  (Read 7721 times)

Offline ponken

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Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4
on: November 12, 2010, 07:52:46 AM
Thanks for listening! Tips and criticism would be greatly appreciated. But please don't be too hard on me. Haha

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Re: Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4
Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 03:39:44 PM
Great work!  The instrument you played on wasn't the best, but you carried it off.  I would just say to lighten up the staccati when it's piano.

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Re: Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4
Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 04:53:31 AM
Thank you!

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Re: Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4
Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 08:08:17 AM
Yeah good stuff. I agree with birba on the lighten up part. I think the whole piece sounds a little muddy. You have a tendency to drop tempo here and there, but particularly during the main theme. Perhaps that's a memory issue? Or perhaps Rach had a rit. or rubato in there? I'd need to check my score. Either way, I think the march-esque quality of this piece benefits from a very steady tempo, at least for the main theme. But overall great job, this is an awesome piece. Definitely would be interested in hearing another rec. down the road sometime.
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Re: Rachmaninoff - Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4
Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 11:56:45 AM
Thank you both! It says Ritardando on a few places in the score but I will try what you suggested also. I may make a new recording of this piece with a more steady tempo and lighten up on the staccato, in the near future. Thanks again! :)
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