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Ten Days, Five Concertos - Bezuidenhout's Beethoven Challenge
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburger Barockorchester have made an exciting period-instrument trilogy of Beethoven's Piano Concertos that looks likely to become a landmark recording. All five concertos were recorded during an intense ten-day session. Read more >>

Topic: F. Liszt: Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (Années de pèlerinage: Première année)  (Read 8945 times)

Offline reelypiano

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Hi!

I am a 17 year old piano student dreaming of becoming a concert pianist (see https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=39526.0 ) For a quick summary, here is the repertoire I'm currently studying:
Liszt - Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (now finished)
Grieg - Fra ungdomsdagene (lyric pieces, book 8 ) (working towards perfection)
Sommerfeldt - Sonatine no. 2 (just starting)
Haydn - sonata in F major, Hob.XVI: 29 (just starting),
as well as taking up again Chopin's nocturne in f minor op. 55 no. 1 and Khatchaturjan's toccata in e flat minor for competition purposes. I have only been really practising seriously for about 2 years now. For more details, look at the abovementioned thread.

This recording was made rather in a hurry before the piece was finished, so there are some mistakes here and there, but try to ignore them. They are all gone by now ;) This is meant as a supplement to the thread I linked to at the start of the post, but feel free to post comments about the playing in general - I'd appreciate YOUR opinion! :D

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Am I the only one who can't get this tape to play?!

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Am I the only one who can't get this tape to play?!
I don't know what I did wrong, I can't play it from the website either, but download it and play it from the computer (I tried it in VLC and it worked fine)
meep

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I downloaded the file to my computer because it didn't work from forum's embedded player. When I tried to play it with Windows Media Player I got the message "you are trying to play a file with another extension". I guess that your file has another format (I don't know which one, wmv, acc, wav?) but it's named (wrongly) as mp3.

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I downloaded the file to my computer because it didn't work from forum's embedded player. When I tried to play it with Windows Media Player I got the message "you are trying to play a file with another extension". I guess that your file has another format (I don't know which one, wmv, acc, wav?) but it's named (wrongly) as mp3.
Try this one - it seems like it was a .m4a in disguise. I converted it and will have a second go...
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That was quite good.  This is not an easy piece, musically.  You made it sound convincing, though.  I wonder why you chose this particular piece.  I'm assuming you haven't played any of the others from this book.
When you begin the tremolo page, make the harmonic progression more evident.  Play it a few times with just the chords and you'll see what a difference it makes.  The main technical problem, of course, are the octaves.  Less pedal and not so fast.  make them more rhythmical.  And don't slow down - keep up the drive until the più moderato.  This is the climax.  And this is way to slow.  It says PIU moderato.  It's like a victory march - very majestic.  In the following page, you can play it more largo and lyrical.
Very good, though. 

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That was quite good.  This is not an easy piece, musically.  You made it sound convincing, though.  I wonder why you chose this particular piece.  I'm assuming you haven't played any of the others from this book.
When you begin the tremolo page, make the harmonic progression more evident.  Play it a few times with just the chords and you'll see what a difference it makes.  The main technical problem, of course, are the octaves.  Less pedal and not so fast.  make them more rhythmical.  And don't slow down - keep up the drive until the più moderato.  This is the climax.  And this is way to slow.  It says PIU moderato.  It's like a victory march - very majestic.  In the following page, you can play it more largo and lyrical.
Very good, though. 
Thank you for your reply! You are right in your assumption that this is the first Années piece I play. It was however my teacher who chose it for me.
As I stated in the original post, this recording was made rather in a hurry and before the piece was finished, and now the octaves are much better. I'll explore the progression in the tremolo part, thank you for pointing it out! When I think about it, I do agree that the climax is too slow. I will speed it up a bit next time I play it.
Thank you very much for the comments and constructive criticism! I appreciate it a lot. Thank you :)
meep

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If you want more feedback, I think you should start a new thread with working sound.

Anyways: I think it sounds good, but not very hard (?). Though, I haven't tried it. Do you know anything other than this and the Grieg?

Where are you form btw?
General info:
Started playing music in the summer of 2010
Plays on a Bechstein B
Lives in Denmark

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If you want more feedback, I think you should start a new thread with working sound.

Anyways: I think it sounds good, but not very hard (?). Though, I haven't tried it. Do you know anything other than this and the Grieg?

Where are you form btw?
OK, will post a new thread with working sound. I am from Norway. I do know other pieces of course. Those listed are only what I'm currently working on.
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