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Topic: Liszt: Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (Années de pèlerinage) (Second attempt)  (Read 4753 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 Wink 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!

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PS. This is the version of the thread with working sound. The recording in the other thread (I posted it yesterday) didn't work.
meep

Offline goldentone

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Your main weakness is the octaves, and there it gets muddy and unclear.  That is more than a mistake; it's a whole section you need to master.  The piece also drags where it needs to pick up with energy at the Allegro vivace.  I hear a burgeoning ability in your command and presentation.  Welcome to PS. :)
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Offline pianist1976

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I think it's good. You have musicality and a nice tone. But (there's always a "but" ;)) you must work very hard. I'm not going to talk about the possibilities of being a concert pianist (as you asked in the other thread) because I don't think it's now the moment, having in account that even for many really accomplished pianists it's very difficult or impossible to reach. First step, playing extraordinary well the piano. With such a high aim as you pretend (becoming a concert pianist), there's no second step without fulfilling the first.

Concrete advices for this piece:

- The exposition of the themes (Lento) is nice.
- Revise the rhythm of the octaves on the left hand. The triplets (bars 39. and simile) must be listened and understood very precisely.
- Più moderato (bars 52 and later). It's moderate in relation with the tremolo and octaves passage but it's not that slow.

You are only seventeen. You have many room and time to improve.I encourage you the continue. My advice is working very hard, if possible with the supervision and advice of a good teacher. Thinking on it again, without a good teacher I don't think it's possible to reach nothing important in the piano. Of course, working is a key factor but must be done intelligently, not exhausting for nothing.

Hope this helps. Regards  :)

Offline reelypiano

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I think it's good. You have musicality and a nice tone. But (there's always a "but" ;)) you must work very hard. I'm not going to talk about the possibilities of being a concert pianist (as you asked in the other thread) because I don't think it's now the moment, having in account that even for many really accomplished pianists it's very difficult or impossible to reach. First step, playing extraordinary well the piano. With such a high aim as you pretend (becoming a concert pianist), there's no second step without fulfilling the first.

Concrete advices for this piece:

- The exposition of the themes (Lento) is nice.
- Revise the rhythm of the octaves on the left hand. The triplets (bars 39. and simile) must be listened and understood very precisely.
- Più moderato (bars 52 and later). It's moderate in relation with the tremolo and octaves passage but it's not that slow.

You are only seventeen. You have many room and time to improve.I encourage you the continue. My advice is working very hard, if possible with the supervision and advice of a good teacher. Thinking on it again, without a good teacher I don't think it's possible to reach nothing important in the piano. Of course, working is a key factor but must be done intelligently, not exhausting for nothing.

Hope this helps. Regards  :)
Thank you for the kind answer. I will most certainly do my best in trying to become a pianist - I am set on working very hard, so is my teacher, and if all else should fail... I play the church organ quite well. My teacher tells me I'd have gotten in at the undergraduate with organ major if I applied. So I do have a plan B - I will however fight for pianism until all hope is lost ;) Thank you again for the kind words and good advice.
meep
 

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