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Topic: Chopin etude op 25/7  (Read 5368 times)

Offline pianisten1989

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Chopin etude op 25/7
on: February 22, 2011, 02:52:42 PM
So, I've tried to fix the sound. It's a bit better, but not a lot.
I know I missed some notes, and I played the wrong rhythm in one place, so don't comment on that. Anything else is appreciated! :)
Thx
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Offline becky8898

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 05:36:48 PM
Hi : This recording quality was way better. It was nice to actually hear how you play.  I was right you are a good pianist. I know so many people today have killer technique but there playing is so dry, no adventure, no excitment, no risk.  Nothing really, kind of like listening to a machine perform.  Well im not really qualified to critic your playing on a technical level. I will leave that to really smart people here. What I can say is your playing connected to me. It touched me and reminded me why I love chopin so much.  If yours was the only recording in the whole world of this it would be enough for me.  You reached me your audience and made a connect. And really what more can any artist ask , but to connect with there audience.  Looking foward to more and more and more and more of your postings .

cheers, the 120 year old 12 and 1/2 year old, Becky.

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 11:53:06 PM
Hi!
Often pianists are too hard on themselves (aka perfectionists) and they miss the greater view of the valley below them. May I just say you seem to play this piece by Chopin from your heart and it touches me.  THANKS....
Emill
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Offline monkeydudexd

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 01:39:41 AM
this is awful-
ly touching. you are very talented, not many people can play this deeply.
Beethoven Sonata Op. 13 'Pathetique'
Beethoven Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
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Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 17
Bach Italian Concerto

Offline lelle

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 02:17:00 AM
Wow, really poetic rendition! Your use of rubato is excellent and I like this rendition very much. I noticed your other thread about 21 year crisis, but if all your playing is this deep and poetic you will have no problem reaching out and touching listeners, which I think is more important than mechanically mastering as many technical difficulties in an as short time span as possible.


Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 07:26:30 AM
Wow, thanks! Feels really great to get 4 good comments over a night!
Thanks, really! :)

Offline birba

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 10:57:50 AM
Very fine playing, indeed.  I, personally prefer it a bit slower and at a more steady tempo.  But your interpretation was utterly convincing and I enjoyed it very much.

Offline prongated

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 08:25:19 PM
Very fine playing, indeed.  I, personally prefer it a bit slower and at a more steady tempo.  But your interpretation was utterly convincing and I enjoyed it very much.

Seconded. Thanks, Pianisten!

Offline carbe

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 08:58:37 PM
I liked it very much! It sounded exciting and professional.
Keep up the good work!
I\'m a classical, boogie woogie and pop/rock pianist.

Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 06:24:31 AM
I've played it in a more steady way, but this is somehow the way I always end up with. There are too many things I'd miss if I didn't play it with this rubato, I think. Ofc, everybody has got a different taste! :)

Thanks everyone!

Offline danhuyle

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 10:49:29 AM
I wish I could play with that sort of freedom. Maybe I'm just too hard on myself? The rhythm is very well controlled throughout the piece and the choice of tempo was spot on. Well done. If only I could get my rhythm and tempo controlled as well as you, then I'd be kicking.
Perfection itself is imperfection.

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Offline scottmcc

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 12:31:05 PM
very nice.  the main theme of this piece always reminds me of the klagende gesang from Beethoven op 110, which of course in turn reminds me of the St Matthew Passion.  I guess "musical borrowing" was alive and well then as it is now.  anyway, you played quite well!

Offline thebuchertrain

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 06:44:18 PM
wow.. that was very well played!!  :'(

Offline birba

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #13 on: February 27, 2011, 08:27:51 PM
very nice.  the main theme of this piece always reminds me of the klagende gesang from Beethoven op 110, which of course in turn reminds me of the St Matthew Passion.  I guess "musical borrowing" was alive and well then as it is now.  anyway, you played quite well!
Hadn't thought of that!  It does, sort of.

Offline rachfan

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 09:59:46 PM
Hi pianisten,

Bravo!  A truly outstanding rendition.  It displays a formidable technique, a thoughtful approach to the music, and many poetic nuances along the way.
Interpreting music means exploring the promise of the potential of possibilities.

Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #15 on: February 28, 2011, 06:24:07 AM
Wow.. Thank you! It means a lot, getting all these comments! :D

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Re: Chopin etude op 25/7
Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 05:21:54 PM
brilliantly executed  ;)
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