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Topic: Beethoven: Waldstein  (Read 2798 times)

Offline pianisten1989

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Beethoven: Waldstein
on: February 25, 2011, 09:21:02 AM
This is the sonata I'm playing atm. It's a bit too much on the metronomic side, so I'm not very happy with that. And it sounds like I am in a box, with a very old piano, in a way, so the dynamic isn't what I was aiming for.. I think it's the left pedal. It's kind of messed up. Or maybe it's me, I don't know...

Anyway, tell me what you think!

(Sorry for the messing up in the end. I was struck by the oh so famous "Finally, I'm almost finished, and I know this part.. Oh sh*t!")

The other 2 movements will come later.
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Offline scottmcc

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Re: Beethoven: Waldstein
Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 11:32:40 AM
very nicely done!  the tempo feels just about right to me--so often people rush this movement, but I think you've chosen well.  the tremolos are well executed.  as for the mistakes at the end, they really weren't as big as you think, and as for the overall sound quality, while it could have been better, it wasn't that bad.  keep up the good work!  I eagerly await the concluding two movements.

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Re: Beethoven: Waldstein
Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 06:34:09 PM
Hi - Well lets see.  First nice job so far. Im doing this sonata next month in my recital.  I thought your playing was clear as a bell. Yes the recording can really rob a piece like this of its true sound.  So much going on in the base, all those low rumbling notes.  A mediocre recording setup really hurts the reproduction of those tones. but thats the recording , not you. You only lost me in one spot and you already mentioned it. The Last two minutes. From minute 2 to 1. I thought you got your footing again and finished the movement great. Forgetting any missed notes, and forgetting the recording quality and you know this is just my own vision of things, so chances are your right and im wrong. But ill give you my view anyway.  I just see that one minute period as being , bigger, more grand, more playing out on the edge. I wish I had the words to explain this but I dont.  I hear it in my head and I can play it, but I just cant really explain it.  Cant wait to hear the other movements. 

Oh and if you ever make another  stupid remark about spamming the audition boards with your playing your going to piss me off royally.  You are great and your posting is wonderful.

Cheers, Becky

Offline piano94566

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Re: Beethoven: Waldstein
Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 06:10:12 AM
I'd suggest that you listen to Andras Schiff's Waldstein recording.  It will give you some excellent ideas about the pedaling and not making it sound rigid.  Good luck!
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