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Topic: Liszt - Un Sospiro  (Read 8409 times)

Offline ninjapianist

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Liszt - Un Sospiro
on: March 15, 2011, 04:40:43 AM
Hey all!
This is a live concert recording of Liszt's Un Sospiro, recorded a few months ago.  I've heard a LOT of different opinions on the style/interpretation of this piece from various teachers, and was hoping for a few more. 

Thanks!

Offline rachfan

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Re: Liszt - Un Sospiro
Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 02:38:53 AM
Hi ninjapianist,

I enjoyed listening to your Un Sospiro.  I've not played the piece, so will leave the critiques to others. You certainly have the fluid technique for this music.  Your playing was thoughtful and very expressive too.  There were a few times when I thought you could have "spilled" more of the amassing overtones out of your half pedal changes to more quickly establish clarity, but then I thought the acoustics of the hall might be playing some tricks with that as well.  Overall, a fine and laudable performance in my opinion!

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Offline omar_roy

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Re: Liszt - Un Sospiro
Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 12:21:58 AM
That was a real delight to listen to!

I like the time you took with the finals chords.  I'm sure in the hall the sounds resonated beautifully!  A job very well done!
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