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Author Topic: Chopin - Ballade in g-minor (live recording from national piano competition)  (Read 3935 times)
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« on: February 27, 2012, 10:33:23 PM »



Hi! This is my first post. I have to say at first I´m sorry my bad english.

I am an anonymous pianist from Finland. I won a national piano competition 2012, and this Chopin Ballade is one of pieces I played there. I hope you´ll listen whole piece - I think it is a little bit different version! And I would be so happy if someone commented!

This is some english practising in same way Smiley

- FinnishPianist
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piano sheet music of Ballade 1
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 09:15:18 AM »

Quote"I am an anonymous pianist from Finland"..do not be shy, show your true identity like myself. No one is going to hack your account or take your money. If you are so proud of your Finish fatherland, show your true colour. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 10:20:48 AM »

Very beautiful, bravo Sir!
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Repertoire.
2011/2012

Brahms op 118
Chopin Preludes op 28
Grieg Holberg Suite
Mendelssohn Piano trio D minor op 49
Rachmaninoff Etude Tabelaux op 33 no 3 & 4 op 39 no 2
Scriabin Preludes op 1
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 04:16:42 PM »

Beautiful and congratulations!

I am a Finn too and since we are kind of reserved by nature, we'll come out only when really necessary  Smiley
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This spring's plans: A couple of Scarlatti Sonatas, late Scriabin preludes and something by Shosty. Maybe a Chopin waltz and just started poking at the Berceuse.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 09:02:58 PM »

You're right.  I've never heard this ballade performed in this way.  You take lots of liberties and some that go against the printed notes.  But you convinced me.  Your pianissimi were exquisite. The inner note playing was very subtle.  It was a superlative interpretation.  I'm very curious to know:  you're age, the edition of the ballades you were using, and whether your teacher had any influence in your interpretation.
I'm curious to hear more of your playing.  Any Beethoven in the competition? 
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 09:05:38 PM »

p.s.  Do you know an Eric Tavartsterna - or something like that?
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 09:54:14 PM »

The best performance of this Ballade I have heard since Zimerman.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 11:13:05 PM »

Thank you all!! I´m so pleased for your comments Smiley This is very important piece for me, so it feels great you liked my interpretation.

@birba:

I´m 17 years old. Maybe that is why my playing has a lot of little mistakes. Other reason could be a flow I had when I played this one; I didn´t play it just like I had planned. Some ideas came at that moment.

The edition I´m using: G. Henle Verlag (Urtext). (did you ask this?)

I have two teachers. What they usually tell me is how important it is to play just as composer have written. My teachers "cancel out" my craziest ideas, but they rispect a few of them.

Erik T. Tawaststjerna is a famous finnish pianist. He is known about his interpretations of Sibelius pianoworks. He was one of artistic team members in the competition I played.

My playing:

First round:
Scarlatti - sonata d minor k. 141
Scriabin - etude op. 8 no. 11
Lutoslawski - etude 2
Chopin - ballade 1

Second round:
Haydn - sonata e flat major no. 62
Debussy - jardins sous la pluie
Madetoja - "Leikki" and "Vanha muisto"
My own 6 piano etudes

Third round:
Chopin concerto no. 1 (this wasn´t recorded)

Anything you want to hear? I don´t have the Youtube channel but I can ask for "sokosti5" if he could upload some pieces more.
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 06:32:03 AM »

Very interesting, indeed!  The Haydn and your etudes.  You composed them? 
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 07:20:31 AM »


Anything you want to hear? I don´t have the Youtube channel but I can ask for "sokosti5" if he could upload some pieces more.

You could also just attach the MP3 files to your messages on the forum, if they are not video recordings.
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This spring's plans: A couple of Scarlatti Sonatas, late Scriabin preludes and something by Shosty. Maybe a Chopin waltz and just started poking at the Berceuse.
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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 09:04:28 AM »

Hello!
Welcome to PianoStreet.
You are one fine pianist and I LIKE what I hear.
Thanks for sharing.

 
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 12:50:00 AM »

Amazing. Spellbinding. I just wanted to hear the intro but couldn't stop listening. As said, completely unorthodox in some ways but always coherent and deeply emotional without becoming too sentimental. The most interesting contribution I've heard in a long time. In particular your use of dynamics is impressive. While I did hear some wrong notes they didn't bother me. Seems you have a more important agenda than just always hitting the right notes. Congratulations and hope to hear more of you.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 03:43:35 PM »

Thank you! Smiley

I´m sorry about I´m so late Cheesy mp3-files cutting isn´t so easy to me. Anyway, there is Haydn and my 6 etudes. I am not satisfied with second round. Cold hands and too hasty..
About my etudes, I composed them about 3 years ago (14years old), so they have some romantic influences of course Smiley I´m composing 12 etudes for every minor key. As you can notice, every one of them includes same melody in different context.

* 6 etudes.mp3 (7219.72 KB - downloaded 78 times.)
* Haydn - Sonata no. 62.mp3 (5829.1 KB - downloaded 33 times.)
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 05:38:22 PM »

So far I only listened to your etudes.  WOW!  I am impressed.  You were 14 years old?!?!?  You're some kind of genius, probably.  I loved the 1st and I think the 4th one most of all.  But they were all so very much sincere and almost naive in their innocence.  Just joy in the piano.  That's all!
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 06:13:38 PM »

logged in to post Enzo's Saint Saens No.2 and ended up listening several times to the etudes.

So impressive for someone so young!!! ... (let me take that back) .... even for any age  your etudes are impressive. You deserve to WIN! CONGRATULATIONS ...
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