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Out with the old, in with the new. This thread is for everybody! (Read 9253 times)

Offline starstruck5

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Re: Out with the old, in with the new. This thread is for everybody!
«Reply #150 on: June 03, 2012, 02:17:37 PM »
I agree with Choo one hundred percent!  I would add that the tone Costanza fired up toward the end was masterful -

Enzos Un Sospiro -only listened to the latest version -but this had such passion and beauty I didn't want to wind back to the beginning -the playing had already taken me on a sublime journey -very mature playing for one so young.
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«Reply #151 on: June 03, 2012, 03:44:41 PM »
That was NICE Costanza!!! ;D  With your playing I can imagine a mechanical doll moving about and I am sure with a little more time you can project the mechanical doll much better. THANKS!!

THANKS SO MUCH TO  Birba, Margh, Choo and starstruck5 for the wonderful words of encouragement.  I can sense that Enzo feels more confident with the "changes" he has done to some pieces since it is being met with positive comments.   T H A N K S !!!!

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«Reply #152 on: June 05, 2012, 06:58:16 PM »
 8) This thread looks super cool. I love the idea, and wonder how much I've missed...although as for my part I realize anything I've played in the last couple years would belong in this thread and not on its own!
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«Reply #153 on: June 23, 2012, 02:19:41 AM »
HHmmmmnnnn......  let us keep this thread alive .....  NICE to have a "BEFORE" and "AFTER" thing.   Gives a better perspective....
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I hope you won't mind if we posted a "BEFORE" video .... ;D ...
This was a time that SPEED was king to a young, energetic mind! ;D
ENZO was about 11-12 years old here and into his 2nd year on the piano...



we added some "old film" effect .... if he plays this as part of a performance
for grade school kids early July .... then I can post the "AFTER".  Thanks...
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«Reply #154 on: June 23, 2012, 06:36:03 PM »
Wow -2nd year on the piano I was still trying to find middle C! lol

This is amazing playing for 2nd year!  Of course the playing is warp factor 9 and the control factor is about 7 out of 10 -which is still better than I could achieve -impressive -look forward to the update!
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«Reply #155 on: June 23, 2012, 11:07:47 PM »
EDIT:  June 24, 2012 - with apologies to Starstruck who posted a kind and generous comment
comment above . . . . just found out that my son will not be playing the "Spinning Song" for his performance with the grade school kids next week . . . so there will be no "AFTER" video. 

We are posting instead a new "BEFORE" and "AFTER". Thanks for any comment ....

"AFTER" - Mendelssohn Piano Concerto no.1 (G minor) 2nd mvt. (he was late 13 here)
Enzo tries to "accompany" the Stuttgard Symphony Orchestra's minus 1 CD..  ;D



"BEFORE" - PLayed as the main piece on his 1st solo recital when he was about 12.
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Re: Out with the old, in with the new. This thread is for everybody!
«Reply #156 on: June 24, 2012, 04:51:22 AM »
Loved both pieces!  Dazzling Spinning Song and wow, a second year piece?!?  That makes my head spin!!!  Incredible!  The concerto was beautiful.  First time I've heard it.  Enzo, you played it with such grand reverence.  I enjoy watching you practice your concerto at home with the CD orchestra and the metronome in the background.  Hope you'll post more practices.

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«Reply #157 on: June 25, 2012, 08:20:51 PM »
That was just a total joy -such a treat to hear such seemingly effortless playing -Enzo makes this piece sound easy -which is a sign of a true artist.  Bravo -I think both before and after versions are wonderful -such beautiful tone and phrasing!  I hope to hear Enzo play this with a real orchestra one day -I am sure he will!

Still hope to hear an updated Spinning Song!
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«Reply #158 on: June 25, 2012, 08:30:17 PM »
It's always hard with Enzo to express a preference between 'before' and 'after': both are superlative!!!! I notice many subtle, yet fundamentale improvements in terms of musical intentions, control and exxpression. But it doesn't mean that the first version is lacking in some respect: it's awesome too!!!
I whish with all my heart that Enzo's talent  will find the due consideration in the musical world. He's a rare pearl  :) :) :) :)

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Re: Out with the old, in with the new. This thread is for everybody!
«Reply #159 on: June 27, 2012, 10:58:05 PM »
Paganini/Liszt La Campanella

The old



It's on my out of tune piano. Although 0:05-0:50 is better on this

The new



The sound is so much better on the tuned piano. 0:08-0:45 I could do better on that.

Enjoy.

Good work on the concerto Enzo. What a commitment.
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«Reply #160 on: June 29, 2012, 04:21:03 AM »
WOW, Dan!!  That was pretty darned cool!!  I enjoyed your bravura performances, even the one on your out of tune piano.  Such an incredible showpiece!  And you do it so well!  Hats off to you!  Congratulations!  Hope you'll post more of your pieces, even the non classical, on this thread.  I enjoy watching and listening to you very much!  Keep up the good work!


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«Reply #161 on: June 29, 2012, 05:55:55 AM »
You have flying fingers, Dan!!!! Great job, bravo!

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«Reply #162 on: July 01, 2012, 05:36:15 PM »
Hello Dan ....  that was very well played .... deliberate and sure!!   
I loved the body movements!! WOW ....  ;D ;D
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«Reply #163 on: March 18, 2013, 12:13:33 AM »
Why should a thread like this lie dormant?

Bach Chaconne from the 2nd violin partita transcribed by Brahms (Inspiration fnork).
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Re: Out with the old, in with the new. This thread is for everybody!
«Reply #164 on: March 24, 2013, 03:40:08 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm glad to see this topic started by birba back on Page 1 again thanks to furtwaengler.  I have attached two Rachmaninoff Preludes here, Op. 23 Nos. 1 in F#m and No. 10 in G flat.  I had posted both individually in Audition Room in October and December of 2012, but believe they would fit well into this wonderful topic and thread too.

My story is that I had first recorded these pieces back around 1985.  But they were analog recordings, and my playing was not as mature as it is now.  They also contained some glaringly wrong notes and other problems.  So I decided to re-record them in digital sound with more attention to accuracy and artistry.

I had never gone "full circle" before--that is, relearning repertoire from long ago.  So I didn't know what to expect in reviving music that I hadn't played for nearly 30 years!  

What I discovered is that relearning is more difficult than initial learning. What was most  startling to me was how much my interpretations had changed!  Because of this different slant, my earlier renditions played virtually no part in influencing the process.  So I found myself paying greater attention to the finer points of performance. I was looking for a more artistic sound rather than the academic sound on my older recordings.  Also, I doubt that decades ago I listened to my playing as I do now.  So out with the old and in with the new!

If you didn't catch my earlier  postings from a few months ago, I hope you'll enjoy hearing them here.  Also:

Link to old analog recording of the F#m:

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=18900.0

Link to old analog recording of the G flat:

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=18905.0

The new digital recordings are below.

Comments welcome.

David

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«Reply #165 on: March 24, 2013, 10:38:42 PM »
hi Dave!!! :)

Thank you for the BachBrahms Chaconne, really enjoyed listening to it this very early Monday morning.
I have always liked this particular work and it has set properly my feelings to start the Christian Holy week. Personally I feel the beauty of the spontaneity of your playing, emphasizing more the musical line above the structure of the Bach piece ...WONDERFUL effect on me.  THANK YOU my friend!!!

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«Reply #166 on: March 24, 2013, 11:00:00 PM »
hi David!

I enjoyed listening to both pieces this very early Monday morning and both pieces suits the mood for the start of the Christian Holy Week.  I don't know ... perhaps it's just me?!? ... it seems that the 1st recording of the Op. 23, No. 1 in F#m creates a more sad and lonely mood ... maybe it is the slightly slower tempo??  THANKS my friend ..... for expanding my musical horizon.

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«Reply #167 on: March 25, 2013, 12:36:33 AM »
Hi Emill,

Yes, in this later recording I adhered to Rachmaninoff's metronome marking which is a bit faster that of my older recording.  I think that while it somewhat loses that loneliness mood in the older recording, it takes on an intense searching mood in the recent recording.

Thanks for listening.

David
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«Reply #168 on: March 27, 2013, 06:43:54 PM »
 sorry wrong post...hehehee :P
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«Reply #169 on: March 28, 2013, 04:24:31 AM »
When enzo was "tinkering" with the 2nd movement of "Pathetique" last year, I just wished he would choose it and finish the whole sonata; however he went for the Appassionata. So I am posting the "before" and wish that this year I can post the "after".

Sorry for the background disturbance of persons and instruments.  Any comments and observations are more than welcome. THANKS.

wrong file....hehhehehe  will try again .....  "crawling internet" :o ::)
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