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Offline rubinsteinmad

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Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
« on: October 17, 2015, 08:27:44 PM »
Hi all,

It is my dream to participate in the 2020 Liszt Competition in Ultrecht (Netherlands).

Liszt is one of my favorite composers along with Chopin, and it is my desire to learn many works by him.

This will be like a blog, Ill keep you guys updated if you guys even care.


If you guys share this dream, this topic is for you, too!

Bye, you guys. I'm going away, like schumaniac. I feel bad for pushing him off PS, and I hope PS will be able to recover from my damage.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #1 on: October 17, 2015, 08:33:32 PM »
Congrats! Looking forward to hearing your progress. So what's first on the plate, mephisto waltz? ;)

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 08:35:03 PM »
 
Congrats! Looking forward to hearing your progress. So what's first on the plate, mephisto waltz? ;)

Either that or the Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude.

The Quarterfinals requires one of these:

(a) The Damnation of Faust and the Mephisto Waltz #1
(b)Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude and Andante Lagrimoso

They give many more options, but I don't think those are very interesting   :P

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #3 on: October 17, 2015, 08:37:21 PM »
Difficult works, looking forward to hearing you play them!

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #4 on: October 17, 2015, 08:38:13 PM »
Difficult works, looking forward to hearing you play them!

lol Not in a million years heheh!

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #5 on: October 17, 2015, 08:40:20 PM »
Well, the point is that you're posting your progress and letting us hear how you're doing! I expect to hear a progress recording of the mephisto in two weeks!

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #6 on: October 17, 2015, 08:44:03 PM »
Well, the point is that you're posting your progress and letting us hear how you're doing! I expect to hear a progress recording of the mephisto in two weeks!

Sorry, dude, but I just sighread/recorded the Abschied, a transcription of a really sad ancient Russian folksong..
 Ill post it soon.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 08:51:14 PM »
Can't wait to hear it!

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #8 on: October 17, 2015, 08:58:48 PM »

 https://soundcloud.com/dong-harris/abschied

I'm posting this just for the sake of posting. So don't waste your time giving ideas YET. I posted this simply because you told me to   :P

BTW, I don't think I really bring out the sadness in this piece. I mean, when I'm playing it, I'm pretty sad, but the emotion doesn't come through. If the audience feels sad, it is only because they are sad they decided to listen to it in the first place :P

Ill upload it again when I've actually worked on it. This was just a recording of me sightreading (its a pretty easy piece to sightread, though)

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #9 on: October 17, 2015, 10:35:56 PM »
Out of curiosity, where's the repertoire list? I could only find the 2014 one. Benediction is a damn difficult piece to pull off, imo. Mephisto is more straightforward in terms of impact, but obviously harder technically. The 2014 rep list had an intriguing amount of later Liszt.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #10 on: October 17, 2015, 11:42:17 PM »
Out of curiosity, where's the repertoire list? I could only find the 2014 one. Benediction is a damn difficult piece to pull off, imo. Mephisto is more straightforward in terms of impact, but obviously harder technically. The 2014 rep list had an intriguing amount of later Liszt.

idk, I was looking at the 2014 repertoire list.


Anyways, here's a better performance:

https://soundcloud.com/dong-harris/abschied-take-2

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #11 on: October 18, 2015, 11:04:21 PM »
Bye, you guys. I'm going away, like schumaniac. I feel bad for pushing him off PS, and I hope PS will be able to recover from my damage.
I do lurk on PS but in a controlled way, and I was answering your PMs lol... I haven't made any replies and I don't "regret" quitting or anything, but I felt like I had to write something here

Stop being so weird! ::) I left PS because I felt like I wasting way too much time on it, not cause of you... (I see that people have followed suit and posted way less infrequently as well ;D) You didn't "damage" the forum in any way.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #12 on: October 18, 2015, 11:35:23 PM »
You guys, Schumaniac is now trying to find my identity, and he's failing miserably.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #13 on: October 31, 2015, 05:43:48 PM »
How goes the Mephisto?

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #14 on: October 31, 2015, 06:31:52 PM »

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #15 on: November 02, 2015, 05:16:53 PM »
This is one of my favorite Liszt pieces. Are you going to learn it?

You might have seen one of my videos without knowing it was that nut from the forum
youtube.com/noahjohnson1810

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #16 on: November 03, 2015, 12:25:55 AM »
This is one of my favorite Liszt pieces. Are you going to learn it?


No, that is a piece of crap not suitable for any competition.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #17 on: November 03, 2015, 01:16:54 AM »
No, that is a piece of crap not suitable for any competition.

I thought you said all of Liszt's pieces were divine. Major facepalm moment...
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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #18 on: November 03, 2015, 01:22:14 AM »
I thought you said all of Liszt's pieces were divine. Major facepalm moment...

You really believe this crap is a "Liszt composition"? ::)

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #19 on: November 03, 2015, 03:52:41 AM »
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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #20 on: November 03, 2015, 04:05:28 AM »
So is your face!!
OOOOHHHHHHHH ROASTED OHOHOHOHOH
sorry I'm not sensitive to heat

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #21 on: November 03, 2015, 03:27:18 PM »
No, that is a piece of crap not suitable for any competition.

I whole-heartedly disagree.

- AJ

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #22 on: November 03, 2015, 04:10:51 PM »
I whole-heartedly disagree.

- AJ

sucks for you then, but I'm not gonna learn that crap.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #23 on: November 03, 2015, 04:48:51 PM »
sucks for you then, but I'm not gonna learn that crap.

Good, you will just ruin it like you did to transcendental 12.
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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #24 on: November 04, 2015, 03:37:37 AM »
Good, you will just ruin it like you did to transcendental 12.

you wont be any better
ohohohohohohoh
jk

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #25 on: November 05, 2015, 01:24:44 AM »
Good, you will just ruin it like you did to transcendental 12.

Good, you will just ruin it like you did to transcendental 12.

And anyways, I ruined it no more than you ruined the Chopin Preludes.

And I'm not even being arrogant here.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #26 on: November 05, 2015, 01:36:12 AM »
And anyways, I ruined it no more than you ruined the Chopin Preludes.

If you think I ruined them, perhaps I will put on a link to your Chasse Neige recording, and we will have pianostreet compare that to the link in my description. hm...
You might have seen one of my videos without knowing it was that nut from the forum
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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #27 on: November 05, 2015, 01:59:49 AM »
If you think I ruined them, perhaps I will put on a link to your Chasse Neige recording, and we will have pianostreet compare that to the link in my description. hm...

Yes, we should. But,

(1) the Chasse neige was recorded long before your "Chopin Prelude" attempts were recorded.
(2) We haven't finished doing both of the works.

See, it wouldn't be fair... but who cares, I know dcstudio will vote for me <3

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #28 on: November 05, 2015, 06:05:43 AM »
If you think I ruined them, perhaps I will put on a link to your Chasse Neige recording, and we will have pianostreet compare that to the link in my description. hm...
You absolutely did NOT ruin them! What even Emily...

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #29 on: November 05, 2015, 03:46:21 PM »
edit:
Noah absolutely did NOT ruin them! What even Emily...

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #30 on: November 05, 2015, 08:37:22 PM »

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #31 on: November 07, 2015, 10:25:01 PM »
I wanna hear rubensteinmad play Mephisto Waltz.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #32 on: November 08, 2015, 08:50:13 PM »
I can probably do an impression of what his Mephisto Waltz would sound like ;D

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #33 on: November 08, 2015, 09:57:49 PM »
I can probably do an impression of what his Mephisto Waltz would sound like ;D

Try it. I dare you. You should stop insulting me because of the Chasse-neige (which I was just starting, anyways.)

Anyways, if you do end up attempting to do an impression, you have my Prokofiev recording as an example.

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #34 on: November 08, 2015, 11:19:02 PM »
Try it. I dare you. You should stop insulting me because of the Chasse-neige (which I was just starting, anyways.)

Anyways, if you do end up attempting to do an impression, you have my Prokofiev recording as an example.
yep! ;D

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Re: Journey to the Liszt Competition 2020
«Reply #35 on: December 22, 2015, 07:24:05 PM »
Out of curiosity, where's the repertoire list? I could only find the 2014 one. Benediction is a damn difficult piece to pull off, imo. Mephisto is more straightforward in terms of impact, but obviously harder technically. The 2014 rep list had an intriguing amount of later Liszt.

They have it now. Unfortunately, the 2017 rep is full of early Liszt (including the inevitable Douze Grandes Etudes S. 137, of 1837. ???