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British composer Geoff Smith has invented a new instrument – The Fluid Piano – an acoustic piano which enables musicians to alter each note individually and separately by precise microtonal intervals per note before or during performance. Read more >>

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« on: August 11, 2017, 04:16:07 PM »

From the same recital as the Chopin Fantasie I posted earlier. If you have any suggestions please leave them below.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 08:07:54 PM »

25 views and no replies... Is it that bad? Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 10:10:03 PM »

Wonderful performance!! It's very clear and full of colors, like an orchestra, but the rubato is never too much and it actually sounds like a waltz. I prefer the orchestral version of this work, and I like when performances of the solo piano version sound more like imitating an orchestra than just displaying piano flashiness.

Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 10:38:00 PM »

Wonderful performance!! It's very clear and full of colors, like an orchestra, but the rubato is never too much and it actually sounds like a waltz. I prefer the orchestral version of this work, and I like when performances of the solo piano version sound more like imitating an orchestra than just displaying piano flashiness.

Great job!

Thanks for the nice response! I agree with you, what makes some performances bad is that some pianists treat it as it was written for the piano and not for orchestra (*cough cough* Khatia Buniatishvili). I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 06:37:34 AM »

I thought your performance was very inspiring! ALSO, I found it very funny that your comment about pianists playing pieces as is just for piano and not being imaginative enough as if to play for orchestra was directed at Khatia Buniatishvili xD I literally watched your performance and right below was the autoplay for her interpretation, I listened to it and compared both of your recordings. Yours was MUCH more colorful! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 01:32:15 PM »

I thought your performance was very inspiring! ALSO, I found it very funny that your comment about pianists playing pieces as is just for piano and not being imaginative enough as if to play for orchestra was directed at Khatia Buniatishvili xD I literally watched your performance and right below was the autoplay for her interpretation, I listened to it and compared both of your recordings. Yours was MUCH more colorful! Smiley

Thank you for the response! Actually I didn't want to target just Khatia Buniatishvili I just wanted to give an example of how you not should play la valse, but still I think her interpretation is the worst one out there   Tongue Anyways, thanks for the kind words, I personally think it is my best recording (Not that I have many at all lol). I mean, if you truly love a piece I think you can pull it off, no matter how difficult it is Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 11:08:30 PM »

Really very good. You kept hold of the waltz feel throughout, and there was a lot of elegance about the playing. You (or the video editor) shouldn't have cut the well-deserved applause off the end! Very entertaining to listen to, and as previous posters have commented, I think the colour and vitality of the performance has a lot to do with that.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 01:47:23 AM »

Very amazing performance! I agree that it is very colorful and find it surprising that you are 13. Smiley
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Rach Op.42
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 05:47:55 AM »

Very amazing performance! I agree that it is very colorful and find it surprising that you are 14. Smiley

Thanks! I am 13 btw  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 05:57:37 AM »

Thanks! I am 13 btw  Smiley
Oh, I am very sorry Sad Fixed now
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Scriabin Sonata No.4 Op.30
Rach Op.42
Prok Toccata
Future:
-Resume Ravel Concerto G
-Bach BWV 831
-Chopin Concerti 1 and 2
-Maybe Beethoven waldstein
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2017, 06:13:20 AM »

All you child prodigies are making me feel so old and not-talented! I'm 17 ...
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Beethoven Op. 81a (I.)
Rachmaninoff Op. 32 No. 10
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Liszt Wilde Jagd, Dante, HR 6
Chopin Ballade 3
Beethoven Op. 57
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 02:11:13 PM »

All you child prodigies are making me feel so old and not-talented! I'm 17 ...

Thanks! Your repertoire isn't too shabby though  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 06:01:35 PM »

Ah thanks. But very few of those pieces are in any kind of coherent architecture right now ...   Undecided
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Auditioning to U of O school of music:
Bach WTC Bk 1 No. 10
Beethoven Op. 81a (I.)
Rachmaninoff Op. 32 No. 10
Future:
Liszt Wilde Jagd, Dante, HR 6
Chopin Ballade 3
Beethoven Op. 57
Prokofiev
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