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Author Topic: Chopin Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1 VIDEO with narrative slide show  (Read 149 times)
beethovenfan01
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« on: September 21, 2017, 02:15:30 AM »



Watch it, you'll see what I mean by narrative slide show.

The Doppio Movimento is a bit messy, I'll admit, but I still think I capture the overall essence pretty well. Also, what do you think of my poem ...  Wink

Fog wisping,
Night pressing,
Breeze chilling,
Trees creaking.

A stone by itself,
Two on my right,
A cross on my left
As I beheld the graves my friends.

It was their turn,
And soon mine will come
I don't want to go,
Not yet.

Something's unfinished,
I can't tell what
But death is calling
Relentlessly.

A time long gone harkens again
Wisps of laughter
And joy cry innocently
For my attention.

But it is vain.
I have lived in the past
It holds nothing
For me now.

A lightning bolt
Signifies my final doom
The coming of storms
Final storms that will claim me.

I argue with fate
Something's unfinished,
I can't tell what
But death is calling.

It is overwhelming
The storm inside me
The storm outside me
Attack relentlessly.

Blow after blow
I am beaten.
The graveyard opens up
And calls to me too.

Out of the lightning I behold
A black robed figure
Swinging his dread scythe
Gathering up the spirits of those now gone.

I want to run
Hide
Fate can't find me
If I outwit it.

My legs are tired,
My body worn
The graveyard opens up
And calls to me too.

Then I am face to face with death
"It's time to go."
I cannot run anymore
I am spent.

I can't argue with fate
Something's unfinished,
I can't tell what
But that's every man's excuse.

And so I pass
Into a tunnel
Stretching for miles.
With or without end

I do not know.
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Chopin Ballade 3
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 02:23:46 PM »

poems are for sissies
but the playing was aight
the doppio movimento tho, no shame...it's pretty hard to pull off. def need to work more on it tho, also loved your ideas especially the crazy bass near the end

dubstep yo
wub wub wub
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2017, 04:36:50 PM »

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poems are for sissies

Of course you are entitled to your own opinion ...
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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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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 01:10:57 AM »

Hello and nice try!

I will just comment on your playing as I am no poetry expert.
This Nocturne is not considered as one of the easy ones. It seems, however, that you are able to make a good interpretation of it. In my opinion, you have to work on two things in order to accomplish that:

1) First of all the wrong notes were one too many. Your insecurity with the text is audible also in other places. Make sure of the notes and be accurate

2) watch for your pedal! You pedal through different harmonies

good luck
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