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F. Chopin, Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 - Piano: Luca Rebola
on: January 18, 2022, 05:58:19 PM
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Re: F. Chopin, Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 - Piano: Luca Rebola
Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 08:06:45 PM
Very good. Dance style, almost flawlessly played with superb melody, trills and soft left hand chords. Very good control of dynamics. You make the most of this piece, i think. I got interested in mazurkas now, dance complicated rythm, oval shaped. Are you living on pianoplaying? Freshly played, energizing, you sound healthy.

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Re: F. Chopin, Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 - Piano: Luca Rebola
Reply #2 on: January 19, 2022, 03:14:19 PM
Very good. Dance style, almost flawlessly played with superb melody, trills and soft left hand chords. Very good control of dynamics. You make the most of this piece, i think. I got interested in mazurkas now, dance complicated rythm, oval shaped. Are you living on pianoplaying? Freshly played, energizing, you sound healthy.

Thank you very much! I really appreciate your words. I'm living on piano playing (classical music but also other genres), and music lessons.
Yes, Mazurkas are a very interesting type of dance, musical form and cultural trait at the same time, I think. I'm afraid I'm not too good in feeling the rhythm, I think it's a cultural matter, not simple if you're not Polish.
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Re: F. Chopin, Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 - Piano: Luca Rebola
Reply #3 on: April 18, 2022, 07:56:25 AM
Very well-played with a solid mazurka dance rhythm. The melody is brought out well and the ornaments are accomplished. A minor criticism is that the left hand is just a little loud but I know how difficult it is to keep that bass accompaniment working away in the background while maintaining good dynamics in the right hand. Good job

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Re: F. Chopin, Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 - Piano: Luca Rebola
Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 12:29:13 PM
Very nice! I'll start by saying that I enjoy your playing very much, and that I agree with most of what the previous posters wrote.
I hope you don't mind if I point out one or two things that I think you can do even better. It would be nice with more dynamic contrast between bars 3 and 4 (fortissimo to piano). Keeping the pedal a little longer in bar 3 will make this easier.
Also, in bar 11 and similar places I think you got the rhythm wrong. You play a dotted rhythm throughout the bar, but at least in my score the last four eighth-notes are even.

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Re: F. Chopin, Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 - Piano: Luca Rebola
Reply #5 on: June 29, 2022, 01:26:20 AM
Very well-played with a solid mazurka dance rhythm. The melody is brought out well and the ornaments are accomplished. A minor criticism is that the left hand is just a little loud but I know how difficult it is to keep that bass accompaniment working away in the background while maintaining good dynamics in the right hand. Good job

Thank you very much for your words and criticism too!
Sorry for late response.
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Re: F. Chopin, Mazurka Op. 7 No. 1 - Piano: Luca Rebola
Reply #6 on: June 29, 2022, 01:34:30 AM
Very nice! I'll start by saying that I enjoy your playing very much, and that I agree with most of what the previous posters wrote.
I hope you don't mind if I point out one or two things that I think you can do even better. It would be nice with more dynamic contrast between bars 3 and 4 (fortissimo to piano). Keeping the pedal a little longer in bar 3 will make this easier.
Also, in bar 11 and similar places I think you got the rhythm wrong. You play a dotted rhythm throughout the bar, but at least in my score the last four eighth-notes are even.

I totally agree with your observation, I'm wrong in that points. I really appreciate your words and I'll be more careful, it's a bit a shame...

Grazie!
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