thank you very much for to have put this up.
Yay - no more sweater! Not that there was anything wrong with it, but I'm glad to see short sleeves, because it means that warmer weather really is here.
Yes, first I wanted to wear a pullover again, but then I remembered your words to my last video, so, I pulled out my pullover and played in my shirt.
I have recorded this nocturne also, Andreas. And video recorded it too. It's the only video I have on the site.
We both play this piece quite differently. I take it a lot slower than you. And I guess I must also ignore every staccato because I play it mostly legato all the time. So hearing you play with more detached notes sounds a little strange to me. But I'm sure you are playing it more accurately. I just prefer a smooth, gentle tone all over this one. Fun to hear the difference between the two, though.
Yes, fun to hear the difference between the two, Monica. There are many pianists, who take the A-part slower than quarter=40, which is prescribed by Chopin. I also do play it a little bit slower, but I wanted to come as near to Chopin´s intention as possible. In spite of the higher tempo I do as much expression (like dynamics, articulation and rubati) as possible (for me). For this higher tempo of the A-part I can´t play the B-part as a true "doppio movimento" like it is prescribed in the score, but also here I try to come as close as possible to "doppio movimento". I find to be the articulation (like staccato-prescriptions, legato-bows and others) very important in this piece, because it becomes more like a lively speaking or speech (also with funny and very eloquent moments). I´m quite sure, that´s what Chopin must have intended with this piece. Why has he written all this prescriptions of articulation in his score, if he would have wanted a throughout smooth and legato sound? (So, at least it´s, what I see in the structure of this music.)
But I enjoyed your version very much, Monica, in summary a good, solid and note-perfect playing (that´s the main-thing, all the rest is just a matter of interpretation), and what a very very nice video-performance with all the candle-lights, your elegant dress and your likeable little smile, when the piece is finished. I think, you were glad and satisfied, when the recording was finished, isn´t it?
(BTW, I remember still to have watched this video then and I´m sure, that I have commented on it. So, I do hope, not to repeat myself.