Great job, guys! Sounded very good - thanks for showing it
Thank you for your encouraging words, Monica!
Thank you for your detailed comment.
About the piano being detuned in the treble register, I thought I heard a note (one of the top 80) that sounded a little honky-tonky at the end of the piece, but it was barely noticeable and honestly, if you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't have been able to discern it.
I´m absolutely glad you say that
, because I also think, that Chris exagerates a bit concerning the discant being too harsh and distuned!
It´s a nice Steinway-like sound with a brilliant character, which can be intonated a bit softer next time, but that´s a pure matter of taste, of course. There still were 2 distuned tones I retuned during our recording-session. I think, after having done that, the tuning was absolutely bearable. So, not a big deal concerning the tuning at all in summary.
It looked like great fun too!
Yes, in summary it was a great fun (at least for me)! Just when we had finished there was the message to read on my computer screen "not enough memory for the file" or similar and so we had to redo all parts from the "Nymphenreigen" on again. In that way our recording-session took onto nearly 9 hours or so and at the end we both were quite tired. Chris even was really "fed up" with the piece.
Bravo! I thought this was a splendid performance and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Any slips in the tuning did not detract at all. The pictures along the course of the Moldau were beautiful too. This was a wonderful collaboration. Thanks for posting it.
Thank you, dear friend, for your encouraging words!
I´m also glad you didn´t find the tuning detracting. I have enjoyed to play this piece very much and I have to admit, that Chris´ part at some places was a bit more tricky than my one, though also in my part are some virtouso passages.
And my wife and me had a great time in beautiful Germany. It must be the best time of the year to do it, shame we had to sit inside for a whole day. I already miss my Bier und Bratwurst (see photo) ....
I´m glad and I also think, we had a great time together. Have many thanks for the great collaboration! Yes, slurping Bier and eating Bratwurst in the Biergarten at the Neckar was one of the nicest moment on that day, but also having had a good meal in the evening in the restaurant!