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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:14 pm 
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RichNocturne wrote:
This is the first time I've ever heard this piece. This is really cool...I'd like to hear that "schmultzy" one if you can convert it to audio-only.


Thank you, Richard. I've deleted that other version. Maybe I'll make another one on a Friday night...that's when I do all kinds of dumb things... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:24 am 
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Sorry for my delayed answer, but as I told you, the internet access here in my vacancies is very bad and for some days I had no chance to log in here.
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@Godowsky: Ok, I'll make a new list. Wonder why I can't find the old one; do you have an idea of a different search word other than Godowsky or Triakontameron?


I think, I haven´t yet understood the problem entirely. Are you looking for a list of the numbers of Triakontameron we already have on the site? So, you can look on the main-site under composers Godowsky Triakontameron, but, of course, you know that. So, I suppose you are looking for the list of who wanted to play which piece, isn´t it? I propose, that we make a new one, since Alfonso and Felipe seem to have gone.

I also regret that, btw, and especially I miss the competent remarks and inspirations of Alfonso, whos recordings always were of a perfect quality! It was also a great pleasure to do these six-hands-pieces by Rachmaninof, I think, we were a good Trio!

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@Andreas - Regarding the Poulenc Improvisations: I've already done nos. 7 and 13 and I'm currently working on nos. 5 and 10. That leaves 11 of them for you... :lol:


If it is not more it´s not worth to be mentioned! :lol: I only can say, which ones I would like to play, when I shall be at home again and can try them a bit out at my piano. So, I will come back to that list in a week or so.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:27 pm 
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musicusblau wrote:
I think, I haven´t yet understood the problem entirely. Are you looking for a list of the numbers of Triakontameron we already have on the site? So, you can look on the main-site under composers Godowsky Triakontameron, but, of course, you know that. So, I suppose you are looking for the list of who wanted to play which piece, isn´t it? I propose, that we make a new one, since Alfonso and Felipe seem to have gone.


Okay, Andreas, and everyone else - I've put a new list in the 'General' forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Hi all,

David and Andreas, thank you for the kind words. I've disappeared for no particular reason other than I don't have anymore time to spend here. Even my piano practice has reduced to a ridiculous amount of 5-10 hours a month. I haven't learnt anything new since the last september, I believe. Just maintenance activity, it's that sad.

Monica, good to see that you have discovered the Improvisations. In the past I studied a few of them (never submitted though) with great pleasure. You should try No.15, I'm sure you'll love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Hi again, Alfonso.
I do so enjoy these Improvisations. I'm almost done working on two others, nos. 10 and 5 I think. I will certainly look at no. 15 next; thanks for the suggestion.

So far, only Andreas has shown interest in helping me to complete the set. Would you be interested?

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:34 am 
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pianolady wrote:
Hi again, Alfonso.
I do so enjoy these Improvisations. I'm almost done working on two others, nos. 10 and 5 I think. I will certainly look at no. 15 next; thanks for the suggestion.

So far, only Andreas has shown interest in helping me to complete the set. Would you be interested?


I would, but again I don't want to make promises I can't keep. You and Andreas will certainly do a fine job on these pieces. I like your No.13.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:03 pm 
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I would, but again I don't want to make promises I can't keep. You and Andreas will certainly do a fine job on these pieces. I like your No.13.
Thank you, Alfonso. If I'm still awake later tonight, I'm going to try video-recording this piece in the dark since I now have it memorized.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:22 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
If I'm still awake later tonight, I'm going to try video-recording this piece in the dark since I now have it memorized.

That will be one interesting video. Hope you can push the right buttons in the dark :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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techneut wrote:
pianolady wrote:
If I'm still awake later tonight, I'm going to try video-recording this piece in the dark since I now have it memorized.

That will be one interesting video. Hope you can push the right buttons in the dark :mrgreen:


harharhar.... :)
And if I do push the right button, it's going to be a black video. People might think there's something wrong with the video. Actually, I'm liking this idea more and more becuase now I won't have to get dressed and comb my hair.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Huh, recording naked... How Nathan would love that :P

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Shhhhh...he may get a whiff of this....

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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It will be a sure way to get him back, indeed....

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Probably. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:07 am 
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@Alfonso
I´m very glad to have read your lines, Alfonso. :D So we know the reason you are off. I´m in a similar situation, btw. Sometimes I also have only 4-6 hours a week to practise, but I try to do my best.

@Monica
During the first two weeks of school after the summer-holidays I had a lot of work and nearly no time to look after the "Improvisations" by Poulenc. In the early evening I also need a bit time for my five year old son and later in the evening I´m often too tired to think on piano. But now on sunday I have found a bit time to look which "Improvisations" look interesting for me: no. 1, 3, 5, 12 and may be one or two of the "Prestos" (no. 4,8,9). Especially I like the valse no. 12. I have seen, that you still are working on no. 5, so I think, I have to drop it.
As I have written to Alfonso, my time for practising is very limited in this time.
First, I would like to record my next prelude and fugue of WTC II, which is f-major. I think, this can take some days or even weeks, because I only will record it, if I´m really satisfied with my interpretation. Only after that I could go to the first "Improvisation" by Poulenc. I don´t want to promise to complete the whole set with you together, because it could be, that I want to play other pieces between. In every case the WTCII-completion has priority for me. So, it would be better to find also other members, who would like to play some of the Poulenc-pieces.
I hope on your understanding and that you are not too disappointed.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Hi Andreas,
That's okay, I am not disappointed. Since I went back to work full-time, I also do not have so much time to practice. When I think about it, I probably now get in only approximately 8 hours practicing a week, where I used to have lots more before I started working. This notion of completing the Poulenc Improvisations set is just something I got in my head and blurted out and does not need to get done by any certain time. We (and anyone else who wants to play some) can just keep it on the 'to do' list like the Godowsky set. Maybe some day one of them will get completed.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Pianolady wrote:
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That's okay, I am not disappointed. Since I went back to work full-time, I also do not have so much time to practice. When I think about it, I probably now get in only approximately 8 hours practicing a week, where I used to have lots more before I started working. This notion of completing the Poulenc Improvisations set is just something I got in my head and blurted out and does not need to get done by any certain time. We (and anyone else who wants to play some) can just keep it on the 'to do' list like the Godowsky set. Maybe some day one of them will get completed.


I´m glad about your attitude. And oh, I really had thought, you would spend more time on practising, so we seem to be in a similar situation concerning our time of practising. I also think, it will be more fun to play some of the improvisations, if we don´t put the pressure respective force of an immediate completion on them. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Hi,

Listened to the improvisation No. 13.
There I can even see some ties with Rachmaninoff, despite the structure being much drier.
I like how the themes grow into each other and how you play them out.
Poulenc is often quite fragmental. In some places I felt like the motion grows a bit too similar - I would add some contrast and and more water to the palette.


Anyways, very beautiful.
Jaak

P.S. I am new here, and this place seems very professional :)


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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:16 pm 
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jaggens wrote:
P.S. I am new here, and this place seems very professional :)

Thanks Jaak, and welcome to PS. We do have professional pianists participating here, but the vast majority of recordings (and postings) are by hard-working amateurs. Nice that you promote us in your blog, but better get that aspect right.

BTW - We do not approve of commercial links in signatures. It's fine if you introduce yourself and say 'Visit my website if you're interested
in piano lessons for beginners' (even if we're no beginners here, and might think the wrong thing). But please do not do this in your signature. Links in signatures are typically restricted to link to artist pages on PS (or sometimes Youtube channels) and should not be of commercial nature.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:30 pm 
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Thank you again, Jaak.

Where is the mention of PS in the blog? I don't see it....

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