Piano Society
Free Classical Keyboard Recordings
It is currently Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:39 am

All times are UTC - 1 hour




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Godowsky - "Lullaby"
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:51 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:38 pm
Posts: 8413
musicusblau wrote:
Hm, do you mean "Das tanzende Vindabona" or similar?


Yes, that's it, Vindabona. That's a funny-sounding name to me.

techneut wrote:
pianolady wrote:
another one of Godowsky's Triakantameron pieces that inspires us to do something...like that one with the title ????

Is there one with a title in this set ? Cool ! :P


Ohhh, you.... :) And the next piece that follows is named !!!! :lol:

_________________
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." ~ Frederic Chopin

my videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/monicapiano


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Godowsky - "Lullaby"
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:32 pm
Posts: 468
Location: Connecticut, USA
Monica,

Nice job on this overall! When one thinks Godowsky (at least this one), heaven-storming virtuosity such as the Studies on Chopin often comes to mind. Yet even these smaller-scale works are not at all easy to bring off. Your pedalling is creditably even, your voicing quite well balanced (not easy with those intertwining voices), and I like your ritards. There could be perhaps a bit more salon dreaminess that seems so typical of this composer's works, but that's just my druthers. My only other recommendation would be that I think the tempo is too fast for a lullaby, as you almost seem to imply yourself in your initial post. That is, I wouldn't interpret a marking too literally, but maybe have more freedom in interpreting it. Markings are a guide but in the end, the context of the pianist, the instrument, the rhythm, the spontaneity of the moment, etc. are what should dictate the tempo, at least to a certain degree. A minor nit though. Well done overall!

Joe

_________________
Movie Blog: http://www.criticsloft.com
Classical Music Web Site: http://www.critics-ear.com
Youtube Piano Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/Chopin849?feature=mhee


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Godowsky - "Lullaby"
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:48 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:38 pm
Posts: 8413
Thanks for listening, Joe. I just feel that Godowsky put so much effort into all the markings, including the metronome mark, and so I don't think it's my place to play the piece any differently. Maybe if I were a more confident player or a free-spirit I would do that. But also, as I've said many times before, people come to Piano Society to get an idea how a piece is supposed to be played. Therefore, I think we should adhere to the composer's markings as much as possible. :)

_________________
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." ~ Frederic Chopin

my videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/monicapiano


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Godowsky - "Lullaby"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:14 pm
Posts: 844
Location: Germany
Hi Monica, it's 4:25 AM here, but I have a sleep disorder... so it's just the music for me :)
Very nice, lovely, good! I really like this comfortable feeling I got from the listening! Thanks!!!
Now I'm going to sleep...
(BTW I haven't forgotten my part in this project, either :wink: )

_________________
Hye-Jin Lee
"The love for music. The respect for the composer. The desire to express something that reaches and moves the listener." (Montserrat Caballé about her main motivation for becoming a singer)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Godowsky - "Lullaby"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:46 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:38 pm
Posts: 8413
Hello Hye-Jin. Nice to hear from you again! Although, I'm sorry about your sleeping problem; I often have the same problem. Trying to get through the day when you've not slept well is no fun... :cry: And yes, I'm glad you will still participate in the Triakantameron project. I just started my last one the other day and discovered that it's very interesting -I didn't expect some of the harmonies.

_________________
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." ~ Frederic Chopin

my videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/monicapiano


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group