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 Post subject: Schubert, Moments musicaux, No. 2 in A flat major, Andantino
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:06 pm 
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Hello,

this is my first post.

thank you for listening,

Didier

Schubert - Op.94 no.2, Moments Musicaux in A-flat major


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:00 pm 
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That was beautiful. I loved your phrasing and dynamics. So soothing.

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I echo what Pianolady said about your sensitive phrasing and dynamics. This is beautiful. I like the sound of your piano. What kind is it?


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I am happy that you liked this beautiful music from Franz Schubert. I have played this piece for many years and tried to get it right. I am still on this way but did not want to wait still some years for sharing it here. :wink:

My piano is a Steingraeber grand.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:57 am 
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A good and musical performance of this affecting piece. Nice touch and dynamics, and clearly you love this piece. It is certainly more than good enough to put on the site. Yet, there are two things that bother me:

1) Your sometimes erratic tempo. You often pull the tempo about within a bar, rushing the shorter notes along. It this is intended as rubato, it is too much of a good thing.

2) There are many chords in this piece. In at least half of them, I can't hear all of the notes, especially the bass notes. I realize you make great effort fo make the top voice sing out, and that succeeds very well, but it must not lead to other notes being completely inaudible. Also, your chords are occasionally unevenly attacked (possibly related to the above, not sure if it is a structural problem of its own)

In bar 2 of the forte section (which could IMO be a bit more desperate) you leave out the second beat, creating a 2/4 bar among all the 3/4 bars. In bars 4 and 5 of that same section, you do not seem to play the A in the last chord which sounds a bit unusual. Apart from that, no mistakes I could hear. Well done !

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Well listened to ! You comments are much relevant to me.

In the patterns dotted eigth - sixteenth - eigth - dotted eigth - ..., the third note is too short at several times. I shall correct this.
Indeed, I miss a beat in bar 57, which may strengthen the urgency feeling but is not written by Schubert. The upper A of the last chord at bars 59 and 60 does not sound enough because of the weakness of my fifth finger.
I can ear all the bass notes at LH. Hence I think that you are complaining about the sounding of the bass notes of the RH chords ?


I rediscovered your site on yesterday when I was looking for other recordings from Schubert sonatas found here some years ago, by a piano teacher and performer who seems having left now. I then decided to submit my last recording of this moment musical, done the day before not in this intent. I did not expect a so careful listening, for which I thank you again.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:11 am 
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Didier wrote:
I did not expect a so careful listening, for which I thank you again.
Didier

Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition :lol:

Yes we try to listen carefully to each submission, especially when it is a first one. Obviously there is not always time and opportunity to do that.

Yes, it's mainly the RH chords where notes seem to be missing. I am sure you play them, but they can't be heard - at least I can't. And as you say your dotted rhyhms need attention.

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This time, I did my best. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:24 pm 
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I am sure you did your best last time, too :D

This one is better in terms of touch and accuracy, and it sounds a bit more confident. At least you do not pull the tempo about, and there are hardly any mistakes. So in that repect, well done and this can certainly go on the site if you provide your biography and a photo.

However I largely have the same nags as before. Your dotted rhyhm is still weak in places (though it HAS improved), there are still may notes not audible (though less than before) and you still leave out that beat in the forte section. Best put a note in your score so that you may remember not to do that (a thing learnt the wrong wau can ge hard to relearn).

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you still leave out that beat in the forte section


:oops: :oops: :oops:

I thought: make sound fully the RH chords and take care to the dotted rythm. I forgot the missing beat. :cry:

Well, again...

PS I send my biography to robert.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:21 am 
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You need not feel like you should immediately correct everything that is pointed out here. A pleasant performance can well live with a few mistakes. But this one is better still. As you sent Robert the bio I trust he will put this up the site.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:26 am 
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Thank you again for helping me to get this better. :)


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You did a very good job last time and I have put the recording up along with your biography.

I have also removed your previous recordings from this post and linked the last one from the first post in the topic. That is standard procedure if you wonder.

Again, welcome!

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This new recording is a bit better, I think, and the sound is more natural. May I suggest that it replaces my previous one ? :roll:


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Would you not be convinced by my recording on yesterday ?
Well, this one is still better ! :wink:


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