thanks Pete, Yes, i do 2X a day op10/1 with slow tempo as you said so. But I have already done the "improved " version/?/ The op53, I will ask my brian to discipline a bit more to give a stable pulse.
So, you dnt appreciate my " unorthodox" rubato playing, except the octave part. I have to adimit, the easiest part was the octave part and the hardest was the ?????/may be the last 4 bars.
No metronome was used in octave passage, so my natural bilogical cyborg clock is working right??
Yes, i used aznazy validmir op53 as mine reference, he does palyed a much acurate than my version.
This requires a long period of concentration when doing the recording, I dnt allowed a EVEN ONE note to be wrong. so its quite a hard work for me. But I will try AGAIN....next year. as its a continious improvement...
Meanwhile, have a listen to my latest op10/1(next week) before I go back to my practice room-slow tempo.
I hope I'm not coming across as a severely puritanical taskmaster, but you did say to be as direct as though you are one of my students. So direct I will be. Being unabashedly candid is what I'm best at. (As if you hadn't already noticed!
About the polonaise, I would appreciate rubato if there was a stable rhythm to base it on. I said it before, I'll say it again; COUNT THE BEATS! I certainly appreciate rubato as well as individuality, but accuracy MUST come before anything else. Your recording was evidence of a great deal of hard work and determination, you should be proud. But at the same time, my duty as an educator is to call people on their flaws. One major flaw is the metric instability. At this point I have a one track mind, so forgive me if I appear unreasonably strict. (No sarcasm intended.)
If you were a student of mine, I would not allow you go forward another step before producing a recording of the etude and the polonaise @ half tempo and with perfect clarity.
I noticed that you made a distinction between practicing and performing. There is no rift between practicing and performing. To practice efficaciously, you must be in the same frame of mind as when you are on stage, hence my suggestion to post a half speed recording. I think you may have constructed a barrier between practice and performance. Mr. Mar, tear down that wall.
Okay, my whip-cracking teacher hat is off.
As a fellow student
, I say a sincere "good luck!"
I look forward to hearing your new recording!