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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:42 pm 
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Okay, the piano tuner just left. Does this sound any better?
By the way, I found out that our humidifier ( we have a whole-house humidifier system built into the furnace) was on the off position. Supposedly, my house is dry as a bone.


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Wow, that makes a LOT of difference. Now we certainly have two more nice Mazurkas for on the site. Mail me your details and I'll take care of it !

Your performance is better too, though I have the same remarks as before - the legato in the 24-3 and the overall rhythm that could be more relaxed, more flowing (it's not exactly 'jerky' as much as slightly irregular in places). But that is really minor niggle. You do a great job, not a note out of place, and play with conviction and firm touch. Mazurka lady you are from now :wink:

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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
you play like this despite having a job, a husband, kids, friends, and other engagements!? Now imagine you decided to isolate yourself from the above and have nothing but a piano and a roof over your head. :lol: the next Annie Fischer!


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Really impressive, so hopefully you left with those takes your incognito and join the PianoSociety recordings club!

Your 17/2 interpretation comes soooo fresh and lively, it is a pleasure to listen too. I enjoyed the 24/3 recording too, but with same remarks I had earlier.

Humidfier in the house furnace? Never heard that such thing exist, but in Germany we are usually some decades back in progress compared to USA! I think if the humdity drops below 30% or so the piano starts crying, especially the soundboard and pinblock. I may be wrong but it seems to me that during summer time with high humidity (in Germany) is sounds a bit mellower to me, and during winter season clearer (beside the detuning problem). Might be wrong, there is no direct comparison. However it may be a difference whether the hammers are dry or wet regarding sound? I dunno...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:22 pm 
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Thank you, everybody.


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Mazurka lady you are from now


Hahahaha. And this coming from the Mazurka King! Wow. Except Mazurka lady doesn't sound very attractive - like I'd have to wear a babushka. How's this for a new name - Lady Who Plays the Easier Mazurkas.

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Now imagine you decided to isolate yourself from the above and have nothing but a piano and a roof over your head


That would be a dream.

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Humidfier in the house furnace? Never heard that such thing exist


Yes, it's common here. When the heat turns on, so does the humidifier so moisture blows in through the heat ducts along with the air. You can control how much humidity you want by turning a dial. Mine is on, now, and set at 35%. My piano tuner said that if the room is not holding a stable humidity level, then I should get a small humidifier and keep it running near the piano.


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pianolady wrote:
Hahahaha. And this coming from the Mazurka King!

I have to protest most feebly against that :lol:
Well yeah, in terms of quantity perhaps...

Now get me your details and a nice photograph so we can present you the site with these Mazurkas. You have been lurking too long :wink:

BTW You have not got your Quote function in order yet it seems. See a previous thread where this was explained.

BTW Seems you have not got your Quote function in order yet. See a previous thread where this was explained.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:57 pm 
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My info. will be coming shortly. Email, right?

I know how to use the quotes when I'm quoting just one person, but how do you do it when you want to quote more than one? When I scroll down to see members posts, there is no quote button on it, and if I go back, I loose what I was typing. You don't have to reply if I'm being a pain in the ass. I'm getting all confused anyway.


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Yep, email.

Right, quoting different users. Didn't realize that was the problem here. This a bit more work. You can do this in your post :

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[quote="Jane Doe"]She said...[/quote]


which shows up as :

John Doe wrote:
He said...

Jane Doe wrote:
She said...


I don't understand what you say about going back and losing your typing though....

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I really like the way you play these Mazurkas, (esp. the first) like little elves dancing in the starlight. Chopin would give you a big hug. (Or at least not yell at you! :lol: )

The B section of the A-flat Mazurka was a bit pedantic. Try to play it in a mournfully soothing mood, very gently.

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PJF wrote:
Chopin would give you a big hug. (Or at least not yell at you! :lol: )


Pierre


Thanks, PJF. I like that.


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These are now on the site ! Three cheers for pianolady (aka Mazurka Queen).

See http://pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=859

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Get your darts ready!

(thanks, Techneut)


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pianolady wrote:
Get your darts ready!

Expect more Cupid's arrows than darts :lol: :lol: :lol:

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well done mazurka lady. So I should call you Monica now.
You nearly tricked me. i always thought you are in europe.


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Really well played on both the Mazurkas Monica! You catch the style of the mazurkas much better in these re-recordings and I have not really much to niggle about but for that you sometimes make short hesitations. As your were checking the score a bit more properly before you hits the keys but generally really well played!

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