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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:45 pm 
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Really? You both hear it???

Of course we don't hear it. We're both winding you up :P

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:38 am 
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techneut wrote:
pianolady wrote:
Really? You both hear it???

Of course we don't hear it. We're both winding you up :P



Hmmm....you know what they say...."payback is a bitch". :) :P

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:47 pm 
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Hi Monica,

Great playing! I had not heard this No. 13 before, so it was a real treat. Very romantic with some bittersweet turns of phrase. Very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:15 pm 
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Hi David and thank you!
I agree, I think this is such a pretty piece too! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:37 am 
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Hi Monica,
I understand, why you love this piece so much. That´s indeed also my taste of good and interesting music.
I think, you play this piece very well. Following with score I noticed some nice moments of imitation between soprano and tenor voice here, so in bar 10, where you bring it out very clearly, and in bar 22, where you could bring it out a bit more eventually, in bar 50 also and in the penultimate bar in ppp. I don´t know, if you have made thoughts about these structural phenomenons. If I would play that piece I wouldn´t always bring out these imitations too self-confident, but somehow I would play with them with some consciousness. Just an idea!

I would be up to be play this piece, too. I´m sure I also will play some further pieces by Poulenc in future.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:26 pm 
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Hi Andreas,
Thank you! Also, I'm glad to hear your ideas about those two voices. Yes, there are a number of ways one can go regarding how much of which voice to bring out in certain spots.

There are 15 pieces in this set. I've done two now, and I'm working on another two. But there must be other nice ones in the set. Maybe you'd like to help fill it up like we did (tried) with the Godowsky Triakontameron? That set still is not complete, but it's close. Maybe someday....

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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There are 15 pieces in this set. I've done two now, and I'm working on another two. But there must be other nice ones in the set. Maybe you'd like to help fill it up like we did (tried) with the Godowsky Triakontameron?


Yes, why not, sharing of work is always a good principal! :)

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That set still is not complete, but it's close. Maybe someday....


Of course, we should also complete that set. Which numbers are still missing?

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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musicusblau wrote:
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There are 15 pieces in this set. I've done two now, and I'm working on another two. But there must be other nice ones in the set. Maybe you'd like to help fill it up like we did (tried) with the Godowsky Triakontameron?


Yes, why not, sharing of work is always a good principal! :)

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That set still is not complete, but it's close. Maybe someday....


Of course, we should also complete that set. Which numbers are still missing?


The missing Triakontameron pieces are: 4,7,8,10,22,23,24,25,28,29, and 30. I guess we have more than just a couple missing... I thought we had most of these already spoken for by various PS members, but I can't find that list after doing a search here on the forum. :?
I think I will take on two more and do 24 and 25, but that still leaves plenty left to do. Andreas? Anyone?...

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Hi Monica,
first I would like to do some of the improvisations by Poulenc and continue with Bach (I only have spare time to practice, when school begins again). If rests a bit time for Godowsky, I would like to take no. 29 first, but I don´t want to promise that at this moment.
I will let you know, which improvisations I would like to play. May be we both make a list of our favorites and see, who plays which piece.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:28 am 
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I know I promised to do a couple, but can't remember which exactly. If we really get serious about this project again then I'll do some - in any case
nos. 4, 7, and 30. I guess Alfonso is not coming back to do his bit. Wasn't Felipe involved too ? Seems like he has left PS as well...

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:30 pm 
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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?

@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:

Sure looks like Alfonso is gone for good. But who knows, people have come back after taking a long break, so maybe...
Felipe is unhappy with something here and is taking a little break too. But I talk to him often on Facebook so I can ask him if he would still like to record more Godowsky for us.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
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Just an add-on comment to Chris', but not to hijack this thread: It always saddens me when good pianists, contributors and commentators like Alfonso and Felipe leave Piano Society. I know it's inevitable here and at other websites too, but it always feels like a loss to me. OK... having said that, now back to Poulenc.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:52 am 
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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 can't find it either. I know there are LOTS of posts with these words in the title (I saw them while searching all of Alfonso's posts) but I believe our search function sucks). Not sure why that is, will think about it.
Anyway you should be able to find it by searching your own posts from the first half of 2009, that was around the time this plan emerged.
Or, we start over as alf and felipe are not likely to take part anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:17 pm 
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techneut wrote:
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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 can't find it either. I know there are LOTS of posts with these words in the title (I saw them while searching all of Alfonso's posts) but I believe our search function sucks). Not sure why that is, will think about it.
Anyway you should be able to find it by searching your own posts from the first half of 2009, that was around the time this plan emerged.
Or, we start over as alf and felipe are not likely to take part anymore.


I guess we better just start over. Then we can get new people on the list. I will still look around for that old list when I've got some time - good that you've given me at least a time frame. I didn't realize it's been two years already! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:27 am 
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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.

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