Did you have more than one camera going? Or is it just one camera and stopping to make angle changes?
It is just one camcorder, but I always had to move its position, which is not so comfortable in the quite small room, so the possibilities of different angles are limited. I like especially the angle, which shows the mechanique of Chris´ nice Gaveau. We should have choosen this angle more often.
Especially I am extremely impressed at how fast you can change clothes!! (op. 72/6)
Oh, seems, I have practised that most of all!
Thank you for your praise, Monica, also on YouTube.
Great job! I watched all of the videos. Noticed that you equitably exchanged places to take the piano primo and segundo parts. These pieces are very intricate and not easy to play. You achieved a marvelous performance, especially considering the short practice time. I thoroughly enjoyed listening. The one I most enjoyed was No. 6 owing to its flowing lyricism.
Thank you for listening and commenting, dear friend!
Indeed, as true sport men we wanted to be equitable and disperse the primo and secondo-parts equally on each of us.
Thank you for your praise. Of course, as Chris mentioned, we had practised our parts alone at home each other before, but the time for practising together was only that one day. I also feel it to be quite a different situation, if you sit together at the piano, because very often there isn´t enough space and the fingers of the other person sometimes block the keys, which you need yourself for example. The greatest fun for me personally was to play no. 7, the Presto, but they all are ingenious compositions, which a lot of valuable musical moments and ideas.
Bravo Chris and Andreas! Nice effort with great results.
Thank you very much, George!
The only thing I would nit pick is that No. 3 had some unison issues.
Yes, right, and there also some small, sometimes nearly audible unisono issues in the other movements. But the problem really is, that you discover that much easier while listening to your own recording than while playing the pieces.
You guys look like you're in the penalty box
Yes, and we are punished by good reason, because we are sitting there in the narrowness instead of being outside on the sea, where we could have a nice surfing day!
Indeed. Hopefully next year we can complete the Op.46 set
Yes, I also would like to do that very much!
Staying well together at all times is really very hard.
Only a 5-6 hour drive. We should really get together every weekend for practising
Yeah, since the beaming is not yet invented, we should endeavour our old fashioned fuel motors to do that.
(Though you have a hybrid, which is more modern.)
We did discuss that, specifically to do the 2-piano Contrapunti from the Art of Fugue
We really should consider that closer, the only problem is, that we don´t have two pianos in one room. (May be we could do that in the house of Franz.)
Pity we don't have any surfing footage this time (that was also becoming a tradition...) - but the weather was just too foul to shoot.
I also regret that, but as you said the weather was too bad to film with the camcorder. Fortunately I have some hot shoots of myself doing windsurfing, which we made on another day.
For the record, we had of course practiced our parts to near perfection. But once you sit together it feels like starting all over again.
I agree to that (as I mentioned to David above). (Btw, is "record" correct? Is it not "recording"?)
Note, you're not allowed to say 'enjoy' anymore
Of course, I´m so minor, that you should tell me, what I´m allowed to say and what not!
Please, forgive me my barefaced immodesty, that I dare to claim, that I personally am able to enjoy our videos and that I also dare to suppose, others could be able to do that, despite the small imperfections of playing together here and there. (Otherwise I would not publish them in the internet as you can imagine.)