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Aaron Copland - Four Piano Blues

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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Here is Aaron Copland’s “Four Piano Blues”. The dates of the four pieces are 1947, 1934, 1948, and 1926 respectively. I like number 3 best. Or maybe number 4. This one has a neat rhythm to it, and don’t say that I am adding pauses, because on the second page there are a few measures where Copland added two extra eighth rests. I think they are all cool little pieces.

    Copland - Four Piano Blues, No. 1 "Freely poetic"
    Copland - Four Piano Blues, No. 2 "Soft and languid"
    Copland - Four Piano Blues, No. 3 "Muted and sensuous"
    Copland - Four Piano Blues, No. 4 "With bounce"
     
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    OHMYGOSH I've got too much to listen to ... nicely done Mon. I got to feelin' a little sexy during the third one, but that may be cause it's been a while :wink: nah, we'll blame it on the sexy playing. The fourth was my favorite I think ... very convincing IMO.
     
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    Thanks, Nathan. Boy, you sure have done a lot of listening today!
     
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    Hey, pretty cool music :). I have no experience with it but it sounds like to make it justice. Well done!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Thanks, Robert. 8) (should have used this 8) little guy - me too - didn't know he was actually called 'cool')
     
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    Not cool measured by today's youth or groove etc. But cool as a collision of black blues and white classical music. I think he hit the spot well there.
     
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    Very well done. Must be great if you can pick up a set of new pieces and have them perfectly on the site within a week. I have not heard these since I briefly tried them out long ago, and now realize why I gave up on them. Not vintage Copland IMO, for all the nice sounds they sound a bit doodling and repetitive.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    To each his own, but thanks anyway, Chris. Still, many pieces have repeating sections, so I don't know what the big deal is here.


    Like you don't know anything about that! :wink: :lol:

    Which reminds me - I wonder where those two Granados pieces are.
     
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    Stuck in a big pipeline together with a lot of other things. One day they'll come out all of a sudden. But the mills are grinding slowly these days...
     
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    Never heard these before. Funny pieces - they only work when you are in the right mood. Very well done! My favourite is no 2. Great sense of humour you have captured there!
     
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    Thank you, Joachim. The mood thing - I think that is true with any type of music. I play or listen to different kinds depending on what I'm doing at the time, who I am going to be with and what mood I want to create.
     
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    Robert wrote:
    I think, you are right with this. For the youth of today we should write a Hip-hop or Rap-arrangement of these pieces. :lol: I know this, because I´m teacher at a high-school. :wink:

    Nevertheless it was inspiring and interesting to listen to the pieces. I did not know them before and never heard any piece of Copland. So, I can´t give a critical comment (I haven´t the score), but I think, it was very nice played.
    I favorize nr. 4.
     
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    Thank you, Andreas.
     

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