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Bach-Brahms Chaconne for left hand alone

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  1. luissarro

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    they have tried to do the Black Friday here in the past few years but here everything is for half double the price. no big deal.

    A friend of mine is in Canada, and she told me it's the same there.

    And it's funny: the black friday comes right after our black people conscience holiday. :lol:
     
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    Excellent recording. It is quite impressive that you have so much control and precision with the left hand. I liked your dynamic contrasts a lot too.
     
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    Thanks!

    In fact, I must say, it's easier to play the left hand alone, because you can focus all your energy and attention into only one hand, which is not possible when you play for example a left hand etude with both hands, like Chopin's Op10/12.
     
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    This one is on the site. Because it is part of a set of 5 studies I have simply put it in a new page Brahms - Studies.
     
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    Thanks, Chris!
     
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    Played with a lot of control. Good performance and the piece is a worthy alternative to the Busoni. I imagine fatigue may be a little bit of a problem by the end.
     
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    Great call, Chris!
     
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    Hi Luis,

    I'm familiar with the two-hands Busoni version, but had never heard this Brahms transcription. I was very impressed by your playing, as the music sounds quite challenging for just one hand at times. A wonderful achievement, and my hat is off to you!

    I agree with Monica that the tuning on your piano has slipped. Where the piano is new and also in the new environment of your home, it will take awhile before the piano stabilizes and settles.

    David
     
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    Thanks for listening, Andrew!

    Thanks for listening, David!
    More than stabilizing in the room, there are also the four seasons in only one day, which is how the weather works here in São Paulo. :roll:
     
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    Luís,

    It is amazing the way you build up the intensity in your playing, They rhythms are so crisp and the lines and runs are so even.
    When you drop down to the piano dynamic and then go back to a mezzo forte and settle into piano it is spot on. You go back to very intense playing and the back and forth between motifs is really great. The piannisimo passages are effective and change the character of the piece completely. I am sorry I do not have the score.

    I cannot imagine how difficult it is to play this with one hand. All the articulations are appropriate and within the bounds of tempo and dynamic shading.
    It is interesting to listen to. The differentiation of passages is a great accomplishment.

    This is definitely a performance that the listerener can learn from.

    Bravo and Kudos to you!
    Kaila Rochelle
     
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    thanks, Kaila!

    I think this "back and forth between motifs" that you said is exactly the "baroque inflection". :)
     
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    Luís,
    What a cool insight!
    Kaila
     

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