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Bach/Brahms Chaconne for left hand

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  1. rachmaninoff

    rachmaninoff New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hello All!

    After a break being here I wanted to come back and be part again of this forum.

    I wanted to show you my recording of the Chaconne for left hand by Bach/Brahms. I hope you will enjoy it!

    Rachmaninov!
     
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    I enjoyed my first experience of this piece. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    And you have how many fingers on your left hand?

    I haven't had a chance to listen to the whole thing but what I did hear was very enjoyable and well played.

    And just think, with a piece like this, you can enjoy a cocktail while you are playing :D

    Scott
     
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    Certainly a pretty good rendition. I found certain parts rather too hurried, bravado threatening to subsitute for Brahmsian passion. A pity that in some crucial places the top notes go wrong - maybe some editing would have been in order to correct this (this is not definitely a piece you want to start all over again when a slip happens). What I didn't like was how you play some of the wide arpeggios as the separate chords. But maybe there is a precedent for that, I don't know.Anyway, well done. Despite the slips this could go on the site IMO (though it would be nicer without them).
     
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    rachmaninoff New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thank you for you comments.

    @Techneut. Which places did you mean with the topnotes? I am sorry but I am sure I play the notes as how they are written in my score.

    You dont have to putt this recording on the site! I just wanted a opinion. I have to play this a couple of times in america in 2 weeks so I will see if there is a better recording than.

    Thanks again!

    Rach.
     
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    What, you mean you do not hear any of your slips and you are convinced you are note-perfect ? That is worrying.
    One prominent and disturbing example is at 12:29, immediately followed by another flub halfway the chord. There are a couple of other places (not very many, I must say) but I am not going to spell these out. It is essential that you learn to listen very critically to yourself, and recognize every little slip, instead of only hearing what you want to hear. It takes a bit of practice but is worth the effort.

    Wow, you're off to Carnegie Hall ? :p
     
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    Dear Techneut,

    I ofcourse hear the slips, Don't worry about it. I thought you ment Reading notes (Wrong learned notes) thats why I asked it. I know I played this cadens really dirty, but I just wanted a overall opinion, slips happen when you play live! but is that the most important thing?

    After a festival this year in upstate maine they asked me back to perform some pianoconcerto's and solopieces!
     
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    Of course not. But it sounded from your response like you were not aware of the slips, which I found strange.
    There may have been one or two read mistakes, but I'd have to listen with the score. They could also be my mistakes.

    Great ! Good luck with that, and keep cool.
     
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    There are several editions from this piece and I actually ajusted mine a little because I checked everything with the origional Bach score!
     

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