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Beethoven - Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

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  1. nathanscoleman

    nathanscoleman New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Nice guy, eh? Anyway ... sounded like a lot of fun. This is my least fave of the BeethFive ... so, I'm not overly familiar with it. Sounded good though ... the piano part was really soft though. Maybe the mike was set too far away from it? Of course, it could just be my goofy old computer too!

    I've got to say though, it was unintentionally comical. That one part with the piano solo and only bass instruments ... I'm assuming ludwig originally scored it for low strings? and maybe winds? ... The tubas ooompahing away on those fifths made me roar. So, the arrangement was at times disconcerting ... otherwise, though, I enjoyed the piano ... even if it was a bit difficult to hear it clearly at all times.

    Was this the only mvt you guys did? I'm ambivalent towards arrangements usually, but the ensemble really seemed to have left you down in some parts. And that's a shame. Still, as a piano-centric person myself, LONG LIVE THE SOLOISTS!!!!!! 8)
     
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    Must be nice to get to play a concert, even if it's only one movement. Sounds like a good job, insofar as you can be heard aminst the cheerful thumping of the winds. Yes the effect is a bit comical (wind instruments can have that effect unless especially written for by an expert wind composer). In the last minute, around 6:20 the trumpets sound rather bad.
     

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