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Beethoven - Pathétique, first movement

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by Daniel Hoehr, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Daniel Hoehr

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    This is just to get some feedback. I'm obviously still working on it, so I wouldn't like to have this recording on the site. I'll be posting a recording of all three movements in the hopefully not too distant future.

    I know there's the odd slip in it and I don't always hit the right keys. What I find a bit frustrating is the tremolos in the left hand. I find it very difficult to play them evenly, although this has improved quite a lot over the last weeks.

    Any comments and suggestions will be vastly appreciated.

    Also, I'm still struggling with the recording equipment...
     
  2. harald

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    Hi Daniel!

    This is a very nice interpretation! Especially you master the fast tempo throughout the whole movement - that's not an easy job! Very good technic!

    I only wish a bit more cleanness in the RH at 04:09 and 04:15.
    And as you said - your recording equipment seems to make little background noises.
     
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    Hi Daniel,

    Wow - this is really good. And so fast! Your trills are crystal clear and that descending chromatic RH run at bar 10 was really, really fast. I don't think your tremelos were uneven.

    I did notice a couple places that I think may be reading errors:

    1. Bar 8 - the LH - 3rd set of 16th notes - the middle note should be a B-natural, so that this chord is the same as you get in bar 9 (LH- 1st chord).

    2. Not a reading error, but I could not hear the RH at bars 169-172 when RH crosses over LH.

    3. Bars 183/185/187 - RH, 2nd quarter note, bottom note should be a C#.

    Very nice job. Don't you just love that end? Good way to let out some anger!
     
  4. Daniel Hoehr

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    Thank you, harald and Monica, for having a listen and letting me know what you think.

    It is very unclean and uneven, I'm fining quite difficult to control that passage at the moment. I think I've overpractised it.

    Yes, it is a reading error. Time to have a look at the music again, I suppose (I usually play this from memory).

    I'm quite sure what you mean. I have an edition without bar numbers (Schott) and maybe I've counted the bars incorrectly, but I can't see any hand crossing in those bars. Could you scan them in and post them?

    Oh yes. :eek: As one of my piano teachers once said: "It's not that difficult, Daniel. The black things in front of your nose is the music."

    The end if great. It's not very often that you see a whole bar rest at the end of a piece. So no ritardando and keep the tension for another bar after the last chord (which is, I think, too long in my recording.)

    Anyway, thanks again for your comments. You've been very helpful.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    My score does not have the bars marked, either. I've probably counted incorrectly. Here is what I am talking about:

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    And looks like I was wrong when I said the RH crosses over the left - it doesn't. But it's down there low on the keys. I think that even though that part is pp, it still needs to be clear, because it produces a kind of mysterious, rumbling effect.


    Funny! :lol:
     

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