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Beethoven's Pathètique, 2nd movement

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  1. mgasilva

    mgasilva New Member

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    This is quite not ready yet, but I'd still like some opinions.

    Thank you as always.

    Marcelo.
     
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    This is still a nice recording. I would like you to make some suggestions, which are mostly a matter of personal taste:
    for me it´s a bit too fastly and mechanically played, you could try to make more expression (tempo, rubati, dynamics). I miss a bit the inspired atmosphere of this piece, which is one of my favorite slow movements of Beethoven.
    In every case it seems accurately played to me and it´s still a good achievement.
     
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    Hi Marcelo!

    I agree with musicusblau. In my opinion it could be played softer. The LH sounds a bit metric to me and - at some points - a bit too loud.

    At 02:37 I play the bass more dry (but matter of taste).
     
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    I agree - it sounds like you played this with a metronome. It's too rigid, too choppy - needs more of a caressing touch. It would be better if you could put more 'feeling' into this. After all, great men put 'feelings' into their work, right?

    Like Beethoven!

    Relax, drink a glass of wine, light some candles, think of making love to that 'special someone', and then play this. I bet it will sound a lot better!
     
  5. mgasilva

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    Thanks to pianolady for the advice!

    I love wine but it makes my playing very sloppy.

    I will follow the rest of it though, and try it again.
     
  6. Daniel Hoehr

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    You can do this technically, no problem there.

    I basically agree with the others and in addition to pianolady's advice, why don't you just sing it! The keyword in "Adagio cantabile" is cantabile! Think of the middle voice as some sort of guitar and the upper voice is a human voice singing. Sing it aloud, dance and then play it again. Relax!

    It already sounds good and I'm sure your interpretation will be an excellent one.

    Keep up the good work!
     

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