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Chopin Fantasy in F minor Op.49 - Revised

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    Wow, this is so much more accurate and convincing than before ! Whereas the first version IMO sounded a bit labored and sometimes rickety, here the few small issues are of little consequence. I'm not sure I agree with your jaunty march tempo on the opening, but that is personal taste. It's a pity that you have not corrected these double octave passages. First time round you still land on the wrong bass notes, the second time is ok. In the restatement of the march, just before the coda, your LH is pounding a bit too loud compared to the RH. But these are very small quibbles, it's a good recording in all respects. I will replace it tonight.

    I do not much like the very dry sound here. There does not seem to be much ambiance or resonance. What does your recording engineer think about this ?
     
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    A fiery and consistent take of this, very much different from your previous post. I basically agree with Chris. My main gripes would be that the playful 3vs2 sections now sound a little forced and not so playful (you could easily take the tempo down a notch there if you want) and the pounding bass in the restatement of the march (just ease up on LH), but in all a very good performance.

    Joachim
     
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    This one has been replaced. File name and ID3 tags all perfect ! I wish it could always be like this.

    Kaila, you have shaved a full 5 minutes off this work ! The first version must have been very very slow. Now, your version is the fastest.
     
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    Hi Chris and Joachim,

    Chris thank you for reposting and thank you both for your comments.
    I always feel as though I grow from the insights posted at the Piano Society.
    I will continue to work on my challenges.

    Actually I like the acoustic feel of the recording.
    It makes me feel as though I am in the room when listening.

    Once again, thank you for taking the time to listen.
    Your comments with the prior posting were invaluable and helped me a lot.

    Much appreciation,

    Kaila
     
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    Kaila,

    All in all it's a wonderful recording. I particularly like that you don't make it bravura all the way through, which can get tiresome. Lots of contrasts, etc., to pull the listener through the performance.

    Allow me to observe that the dotted rhythms on the first page don't sound very "dotted", though - leaning toward triplets IMHO. My preference is for more dotted at the beginning to add to the air of mystery, but to each his/her own.

    BTW: I listened to the MP3 as a sanity check. It's fine, although the volume is not up very high.
     
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    Hi Stu,

    Thank you for listening. I think I have played the dotted rhythms in
    a crisper fashion in other recordings of the Chopin Fantasy at my youtube
    station. I did practice counting out in my head.

    I am glad you enjoyed this rerecording.

    Kaila
     
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    Chris,

    Attached is a replacement audio file for the Chopin Fantasy in F minor my Project Manager, Kenneth, completed this week.
    My apology for the additional posting request.

    We also replaced the youtube video file.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M59EKyZdr-E&feature=youtu.be

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    About the replacement audio file, Kenneth writes -

    I applied Gain Change and Eq to the overall audio track with the RX3 Advanced software.

    The result brings out more detail in the piano sound, a more pronounced rhythmic feel,
    and a subtle but important enhancement of the stereo image (which is better heard in the .wav source audio file
    than a lossy mp3 format).

    - the file name and ID3 tags are identical to the first upload.

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    Much Appreciated,
    Kaila
     
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    No problem at all Kaila. Re-uploading a track with the same name, duration and tags is a matter of seconds.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    It's so clearly a personal interpretation, full of fire, but not relentlessly so, that I don't find any of the small blemishes particularly troubling. It was an exciting performance and held my attention throughout. Well done, thoroughly enjoyed listening.
     
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    Thank you Andrew for listening and your comments. Of course I wish there were no
    little slips, but alas. I will keep trying for accuracy.

    My next set of pieces to learn and relearn are all of a shorter duration.

    I am glad you enjoyed the interpretation.

    Best,
    Kaila
     

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