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Chopin, Nocturne c sharp minor, KK IVa, nr. 16, 20b

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  1. Franz Josef Streuff

    Franz Josef Streuff New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hello Andreas, I do not know this Nocturne and could not find it in my Paderewski Chopin edition. It contains 19 Nocturnes in all including the posthumous ones. Which edition do you have?
    I liked listening to your emotional and quiet interpretation, it spreads a noble romantic attitude, the rubati are hardly recognizable, crescendi and decrescendi are fully adequate and appropiate, never overdone, yet full of atmosphere. One notices that your careful play takes its origin from Bach, however you catch the magic of Chopin all the same. Your performance is introverted as it should be with Chopin's music. The trills, though, could be somewhat faster here and there. (I trust you won't take my slight criticism amiss :( ) From Bach to Chopin, what a wonderful journey!
     
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    Hello Franz,
    thank you very much for your detailed and encouraging comment!
    francois streff wrote:
    I use the Henle-edition. Would be very interesting to have a look at your Paderewski-edition, because we discussed this edition several times here in the forum. (F.ex. see forum "Repertoire", the edition-question of pianolady.)

    I´m very thankful for these encouraging words of you, because they mean much to me, as you know!

    Thank you very much for this inspiration. I think, you are right with this. The reason I made the trills a bit slower here is the very contemplative atmosphere of this piece.

    Yes, I´m glad to take the bridge from Bach to Chopin. Playing Bach can only profitate in every case, also for Chopins music, but, of course, it´s a big difference - but also community - between them.

    Thank you once more for your inspiring words!
     
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    Apart from the points Monica and Terez mentioned, which I also heard, this is a fine performance.
    Very free, more so than usual, but very convincing. Yes that long up-and-down run on the last
    page is gorgeous ! I do not like your staccato notes at the end of the last short up-and-down run.
    At the end of bar 31 you seem to play an extra note.
     
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    Hello Chris,
    thank you for your comment.
    Techneut wrote:
    Thank you for your encouraging words. I think, there many interpretations of this work, which are more free than my version, but I´m glad you find it convincing.

    It´s o.k., that you don´t like them, of course. I have these staccato-notes in my Henle-edition and I played them, because they are in my score, which is titled the "composers manuscript". IMO they bring some interesting change, some "sell into the soup".

    Sorry, I listened again to my recording, but I couldn´t find this extra-note. Could you tell me, please, which note you exactly mean? I suppose, you didn´t probably notice the rhythm of the manuscript-version.
     
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    Having compared with the score on IMSLP, I find that it is my score which does not have G## at the end of bar 31. The score on IMSPL does, but this does not seem to be the same as the Henle because you play some different notes, like the D# in bar 32.
    Well anyway, in this piece it seems there is no right or wrong.
     
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    Hi Chris,
    thanks for your reply.

    Techneut wrote:
    Yes, it seems so. As you can see in my scanned score-part above I play it exactly like it is printed in the Henle-edition, with no extra or added notes. Very interesting case, this piece. :wink:
     
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    Andreas, I'm very impressed by this "einfühlsam" performance! And you're certainly a very original artist as always :wink:
     
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    Hi Hye-Jin,
    thank you very much for listening and your very encouraging comment. :D
     

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