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Chopin polonaise op53 FINAL VERSION

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by johnmar78, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. johnmar78

    johnmar78 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Guys,
    I did this final version at last for the site.

    I think its time to move on to new projects.

    I would like thank you every one who gave me the inspiriations to finish this piece. Especially to JosephKingma, PFJ, Monica and Olaf. Of couse to Chris/Robert and my other musical friends--Richard...etc.

    I hope you like it for the last time. Maestoso with metronome speed arond 88-90(marked on my Nikko).

    Ps. I have played this for around 600 times. Its my favourite...

    Thanks

    Chopin polonaise op53
     
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    Ok, the final version :D Yes it is time that you move on, we seem to have had more versions of your Polonaise than of any other piece except perhaps the Op.10-1.

    It is certainly getting better all the time, especially on the technical level. There are many good things but IMO still far too many slips, reading mistakes, rhythmic inconsistencies and the occasional fumbled passage. One problem you have in particular is that you do often not observe dotted notes. And that is bad in Polonaises who so rely on that pervasive rhythm. But I'm not meaning to say this is a bad recording, and I'll go and put it up.

    Now please, no more versions of this piece for AT LEAST half a year.... You'll always want to get back to a work like this, and so it should be, but for now, give it (and us) a break.
     
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    It is up the site.
     
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    Good work on this tricky piece! Now play this as warm up every day in a year, but never rush it. Play it really slow and you will see how good this will be in 6 months. Takes a lot of patience of course but you might end up with a concert version on this famous Polonaise.
     
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    thanks for your feed back. Now I finally realized around this world, who are my TRUE musical friends... Patience and tolerance are the keywords.
     
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    Chris, click my polonaise now and see what title you can see while its playing. I have saved to my computer, but its still the same....but fixed. Thanks Chris.
     
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    This is a really good take in my opinion, also considering the technical difficulty of that piece! Amazingly that it got better and better with every take you did on that. Especially the octave passages came out very good. Yes, there were wrong notes and slips but not what was really distracting to me.

    So congratulations for that, and now go on to new projects (finishing the Liszt Consolations set eventually?)
     
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    thanks Olaf...heeeeeeee, yes I WILL. Sometimes I am too greedy and try too many things..
     
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    John, I agree that this gets better each time. I still think the opening chords are off - maybe it's just me and I should check the score sometime. Other than that, good job on this 'killer' piece. I was once obsessed with playing it too. But the LH octave section put an end to it.
     
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    thanks Monica,
    I am treating my piano with respect, I dnt really want to play too hard or too loud on my grand. I had it for 12 years and well looked after. I have retuned once during 21 sessoins of recordingon op53.
    And you know what I mean.

    Thanks to you all
     
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    you would not beleive. I am doing LH only for a short period each day. LH is conducting the rh.
     

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