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Chopin Scherzo No. 3

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  1. dubya

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    Hi all,

    Here is a live posting of Chopin Scherzo No. 3 op. 39. I didn't realize that the site was missing a couple of the scherzos and this is a clip from about a year or two ago. Let me know what you think, and i hope you enjoy!

    Chopin - Op.39, Scherzo no.3 in C-sharp minor
     
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    Impressive! I enjoyed the performance, though I think playing this piece a bit faster would be better. (But not too fast)
     
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    A very good and powerful live performance and you bring very much justice to this somewhat underestimated Scherzo. I have put up the recording on the site.
     
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    thanks for your comments.. they are all greatly appreciated. i haven't worked on it since that performance and this posting has inspired me to get back at it!

    do you find the overall tempo slow, or moreso the chorale sections?
     
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    It is a bit slower than the standard professional recording and perhaps I miss the fury here and there but more important, I feel that you cover the musical aspects better than most pianists.

    It seems like many pianists care more about the sound than the musical content and sometimes, the sound is important and sometimes not so important. In weaker compositions, an overwhelming sound experience can work as a substitute for musical content but it is up to the interpreter to understand what method to apply and I think you did the right choice here.
     
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    Good Lord, man that is very, very good! Amazing, really.

    The odd (and utterly inconsequential) slips add to it somehow. This piece is one I've never been comfortable performing publicly. I have total respect for anyone who can pull off such a live performance.

    You've got artistic fury; that's the missing ingredient in so much playing!
    Technically, no comment is needed. (I bet you could really fly on a lighter piano!:lol:)

    Any videos for us?

    Pete
     
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    Wow! Who cares if the tempo is a wee bit slower than usual? Your interpretation was masterful which is much more important than a fast tempo. Anyone who can perform a live recording as good as this has my respect. Bravo!
     
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    Thanks for the continued responses. I've been letting that piece "simmer" since it's last performance (that recording), but based on what you guys have said I will probably pick it up again and give it another go. Definitely agreed, I think the tempo could use a bit of a push so that will probably one of the first things to target.
    I actually should have a DVD recording somewhere, but I have no idea how to convert the files or what to convert to, etc.... I guess I could/should probably look into that, lol.
    What are your thoughts on the coda?
     

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