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Chopin-Waltzes op.70 nn.2&3 - R. Carnevale, piano

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    Waltzes

    Thanks for the very elegant and gracious performance of these two waltzes. They are two of my favorites. I'm going to download these as mp3's to listen to often. Great performance!
     
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    Wonderful performances, total perfection ! Your customary featherlight touch and transparent interpretation are a marvel once again. As in everything you play.

    If there is anything at all to have doubts about, it is that you may be slightly underplaying the passion and drama of Chopin. Having said that, better have some understatement than inflating these unpretentious pieces into something they are not.
     
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    Whoa :shock: English is my naitive language and I do not even use some of those words (let alone know what they mean)....

    I agree with what he said. But sometimes humbling a piece makes it as great. It's in the ear of the listener.
     
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    Hmm. English isn't my native language, but I also found his vocabulary harder to understand than that of any native speaker in many cases. Where did you learn all those words, Chris?

    Still have to listen to the recordings... :oops:
     
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    Wow, very nice. 70/3 - I like how you brought out the left hand on the repeats - how you altered all the repeats, actually. And then you added a ritardando that I don't show in my score, but sounded fine.
    70/2 - I'm torn between what Chris said about being more dramatic versus more subdued, and I totally loved the sound of your playing here, but just a little more volume would have been nice. Beautiful playing.
     
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    I did not think there were any unusual words in this posting !? Nothing that requires a degree in English either. You should read a magazine like Gramophone if you want to learn real funky words.
    Just this morning I was reading a particularly illuminating article. Panegyric, veracity, studs-up .... whoa :shock:
     
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    Not in this posting, but sometimes in other ones. I thought it was just me, but when I saw juufa's answer I had to ask. :wink:
     
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    ...and be married to a English woman in...how many years is it Chris? Your English is perfectly understandable and you are a master on variating your posts and seem to have a huge dictionary for superlatives. Also, a great reviewer no my swenglish on the site.

    Back to topic.

    R. Carnevale, these waltzes are wonderful interpretations both from a musical and technical aspect. A great pleasure and I especially like the 2nd and have listened to both of them many time by now.

    They are up on the site.
     
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    Ah, didn't know that.

    Regarding the performances: Absolutely boring to listen to - as a critic... :D These are indeed near-perfect and they went directly into my collection. Just great!
     
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    Just over 20 years now. But yeah, that is OT :wink:
     
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    What for a marvelous keytouch! Your Chopin interpretations are world class, and I admire your ability for creating different tone color shades without the need of striking sound changes.

    I can imagine that your playing style comes close to how Chopin played itself - according to what Eigeldinger collected in his book "Chopin as seen by his students", they all said that Chopin was a master in creating different tone colors on the softer side without banging on the keys, combined with very precise keytouch. That is just how your playing sounds to me too.

    I also share Monicas relish concerning your different interpretations of certain phrases during repetitions. Makes it even more interesting.

    Thank you very much for sharing that!
     

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