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chopins rain drop prelude

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by johnmar78, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. johnmar78

    johnmar78 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I can see you evolving in your work John. Every time I hear you, it's a bit better than the last. Keep it up, pal. This is the best I've ever heard you play, artistically speaking. IMO, the recording is worthy of being put up on the site. Good show!

    One little bit to bother: In the B section, the G# ostinato should be perfectly even 16th notes; you played it as though it was a triplet, with the first two beats of each triplet being tied. It should go in quadruplets, Pum-pum-pum-pum, pum-pum-pum-pum. You played triplets, Pumm-pa-Pumm-pa-Pumm-pa-Pumm-pa. This minor fluke doesn't affect the piece much, the way you played it (albeit wrong) actually fits the sinister mood of that section. The ornaments could have been better articulated, but blah blah blah....that's minor.

    Pete
     
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    I agree with Pete's opinion. Especially I like your tone in general and the dynamics in the middle part!

    The only minor things I have to niggle are, that there are some "raindrops" missed in some bars. You let the right hand melody shine, but especially in the beginning a bit static (instead melody bows), maybe a bit hasty too.

    Beside those minor things, a really good recording! Carry on!
     
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    Johnmar,
    I think overall your tone is nice, (good dynamics, accents). One thing I noticed about the counting - 1. Too many eighth notes (raindrops) in measure 47 (or measure 48 - which is not a big deal.
    2. But I heard not enough beats in measures 61 and the same thing in measure 69. Those two measures are the same. I'm not sure if this is an error in your score, or if I'm counting it wrong. Other than that, good job.
     
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    I mostly agree with previous posters. Mood, conception, tone, dynamics, are all good.
    Now what you need to do is :

    1) Maintain a more steady pulse (i.e. not rush ahead within the bar)
    2) Be a bit more careful in observing all the (right) notes

    to make it still better. Indeed, it sounds a bit breathless in the
    beginning. Easy does it !
     
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    thanks for the reply everyone.

    Yes, I noticed that I had TWO extra rain drops....it was caused after a big storm in my house and a leaking roof, as a result of droppings in my recording.... :lol: :lol:

    Never mind. I am happy at least.
     

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