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"Die Moldau" four hands arranged by Smetana himself!

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  1. techneut

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    Yes, we should meet up one day, record a 6-hand piano piece, and have some more Bier und Bratwurst at that same Biergarten (so I can ogle the pretty waitress again :p )
     
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    It depends (imo) on the skill and pianistic knowledge of the transcriber and the level of colour in the original. In my main area of interest (i.e. transcriptions and paraphrases from opera) I've always felt that arrangements from Italian opera work better than arrangements from Wagner, simply because there's more orchestral texture in Wagner. The orchestrations (for example) of the Alkan concerto for solo piano and the Chopin Allegro de concert simply don't work for me.

    Agreed in every respect!
     
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    But here again I was saying this was a wonderful way to study a piece (and consequently, to experience it) in the past.

    As for earning the honest penny, why not? Is Stravinsky the lesser because he banked on the Firebird or should we be grateful? I am for the latter.

    What Andrew says is true and hence my reference to Chopin.

    I feel that I said nothing negative but that does not seem to be the message I conveyed. I am sorry.
     
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    Techneut wrote:
    Yes, that would be a nice idea, especially to have the Bier and Bratwurst! :D (Though nothing to say bad about the pretty waitress, too, of course. :wink: )
     
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    Just make sure that you record the six hand piano piece BEFORE the Bier und Bratwurst or you will have 176 keys and too many hands (let alone room on the bench) to record anything. :lol:

    Scott
     
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    hyenal New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Is there also pieces for 6 hands? Wow, just sitting (of three persons) in front of the piano properly wouldn't be simple! Even though I cannot drink Bier, I love the Bratwurst :)
     
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    I bet they don't eat Bratwurst though :p
     
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    Techneut wrote:
    It seems so, their outline is quite the opposite of mine and all people under 18 here should close their eyes by regarding the cutout (opening) of the girl in the middle of the picture. :lol:
     
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    Hey, since when are you looking at such things ? I had not even noticed that. Might have done, had the photo been better :D
     
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    Chris and Andreas,

    Very enjoyable performance. It is amazing that you practiced together for one day.
    I felt the moodiness of the river throughout. Thank you,

    Kaila Rochelle
     
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    Thanks for your kind comment, Kaila!
     

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