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Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat

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  1. musicusblau

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    Bravo, David, I have enjoyed your interpretation a lot as always. It' played very musical and precisr without loosing the romantic spirit, which I can feel in every note. That' s such a marvellous recording, that the two page turns didn't bother me at all. It seems congenial to me and also the sound quality is quite good. So I personally can't see any reason not to upload it on the main site, since there seems also to be a high interest. ( over 40 downloads here in the AR.) Really apity from my view.
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    Thanks so much for listening to this gorgeous nocturne, probably Faure's best in my opinion. The earlier ones a are different, pleasant and have much to commend them, although the late ones seem to be more dark and austere. This No. 6, for me at least, has always stood at the apex in this volume. In some ways it's a daunting piece to play, and where it's a long work, the pianist has to highlight for the listener different facets of the music during the journey. I'm glad you enjoyed this wonderful piece. It's one of my favorites.

    Thanks too for your comments on the quality of the recording. I too believe that it is very listenable. And there is no other recording of this nocturne in the archive. If Chris or Monica would agree to put it up, I would agree not to introduce my mono Ampico reel-to-reel tape recordings from the 1960s when I was a teenager! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    David
     
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    Hi David,
    from my view this recording is worth to be put up. I also would try to edit the page-turns out for you, when I´m back at home (at this moment I´m on holidays in Holland), if this is the reason not to put it up to the main-site. I don´t know, if this would be possible, but it would be worth an attempt IMHO.
    Best regards
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    Hi Andreas,

    If you'd care to remove the page turns in the Faure Nocturne, I'd be both delighted and appreciative. I am horrible at doing edits. Awful! If that were done, yes, perhaps it would be enough to make an appeal in the matter.

    Enjoy your holiday in Holland!

    Best regards,

    David
     
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    Hi David,
    I have edited your file (see attachment, please). The page-turns I have cut out and I have deleted the small hiss in the background. I think, the recording does sound quite nice. Of course, it has not the quality of a new one, but it is still enjoyable from my point of view. So I kindly ask the site-admins to think once more about to upload it on the main-site.

    Faure - Op.63 - Nocturne no.6 in D flat major (10:45)
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    I can tell you think very highly of this nocturne. I do too. I think it's Faure's best and I tried to treat it accordingly.

    Thanks so much for taking time to do those edits you mention. It's definitely an improvement.

    And, of course, I greatly appreciate your advocating to have this big and very important piece put into the archive. With the changes, I concur with that and hope that Chris and Monica will perhaps reconsider adding this one. (I noticed too that Heather had stated that the sound was good enough. I very much agree.)

    Thanks again, Andreas, for taking such an interest in this piece and your fine work on this.

    David
     
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    Huh, seems like a new music board has emerged while we weren't looking :roll:

    I'm not easily given to reversing our decisions just because somebody else has a different view. Sounds a bit undemocratic but I fear we would be arguing a lot about everything then. This is why I put in the rules that decisions cannot be appealed. Pretty dictatorial, eh ? Those who don't like this are free to volunteer as an admin (if you can't beat'em, join'em, hehehe)

    In this particular case I don't see that we really made a decision, we just accepted it (as with David's previous golden oldie) as something not for the site. Listening to the cleaned up version I don't find the sound quality too bad either. The out-of-tune and wobbly treble is irritating but that happens in more recordings and it's not so bad as to spoill it. So I see no reason not to put this one up, especially if the obnoxious page turns have been removed. I'll do it over the weekend.

    This certainly doesn't mean we are going soft on this now. If we (Monica and I) agreed something will not go on the site, then that's it.
     
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    Hi Chris,

    Yes, I think your resolution is fair. And Andreas' fixes were indeed an improvement. I just looked in Audition Room where the piece has garnered 666 views and 87 downloads which is good, so there does seem to be keen interest in the recording. I was even more surprised by the Barcarolle which was put up earlier. I guess Faure is more appreciated than I thought.

    Thanks for your favorable decision.

    David
     
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    Well, Faure is up in the site's banner, so he must be doing something right :)
    I hear him a lot on Dutch radio these days - though it's almost always the Requiem, the Cantique, the Pavane, and the suites (Dolly, Pelleas, and Masques).
     
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    Rachfan wrote:
    I agree to that. :D Sometimes it´s good to be soft, Chris. :wink:
     
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    It is on the site. Please check if all is ok.
     
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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks again for being flexible in this case. I can promise that I won't be making a habit of it. There does seem to be a lot of interest in the Faure recordings though. And it's interesting you hear Faure more in broadcasts. I just wish that some listeners here could be diverted over to my Rachmaninoff Prelude. But the problem there is that hardly anyone but the Rachmaninov fanatics (like me) knows the piece. But, being in the archive, it'll continue to be heard over time.

    David
     
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    Thanks for uploading it to the main-site, Chris. I´m really glad about this. :D And, of course, I also don´t want to make a habit of such things. But in this case it was really worth, because Davids interpretation is so unique, valuable and is so much congenial to the composers spirit from my view. Really wonderful playing.
    I will switch to your new Bach-submission as soon as possible, btw. :wink:
     
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    Hi Andreas,

    Thanks again for your efforts, editing and your compliment on my playing of this nocturne. I appreciate it!

    David
     
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    Hi, David!

    this is one of my favorite nocturnes (my no. 1 is No. 13). the performance is quite in the slow side, but nice.
     
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    Hi Luis,

    Thanks for listening to my recording from the 80s. I'm glad you liked it. One thing I noticed about the Faure nocturnes is that the late ones seem darker in nature. This No. 6 has a nice buoyancy to it I think. It remember it was a joy to play it.

    David
     

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