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Haydn - Divertimento in G major, Hob.XVI: 8

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  1. Chaotica

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    Very sweetly played. I don't know this, but it all sounded nice to me.
     
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    Ah shit, seems like my trick has been found out :lol:
     
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    Nice playing and Haydn is always a pleasure to play and listen to. I think I had a pretty good version of a Sonata once. Perhaps I try that when I have my vacation (when I will finally make recordings again).

    Could you do me a favor before I put it up? I would like it better if the recording was divided into the separate movements. If you can split it and re-submit the parts, I would be happy.
     
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    Good playing, without any obvious mistakes. But one caught my ear and that is that you leave out the last beat of the bar with the high G's, halfway the second part of the first mvt. Also you have a bit of a rhythmic problem in bars 3 and 4 (and similar places) of the first mvt. No real comments on the other mvts except for some rhythmic stiffness in the finale.
    It is well and nicely done but could still sound a bit more playful and supple.
     
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    Chaotica New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thank you all for your comments. :)

    I agree. I must admit I'm fairly new to Haydn, but I realised that even this short and unpretentious sonata is impressively dense and very educational. Or in other words, really good music.

    No problem.

    @ Chris

    You're right with all your issues. I guess I should have practiced it longer than - *duck* - 24 hours... :oops: :lol: Okay, I'll maybe do it again when I'm more relaxed, but not now.

    Edit: Oh, I forgot the files. :oops:

    Admin note! Recordings linked from first post.
     
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    Thanks for splitting them! They are up on the site.
     
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    I think one should not just practice pieces, but actually live with them for a while. It is so easy to underestimate these apparently simple pieces by Haydn or Mozart. No problem getting the notes right quickly, but they are so vulnerable - everything else must be just right too, and especially it should never sound tense or uneven. That, I guess, comes only with time.

    But well, with only 24 hours practice, this is not half bad :wink:
     
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    Ah, an optimist? :lol:
     
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    It sounds very well to me too! Heard no slips, and there is also expression there, great to have it on the site here. Maybe you could check to get the trills more evenly (although they were not bad), and also some passages sounded a bit strained, only a tiny bit.
    I agree that often, one is more into a piece after a certain while. As if it must be settled down in the lower brain regions or whatever. But as I said, it is profound and very well played otherwise, and that in one day (24h) :lol:
     
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    Nice job, Chaotica! To me this is not simple music to play. It is so transparent, like Mozart, that it's very difficult to perform well. I agree with Chris' comment about living with the piece for a while. I've been trying to discipline myself to do that.
     

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