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Liszt - Consolation No. 3 in D flat major

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  1. Anonymous

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    Just registered yesterday so this is my first post.

    Title: Consolation No. 3 in D flat major
    Composer: Franz Liszt
    Piano: 1918 Baldwin E baby grand - 5'8" - Rebuilt
    Mics: Earthworks SR71
     
  2. techneut

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    Hello, welcome, and a good first post it is ! Lovely played, very relaxed and thoughtful. Those important 4-against-3's are nicely done. Shame about that little slip in the smorzando section near the end, but ah well, these things happen.

    A couple of remarks :

    1) You consistently play the low bass note at the start of each bar. However, a number of them are tied over from the previous bar(s) and should not be struck, they only sort of re-sound because the pedal is briefly lifted on them. I guess if you have a sostenutmo pedal you could use that to keep them down.

    2) You could make a little more contrast at the two places marked dolcissimo. These need to go softer and sweeter than the previous bars.

    3) The crescendi do not really sound as such. In particular the last one, the only climax of the piece, should have more weight and drama so that you can then take back both the tempo and volume at the poco rit.

    4) The final chord comes a bit too soon, taking in account neither the rit. or the note value of the penultimate chord.

    But apart from point 1), just very minor niggles on an otherwise a very good account of this wonderful piece. Have you got other recordings to share ?
     
  3. Anonymous

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    Thanks for your comments. It's nice to have some ears listen to my playing other than myself. I'm going keep those suggestions in mind and record this piece over when I get another chance.

    Yes, I have other pieces that I have recorded.
     
  4. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    I did not mean to imply you should rerecord it, it is good as it is. Let me know if you want this up the site, or want to wait until you have a new version.
     
  5. Anonymous

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    Sure, I would be glad to have it put on this site. When I get a chance, I'm going to record it again and if the new version is better it can be replaced.
     
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    Hello Edahall - that was so beautiful. This is my favorite Consolation - turns me into 'mush' everytime I hear it. The only thing is what Techneut said about the LH tied notes. In my score, it specifically marks to use the sostenuto pedal on all those low d-flats. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this.
     
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    Ok. Can you mail me your bio and a photo, and I will take care of it. It may well take until the weekend though.
     
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    You play it with romatism, grace and with a sensitive touch. Very good indeed despite the minor suggestions Chris mentioned!

    But Edahall, we need your biography before this recording is put up on the site.
     
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    Beautiful! Like Pianolady, this is also my favorite one.
     

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