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Mendelssohn - Three Fantasies or Caprices Op. 16

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  1. richard66

    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    And then, of course, youi get that peculiar and unmistakable sound that is made when a fly rubs it legs together. When this happens on the soundbox it is partcularly noticeable. Recordings done in summer are particularly troublesome in humid climes, where the buzzing of any passing mosquito is picked up by the new generstion of ultrasensitive microphones.

    :roll:

    Just as well that this is not the HS (Harpsichord Society): hear that mechanism and one will never again say a piaon is noisy!
     
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    The sound of dust gathering on the piano is particularly troublesome too, as well as the growing of one's hair while playing :p
     
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    A fly? :lol: :lol: :lol: You are cracking me up! Are you sure you don't mean a cricket or grasshopper?

    Well, if dust and hair growing are bothersome, then we need to also add the sound of electricity coming out of light switches. :wink:
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    And don't forget the constant patter of cosmic particles raining down on the earth. That must be what you are hearing sometimes :p
     
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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Youse got the spirit of my comment and why I made it. :D Will anyone else get it too? :roll:
     
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    Ahh...so that's what it is. So annoying... :p
     
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    My piano teacher was a harpsichordist. He told me that controling the noise of the harpsichord mechanism is part of a good harpsichord player (and a very difficult one!).

    They are planning something!
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    Nicely played! I definitely like no.2 the best; it has real sparkle to it. The others are slightly stereotypical early romantic offerings, though I think you caught a pleasingly improvisational aspect in the third.
     
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    Thanks, Andrew!
     
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    Hi Luis,

    The best known of these three fantasies is No. 2, the Scherzo. You play all three well, but No. 2 in particular in my opinion. You get it right up to tempo too. Sometimes it's played too slowly. You give it a crisp articulation with close attention to touch, and it flows very nicely. I have to admit that Mendelssohn is not a favorite of mine, although I've played many of his Songs without Words. I don't think he was in the same league as Chopin, Schumann and Liszt. I find his music a bit too syrupy, and it often strikes me as superficial and predictable. So I actually took a greater interest in your playing than the music per se.

    Your new piano sounds good. If you hear an odd noise now and then, it's usually in the regulation of the action or the pedal mechanism. Your tech can iron those out for you, I'm sure.
     
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    Hi Luis,
    I listend to all of these and they are all very nicely played. It is difficult not to be attracted to no.2 with it's uniquely Mendelssohnian features. I enjoyed them all. Thanks for the hard work and contribution.
     
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    Thanks for listening, David!

    I'd say that Mendelssohn's music should be faced in an extroverted and light manner. If you get this mood, you'll enjoy his works.
    But then I have recently listened to some boring Mendelssohn's pieces which made me change my mind... :cry:

    Thanks for listening, Eddy!
     

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