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Moonlight 2nd Mvt.

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by PJF, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. PJF

    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Suggestions?

    This piece is driving me crazy. It sounds easy, but I keep slipping. Maybe I'm nervous, (See below for recording.)

    :p
     
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    What do you mean slipping? That was fine, Pete. I didn't have the score in front of me but I didn't hear anything bad. Your technique was light and bouncy and dynamics were in there, so good job.
     
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    I like it too. Dynamicwise tasteful, the phrases come out very good. Very precise articulation, not only legato all the way. It sounds however stone dry, a bit reverb would be helpful.
     
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    I too agree that this was a very good recording but there are a couple of slips. I don't have the score in front of me right now but at 0:40 to 0:42, there is for sure 2-3 notes that are wrong but overall, I really like your interpretation.

    However, you must learn to cut away the dead parts and add some reverb. I too the freedom to do that to your recording to show you how it would sound. See the attached file.
     
  5. PJF

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    Wow, reverb really makes all the difference. :shock:

    Thanks everyone for pulling my senses together. I guess when I'm recording, my ears get way too sensitive, this wasn't bad as I thought. I think I was just balking at the 'stone dry' recording. Too right, Olaf!

    Robert and Chris, I'm going to submit a second recording without those wrong notes and with a bit more confidence.

    (I'm confused, I activated the reverb on my Edirol, yet there is none. Is my recorder defective or does the Edirol's reverb just suck that much? :lol: )

    Pete :D
     
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    The reverb is only applied when listening to it. It does not interact with the mp3 file.
     
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    Ohhh... :lol:
     
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    It's good. There are the couple of slips Chris already pointed out but otherwise; fine. You could dig into those 5ths in the bass a bit more for a more Beethovenian sound. Right now it's a bit Mozartian but that's ok for this movement. Relax and enjoy yourself a little.
     
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    robert New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Chris, where? ;)
     
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    Dunno, I have not listened to it yet :?
     
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    I listened to the reverb'ed version (the original could not be loaded, website down ?).
    Indeed some curious slips in the first third of the piece and I do find your RH touch a bit too soft, whenever the LH plays bass notes, the RH is all but drowned out. But otherwise nothing but praise for your interpretation. Very thoughtfully and lovingly played.
     
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    What I'm getting from the comments is I need to deepen the bass, broaden the dynamics and clarify the melody, with the intent of creating a fuller sound. I can certainly agree; it is a light, somewhat early classical performance. (Maybe too much in the style galant?) Considering that this sonata was written during Beethoven's period of compositional experimentation, (and that this sonata is a funny duck), greater depth of sound may indeed be appropriate.

    About those slips, nerves. I know the piece backwards and forwards; my inexperience in performing the piece for someone other than myself complicated things.

    I like the interpretation, too. I'll aim to keep it as it is, but making it more of itself.


    Pete
     
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    Uh, I meant Robert, sorry abut the confusion there. :oops:
     
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    Sometimes it is not the default slip detector :lol:
     
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    Just testing how deep quotes can be nested. Starts to look pretty doesn't it ! :p
     
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    Very nice, yes.
     
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    Interesting look of the qoutes. I bet the depth level of the quotes is a "signed int" :D. Dig in the code or try it out?
     
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    If we're really lucky it may be an "unsigned long". Take while to try that out and will probably break the forum ;-)
    Actually I believe this should have been a parameter in the phpbb config as it probably doesn't make sense to have more than 3 or so levels.
    You can quote me on that :lol:
     
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    It's beginning to look like the Spiral Of The Death. :)
     
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    You mean like this ? :lol:
     

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