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NEW Chopin video (last time) Waltz op.70 no.3

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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    IMO there were no technical issues in the previous version, just some artistic issues, mainly the controversial detached notes. I think it sounds better without them. This version sounds marginally more assured and involved. It has a touch more rubato which is an improvement.
    I still find the wistful trio section a bit too business-like, especially the phrase-endings with the trills. It could be more expressive and yearning.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hmmm....there's really no time to do anything special after those trills. Oh well, thank you for listening! :)
     
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    You would have got a YT like for that if the ratings weren't disabled ;) ...

    ... and I don't give them out very often.

    Very nice - any nitpicking I could now do would only be from the personal taste department.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thank you, Andrew. I feel honored. (Really! :) )
    (I have disabled practically everything on my YT channel... :wink: )
     
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    Delightful!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks, Eddy! :)
     
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    I really liked this. Yes, it is stylistically on the "business-like" end of the spectrum, but it still has a playful and singing quality, and the slight give-and-take in the rhythm that Chopin waltzes need. Thanks for sharing it!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thank you, Heather.
    I listened to many recordings of this piece, and most are very similar to my rendition - except Cortot who really goes overboard with rubato and all the other stuff he does, which some of it is just plain silly! But that's what is fun about playing/listening to piano music.....hearing and discussing all the possibilities.
     
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    I enjoyed that recording a lot. Your playing sounds very refined.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thank you, Sam! :)
     
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    Hi Monica,
    a very good job! I have enjoyed your performance and I think it´s perfect. I have tried to comment and a to value your video on youtube, but I saw, you have diabled all these functions. What´s the reason, if I may ask? Did you get to much stupid comments or similar?
    That´s the reason I have enabled the function "comments only with permission".
    Nice camera-conduction, btw. I suppose someone else has filmed you while playing. That´s a nice idea.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thank you, Andreas! Yes, I had my husband hold the camera. He was okay most of the time but got a little annoyed when I wanted to go again for the ninth or tenth time...And on two different days too!

    I do have my video set to comment "with approval" (or "with permission"). If someone tries to send me a comment, I get an email message on my computer (and phone). I thought that's how you had your channel too...?
     
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    Pianolady wrote:
    Yes, I have this setting with "comments only with approval" and I also get an email-message, but when I have tried to comment on your Chopin-video, there came a notice that comments are disabled on that site. Maybe it was just a temporary technical error of youtube? And I have not disabled the positive or negative evaluation-thumbs (thumbs up, thumbs down) as you obviously have.
     
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    Yes, I disabled the thumbs-up/down thing, but the comments should still work (with approval). Someone I don't know commented on the same video recently. Hmmmm...I don't know what's wrong....
     
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    I have tried to send another comment. Seems it has worked now. You should have got an email-message. :)
     
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    Hi Monica,

    I enjoyed hearing you play this waltz of Chopin again. I believe you've produced a fine recording of this music. There is an important thing to take into account here. Despite the Op. 70 cataloging, the fact is that this waltz was actually an early work that was published much later. Although effective, the composition was perhaps not quite as suave as many of Chopin's later waltzes. Given that, I think you found the potential of this waltz, gave it your best, and conveyed it very well to your listeners. Now that's providing a real service to a composer! :)

    David
     
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    Yes, I got the message! Thank you, Andreas! :) I just left a comment on one your videos too!

    Thank you, David. To me this little waltz is similar to his op.69, no. 1 waltz. The composition of it anyway. Both are uncomplicated and with a pleasing melody and tone. I like both of them and again I'll say how glad I am that this one...the op. 70/3 was not destroyed. It's so charming and sweet!
     

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