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  1. avguste

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    Nice rag
    Love it.I would love to get my hands on the score and perform it at some point
    If you ever come by Texas,let me know
     
  2. Rami Bar-Niv

    Rami Bar-Niv Rami Bar-Niv, Pianist, Composer, Author, Teacher Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks very much for the good words, Avguste.
    All my music is published and available directly from me.
    If you want to order this rag, please write to me privately.
     
  3. Rami Bar-Niv

    Rami Bar-Niv Rami Bar-Niv, Pianist, Composer, Author, Teacher Piano Society Artist

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    More on my Toccata:
    The toccata got me invited to give a concert in Cairo, Egypt, thus making me the first and only Israeli to give a concert in Egypt.
    The Toccata is based on my own song "URI TSAFON" written in 1972 for a Middle-Eastern song festival in Jerusalem, Israel.
    It was sung by The PARVARIM Duo - who were considered to be the Israeli Simon & Garfunkel.

    Chopin 3rd Sonata:
    Was recorded in the Jerusalem IBA radio studios in the 1970s. The only way I could get my hands on the recording in those days was to record it off the radio broadcast... The 1st movement didn't make it... too poor a quality.

    Blue-Rag:
    My first rag is a tribute to both Scott Joplin - the king of ragtime, and George Gershwin - who grew up on ragtime and made Jazz and Blues his musical language. Actually Gershwin's Rialto Ripples was the piece which inspired me to write my own rag.


    Regards,
    Rami
     
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    I have added the texts to the site.

    Been listening to the Toccata again this morning, a couple of times, and really got fond of it. From my perspective, it is strong, powerful, adrenaline pumping and I believe I can spot some Egypt influences in some parts of the harmonic structure while it still has the Israel temperament. My experience is limited with Israelists but it matches the few I have met in my life. Israel is famous in the security business for their world leading firewalls and other security software and that is why I have made contact with them several times in my profession.
     
  5. Rami Bar-Niv

    Rami Bar-Niv Rami Bar-Niv, Pianist, Composer, Author, Teacher Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks again for the good words, Robert.
    I just read your bio and was impressed, didn't know you were outside the States...
    Yes, I'll give you a free ticket to my concert, but can you get me a concert there....
    Regards,
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  6. Rami Bar-Niv

    Rami Bar-Niv Rami Bar-Niv, Pianist, Composer, Author, Teacher Piano Society Artist

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    Rami Bar-Niv Rami Bar-Niv, Pianist, Composer, Author, Teacher Piano Society Artist

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    I uploaded Schumann concerto 1st mvmt.
    Clicked "new topic" instead of "reply".....
    See other topic "Newbie Here".
    Regards,
    Rami
     
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    Yay! I love this concerto! (Who doesn't?) I'm really picky about the cadenza - I've heard several recordings/performances of this movement, and the cadenza usually kills them for me. You aced it. ;)

    Have you done the other two movements? They're relatively easy, in comparison to the first, so I can't imagine why you wouldn't have done the whole thing. The second is so beautiful, and the third is so much fun to play!
     
  9. Rami Bar-Niv

    Rami Bar-Niv Rami Bar-Niv, Pianist, Composer, Author, Teacher Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks Terez for the good words.
    Of course I did the other 2 movements.
    The whole concerto along with the Schumann concerto are on a CD I am offering for sale.
    BTW, I've uploaded the Schumann 1st mvmt here too.
     
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    The Grieg Concerto is up too. You may want to put up separate posts like you did with the Schumann - just so they don't get lost inside a thread.
     
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    Wow! I almost lost this one. Please post new uploads on new threads. I'd hate to have missed out. That was incredible. Like Terez said, awesome cadenza. Great, I mean GREAT, crescendo. Thx so much for sharing this one with us. I hope you post the other mvts.

    As an aside, why is this concerto under-appreciated? Many act as if it's the easiest concerto out there ... I took out my copy a couple of weeks ago, thought I'd sightread through it. I re-thought that thought quickly enough. It's as difficult as any of the others. Oh well, I'm done ranting.
     
  12. Rami Bar-Niv

    Rami Bar-Niv Rami Bar-Niv, Pianist, Composer, Author, Teacher Piano Society Artist

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    Actually I intended to have the Schumann in the same place too.....
    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    I think it might be under-appreciated because it's Grieg's only concerto, and because he wrote relatively little for piano. Yeah, those are stupid reasons. Perhaps people think that because Liszt sightread it, and played it more quickly than Grieg intended, that it's easy. But it's far from easy - the cadenza especially is extremely difficult unless you cheat. It's difficult even if you cheat...

    I played the third movement for a competition in high school (didn't even place, btw), and though it's relatively easy in comparison to the first movement, it's still quite difficult in many spots. The coda is just a blast to play, though....I think I didn't work up the rest of the movement so well because I concentrated so hard on getting the coda as fast as I could play it. :D
     
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    What do you call relatively little ? Grieg's complete piano output fills three fat Peters volumes and that does not include the Slatter. Yeah, not as much as Chopin, but Grieg had other fish to fry too. Of course compared to Liszt, almost everybody wrote relatively little :wink:
     

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