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Pensees lyriques

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  1. John Robson

    John Robson New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Here are two more of Bortkiewicz's Pensees lyriques. These sound so simple and were not too difficult to sight read, but I have to admit to having a trying time attempting to make a decent recording of them. I'm not sure that I was successful, but here are my attempt at Nos. 3 and 6. I guess everyone has the frustrations of having to record a piece over and over because you keep making silly errors, especially near the end! :roll: I hope they are acceptable. There is only one more, No. 4, to complete the set. I plan to attempt it even though I don't often do complete sets. Of course, No. 4 is the most difficult and most beautiful one IMHO.

    Serge Bortkiewicz: Op. 11, No. 3
    Op. 11, No. 6

    Bortkiewicz - Pensees Lyriques, Op. 11, No. 3

    Bortkiewicz - Pensees Lyriques, Op. 11, No. 6
     
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    Of course they are ! Silly boy :wink:
    These are splendidly played as always.

    Yes the trouble with a CS is there's always the odd item that is much harder than the rest. But I am sure you will get that no.4 nailed down perfectly and then I can create you a Pretty Table.
     
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    Hi John,

    These are up. Very nice job! That second one is quite a powerful piece. And you play it like you have no pain in your hand!

    One thing - Please tell me what key each piece is, so I can finish up the listings.
     
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    keys........

    Monica, here are the keys for the Pensees lyriques:
    No. 1: G Major
    No. 2: E Minor
    No. 3: E Major
    No.4: PENDING!
    No. 5: Ab Major
    No. 6: Db Major
     
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    Ok - got it. Thanks
     
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    Thank you for posting these. I am not very familiar with Bortkiewicz's music, so it is nice to hear these. One thing stands out in my mind about your playing, and that is that your phrasing is natural, always beautiful, like breathing.

    If I had to suggest anything, I would say that in number 3 the right hand articulation was not always clear or consistent. I wasn't sure if you were trying to play legato or portato, as it is marked.

    In number 6, it sounded like the left hand was sometimes too loud, covering the right hand melody while the left hand was supposed to serve as accompaniment. I like how you brought out the left hand when it took over the important parts.

    A.
     

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