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Piano society: all the pianists at the same work

Discussion in 'Repertoire' started by Anonymous, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Anonymous

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    The idea is to choose one or two pieces and play it (them), to make a comparison of the different
    ideas and results of each of us about the same score.
    One way to choose the pieces (not too difficult, the question is not to see who has a more secure technique): each of us (or someone) purpose a list of 2-3 pieces, than Robert and Chris choices
    2 pieces (one for each of them) from the sum of our lists: then all us will record these 2 pieces.
    My list:
    Schumann : - "The prophet bird"
    another piece from the same opus (Waldszenen).
    Scriabin :poem op. 32 n.1

    All best,
    Sandro.
     
  2. pianolady

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    Sandro - I like this idea, of course. It would be great to hear all of us play the exact same piece and hear how we are alike and different in our interpretations. I'm picking out three pieces that are not very hard and not very long. We don't want to listen to something that goes on forever, ten times.

    1. Schubert - Waltz in D no. 6

    2. Kabalevsky - Toccatina

    3. Mozart - 1st movement of C major Sonata k545 (without repeats)

    4. because I have to include one - Chopin Waltz in A-flat Major op. 69, no. 1 (without repeats)
     
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    How about these?
    (Prelude only)

    Well-tempered Clavier Book 1 no.1, no.2 and no.21
     
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    May I have a suggestion:

    Carl Maria von Weber's "Weber's Last Thought"
     
  5. Anonymous

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    Excellent idea! And Carl Maria von Weber is the most important composer to not appear in
    the site's composers list (we need another Richter....).
    All the other suggestions seems interesting. Let's wait a few days if Chris and Robert will
    to decide....

    All best,
    Sandro
     
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    Well, it does not need to be me or Chris who decides. We have so much to decide anyway so I would be happy if someone else did that this time. But I will try to record whatever it will become.

    Sandro, sa this is your idea (excellent by the way), so why not you decide?
     
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    Can't say I warm to the idea. I know comparing is your game Sandro, but I would not want to sit and listen to dozens of performances of the same piece. Nor decide what pieces would be suitable. But may I suggest that a choice should be made from benchmark pieces, not someone's current personal favourite like like Kabalevsky or Weber. I'll probably go along with the game once it's started. Just as long as I am not required to evaluate all the performances.
     
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    That's not very nice. I merely offered up suggestions of short-ish and a variety of pieces. What is a benchmark piece? And I don't think Sandro wants you to evaluate all the recordings, just participate. Anyone of us can evaluate these (maybe). That is what this is all about and will make it fun, in my opinion. I could be wrong, which happens every once in a while. :wink:

    Sandro - it probably is a good idea that you decide which piece to play. Please don't make it a hard one(s). :)
     
  9. Anonymous

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    > What is a benchmark piece?

    Brahms-Paganini variations.

    > And I don't think Sandro wants you to evaluate all the recordings, just participate.

    To partecipate and to listen to all pianists. If each of us will give an evaluation (excluding himself)..
    Cruel exercise, but with the correct "sportman" spirit...... . However not the most important question, that is (IMHO) the comparison of musical choices.


    > That is what this is all about and will make it fun, in my opinion.

    Of course.

    > Sandro - it probably is a good idea that you decide which piece to play.


    Ok: the Weber piece purposed by Juufa72. Short, interesting, not difficult, without "excellent"
    or famous recordings: very good, IMHO.
    Let's collect adhesions (4 or more pianists and the "Weber game" will begin).
    This is also my adhesion.
    From the date of the fourth adhesion we will have 15 days to upload our recordings. Ok?

    All best,
    Sandro
     
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    Sandro, I know english is not your first language, and I applaud you for doing so well with it, here. I would make a mess of things if I had to write in german only. (just ask my cousin, who begged me to return to english). But when you say 'adhesions' I take it that you mean you are 'sticking' yourself in the game. I will too. I have never seen this music, before, but it will be nice to hear our renditions. Do we take the repeats? And I think maybe more than 4 people will participate.
     
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    Please dont believe that I suggested the Weber piece because it is my current favorite. It's not. I scrolled through my collection of sheet music and found this one. It looks a little more interesting than say, a simple Mozart Minuet (like my recording on the site), but it is not hard because my second suggestion would have been this one:
     
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    Weber?

    I'm confused. When I opened Juufa's download, it is Lizst, not Weber. So are we using this piece?

    PS: I'd like to participate.
     
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    Or did you mean both the Weber and the Liszt. I hope not because I really don't like Liszt. I've read through both pieces and don't like the Liszt enough to even read through it again. It's OK if the rest of you want to use the Liszt. I'll enjoy listening to your performances.
     
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    Mozart

    You played the entire sonata impeccably as usual...a very elegant performance. I thoroughly enjoyed listening. It surprises me how much I liked the sound of a digital piano on this composition. I found the “digital” sound especially effective in the Adagio. I bet Mozart himself would like it. I know absolutely nothing about digital pianos and don’t like the sound as well as I do an acoustic piano for most works. However, I must admit that it’s a delight to hear a piano so in tune as this.
     
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    Nap time

    Forgive me, friends. I accidentally posted my reaction to the Mozart Sonata. I thought I was still in the Audition Room..................X@ZZ#@#%$@$%^@$!XXZ#$!@~!!!!!!!!!
     
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    John, it's the Weber piece. Scroll up and you should see the file that Juufa posted.
    Ok, so that's five people, I believe. Sandro, John, Robert, Chris, and myself. Room for more, right Sandro?
     
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    Ok. My purpose: each pianist uploads his/her recording between 16 and 18 of July.
    From now this is the "Weber contest on pianosociety".

    All best, and wishes to participating pianists :)

    Sandro
     
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    John, you can just delete a posting you made by mistake.
     
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    OK, I'm in too!

    This should be interesting; not once in my life have I heard this Weber piece. Since I have nothing to compare myself to, my performance will be entirely mine.

    Pete
     
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    Hey I want to join too.
    I have competition in 3 days, but I should have time to work on this piece after. :D
     

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