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Prokofiev : Capulets and Montagues

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  2. robert

    robert New Member Piano Society Artist

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    No idea but great playing :D. The recording is up on the site.
     
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    > No idea but great playing

    Too much kind Robert! This is a new my recording .
    Let's tell I have remembered also some your considerations about the other Prokofiev
    I've send (Romeo and Juliet before parting) and I tried to limit some "rubato" and "LH before RH"
    and similar.
    By myself I already realized this, and your words renforced my intentions.

    All best,
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    Another great playing! Montagues and Capulets is actually my favorite from this suite. I should start working, but there are too many interesting recordings around here :) (none from me, alas... soon I'll have more time to practice, I hope)
     
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    Don't be silly... everybody knows they played whist, not bridge :lol:

    Very good performance of this difficult piece. I only wished for a little more ferocity and menace, didn't really hear the swords clashing and sparking as they should. But it may be valid to take a more relaxed view of the piece. There were some errors in the quiter middle section (which I think is harder than the outer sections) and that middle sectin seemed to drag a little in places. Interesting use of staccato here, I had not heard that before. The coda is very good. Great job, are you going to record more of the suite ?
     
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    Romeo, Oh, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

    Very nicely done! This is the only part of this suite I've heard.

    I have to learn about digital pianos. I saw some in a piano store this morning. The store wasn't open, but one of these days I'm going back out of curiousity. Is the "touch" on a digital the same as an acoustic piano? You do play with expression which I always thought was impossible on electronic pianos. I know nothing about them.
     
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    Re: Romeo, Oh, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

     
  8. Anonymous

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    > Interesting use of staccato here,

    It is to distinguish the upper note in timbre and not only in dynamics.


    > Great job, are you going to record more of the suite ?

    It is possible (for example "The joung Juliet"). Which are your favourites in this suite?

    Thank you Chris!

    All best,
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    I've no favourites, I love them all equally. Except perhaps Brother Laurentius, which I think is a bit boring (less so in the orchestral version). Prokofiev in religious mode does not seem to work well.
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Hi Tobias! Preparing (at least) decent recordings for this site is not easy for we "amateurs".
    The (welcome!) presence of many "pro" with their masterworks of pianism make our
    "piano-work" more and more difficult, but stimulating. And responsible before public opinion :)
    have you seen how many downloads?

    All best,
    Sandro
     

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