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Prokofiev 'Four Little Pieces Op.4, No.2 and No.3'

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by Escort, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Escort

    Escort New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I initially intended to get these up earlier, but I decided to wait till after the term had ended to put them together. Now there's a complete set, though! Hopefully these meet your standards; my biggest irritation with the recording is that I feel the voices aren't balanced the best at times. The recording quality itself is the same as the others so that the set 'matched' but for future recordings I have something else in mind that should be more impressive than the little Edirol R-09 that I have been using.

    For those looking for a challenge, forget No. 4 'Diabolical Suggestions'; as popular as it is, try No. 2! Short, exciting, and harder than the first impression would give it. No.3 has that hypnotic ostinato; I love how it resolves in the ending.

    I hope you like the pieces, and please list critiques!

    Best,

    Brett

    Prokofiev - Four Little Pieces, Op.4 No.2 'Impetus' (0:57)
    Prokofiev - Four Little Pieces, Op.4 No.3 'Despair' (3:08)
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    That is some seriously good playing ! I don't know these pieces so can't give any detailed feedback, but it seemed to me there was very little to improve. Apart from the sound, which is a bit harsh and distant (for which I don't think you can blame the Edirol R-9, it can deliver sound much nicer than this).
    I will put these on the site tonight.
     
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    Ok these are up, Brett. Please check if all is ok. If you have some text for that page and maybe an image, that would be appreciated.
     
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    Escort New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Thanks for the comment!

    The main issue with the sound was with my placement of the Edirol; it could have been closer to the piano, and higher up as well, but I wanted to try and match the previous recordings. With the omni-mics I had initially put it back a bit (about 10 feet out) hoping to get a good recording without adding any digital reverb, but I ended up having to do that anyways. The 'edgy' sound I think came from 'cleaning' the audio afterward, because I needed to set the levels a little higher due to it being farther back from the piano. I don't get much time with it as I just borrow it from a friend, so I have been looking into different options for a recording set-up of my own to replace it, and to try and 'upgrade' in the process.

    I will try and get a bio and image to you ASAP!

    Best,

    Brett
     

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