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Prokofiev Sonata 6

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  1. RichNocturne

    RichNocturne Member Piano Society Artist

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    Here's my performance of Prokofiev Piano Sonata no. 6 at my Senior Recital for my Undergrad at Rhode Island College, Feb. 2, 2009.
    Looking back, I wish I had taken the 3rd movement a little faster and the 4th a little slower...and played it better as a whole.
    And those God-Forsaken 3 octave leaps in the LH in the 2nd movement. Curse you Sergei!
    Oh well...hope you enjoy. As always, comments are welcome and appreciated.
    Something fun to listen for: in the end of the 4th movement I knocked one of the notes out of tune....oops.
    Thanks,
    Rich

    Prokofiev - Sonata No.6 Op.82 - 1: Allegro moderato ( 08:49 )
    Prokofiev - Sonata No.6 Op.82 - 2: Allegretto ( 04:59 )
    Prokofiev - Sonata No.6 Op.82 - 3: Tempo di valzer lentissimo ( 10:48 )
    Prokofiev - Sonata No.6 Op.82 - 4: Vivace ( 07:57 )
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Wow, that is a great achievement ! You play with complete conviction and assurance, and a high level of technical polish. I did not listen to all of it as I can not really warm to this particular Sonata. It seems to me the odd one out, Prokofiev on autopilot, and without the great tunes. Indeed you're making things hard on yourself in the finale with this hectic speed, it would have sounded better otherwise. Congratulations on a job splendidly done !

    I just wish audiences would stop screeching like rabid monkeys.... I half feel like taking the applause (much as you earned it) off because of that.

    I'll put this on the site later today - only I forgot your name. You are a pianist here already, right ?
     
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    RichNocturne Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yup...I'm a pianist here already...I just haven't posted anything in quite a while.

    If you wanna hear a really really really awesome recording of this piece, listen to Yefim Bronfman's recording...that will definitely warm you up to this piece.
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Ok.... still don't know your name though !
     
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    Like Chris said, this is a great achievement.It makes my head spin to think of playing this stuff at all let alone in concert.I think that you may be right about the 4th movement being a little rushed but I like the 3rd just as it is, mesmerizing and deep.
     
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    RichNocturne Member Piano Society Artist

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    hahaha...right. My name is Richard Anatone.
     
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    Ah ok.. long time indeed.
    This one is up on the site. Please check if all is ok.
     
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    Haven't had a chance to listen to all of it yet, but I did listen to the 4th movement as I'm REALLY familiar with it since I played it just a year ago at 4 or 5 competitions :p. it did seem a little rushed to me... or I mean, it COULD work at that speed if you're argerich or something, but a lot of those fast 16th patterns seemed mashed together and a couple of the huge jumps weren't accurate. I love how you did the slow section in the middle though! and that is funny about that out of tune note in the end.it is really easy to just go to town on those last 2 pages XD. I'll have to give the other 3 movements a listen sometime!
     

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