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Rachmaninoff Musical Moment in B flat minor Op. 16 No. 2

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  1. Vladimir Oppenheim

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    I am glad to share my recording of Rachmaninoff's Musical Moment No 2
    Thank you for listening,

    Vladimir
     

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    Well played.
    Similar to my comments on the Liszt, I would suggest to do more dynamics. And again, it might be just the way it was recorded, but to give you a specific example, I am not hearing much of any difference from the beginning which is pianissimo and the forte on line 4 or the double forte on line 5.
    I would suggest to exaggerate the soft dynamics. Also, for me, your doubles are too prominent. I would like to hear more of the melody and less of the doubles
     
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    I agree, contrasts are very important. Perhaps, somewhat vague dynamic differences can be explained by limitations of the recording, but my part is to give a better consideration to those limitations, I guess. Pianissimo can be particularly tough to achieve, since the microphones, when placed close to instrument pick up even the softest sounds very well. On another hand, if I remove the mics further away certain sounds will disappear.
    Thanks for your comment,
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