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Rachmaninov: Prelude in D, Op. 23 No. 4

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  1. robert

    robert Active Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Fixed and the sheet is there also.
     
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    l can download only op. 32 :roll:
     
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    robert Active Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Forgot to rename the link. Sorry, try again.
     
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    THANKS A LOT.
     
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    Mea culpa :oops:
     
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    schmonz Amitai Schleier Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    I've finally got around to making one, and I think it's quite different from the previous take: about a minute shorter, among other things. This recording was made on Thursday at Yamaha Artist Services in New York on one of their full grands with the reproducing technology, but I and my trusty wrong notes will assure you that it's my own handiwork. ;-) I was there to do a run-through of the Medtner which I performed yesterday (I'll post the video once the Rachmaninoff Society sends it along), and recorded this Prelude afterward, just for fun.
    Rachmaninov - Op.23 no.4, Prelude in D major
     
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    schmonz Amitai Schleier Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    P.S. I like this version way better. :)
     
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    I disagree, you used at least 15/16 of your ass. :lol:

    But seriously, it's better than you think. Most of your note-guesses are right. One thing I want (and I bet you do, too) is an overall smoother sound. Sometimes, when I find myself in this position, the cure can be found in more mentally geared practice. Also, I think I'm hearing some physical fixations. Pretend the keyboard (and the dampers) are a liquid, and you need to swirl it to make it go where you want it, rather than punch holes in it. There is a musical "path of least resistance". Find it.

    Pete
     
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    schmonz Amitai Schleier Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    If you're referring to the version mentioned at the start of this thread, I totally agree. Spot on. I think the version I just uploaded a couple posts ago is a very noticeable improvement, and I'm curious to hear your take.
     
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    Ahh, now that's using your ass! :lol:

    The second version is so much better, it sounds as though a different pianist were playing! Great job, Schmonz.

    Pete
     
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    Rachmaninoff

    Sounds very good to me even though I've never played it.

    BTW I believe there are three or four of the Op. 23 up on the site. I'll check it out.
     
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    Definitely a very good version and I have replaced the previous with this one. I got very curious when you wrote "full grands with reproducing technology". I thought I knew a lot about Yamaha but what is this? The disklavier systems which can play back the recordings with motors moving the keys?

    Also, Yamaha Artist Service. What is that? A place where you can lend Yamaha equipment to make recordings?
     
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    schmonz Amitai Schleier Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    It's my first exposure to such a piano and I don't know much about it. It has floppy and CD drives underneath on the left and there's some sort of specialized PDA with controlling software on top. There's a mode in which the piano can be played silently, with headphones on if you want some sound.

    "Yamaha Artist Services" is new to me, too. It has a salon with a bunch of Yamaha pianos on display and seating capacity for up to 150 (they use ordinary stackable chairs). I imagine they make any and all pianos available for Yamaha Artists to use when in New York, and they seem to host events and recitals as well.

    In case it wasn't clear, I didn't use any of the newfangled electronics while making my recording; that was just the grand they had on stage for me to use for rehearsing, so I used it, but the recording was made by setting my Edirol down on a nearby stackable chair. :)
     
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