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Requesting replacement of archive recording

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by Rachfan, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Rachfan

    Rachfan Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Chris and Monica,

    This is the first time I've ever made a request like this, but I'd like to replace the existing archived recording of the Bortkiewicz "Prelude", Op. 40, No. 6 with the one attached here. I successfully filtered out the A/C hiss from the original recording, and it sounds much cleaner now! :wink: I think listeners will enjoy it much more this way. I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.

    David


    Bortkiewicz - Prelude, Op. 40, No. 6 (3:10)
     
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    Ok, this has been replaced.
    Not sure if I've listened to this one before. Sounds rather like Rachmaninov. Ah well, Scriabin and Rach are not bad examples. I just wish Bortkiewicz could have a bit more of a distinctive voice now and then. Very well played as usual.
     
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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for replacing that one. That A/C noise had always bugged me, but I never re-recorded the piece. But it's important to note too that although I turned on the editing program, it was only to filter out an extraneous sound, nothing to do with my own playing though. :wink: Yes, this No. 6 is a gorgeous piece, one Bortkiewicz's best in my opinion.

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    richard66 Richard Willmer Piano Society Artist

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    Funny that, I find him quite characteristic and do not find him at all similar to Rachmaninoff. I can tell his style even though I only know a dozen pieces or so.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Hi,

    The influences on Bortkiewicz's idiom were principally Scriabin, Wagner and Faure. That said, although a trace of influence can be noted here or there, in the main Bortkiewicz displays his own wonderful originality in my opinion. One thing is absolutely for certain though--no previous composer influenced that awful A/C wooshing air sound! We surely can all agree on that! (Oops, although could there be some John Cage in there? :lol:)
     

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