Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by rsmullyan, Oct 5, 2007.
Schubert Impromtu Op. 142 #1
Schubert - Op.142, Impromptu no.1 in F minor
Ah, a wonderful performance! As you might have read some time earlier, I have never been much of a fan of Schubert but some recent recordings submitted to Piano Society, as this one, have made me gradually change my mind. They are often wonderful pieces of music. I have put this one up on the site.
Well, my eyes are wet after having listened to your interpretation. I have not listened to this impromptu for a too long time. I just remembered how much this music is essential to me. Thank you.
"Perfect piece pairs powerful performer's pianism, producing prodigious poetry!!". Thank you Raymond!
Beautiful! I see that you have a soft spot for Schubert. I do too.
When is the last time your piano was tuned? To me, some strings seem kind of loose.
All the best,
p.s. sorry about not providing you with my biography / story. School is in session and I have lots of homework to do. I know that I will have the bio done before Christmas. Is that too late? Are you still assembling this book? So far how many have provided stories for you?
Ahem...almost all absolutely abhor and always avoid annoying alliteration!
You made me remember an op.142 Impromptu I've played a while ago. I'm going to study and record it, as it's not on the site yet.
A very personal and loving performance of this great piece. Anyone who thinks (s)he's not a Schubert fan should start out with these Impromptus. The piano's a little out of tune in places, but nothing disturbing.
If I may make one remark, it's that the dotted rhythm which first occurs at bar 31 is not executed correctly. Like many people (I used to do it too) you play it as an eight and two 16ths, whereas it is written as a dotted eight and two 32ths. Minor detail but it would give just that little bit more snap to the piece.
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Ahem...almost all absolutely abhor and always avoid annoying alliteration
I am not one of them.
I guess, playing a really good piano able to paint a fine pianissimo, an in an atmosphere where you'd be allowed to unfold your emotions, you'd simply blow us away. Amazing piece, been liking it for long.
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