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Schumann Arabesque

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  1. Chauvineau

    Chauvineau Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hello,
    I was a bit reluctant to post this record ... but Kaila asked me to post another Schumann piece.
    So, to please to Kaila ...
    My main concern with this performance is the end ... may be a bit too much rubato ...
    Live recording (Japan, 11th August, 2005). Thie piano was a Steinway C
    I hope you will like it ...
    Best, Bertrand
     

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    Hi Bertrand,

    How nice of you to post your Schumann at my request!!!

    It is really a very individual interpretation that holds the big
    sections together in a compelling manner.

    The rubato in the middle section is a bit daring, but it still
    works and is not over the top.

    The main section (I guess one can call it the A section) that keeps
    coming back has a really beautiful thread for the melody
    from start to finish. There is a continuous line while the shorter
    phrases really stand on their own. Again, Schumann has another
    paradox brought out in your performance.

    The dotted rhythm section is very convincing and has a unique
    approach that is both fastidiously true to Schumann and illuminating
    to the listener, at least this one, as I have never heard it played quite
    that way.

    The end coda like section is very beautiful.

    Every section works in it' own way.

    Bravo!

    Kaila Rochelle
     
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    I second much of Kaila's comments. It is great to hear a personal take on this famous piece.

    An observation if I may: In the A section the melody is not a soaring and carefree as usually played. This may be a matter of taste and gives the piece a bit of melancholy. I guess it is intentional. It is not only the rubatos, but the slight tenutos on the first beat (the LH 16th are not completely even) convey a more hesitant and unsure feeling.

    At the end you play LH slightly before RH on the main beats. To me this sounds odd. Had S. wanted that he could easily have written it explicitly as in the final C chord.

    In all a very good performance!

    Joachim
     
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    Hi,
    the same file, with the relevant pièces of information ...
    Best, Bertrand
     

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