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Schumann - Nachtstück Op.23 No.1

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  1. alf

    alf Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Julius, I often think that if good music is boring then it's the performer's fault. :lol:
    I know you are more the Liszt & Rachmaninov type, but I was touched (and maybe you will be too) by the events upon which Schumann composed the Night Pieces.
     
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    alf Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Hi Hye-Jin, I find the same atmosphere also in the last piece of Kreisleriana.
     
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    juufa72 New Member Piano Society Artist

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    You forgot: Bach, Scharwenka, Tchaikovsky and Albeniz :wink:
     
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    Yes, you're right :D

    I read the wikipedia article about the Nachtstücke. It was very interesting! Thank you for the informations.
    May I ask you a question about a thing which is absolutly outside of the artistic things? Namely, you made in this topic already two times the links (once to the Bach-Hess "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" and once to the wikipedia). How can I integrate such links in my posts? (Excuse me for the bothering question...) :roll:
     
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    I would never have made that connection. The Kreisleriana closing piece may have a certain dark undertone, but it is playful and optimistic at heart. It reminds me of a Grimm tale where eerie things happen, but nobody minds and all is well in the end. The Nachtstucke opening item however, is a lugubrious and desolate affair (maybe there's some hindsight here, as we know what Schumann was thinking of at the time). To my mind, this piece could not be further removed from the mercurial, magical and half-lit atmosphere of the Kreisleriana.

    But these obervations are so personal of course. Different people hear and feel different things in music. I won't deny there is a certain (morbid) fascination about the Nachtstucke, and it deserves to be played more than it is.
     
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    alf Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    http://www.pdfsam.org/bbforum/faq.php?mode=bbcode&sid=f5956a01efcd2353d98e255e0ed42589

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    You are a wealth of information today, Alfonso. Wish I had known about that guide a million years ago.
     
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    alf Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Oh well, Google is my friend (and everyone's). :wink:
     
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    Alfonso, thank you so much for your kind help!!!
    (Sorry that I did not search in Google in advance, but I didn't know even the word "BBCode" before :wink:)
    I've learned this and applied to my signature in the profile 8)
    Besides I've found accidentaly at the changing my profile that the PS has a nearly same explanation:
    http://pianosociety.com/new/phpBB2/faq.php?mode=bbcode
     
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    alf Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    You're most welcome.
     

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