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Scriabin Nocturne for LH alone, Op. 9, No. 2

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  1. hyenal

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    I saw the same thing! He was playing a Godowsky's transcription of one of the Chopin etudes, right?
     
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    Yes, I've seen this too. I've been led to believe that you should keep the right hand stationary on your right leg, out of the way of the audience view of the left. I assume he's doing it to make it abundantly clear it's a one hand piece, but I'm sure it must obscure the view of the keyboard to some extent.
     
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    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for listening. Yes, there was a blip in the fioritura work. Interestingly, about your teacher's comment, I actually trained very specifically to do the opposite. That is, when playing with both hands at one extreme of the keyboard, I trained to turn my shoulders slightly in the opposite direction! You will note that when playing at an extreme side with both hands, it is the inner arm/hand that really has it difficult; rotating in the opposite direction (clockwise for bass work and conter-clockwise for treble work) actually eases the burden a bit on the "inner" arm.

    Regarding the sound quality, I am approaching more of what I am after for the recording; once I get it "right" then I'll likely re-record my recent submissions with better executions.

    BTW, that Thalberg was very nice!
     
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    Hi Joe,
    Thanks for listening. I appreciate your overall approval and do admit that I need to continue to master the "faster runs and trills." The recording volume was too low because I dumbly lowered it: to about
    -4.5dB. I won't do that again. Closing the lid on the piano has reduced the "metalic shine" in the sound that was objectionable to me. Beyond that, I don't wish to go much further because I actually prefer a piano with a brighter treble sound.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Hi Kaila!
    Thanks for listening and commenting. In short, I appreciate your critique entirely. Thanks for the encouragement.
    Eddy
     
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    Hi Richard,
    Thank you for your supportive words. If you've got any issue with your RH, this is the perfect time to take up this stuff! The associated Prelude (Op.9, No.1) is less demanding athletically but equally difficult for voicing. I highly recommend it. The score may be downloaded at http://imslp.org/wiki/Prelude_and_Nocturne_for_the_Left_Hand,_Op.9_(Scriabin,_Aleksandr).
    When I was young (no point saying younger any more :? ) I trained with H. Berens Training for the Left Hand, Op. 89, a set of 46 Exercises and 25 Studies. There are some nice LH studies there. Check them out at http://imslp.org/wiki/Die_Pflege_der_linken_Hand,_Op.89_(Berens,_Hermann).

    Eddy
     
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    @ Jim and Hye-Jin: Thanks for your supportive words! I'm glad you liked it. You ought to try this piece sometime!
    To settle the mystery, 8) while I played with my LH, I simultaneoulsy created a charcol drawing of my first born son with my RH! :wink:
     
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    Monica or Chris,
    Attached is a file of my Scriabin Nocturne with the soft volume fixed. I would appreciate it if you would replace the first with this one. I can now hear it from my laptop speakers. :D

    Thanks,
    Eddy

    Scriabin - Nocturne for LH Alone, Op. 9, No. 2 (5:32)
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Hi Eddy,
    if you really have played all this only with the left hand and, of course, as a honest person you have done that, that´s a great achievement! I have followed with score and I think, it´s nearly perfectly played.
    I remember when I was 15 I have had my right arm in cast for two weeks and I have tried some pieces only for the left hand (I also had played around then a bit in Ravels famous concerto), but this piece I didn´t know until now.
    So, thank you very much for having posted this quite virtouso gem! I think there are some quite bulky arpeggios in it, which for my quite small hand would be very difficult to play, but you have mastered them greatly.
    I also have recognized the typical sound of a Baldwin, it really remembers me very much of the recordings of David. I think, the sound-quality is high and professional, a true enjoyment to listen to!
     

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