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Scriabin Op 11 No 9 & Reger Op 44 No 1

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by jontyl, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. jontyl

    jontyl New Member

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    Wow recording is hard work :lol:

    Here is my first attempt for the 'audition room' at piano society

    It's the 9th of Scriabin's 24 preludes Op. 11 in E major. Let me know what you think!
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9

    And don't we know it...

    It is well played but sounds extremely soft, artificial and void of dynamics, rather anodyne in fact. I would assume that even a digital is capable of a fuller sound with better contrasts than this. You'll need to work on this a bit. Scriabin is a man of passion and emotion and that does not quite come acoss here.

    In bar 27 you play B natural instead of B sharp. It is nitpicking I know, but in such a short easy, and very well known piece (just about everybody plays this one), no mistakes or read errors should be allowed.

    Lastly, we'll expect you to submit at least two more works that are a bit longer and more substantial than this. But I am sure you can do it.
     
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    Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9

    A side-effect of the low volume (amplitude) is that, at least through my speakers, there appears to be 8 seconds of dead time at the end of the recording. (I checked it in Audacity and the dead time is probably somewhat greater than that.)
    A couple of seconds would suffice.

    As Chris said, nicely played, but you should try to get the recording a little louder.
     
  4. jontyl

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    Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9

    Thanks,
    I have taken your comments into consideration and have re-recorded. I think it's definitely an improvement
    I want to stick to one piano sound for all my recordings so unless there are any objections, the one I have chosen now will be my default.

    I look forward to making some more recordings this weekend.
     
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    Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9

    Better indeed, the read error is gone and there are some dynamics. Nice fluent playing. Let's hear your next couple of submissions.
     
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    I have added a recording of No.1, Album Leaf from Reger's 10 Little Pieces, Op.44 to the original post.
     
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    A very nice little piece, very well performed. Reger can often be pompous and turgid, but he can also charm the birds from the trees.
     
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    Both are nice pieces and the sound is perfectly acceptable (it is a digital, or are my ears deceiving me?) Thanks for the uploads!
     

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