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Song of Twilight by Nakada

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  1. Nicole

    Nicole New Member

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    Slow day in Audition Room today, so I'll offer a small contribution. It's a Grade 3 piece that all the kids across Canada play. It is composed by Japanese composer, Yashinao Nakada. I recorded it with a fairly cheap microphone last year, so there will be no hard feelings if rejected due to sound quality that is subpar for the site.

    Nakada - Song of Twilight
     
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    I really enjoyed this piece, it was simple and elegant, and very pleasant to listen to.

    Also, the sound quality doesn't sound very bad to me! I thought it was plenty good!!!
    ... But I suppose we'll need to wait to see what the admins have to say... cuz I'm not in charge around here... :cry:

    Anyways... nice job! I liked it! :D
     
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    Well Nicole,

    That's a nice example of how simplicity sometimes can also make beautiful music. The way you make the soul of your piano come out in the foreground rapidly eclipses the little hiss. Interesting discovery for me. Bravo! 8)
     
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    Hi Nicole,
    A pretty piece, indeed. Yes, it's simple, but that doesn't mean it's easy to play well. Your phrasing and balance was perfect.

    I don't think the sound quality is that bad, but I'll wait to hear from the others before I put this up.
     
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    well, I certainly thought it was worthy! very pretty nicole! and beautiful phrasing!
     
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    Twilight

    The sound is fine on my little computer speakers. It's a very pretty little tune, and you play it very nicely. I liked your phrasing, dynamics, and touch. Nice job.
     
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    Lovely piece. I enjoyed it. You do nice the phrasing.
     
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    A sweet little piece, performed with much taste and feeling, and a great example for all the kids studying this. Not at all easy to perfectly control one's touch and rhythm in such a vulnerable and simple piece. It reminds me a bit of the pretty-postcard pieces on Lang-Lang's "Chinese" CD. Though the Japanese style seems to be more linear and austere than the Chinese, which is more florid.

    Sound quality is not so bad (though could be better), one gets quickly used to it. This can certainly go onto the 'Various' page. There seems no point in making a Nakada composer page, unless you plan to do more of him.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. Yes, please put it under the Various section since no, I won't be recording any more Nakada. But when I get some good microphones, I plan to submit some more substantial repertoire to be critiqued......

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    ......and hopefully added to the site.

    Best wishes,
    Nicole
     
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    hey Nicole,
    I have just listened to it. Its a beautiful piece played by you. Its has a taste of oriental.....very much.

    I can imagine, that the children is looking upon the sky at night time while dreaming this piece....


    thank you.
     
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    This is up, Nicole. "Thumbs up" ( If that is supposed to be Siskel and Ebert?)
     
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    What?? No Muppets in your kids' raising? Shame on you!!
     

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