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two Liszt quickies

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  1. nathanscoleman

    nathanscoleman New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Here's a few Liszt miniatures ... I like en reve ... very dreamy, you might say! :wink:

    Abschied is quite religious sounding to me .. dunno what we're saying goodbye to (abschied=farewell) ... like much of Liszt's other late pieces, they're open to wildly differing interpretations.

    Both were composed in 1885.

    Now I've got to go get prepared for tomorrow ... It's Kuhlau day!!


    Liszt - En Reve, S.207

    Liszt - Abschied, S.251
     
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    Your piano sounds kinda like a celeste...
     
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    These are up, Nathan. I like both of these introspective pieces, and you played with good sensitivity.

    Liszt was feeling pretty down in 1885. Got this from wiki regarding the works from his later period:

    As he told Lina Ramann, "I carry a deep sadness of the heart which must now and then break out in sound."


    Pour me some! And let's make it a white Russian, please. :wink:
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    almost forgot - I think this is the first time that the timing of a recording is the same as the catalog number - Liszt S.251 is 2:51.
     
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    nathanscoleman New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Kewl ... now if only I could convince you I'd planned it that way! hehe
     
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    I wish your trills were faster in the "En Reve". But that's minor.
     
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    nathanscoleman New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yeah, me too. I did two takes ... one with slower even trills and one with faster uneven trills .... this one won out!
     
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    I liked the Abschied, which was new to me. I has a certain naive charm and not the deperate gloominess of many od his late works. The En Reve is not bad except the trills are too lumbering and intrusive, and you play a wrong top note in the last-but-two chord (surprised nobody commented on that).
    All in all, as quickies go, well done.
     
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    Hi Nathan,
    you did a very nice jobe here!
    To "En reve": I agree to Chris. Of course, the trills are a matter of taste, IMO they could be a bit faster and easier.
    To "Abschied": A very reflective piece, which is new for me, too, I have to admit. You play it sensitively and bring out this meditative character of the piece very well IMO.
    Thanks for sharing these two little treasures!
     

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