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Weber's Last Thought Recordings

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  1. PJF

    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

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    I'm posting pianolady's recording, here.

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    wow. It will be interesting to hear how her recording compares to other recordings. I can hear her Chopin Nocturne influence in this piece, especially in the second part.
     
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    Here's mine! :D I hope you guys like it!

    Pete :wink:
     
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    Hi, Everybody.

    I'm in St. Louis this week. I'm sitting here at the hotel's 'guest use' computer, waiting for my pizza which has been ordered a half hour ago (I'm starving!). And it's about 95 degrees and I climbed 200 steps of an ancient Indian buriel ground not long ago. A swim is definitely in order soon.

    Anyway, thanks Pete for putting up my file. Bright and early today too! But where is everybody else? I can't seem to hear anything coming out of this computer so I will be able to check in here at night time, but can't listen to anybody until I get home. btw: I'm going to Scott Joplin's house one of these days. I'll take pictures.

    Bye!
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    Pete, you play it some notes differently. Where? What? it sounds just as good.

    I can tell you guys this: I absolutely, without a doubt, slaughtered this piece when I tried to play it. My ornamentation halted the tempo which I held, and sounded like a cat puking. Ha!

    -jg
     
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    Yes, I had but one afternoon to work on it. So if there are wrong notes in it, it's fine by me.

    I'll have to compose a set of variations on Weber's Last Thought.

    Pete
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Hi Pete,
    IMHO very pleasant both your and Monica's versions.
    Only 1 thing (and I speak as who EVER make reading errors, discovered by Chris and other
    ones here): melody in high part (at the beginning and in each similar passage):
    F-Bb-Bb-A-A-G-Eb-G..... you play another G when there is Eb.
    2) The final repeat....but this is a choice, I think.

    All best,
    Sandro (and excuse my for this message CONTRARIAN to my signature :cry: ).
     
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    HAha! those sure were some odd mistakes, but that's OK. I added the last repeat on purpose.

    Pete
     
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    Weber

    Here's mine, for what it's worth. I just played through this short piece a few times and recorded it. I find it to be a simple, straight-forward tune. I hope I'm not missing the whole point.
     
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    That's moving along! What is nice is that your trills hold up very nice to the tempo. And you only played through this a couple of times? I am impressed.
     
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    Here there is my recording.

    All best,
    Sandro
     
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    Veddy In-ter-EST-ting!

    It's interesting to hear the different interpretations. I can't get Chris' music box out of my head as I playit. I feel that Weber, or whoever wrote this, wrote it as a fun little piece. Thus I played it very straight forward without much schmultz. Others have different opinions.
     
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    Mr. Robert or Mr. Techneut, should I compose a biography for Weber? :wink:
     
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    It will be nice to have his tune on the site.

    Everybody here is being original, Sandro's recording is a little quirky, and fancy-free. John is almost Baroque in his approach. Monica's is lyrical and warm. My goal was to create a "music-box" effect.

    Had I had a celesta, I would've used it for this piece.

    This is fun, Sandro! Let's select another piece to work on as a group. May I suggest Debussy's La fille aux cheveaux de lin?

    Pete
     
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    Hi Guys,
    Just checking in. Still can't listen to anything - jeez, don't all computers have speakers? This one is weird. But I'm glad to see more recordings of this. Are they very different from one another?
    Bye - talk to you tomorrow. (it's only been two days, but I miss my piano terribly)

    edit:
    what trills? I don't remember playing any. Did I play the wrong piece?
     
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    Trills as in ornamentation....sorry :(
     
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    Nah, we got one (but not visible after Setrak's retreat). This piece is not by Weber anyway.

    But now that you are offering authoring help, we'll need a Galuppi bio. If you can compile one (not just rip it from somewhere) that would be appreciated.
     
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    Everybody here is being original, Sandro's recording is a little quirky, and fancy-free. John is almost Baroque in his approach. Monica's is lyrical and warm. My goal was to create a "music-box" effect.

    Good analysis, IMHO.
    By my side , I tried to purpose the 3 aspects of this strange piece:
    the Landler (viennese dance, father of waltz) , the music-box (first repeat of first part),
    and a lied ("molto espressivo", that I tried to think and to pronounce differently from the rest).


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    This is fun, Sandro! Let's select another piece to work on as a group. May I suggest Debussy's La fille aux cheveaux de lin?

    For me will be OK....


    All best,
    Sandro
     
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    OK, let's give everybody a few days to catch up.

    The Debussy piece is a bit more challenging than the Weber, so perhaps we need a consensus first.

    After the Weber game, who's up to it (La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin)?

    Pete
     
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    I don't have Debussy's sheet music so I cannot post it here for everyone to use. Do you? Or are you hoping that everyone will have a copy? :wink:
     

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