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Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 n°1

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  1. François Micol

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    From the first few bars, I can say this is a very sensitive rendition.

    Nice use of dynamics in the first section.

    Arps in second section could be quicker and clearer, you know the ones. Otherwise, RH is well voiced.

    Octaves are pretty well executed! A bit of the virtuosic, there.

    The doppio movimento section has it's slips, but has a great energy about it. Except the C7 part is a bit overstated.

    Coda stands in stark contrast to the Dop. Mov. almost too stark...maybe the volume of d.m. could be taken down one dynamic level.

    All that said, after some 'polishing' you should have a smashing-good performance.
    Pete
     
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    Overall a dynamic and powerful performance with some slips in the repeating part of this Nocturne. In some rolled chords, you play the melody top key simultaneous with the beginning of the roll. I sometimes do that as well and always get commented on it ;). But I think in many cases that makes the melody line more structured and not interrupted by longer of shorter rolls. Despite the slips, I thought it could go up on the site and you may replace it anytime if you would like to do so. Overall, I think it is a good performance and very musical.
     
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    Great achievement! It´s a great pleasure to listen to your Chopin-playing, which I find to be very musical. I agree with Robert concerning the melody-notes. (I thought you played a g in bar 16 as last note of the bar, after my Henle-edition it has to be a b, but this is a very minor thing.)
    Great playing of the octaves! Congratulations!
     
  5. Anonymous

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    >Still struggling with the final section. Hope you like it anyway!

    Good work, congratulations. Obviously each of us plays in different manner, and my ideas are
    in my version here. All well played , the better part betwwen other also good parts is IMHO
    the octaves central part. As we know, not easy this Nocturne, the final part is very demanding
    if one will continue to put in evidence the singing line.
    Excellent also the sound of recording, and .... two versions are better than one.
    All best,
    Sandro
     
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    Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone!

    I'm not sure how long it will take me to polish it up but since I'm going to be practising it at least until the end of March, I might get to record a cleaner version by then. So let's keep this one to the forums for now. ;)
     
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    Well done, friend!
     

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