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Grieg, Home-ward Op.62 No.6

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  1. Lord Nelson

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    Here is a further recording of a Lyric Piece originally called "Hjemad", which means "Home-ward". It's the last one of book VII. I began working on it nearly two years ago, but never brought it to perfection. Home-ward has an A-B-A form with a very lively and joyful A part and, with an opposed character, the melancholic middle part.
    With this, I found a piece that was not available on Piano Society yet. I hope you can enjoy it, and please tell me your opinion!

    Grieg - Op.62, Lyric Pieces, 6. Homeward
     
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    Neat piece! I like Grieg. Don't know and never heard this one before, so you are free of any critical remarks from me. :) Sounds like you played it well.
     
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    This is very well played, you do not put a foot wrong.
    The piano does not sound very nice here though, it has an unpleasant metallic ring. Maybe you are
    too close on the strings with your microphone ?
     
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    At first thank you for your positive echo. :)

    This metallic sound cannot come from being too close on the strings because the microphone was 1m away from the piano. I think the sound quality suffers from the bad conditions I have at home: small living room, relatively cheap microphone, no grand but an upright which should be fixed in some issues. I feel sorry about this, but there is actually no way to record in better quality... :?
     
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    The sound is not really too bad for the site.
    I had this sort of metallic ring in my first recordings too, when I has placing the Edirol on the music stand, very close to the strings. It got better when I moved it away to the far end. But you can't do that with an upright. Perhaps the cheap mic could be the problem here.
     
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    This is too very good and I think you caught the true Grieg spirit even better in this one than in op.54. (Shall, I say this a third time...ok) If you provide us with your full name and biography, we will put you up on the site.
     
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    And it is up on the site.
     
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    A review of Greig's Holberg Suite in this morning's Miami Herald mentioned that Claude Debussy dismissed Edvard Grieg's music as "pink bon-bons filled with snow." Of course the critic went on to dismiss Debussy's famous remark as being "an unfair broadside, considering the depth and dark shadows in Grieg's string quartets and songs." I found this interesting even though it has nothing to do with the performance in the Audition Room.

    I enjoyed both performances by Lord Nelson of the Grieg pieces.
     
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    Re: Greig

    Yes that is a well-known quip of Debussy. Yet, he also stated that he had never written anything that wasn't influenced by Grieg. Of course you never know if he was just being sarcastic, but I think there may be some truth in this. Certainly his early romantic works have a definite kinship to Grieg.
     
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    That's a pretty accurate description of a great deal of Debussy's music. :lol:

    Even if he wasn't being sarcastic...Liszt's celebration of Grieg's piano concerto is just as well known. You win some, you lose some...
     

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