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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2007, 05:15:42 AM »
i'm playing guitar with my tongue........

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those strings taste so good.......
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super slinkies are the tastiest brand out there, huh

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2007, 05:24:40 AM »
That's a turn I never expected this thread to take... 0:) ;D

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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2007, 05:25:46 AM »
No lie, Maciek8)

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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2007, 06:16:12 AM »
My teacher suggested one I didn't like very much. So I'm reconsidering it.

Might I suggest the mazurka Op. 67, number 4, a favourite of mine.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2007, 08:16:01 AM »
We begin rehearsals for Beethoven 9 this evening.  The Mrs. is a soloist so it will be just a little more fun.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2007, 09:41:58 AM »
That's a turn I never expected this thread to take... 0:) ;D

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karlhenning

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2007, 09:44:33 AM »
Prelude on Kremser (cl & org)
Canzona & Gigue (cl & org)
Irreplaceable Doodles (cl solo)
Handeliana (cl & org)

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2007, 10:51:48 AM »
Basketball

greg

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2007, 05:37:48 AM »
Basketball
yeah, and i just crossed you out and went for the layup... swish  8)

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2007, 02:04:29 PM »
Is Rachmaninov's Op32/5 G major prelude terribly diffcult?  :'(

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« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2007, 02:28:57 PM »
No, not terribly. :) I suppose it gets a little trickier towards the end.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2007, 02:57:28 PM »
Thank you. I will give it a try, although the name scares me (read:big hands)

This particular piece is not in public domain yet AFAIK. I can probably get the first page from preview sites, and at least I'll have an idea whether I can manage it :)

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2007, 03:02:18 PM »
Score to all the op 32 Preludes

According to IMSLP, where I found this score, the piece is public domain in the US and Canada...I've forgotten where you are, though.  :-[

Whilst you're there, spend a few happy days downloading IMSLP's treasures. There are reams upon reams of them. I must have a couple of Gigs of scores from them by now.... :o

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2007, 09:25:05 PM »
Score to all the op 32 Preludes

According to IMSLP, where I found this score, the piece is public domain in the US and Canada...I've forgotten where you are, though.  :-[

Whilst you're there, spend a few happy days downloading IMSLP's treasures. There are reams upon reams of them. I must have a couple of Gigs of scores from them by now.... :o

Thank you very much Luke. Does not look easy to me  ;D

Starting from Bar 6 (page 21) when the right hand motif starts, the right hand should be kept open for the B to B octave throughout I suppose. But, from what I hear from the recordings (and I have slowed them down on the editor), they seem to be playing two notes following the GF#GF#: a B and a C in quick succession (in the second run two B's, the third B and C and on the fourth B &D). However, the sheet has only one note instead (C on the first, B on the second, C on the third...). This is of course much easier, but I wonder if you can create the same effect  ::)
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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2007, 09:59:43 PM »
Chopin - Ballade No.1 in G minor
Beethoven - Tempest sonata, 3rd movement
Liszt - Consolations

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2007, 01:05:55 AM »
Thank you very much Luke. Does not look easy to me  ;D

Starting from Bar 6 (page 21) when the right hand motif starts, the right hand should be kept open for the B to B octave throughout I suppose. But, from what I hear from the recordings (and I have slowed them down on the editor), they seem to be playing two notes following the GF#GF#: a B and a C in quick succession (in the second run two B's, the third B and C and on the fourth B &D). However, the sheet has only one note instead (C on the first, B on the second, C on the third...). This is of course much easier, but I wonder if you can create the same effect  ::)
I have never noticed this...but why would players add extra notes?

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I just checked my Ashkenazy recording. He does it too! Interesting.

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2007, 05:34:55 AM »
I have never noticed this...but why would players add extra notes?

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I just checked my Ashkenazy recording. He does it too! Interesting.
I think I found where I went wrong ;D I had not examined the left hand yet. Actually the B before the C comes from the left hand (the second note of the 7th bar in the left hand)   :-[ looks as if they should be stroke simultaneously, but the B should come a split second before C.

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« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2007, 09:02:21 AM »
Yea I was looking at that. But the way it was played, it appeared to be a third line (other than that of the left hand "ostinato"). Sounds like it anyways.

It's one of my favorite preludes of his, mainly because of its deceptive simplicity.

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« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2007, 09:55:36 AM »
Yea I was looking at that. But the way it was played, it appeared to be a third line (other than that of the left hand "ostinato"). Sounds like it anyways.
I don't have the slightest hope of achieving that effect. All the pianists I've heard do that differently (Ashkenazy, Weissenberg, Sofronitsky, Sokolov and Rachmaninov himself).

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It's one of my favorite preludes of his, mainly because of its deceptive simplicity.
Exactly!
Here is the best take I have. Sokolov from a 1981 recital:
http://download.yousendit.com/93A07324239DF756

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Re: What are you playing?
« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2007, 12:11:54 PM »
I don't have the slightest hope of achieving that effect. All the pianists I've heard do that differently (Ashkenazy, Weissenberg, Sofronitsky, Sokolov and Rachmaninov himself).
Exactly!
Here is the best take I have. Sokolov from a 1981 recital:
http://download.yousendit.com/93A07324239DF756

That was a great rendition. A lot of fuzz though, but it sounds like it's being recorded from the audience (did you record it?) He plays the end incredibly accurately (the 5/4 part), which to me seems to be the biggest difficulty with this piece. His trill at the end was enchanting too!

Another piece that does the 5 equal notes/bar quite effectively is vers la flamme, by Scriabin. Although, his 5 notes are over top of a 9/8 time sig. I think.

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