So pianolady, must your piano be tuned to the pitch of the recording ? I wonder how that
works if you have more than one such a CD, and they're not quite the same pitch... Or does it not get as bad as that ?
As for the Chopin PC, do you really need the orchestra part to play iot, or can that just be filled in with the piano (as in the op.22) ?
My piano goes sharp in the winter and flat in the summer, or maybe it's the other way around. MindenBlues probably knows. Anyway, I've put the CD in every boom box and stereo we have in the house, thinking that maybe a different machine will play the CD differently, but it wasn't so. The only time my piano matched the pitch on the CD was right after it's tuned. When the pitch was not matched with the piano, it wasn't totally like playing in a different key, but it was enough to really annoy me.
Maybe Joeisapiano's idea to play with a better orchestra would work if you had a machine that could take out the piano, like a Karaoki machine that plays concertos without the soloist. I don't know if there is such a thing.
I don't have that Cool Edit program you talk about.
Yes, the Chopin PC needs the orchestra part. But the second movement has more piano time, plays most of the time, and it's not as hard as the other two parts. Like you know, in the Op. 22, the piano plays all the way through and is complete without the orchestra. (I love that piece, too)
Are there Music Minus One CD's available for all common piano concerts?
Yes, they have a web site. www.musicminusone.com
I do this just for fun. I fell in love with this concerto and had to find myself an orchestra. This is the best I could do.