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 Post subject: Chopin - Nocturne op.48 no.2
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:00 pm 
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Wow. This gives the word "finally" a new meaning. I've never been sweating so much on a day in April. Nearly 30°C here and endless attempting to record this - don't know how to call this beauty which turned out to be a beast for me. It always felt like three times longer than the Op. 62 nocturne with its page-long phrases and the very slow middle section.

OK, time to go to bed now...

Yeah! 8)

Chopin - Op.48 no.2, Nocturne in F-sharp minor

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Wow, that was really great. The only teeny, tiny, thing is that you play it a little on the fast side, with maybe not enough rubato. Don't yell at me, I think you played this well, better than I ever could. If you could play with a bit more tenderness it will help. Oh, and I think there's a wrong note in measure 38 of the Molto pui lento section.

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I agree, you play a little fast. (But it's not a slaughter like Cziffra and his interpretations of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsodies :lol: :wink: )

But other than that, it is well done.

It is interesting to hear the sound of your piano because it sounds a lot like Mr. Robert's piano.

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Thank you two. :)

Which part do you find too fast? The A part, the B part or the recapitulation (if you can call the last part this way)? Or two or three of them?

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Oh, and I think there's a wrong note in measure 38 of the Molto pui lento section.

OK, I'm not the only who thinks this F minor chord sounds wrong. But it is both in the online edition and in my Peters one.

But there are real mistakes in bar 46 and especially in bar 51.

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The A part and recap. can be a bit slower - or just more laid-back.
I see what you mean about that chord - In my Schirmer edition (which I know isn't always reliable) it has a D-flat on the bottom of the RH which sounds a lot better than a C, which does sound weird.

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Not the favourite Nocturne of mine but I think it is really well played and is IMO not played too fast. I think I heard a wrong note here and there but only very minor errors.

It is up on the site.

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Sounds very well to me. Don't think it's too fast, although Nocturnes should all sound more or less calm from the character (there are parts were it can explode of course), maybe you could sound slightly calmer in the A-part.

Nevertheless, I like your playing much - thank you for posting!

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