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 Post subject: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:45 pm 
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there is going to be a piano competition here in Brazil, in homage to the composer Francisco Mignone. I'd like to participate, but there is a huge list of pieces I should prepare in a very short time, so it's not possible.

Anyway... I decided to subscribe myself and see what happens (if I'd be selected or not). For this, I'll prepare two transcendental studies by Mignone and submit.

This is one of them: Sacy

Saci is a character from the Brazilian folklore:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saci_(Brazilian_folklore)

attached is the the MP3 for the Piano Society.
and this is the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00mxFPrxPZE


Mignone - Transcendental Study no. 6 'Sacy'

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:45 am 
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Hi Felipe,

This etude is a very animated piece but with some lush, impressionistic chordal harmonies too. It's difficult not to like it. It sounds like it takes a good deal of energy to play it! You perform it with brilliance and flair and communicate it very well. I read that Mignone combined Portugese, Indian, and African influences in his music. In this piece I think I even hear some vague references to Ravel's "Toccata" from Le Tombeau de Couperin. From listening to this and the waltz you posted as well, I would conclude that Mignone was an eclectic modern romanticist at heart.

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:50 am 
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Rachfan wrote:
In this piece I think I even hear some vague references to Ravel's "Toccata" from Le Tombeau de Couperin.

probably because of the repeated Eb (or D#)

Rachfan wrote:
From listening to this and the waltz you posted as well, I would conclude that Mignone was an eclectic modern romanticist at heart.

yeah, I think it's right, though I'm not an expert of his music.
hehe

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:54 am 
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This is up, Felipe. Nice job! Good luck with the competition.

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
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Hi Felipe, I listend to this recording a while ago, but didn't get the chance to comment it (my internet connection is very unstable :evil: ).
A very attractive piece and breathtaking performance! I didn't know the name of this composer, but I would like hear more of his music (The Corner Waltz is also very nice!).

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:56 pm 
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thanks, Hye-Jin!

hyenal wrote:
A very attractive piece and breathtaking performance!

In fact, it's much easier than it sounds or looks. I don't believe that Mignone's transcendental studies make justice to their name.

hyenal wrote:
I didn't know the name of this composer, but I would like hear more of his music (The Corner Waltz is also very nice!).

Probably I'll record more, but I'm always changing my mind, so I can't guarantee anything. hehe

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Hello Felipe,
Congratulations for this brilliant piece which summarizes many aspects of the music of the first half of XXth century. Your rendition is bright, colourful, and makes the auditor keen of knowing more about this composer. Thanks for this delightful minute !

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thanks, François!

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Hi Felipe,

I must be alone in not thinking good of this ET. But I haven't even heard before of Mignone, so mine is likely a shallow opinion. I don't want to put down your efforts on the piece either but to me too it sounds more muscular than really difficult.

My best wishes for the competition! When is it held?

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
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hi, Alfonso!

as I said before, I don't find his studies difficult. but I'm not the composer to judge the title of his compositions.
even so, I find it a catching piece.

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 Post subject: Re: Mignone - Transcendental Study - Sacy
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alf wrote:
My best wishes for the competition! When is it held?

The competition will be in september, in a series of recitals.
But I'm not going to play in those recitals. The list of pieces is HUGE, something I can't prepare in such a short time (I can barely play one hour a day). This includes:

3 Transcendental studies
3 Brazilian waltzes
1 sonatina

Chopin's Op. 25 no. 11
Beethoven Op. 81a
Chopin's Op. 49

and one free piece.


in order to subscribe to the competition, we must send two videos, playing two pieces of the list. so I think I will record one more transcendental study and send to them. just to see if I would be accepted or not. but no way that I'll prepare all those pieces to play in september... :roll:

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