I have listened to the Mozart and the Chopin. Both recordings are most beautiful and sound perfectly. I couldn´t discover one mistake or slip. They also are played musically. A little idea of improvement could be to make a bit more contrast between piano and forte at the beginning of the last part of the Allegretto by Mozart, but that´s minor in a recording of that high level.
Have a nice summertime!
Thank you, Andreas!
Dynamics seem to always be something I can improve. I hope you have a nice summertime, as well.
Ha, they are "the" pieces! Welcome back to AR, Monica!
I watched all the three videos and thoroughly enjoyed them. Excellent, that you played so well from the memory. And you look like really enjoying the music and your playing itself. Great!
But I have noticed a couple of sorts of minimal break in the Mozart, which were probably caused by playing from the memory. Nevertheless, you had a really great improvement compared to your last recording of that Mozart. Congrats on this good job!
haha - Thanks, Hye-Jin. I'm glad to be back!
And yes - these are THE pieces. I wanted to record them while I could still play them from memory. Now that the competition is over, I know I'll start forgetting them shortly since I no longer have to play them one-hundred times a day!
Hi Monica, I listened to the Chopin and thought your playing had a pleasantly lilting aspect to it. I'm not very familiar with Mompou, so thought I should listen to it also - charming music.
Thank you, Andrew. You're right about Mompou's music being charming. Also interesting and quirky - I really love it. Except there are lots of stretches too wide for my small hands and so I have to improvise at times. Still fun music, though!
As you'd probably guess, I watched your video of the Mompou "Cancion y Danza". I very much enjoyed it. Here is a composer who lived in the age of "modern music", but stuck with a tonal approach. It's a very buoyant, pleasant and colorful piece but with some tricky passage work too from what I can observe. Although I'm not familiar with this piece, my impression is that you play it very effectively and with much expression.
P.S. I'm envious that you can memorize. That's impossible for me now. Worse yet, when I open up a score in progress, it's as if I'm seeing it for the first time.
Thank you, David. Don't worry - it's hard for me to memorize too! These three pieces took a great deal of work in order to make them stick in my brain. And I'm right now trying to memorize Granados' Goyescas no. 2 - a piece I've been playing/working on for a long
time, but it's taking forever to memorize. Not sure I ever will get it in there!
Ok, well, I'm so anxious to practice new music now. Thanks again everybody!
btw - I didn't know that this quote function works this way. It's great - no more having to copy and paste things all the time...