Monica and me, we proudly present you the result of our Haydn four hands project. We decided to make a new thread, so that everyone can see, that it is finished, hoping that more than one or two members will reply.
We perform here the first movement, Allegro assai, of Joseph Haydns "Symphony of Farewell" ("Abschiedssinfonie"), Hob. I, no. 45, in f-sharp-minor, arranged for piano four hands by Hugo Ulrich. You can find the score on imslp.org, if you are interested.
Corresponding to our plans we have made an audio- and video-montage of our four hands performance. For giving you an impression of the hours of work I had with all the editing I post a screenshot of the audio-montage-window of WaveLab. (Every marker means a cut, which corrects a bit the synchronization of our playing, though I have to say, that originally I wasn´t really too bad together with Monicas recording (Monica first recorded the Primo-part, I had the task to play the Secondo-part together with her. That´s why you only on my head can discover some earphones and not on Monicas.
). But for making it absolutely perfect I had to do some cuts.
The video-editing took me a whole day. I had to fumble out the right synchronization and to develop some nice ideas for the collage. Having done that, I had to find out, how to realize my ideas technically...
In summary it was a great pleasure and fun. Monica searched the approximately exact distance of the places we live on my request. She found out, that the town she lives in USA and the town I live in Germany is nearly in a distance of 7130 km. It´s so great that four hands playing in such a distance is possible in times of today! We both love our video and we hope, you will enjoy it, too!
Monica, I thank you so much for your splendid collaboration. It was a true pleasure.
Feedback is very very appreciated!
Here are the video-links (it´s only one video, but one link goes to my YouTube-channel, the other to Monicas):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exmmse-NbRQ
(Haydn, Symphony of Farewell, Allegro assai, YouTube-channel of musicusblau)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KZbaNaLoNY
(Haydn, Symphony of Farewell, Allegro assai, YouTube-channel of pianolady)
The mp3-file below is exactly the audio-track of the video above.Haydn - Symphony no. 45 in F-sharp minor "Farewell", I: Allegro assai