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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:44 pm 
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That's okay, I am not disappointed. Since I went back to work full-time, I also do not have so much time to practice. When I think about it, I probably now get in only approximately 8 hours practicing a week, where I used to have lots more before I started working. This notion of completing the Poulenc Improvisations set is just something I got in my head and blurted out and does not need to get done by any certain time. We (and anyone else who wants to play some) can just keep it on the 'to do' list like the Godowsky set. Maybe some day one of them will get completed.


I´m glad about your attitude. And oh, I really had thought, you would spend more time on practising, so we seem to be in a similar situation concerning our time of practising. I also think, it will be more fun to play some of the improvisations, if we don´t put the pressure respective force of an immediate completion on them. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:56 am 
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Hi,

Listened to the improvisation No. 13.
There I can even see some ties with Rachmaninoff, despite the structure being much drier.
I like how the themes grow into each other and how you play them out.
Poulenc is often quite fragmental. In some places I felt like the motion grows a bit too similar - I would add some contrast and and more water to the palette.


Anyways, very beautiful.
Jaak

P.S. I am new here, and this place seems very professional :)


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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:16 pm 
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jaggens wrote:
P.S. I am new here, and this place seems very professional :)

Thanks Jaak, and welcome to PS. We do have professional pianists participating here, but the vast majority of recordings (and postings) are by hard-working amateurs. Nice that you promote us in your blog, but better get that aspect right.

BTW - We do not approve of commercial links in signatures. It's fine if you introduce yourself and say 'Visit my website if you're interested
in piano lessons for beginners' (even if we're no beginners here, and might think the wrong thing). But please do not do this in your signature. Links in signatures are typically restricted to link to artist pages on PS (or sometimes Youtube channels) and should not be of commercial nature.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:30 pm 
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Thank you again, Jaak.

Where is the mention of PS in the blog? I don't see it....

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