Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13

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Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13

Postby musicusblau » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:44 pm

Pianolady wrote:
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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Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13

Postby jaggens » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:56 am


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.

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

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Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13

Postby techneut » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:16 pm

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

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Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 13

Postby pianolady » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:30 pm

Thank you again, Jaak.

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