andrew wrote:I should know this piece but shamefully don't. It's really quite beautiful and it seems to me you have played it well. The sound is good but I have a minor caveat i.e. that (a bit like Rachfan's piano) the bass is a lovely full rounded sound but the treble is a bit tinkly and thin. I notice it's also a Baldwin.
I did notice at 2.17 a slight loss of fluency in the upper passagework (I know from experience how hard these types of passage can be in l.h. only pieces, due to the awkwardness of the hand being where it's not supposed to be on the keyboard. My teacher said it is acceptable and beneficial when playing such pieces to have the piano stool slightly rotated clockwise to facilitate access).
Thanks for listening. Yes, there was a blip in the fioritura work. Interestingly, about your teacher's comment, I actually trained very specifically to do the opposite
. That is, when playing with both
hands at one extreme of the keyboard, I trained to turn my shoulders slightly in the opposite
direction! You will note that when playing at an extreme side with both hands, it is the inner arm/hand that really has it difficult; rotating in the opposite direction (clockwise for bass work and conter-clockwise for treble work) actually eases the burden a bit on the "inner" arm.
Regarding the sound quality, I am approaching more of what I am after for the recording; once I get it "right" then I'll likely re-record my recent submissions with better executions.
BTW, that Thalberg was very nice!