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 Post subject: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:45 pm 
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A recording I found on an old hard drive which might be of interest. It's a dry run live recording from 2005 from a point at which I was rather foolishly attempting to learn the entire Symphonie as a projected "big piece" for a public recital; ultimately I'm afraid the fourth movement defeated me.

Alkan - Etude in F Minor, Op. 39, No. 5


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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Nice playing ! This may be one of Alkan's more accessible 'big' pieces but still not easy to bring off convincingly. I like how you make the gorgeous middle section bloom in the between these eerie outer sections. The ending is really effective too. So this one IS intended for putting on the site, or are you just posting for curiosity again ?

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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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What an interesting march. I hope it goes up.

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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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techneut wrote:
I like how you make the gorgeous middle section bloom in the between these eerie outer sections. The ending is really effective too. So this one IS intended for putting on the site, or are you just posting for curiosity again ?


The middle section gives the lie to the myth that Alkan couldn't "do" lyricism. Absolutely; this one is a submission. I did the tags on it, hopefully correctly!


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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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Sorry for bumping this thread, but were you going to put this on the site? It is meant as a submission.


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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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My apologies for it taking a while to put this up onto the site. It's up now. Sounded nice. Thank you for the correct tags too! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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No problem; thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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I had meant to put it up too, but have been a bit busy/absent lately.

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That´s a nice performance. Very clear and expressive. I have enjoyed your rendition very much!

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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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Hi Andrew,

I listened to your Alkan piece and believe the quality of your performance to be very high. Wonderful playing throughout. Most of all, I enjoyed the middle section as it's very lyrical. I'm glad it's been archived on the site for you.

David

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 Post subject: Re: Alkan etude op. 39 no. 5, Marche Funebre
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Andreas and David, thanks to both of you for your kind comments.

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