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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 15, “Hommage à Édith Piaf”
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:51 am 
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Okidoki, so what did you mean with "work"? I wish you success on your piano competetion!

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 15, “Hommage à Édith Piaf”
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:33 pm 
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Maybe it's just a saying here in the US....when you say "he's a piece of work" or "she needs some work", it means "he's a pompous ass," or "he's an idiot." Or "she needs help with getting her act together,"....something about her needs improving.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 15, “Hommage à Édith Piaf”
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Ah, I have not known, of course, that this was an idiomatic expression with a special meaning.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 15, “Hommage à Édith Piaf”
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Hi Monica,

You did a beautiful job with this piece. It is very sensitive and combines a sense of
French cabaret, classical, 60's pop and emotional longing and a sense of looking back.
I think it is amazing that a piece that repeats the same phrase continuously is none the
less engaging throughout. Great job!

Kaila

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improvisation No. 15, “Hommage à Édith Piaf”
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:09 pm 
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Hi Kaila,

Thank you very much! :)
I know what you mean...everybody seems to really like this piece. It reminds me of a soap opera theme song.

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