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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:57 am 
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That is very beautiful indeed. Can't think of anything to improve.
It almost makes me want to play some of these again... but I've sold the book.

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Chris, They are available on IMSLP.

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:57 pm 
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techneut wrote:
That is very beautiful indeed. Can't think of anything to improve.
It almost makes me want to play some of these again... but I've sold the book.

Thank you! But you don't like Mendelssohn....

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:38 am 
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RSPIll wrote:
Chris, They are available on IMSLP.

Haha I know that. But that's different than having a book which you just take out on a whim or at random.

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Thank you! But you don't like Mendelssohn....

It's not that I don't like Mendelssohn. But a fair share of his work leaves me cold, and some of it actively irritates me. There are
many many exceptions though. The symphonies, Overtures, Midsummer Night's Dream, Variations Serieuses,
and several Songs without Words like this one which are really deep.

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:25 am 
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Chris,

I'm sort of with you on Mendelssohn. I run both hot and cold. I have tried many of his "Songs Without Words" and this is one of the few that spoke to me (if you'll pardon the expression). I do like "Fingal's Cave" and a few other things, but so much that he wrote I am waiting for it to begin when it is over.

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
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This is gorgeous. I love the sound of your piano and you give the music a lot of expressive depth.


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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
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MarkieUK wrote:
This is gorgeous. I love the sound of your piano and you give the music a lot of expressive depth.

Thank you very much! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
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Monica, this is a wonderulf rendition of this piece!
and you play it with such liberty, flexibility and spontaneity that I would guess you haven't had piano lessons for a while... (piano teachers may block are spontaneity)

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
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Hi Luis,
I'm so glad to see you! Now, will you please, please, please take over my admin job here?
Anyway, thank you! :D That is the first time anyone has ever said they liked my playing because I'm not taking lessons! You just made my day!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
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pianolady wrote:
Hi Luis,
I'm so glad to see you! Now, will you please, please, please take over my admin job here?

sorry, I didn't get it =)


pianolady wrote:
That is the first time anyone has ever said they liked my playing because I'm not taking lessons! You just made my day!! :)

it's really not the first time. Some years ago I already told you this in some recording of yours (I think it was a Chopin Impromptu, not quite sure...)

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 Post subject: Re: Mendelssohn op. 85, no. 4
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luissarro wrote:
pianolady wrote:
That is the first time anyone has ever said they liked my playing because I'm not taking lessons! You just made my day!! :)

it's really not the first time. Some years ago I already told you this in some recording of yours (I think it was a Chopin Impromptu, not quite sure...)


Ok, sorry...my memory is not that great. Thank you anyway, again.... :)

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