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 Post subject: Chopin-Cantabile in B Flat
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:54 pm 
Hello. This is my first recording, and I'm only a teenager, so it might not be very good, but I'd appreciate any comments.

This is Chopin's cantabile, one of his less well known masterpieces. I tried to do it justice... If you have any tips I'd be happy to re-record it. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:05 pm 
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Perhaps a bit more staccato at the end. Maybe you should lift up on the pedal so the staccato is emphasized. That's my two cents. But what do I know? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:14 pm 
Thanks... I'll probably do a retake in a while anyway...


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never heard this before, and thank you for sharing with us.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:15 pm 
Thanks! As I've said, it's one of his less known pieces. It's not difficult, but then again it's often the simplest pieces that are the hardest to perfect. It's kind of like a lullaby, I think.


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What a strange piece ! Never heard (of) it before, I guess It must be really juvenile.
Not badly played but perhaps you can release the pedal every now and then ? It swims all
over the place now (partly also because of the recording/acoustic and the sub-optimal piano tuning).

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What a strange piece ! Never heard (of) it before, I guess It must be really juvenile.

I always thought that maybe Chopin wrote this while trying to come up with his nocturne in E flat, it tends to follow the same form.

I have to agree with what Chris wrote, you should release and re-press the pedal each time the harmony changes in the left hand. Otherwise, the entire piece becomes mushed.

Notewise and expressionwise, I think you have it down pat. The end of the piece could be a bit more mellow (smorzando), and overall it seemed a bit slow to me, but I'm used to hearing it played a bit faster. That doesn't make it bad, though. Just change that pedal and you're good.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:56 pm 
Thank you all for your comments! :D

Toki, maybe I did play it slowly. My piano teacher always tells me to play it slow, so that's why I suppose!

Hmm, I didn't realise my piano was out of tune...


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Hmm, I didn't realise my piano was out of tune...[/quote]

where are you based? Its a problem if you dnt hear your piano out of tune. want a free tune up??


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Conor13579 wrote:
It's not difficult, but then again it's often the simplest pieces that are the hardest to perfect.


MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY! :x :P


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This piece is so gentle and subtle, the piano really should be tuned, otherwise the delicate overtones are crushed beyond recognition by the bad temperament. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:14 pm 
johnmar78, thanks for you offer :D unfortunately I'm in Ireland!


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