Several people have criticized the sound of my piano in my postings. Some have asked if it were a digital or an old upright. It is neither. It is a 3 year old small grand, and it sounds great live. Today I remembered that I have a felt cover over the strings to protect them from dust. So I removed the felt covering for this recording. Did it make any difference?
Reinhold - Impromptu in C sharp minor Op.28 No.3
Hugo Reinhold was a late eighteenth century composer, pianist, and professor of music. He was a student of Anton Bruckner. I have a bit more information on him if you need a short biography. I call this work "Cowboy Imrpromptu" because the slow section reminds me very much of cowboy music with its rocking left hand accomplaniment to the simple, tranquil melody.
According to my records, I played this piece when I was fourteen. It's amazing that I played it then, and now have a terrible time trying to record it. When attempting to record it, there is always a terrible mess usually toward the end of the recaptiulation or in the slow section. How frustrating!
I've practiced very slowly for the past three days on this work. This composition must be played fast to achieve the intended feeling of passion and agitation. So please excuse any slips as I tried to express the righr mood of the piece.