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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:14 pm 
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I was going to do Clementi and a mazurka today, but I have had this little tune running through my head all week. I can't stop humming it, so maybe by recording it I can get on with the other things.
Also, I dropped something inside my piano and every now and then a funky noise comes out.
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Chopin Contredanse in G flat major (1827)

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hummmm, where do you find this composition?? I never heard this before ,Beautifully played. Its does not sound like usual chopin melody but rather nice.
good work..


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it sounds like you dropped a pen or pencil. That's my guess.

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A very modest piece, it seems. Just the key of the trio section (C-flat major) is a bit obscure and unnecessary in my eyes. :wink: But the melody is beautiful indeed.

Well-played!


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The rarely played Contradanse in G-flat major from when Chopin was only 17 years old! Probably among the happiest time of his life when he still lived in Poland with his family. Emily still not sick of tubercolous (she died when she was 14 only) and Poland was a free country. Very well played!

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Well he was just 17 - You know what I mean (sorry, couldn't resist the Beatles lyrics)

Yes, Chopin must have been happy when he wrote this. It is so light-hearted. I would guess that his sisters were dancing around the living room as he played it. I wonder how one does the 'contredanse'? (contradanse - not sure of the spelling).

Anyway, thanks everybody for listening. Even though this piece sounds easy, it wasn't.

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pianolady wrote:
Anyway, thanks everybody for listening. Even though this piece sounds easy, it wasn't.

Chopin never is.

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pianolady wrote:
I wonder how one does the 'contredanse'?


Thank the Internet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E52TjhCijN8

Although it is Quebecian it must be of some European decent.

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A very charming little piece, which I did not know :oops:

And perfectly played except for one little moment of uncertainty at the first return to the main theme. Your piano sounds lovely too and the Edirol seems to be doing a great job here, the recording is better than any of the previous. What is your current recording setup ?

I will proceed to put this up the site right away.
BTW Did not notice any funky noises (but I was not listening for them)

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Its up !

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Here is the sheet music.

edit: I think this is the correct Contredanse.

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juufa72 wrote:
Here is the sheet music.

edit: I think this is the correct Contredanse.

Thanks and I have put it up.

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robert wrote:
Thanks and I have put it up.

What great teamwork :D

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techneut wrote:
robert wrote:
Thanks and I have put it up.

What great teamwork :D



There are over a million hits a month because of that great teamwork! The Dutchman and The Swede! :D

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juufa72 wrote:
There are over a million hits a month because of that great teamwork! The Dutchman and The Swede! :D

And let's not forget our pianists !

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Thank you, Chris. Only a few years ago, I was searching for this piece and had a difficult time. Finally the clerk in the music store found it in a book of romantic piano music and I had to buy the whole book which I already had all the other pieces, but it was the only way to get this piece. Now, of course, just say you are looking for something, and someone (like Juufa) instantly sends it out. Also, the version I played is different than the version Juufa found. The sections all repeat in my copy and I have more rallentandos and dynamic markings.



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it sounds like you dropped a pen or pencil

There is probably one of those inside my piano too. My piano tuner thinks there is something wrong with me, because I seem to drop a lot of things inside there, like post cards, paper clips, earrings. This time it is a dried up leaf. I had a vase of fresh roses on the piano and a leaf fell off. I can see it in there, but I can't reach it.

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Forgot something -
techneut wrote:
What is your current recording setup ?


Same as always - I have the Edirol on a chair right next to me on the right. I think I changed the recording settings to a higher number, 2hundred-something - maybe that's why it sounds better?

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Although listened to it already, I forgot to comment. Never heard that piece before, but it sounds lovely to me, thanks to your interpretation!!!

7 sharps in the middle part, that however should be forbidden! :roll:

So thank you much for sharing this and pointing to that piece, and also thanks to juufa for providing the score!

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Thanks, Olaf.
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7 sharps in the middle part, that however should be forbidden!


Yes, but it is 7 flats. Same difference, though. :wink:

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pianolady wrote:
Thanks, Olaf.
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7 sharps in the middle part, that however should be forbidden!


Yes, but it is 7 flats. Same difference, though. :wink:


:oops: Now you see how bad my sight reading ability really is. Can't even discern sharps from flats...
A little more friendly would be to code it in 5 sharps instead 7 flats, although I have more problems with sharps as with flats. Thanks God Chopin preferred flats I think (only often too much of them) :lol:

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