This is my favorite waltz. I know it isn't that hard, but it's the first Chopin waltz I ever played in a recital ( I was 12 or 13) and I think it's what hooked me into being a life-long Chopin lover.
Yes, a great piece, and a good possibility to customize with the keyboard action too, with the dynamic playing. Especially with approaching the soft playing on that action.
Anyway, I enjoyed listening to your Maple Leaf Rag. Makes me want to go downstairs right now and dig out the book.
Thanks, but really, there are flaws in the recording, it was only intended to proudly present my first tuning attempt.
Good luck at the party tonight. Are you playing all those pieces from memory? Why don't you play Maple Leaf for an encore
The party and the piano playing went well yesterday evening. I did only play the fantaisie impromptus from memory. However I can play all of them by heart, but had not the courage to play without score. So I more or less stare at the score on such occasions, for the reason to avoid the fear for a lapse of memory.
To perform the Maple Leaf Rag, I would have needed more preparation, and my uncle asked me to play 10 days ago, so I pulled out the score of the mentioned pieces (which I played on several occassions already) and did only a shorter refresh.
But you are right, Ragtimes are really good choice for instance if there is a party in a restaurant with an old upright, even if it smells of stale beer... The piano yesterday was a recently tuned baby grand, so there was no need to fall back to "bad piano" pieces...