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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:27 pm 
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I was afraid this would get lost on the other thread.

You don't have to listen to this whole thing again. I tried to be more relaxed and gentle, but most of it sounds about the same. And those ornaments and runs.... :x I swear, I can play them better when I'm not recording.
Anyway, I like the middle section on this one better, so Chris - this one can go up (if it passes).

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Chopin - Nocturne Op.37 No1 in G minor

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Your first take was already very good but you have it enhanced even further! Congratulation for that achievement! It is calmer, more relaxed (how much red wine this time? :lol: ).

The expression is too very, very good, also your voicing in the middle part.
Although it is on the slower side regarding what I am used to, but it sounds well this way. Eludes to listen to at night with candle lights (and playing with candle lights, I think). Just how a Nocturne should be. Great!

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MindenBlues wrote:
Your first take was already very good but you have it enhanced even further! Congratulation for that achievement! It is calmer, more relaxed (how much red wine this time? :lol: ).

The expression is too very, very good, also your voicing in the middle part.
Although it is on the slower side regarding what I am used to, but it sounds well this way. Eludes to listen to at night with candle lights (and playing with candle lights, I think). Just how a Nocturne should be. Great!

Ah, yes. Darkness, candlelight and Chopin Nocturnes. What could be better!

And I switched to white wine. :wink:

Thanks, Olaf.

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Will you marry me? (ha ha) :lol:

But seriously, that was so beautiful; I'm a bit misty eyed.

ps-those ornaments :x ; I feel your pain. Just don't ever sacrifice the artistic for the technical.

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PJF, you're such a charmer.
Thank you.

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This seems like a world of difference. It is much slower, but not too slow by far, and much more poetic and feminine (I hate that word effeminate, dunno why ...). The tempo, touch, dynamics, pedaling, and rubato are all spot on as far as I am concerned. The only thing I would say is that these RK chromatic flourishes (there are two of them) could be more smooth. I thought I'd heard one or two reading mistakes, but that could as well be me having done it wrong always - you are usually very note faithful.

I'll put this up as soon as I have time.
Any more Nocturnes on the roster ? You have gotten me in nocturnal mood as well now... I have my eyes set on the big C minor (op.48/2 I think).

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techneut wrote:
Any more Nocturnes on the roster ? You have gotten me in nocturnal mood as well now... I have my eyes set on the big C minor (op.48/2 I think).


Funny, that drew my attention too towards a nocturne attempt. I have put my eyes on the 48/1 nocturne. Seems also not smaller as 48/2 I think, both nocturnes are not the easiest tobacco either. Both are not on the site yet. However in my case that's a question of at least several months practising I expect.

Edit: I just realized that 48/1 (what is in my scope) IS in c minor. So Chris, you surely did a mistake in the key for 48/2, you meant f sharp minor for your Nocturne in mind! 48/1 can't be because that is what I claimed first! :twisted:

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MindenBlues wrote:
Edit: I just realized that 48/1 (what is in my scope) IS in c minor. So Chris, you surely did a mistake in the key for 48/2, you meant f sharp minor for your Nocturne in mind! 48/1 can't be because that is what I claimed first! :twisted:

No, I meant the C minor allright which is one of my favourites of the set. I had no way of knowing you were after it too (didn't know you 'claimed' it :P )

But why should that bother you ! I am sure our takes will both be good, as well as different and complementary. I don't moan about everybody getting their Mazurkas in before me :wink:

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techneut wrote:
No, I meant the C minor allright which is one of my favourites of the set. I had no way of knowing you were after it too (didn't know you 'claimed' it :P )

But why should that bother you ! I am sure our takes will both be good, as well as different and complementary. I don't moan about everybody getting their Mazurkas in before me :wink:


Well, if it's unavoidable it will happen this way ...

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How about a threesome. :) I like that c-minor nocturne too. I'm kidding, though. But not exactly, I like it but won't do this one with all of those octaves. Good luck. I'm looking next at the 72/1. Much easier.
Thanks, Chris.

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pianolady wrote:
How about a threesome. :)

Huh !? :shock:

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It's a joke. Do you really not know the meaning of that? I will be embarrassed to death if I have to explain it.

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pianolady wrote:
It's a joke. Do you really not know the meaning of that? I will be embarrassed to death if I have to explain it.

Did you honestly think my dirty little mind had not picked up on that :?:
But by all means, do explain, just for the benefit of more innocent Forum members (insofar as we have any :P )

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techneut wrote:
Did you honestly think my dirty little mind had not picked up on that :?:
But by all means, do explain, just for the benefit of more innocent Forum members (insofar as we have any :P )


Oh good. I was getting nervous. If any of the other members are wondering about all of this, they can ask you. :lol:

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pianolady wrote:
Oh good. I was getting nervous. If any of the other members are wondering about all of this, they can ask you. :lol:

Chicken ...... !

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