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 Post subject: Clementi Sonatina Op. 36, No. 4
PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:12 pm 
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Don't worry, this is the last thing I'm submitting for awhile. From today on, I have to shop 'till I drop and then my kids will be off school for about two weeks. When they're home, as you parents probably know, they blast their stereos, video games, etc... and it's impossible to get a quiet house. So here is another Sonatina. Comments are greatly appreciated.

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Two down four to go! You can do it! Pretend you are having hot flashes or something and get really angry at your husband and kids. So angry in fact that they temporarly run away for the day (or week). Then you can record the rest of these! :P

My ears are not that sensitive so i can't (i hate this verb) "niggle" at all.

Your yamaha sounds good. That's surprising because I can't understand why the Japanese would attempt to make pianos when their lumber (especially pine) is very limited.


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well played.

first one - check the timming onat 1.35.


I seemed you are fully pumped up. WELL DONE.


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Thanks Juufa and Johnmar.
(Juufa, how do you know about hot flashes?)

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That was very nice again ! Played with your customary energy and firm touch, which works well in this kind of music. I am sure this will be downloaded and enjoyed by many people around the world.
I have nothing to niggle about. Perhaps the LH 'tremoloes' in the beginning could be a little more playful, a bit detached or half-staccato, something like that. And in the 3rd movement your triplets sound a bit uneven in some places. Apart from that, great playing !

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Thank you, Chris. I think you're starting to rub off on me, as I'm starting to feel like completing the whole set.

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pianolady wrote:
Thank you, Chris. I think you're starting to rub off on me, as I'm starting to feel like completing the whole set.

Hehe, rub off on you. I like that. Is that my dirty little mind playing tricks again, I wonder :lol:

But do complete the set, you are getting really in to it now. And you'll get that special 'Complete recording by Monica Alianello' header on the site as a bonus !

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Very well and technicall almost perfect played!
And I don't niggle on that LH trioles in the rondo because I think that
a) they are well played, maybe not optimal and
b) because I could not perform them better.

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MindenBlues wrote:
a) they are well played, maybe not optimal and
b) because I could not perform them better.


me neither. Thanks, Olaf.

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pianolady wrote:
(Juufa, how do you know about hot flashes?)



Well all humans must have a mother. :roll:


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And these are up as well, see http://pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=863
Well done !

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Thank you!

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Your yamaha sounds good. That's surprising because I can't understand why the Japanese would attempt to make pianos when their lumber (especially pine) is very limited.


lol... you obviously have never been to the part of Japan I live in. Nothing but pine trees everywhere.

I have been really impressed with a lot of Yamaha pianos -- my teacher's piano is a Yamaha baby grand and it sounds beautiful. Kawai, however, I haven't really played one that I care for yet. Personally, I think most of them sound and play like a piece of junk. If you go Japanese, get a Yamaha.

These recordings are indeed nice, pianolady. I am not really familiar with any of these pieces, so I really can't offer any advice. What I can say is that you're a music-playing machine. Sometimes it takes me forever to learn new pieces, and I'm envious at your ability to play new pieces so readily.

Good job. I can envision you going far with your playing. By the way, do you currently take, or have you taken in the past, lessons? (I take lessons now, but without a piano of my own, I struggle with my crappy "keyboard technique" and haven't been making much progress lately.)

Just curious.


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I agree with previous posters. It is indeed a very nice performance. A more firm touch than I heard from you before and that it the right thing to do with this sonatina. No need for any changes according to my ears so I just lean back and enjoy the music. Thank you!

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Thanks Robert and Toki.

toki wrote:

These recordings are indeed nice, pianolady. I am not really familiar with any of these pieces, so I really can't offer any advice. What I can say is that you're a music-playing machine. Sometimes it takes me forever to learn new pieces, and I'm envious at your ability to play new pieces so readily.


That's because they are not new. I learned these pieces many, many years ago. I just felt like playing them again, recently. Technically, they are not that difficult. But they are in the way that you have to play with an even touch and pay strict attention to phrases and fingering. Like every other piece, I guess. In my opinion, these pieces are a good substitute for Hanon exercises, scale practice, etc... It's all in there. But they are fun to play.

I took piano lessons from childhood through high school. I'm starting up lessons again next month.

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