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That looks great, thanks Monica. Saves me a lot of time (still haven't finished the Busoni bio :-( )
Only thing is that it seems a bit long compared the other bios. I may want to prune it a bit here and there but will ask your blessng before doing so.

The 2nd Nocturne version is indeed a lot nicer ! Sensitive without being sentimental, and no sign of tension. I'll definitely put this one up, I guarantee you that this will be a popular download.

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I'm glad you like it. Must be that chocolate santa claus I ate right before I played.
Do you want a picture of the cover?

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pianolady wrote:
I'm glad you like it. Must be that chocolate santa claus I ate right before I played.
Do you want a picture of the cover?

Yes please. It really helps when our members provide these kind of things !

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I like your both Nocturne interpretations. Some play the Chopin Nocturne a bit faster so that the runs sound more virtuous, but after all its Andante, and your tempo is certainly ok so.

For my taste, both could be played a bit more dreamery, softer. I accociate Nocturnes (not all, but these here belong to the group) with night pieces, candle lights and beeing very relaxed.

Nothing to niggle note wise (I don't have the Field Nocturne score however) on the Chopin, beside bar 24 (you play rh c# instead c) and similar place bar 48 (you play rh f# instead f). This is according to my Peters score, and also to the sheetmusicarchive score (however they differ on certain other places, so maybe you have a third different score).

Really good job overall!

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Oh my God!!! :shock: I can't believe you're right about the Rh in bar 24 and 48. I have never seen that until just now. I missed a d# also in bar 24 but jeez, I can't understand how I missed those two. Do I need to re-record this? I really don't want to.

And I can play softer. Just turn down your speakers. :lol:

Thanks Olaf. I missed you the past couple weeks.

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pianolady wrote:
Oh my God!!! :shock: I can't believe you're right about the Rh in bar 24 and 48. I have never seen that until just now. I missed a d# also in bar 24 but jeez, I can't understand how I missed those two. Do I need to re-record this? I really don't want to.


Of course no re-record because that!!!
The funny thing, it sounds just more natural that way, and the score notes sound strange. I often (no, not right, very often) tend to play what sounds right and not what is written (my old piano teacher told me more than once, I should not guess which notes to play, instead better watch).

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And I can play softer. Just turn down your speakers. :lol:


Good tip :D . Ok, I meant more mellow playing maybe. Can't adjust that on my speakers unfortunately ...

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Shite... seems I have missed these wrong notes in the Chopin :x What is the world coming to. I could say in defense that I have hardly ever played this one.
In any case they sound perfectly allright otherwise I would have balked. So just leave them !

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Shite... seems I have missed these wrong notes in the Chopin :x What is the world coming to. I could say in defense that I have hardly ever played this one.
In any case they sound perfectly allright otherwise I would have balked. So just leave them !


:lol: I was going to say something about that. Like, "What's wrong with Chris? He must be sick."

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pianolady wrote:
:lol: I was going to say something about that. Like, "What's wrong with Chris? He must be sick."

Yeah nice.... If you want to play wrong notes, make sure they sound wrong - otherwise it's cheating :wink:

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These two are up the site now ! Monica, please check if everything is ok. I used your text but trimmed it just a little. Thanks for the help, it's appreciated.

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Thank you, Chris. It looks fine.
btw, I had no idea you wrote all the bios. Wow, what a lot of work!

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pianolady wrote:
Thank you, Chris. It looks fine.
btw, I had no idea you wrote all the bios. Wow, what a lot of work!

Not all of them, but most of them since I started doing stuff for PS, and actually rewrote some that were already there. I feel we must provide something different, not just rip something off the web. So I always combine several sources but indeed that takes considerable time if you want to do it properly. I am very glad if members can assist in this. So thanks for that, and I may be calling on you again one day :D

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