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 Post subject: Moonlight 2nd Mvt.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:32 am 
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Suggestions?

This piece is driving me crazy. It sounds easy, but I keep slipping. Maybe I'm nervous, (See below for recording.)

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What do you mean slipping? That was fine, Pete. I didn't have the score in front of me but I didn't hear anything bad. Your technique was light and bouncy and dynamics were in there, so good job.

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I like it too. Dynamicwise tasteful, the phrases come out very good. Very precise articulation, not only legato all the way. It sounds however stone dry, a bit reverb would be helpful.

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I too agree that this was a very good recording but there are a couple of slips. I don't have the score in front of me right now but at 0:40 to 0:42, there is for sure 2-3 notes that are wrong but overall, I really like your interpretation.

However, you must learn to cut away the dead parts and add some reverb. I too the freedom to do that to your recording to show you how it would sound. See the attached file.

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Wow, reverb really makes all the difference. :shock:

Thanks everyone for pulling my senses together. I guess when I'm recording, my ears get way too sensitive, this wasn't bad as I thought. I think I was just balking at the 'stone dry' recording. Too right, Olaf!

Robert and Chris, I'm going to submit a second recording without those wrong notes and with a bit more confidence.

(I'm confused, I activated the reverb on my Edirol, yet there is none. Is my recorder defective or does the Edirol's reverb just suck that much? :lol: )

Pete :D


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PJF wrote:

(I'm confused, I activated the reverb on my Edirol, yet there is none. Is my recorder defective or does the Edirol's reverb just suck that much? :lol: )

Pete :D
The reverb is only applied when listening to it. It does not interact with the mp3 file.

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Ohhh... :lol:


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It's good. There are the couple of slips Chris already pointed out but otherwise; fine. You could dig into those 5ths in the bass a bit more for a more Beethovenian sound. Right now it's a bit Mozartian but that's ok for this movement. Relax and enjoy yourself a little.


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arensky wrote:
It's good. There are the couple of slips Chris already pointed out but...
Chris, where? ;)

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robert wrote:
arensky wrote:
It's good. There are the couple of slips Chris already pointed out but...
Chris, where? ;)

Dunno, I have not listened to it yet :?

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I listened to the reverb'ed version (the original could not be loaded, website down ?).
Indeed some curious slips in the first third of the piece and I do find your RH touch a bit too soft, whenever the LH plays bass notes, the RH is all but drowned out. But otherwise nothing but praise for your interpretation. Very thoughtfully and lovingly played.

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I listened to the reverb'ed version (the original could not be loaded, website down ?).
Indeed some curious slips in the first third of the piece and I do find your RH touch a bit too soft, whenever the LH plays bass notes, the RH is all but drowned out. But otherwise nothing but praise for your interpretation. Very thoughtfully and lovingly played.


What I'm getting from the comments is I need to deepen the bass, broaden the dynamics and clarify the melody, with the intent of creating a fuller sound. I can certainly agree; it is a light, somewhat early classical performance. (Maybe too much in the style galant?) Considering that this sonata was written during Beethoven's period of compositional experimentation, (and that this sonata is a funny duck), greater depth of sound may indeed be appropriate.

About those slips, nerves. I know the piece backwards and forwards; my inexperience in performing the piece for someone other than myself complicated things.

I like the interpretation, too. I'll aim to keep it as it is, but making it more of itself.


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techneut wrote:
robert wrote:
arensky wrote:
It's good. There are the couple of slips Chris already pointed out but...
Chris, where? ;)

Dunno, I have not listened to it yet :?



Uh, I meant Robert, sorry abut the confusion there. :oops:


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arensky wrote:
techneut wrote:
robert wrote:
arensky wrote:
It's good. There are the couple of slips Chris already pointed out but...
Chris, where? ;)

Dunno, I have not listened to it yet :?


Uh, I meant Robert, sorry abut the confusion there. :oops:


Sometimes it is not the default slip detector :lol:

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MindenBlues wrote:
arensky wrote:
techneut wrote:
robert wrote:
arensky wrote:
It's good. There are the couple of slips Chris already pointed out but...
Chris, where? ;)

Dunno, I have not listened to it yet :?


Uh, I meant Robert, sorry abut the confusion there. :oops:


Sometimes it is not the default slip detector :lol:

Just testing how deep quotes can be nested. Starts to look pretty doesn't it ! :P

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