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 Post subject: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:00 am 
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Not really.
Not the whole set.
Only the first and the last one. Maybe one day I record the three others.
The thing is that Chris' recordings made me feel like recording some Stenhammar. 8)


Stenhammar - Late Summer Nights Op. 33 - 1: Tranquillo e soave (4:48)
Stenhammar - Late Summer Nights Op. 33 - 5: Poco allegretto (3:15)

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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I am glad to have been an inspiration :D
Stenhammar can write some endearing melodies but his modulations can sometimes sound a bit unnatural and clumsy. Especially here in no.5 which is why I like no.1 better.

These are beautifully and sensitively played. In no.1, some of the arpeggios sound a bit labored, and overall in this piece you could be a bit more careful with the pedal. In no.5, the staccato chords could be a little more bouncy. But these are very minor points. Now hurry up with the remaining three. And haven't you still got these sonatas ready yet ? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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And these are on the site, please check is all is ok.
We could do with a Stenhammar bio now - any volunteers ?

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Sounded nice. I've never heard this music before, but it's interesting and I think you played it well. Merry Christmas, Felipe. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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thank you.

I'll take a look at that topic. I didn't know things changed here when I was absent. 8)

These are some of the arpeggios of no. 1.


The intervals of the arpeggios are very irregular, and sometimes the melody is inside them. And the piece is supposed to be played softly. They may sound labored, but I couldn't solve this problem in a better way.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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felipesarro wrote:
I'll take a look at that topic. I didn't know things changed here when I was absent.
It was always like this. It's just that now we are going to enforce it on people to save us work.

Yes these arpeggios look difficult. Wilhelm probably had large hands :D

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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Ah, more Stenhammar ;). Very well played and the arpeggios indeed look very difficult (never played it).

Time for a biography for sure, a pity I never payed enough attention in school about Stenhammer or listened to my piano teacher. I know he fancied Stenhammar.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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Thank you for a pair of nice pieces, well played.

Apart from what I've heard on Piano Society, I hadn't heard any of Stenhammer's piano music so thanks to all on here.

These pieces certainly sound more engaging than his 1st Symphony which I heard played live and which almost put me off Stenhammer altogether !

Thanks again.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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I don't know if I have listened to Stenhammar's 1st Symphony...

but Stenhammar has some "advanced" works (not for piano), in which he explored different ways to deal with form and thematic motifs. his 2nd Symphony is quite special, and strange, in a good way.

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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Hi Felipe,

I had a listen to your pieces here. The first recording I would say you have managed to play in a dreamy style which would seem the proper style for a piece marked "tranquil y suave." One thing I noticed was the right hand seemed to play forte and the left hand more mf or mp. For criticism, I thought you could have used the pedal more to blend the notes in the triplets more.

The second recording reminded me (the beginning of it) a bit of Greig's "puck" from his Lyric pieces though, admittedly, not half as fast! I liked your ascending arp. at 1:09 and your phrasing after that. Your transition to the repeat was well done, though I though you could have made the passage at 2:10 a little softer.

I enjoyed listening to these. Have a happy new year!

Riley

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 Post subject: Re: Stenhammar - Late summer nights Op. 33
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Hi, Riley!

thanks for listening and taking time to comment!

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