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 Post subject: Bortkiewicz
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:18 pm 
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I have dusted this, one of my first submissions, Bortkiewicz' Angel. I think it is better.At least there is better control of dynamics.

Bortkiewicz - From Andersen's Tales Op 30, No. 4 - The Angel (2:19)

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:13 am 
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Hi Richard,

This sounds good, I haven't heard your original version. The range in dynamics is generally good, but not greatly differentiated. I have this problem with my digital, there are only 4 different velocity levels 1 is p, 2 is mf 3 is forte and 4 is fortissimo.

I don't know much about this piece, here someone who has recorded/read through this piece could give more specific feedback.

Nice playing,

Riley

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:42 am 
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Hello,

The original version is the one on the site. Its dynamic range is nil and if you open the sound file and place a ruler above and bellow the soundwaves they will touch it all along the line!

What do you mean by differenciated? the tone does not change?

To my knowledge there are only three recordings out there: one by Stephen Coombs (a concert pianist) and by Stephen Fierros (a wightly gentleman you can find on YouTube) and mine, so the choice is not that big, really.

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:04 pm 
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I don't remember your first version, but this sounded very nice, Richard.

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
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Richard,

I have replaced your attachment with a link, check to see that it plays ok.

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:25 pm 
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@Richard

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What do you mean by differenciated? the tone does not change?


When I say greatly differentiated dynamics, I'm talking about dynamic range. If there is greatly differentiated dynamics you hear a dramatic difference between loud notes and soft notes. I forget if I've asked you this, do you have an upright or a grand? Based on this recording, my ears tell me you are playing on an upright?

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
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pianoman342 wrote:
@Richard

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What do you mean by differenciated? the tone does not change?


When I say greatly differentiated dynamics, I'm talking about dynamic range. If there is greatly differentiated dynamics you hear a dramatic difference between loud notes and soft notes. I forget if I've asked you this, do you have an upright or a grand? Based on this recording, my ears tell me you are playing on an upright?


Your ears do not fail you! I believe I am now the sole member who is neither digital nor grand.

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
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pianoman342 wrote:
Richard,

I have replaced your attachment with a link, check to see that it plays ok.



Thank you woth. One less embarassment to live throygh! :D Now, if ever I manage to get the infamous (for me at least) Arietta right... :oops: At least you spared me the embrassment taking it down.

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
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pianoman342 wrote:
Richard,

I have replaced your attachment with a link, check to see that it plays ok.

It seems to work, though the timing of this one is 2'19", whereas the earlier one is 2'10" and that is what it says on the composer's page.

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
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richard66 wrote:
It seems to work, though the timing of this one is 2'19", whereas the earlier one is 2'10" and that is what it says on the composer's page.


Are you sure? :P :wink: :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
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It has changed since last I looked!

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Magic! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
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Hi Richard,

Kudos! This is a noticeably superior performance and recording as compared to your earlier submission. Keep up the good work.

David

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 Post subject: Re: Bortkiewicz
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:26 am 
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Hello, David,

It just shows you that old dogs can learn new tricks!

I suppose I just do not worry anymre about thew microphone and, if I do not go soon to the hair artist :D I might even be able to let my hair down.

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