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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:22 pm 
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I downloaded these a few weeks ago and loved them. Usually when I save an MP3 to my computer I post a reply to thank the pianist, but hesitated this time because I noticed that the pieces had been uploaded several months ago and I don't know if everyone else minds that this thread never dies.
Also, since I'm totally new to Poulenc's solo pieces, I have nothing intelligent to say except "thank you" to Monica and also to express my surprise at how different this material is from Ravel - only a generation's difference - and even Satie. Hopefully, I'll have time to explore it a little more.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Thank you, Stu. I'm glad to have passed along some music that someone else likes. You should take a look at this set of improvisations; there is a lot of variety among them.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:37 pm 
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The quality of recordings on this forum is astounding. I'll be hanging out here more often. Poulenc always make me so sad, which is really the greatest emotion that music can evoke, in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:38 pm 
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OpenGoldberg wrote:
The quality of recordings on this forum is astounding.


I'm so glad to read that! Thank you!! We admins work diligently in selecting new recordings and accepting new members who we feel will enhance our vast collection and also provide some intellectual as well as some social interaction on the forum.

And I agree about Poulenc... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Hi, Monica!

I only listened to the Improvisation. I didn't know it... but it is really great playing! You have a deep understanding of it, and you seem very comfortable at playing it. Great!

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:10 am 
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luissarro wrote:
Hi, Monica!

I only listened to the Improvisation. I didn't know it... but it is really great playing! You have a deep understanding of it, and you seem very comfortable at playing it. Great!

Thank you, Luis! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Nice playing Monica,

I found the improvisation very convincing. A real pleasure. It has been some time after i heard your last recording and I could hear a firm progression compared to earlier recordings. More subtle and more polyfonic. Congratulations!

The novelettes needs is to static though. I believe there must be more flow in this piece for it to realy come alive and catch the imagination with is lyric qualities. But i think you will achieve that in due time.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Improv. 15 and Novelette No. 3
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:58 am 
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Thank you, Peter. Yes, I still love him and have already decided to re-do the Novelette. I'm still playing it now and really I don't think it will change that much, but I want to eliminate some breaks in the music from when I was video-recording. I need to go straight through without cuts. Thanks for listening. :)

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