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 Post subject: Re: Wagner-Liszt Am stillen Herd from Die Meistersinger
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:54 pm 
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I'm late listening to this because I did not think I would like it. I've never paid much attention to these romantic transcriptions.

I was very wrong. This is a wonderful recording - the performance, the piece, the instrument, and the mike were all splendid.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagner-Liszt Am stillen Herd from Die Meistersinger
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:52 am 
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Thanks! The first time I performed this piece was on a Yamaha C5--a beautiful instrument, but it didn't really have the dynamic range to bring out the best of this work. This recording was on a Steinweg-Grotrian concert grand.

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 Post subject: Re: Wagner-Liszt Am stillen Herd from Die Meistersinger
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Hi Alexander, I really enjoyed this less known piece you introduced and your splendid performance!

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 Post subject: Re: Wagner-Liszt Am stillen Herd from Die Meistersinger
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:01 am 
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Fabulous piece and performance. I didn't know this transcription at all (nor the operatic passage from Meistersinger on which it's based, I'm ashamed to say), but it seems to have an apt mixture of decorous elegance and bravado and your performance convinces me. I was surprised how much the opening bars sounded like a Viennese waltz! (at least to my ears).

What I like most about your performance is that you are able to get these orchestral effects without struggling and your fluid fingers are giving listeners a sense of the whole. There are perhaps a couple of places it could be a mite more rhythmical/clearer, but that's cutting it pretty fine (or it could just be me :D )

Again, excellent!

Joe

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 Post subject: Re: Wagner-Liszt Am stillen Herd from Die Meistersinger
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Thanks Joe. I wasn't thinking of a waltz when I played it, but it makes sense now you mentioned it. And no, it's not just you, there are a few things I could improve on. I'm glad you enjoyed it overall.

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