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 Post subject: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:23 am 
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Chris and me, we could finish our project of the complete recording of Dvoraks Slavonic Dances op. 46 with the recording of the first three dances. The set of op. 72 we already had completed. Each set contains 8 dances and most of them you also can watch on my YouTube-channel. I have put them all in a special playlist there.
We started our project in 2009 and finished it now four years later in Chris´ new house (which is really very nice, btw :) ).
As always this was a pleasure of summer holidays I spent on a camping in Holland. So we only had one day to practise and record together after a certain time of preparation of each of us at his own home. That explains the small imperfections in being exactly together. Normally one would need several times to practise together, I think. But we hope you can enjoy our little products here in spite of that. :wink:

Here are the video-links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YZP7ia6wVE (Dvorak, op. 46, no. 1, Presto)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gskx-SixG0 (Dvorak, op. 46, no. 2, Allegretto scherzando)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ8AJZn6t9Q (Dvorak, op. 46, no. 3, Poco Allegro)

The mp3-files are the audio-tracks of the videos:
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Op.46 - 1: Presto (4:14)
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Op.46 - 2: Allegretto Scherzando (4:34)
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances Op.46 - 3: Poco allegro (4:18)

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Very nice, guys! Such nice music and looks like so much fun to play!! I thought you had already recorded the first one before...?
I only have one complaint: that picture on the wall is crooked! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Thank you very much, Monica. :D What picture do you mean, that one of Bach? :shock: Chris never would have his beloved Bach hung up in a crooked way, isn´t it?! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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For sure, Bach shouldn't be crooked. :lol: I mean the third picture from the left.

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Thanks for creating the videos Andreas. I think these came out well. Not perfect but there are many nice moments.

I previously recorded these 3 with my former teacher. Less-than-solid playing on my part but spirited live performances that I am still attached to, so I will leave them on the site.

That picture probably came askew because we had to move the piano. Strange I never noticed. Ah well, as long as Bach is right.

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Techneut wrote:
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I previously recorded these 3 with my former teacher. Less-than-solid playing on my part but spirited live performances that I am still attached to, so I will leave them on the site.


I have nothing against that, of course, but you should add our recordings also to the main site, so that we have the complete set with our recordings there (a frame of op. 46, too, like we already have for the dances of op. 72). That´s also evident, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Yes, that is evident. The two complete sets are now on the site.

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Yes, that is evident. The two complete sets are now on the site.


Thanks, it´s a good feeling to have completed such two wonderful sets! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Hi Chris and Andreas,

Wow! That was stirring music realized by highly lucid interpretations and highly capable performances as well. Bravo!

Looked like a lot of fun too!

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Rachfan wrote:
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Wow! That was stirring music realized by highly lucid interpretations and highly capable performances as well. Bravo!

Looked like a lot of fun too!


Thank you very much, David, for these encouraging and motivating words! :D I had to look in the dictionary for "stirring" and "lucid" :wink: and I´m highly delighted, that you appreciate the music itself and our interpretation so much! It really means a lot to me, as you know.
Yes, it was a lot of fun, absolutely. Though here and there we really had hard work with some places, especially in no. 1. And it was such a sweaty enterprise, because there was over 30 degree Celsius or so in the piano room of Chris. But fortunately I didn´t forget to press the record button this time. Seems that the heat makes my brain working better than in a normal temperatur. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Andreas and Chris,

I had a listen to all three recordings yesterday and I applaud you both for your nice performances here! I recognized the first immediately from a concert I attended in college. I agree with your assessment that with one day of practice, there is something left to be desired, but I think you two have such great sightreading abilities that you pulled it off inspite of the short prep time.

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 Post subject: Re: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances op. 46, no. 1-3, four hands
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Thank you, Riley, for your kind comment and interest in our recordings! :D
We prepared each of us our part some weeks before at home, so it was no real "sight-reading". But we only had one day to practise together and to make the recordings.

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