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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Hi Monica and Chris,

With that wonderful repartee you two keep up, it makes everyone smile, even me. :)

Monica, who were the two composers that you scratched from your postings?

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:43 pm 
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I often log in here with the intent to listen and comment on everything in the audition room but it so rarely happens! As I teach for part of my living, I don't want Piano Society to feel like a job either...

By the way (this is mostly to Monica) I find it easier to comment on pieces I know well, or at least where I know the style. Sometimes I come by and listen/comment on something that's unfamiliar, but I don't think that I am as helpful there as with pieces I know, so I tend to save my commenting for where I think it will be of most use to the pianist. You enjoy playing pieces that are very off the beaten path, which is awesome, but it does mean that I (at least) am less likely to feel that I know what I'm talking about enough to make comments.

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:13 am 
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Now I'm feeling too shy to say anything further. It's okay, it doesn't matter anymore. Please go back to discussing David's music.
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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:07 am 
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Hi Heather,

I agree with you that if you're quite familiar with a piece, it's easier to give a knowing critique. I must admit that I tend to remain in my comfort zone too. But sometimes if you hear an unfamiliar piece, you might like it so much that you want to search for the score. I think it's OK to let the pianist know that you enjoyed it at first hearing. Those responses can also be motivating for pianists to play at their best.

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:09 am 
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Yea! We're back to Faure's nocturne.

Thanks, Monica.

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:46 am 
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Bravo, David, I have enjoyed your interpretation a lot as always. It' played very musical and precisr without loosing the romantic spirit, which I can feel in every note. That' s such a marvellous recording, that the two page turns didn't bother me at all. It seems congenial to me and also the sound quality is quite good. So I personally can't see any reason not to upload it on the main site, since there seems also to be a high interest. ( over 40 downloads here in the AR.) Really apity from my view.

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Hi Andreas,

Thanks so much for listening to this gorgeous nocturne, probably Faure's best in my opinion. The earlier ones a are different, pleasant and have much to commend them, although the late ones seem to be more dark and austere. This No. 6, for me at least, has always stood at the apex in this volume. In some ways it's a daunting piece to play, and where it's a long work, the pianist has to highlight for the listener different facets of the music during the journey. I'm glad you enjoyed this wonderful piece. It's one of my favorites.

Thanks too for your comments on the quality of the recording. I too believe that it is very listenable. And there is no other recording of this nocturne in the archive. If Chris or Monica would agree to put it up, I would agree not to introduce my mono Ampico reel-to-reel tape recordings from the 1960s when I was a teenager! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:15 am 
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Hi David,
from my view this recording is worth to be put up. I also would try to edit the page-turns out for you, when I´m back at home (at this moment I´m on holidays in Holland), if this is the reason not to put it up to the main-site. I don´t know, if this would be possible, but it would be worth an attempt IMHO.
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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Hi Andreas,

If you'd care to remove the page turns in the Faure Nocturne, I'd be both delighted and appreciative. I am horrible at doing edits. Awful! If that were done, yes, perhaps it would be enough to make an appeal in the matter.

Enjoy your holiday in Holland!

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:31 am 
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Hi David,
I have edited your file (see attachment, please). The page-turns I have cut out and I have deleted the small hiss in the background. I think, the recording does sound quite nice. Of course, it has not the quality of a new one, but it is still enjoyable from my point of view. So I kindly ask the site-admins to think once more about to upload it on the main-site.

Faure - Op.63 - Nocturne no.6 in D flat major (10:45)

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:47 pm 
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Hi Andreas,

I can tell you think very highly of this nocturne. I do too. I think it's Faure's best and I tried to treat it accordingly.

Thanks so much for taking time to do those edits you mention. It's definitely an improvement.

And, of course, I greatly appreciate your advocating to have this big and very important piece put into the archive. With the changes, I concur with that and hope that Chris and Monica will perhaps reconsider adding this one. (I noticed too that Heather had stated that the sound was good enough. I very much agree.)

Thanks again, Andreas, for taking such an interest in this piece and your fine work on this.

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Huh, seems like a new music board has emerged while we weren't looking :roll:

I'm not easily given to reversing our decisions just because somebody else has a different view. Sounds a bit undemocratic but I fear we would be arguing a lot about everything then. This is why I put in the rules that decisions cannot be appealed. Pretty dictatorial, eh ? Those who don't like this are free to volunteer as an admin (if you can't beat'em, join'em, hehehe)

In this particular case I don't see that we really made a decision, we just accepted it (as with David's previous golden oldie) as something not for the site. Listening to the cleaned up version I don't find the sound quality too bad either. The out-of-tune and wobbly treble is irritating but that happens in more recordings and it's not so bad as to spoill it. So I see no reason not to put this one up, especially if the obnoxious page turns have been removed. I'll do it over the weekend.

This certainly doesn't mean we are going soft on this now. If we (Monica and I) agreed something will not go on the site, then that's it.

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Hi Chris,

Yes, I think your resolution is fair. And Andreas' fixes were indeed an improvement. I just looked in Audition Room where the piece has garnered 666 views and 87 downloads which is good, so there does seem to be keen interest in the recording. I was even more surprised by the Barcarolle which was put up earlier. I guess Faure is more appreciated than I thought.

Thanks for your favorable decision.

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:02 am 
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Well, Faure is up in the site's banner, so he must be doing something right :)
I hear him a lot on Dutch radio these days - though it's almost always the Requiem, the Cantique, the Pavane, and the suites (Dolly, Pelleas, and Masques).

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 Post subject: Re: Faure, 6th Nocturne, Op. 63 in D flat
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Rachfan wrote:
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Thanks for your favorable decision.


I agree to that. :D Sometimes it´s good to be soft, Chris. :wink:

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