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 Post subject: Scriabin Op 11 No 9 & Reger Op 44 No 1
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:31 pm 
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Wow recording is hard work :lol:

Here is my first attempt for the 'audition room' at piano society

It's the 9th of Scriabin's 24 preludes Op. 11 in E major. Let me know what you think!


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scriabin-11-9-lowe.mp3 [2.31 MiB]
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reger-44-1-lowe.mp3 [2.17 MiB]
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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:52 pm 
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jontyl wrote:
Wow recording is hard work :lol:

And don't we know it...

jontyl wrote:
Here is my first attempt for the 'audition room' at piano society

It's the 9th of Scriabin's 24 preludes Op. 11 in E major. Let me know what you think!

It is well played but sounds extremely soft, artificial and void of dynamics, rather anodyne in fact. I would assume that even a digital is capable of a fuller sound with better contrasts than this. You'll need to work on this a bit. Scriabin is a man of passion and emotion and that does not quite come acoss here.

In bar 27 you play B natural instead of B sharp. It is nitpicking I know, but in such a short easy, and very well known piece (just about everybody plays this one), no mistakes or read errors should be allowed.

Lastly, we'll expect you to submit at least two more works that are a bit longer and more substantial than this. But I am sure you can do it.

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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:58 pm 
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A side-effect of the low volume (amplitude) is that, at least through my speakers, there appears to be 8 seconds of dead time at the end of the recording. (I checked it in Audacity and the dead time is probably somewhat greater than that.)
A couple of seconds would suffice.

As Chris said, nicely played, but you should try to get the recording a little louder.

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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:39 pm 
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Thanks,
I have taken your comments into consideration and have re-recorded. I think it's definitely an improvement
I want to stick to one piano sound for all my recordings so unless there are any objections, the one I have chosen now will be my default.

I look forward to making some more recordings this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:18 am 
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Better indeed, the read error is gone and there are some dynamics. Nice fluent playing. Let's hear your next couple of submissions.

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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9 & Reger Op 44 No 1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:56 pm 
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I have added a recording of No.1, Album Leaf from Reger's 10 Little Pieces, Op.44 to the original post.


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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9 & Reger Op 44 No 1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:22 pm 
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A very nice little piece, very well performed. Reger can often be pompous and turgid, but he can also charm the birds from the trees.

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 Post subject: Re: Scriabin Op 11 No 9 & Reger Op 44 No 1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:02 pm 
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Both are nice pieces and the sound is perfectly acceptable (it is a digital, or are my ears deceiving me?) Thanks for the uploads!


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