> I listened to the Mazurkas so far, and they are extremely good.
Thank you for this and other considerations.
> that digital Kawai sounds pretty good to me,
A very realistic wooden keyboard with the entire mechanism up to hammers.
The hand-keyboard feeling is very similar to a real piano.... a toy, but very
satisfying to play.
> You do take extreme liberties with the tempo sometimes
Chopin told his pupils : - Understand the "cantabile" (phrasing) from Malibran, Grisi,
Lablache, etc.. (all opera singers of his time). The "bel canto" style he loves and often
purpose in is "making melody". These singers DO NOT sing with the metronome, this
is sure. I'think that tempo is a variable of psychic meanings of the music, moment by moment
(conserving if is possible a decent cohesion of the piece).
But it's obvious that kind of approach can be sympathetic or not....
About Pogorelich..... in thes last years he do not use "rubato", only plays in very slow
tempo the slow tempo themselves (or which he think to be "slow tempo"). My Noctunes
(the 2 I'll send), I admit, are afflicted by this Pogorelich (the last Pogorelich) fascination,
but not these mazurkas..... IMHO, obvious.
> - In the 24-4 in bar 8 and similar, I think you play the 3rd LH note as a D instead of D flat. Is that in your edition like that ?
Very interesting. It's so in the Curci edition (but not in Dover). Thank you also for this.
> - In the 30-2, in the middle section, you play a sort of dotted rhythm, is it written like that in your score ?
30-2 or 30-3 (the longer of the 2)? Sorry I don't understand.... If tou speak of middle section of 30-3: yes, the dotted rythm is so in Dover edition
> You are very secure in the tricky double-note section though I am reassured you have one or two tiny slips as well there
The advantages of the amateur over "pro" : 3 days to work about 3 minutes of relative easy music,
instead of 3 hours of difficult music to play in today's and tomorrow recitals......
- At the end of 30-2 there is the weirdest echo-reverb I ever heard. What happened ?
> Welcome to the site !
No, really very happy of this because I love this site' philosophy and reality.
I'll send soon other my recordings.