2022 our 25th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
35 members (13bwl, Calavera, Dore, C. L., dima5222, brennbaer, 8 invisible), 465 guests, and 304 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
#3166642 10/26/21 11:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321
A
achoo42 Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
A
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
Just starting to listen -- and it's already great.

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321
A
achoo42 Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
A
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321
Thank you!

Note that this is only a rough draft, so there will be some things that I will try to correct in the future or do better. So I will happily take any criticism

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
....utterly super.
You are extraordinary!

You give everything extra bite -- which Schumann really needs, doesn't he.....

Inner voices, syncopations -- all with pizzazz.
And you nail everything.

Quote
.....this is only a rough draft....

You puttin' me on?? ha


Quote
I will happily take any criticism

OK:
You are mistaken in considering it just a rough draft. grin

Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 193
S
spk Offline
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
S
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 193
Well done! sounds pretty polished to me! Have you been working on it for a while?

You’ve inspired me to look through it and perhaps give it a go.

Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,425
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,425
Absolutely outstanding. I was about to say something about maybe too much sustaining pedal in places, but now I'm not going to because I actually think the pedaling, and everything else for that matter, is just fine. Great job!


SRF
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321
A
achoo42 Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
A
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321
Thank you guys. I've been working on it since the start of the fall, and there are several things I would like to fix but for the most part I'm happy with the progress.

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
Perhaps to be redundant, I think this performance is (already) far better than you seem to be thinking.

I'll put it this way....
Granted, the amateur competitions maybe aren't the most important possible yardstick grin (and for all I know, you're a professional and you might be insulted by this even being said!)....but, for what it's worth, this kind of playing without a doubt would get someone to the finals in any of those and usually would win.

I actually think it would give anyone a run for their money in the professional competitions too.

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,152

Platinum Supporter until November 30 2022
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline

Platinum Supporter until November 30 2022
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,152
achoo42 - Since you originally posted this three days ago I've been trying to find time to listen to it without interruption with the score.

Bravo on your performance. Everything is there - musically and technically - and I'm amazed that you were able to memorize the entire work, playing it straight through perfectly from beginning to end. This is quite an accomplishment. If there are a few little things you'd like to tweak, as you continue to live with the piece, go for it. But what you've achieved thus far is top notch. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Robert Schumann was a genius. He composed Kreisleriana in a mere four days in 1838 (it was later revised in 1851). While thoroughly Romanic in style, Kreisleriana may be IMO the most esoteric major piano work Schumann composed. Certainly not intended for casual listening. Some folks believe the Symphonic Etudes are more difficult, but I would disagree. The Etudes are fairly straightforward, while the writing of Kreisleriena is not. It takes a truly mature musician to find the "music" in the score.

Speaking of "competitions," I'm fortunate to know and periodically get together with the 2nd prize winner of the 2007 Cliburn Amateur Competition. He performed the entire Opus 16 in a recital here in Phoenix about three years ago, and your interpretation is just as convincing as his.

I get the impression that, even though you play at a very high level, you are not majoring in piano/music in college. And you also play the violin? I'm impressed. grin
What do you plan to do with your music in the future?


Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai K-500 Upright
Kawai CA-65 Digital
Korg SP-100 Stage Piano
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 23,920
Carey: If the 2007 Cliburn guy is who I think it is, this repertoire would seem to be a wonderful surprise coming from him. His main repertoire in that event was what I'd consider very different.
(like, Prokofiev)

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,152

Platinum Supporter until November 30 2022
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline

Platinum Supporter until November 30 2022
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 12,152
Originally Posted by Mark_C
Carey: If the 2007 Cliburn guy is who I think it is, this repertoire would seem to be a wonderful surprise coming from him. His main repertoire in that event was what I'd consider very different.
(like, Prokofiev)
You are correct. But in the past few years he's discovered Schumann as well. He performed Kreisleriana in 2018 and I heard him play the Symphonic Etudes (including the five posthumously published variations) last month. smile


Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai K-500 Upright
Kawai CA-65 Digital
Korg SP-100 Stage Piano
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321
A
achoo42 Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
A
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 321
Thank you all for your comments. I am indeed majoring in piano, but you have correctly deduced that it is a bit of a side thing and I am on the track to law school 😢

I think Schumann's large works are some of the greatest works for piano, ans that Kreisleriana is among the greatest of Schumann's large works. I am happy that you guys feel that I am doing it justice! It is by far one of the most difficult works to try and record exactly the way one wants it to sound. Like Mozart, there are seldom places to hide.


Moderated by  Kreisler 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
Piano Buyer - Read the Articles, Explore the website
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Shostakovich Second Waltz piano transcription..
by Petoskeyguy - 05/26/22 09:53 PM
Disklavier MKII : replace power supply?
by carlspost - 05/26/22 03:33 PM
Sight reading progress
by BlizzardPiano - 05/26/22 03:18 PM
13th Piano Composition Competition Fidelio (Extended!!)
by harmonium53 - 05/26/22 01:20 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums43
Topics213,254
Posts3,194,760
Members105,376
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers

Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | MapleStreetMusicShop.com - Our store in Cornish Maine


© copyright 1997 - 2022 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5