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by vladimirdounin
08 Nov 2017, 09:10
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Only Schumann's Traumerei at AUTHENTIC Tempo
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Only Schumann's Traumerei at AUTHENTIC Tempo

The only recording  in the world of Schumann's "Traumerei" at the correct,  AUTHENTIC  "Tempo = 100",  indicated  by Schumann instead of the usual "tempo for funeral". Can we imagine that instead of light-hearted,  joyful  "Jingle Bells"  everyone in the world  played  this song as a  gloomy music f...
by vladimirdounin
07 Jan 2007, 06:11
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: I am free - you are NOT ! You are brainwashed - I am not!
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

"I am free - you are not"

Dear Andrew, Thanks for this very interesting information. I could not listen to yourScriabin because it always says to me: Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Get the latest flash player. I downloaded this LATEST FLASH PLAYER 4 times - it say...
by vladimirdounin
05 Jan 2007, 19:20
Forum: Internet Scams Fraud
Topic: Scam alert Teacher Accompanist and entertainers
Replies: 2
Views: 8188

Scam alert from Vladimir Dounin

I had almost the same story recently. Unfortunately, in Canada banks say that they can demand "their money" back from you even after a few years after they "cleared" a fake cheques. Vladimir Dounin Below the whole story "In letters". I was lucky to check this payment on the Internet self - this bank...
by vladimirdounin
05 Jan 2007, 19:04
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: I am free - you are NOT ! You are brainwashed - I am not!
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

"I am free - you are NOT! You are brainwashed - I am no

Dear Andrew, Maybe these quotes from my correspondents will be interesting for you and other Forum readers. By the way, I am still waiting for your comments on "STYLE" as a LASH OF SLAVERY"! All the best! Vladimir "A lot of what you are saying sounds like Godowsky's teaching methods. Dear Vladimir D...
by vladimirdounin
05 Jan 2007, 12:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: I am free - you are NOT ! You are brainwashed - I am not!
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

Dear Andrew, Thank you for your listening to my recordings and your comments. I do not object them - it is a FUN for me to play with LEFT accentuation for a change. And, probably, I pay too much attention to this variant forgetting the necessary ballance between both paterns. Do you know: all of us-...
by vladimirdounin
04 Jan 2007, 15:37
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: I am free - you are NOT ! You are brainwashed - I am not!
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

Habitual accents (without thought) are usually a negative thing, regardless of what beat they arrive on. A vocal line is not a series of strong or weak points. It's a smooth line that usually leads to one particular peak. A feel for connection between notes, that is developed by careful listening, ...
by vladimirdounin
03 Jan 2007, 17:16
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: I am free - you are NOT ! You are brainwashed - I am not!
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

My answer to Andrew

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your very deep-inside and interesting answer. Tell me please, what would you recommend for the person, who overdeveloped his Right arm and leg, while the opposite arm and leg have practically no muscles and are just hanging from the body without any use? This is ...
by vladimirdounin
03 Jan 2007, 16:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: "STYLE" in performance as a LASH OF SLAVERY!
Replies: 0
Views: 2204

"STYLE" in performance as a LASH OF SLAVERY!

Formerly:The meaning and importance of “STYLE” in performance. Now revised and complete. (Personal experience: very long and very boring like always) Before 1981 I had a fantastically nice and interesting life: I was a pianist free-lancer. Everyone knows that two things always poison our life: our b...
by vladimirdounin
01 Jan 2007, 18:45
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: I am free - you are NOT ! You are brainwashed - I am not!
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

I am free - you are NOT ! You are brainwashed - I am not!

I am free - you are not ! You are brainwashed – I am not ! You are still under musical ‘Soviet’ occupation ! I want to discuss the problem that undermines and ruins our business like nothing else does on Earth. At the same time, this problem is still “invisible” for many pianists. Question : Can a p...
by vladimirdounin
20 Jul 2005, 06:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Congrats! We just made history.("Fur Elise", "
Replies: 0
Views: 6150

Congrats! We just made history.("Fur Elise", "

Congratulations! We just made history. (“For Elise”, “Moonlight” by Beethoven). Dear Colleagues, First of all, please allow me to congratulate each of you who answered my questions, as well as this wonderful Forum and myself, because in the last week we altogether started at least a new chapter in t...
by vladimirdounin
15 Jul 2005, 13:31
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Beautiful way to play favorites by Beethoven.
Replies: 1
Views: 2805

Beautiful way to play favorites by Beethoven.

My performing and teaching work is based on an accurate indication of Note Strength. Without playing, just by looking at any score for the first time, any of my student or choir member (my other work - chorus master in opera companies) can say about each note - whether it should be played louder or ...
by vladimirdounin
13 Jul 2005, 21:28
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Accurate indication of Note Strength
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

Accurate indication of Note Strength

I am used to an accurate indication of note strength in my teaching and performing work. (By this I mean that my students and me always know about each particular note in any sequence of notes or chords, whether this note should be played louder or softer in relation to the previous and the followin...