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by Pianist685
19 Apr 2019, 14:40
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Chopin Mazurka Op 62 Nr 2
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Chopin Mazurka Op 62 Nr 2

Chopin has written a lot of these Mazurkas, many of which are written in an A-B-A form, like this one. I have only played a limited number of them and did not know this piece before. Well, in order to understand a Mazurka well it could help to be of Polish origin, haha… Which I am not. Just from my ...
by Pianist685
25 Mar 2019, 16:20
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: The composer Charlie Chaplin
Replies: 1
Views: 251

The composer Charlie Chaplin

Only few people know that Charlie Chaplin was not only actor and director but also used to compose the musical scores for his films. I would like to present two Chaplin tunes here, both played from sheet music with some alterations from my side. The theme from “Limelight” is somewhat emotional while...
by Pianist685
23 Mar 2019, 19:45
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Chopin Prelude in A Major op. 28 no. 7
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Chopin Prelude in A Major op. 28 no. 7

That one is okay, dynamics are appropriate. A nice and easy Chopin tune to start and have fun with. I have not looked at the score but if my memory serves, there should be a grace note (the lower a) before the final c#-a chords. Maybe I am mistaken, though...
by Pianist685
18 Mar 2019, 11:52
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Debussy Clair De Lune
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Debussy Clair De Lune

It is always a pleasure to hear and see Bethany play. She is playing Clair de Lune like a star pianist. Yes, impressionistic music is quite difficult to memorize. I also liked her interpretation of the up-tempo Handel Fantasia. The videos you are posting are very professional, and Bethany is always ...
by Pianist685
13 Mar 2019, 14:26
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Best digital pianos for realistic action
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Best digital pianos for realistic action

Any answer can only be subjective and will not be free from bias. So is mine. I would suggest to try the Casio GP500. It comes with an action approved by Bechstein and very realistic piano sounds. IMHO, it is the best DP you can get at a reasonable price, and, what is more, it is relatively small. Y...
by Pianist685
12 Mar 2019, 17:42
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: I wrote my own piece! Critiques?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: I wrote my own piece! Critiques?

... I meant "in" my opinion, not "from". So a post can no longer be edited and corrected once it has been submitted? I can do that on PianoWorld...
by Pianist685
12 Mar 2019, 17:37
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: I wrote my own piece! Critiques?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: I wrote my own piece! Critiques?

Well done, PersistentPiano (yes, it is "persistent" and not "persistant", I have looked it up; please let me make the mistakes here since English is not my mother tongue), taking into account that this is your first composition. I particularly appreciate that you have written out the score. Most so-...
by Pianist685
12 Mar 2019, 17:11
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 111
Views: 99712

Re: Introduce yourself!

It's been quite a while that I registered for this forum. Now I found this thread inviting me to introduce myself, so why not do it? I am an amateur pianist from Hamburg, Germany. I am quite active on PianoWorld and I am making and uploading recordings for the IMSLP, just for fun. The Museopen proje...
by Pianist685
12 Mar 2019, 16:49
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Debussy Reverie
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Debussy Reverie

Congrats to both of you from my side as well. The recorded piano sound is very good, indeed, just perfect, IMO you cannot do any better with amateur equipment. And Bethany is mastering this somewhat tough piece in an amazing manner, completely memorized from the sheet music. She is very talented. I ...
by Pianist685
10 Mar 2019, 09:10
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: 3 pieces by Yiruma
Replies: 3
Views: 349

3 pieces by Yiruma

The Korean New Age composer Yiruma is best known for his piece “River flows in you”. However, everybody and his brother are playing it, and I cannot hear it anymore. There are many other nice compositions by Yiruma, three of which I have recorded. Enjoy the soothing music. I read somewhere that “Yir...
by Pianist685
25 Oct 2017, 16:29
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Who can teach me to play this song
Replies: 3
Views: 2138

Re: Who can teach me to play this song

1. The youtube video you are linking to is 1 hour 47 minutes long. I suppose you mean the first piece, but you should have said that. I wonder if anybody has about 2 hrs time to find out which title you probably mean. 2. Find a piano teacher in your home town. It is almost impossible to teach a pers...
by Pianist685
02 Mar 2017, 16:18
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Prelude E-flat major
Replies: 0
Views: 2615

Prelude E-flat major

This is a composition of mine I wrote a very long time ago, at the age of 17 to be precise. At the time, I did not like the sonatinas my piano teacher made me play and I decided to compose something completely different, catchy, impressive. Meanwhile, I have uploaded the score and a recording onto t...
by Pianist685
28 Feb 2017, 17:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The "C" in front of Sauter, Bechstein
Replies: 5
Views: 8586

The "C" in front of Sauter, Bechstein

What is the difference between a piano that has "C. Sauter" written on it and an instrument with only "Sauter" on it (same for "C. Bechstein"/"Bechstein", "W. Hoffmann"/"Hoffmann")?
by Pianist685
19 Feb 2017, 10:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Piano
Replies: 4
Views: 6790

Re: New Piano

If you wait two weeks,the piano of your choice may be sold! Agree, but there is such a wide choice of dealers and instruments - you may call it a buyers' market - that it should be possible to find another piano that suits in that case. I just wanted to point out that a quick and false decision may...
by Pianist685
18 Feb 2017, 15:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: W.Hoffmann P126
Replies: 2
Views: 5990

Re: W.Hoffmann P126

This post is more than half a year old, so maybe no longer interesting... Anyway, I once went to the Bechstein dealer in my city and tested about 6 different Hoffmann uprights (made in Czech Republic under Bechstein surveillance). I found all of them disappointing in sound. Furthermore, touch and ac...
by Pianist685
18 Feb 2017, 14:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Piano
Replies: 4
Views: 6790

Re: New Piano

Bear in mind the one from the box may not play exactly as the shop one does. Definitely. I recently went to a Steinway dealer just for fun. There were 4 Steinway O grand pianos in a row and each was different in sound, touch and action. One should try the pianos in the shops of a couple of dealers,...
by Pianist685
17 Feb 2017, 09:33
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Question about new keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 3648

Re: Question about new keyboard

Hi, matijaaa1, the cheapest digital pianos with weighted hammer action are the ones produced by Medeli in Hongkong. They are sold under various names in Europe, most commonly under the "Hemingway" brand name. https://www.thomann.de/gb/search_dir.html?xsid=4d4c2a06d5bd07ba0dd11718051c925e&sw=hemingwa...
by Pianist685
16 Feb 2017, 10:11
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 111
Views: 99712

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hallo everybody, just registered to this forum and reading through the various posts. I started playing the piano at the age of 6, had a teacher until 18. Now I am just playing for myself, also occasionally composing. Some of my home recordings can be found on the IMSLP website (International Music ...