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by Phrasemaker
22 Apr 2019, 10:25
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Chopin Mazurka Op 62 Nr 2
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Chopin Mazurka Op 62 Nr 2

Chris, Thank you very much for having a listen and replaying, as always much appreciated. There is still much to be gained from Bethany working with this piece and we will post another link in this thread to show a more polished performance of it. Pianist685 Thank you for your detailed response and ...
by Phrasemaker
14 Apr 2019, 14:21
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Chopin Mazurka Op 62 Nr 2
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Chopin Mazurka Op 62 Nr 2

https://youtu.be/4RNJjORBAlQ

My Daughter playing this Chopin Mazurka from the score.

Recording the acoustic piano has been my personal challenge and I am now feeling a lot happier using the set up I worked with recording this piece.

Many thanks for viewing.

Regards

Tim
by Phrasemaker
14 Apr 2019, 14:10
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: This has made my day
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: This has made my day

A great reminder of what a gift music is beyond all the time and effort required to learn. And how it can add something to all of the days one is on this earth to enjoy it.
by Phrasemaker
14 Apr 2019, 14:06
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: The composer Charlie Chaplin
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: The composer Charlie Chaplin

It is great to have the opportunity to hear these two pieces. I had no idea that Charlie Chaplin composed the scores for his films. Both pieces come across very well in terms of playing and the sound quality of the recordings. I like the bluesy feel of the Theme from "Limelight" and the dynamic cont...
by Phrasemaker
14 Apr 2019, 13:18
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Debussy Clair De Lune
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Debussy Clair De Lune

Once again, apologies for taking a while for me to reply. Work has been full on we've been chasing around after music related pursuits. Chris, Thank you once again for taking a listen and replying. It is tough piece to play from memory. Bethany, memorises most of what she plays as performing is wher...
by Phrasemaker
17 Mar 2019, 14:18
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Debussy Clair De Lune
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Debussy Clair De Lune

My daughter Bethany playing Clair De Lune from memory.
She found this a real challenge without the sheet, she assures me there are some areas to work on going forward.

https://youtu.be/pUKqTue9-vs

Thank you for looking at this post.

Regards

Tim
by Phrasemaker
17 Mar 2019, 14:07
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: I wrote my own piece! Critiques?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: I wrote my own piece! Critiques?

Interesting piece and perhaps "Contemplating" is where listeners might find themselves. You have obviously chosen to write with an eastern feel in mind in terms of how the piece comes across. I'm wondering if perhaps here and there an occasional recurring short passage/theme which is a little less a...
by Phrasemaker
17 Mar 2019, 13:47
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: 3 pieces by Yiruma
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: 3 pieces by Yiruma

Constantin, Thank you very much for posting the links to these three very beautiful pieces. The all sound flawless to my ears. Bethany and I have listened and she now has me searching for sheet music so she can take a look at the work of this composer. We both particularly like "Kiss the rain". Havi...
by Phrasemaker
17 Mar 2019, 13:26
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Theme from Schindler's List
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Theme from Schindler's List

Thank you very much Chris, we appreciate your taking time to view and respond. Bethany regularly plays other instruments in various ensembles which I think helps her negotiate a performance when she is playing piano along side another instrument. She hasn't done a lot of it with piano, though she se...
by Phrasemaker
17 Mar 2019, 13:19
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Debussy Reverie
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Debussy Reverie

Pianist685 Thank you very much for taking a look at the video and for your feedback which my daughter has read and thanks you for your critique. She agrees with your observations re the LH melody and will make adjustments to the left hand dynamic where the melody occurs at the points you have mentio...
by Phrasemaker
23 Feb 2019, 19:52
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Theme from Schindler's List
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Theme from Schindler's List

Piano with Violin, My daughter with Emma Purslow, performing this beautiful John Williams Piece.

https://youtu.be/MkxGmYCYfPw
by Phrasemaker
27 Jan 2019, 10:06
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Debussy Reverie
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Debussy Reverie

Chris, Jill, Firstly my apologies for taking so long to respond to your responses to this post. I've had a challenging month in many ways, mostly just very, very busy. Yes, it is quite a tough piece to memorise in a short period of time as there are not many parts which are simply repeats of earlier...
by Phrasemaker
06 Jan 2019, 21:43
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Debussy Reverie
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Debussy Reverie

https://youtu.be/9wb1b4_mm4s We're still getting to know our new, used Yamaha A1. It seems to be settling quite well and had one basic tuning a month ago. Hopefully we can get it regulated fairly soon. No issues with it, more a case of having it properly set up up so we can make a proper assessment ...
by Phrasemaker
30 Dec 2018, 13:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: My User name login problem
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: My User name login problem

Thanks Barrie, glad it was an admin issue and not something to do with my posts. I'm perfectly happy to stick with the new login I created so no problem. I like using this forum although it is quieter than I anticipated considering how many people are passionate about pianos. Very informative posts ...
by Phrasemaker
30 Dec 2018, 11:06
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: My User name login problem
Replies: 5
Views: 593

My User name login problem

Hi, I joined this forum a while ago and have been reading and contributing occasionally. I don't believe that I've offended anyone or broken any rules. However my account got deleted over the last day or so meaning that when I tried to log in it said your username does not exist. I think that, as I ...
by Phrasemaker
30 Dec 2018, 10:36
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Chopin Valse E Posthume
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Chopin Valse E Posthume

Thanks Chris, much appreciated. I hope you got time to play during the busy holiday period. Yes we are very fortunate to have found a piano in such good overall condition. Looking forward to having it regulated, not that it has any real issues, will just be nice to have it nicely set up. Regards Tim