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ab-ster - Chopin Valse in E Minor: Message Board

ab-ster's Comments

There are some klunkers in the recording, but after several takes I came to the point of diminishing return. So this just must do.

I'm very glad being able to participate in Chopin's 200th commemoration though!

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Peyton 2010-10-21 16:25:52 Can I add another "WOW" to the comments?
Andy Platt 2010-10-20 11:09:22 One word: Wow!
timmyab 2010-10-20 07:49:30 Great playing!I love the variation between the fast bits and the more laid-back parts.Your arpeggios and broken chords are admirable.
heidiv 2010-10-19 20:56:10 Wonderful! This piece isn't easy to play, but you pull it off with finesse. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
ab-ster 2010-10-19 20:51:52 Thanks all for your comments.

Gerg, interesting picture about a wolf chasing a rabbit. When I was learning this piece, I told my daughter that this piece reminds me of Disneyland. There's a roller coaster ride where I get slower climbing the track, and gets faster and louder going down. There's a train ride to see lots of cool places, there's a haunted mansion where I play scary chromatic scales. And in the end, there's fireworks.
Chardonnay 2010-10-19 09:54:23 I didn't hear any klunkers either! Amazing! I had never heard this waltz before.
LisztAddict 2010-10-19 08:08:22 Very good, ab-ster!!!
Elene 2010-10-19 04:12:18 Wow!
CMohr 2010-10-18 12:51:56 Awesome! Excellently played! (Didn't notice any klunkers). A joy to listen to.
gerg 2010-10-18 12:09:54 I'd always pictured a chase - a wolf chasing a rabbit, with the rabbit finding a temporary reprieve in a hiding place - but with the hungry predator eventually getting the kill.

You pulled it off well! Yes, this is a rather tricky piece and one of the more enigmatic of his waltzes.
Inlanding 2010-10-18 11:04:07 Clearly, you've given this piece a great deal of thought. It requires great dexterity and velocity and your interpretation demonstrates this skill and how much you enjoyed playing it. Excellent, excellent. Bravo!
Strings&Wood 2010-10-18 09:25:04 ab-ster
A beautiful performance and a nice recording. It was a pleasure to listen- thank you!
Mistaya 2010-10-17 22:45:02 Beautiful! Enjoyed this waltz very much - and it was great to see the video - you made handling those many notes so cleanly look easy. Nice piano.
AnotherSchmoe 2010-10-17 13:17:36 I think I already commented on your YouTube video for this piece, but I really enjoyed hearing it again. Beautiful piece and stellar performance! I'm still really impressed by you and others on here. Thanks for sharing.