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ChrisKeys - Beethoven Sonata No. 22 in F Major, 1st mov. 54: Message Board

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ChrisKeys 2010-12-22 11:00:22 Thanks, Andy. I'm humbled by your comments (and the others', too), and it motivates me to continue making recordings.
Andy Platt 2010-12-21 11:51:36 Both of these movements were played wonderfully. It is another example of where I forgot I was listening to an E-cital and not a CD recording by a professional pianist. Well done!
ChrisKeys 2010-12-19 17:15:56 CB, Thanks for taking time to write such detailed, thoughtful comments. I'm moved to hear that you were so touched, especially by the ending of this movement. I tried very much to make the ending tender, and I'm glad that you heard it. Many thanks!
Cinnamonbear 2010-12-19 10:51:18 Wow, Chris, this is GREAT! This mov. gives me the impression of a Concerto, with choir! The opening measures are so very choral, and then it kicks into a section that sounds quite orchestral starting with the staccato octave stuff. Then, when it gets back to the "Tempo I" part, it's like it's the pianist's turn to solo. The end "Tempo I" section sound like the orchestra comes back in for the finale, which is quite sensitively rendered, btw. This is a very exciting, rich and full rendition, and I experienced some deep emotional stirrings several times in the piece, but especially at the end it was, well, actually, a sob. No joke. I had to pull myself together a little bit and then listen to it again with the score in hand to write these comments... Wow.
ChrisKeys 2010-12-16 21:28:51 Thanks, Carey. Years ago, I never really cared for this sonata when I would read through it. But since I committed earlier this year to work it up for the e-cital, it's grown on me a lot. I played it about 3 weeks ago for one of the piano groups I belong to, and many folks enjoyed it tremendously. It's challenging, but it's great fun. I only wish the recordings I submitted here were as good as I've played it at other times. But then, we all feel like that. :-)
Carey 2010-12-16 11:54:27 Enjoyed your performance of the 1st movement, Chris. Excellent attention to detail !!