Can you beat Kelticus?

Like what you're hearing? Tell others about it - and do your part to bring these treasures to a larger audience.

Friends & Sponsors

AudioJungle Royalty-free Audio
Angela Lear

Carey - Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in E flat Major, 3rd mov. 7: Message Board

Carey's Comments

Post your comments on Carey's performance!

Your name/nickname:

What is one plus zero (numerical, 1)?


Name Date Comment
Carey 2010-12-23 16:49:12 Wouter79 - The scraping noise you heard was indeed my right foot thumping the pedal - which was due primarily to my inexperience with solo performance at the time. Thankfully, I eventually cured myself of that annoying behavior !!
wouter79 2010-12-22 05:57:09 Playing. Very nice, very clean performance. The middle part is really great, which kind of bleaks the start and end parts ;-)

piano. Sounds fine. I hear some scraping noises in the middle part, not sure what it is, like the pedal is hitting something sometimes.

Recording. Balanced, no clipping. Quite some noise, but not too disturbing. I miss the of bass in the darker middle part
ChrisKeys 2010-12-19 19:54:19 Once again, excellent performance. It's an interesting interpretation. It's more "aggressive" than I had anticipated. I always think of this movement as more graceful, and the trio section as disturbed and murmuring. But the aggression in the trio section was exciting, so I'll have to reconsider my approach!
liszt85 2010-12-19 00:02:04 I have hope then. I'm exactly mid 20. ;) People like you are an inspiration. Thanks again for posting your recordings!
Carey 2010-12-18 23:31:19 Thanks for the nice comment !! To answer your question, I was a late bloomer. I did a lot of accompanying, but didn't play well enough to major in piano as an undergraduate, and didn't really start studying piano seriously until my mid-20s. This recording was from my Masters recital - which actually was the second solo recital I had played in my life. Because I lacked experience, live performance - by memory - was a real challenge for me. I taught piano in a small college for four years, and gave a couple of additional solo recitals before I decided to throw in the towel and pursue a career as an arts administrator - which worked out well. Now that I'm retired I'm able to play for my own enjoyment and I'm having a great time learning new repertoire. Listening to the many many talented folks on this e-cital has been an inspiration!
liszt85 2010-12-18 18:20:38 I'm glad I have the honor of posting the first comment on this one! Gorgeously played!! Excellent phrasing. I wish I could play like you! Are you a professional musician? Did you get a piano performance degree? (I don't really care because I know people with degrees who can't play half as good as you ;)). Thanks for sharing your music!