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- Persichetti Fifth Piano Sonata, Mv 1 37: Message Board

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Vincent Persichetti is not, relatively speaking, particularly "unsung" -- he was a well-known teacher and articulate proponent of 20th Century compositional techniques -- but, like virtually every American composer, his piano music is not much played. I personally find his "Sonatas" 5 - 7, written in the early '50's, much more like Sonatinas in feel. In this case, I elected to record each Movement separately -- I didn't trust myself to get through the entire Sonata in one "take".

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Hakki 2011-10-28 16:27:27 This is really good !
Thanks for sharing.
emanuel ravelli 2011-10-25 22:00:40 What a handful! Martha better look out. If this is what you can do on little or no practice, I'd love to hear something you've had time to work on. Please send more.
Damon 2011-10-25 03:12:18 As I thought too, Carey. (good that Jason's screen name starts with "a")
Jason 2011-10-24 23:52:44 Thanks for the comments. No, this was not recorded on a DP, just a very dodgy acoustic upright. I originally shied away from posting this, but when I sent Damon the link, he basically said 'go for it', so I let him upload the file. The playing is -admittedly- unkempt, but it is at least up to speed.
LisztAddict 2011-10-24 16:16:43 Finally I get to hear you play. Pretty darn good finger work for someone not practicing! Did you record this on a DP?
Carey 2011-10-24 15:17:04 Jason - This is one heck of a way to kick off the e-cital !!! Wonderful playing. Really glad you made the effort to record this etude even though you aren't practicing on a regular basis right now. You obviously haven't lost your touch !!!!!