Week THREE: Share your love! (Watch Party is next week!)

Hello and welcome to the WEEK THREE Main Thread for this challenge! 馃ぉ

 


Alright everyone - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.     

Make sure you've read the rules before replying (<- click)

 

Twice a week between February 6 - 13 I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!     

 

Here is this week's assignment!

 

Because the WATCH PARTY is next week, February 14th at 11am PT let's do the following this week!

 

1. OVERALL GOAL: Record your piece!

 

2. OPTIONAL: say a few words about why you choose your piece, and what you love so much about it BEFORE or AFTER you play! (Before is nice, because then we can listen with a guided imagination through your words!) You can submit two videos (one of your words and one of the music) I will then put them together into ONE video.

 

3. OPTIONAL: Record your piece at least TWICE! Why? Because we want you to submit your favorite recording, and tell us why you choose the one that you did. Was it because of technical reasons? Musical ones? It is important to practice evaluating your work through words!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite
    • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
    • Juan_Carlos
    • 7 mths ago
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    Happy to participate in this community of piano lovers! Here is my final video.

    In this first movement Beethoven writes a poetic fantasy able to unit his most delicate emotions with his usual tragic nobility. Very glad to share it with all of you.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 7 mths ago
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      Andrea Buckland Sindre Skarelven Hazel Michelle R Darrell Jenkins Natalie Peh Vidhya Bashyam Ching Lee Goh Thank you so much, thanks for your kind words. The best community of piano lovers in the world!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite bravo - you really brought that sonata to life! Well done!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite This has long been one of my very favorite pieces, but one which I will never have the skill to play. (Ars longa, vita brevis鈥) You play it so beautifully 鈥 listening to your recording tonight has felt like a gift! Thank you!

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      • Michael
      • Art Historian, Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Former Harpsichordist
      • MichaelP
      • 7 mths ago
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      Juan Carlos Olite you鈥檝e really mastered this. I love your touch and how you relish the improvisitory character of the piece.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 7 mths ago
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      Derek McConville Thank you very much, Derek!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 7 mths ago
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      Libby Craig Thank you so much for your kind words, Libby!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 7 mths ago
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      Michael Thank you, Michael. By the way, how are you? Have you recovered?

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      • Michael
      • Art Historian, Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Former Harpsichordist
      • MichaelP
      • 7 mths ago
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      Juan Carlos Olite thanks for asking after me. Yesterday I thought I鈥檇 ignore obvious symptoms and play through my selection just once to see if I could record something to submit, but鈥攝ap!鈥擨 realized that was a bad idea. I think I鈥檒l just continue to treat and not tempt fate for at least a couple more weeks.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 7 mths ago
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      Michael Sorry to hear this. Yes, better be prudent, Michael.

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    • Brett Miller
    • Software Developer - Pilates Teacher - Aspiring Pianist
    • Brett_Miller
    • 7 mths ago
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    Ok, this is my performance recording....no edits even! https://youtu.be/IszanpzE35s

     

    Beethoven wrote the piece for a woman he loved, and when played well is full of tender longing......and that touches me - that is one reason I love it.

     

    The other is that it is the first 'hard' piece that I have been able to make something of.  ;-)  By studying this piece I now see even more how much you have to know the music, really KNOW it.

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    • Brett Miller well done, Brett!

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    • Brett Miller Sounds great, Brett! 

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      • Hazel
      • Hazel
      • 7 mths ago
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      Brett Miller Really like this. Great playing!

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      • Michelle R
      • Michelle_Russell
      • 7 mths ago
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      Brett Miller Sounds really good, Brett! It was very enjoyable to listen to.

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    • Brett Miller sounds nice, Brett!

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    • Brett Miller Great job!

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    • Brett Miller well played!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 7 mths ago
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      Brett Miller Great job, Brett!

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      • Alice Lin
      • Alice_Lin
      • 7 mths ago
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      Brett Miller I think you really captured the essence of the piece.  I enjoyed it!

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    • Brett Miller Nice work Brett!

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  • What I love about this piece? Bach鈥檚 music always manages to lift me up into another state of mind, where beauty and clarity fill the hearts of mankind, where solutions are possible and prayers get heard.

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      • Hazel
      • Hazel
      • 7 mths ago
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      Andrea Buckland Lovely Bach playing.

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    • Andrea Buckland Bravo, Andrea! A very touching and beautiful performance! You bring out every line very delicately. 

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    • Andrea Buckland beautiful! love how a phrase gracefully melts into another!

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    • Andrea Buckland Beautiful Andrea! You are a Bach specialist! As I said before, just love the opening trills and your sensitive playing! 鉂わ笍

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