Week 3: The final dance of the Soirees!

I am so impressed by the hard work, and determination that you all have for this piece! Extremely admirable work from everyone, and THANK YOU for sharing your videos with all of us! This is the final week of the challenge so keep it up! A watch party will be happening next week :)

 

If you need some help with the piece, check out a livestream that goes INDEPTH with this piece! 

 

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/live/player/liszt-schubert-community-challenge-indepth

 


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 August 30th - September 6th I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!    


Download the music:

Download a CLEAN Copy of the score

Liszt's: Soirees De Vienne No.6

 

Download a score with section numbers for managing your practice!

Liszt's: Soirees De Vienne No.6


Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):    

  • Section you worked on:
  • One thing you found easy:
  • One thing you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!

Sample daily update:    

  • Section you worked on: No. 1
  • One thing you found easy: Learning the notes, and rhythms were rather straight-forward, and not challenging!
  • One thing you found difficult: Playing the trills/ornaments in an elegant way was what challenged me the most.

Feel free to make these updates as short or long as you wish!

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    • Matt
    • Matt
    • 1 yr ago
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    This was a great experience--to learn something in a group and to watch everyone else working on the same piece! 

     

    I found the triplet sections difficult, particularly to make sure they sound well articulated. Also, memorization is always a challenge. I did manage to memorize the whole thing, and even though self-recording is new to me, I managed to figure out how to make a recording and I'm super happy with it, even with finger slips and memory slips and apparently a YouTube copyright claim? (Anyone know what to do about that??)  

     

    Oh, also... the first thing I did when Dominic announced this piece was to listen to recordings of it. I found the recording done by Horowitz just captivated me. He adds his own little cadenza at the end, so I wanted to play the same kind of cadenza at the end of my version. 

     

    https://youtu.be/TyPxPs0fzq8

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    •   Matt Wow , I’m so glad you got your audio issues fixed , your interpretation was definitely worth waiting for and I liked your artistic touch at the end . Bravo

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    • Matt Well done, Matt! Great recording :) It was so awesome that you did the Horowitz ending, that was very cool! 

      I also had a YT copyright claim for the first two videos I made. You can just protest the claim, that's what I did. I guess they do an automatic analysis of the video, and "think" we're using some other material. When you protest, they will have to have real people to look at it who obviously see we're not using any other material. 

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      • Matt
      • Matt
      • 1 yr ago
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      Sindre Skarelven   I did protest it. Thank you for the advice!

      (In my protest form, I was tempted to write something like "There is no recording of this piece that makes these same mistakes, so this is clearly an original work. Fix your algorithm!") 

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    • Matt Yes, hahaha!  

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    • Matt great job! Love that you added the ending also.

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    • Matt Excellent, Matt!👍👍

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    • Matt Sounds great! Love that you added your on flair, and Horowitz's little cadenza at the end. Good on you for choosing what you like! Wonderful performance, congratulations!

       

      Thanks for sharing :)

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    • Gail Starr
    • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
    • Gail_Starr
    • 1 yr ago
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    I loved your performance!

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    • RoxyHart
    • RoxyHart
    • 1 yr ago
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    I am a day late! No need to include me, I just wanted to make sure that I submitted

     

    • Section you worked on: Sections 1-3
    • One thing you found easy: The Chord Shapes, I haven't done much with large chords before and being able to jump around and grab huge chords with ease was really satisfying.
    • One thing you found difficult: Is it too ridiculous to say everything? I struggled a lot with the second section, rhythm (especially at the end of the first section), also switching from such a serious dance to the section 2.

    I usually do not play such difficult pieces (or loud pieces) but I wanted to give it a go. Excuse the multitude of mistakes! 

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
      • 1 yr ago
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      RoxyHart Awesome job!  This is one tough piece and I can tell you worked really hard on it.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 1 yr ago
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      RoxyHart Good job! There are a lot of octaves! Really tough piece as Gail says!

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    •   RoxyHart Better late than never and glad you decided to tackle a harder piece . I think those chords are pretty hard anyway . Bravo and hope to hear you in the next forum .

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    • RoxyHart Thanks SO MUCH for joining! I appreciate the hard work that you have put in!!!

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  • I really enjoy doing these challenges! It’s very motivating and fun to be part of the community. I got about 2/3 finished with this piece, then the last week I got extremely busy. I plan to continue working on this until it is finished to have in my repertoire. Love the whimsical triplet section! I appreciate the great videos and pacing of the challenge by Dominic Cheli. 

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    • Susan Thanks for joining Susan! Yes, just because the challenge "ends" doesn't mean that it is over! You can always post your progress videos on this thread, and we all will see it and encourage you on!

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    • Dominic Cheli thank you! I will plan to do that. :)

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  • Hi all! Unfortunately i started practicing this super great tune way too late. Here's my one and only take of sections 1-3 with lots and lots of mistakes. However, it's all about participating. Right?😉 

     

    https://youtu.be/mt1h3l_UMg0

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
      • 1 yr ago
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      Jarkko Janhunen Great job!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 1 yr ago
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      Jarkko Janhunen Very good job, Jarkko! 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Many thanks, Juan Carlos!

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    • Jarkko Janhunen Well even though it was late I still enjoyed listening . Thanks 

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    • Jarkko Janhunen Thanks for sharing! This is already some great work on the piece, I love your enthusiasm and obvious musical instincts in your playing!

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    • Dominic Cheli Many thanks, Dominic. It's a great tune, lots of interesting passages and phrases to learn and hopefully master.👍

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