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Post by SaulChanukah » Mon May 17, 2010 10:31 pm

I dedicate my performance of this Chopin Valse Op. 64, No.2 In C sharp Minor for all the members of this site. (even with those I had disagreements with :wink: )

Hope you all enjoy it.

Regards,

Saul

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Post by MarkC » Mon May 17, 2010 11:07 pm

Good job!
One of my favorite pieces........It's one of those things that works for any occasion, literally.
It's a great opener for a concert. It's a great encore. And it's an encore that you can play after anything -- you can play it after a rollicking Liszt rhapsody, or after most solemn works that are hard acts to follow with anything.

BTW......y'all can hear me play it in person this Sunday at the Thalia/Symphony Space in New York. :)

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Post by Chalkperson » Mon May 17, 2010 11:13 pm

That's really great, Saul...not only that, but, CMG gets a dedication on You Tube... :D
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Post by Lance » Mon May 17, 2010 11:19 pm

Can you please give specifics on the recital, MarkC, time where to get tickets, etc. Maybe my daughter will stop by to catch the recital. Good luck with it. I hope you have a good piano!
MarkC wrote:Good job!
One of my favorite pieces........It's one of those things that works for any occasion, literally.
It's a great opener for a concert. It's a great encore. And it's an encore that you can play after anything -- you can play it after a rollicking Liszt rhapsody, or after most solemn works that are hard acts to follow with anything.

BTW......y'all can hear me play it in person this Sunday at the Thalia/Symphony Space in New York. :)
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Post by NancyElla » Mon May 17, 2010 11:22 pm

SaulChanukah wrote:I dedicate my performance of this Chopin Valse Op. 64, No.2 In C sharp Minor for all the members of this site. (even with those I had disagreements with :wink: )

Hope you all enjoy it.

Regards,

Saul

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Well, Saul, I enjoyed it! Except that it makes me wish desperately that I could play piano! And if I only associated with people who had never disagreed with me, I'd spend the rest of my life in a little room all alone. Sometimes it is good to focus on the things we do agree on--like the beauty and importance of music.
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Post by Prometheus » Mon May 17, 2010 11:29 pm

Great job, Saul! :D

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Post by SaulChanukah » Mon May 17, 2010 11:49 pm

MarkC wrote:Good job!
One of my favorite pieces........It's one of those things that works for any occasion, literally.
It's a great opener for a concert. It's a great encore. And it's an encore that you can play after anything -- you can play it after a rollicking Liszt rhapsody, or after most solemn works that are hard acts to follow with anything.

BTW......y'all can hear me play it in person this Sunday at the Thalia/Symphony Space in New York. :)
Mark,

The poetry that Chopin had hidden in this work is marvelous and inspiring. It is one of my favorite piano solos as well. I'm glad you enjoyed the piece, Mark.

If you could provide us with some details about your upcoming concert, it would be great. I'll try to make it if my schedule permits it.

I would also like to know what other works you will be playing there...

Chalkie,

Glad you liked it! LOL at the Youtube thing... :lol:

Nancy,

I'm glad you enjoyed this performance!

I really believe that its never late to begin learning the piano. My next door neighbor, is about 70 year old man, and he was inspired to begin learning the piano after listening to me play.
So if you love music, and want to do this, you can begin.

Good Luck!

Cheers,

Prometheus,

Thank you Very Much for your kind words!

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Post by MarkC » Mon May 17, 2010 11:52 pm

Lance wrote:Can you please give specifics on the recital, MarkC, time where to get tickets, etc. Maybe my daughter will stop by to catch the recital. Good luck with it. I hope you have a good piano!
Thanks for noticing (I sort of "hid" it a little) :mrgreen: and for asking.
(And thanks to you also, Saul.)

It's going to be part of a showing of the documentary about the Van Cliburn amateur piano competition, which is titled (cleverly, I think) They Came to Play. After the film, there will be a Q & A in which I'll be participating (in fact, it looks like I may be hosting/emcee'ing the event), as well as brief live performances by me and another contestant from the event, Henri Delbeau, who is a good friend (and who's better than me). :)
Probably we will each just play one short piece, so this waltz would be my only thing.

BTW.....I'm not featured very much in the film since I didn't get past the 1st round in the competition. I feel fortunate to be in it as much as I am, and to be included this way in these events. (Henri made the finals and is in the film a lot.)

We'll be doing it on each of the next 2 Sundays (May 23 & 30) at the Thalia/Symphony Space on Broadway & 96th St.

Link: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6303 ... me-to-play

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Post by Ken » Tue May 18, 2010 1:08 am

Great performance, Saul! I feel honoured. :oops:
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Post by SaulChanukah » Tue May 18, 2010 8:35 am

Ken wrote:Great performance, Saul! I feel honoured. :oops:
Thank you lol :D

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue May 18, 2010 10:46 am

I really love this image from the Website...did she win... :wink:
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Post by Marc » Tue May 18, 2010 10:56 am

SaulChanukah wrote:I dedicate my performance of this Chopin Valse Op. 64, No.2 In C sharp Minor for all the members of this site. (even with those I had disagreements with :wink:)

Hope you all enjoy it.
Nice gesture & an enjoyable performance!
MarkC wrote:Good job!
One of my favorite pieces........It's one of those things that works for any occasion, literally.
Indeed. And it can also include and serve various moods.

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Post by maestrob » Tue May 18, 2010 11:11 am

Good job, Saul, thank you!

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Post by MarkC » Tue May 18, 2010 11:15 am

Chalkperson wrote:I really love this image from the Website...did she win... :wink:
Really want me to give it away? [smiley suppressed]

no..........made the semi-finals but not the finals

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Post by Fergus » Tue May 18, 2010 3:21 pm

Very nice Saul :D

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Post by SaulChanukah » Tue May 18, 2010 5:59 pm

Thank you Maestrob , Mark and Fergus!

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Post by NancyElla » Tue May 18, 2010 7:34 pm

Nancy,

I'm glad you enjoyed this performance!

I really believe that its never late to begin learning the piano. My next door neighbor, is about 70 year old man, and he was inspired to begin learning the piano after listening to me play.
So if you love music, and want to do this, you can begin.
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Saul, it is a great temptation. A couple of things stop me, at least for now. The time that I can find, I am choosing to devote to trying to improve my ability on the instrument I (sort of) play, which is clarinet, and to develop some skill on the "related instruments" that I own, which are basset horn and bass clarinet. I find it is hard to come up with enough time to make progress on those, and the thought of adding another is overwhelming. The other reason is that I have become accustomed to the very good to excellent piano playing of my friends, and I would be agonized by my limitations for at least the first 10 years of piano study--or forever! But perhaps when I'm 70 and retired, I'll give it a shot! :D
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:04 pm

That was a very thoughtful thing of you to do for us, Saul. Thanks.

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Post by SaulChanukah » Thu May 20, 2010 8:44 pm

NancyElla wrote:Nancy,

I'm glad you enjoyed this performance!

I really believe that its never late to begin learning the piano. My next door neighbor, is about 70 year old man, and he was inspired to begin learning the piano after listening to me play.
So if you love music, and want to do this, you can begin.
Saul, it is a great temptation. A couple of things stop me, at least for now. The time that I can find, I am choosing to devote to trying to improve my ability on the instrument I (sort of) play, which is clarinet, and to develop some skill on the "related instruments" that I own, which are basset horn and bass clarinet. I find it is hard to come up with enough time to make progress on those, and the thought of adding another is overwhelming. The other reason is that I have become accustomed to the very good to excellent piano playing of my friends, and I would be agonized by my limitations for at least the first 10 years of piano study--or forever! But perhaps when I'm 70 and retired, I'll give it a shot! :D[/quote]

I hear you Nancy, good luck with whatever you do!

And Jbuck, Thank You!

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Post by Donaldopato » Thu May 20, 2010 10:18 pm

Wonderful Saul, THANK YOU!

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Post by SaulChanukah » Fri May 21, 2010 7:16 am

Donaldopato wrote:Wonderful Saul, THANK YOU!

Don
You're Welcome and Thanks!

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Post by karlhenning » Fri May 21, 2010 8:36 am

MarkC wrote:BTW......y'all can hear me play it in person this Sunday at the Thalia/Symphony Space in New York. :)
Sweet!

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Post by MarkC » Fri May 21, 2010 11:13 am

Thank you, Karl!
BTW.....looks like I won't much be "hosting" the event -- sort of co-hosting with two others -- but the rest is as described.

I'd hate to have people come because they're expecting me to be Bert Parks or something like that, and be disappointed. :mrgreen:

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