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Between these two I personally prefer the guy in the first one, he has to me a more consistent and quicker pace, whereas the lady in the second video strikes some notes quite harshly and has more distance between the notes.

This is not the type of music I listen to be quite some degree, but I was interested enough to give it and the two pianists a listen and I quite enjoyed it and noticing the differences/interpretations of the piece.

This music reminds me of a piece in a drama movie when a part of a puzzle or disclosure full or partial is made to the audience and the score assists in contemplating the revelation and level of significance , but with a melancholy somber tone.

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*Headphones I used to listen to each video: ULTRASONE DJ Signature Pro*
Edited by cb3723 - 6/25/14 at 3:10pm
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"Time" sounds like a stretched out "You're not alone" by Olive, only with more avant-garde funky feel, if that makes any sense?

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Beautiful vocals over a big bass cello and strings smily_headphones1.gif

Edited by cb3723 - 6/25/14 at 4:05pm
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Between these two I personally prefer the guy in the first one, he has to me a more consistent and quicker pace, whereas the lady in the second video strikes some notes quite harshly and has more distance between the notes.

This is not the type of music I listen to be quite some degree, but I was interested enough to give it and the two pianists a listen and I quite enjoyed it and noticing the differences/interpretations of the piece.

This music reminds me of a piece in a drama movie when a part of a puzzle or disclosure full or partial is made to the audience and the score assists in contemplating the revelation and level of significance , but with a melancholy somber tone.

Glad to have listened, thanks for sharing smily_headphones1.gif

*Headphones I used to listen to each video: ULTRASONE DJ Signature Pro*

Glad to hear you enjoyed it. The pacing between the notes is free for the player to decide. The pianist is encouraged to speed up and slow down their playing according to how what they hear makes them feel. A musical term for this is rubato. The written score does not dictate how close or far away each note should be played from one another, only the notes that should be played and even then variations are encouraged. It is an interesting piece because you can play it a bit differently every time according to your mood and how the music makes you feel as you go.

 

As you said the woman in the last video does play a few notes a bit harshly and overall I would prefer if the music sounded a bit softer. As far as overall tempo goes, I like the latter video better although as I've stated I would prefer is she played the piece slightly faster. I like her way of spacing the group of notes in each bar, but the length of time she leaves between bars is a bit too long for my preference. The way Haskell Small – the man in the earlier video – plays the song is gentler in his touch but I'd prefer an even gentler take on the music. His phrasing however is less to my liking. I guess the way I imagine the piece sounding is somewhere between the two, but also still a little bit different take on the music. The piece is surprisingly challenging despite requiring low apparent technical skill, and demands good taste from the pianist. I looked around YouTube a bit more and there are some godawful videos of people playing this work there. If you approach it just as a pretty tune that's simply notes on paper, it will turn out sounding really bad.

 

I also just watched a video that's on YouTube of the composer talking about the piece. He talks about concentrating on every sound like it was a blade of grass that is as important as a flower. I've included it below for those who are interested.

 

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Glad to hear you enjoyed it. The pacing between the notes is free for the player to decide. The pianist is encouraged to speed up and slow down their playing according to how what they hear makes them feel. A musical term for this is rubato. The written score does not dictate how close or far away each note should be played from one another, only the notes that should be played and even then variations are encouraged. It is an interesting piece because you can play it a bit differently every time according to your mood and how the music makes you feel as you go.

As you said the woman in the last video does play a few notes a bit harshly and overall I would prefer if the music sounded a bit softer. As far as overall tempo goes, I like the latter video better although as I've stated I would prefer is she played the piece slightly faster. I like her way of spacing the group of notes in each bar, but the length of time she leaves between bars is a bit too long for my preference. The way Haskell Small – the man in the earlier video – plays the song is gentler in his touch but I'd prefer an even gentler take on the music. His phrasing however is less to my liking. I guess the way I imagine the piece sounding is somewhere between the two, but also still a little bit different take on the music. The piece is surprisingly challenging despite requiring low apparent technical skill, and demands good taste from the pianist. I looked around YouTube a bit more and there are some godawful videos of people playing this work there. If you approach it just as a pretty tune that's simply notes on paper, it will turn out sounding really bad.

I also just watched a video that's on YouTube of the composer talking about the piece. He talks about concentrating on every sound like it was a blade of grass that is as important as a flower. I've included it below for those who are interested.




That's really interesting to learn of individuality of expression being encouraged to respective pianists, I guess this is where technical ability and emotional ability to transfer feeling into a piece separates the able from the celebrated where length of note decay timing etc come naturally rather than monotonic function?

The composer in the video you highlighted seems like a tortured soul, never satisfied - is this guy typical of this genre?

Do you have a link for a bad example of the same piece on prior post?

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Edited by cb3723 - 6/25/14 at 5:52pm
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Russian Circles - Empros

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w/Shure SRH1540 & Kenwood KA-8006 (Vintage amp, 1974, 70WPC) = Audiophile heaven :o2smile:

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Red House Painters - Void

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Cracker - Kerosene Hat (1993)

 

But really, anything Cracker or Camper Van Beethoven, because it's a wild run since the early 90s... Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven are always at the top!

 

Camper Van Beethoven have two new albums in the past couple years that are just brilliant! :D

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Camper Van Beethoven - El Camino Real (2014)


Edited by StratocasterMan - 6/26/14 at 12:57am
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No cartoon characters. Just American rock 'n roll.

 

Grab it and rock it! :D

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