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A delightful piece, quite melancholy and almost haunting in places, with a hint of a cadenza in the middle reminiscent of the first subject in Grieg’s piano concerto (movt 1). I also think the nocturne hints at some of the despair of the slow section in the final movement of the concerto.

Anyway, you can hear me playing the nocturne in the video below:

Enjoy!

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A delightful, energetic dance, full of Hungarian flavour.  Apparently, Brahms collected, rather than composed, Hungarian military themes, then orchestrated them in a binary or ternary structure.  I’m also looking at Brahms 4th and 5th dances.

Below is a video of me playing a piano version of Hungarian Dance no 2 – thanks to the wonders of modern technology, smartphones, and apps such as Titanium Recorder.

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Brahms Hungarian Dance no 1 for Piano: http://youtu.be/cGMVB3MQBsA 

I am the soloist.

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Hi all,

My new website is now live and viewers can listen to piano tracks direct from the site.

Thanks (or cheers, as we say in England).

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Here is the complete sonata, with me as soloist. 

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Social media has changed our lives a lot.

So has blogging and Content Management Systems, opening up countless opportunities, often free of charge.

As a classically trained musician, I’m particularly interested in sharing my piano playing over the internet and beyond.  Using a good quality phone and recording app, I’ve made several videos recently, including the one below – Schubert’s 3rd impromptu op 90, no 3.

Enjoy.

 

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Chopin Prelude in C Minor op 28, no 20: http://youtu.be/lXqOIAWY_7g

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