As to Portia's opinion, I don't know if she's "better" than Hayley. These are two unique artists, both exploring and improving their gifts all the time. It's a little premature to make comparisons and hardly necessary. Saara is the most humble person going and would be mortified that anyone would measure her against one of her favorite performers.
Post by stevemacdonald on Apr 29, 2006 6:39:30 GMT
Here's another little video of Saara at the piano, this time banging out a Debussy prelude. Remember, she's only 14 at the time so it's not exactly Horowitz, but it is a nice glimpse into the intense commitment one young person made to music early on in her life:
When I get back to Holland after my stay in Australia, I'll have a look at the problem of the videos. That will be in about a week's time. I know that WMV, despite being a native Windows format, can hide a format that's not compatible with all windows versions.
Hmmm, I have recreated the two WMVs, in the hope that Richard now can view them - I changed the mono track into a "stereo" and I doubled the frame rate to 30 fps. The resulting files are of course larger than the original ones - but at any rate, on my computer the sound is "better" - in the original videos, the speakers of my computer were crackling, now they are not ...
wow.. what did I find here oh..where did you find that choir song..hehe! I was only 15 years when I sang that solo, It's terrible, fortunately I've improved! I'm having an important piano exam tomorrow, so I'm going to practise now. I have some interesting pianoclips of me in a minidisc, I try to find some time to put them to my computer and available to you to hear them.
My piano exam went very well, all the judges gave me best points!! So, I'm so super happy! I recorded my exam, so now you all can go and listen to it. I was so nervous, I thought all the time that I'd forget something, because I had to play without the sheetmusic. So, of course there are some mistakes and not so good parts, but in general it went very well! I hope you like it! I played Mozart's Sonate in A major.. it's a sweet song..and long! Bach's predule and fuga in B major.. very nice, I like them a lot! Tempo is very fast, so it was quite difficult techniqually. Tauno Marttinen's "Kimalluksia". Tauno Marttinen is a still-living Finnish composer (male)..this song is very cool, and very modern as you can hear! My teacher said I played it very well in the exam.. please tell me what you think And finally Grieg's Wedding day at Troldhaugen! It's a romantic and virtuous song, I love it! It's so beautiful!
I've listened to excerpts from all four of your exam pieces, and I couldn't hear any sign of nerves. They all sound very professional to me. My favourite at the moment is the Mozart, and I'll listen to all four clips in full later this week when I should have more time to spare. I'll also bring a better pair of headphones along to the Internet Café.