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#22170 - 03/17/09 11:38 PM Graduate recital announcement
Draculesti Offline
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Greetings, everyone. The end is nigh, my graduate degree is nearly complete. I would like to formally announce that my graduate degree recital will be held on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 8:00 PM in Peabody Conservatory's Goodwin Hall in Baltimore. I would also like to extend a personal invitation to those of you in the Baltimore/Metro DC area (I wouldn't ask those of you who live out of the area, as it's just a graduate recital and it's only for one hour. However, you're more than welcome to attend if you wish); the recital is free and open to the public, and feel free to come up and say "hey!" at the end. The program should read "Robert Michael Adkins." The program will consist of the following repetoire:

Fernando Sor (1778-1839) - Fantaisie Elegiaque, Op. 59
I. Introduction/Fantasy
II. Marche Funebre

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Lute Suite No. 2 in A minor,
BWV 997
Prelude
Sarabande
Gigue

Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) - El Decameron Negro
I. La arpa del guerrero
II. La huida de los amantes por
el valle de los ecos
III. La Ballada de la doncella enamorada

Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1941) - Vals, Op. 8, No. 3

Roland Dyens (b. 1955) - Tango en skai

Hope to see some of you there!

Cheers!

Mike
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#22174 - 03/18/09 01:18 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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Cool, Congratulations.

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#22186 - 03/18/09 04:59 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Morgan]
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I wish I lived in that area...I'd be interested in hearing everything on the program. It's a bit much for me to travel almost a thousand miles, though...can you get a video of it? I was serious when I said I'd like to hear(/see) it...
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#22196 - 03/18/09 05:37 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: ceruleansteel]
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Congrats! Enjoy the recital. Good to you for all the hard work and completing this major life task.


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#22210 - 03/18/09 07:04 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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That's fantastic Mike! I hope there will be someone there to get it on video. Please post it if you can, so those of us who live too far away to attend can cheer you on (even if it's a few days after the fact ;\)).
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#22214 - 03/18/09 08:54 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Nemesis]
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Thanks, everybody! I'm sure somebody there will be taping it. I am, however, looking into getting a digital camcorder of my own so that I know I'll get it captured. Any good (but economic, say ca. $200-300 range) camera recommendations? I don't know much about them as I've never owned one.
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#22218 - 03/18/09 12:20 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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I don't own a digital camera. But I am in the area. If you can get a digital camera, I might be able to attend and film it. Though I may not be in the area at that time either. I would attend, but we really don't know what the future holds. Keep in touch, we can see where we stand as the day gets closer.
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#22219 - 03/18/09 12:35 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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Any good (but economic, say ca. $200-300 range) camera recommendations? I don't know much about them as I've never owned one.

Don't know much about camera quality, but I'm sure you can find a little digital one for a cheap price who can film and take pictures. If you want to have quality; try something from nikon or canon.

I have a sony of 7.2 megapixel W-series DSC-W35.
Not very professional material but used with some skill or a tripod you can have very nice pictures and recordings. I've made quite some nice movies and pictures with it. I can provide several pictures or movies I made with it if you want to. And if you are going to buy the same type I'll have to say that when filming it adjusts itself on the movements of the "objects". So sometimes it might become a bit blurry..
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#22243 - 03/19/09 03:38 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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KODAK Easyshare.

Takes awesome pictures, great quality videos, and standard SD cards. And it's under 200.

I have a 7.2 MP that still works like the day I bought it. A 2 gig SD will give me about 45 minutes of footage or over 1400 pictures. I have had other digital cameras in the past, but I really like the Easyshare best of all. Don't buy it at walmart, though. You don't get all the features and you'll only save, like, 15 dollars.

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#22247 - 03/19/09 06:52 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: ceruleansteel]
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My little Casio rocks, and mine is only the 7MP version. The new one is 10MP....if you have a Sam's Club card, they're even cheaper:

http://exilim.casio.com/products_exz29.shtml
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#23765 - 04/24/09 02:27 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Nemesis]
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Tonight's the big night! Wish me luck!

I bought my camera, so it will be filmed (barring any technical difficulties or incompetence in using the damned thing ;\) ). I will post the video later.
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#23766 - 04/24/09 03:08 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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Best of luck to you Drac.

I dare you to throw in a couple of bars of Smoke on the Water at the end of your recital.
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#23767 - 04/24/09 04:24 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Jake999]
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Yeah good luck Drac, and I second that dare.
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#23770 - 04/24/09 08:15 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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You're no doubt in the midst of it as I post this, but good luck anyway!
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#23774 - 04/25/09 12:37 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Nemesis]
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Hope the best for you and 'good luck!'
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#23785 - 04/25/09 01:00 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: blsk]
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Thanks to everybody! It went well, and I am glad to say that I got it on film (of course, my head is a little cut off, but I got the most important stuff anyway ;\) ) I hope to have video posted within the next week or so.

P.S. A note about "Smoke on the Water": "improvisations" such as that in a degree recital probably wouldn't go over well with my teacher ;\) My grade is dependent on the recital, after all. It would have been funny as hell, though ;\)


Edited by Draculesti (04/25/09 01:03 PM)
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#23924 - 04/30/09 06:34 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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you went to peabody? leon fleischer is a personal hero of mine.
congrats on your graduation! do you play lute and guitar?

this sounds like a really interesting program. i would have liked to hear you play. sor wrote some good music for soprano and guitar.
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#23976 - 05/01/09 09:36 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: miriam]
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Correction: I still go to Peabody. I am finishing up my Master's this year.

I have met Mr. Fleischer once in passing. He is a bit of a recluse, rarely leaving his studio, except to come downstairs to eat lunch in the cafeteria. I attribute this to several factors: 1) His advancing years; it seems hard for him to get around, so staying in one place is probably easier; 2) The piano program at Peabody is HUGE; there are probably more pianists than any other instrumentalists. Mr. Fleischer, without doubt, probably gets only the best students (which means probably the fewest, but even so, it is still quite a large number), and so he is probably far too busy to leave his studio.

It is a shame, but in all the time I have been there, I have not checked out any of his recordings. I am going to rectify that as soon as possible, because I know he was a brilliant pianist, before he injured himself.

I wish I was playing lute. I would rather play Baroque lute, but I would be required to lose the nails of my right hand (they do not really sound good on the Baroque lute) which would mean giving up guitar, and I am not quite ready to do that. Hell, I can transcribe most of the Baroque lute rep for guitar anyway; it will be hard to play, but it is not necessarily any easier on the lute. I could have had the option of playing Renaissance lute; the repertoire is interesting (though I find Baroque rep far more interesting), but I was also afraid that I would not have the extra time. I am spread pretty thin as it is.

In the very near future, I am going to buy a Baroque 13-course lute anyway, and I will start trying to play it. With my nails, I might add.

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this sounds like a really interesting program. i would have liked to hear you play.


You may yet get your chance. Not only will I be uploading the video to the site once I get it edited, but with due diligence and hard work, you may find me on the concert stages of the world someday. Keep a lookout!

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sor wrote some good music for soprano and guitar.


Sor, like many composers, wrote some great music (period) and some not-so-great. The piece I played is probably one of my favorites of his. Many of the Classical-era guitarist/composers like Sor and Giuliani composed not only for guitar, but for many other instruments and ensembles. Sor even composed a ballet. Who would have thought, huh?
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#24008 - 05/02/09 05:13 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Draculesti]
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what is a 13-course lute? if it's anything like a 13-course supper, count me in!
just kidding.

my father played a little classical guitar before he lost one of his fingers, and i know nails were always really important to him.

my all time favorite recording of fleischer is the brahms piano concerto no. 2. he's really young on the record, 19 or 20 maybe.
i heard him play a left-handed concert when i was a teenager. ravel, bach. of all the great pianists i've seen- nakamatsu, van cliburn, argerich, and ashkenazy- fleischer's playing touched me more than any other.

i can't wait to see your video!
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#24091 - 05/03/09 07:50 PM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: blsk]
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Good luck with your recital. I remember doing solo piano recitals a while back, there so much fun and they offer great opportunities for the use of some Lesser Magic. Don't worry about performance anxiety, if you know your instrument and have mastered the pieces you will be playing, you should have no problems.

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#24106 - 05/04/09 02:07 AM Re: Graduate recital announcement [Re: Andrew Malchus]
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i don't think he has a lot of problems. he goes to peabody!!!
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