Share your Regondi, I share mine (and watch me roast myself)!
Regondi was born in 1822, exactly 200 years ago!
I remembered that 10 years ago I played a concert in my Bavarian hometown and recorded one of my very first YouTube videos! I have set it to unlisted, but looking back at how I played ten years ago, it's not too bad, right?
I decided to upload a commented version of my video and I invite you to comment as well. And don't be shy, I think I am the harshest critic when it comes to my own playing!
I did have some serious blunders, but my suit and bow tie more than make up for it
Do you have a Regondi-Piece that you are currently playing?
Here are some links to his wonderful music in case you want to dip your toes in there. Hannah's Challenge is also a great opportunity to dive into some of his pieces:
Yes, you are your own harshest critic, most certainly. This music seems like it’s not written for mere mortals, yet you actually got your hands around it. I’d sell my soul to the devil to be able to play like that.
I have never played any Regondi. Couldn’t he have written a piece or two that isn’t at the virtuoso level? I just looked through all the pieces of his you linked, and being a mere human, I think I’ll have to skip him.
Martin, you are leading by example! My guess is that we are all our own harshest critics. The good news is, we are made aware of improvement in technique and critical listening by reviewing our old recordings.
As a first time listener to the performance, and this being my first encounter with the piece, I was listening to the music and enjoyed the performance.
Regondi is relatively new to me as well and I've been working on Etude 1 and can't decide whether or not to play that first chord as an arpeggio. These are pieces that challenge us technically and challenge our endurance for sure!
This is such a treat! You may be criticizing your own playing, but be assured we are all in awe. At least I am. What a bravura piece this is. I’m sure your audience then was also impressed, and if you are now judging yourself s9 easily, well, just practice the piece again …. Admit you were doing a great job ten years ago….