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46 thoughts on “Zdenek Fibich: Poem

  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    To find this wonderful music here surprised me very much, because the first time I listened to" poem "was on an old tape cassette.A friend of mine,a Bolivian tenor(!)living in Italy, recorded  in a very high key this music sang with Spanish words!

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    I learned to play a simplified version of this piece when learning how to play the piano many years ago. It remains a favorite…haunting beautiful music, played so nicely here….thank you.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Very professional, high level performance. I play my own arrangement, a totally different approach. Check it out.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    This piece, played here very beautifully in its original form, is No.14 of Part IV of Op. 41, titled "Nalady, Dojmy, A Upominky" (Moods, Impressions,and Souvenirs or Images,Impressions, and Reminiscences) by Zdenek or Zdenko Fibich. (It's tough being Czech. You get mispronounced, mistranslated, or just plain missed.) There are 376 of these pieces, published in four opera during the i890's. All (yes, all) of them are now available at imslp.org and may be downloaded for free. I seriously believe that they represent the most woefully neglected treasure trove in all the piano repertoire. The melody was also used in his tone poem, "At Twilight." All other versions, and the title "Poem(e)", are the work of publishers and arrangers.
    Please go to imslp.org and sample some of them. They range from romantic to dance like to elegiac to quirky to melancholy–something to suit every mood. Most are of only easy to moderate difficulty. Try not to overdose. ;<) (If you play them in order you will have heard 138 by the time you get to this one.)
    Hot Off the Presses Edit: I just listened again with the score in front of me, and he plays every single note as in the original version, except that he adds a final soft low D-flat at the end which is not in the score at imslp.org I doubt he'll be sent to hell for that.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    This is lovely, and the pianist is marvelous! How can I obtain the sheet music?

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Beautiful! Where do I purchase a copy in Canada? Who is the publisher? Thank you for your wonderful presentation.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    I just sightread this piece and I could tell beneath my hammering and clawing it was gorgeous. Love listening to these pieces after I butcher them in my own way.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    This is so beautiful. You have a magic touch. Listen to my version, it is quite different. Type my name and the title of the piece at the top. 

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Many years ago as a young girl, I found Poem by Fibich in a collection of piano music I was playing.  The music had words set to the beautiful  tune…and it starts out:  "Day light dies…..  It also included a line about Lights from the ranches…and the final line was "Dusk on the Prairie"… If have lost that copy of music with the words though I still have the piano arrangement. The haunting melody and the description of the prairie in the words set to the music always bring me back to my childhood on the beautiful desert of the Pecos Valley in New Mexico….If you know the words to this little "Dusk on the Prairie"…I would love for you to share them with me….

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Thumbs up if Khorkina's Floor routine took you here.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    The first time I heard this, I was driving home from work late at night when it came on the local classical radio station. I found it so stunningly beautiful, I had to pull off to the side of the road and the tears came. This was before the internet so I waited until the DJ said the name of the composer or piece. And barely was able to figure out after some research later the following day that it must have been Fibich. But the composition? Couldn't make out what the DJ said at all. So I just ordered a bunch of Fibich CDs until I found it. Along the way I found some other gems like the 2nd movement of his Symphony #2. But the orchestral version of this piece of music right here is proof of God.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Is this version in a different key ? Because the version I'm playing is written in b flat major

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    nádherné… a že čech to skladal tak hrdosť česku…teda českoslovenku..

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    this is one of my favorite pieces to play, though he plays a little variation with chords. My version is in the book "59 piano solos you like to play"…it has 59 solos from 39 composers…a great book to get. (about intermediate level…but many of the songs are not simplified…trust me )

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    @fieryphoenixchick
    You can get nost of sheets in Imslp.com website

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    @fieryphoenixchick
    You can get nost of sheets in Imslp.com website

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    God!It`s impossible to buy complete series of Fibich`s Mood,Impressions and Reminiscences………….

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    @musicalidea Actually, the first few bars have some unexpected melodic turns away from the underlying harmony on the downbeats…so the melody is not actually that simple.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Though they have almost nothing in common stylistically, I'm reminded of the way Holst was able to harmonize a simple melody with such elegance. There are so many mediocre ways to voice a chord, to "correctly" structure the voice-leading in a tonal composition – the melody is simple, but it's in the shifts of register, the subtle inclusion of a second as an accented leading tone, the doubling choices, the choice of 2nd over 1st position, that give a piece like this its timeless quintessence.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    @fieryphoenixchick
    At trumph.se, to the left – "Köp nedladdningsbar musik"
    39 SEK – about 4 EUR

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  • August 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    @lizaponyi I don't know which version of the song you play, but it was pretty easy to me because you hear the melody clearly anytime. Well, I guess by now you're better? 🙂

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