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Dean Shank, Mingyang's piano teacher at Rice University, assigned her a task to finish a comparative critical review of four artists' recordings of the Beethoven Op. Mingyang completed the review in eight weeks. Shank's opinion, the review clearly documents Mingyang's truly outstanding maturity and curiosity about today's performers.
Beethoven Tempest Review by Mingyang Yuan First movement For the first player, I think the eighth notes in the beginning are way too fast. In contrast, the triplets on the same page are too slow and the left hand base notes are not brought out enough.
The notes are all brought out very clearly, and it has great phrasing, but the whole piece lacks a bit of the spirit that this tempest needs, especially during the triplet parts.
The softer long notes are played well, however it was a little dull. Overall, I really liked the exact clarity and tone of the piece, but the tempo of some parts bothered me, and I think it needed more spirit. Then, for the rolling chords on the third page, it was also played at a faster tempo than comfortable.
Then, the eighth notes were exactly the same loud, and there was absolutely no crescendo. There was also no accent on this certain part, which would sound better with one. This player, however, does very good triplets and seems to bring out the notes more to express the piece.
The last bit of the second page had too much pedal, which completely dulled the staccato. Some parts had too much pedal, so the clarity was lost.
I think this person has the passion part of the piece, but maybe a little too much? The last part of the third page, left hand, was again too soft and blurred, and the right hand was too loud.
So overall for the fourth player, I think it was the exact opposite as the third player. The soft bits of the piece were played beautifully and expressively, but the louder parts, especially the triplets, were not handled the right way, and the pedal was down too much.
However, I thought the ending was beautiful. So, just listening to the first movement, if I had to choose a player who I enjoyed the most, I have to say the third player.
I know I had picked out a lot, and really, the entire piece was too loud, but I felt that this player had more passion than the others, and the clarity was amazing. I especially enjoyed the fast triplets part, which I personally think is the highlight of the piece.
Second movement I really enjoyed the beginning of the first player. It had a nice dynamic contrast between the chords and the top notes.
Also, the clarity of the turns was played very well. The crescendos on the first page were amazing and very thought out. The mood of the second page third line was great, the player immediately transferred smoothly from the happier part to a slightly more mysterious part. I also loved the left hand notes toward the bottom of the second page and top of the third.
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