Welcome to homeofficepianist, a website embracing the unique opportunities of this moment in time to explore alternative forms of creative communication. In sharing the result of his daily practice sessions with you, the homeofficepianist invites you into the everyday rhythms of his musical journey
Utilising the time at home afforded by the current restrictions, the homeofficepianist is embarking on an expansive exploration of the musical universe, with each journey catalogued in a collection of periodic recordings.
Initially, these recordings were made as a tool to self-monitor practice progression. However, these humble recordings capture something of the feeling of performance, and therefore the homeofficepianist began to share them with friends and colleagues. The positivity of this experience has inspired him to create this platform to welcome you into this musical exchange, joining him on a mystical and enlightening path.
new versions of previously released works
Préludes Opus 28
no.2 a minor Lento
no.4 e minor Largo
no.6 b minor Lento assai
no.7 A Major Andantino
no.13 F sharp Major Lento
no.15 D flat Major Sostenuto
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonate Opus 35 b flat minor
freely after the arrangement of Percy Grainger.....After a dream
Aperes un rêve
Puccini arranges Puccini
Tosca "Recondita armonia"
These pieces were arranged by Giacomo Puccini himself.
They reveal the greatness of his genius.
He uses the piano in an ideal way and did not just produce a mere reduction of the opera score.
Not many notes, just the important ones. Sometimes he does not follow the original song line,
in order to make it more fit for the piano and this other form of music.
I can see his sincerity and seriousness and for that he has found a place in my heart.
It is, of course, not possible to transfer the dramatic atmosphere and power of the real opera performance onto the piano.
For me as a performer, it is difficult to find the right balance between the attempted imitation of the opera voice
and the necessities of the piano.
But anyway I consider these pieces as little jewels
transcriptions of opera arias
Dear listener.... besides recording new pieces, I take time to revise and improve the past performances.
Especially for these Bach pieces i need time to understand and improve.
So if I may ask you, to please also listen to older recordings from time to time.....maybe you will hear the changes!
today for example the Sarabande simple from the Suite a moll (ursprünglich Lautensuite)
and the Allemande from the second Französische Suite of J.S.Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach