> Just listened to "Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme" - beautiful playing!
Too much kind.
> Did you look at both?
I've heard it (Busoni). I have not choosen between Busoni and Friedman. Simply, I
like the pianist and I was curious about his transcriptions (and compositions). There is,
also in the severe music of Bach, a shadow of jugendstil (or liberty, i you will), a particular
freshness in writing. Busoni was surely an immense pianist and composer, but I think other
pianists/composers (first Godowski, and Friedman, Grainger, Feinberg, Kempff and others)
made excellent works. For example, the not-virtuosistic Kempff transcriptions are very
plesureable, and it's wonderful music. For an amateur as me, many Busoni (and Godowski,
and Friedman so, for example his Brandemburg concertos) works are off-limits; but
there are also many approachable pages.
The two "Pogordze boys"....... Friedman and Hofmann, born in the same little polish town in
the same period. Curious.
>Oh and btw, I have the same digital piano as you
We must suggest to Robert and Chris to look for Kawai sponsoring...
> I bought it to have something "portable" with me for holidays
but I soon realized it's more heavy than I thought
> and my girlfried hates it as she has to help me carry this 35+ kg monster all the time...
My wife also hate it (but it's because I rarely play with headphones), but all return OK when I begin to speak about a possible new grand-piano. To tell all the story, I have already invaded our home
with a mastodontic couple of spekers, and the grand piano could be too much....