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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:46 am 
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I just realized I'd never posted my recording of the Liszt Sonata from my recital last October, so here it is!

Liszt - Sonata in B minor

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:30 am 
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Hi, I'm downloading it as I speak.
You already earned my respect for playing this great work!


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Hi Gan!

This will be great to listen on my 3 hours ride by train today but I will probably not be able to put them up until later.

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This is a really great recording of this famous and difficult sonata. Pure technically, you handle everything if not perhaps with ease but most natural. A couple of wrong keys here and there but nothing disturbing at all. Musically, you seem to really get yourself into the music and use the phrasing and dynamics to tell the sonata story. One thing that is noticeable is that you play considerable faster in some passages than I am used. If one check the other 2 recordings on the site of this sonata, your version is more than 5 minutes (!!!) faster. I do not say that this is a bad thing, rather exciting ;).

But to summarize, this is extremely good live performance. Congratulations!

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I remember teetering on the brink of having memory lapses about twice during the sonata. I'm glad I managed to recover both times! (This was during the same concert that I played the Bach--Busoni Chaconne, and it was the first time I performed both pieces in their entirety in front of a real audience, as with most of my live recordings so far.) But as far as tempi and other interpretive stuff are concerned, I think I'm mostly happy with the way it turned out.

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Terrific! I enjoyed this very much. I don't think the tempo is unusually fast; if you clock in faster than the competition, I might say it's because you don't linger anywhere along the way, but that works very convincingly for me.


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