Anyone else got horror stories to share?
Here, "Jorge Luis Prats plays Wagner-Liszt: Liebestod from Tristan Und Isolde
From: VAI DVD 4414 Jorge Luis Prats in Recital at the Miami International Piano Festival
The astonishing Jorge Luis Prats makes his DVD debut in this stunning live concert from the 2007 Miami International Piano Festival."
Suffice it to say, I was stunned.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UQrOIa7coc
Starts promisingly with the first chord being wrong..
Comparative normality returns for a while, with the pianist showing quite nice sonorities, until near the end of the first minute where hitherto unanticipated harmonies arrive, along with sloppy playing and odd tempo fluctuations, a hint of what is to come.
1.52: pianist doesn't just drop a note, he drops a page and a half!
The best is still to come.
2.48 I actually screamed. The climax is an abject disaster in every manner possible, and the end is full of dropped notes and accidental bass reharmonisations.
If I went to a concert by a big-name pianist and they played like that, I would walk out. I read some of the highly favourable youtube comments and am in disbelief. Having got that out my system, I feel a little better now.