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 Post subject: Valentina Lisitsa
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:58 am 
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I love this woman! Here she is playing Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. Incidentally, she made a DVD of the Chopin Etudes Opus 10 and 25, I solved many technical problems by watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBS-W4sU ... ed&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDmnk0Kx ... ed&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAHEdD30 ... ed&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23dDDdfd ... ed&search=

Lang Lang, eat your heart out!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:37 am 
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Here's a sampler of her DVD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNpmeuX3 ... ed&search=

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have you seen the movie of her playing 5th pianoconcerto of beethoven? the second part its soo fast.

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Yes, it's stunning! I like her style.

BTW, isn't she a dead ringer for American actor, Gwyneth Paltrow?


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Yes, it's stunning! I like her style.


I don't like how she playes beethoven second movement. The second pianoconcerto of rachmaninoff she was to fast with the big chords around minute 6/7

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Valentina is my idol and favourite pianist, if anyone doubt her talent they ought to watch her DVD's. She's so freaking amazing, perfect arpeggi and scales, jumps she handles like no one else.

- and she is very pretty.


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 Post subject: Valentina L
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:04 pm 
Yes, I have been watching her for some time now. she is one of my favorites. So underated. check out this vid of her playing Rach etude in a minor...truly unreal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAb2nI2hVqk


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Stunning, freaking amazing, truly unreal, yes all of these apply.
Reminds me of Horowitz - it's all about keyboard wizardry and self-conscious effects, and not about the music. This will be controversial, so I'd better duck and run :lol:

She's pretty though, I give her that....

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 Post subject: Re: Valentina L
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:51 pm 
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mattgreenecomposer wrote:
Yes, I have been watching her for some time now. she is one of my favorites. So underated. check out this vid of her playing Rach etude in a minor...truly unreal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAb2nI2hVqk



And I thought Cziffra was fast with octave jumps. :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:33 am 
I can't stop listening to Op 39 no 6 - the link just before my post. I have to go lie down and wait for my heart to start beating again


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:34 am 
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That was unbelievable good! Yes a technical miracle indeed but I do not think, contradicting to what Chris says (yes hide away!), she overdoes it. Every note is crystal clear which is more than you can say about Horowitz who sometimes really play a lot wrong notes and hide them in washes of sound. She is the other way around. The played very detached but yes, make a lot use of the dynamics but I doubt that Rach would disagree. Even the inner voices was perfectly audible and she does not do too much rubato. I loved this and must look into a lot more of her incredible playing!!! ...yes pretty too ;).

Does anyone know in which DVD set this movie resides? I want to buy it if the remaining material is of interest. Also, from where do you get a fair price?

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WHAAAT?!?!?!?!?

How does she do that?!

That performance gives me chest pains.

It defies explanation. (or at least any I can can come up with.)

And here's the sheet music. See no6. http://imslp.ca/images/imslp.ca/4/49/Ra ... _Op_39.pdf

I think she goes even faster in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OICSVujrtJU
It's like watching somebody run a three-minute-mile.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:42 am 
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robert wrote:
...yes pretty too ;).

Are you emailing her yet ? :P

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Maybe she will join the Society :shock: :D

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