Andre Watts

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Postby rachmaninoff » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:22 am

haha ja

its a ossia but nobody plays it because it should be to difficult
music is enough for lifetime but lifetime isn't enough for music 'rachmaninoff'

while composing I've got always an picture in my head 'beethoven'

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Postby juufa72 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:02 am

New for your viewing/listening pleasure:

Mr. Rogers is perhaps the nicest man of the modern era :D
Madam, what makes you think that I play with my hands?

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Postby pianolady » Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:07 pm

I love Mr. Rogers. Never appreciated him until my own kids started watching him. He had many famous musicians on his shows.
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:43 pm

I saw Watts perform Rach II in Manchester in 2001, it was an excellent performance with not one wrong note (I know every single one - believe me!). The funny thing was, that at certain times in the piece he would stamp his foot in difficult passages when not pedalling, it wasn't really distracting but added a sort of intensity to the performance, as his soles made a loud clicking sound on the wooden floor.
At the final short cadenza in the 3rd movement before the final recapulation of the main theme, he stamped his foot so loud and grunted as he hit those A and G octaves - almost like a cry of success that he had pulled it off without making a mistake, and then *WACK* onto the C with the rest of the orchestra! It was phenonemal!

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Postby Terez » Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:07 am

Listen to the 34:30....who could that be? Who could learn a concerto in 3 days?

Liszt sight-read the Grieg Concerto. I think Grieg said he played the Cadenza too fast. :shock:

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