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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:24 am 
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Location: Obamanation, unfortunately...
I think everyone should listen to Kemal Gekić 's recording of Liszt's Soirées musicales (S424/R236) and Ouverture de l'opéra "Guillaume Tell" (S552/R237)

[Available at Naxos]


Impressive. almost damn scary during the bombastic parts.


edit: here is a video of him playing the "la danza" (Tarantella) from the Soirees musicales.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCLenZleekw

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 Post subject: Re: heyyyyy favourite pianists
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:08 pm 
>..who are ur favourite pianists and why...

Hello to all. I'm new in this wonderful site and I'll send my recordings in the next days.
How many names? Living and not?
Ok, 10 names of all times:
Sofronitzki, Benedetti Michelangeli, Friedman, Horowitz, Richter, Sokolov, Pogorelich,
Francois, Pletnev, Rachmaninov.
But one cry to exclude Cortot, Berman, Feinberg, Gilels and many others.
But the first name (the pianist with a few recordings I would pay a billion to hear more
and see) : Scriabin, with the piano in fire and flying.
Why? I have an idea, but it's too long now (I must prepare the sending of my interpretations,
of course a mile over those names . Need emoticons?).
I think the reason is a kind of empathy of these pianists and my personal research of
musical simbolism. The illusion (of mine) to understand where they go, which ideas or psychic images enlights their pianism. All them do not think at the fidelity (dog,s affair) to the text
(apart Richter who thaught so) but research and in their personal,
comunicative way, find the myth which includes the music score and pre-exists
before and through the music score.

Bye all,
Sandro.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 5:34 pm 
Actually, my first favorite was Scott Joplin.
He's still fun to play, but now I'm getting into some Chopin stuff.

I'm kind of young, so if I can get some of the stuff I'm learning, I'll be so proud of myself.
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Evan Everwood wrote:
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Go crazy.

You don't have to tell us that. We're pretty crazy already :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 6:01 pm 
techneut wrote:
Evan Everwood wrote:
This is my signature.
Go crazy.

You don't have to tell us that. We're pretty crazy already :wink:

I though so.

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techneut wrote:
We're pretty crazy already :wink:


Speak for yourself :)

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Martha Argerich playing Polonaise Op. 53 on YouTube

Is she always so sloppy? Not that she was extremely sloppy, but it seems very sloppy for someone who is considered to be one of the greatest pianists of our time.

And is she talking to herself, or what?

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That's an old tape. But first things first: Those shoes - yuck! I hope she's got better fashion sense now.

Second: Yeah, she made a couple slips, but I don't mind that when I see/hear the pros play and they make mistakes. It makes me feel much better. :wink: And at least she's not singing along. I hate that.
Overall, I think her technique was great. Did you hear how fast her left hand octaves were? Too bad you can't see her hands at that spot. I'm glad you posted this link. I don't have time to search You tube for anything, but I like when people direct me to something interesting.

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Like I said, it's not that it was actually bad - just a few more slips than I would expect from such a pro. My recording of that Polonaise is Ashkenazy (granted, studio), and he plays the octaves just as fast.

And how do you know she's not singing along? Actually, I was trying to figure out if she was counting...

And I totally agree about the shoes. Yuk! :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:34 pm 
My friend Zac, he can play some crazy stuff.
He's 14 years old.
A year older than me.

I kinda look up to him.
He gives me a bunch of sheet music.
Which is how I got into Cohpin stuff.

But the day I surpass him will be a great day to be alive.


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