[quote="Setrak"]Schumann, Kreisleriana Op.16,Recorded Live 1981 Setrak setrakian Piano
Recently I prepared and purposed to my friends a "Kreisleriana compilation"
whith the same extracts played by 16 pianists, without telling their names.
My friend (and I too) liked more : Pletnev, Kissin, Margulis, Sokolov, Horowitz (I recording),
then Sofronitzki (preferred by me, as usual in all he plays), Hofmann, Kempff, Cortot, Argerich, Anda then the others (Pollini, Grimaud, Perahia, Perlemuter ).
I don't know if your interpretation win in this contest, but I'm sure it will be classified
among the first 4-5. And it is a live recording, as not all the others.
Your style, to make a comparison, is near to the richness in phrasing and microdinamics
details of Pletnev and Margulis (another pianist extraodinary IMHO), with a conception
very poetic but a little more "concrete", less oniric than these ones . More a point
of wiew from the high than a dispersion IN the story(not a fault or a value,
only an impression).
The robustness of technique in the colour's variety is very near to Sokolov's one, as the general
In my modest opinion, nearly at the same amazing level of your Beethoven, while the
3rd Chopin's Scherzo seems to me only excellent.