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Nope. It does not work for anybody except Robert (but he owns the site :wink: ).

I have really tried to understand why but I blame Chris as he installed this "style" of the forum. :o

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Nope. It does not work for anybody except Robert (but he owns the site :wink: ).

I have really tried to understand why but I blame Chris as he installed this "style" of the forum. :o




...and the civil war begins :o


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The Vienna "serious" pianists can sit in their miniaturistic worlds and be serious to their graves but if the wide audience don't give a damn, it adds nothing. They just do what thousands of pianists have already done before them. In Sweden we have a saying which translated is "The club for joint admiration". This is the classic elitistic view on classical music which brings it to its grave.

From this point of view Gulda and Horowitz agree completely. I don´t know if Horowitz intended to bring classical music to a wider public, but if so, his motives are similar to Guldas. And because of this both of them have been criticised. What Gulda means when talking about seriousness, is his view of being serious to the music, meaning not to distort the music just to reach a wider public (his motto was:"Play each tone as if your life was at stake"). And I think this is what bothered him with Horowitz.


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I have really tried to understand why but I blame Chris as he installed this "style" of the forum. :o

Hehe nice try Stahlbrand :wink:
But I believe it was already broken when we had the Raid skin. At least I briefly switched back (some of you may have noticed) and saw the same behaviour.

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robert wrote:
techneut wrote:
Nope. It does not work for anybody except Robert (but he owns the site :wink: ).

I have really tried to understand why but I blame Chris as he installed this "style" of the forum. :o




...and the civil war begins :o



When quoting someone put their words in italics, it does the job.


I will be back to fight for Horowitz... :twisted: 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:52 am 
dw, i dont really like horowitz much..i mean, there's so many that worst them him but i have a feeling that its all pretty much show...i have his recording of scriabin's patetico etude in d# minor and there's heaps of mistakes :lol: not that i dont make mistakes and things but..hmmmm interesting...maybe it's live but i'm not sure il have to check :? i guess it probably wouldn't have been obvious to anyone else except for someone like me who has played it


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not a musician!!!!!?? Mate wothcu talkin bout.. he don make the faces dat lang lang makes and others so he aint dat much of a showman he just got the skill too play so damn soft!

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If you want somebody who can play soft you need to hear at recordings of pletnev. That's te soft player. I admire him.

But sultanov in my opinion will be the best for always.

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lol i don know all these random pianists

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http://recitals.alexeisultanov.ru

all his recordings for free
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listen to his etude 25/12 of chopin. It is in the map of cliburn competition

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Random pianists?!

For your information (perhaps you already know), Alexi Sultanov was among the most talented pianists in modern time but passed away in 2005, only 35 years old. You should not only go to his recordings and download these but please also take the time (the guy is worth it) to read his biography at: http://www.alexeisultanov.com/index.html

A bit off topic, I know ;).

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Thanks Robert

Do you know why alexei wasn't so famous?
It irritates me that my musicteacher doens't know the name sultanov.

He didn't know richter :shock: that was a shock for me!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:19 pm 
I belive that your music teacher should spend some time studing great pianists of the twentieth century. It's a friendly advice.

I listened to some Sultanov's performances, mostly Chopin's, and I find it very very good, although sometimes he might sound "feelingless". But what makes them special are improvisations, and some of them are really excellent.


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in the warsaw 1995 map there is the tchaikovsky 1 piano concerto. That's so extremely fast it was shocking me :shock: :shock:

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What I don't understand is why people all admire and admire Horowitz, while they say Lang Lang is just crap.

Their playing definately have something in common. A Dutch newspaper said that Lang Lang's performance in the Concertgebouw let him think of the young Horowitz. Both are virtuoso's, with extreme technique and not afraid to show them. Both are wonderful showmen.

The difference lies in the age I think. If Lang Lang ever chooses to play in a more mature way, he will play in a style somewhat similar to Horowitz I think.

I won't go into further details, because probably many people won't agree with me :P.

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